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Off Book: The Improvised Musical

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It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot.

It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot.
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Earwolf

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It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot.

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English


Episodes

70. Alison Becker in The 1st Annual Orlando County Airport Bee

11/13/2018
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The h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s Alison Becker joins Zach and Jess for a new musical packed with spelling, things you're into, clams, and Klevin: The Coolest Kid in School! With songs like "Can You Spell Relax?", "Orlando" and "Can We Be Real Friends?", this episode will definitely take you to 11. Plus, stay til the end for a special "deep cut" song from the musical "Blood Brothers". This episode is brought to you by Hunt A Killer (www.huntakiller.com/offbook) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code:...

Duration:01:16:26

69. Travis McElroy in "Book of Horses"

11/6/2018
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Podcasting king Travis McElroy (MBMBaM, Adventure Zone, Shmanners, Trends Like These, and Run: A Doctor Who Fancast) joins Zach and Jess for an all new, all-horse musical! With songs like "It's Grand To Be A Horse Of The Land", "H-O-R-S-E God" and "Three Little Sea Horses In A Human Suit", you won't say neigh to any of these new tracks. Plus, stay til the end for a fan-suggested "Cereal" rap! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:01:33

68. Monster Kids (w/ Lou Wilson)

10/30/2018
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It's an ultra spooky Halloween OFF BOOOOOK with the hilarious Lou Wilson joining Zach and Jess for sacks on sacks of candy, Pintrest pumpkins, half-monster dads, epic ghost stories and so many more treats! With songs like "Which Stuff is the Witch Stuff", "Wall Street for Candy" and "No Thank You, Too Scary!", you'll be howling at the moon to all of these scary new songs! This episode is brought to you by Home Chef (www.homechef.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:11:37

67. A Meeting with Destiny (w/ Ross Bryant)

10/23/2018
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The one and only Ross Bryant returns to the OFF BOOK stage with Zach and Jess for a wild new musical jam-packed with sneaky booby-trapped letters, lasers, fart lockers, and Phoebe Thunderstein. With songs like "Powerful Woman in a Power Suit", "Straight to the Top / What's In The Box?!" and "Talkin' 'Bout My Best Friend", you'll wish you could be trapped in an elevator with these songs playing on repeat. PS: Send us your #DougChallenge! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon...

Duration:01:16:12

66. Live! from the Curious Comedy Theatre in Portland

10/16/2018
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Jess and Zach are riding solo this week, live from the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, performing the brand new musical "We Object To Fear"! With songs like "Legacy", "Codependent Bullsh*t" and "Looking At Clouds", you will have so many songs to dance to at your winter formal 6 months from now! Plus, stay tuned to til the end for a special audience talk-back! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK), Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: OFFBOOK), and...

Duration:01:13:29

65. Wild By Cheryl Strayed (w/ Jackie Johnson)

10/9/2018
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Actress, writer and Natch Beaut host Jackie Johnson joins Jess and Zach for a wild new musical packed with nature, camping, fancy people in the mountains, chippity-choppity chipmunks, and sex with ghosts! With songs like "We Call It Lamping", "Let's Barter!" and "That's Wild", this new episode will give you winnnngs! This episode is brought to you by Evelyn and Bobbie (www.evelynbobbie.com code: OFFBOOK) and Home Chef (www.homechef.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:11:04

64. Law & Order: Restaurant Unit (w/ Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus)

10/2/2018
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They're hereee! Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, and Lauren Lapkus of Threedom are Jess and Zach's triple guests this week in a new musical packed with soft-serve caves, restaurant police, 68-ing(?) and Zendaya as Meechee. With songs like "...A Tree", "What Are We Saying?" and "Find That Owl!", you won't stop singing along to these t-hooo-nes! This episode is brought to you by Evelyn & Bobbie (www.evelynbobbie.com code: OFFBOOK) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:17:22

63. Limitless Visionless Vision Quest (w/ Lauren Adams)

9/25/2018
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Get ready to get trippy with the amazing Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Jess + Zach in a brand new psychedelic musical swirled with limitless pills, fruit bats, vampires, sentient vines and Brad! With songs "You Can Die Anywhere", "Walk Together, Not Alone" and "Cake Glidin'", you'll definitely have unlimited tunes to sing along to this ep! This episode is brought to you by Evelyn and Bobbie (www.evelynbobbie.com code: OFFBOOK), Audible (www.audible.com/OFFBOOK), and...

Duration:01:03:01

62. Live from Dynasty Typewriter (w/ Taran Killam)

9/18/2018
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The hilarious Taran Killam (Single Parents, Night School, SNL) joins Jess and Zach for "Poetry: 1959" the live new musical packed with paddle boats, Counting Crows, British accents and guitar (!!!). With songs like "I Don't Get It", "Just Float", and "Beans, Kippers and Mash" you won't get these bangers out of your head. Plus, stay til the end for a very special talk-back with the audience! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa...

Duration:01:21:46

61. Do Trust The "D" in Destiny (w/ Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport)

9/11/2018
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Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport aka "The Boys" of Hollywood Handbook join Zach and Jess for a very van der Beek-y musical filled with Joshua Jackson, peak TV, and Eartha Kitt(?!). With songs like "That's What You Know Us From", "Banana King", and "Isn't Life Sweet with James Van Der Beek", you won't be a crying Dawson after listening to this ep.

Duration:01:04:54

60. No One Wants To Hear About Your Dreams (w/ Erin Gibson)

9/4/2018
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The hilarious Erin Gibson (author of the new book Feminasty and host of Throwing Shade!) joins Zach and Jess this week for a dreamy new musical packed with time sensitive eggs, witch twins, and an alligator with a baseball bat. With songs like "You're Dreaming", "Straight Up Witches", and "Baby Boy, Not Yet a Baby Man", you won't want to wake up from this awesome rock musical dream. This episode is brought to you by You Up w/ Nikki Glaser podcast and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:00:49:11

59. Men In Black 4 (w/ Tawny Newsome)

8/28/2018
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The awesome Tawny Newsome is back on stage with Jess + Zach in a new musical with all your favs: The Rock, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Steve Bezos (?!) and more! With songs like "Three Things (You Love Hot Springs)", "Put The Rock In 'Men In Black'", and "Everything's A Simulation", you won't want to leave this OFF BOOK universe. Plus, stay for an all new rap at the end! This episode is brought to you by You Up w/ Nikki Glaser Podcast.

Duration:01:11:03

58. Behind Sondheim (w/ Guy Branum)

8/21/2018
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Comedian, writer, host and new author (!!!) Guy Branum (My Life As A Goddess) joins Zach and Jess on the OFF BOOK stage for a new musical filled with all the dogs, backflips, a florist named Daisy Violet, plus Stephen Sondheim and his wife! With songs like "Happy Days", "Do You Have Worth", and "See Less, Feel More", you'll be "In (Good) Company" with this new show! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:06:21

57. Ono! Trial Separation (w/ Kyle Dunnigan)

8/14/2018
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Kyle Dunnigan (Inside Amy Schumer) is back in the Earwolf studios to join Zach and Jess for a new musical with husbands and wives, World of Warcraft, and of course: bears. With songs like "Little Bit Trish", "Big Ideas" and "Gettin' Up the Stairs", you'll definitely have "Great Taste" if you listen to this ep. more than once.

Duration:01:04:17

56. Live from JFL (w/ Baron Vaughn)

8/7/2018
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Jess and Zach are live with the hilarious Baron Vaughn (Grace & Frankie, Corporate) from the JFL Comedy Festival with a brand new musical packed with fun on the bus, a guy name Brackets and bird friends! With songs like "My Clothes Are Dirty", "Stalk That Guy", and "Stop", you definitely won't stop listening to this ep. This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:00:59:36

55. The Kids Are At Night (w/ Mary Sohn)

7/31/2018
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This week on OFF BOOK, Mary Sohn (AP Bio) joins Zach and Jess for a teen-aged adventure musical filled with crushes, 7-11, horse girls, S&M and more! With songs like "Clean Your Plate", "Not Ready to Be A Big Girl", "Can I Still Like Horses?" and more, you'll be blasting these tunes out of your Lamborghini for sure. Plus, guest pianist Dan Wessels!

Duration:01:06:15

54. Property Yeti Brothers (w/ Jean Villepique)

7/24/2018
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The lovely and talented Jean Villepique (AP Bio, Sharp Objects) hits the stage with Jess and Zach this week for an icy new musical with Buzzfeed listicles, yetis, Hell('s Kitchen) and more. With songs like "PropertyPropertyProperty.com", "Perfect For Kelsey" and "Living Wage", you won't be in hell listening to this new ep! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:02:22

53. Thank God Superstar (w/ Bryan Safi)

7/17/2018
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The insanely hilarious Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade) joins Jess and Zach for the quickest conceived musical to date! If you ever wanted to hear a rock musical about a talent competition reality show, One Direction-esque kid contestants, "Oasis", the Pope, and more, this is the show for you! With songs like "Dear Lord", "When's The Worst Time For Divorce" and "Ghost Coconut", you'll definitely be using one of these tunes for your own singing competition audition! This episode is brought to you...

Duration:01:07:37

52. The Final Off Book (w/ Very Special Guests!)

7/10/2018
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It's OFF BOOK 's one-year anniversary and we have a blow out episode with all your favorite characters old and new! With Scott Aukerman, Paul Scheer, Paul F. Tompkins, Nicole Parker, Zeke Nicholson, John Hartman, Erin Whitehead, Eliza Skinner, Tawny Newsome and Ashley Ward, plus a very special surprise ending for all you Sleepy Babies! Is this OFF BOOK's real final episode?! You'll just have to tune in to find out!

Duration:01:39:44

51. Musical Revolution the Musical (Revolution) w/ Jess & Zach

7/3/2018
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Zach & Jess take the stage solo for the first time on OFF BOOK with king of pianist, pianist of kings Scott Passarella joining behind the mic for a bit! It's a musical revolution packed with talking animals, harpsichords, and Tom Ka soup. With trippy songs like "Soup to the Troops", "Sherbert von Vanilla" and "Stupid Stupid Stupid Motivation", you'll be feeling high off the back of a frog in no time. This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:14:39