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improv4humans with Matt Besser

Earwolf and Matt Besser

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improv4humans with Matt Besser
improv4humans with Matt Besser

improv4humans with Matt Besser

Earwolf and Matt Besser

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Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show Asssscat, Matt has brought his talents to Earwolf with a fully improvised weekly podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon.

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Latest Episodes

Peter Hulne, Tim Meadows

EPete Hulne and Tim Meadows join Matt Besser for a special improv3humans! Pete, Tim and Matt perform an extended set tracing the misadventures of a renowned bartender through high-level mixology class, glory hole bars, a high school reunion, and the aftermath of a terrible fire.

69 MIN5 days ago
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Peter Hulne, Tim Meadows

Rambo's 24 Hour Rule with Kenny Stevenson

EMatt Besser is joined by legendary Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Kenny Stevenson) to answer listener questions about personal hygiene, throat ripping, celebrity crushes, Halloween costume plans, politics, intermittent fasting, and much more. Plus, Matt throws out danger scenarios for Rambo to expertly assess. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

80 MIN1 weeks ago
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Rambo's 24 Hour Rule with Kenny Stevenson

Slaughter Beach, Dog, James Mannion, Mano Agapion

EJake Ewald of Slaughter Beach, Dog joins improvisers Mano Agapion, James Mannion, and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Jake plays tunes that inspire scenes about describing a song without hitting any of the notes, digging up bones in order to be cool, and napping in a dollar bin. Later, they’ll order candy from a restaurant and go on the hunt for the next great acolyte. Check out Slaughter Beach, Dog's new album here. This episode is sponsored by Keeps (www.keeps.com/IMPROV).

91 MIN2 weeks ago
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Slaughter Beach, Dog, James Mannion, Mano Agapion

Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville

EMatt Gourley, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins of Superego join Matt Besser for scenes about the origin of Jingle Bells, the phantom of a high school theater, and manipulating the YouTube algorithms.Plus, they’ll get turned on by hydration, a man steals everything from himself, and a reverend performs a wedding song. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

82 MIN3 weeks ago
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Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville

Brandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, Frank Garcia-Hejl

EBrandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, and Frank Garcia-Hejl join Matt Besser for scenes about visiting an IKEA cafeteria, family holiday traditions, and a grandma catcher. Later, fourth graders show off their questionable Halloween costumes and Paul McCartney performs at a middle school dance. This episode is sponsored by TodayTix (www.todaytix.com/IMPROV).

72 MINSEP 12
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Brandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, Frank Garcia-Hejl

A Dog's Journey Homeward: Ali Ghandour, Dan Lippert, James Mannion, Hillary Matthews, Ryan Rosenberg, Pam Murphy

ESassy the Cat, Chance the Mutt, and Shadow the Collie are living the good life with their boy and his parents in Malibu. But when the boy gets taken to his grandmother’s house in Eagle Rock, the three animals promise to find him and protect him at any cost. Thus begins an inspiring, heartwarming, and sometimes disturbing adventure through Los Angeles you’ll never forget. This is A Dog’s Journey Homeward. Starring Ali Ghandour, Dan Lippert, James Mannion, Hillary Matthews, Ryan Rosenberg, and Pam Murphy. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

61 MINSEP 5
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A Dog's Journey Homeward: Ali Ghandour, Dan Lippert, James Mannion, Hillary Matthews, Ryan Rosenberg, Pam Murphy

The Best of Music Vol. 5

EEnjoy volume 5 of improv4humans with Matt Besser’s best of music scenes, featuring music from Noah Gundersen, Colleen Green, Michael Dean Damron, St. Lenox, Ben Lee, Pedro The Lion, Sarah Shook, The Milk Carton Kids, Murder By Death, and Hop Along. Their music inspires scenes about inappropriate displays of grief, faking an adult epiphany, a homesick space colonistand much more. Be a good humon, and support these musicians by purchasing music off their websites. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

144 MINSEP 4
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The Best of Music Vol. 5

The Best of Music Vol. 4

EWelcome to the improv4humans Best of Music Vol. 4! Listen to incredible musicians The Family Crest, Laura Stevenson, Cory Branan, Worriers, Austin Lucas, San Fermin, The Smith Street Band, and K.Flay play their best songs as inspiration for improvised scenes featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Will Hines, Seth Morris, Drew Spears, Sean Conroy, Eugene Cordero, Jon Gabrus, Brian Huskey, Mary Holland, Joe Wengert, Craig Rowin, Jessica McKenna, Stephanie Allynne, Matt Newell, Mike McLendon, Drew Tarver, Betsy Sodaro, Dan Lippert, and Paul F. Tompkins. This episode is sponsored by The Jim Jeffries Show Podcast and MVMT Watches (www.MVMT.com/IMPROV).

129 MINSEP 4
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The Best of Music Vol. 4

Taylor Ortega, Aman Adumer, Mary Anthony, Josh Brekhus, James Mannion, Edgar Momplaisir, Mia Schauffler

ETaylor Ortega, Aman Adumer, Mary Anthony, Josh Brekhus, James Mannion, Edgar Momplaisir, and Mia Schauffler join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They perform scenes about confronting an uncle over his jorts, a family that demands Volvo loyalty, and purchasing extremely impressive pants. Plus, a basketball coach rails against his most hated player, a pastor features a popular beverage in his sermons, and a shopper gets tattoos in order to score free stuff.

64 MINAUG 29
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Taylor Ortega, Aman Adumer, Mary Anthony, Josh Brekhus, James Mannion, Edgar Momplaisir, Mia Schauffler

Lisa Gilroy, Rachel Van Nes, Allyn Pintal

ELisa Gilroy, Rachel Van Nes, and Allyn Pintal of improv team Bitchin' join Matt Besser for scenes about Paul Simon’s new millennial writing team, being mistaken for a pro soccer player, and a Green Day D.A.R.E. program. Plus, they’ll cut in line at the club, visit a stressful spa, and bring their exotic animals to the liquor store. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV) and NHTSA.

86 MINAUG 22
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Lisa Gilroy, Rachel Van Nes, Allyn Pintal

Latest Episodes

Peter Hulne, Tim Meadows

EPete Hulne and Tim Meadows join Matt Besser for a special improv3humans! Pete, Tim and Matt perform an extended set tracing the misadventures of a renowned bartender through high-level mixology class, glory hole bars, a high school reunion, and the aftermath of a terrible fire.

69 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Peter Hulne, Tim Meadows

Rambo's 24 Hour Rule with Kenny Stevenson

EMatt Besser is joined by legendary Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Kenny Stevenson) to answer listener questions about personal hygiene, throat ripping, celebrity crushes, Halloween costume plans, politics, intermittent fasting, and much more. Plus, Matt throws out danger scenarios for Rambo to expertly assess. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

80 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Rambo's 24 Hour Rule with Kenny Stevenson

Slaughter Beach, Dog, James Mannion, Mano Agapion

EJake Ewald of Slaughter Beach, Dog joins improvisers Mano Agapion, James Mannion, and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Jake plays tunes that inspire scenes about describing a song without hitting any of the notes, digging up bones in order to be cool, and napping in a dollar bin. Later, they’ll order candy from a restaurant and go on the hunt for the next great acolyte. Check out Slaughter Beach, Dog's new album here. This episode is sponsored by Keeps (www.keeps.com/IMPROV).

91 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Slaughter Beach, Dog, James Mannion, Mano Agapion

Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville

EMatt Gourley, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins of Superego join Matt Besser for scenes about the origin of Jingle Bells, the phantom of a high school theater, and manipulating the YouTube algorithms.Plus, they’ll get turned on by hydration, a man steals everything from himself, and a reverend performs a wedding song. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

82 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville

Brandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, Frank Garcia-Hejl

EBrandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, and Frank Garcia-Hejl join Matt Besser for scenes about visiting an IKEA cafeteria, family holiday traditions, and a grandma catcher. Later, fourth graders show off their questionable Halloween costumes and Paul McCartney performs at a middle school dance. This episode is sponsored by TodayTix (www.todaytix.com/IMPROV).

72 MINSEP 12
Comments
Brandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, Frank Garcia-Hejl

A Dog's Journey Homeward: Ali Ghandour, Dan Lippert, James Mannion, Hillary Matthews, Ryan Rosenberg, Pam Murphy

ESassy the Cat, Chance the Mutt, and Shadow the Collie are living the good life with their boy and his parents in Malibu. But when the boy gets taken to his grandmother’s house in Eagle Rock, the three animals promise to find him and protect him at any cost. Thus begins an inspiring, heartwarming, and sometimes disturbing adventure through Los Angeles you’ll never forget. This is A Dog’s Journey Homeward. Starring Ali Ghandour, Dan Lippert, James Mannion, Hillary Matthews, Ryan Rosenberg, and Pam Murphy. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

61 MINSEP 5
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A Dog's Journey Homeward: Ali Ghandour, Dan Lippert, James Mannion, Hillary Matthews, Ryan Rosenberg, Pam Murphy

The Best of Music Vol. 5

EEnjoy volume 5 of improv4humans with Matt Besser’s best of music scenes, featuring music from Noah Gundersen, Colleen Green, Michael Dean Damron, St. Lenox, Ben Lee, Pedro The Lion, Sarah Shook, The Milk Carton Kids, Murder By Death, and Hop Along. Their music inspires scenes about inappropriate displays of grief, faking an adult epiphany, a homesick space colonistand much more. Be a good humon, and support these musicians by purchasing music off their websites. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

144 MINSEP 4
Comments
The Best of Music Vol. 5

The Best of Music Vol. 4

EWelcome to the improv4humans Best of Music Vol. 4! Listen to incredible musicians The Family Crest, Laura Stevenson, Cory Branan, Worriers, Austin Lucas, San Fermin, The Smith Street Band, and K.Flay play their best songs as inspiration for improvised scenes featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Will Hines, Seth Morris, Drew Spears, Sean Conroy, Eugene Cordero, Jon Gabrus, Brian Huskey, Mary Holland, Joe Wengert, Craig Rowin, Jessica McKenna, Stephanie Allynne, Matt Newell, Mike McLendon, Drew Tarver, Betsy Sodaro, Dan Lippert, and Paul F. Tompkins. This episode is sponsored by The Jim Jeffries Show Podcast and MVMT Watches (www.MVMT.com/IMPROV).

129 MINSEP 4
Comments
The Best of Music Vol. 4

Taylor Ortega, Aman Adumer, Mary Anthony, Josh Brekhus, James Mannion, Edgar Momplaisir, Mia Schauffler

ETaylor Ortega, Aman Adumer, Mary Anthony, Josh Brekhus, James Mannion, Edgar Momplaisir, and Mia Schauffler join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They perform scenes about confronting an uncle over his jorts, a family that demands Volvo loyalty, and purchasing extremely impressive pants. Plus, a basketball coach rails against his most hated player, a pastor features a popular beverage in his sermons, and a shopper gets tattoos in order to score free stuff.

64 MINAUG 29
Comments
Taylor Ortega, Aman Adumer, Mary Anthony, Josh Brekhus, James Mannion, Edgar Momplaisir, Mia Schauffler

Lisa Gilroy, Rachel Van Nes, Allyn Pintal

ELisa Gilroy, Rachel Van Nes, and Allyn Pintal of improv team Bitchin' join Matt Besser for scenes about Paul Simon’s new millennial writing team, being mistaken for a pro soccer player, and a Green Day D.A.R.E. program. Plus, they’ll cut in line at the club, visit a stressful spa, and bring their exotic animals to the liquor store. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV) and NHTSA.

86 MINAUG 22
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Lisa Gilroy, Rachel Van Nes, Allyn Pintal