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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

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

50. Legally Can We "Let It Go"? (w/ Las Culturistas)

6/26/2018
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It's an ultra meta-musical this week on OFF BOOK with guests Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang of the Las Culturistas [foreverdogproductions.com] podcast. Musical tropes! "Let it Go" in every Broadway show! The Disney corporation! Minions! Showmances! RENT references! And more! With songs like "You Gotta Push Merch", "(Let's Put) 'Let It Go' In The Goddamn Show", and "Is It A Trope?", you won't let go of listening to this new show over and over! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon...

Duration:01:11:23

49. Boom Boom Here Comes Hollywood (w/ Eugene Cordero)

6/19/2018
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Improv and film superstar Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island, The Dumbbells) joins Jess & Zach this week for a musical packed with old time-y movie stars, mom-agers, and Ryan Lochte (?!). With songs like "Party! Pizza Party!", "Boom Boom Hollywood", "A Movie Star & A Legally Blind Man", you'll want to audition for this show in a heartbeat. This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:04:19

48. I Spy My Special Guy Live! from Clusterfest (w/ Chris Redd)

6/12/2018
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Special guest Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live, POPSTAR) joins Zach and Jess live from Clusterfest in San Francisco for a brand-new improvised musical filled with spies, geocaching, Paddington bear and more! With songs like "Stop Using Sex As A Weapon", "Who Is Q-Tip?", "We Got Some Boyz Rollin' Up" you won't want to miss this one. Listen 'til the end for a special talk-back "with the cast and crew"!

Duration:01:06:17

47. The South Will Write Again (w/ Hillary Anne Matthews)

6/5/2018
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Hillary Anne Matthews joins the OFF BOOK crew this week for a new musical packed with literary men like Faulkner and Twain, Harry Potter hats, bushy mustaches, lineage mysteries and more! With songs like "What Do You Want Here Faulkner?", "You Ain't Ready Pa", power ballad "When Will We Have Time?", and a killer rap at the end, you won't stop listening to these (railroad) tracks! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:05:20

46. Princess LiveJournals (w/ Mano Agapion)

5/29/2018
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This week on OFF BOOK, Mano Agapion joins Jess and Zach for a new musical filled with attic-drinking, mushrooms, princesses and LiveJournal entries packed with feelings. With your "Current Music" being songs like "Pounding Vodka In An Attic", "Put it on the Internet" and "It's Fun to be Kidnapped", your "Current Mood" will be: so excited! Plus, a new in-studio surprise instrument? Yes!

Duration:01:06:45

45. Forecast: Puberty Live! At the Dynasty Typewriter (w/ Nicole Byer, John Gemberling)

5/22/2018
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The incredible Nicole Byer (Nailed It!) and John Gemberling (Broad City) join Jess and Zach live at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles for an all new weather, sex-ed, and Lean Cuisine-filled rock musical improvised on the spot! With songs like "Through To Them", "What The Weather Do", and "Beep Beep Goes the Lean Cuisine", you'll finally graduate "Punk Rock Academy" hearing these new jams. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK) and Leesa...

Duration:01:11:44

44. Goatbusters (w/ Carl Tart)

5/15/2018
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The man, the myth, the legend Carl Tart joins Jess and Zach this week for a ghostly new musical with spooky snatchers, ghost-goats, and Tums sandwiches. With songs like "Too Many Ghosts In This Bathroom", "He's Not Gonna Say Nahhhhh!" and "The Sack Is Life" you'll goat crazy over these new tunes!

Duration:01:09:18

43. What's In Grocery Store? (w/ Chris Grace)

5/8/2018
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This week on OFF BOOK, Chris Grace (Superstore) joins Zach and Jess for a grocery store musical filled with former lovers, a paternity test barn, river screaming, and more! With songs like "Is It You?", "Talkin At The Pool", and "Puddle Puddle Puddle", you won't scream at any bodies of water over these new tunes.

Duration:01:08:39