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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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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

40. Arctic March Madness (w/ Alison Rich)

4/17/2018
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Alison Rich (The Goldbergs, Party Over Here) joins Jess and Zach for an arctic musical filled with penguin eggs, fish gifting, narwhals and more! With songs like "Fishkabob", "When In Doubt Float" and "Will I Be A Gewd Dahd?", you'll be tingling for more of these tunes. This episode is sponsored by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:15:02

39. A Balloon in Paris (w/ Gilli Nissim)

4/10/2018
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Oui oui! Gilli Nissim (We're Gross With Gilli Nissim) joins Zach and Jess this week for a Parisian musical filled with red balloons / ballons, Jacques and Claude, a virtual reality Costco, ...and twins! With songs like "North Dualstar", "At The Party City " and "Say Goodbye To Rouge Balloon", you'll have 99 reasons and more to love this show. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands (www.spiceislands.com/offbook) and Acer (www.acer.com code: OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:07:04

38. Monter’s Bubble Ball (w/ John Hartman)

4/3/2018
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Writer, actor and musical improv vet John Hartman (Baby Wants Candy, The Good Place) joins Jess & Zach this week for a wild, underwater, crab-legged techno musical complete with sledding, sea snakes and slow dances. With songs like "Bubble Bauble Ball", "Share Our Legs" and "What Is Six?!", you won't be crabby about any of these tunes. This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:08:14

37. Hungry LOST Survivor Games (w/ Beth Appel)

3/27/2018
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Beth Appel joins Zach and Jess this week in the most ambitious island-related crossover event in history. With songs like "Please Tell Us Why We Are LOST", "An Alliance of Karens" and "Viewing Party", you won't feel deserted listening to these tunes. This episode is brought to you by Acer (www.acer.com code: OFFBOOK), Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com), Spice Islands (www.spiceislands.com/offbook), Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:11:57

36. Shawshank Wedemption (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)

3/20/2018
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Comedy writer, podcast host and "Weird Twitter" icon Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place, Punch Up The Jam) joins Jess and Zach for a musical packed with kid jail, arson, lice checks, and more! With songs like "That's What I'm In For", "Mean Mean Warden" and "I Need A Juice Box", you won't want to escape listening to any of these tunes! This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK), and...

Duration:01:05:59

35. Bring Your Dad to Work Day and the Place That You Work Is A School (w/ David Wain)

3/13/2018
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The amazing David Wain (A Futile and Stupid Gesture [netflix.com], Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) joins Zach and Jess on the OFF BOOK stage for a paternal school-yard musical filled with pudding cups, dodgeball, Marines and dads! With songs like "Bring Your Dad to Work Day", "Dreams in the Stars", and "Gotta Stay Caffeinated, When You're Getting Educated", you'll be trading juice boxes for more of these tunes. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands...

Duration:01:10:00

34. Zigging Through Time (w/ Ross Bryant)

3/6/2018
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Musical improviser and rap champion Ross Bryant joins Zach and Jess this week for a trippy musical with David Bowie raps, cavemen, dinosaurs, aliens, and somehow SO much more. With songs like "Relic of Music", "David Bowie: An Alien For Real" and "Crack Team", your ears won't believe what planet you're on. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK), Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK), and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:12:53

33. Odycheese (w/ Griffin Newman)

2/27/2018
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Griffin Newman (The Tick, Blank Check) returns to the OFF BOOK stage, this time in-studio!, for a new musical about cheese, cheese and more cheese! With songs like "Meet the Captain", "River of Brie" and "We Swissed You", you won't "roux" the day you heard this episode! This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK) and Audible (www.audible.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:06:01

32. Picket Line Pals (w/ The Doughboys: Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger)

2/20/2018
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The Doughboys themselves, Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger, take the Off Book stage with Jess and Zach this week for a brand new musical filled with grocery store rivals, strikes, Pixar vs Dreamworks debates and more! With songs like "At The Local Ralph's", "We've Got To Strike, For Your Right, To Strike", and "Is E.T. CG?", you definitely won't quit on this show! This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com code: OFFBOOK), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK),...

Duration:01:11:27

31. Russian Into Love: Live! From SF Sketchfest (w/ John Michael Higgins, Arden Myrin)

2/13/2018
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Live from SF Sketchfest, it's a brand new romantic Russian musical complete with Borat impressions and special guests John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, Best in Show, Great News) and Arden Myrin (Shameless, MadTV). With songs like "Look Sweet and Walk Low", "Ti-tah from Utah", and "It's Hard Being Michael Kors" you won't be low listening to these sweet tunes! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK) and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com code: OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:28:46

30. Love, Actually Is Really Complicated (w/ Eliza Skinner)

2/6/2018
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Musical improv veteran Eliza Skinner joins Zach and Jess this week for a new meet-cute musical with all the ups and downs of true love, plus a girl named Melissabeth. With songs like "Let's Be Sister Wives", "(Gotta Have) An App That's Passed", and "A House & A Man", you won't feel complicated about loving these tunes. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:17:28

29. Reborn In The Fire: Live at Nerdmelt (w/ Rachel Bloom)

1/30/2018
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The one and only Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) joins Jess and Zach LIVE for a new alternate-universe musical filled with orphans, fireman, Tom Cruise, and the most expensive restaurant in the world: Subway! With songs like "Why Do People Like Sports?", "Underground Bettin'" and "Recipe for Disaster", you'll need a Code Red to cool off from the heat of these songs! Plus, stay til the end for a very special live cast and crew q&a! This episode is brought to you by Modcloth...

Duration:01:10:39

28. All’s Wellford That Ends Willy (w/ Matt Gourley)

1/23/2018
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Podcast king Matt Gourley (I Was There Too) joins Zach and Jess this week for a new musical filled with pickled eggs, libations of the cocktail sort, and crime jobs. With songs like "Tingle Jingle", "Vodka & Whiskey" and "Good Times Are Forever", you'll be tipsy from hearing all these off-the-cuff hits. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: OFFBOOK15).

Duration:01:14:29

27. Make Space For Family (w/ Tawny Newsome)

1/16/2018
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The incredible Tawny Newsome joins Jess and Zach this week for a new musical that is legitimately out of this world. With songs like "It's Gossip In Space", "That Is Dragon Ball Z", and "You're Not A Robot", you'll be moonwalking and singing along to more Pokemon facts than you ever dreamed you would. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/OFFBOOK), and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code:...

Duration:01:08:27

26. X-Moms: Days of Mother’s Moms (w/ Zeke Nicholson)

1/9/2018
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Zeke Nicholson (White Women) joins Zach and Jess this week for a new maternally mutant musical! With songs like "Captain James Pilot", "This Fight Is A Mother", and "What A Stink We Made", you'll be sure to gain all the powers after listening to these completely improvised tunes. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: OFFBOOK15).

Duration:01:16:37

25. Pump the Stakes (w/ Jon Gabrus)

1/2/2018
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Jon Gabrus (Raised by TV) starts the 2018 OFF BOOK musical season off right with an insane new show filled with cops, mozzarella sticks, and even the birds & the bees. With songs like "Pump the Brakes", "Janette Woman" and "Just Say Yes", you won't need to put salt on these songs to add any flavor! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: OFFBOOK15).

Duration:01:06:09

24. Don’t Ghost This Date (w/ Jon Cozart)

12/26/2017
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YouTube sensation Paint aka Jon Cozart joins Zach and Jess this week for a ghostly musical with young love, breadsticks, and "Hot Toppings". With songs like "When Do You Say You're A Ghost?", "Yogurt & Breadsticks" and "Speed Dating", you'll be craving Italian food and more of these tunes!

Duration:01:05:39

23. O Little Town Of Doggywood (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Nicole Parker)

12/19/2017
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Off Book favorites Paul F. Tompkins (Spontaneanation) and Nicole Parker (Wicked, MadTV) are back together for a new holiday musical with a candy-canine twist in the town of Doggywood! With songs like "Puppy Christmas Train", "Throw Me A Bone", and "Best Friends Bearing Bacon", you'll be panting for more of these sweet sounding treats! This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:18:52

22. Mother Take The Wheel (w/ Mary Elizabeth Ellis)

12/12/2017
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Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Santa Clarita Diet) speeds into the OFF BOOK studio to star in the hottest new vehicular musical. With songs like "Ride or Die", "We Are the Ghosters" and "I Like It When You Call Me Papa", you won't be dragging your feet to any of these tunes! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon, Spice Islands, Leesa, and Improv Nation by Sam Wasson.

Duration:01:16:32

21. Murder on the Picturesque Express (w/ Scott Aukerman)

12/5/2017
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The one and only Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Jess and Zach for a locomotive musical murder mystery! Featuring such gruesome, grim, grizzly and great songs like "I'm A Man Of Purpose", "One Free Club A Month", and "Did I Do It?", you'll be wanting your own pair of maracas to play along!

Duration:01:17:16

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