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Rank #24 in Improv category

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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.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

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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.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

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2435 Ratings
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Great podcast

By Mike D ain't 23 - May 02 2020
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Always funny. Love the 420 episodes

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By BrettJones089 - Mar 24 2020
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Out of all the comedy improv this one is my absolute favorite. Subscribe to this podcast NOW

iTunes Ratings

2435 Ratings
Average Ratings
2297
52
36
15
35

Great podcast

By Mike D ain't 23 - May 02 2020
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Always funny. Love the 420 episodes

Subscribe

By BrettJones089 - Mar 24 2020
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Out of all the comedy improv this one is my absolute favorite. Subscribe to this podcast NOW
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improv4humans with 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.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

Rank #1: The Best of i4h Vol. 7

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The Best of i4h Vol. 7 - The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2016. These performances feature James Adomian, Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey, Pam Murphy, Ian Roberts, Sean Clements, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, Nicole Parker, Paul Rust, Andy Daly, Bob Dassie, Mookie Blaiklock, Seth Morris, Horatio Sanz, Shaun Diston, Adam Pally, Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne, and Danielle Schneider. This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/improv) and Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).

Jan 26 2017

2hr 7mins

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Rank #2: The Best of i4h Vol. 6

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The Best of i4h Vol. 6 - Here is what you voted for as the best scenes of 2015, humons. These performances feature Jon Gabrus, Joe Wengert, Will McLaughlin, Chad Carter, Neil Casey, Betsy Sodaro, Colton Dunn, Joe Hartzler, Andy Daly, Sean Conroy, Brett Gelman, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Big Grande, Wild Horses, Chris Gethard, Sebastian Conelli, Shannon O’Neill, Susan Messing, Bob Dassie, John Gemberling, Brian McCann and Charlie Todd.

Mar 17 2016

1hr 35mins

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Rank #3: 420 Special w/ Anthony Atamanuik, Jon Gabrus, Horatio Sanz

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Anthony Atamanuik, Jon Gabrus, and Horatio Sanz join Matt Besser for a special 420 edition of improv4humans! They celebrate with scenes about emotional Vulcans, shutting down a snot show, and an offensive Teddy Ruxpin. Later, a shoe repair store remains open during the pandemic and low battery alerts compete for attention.

Check out Smoke Me Up! here.

Apr 16 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #4: The Best of i4h Vol. 8

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The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2017! These performances feature Andy Daly, Bob Dassie, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne, Mookie Blaiklock, Craig Rowin, Brandon Gardner, Tim Meadows, Shaun Diston, Chad Carter, Horatio Sanz, Rafe Williams, Eric Christensen, Ben Lyons, Melissa Darch, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Jen D’Angelo, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Will Hines, Scott Aukerman, Anthony King, Alex Fernie, Jason Mantzoukas, Sasheer Zamata, Noël Wells, Jon Gabrus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Drew Tarver, Jessica McKenna, Eugene Cordero, Gavin Speiller, and Brian Huskey. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!


This episode is sponsored by The Harold Ramis Film School.

Mar 22 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #5: 141.5 Best of Vol. 5: The Nasty Hits

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Bonus: Best of Vol. 5: The Nasty Hits - All the way from shitting robots to smegma cheese shops and beyond! It's the bonus best of improv4humans with Matt Besser aka the nasty hits featuring Ian Roberts, Lauren Lapkus, Joe Wengert, Tim Meadows, Charlie Sanders, Betsy Sodaro, John Gemberling, Stephanie Allynne, Dan Lippert, Mookie Blaiklock, Dan Klein, Paul Rust, Neil Campbell, Seth Morris, Chris Gethard, Owen Burke, Mary Holland, and Erin Whitehead. Warning: Things will get dirty fast. Make sure to get the UCB Comedy  Improv Manual , Matt Besser’s new comedy album at  mattbesser.com , and Dragoon’s new album at  dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com !

Jul 08 2014

1hr 12mins

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Rank #6: Carl Tart, Andy Daly, Sean Conroy, Sidney Moncrief

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Andy Daly, Sean Conroy, and Carl Tart join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll go behind the scenes of Rocky III, present a Star Wars book report, and discover Mona Lisa’s secret. Plus, an exclusive interview with NBA Hall of Famer Sidney Moncrief inspires scenes about pushing for a new nickname and getting dragged by your heroes.

Apr 02 2020

1hr 17mins

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Rank #7: Zach Woods, Mike Hanford, Mike Mitchell (Re-Release)

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Turn the lights off, relax, and enjoy today’s smooth episode of improv4humans! Allow Zach Woods, Mike Mitchell, and Mike Hanford to entertain you with scenes involving an insect support group, Hollywood squirrels, and murderous sex organs. Be sure to pick up an improv4humans shirt from the Earwolf Store and follow @MattBesser on Twitter to send in your improv suggestions. Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon.
Original airdate: October 18, 2012. 

Mar 18 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Mookie Blaiklock, Paul Rust, Vic Michaelis

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Mookie Blaiklock, Paul Rust, and Vic Michaelis join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll follow the life of a Hot Cross Buns prodigy, attend a bible-weather study, and meet a commercial actor seeking recognition. Plus, pilot season synopses inspire scenes about an unqualified surgeon, a cop’s bad behavior that leads to unexpected success, and a kidney transplant with wild effects.

Mar 05 2020

1hr 31mins

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Rank #9: The Best of i4h Vol. 10

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Please enjoy this compilation of some of the best scenes from 2019! These performances feature Gavin Speiller, Horatio Sanz, John Gemberling, Mary Holland, Neil Campbell, Paul Rust, Eugene Cordero, Colton Dunn, Neil Casey, Katie Dippold, Ian Roberts, Bobby Moynihan, Charlie Sanders, Jon Gabrus, Lauren Lapkus, and Betsy Sodaro. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!

Mar 26 2020

1hr 30mins

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Rank #10: Live from UCB Sunset with The Mowgli's, Sean Conroy, Betsy Sodaro, Jon Gabrus

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The Mowgli's with The New Future: Live from UCB Sunset - Sean Conroy, Betsy Sodaro, Jon Gabrus, and special musical guest The Mowgli's join Matt Besser for a live edition of improv4humans. They champion the rights of water, sustain serious injuries after minor falls, and find out who has it the worst on a subway ride. Plus, The Mowgli's perform some of their favorite songs which inspire scenes about a vague band manager and a drug dealer who peddles love.This episode is sponsored by NatureBox and Blue Apron.

Aug 25 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #11: The Best of Music Vol. 2

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The Best of Music Vol. 2 - Enjoy volume 2 of improv4humans with Matt Besser's best of music scenes, which were voted on by the fans. This episode features music from Ryan Bingham, Allison Weiss, Murder by Death, Waxahatchee, The White Buffalo, The Milk Carton Kids, Dawes, Robbie Fulks, Frank Turner, Dave Hause and Dan Deacon. Their music inspires scenes about regional girlfriends, bottomless bathtubs, a traveling jug band and much more. Be a good humon, and support these musicians by purchasing music off their websites.

May 12 2016

2hr 50mins

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Rank #12: The Best of i4h Vol. 11

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Please enjoy this compilation of some of the best scenes from 2019! These performances feature James Adomian, Horatio Sanz, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Joel Spence, Alex Fernie, Sean Conroy, Dhruv Uday Singh, James Mastraieni, Matt Newell, John Gemberling, Andy Daly, Don Fanelli, Laura Willcox, Will Hines, Lennon Parham, Katie Dippold, and Dan Lippert. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!

Apr 23 2020

1hr 19mins

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Rank #13: San Fermin, Matt Newell, Drew Spears, Mike McLendon

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Musical guest San Fermin joins improvisers Matt Newell, Drew Spears, and Mike McLendon for this week’s improv4humans! San Fermin plays songs off their new album that inspire scenes about using bait on a first date, staging heavy-handed plays about breakups, and a couple of teens sent to prank ISIS. Plus, they go after a puppet crime lord and pause during sex to think about really good peach cobbler.

Oct 05 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #14: Zach Reino, Jessica McKenna

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Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll get post-show notes from Dolly Parton, come up with insulting band names, and cheer on a Hummus Boy. Later, a kids basketball team calls for time-outs and everybody gets into Auto Chess.

Feb 06 2020

1hr 19mins

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Rank #15: The Best of Music Vol. 3

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Enjoy volume 3 of improv4humans with Matt Besser’s best of music scenes, which were voted on by the fans. This episode features music from Austin Lucas, Langhorne Slim, Jenny Owen Youngs, Michael Dean Damron, The Mowgli's, Lydia Loveless, Jeff Rosenstock, Radical Face, The Staves, and Lucero. Their music inspires scenes about home security booby traps, the future of Mexican food, an Xbox that holds your marbles, and 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 code: IMPROV)

Jun 08 2017

2hr 23mins

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Counterfeit Madison, Charlie Sanders, Vic Michaelis

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Sharon Udoh aka Counterfeit Madison joins improvisers Charlie Sanders, Vic Michaelis, and Matt Besser for a special music edition of improv4humans! Counterfeit Madison performs songs that inspire scenes about borrowing a canary for a coal mine, dating a stadium full of people, deciding whether to twist or shout, and more.

Jul 30 2020

1hr 5mins

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Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne (Re-release)

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Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, and Erin Whitehead are all friends, make up the improv group Wild Horses, and have been specially requested for your listening pleasure on this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser! Join them as they take us to a unique library story time, show us how embarrassing it is to be overly prepared for a phone call to a crush, and describe why cheese is sometimes not for everyone.

Original airdate: February 13, 2014.

Jul 23 2020

1hr 25mins

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Zach Woods, Casey Feigh, Ronnie Adrian (Re-release)

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Zach Woods, Casey Feigh and Ronnie Adrian join Matt Besser on this week’s improv4humans. Listen to this episode to hear the story of how Matt Besser entered college as an athlete and left as a weed smoker, how Casey Feigh lost his virginity, how to handle your invisible dick, and what to do if betrayed by a beautiful and deceitful woman. Remember, everyone is a liar!

Original airdate: May 1, 2014.

Jul 16 2020

1hr 10mins

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Brent Best, Tim Meadows, John Gemberling

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Musical guest Brent Best of Slobberbone joins improvisers John Gemberling and Tim Meadows for this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser! Brent performs songs that inspire scenes about religious vandalism, a crisis over milk and eggs, deathbed misgivings, and much more.

Check out more of Brent Best here.

Jul 09 2020

1hr 6mins

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Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, Dan Lippert, Drew Tarver (Re-release)

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Dan Lippert, Drew Tarver, Ryan Rosenberg, and Jon Mackey are all best buds and together perform all around LA as the sketch group Big Grande. Today they join Matt Besser for a special improv5humans complete with pirate speakers, passionate waltzers, and a guy who lives in a mall. Plus, everyone shares their best Shaq story during Crap On YouTube. 

Original airdate: January 29, 2015.

Jul 02 2020

1hr 25mins

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Jenny Owen Youngs, Tim Meadows, Eugene Cordero, Katie Dippold (Re-release)

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Singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs performs on an improv4humans with Matt Besser music episode, featuring Tim Meadows, Eugene Cordero and Katie Dippold. Her songs inspire scenes about a detailed plan on stealing vinyl from a music store and dealing with a bad case of skin cockroaches. Also, we learn the real story behind Banksy. Buy Jenny’s music at jennyowenyoungs.com.

Original airdate: April 28, 2016.

Jun 25 2020

1hr 42mins

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Jason Mantzoukas, Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair (Re-Release)

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Wake up sleepy head and tune into Jason Mantzoukas, Jessica St. Clair, and Lennon Parham as they throw on the cans for an improv4humans with Matt Besser that will make you say the Kool-Aid man’s famous catchphrase! Listen as they look into the life of a married couple who are partners in the police force, investigate the Kool-Aid man murders, and participate in a NFL style prom draft. Plus, everyone tries to help Jessica face her fears of the 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

Original airdate: May 22, 2014.

Jun 18 2020

1hr 14mins

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Mookie Blaiklock, Lisa Gilroy, Vic Michaelis, Kenny Stevenson

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On a special improv4humans, Matt Besser is joined by Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo of Mystery Inc. (Mookie Blaiklock, Lisa Gilroy, Vic Michaelis, Kenny Stevenson) for a look behind the scenes of the famed crime-solving team. In this exclusive interview, we’ll hear the story behind the Mystery Machine's name, how Scooby was trained to solve capers, and personal recollections of the gang’s most iconic team-ups and most notorious villains.

Jun 11 2020

1hr 5mins

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Micah Schnabel, Eugene Cordero, Brian Huskey, Dan Lippert

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Singer-songwriter Micah Schnabel joins improvisers Brian Huskey, Eugene Cordero, and Dan Lippert on this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser! Micah plays songs that inspire scenes about speaking directly to the jury, car dealership mascots, gigging at a firing range, and more.

May 28 2020

1hr 26mins

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The Best of i4h Vol. 12

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Please enjoy this compilation of some of the best scenes from 2019! These performances feature Suzi Barrett, Alex Fernie, Johnny Meeks, Mel Cowan, Tim Meadows, Danielle Schneider, Mary Holland, Chad Carter, Craig Rowin, Andy Daly, Owen Burke, Bob Dassie, Anthony Atamanuik, John Gemberling, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Gabrus, Horatio Sanz, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, and Ryan Rosenberg. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!

May 21 2020

1hr 50mins

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Rich Fulcher, Dannah Phirman, Seth Morris

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On a special COVID-19 edition of improv4humans, Matt Besser is once again joined by Professor Rich Fulcher along with child development specialist Janna Johansson (Dannah Phirman) and health expert Bob Ducca (Seth Morris) to discuss homeschooling philosophies, coping with unexpected symptoms, the future of handshaking, and more.

May 14 2020

1hr 1min

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Ali Kinkade, Jesse Dillon, Jeff Taylor, Melissa Heiman, Matt Schimkowitz, Alice Gherasim, Kim Parker, Adam Macias

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Ali Kinkade, Jesse Dillon, Jeff Taylor, Melissa Heiman, Matt Schimkowitz, Alice Gherasim, Kim Parker, and Adam Macias of MoviePass join Matt Besser for a Movie Form about an ancient wizard, a palace intrigue, a fissure to the past, and modern family drama; this is...IN ANOTHER AGE, A PRINCE.

Check out a new Movie Form every Friday with MoviePass here.

May 07 2020

50mins

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Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino

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Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna score a 2-on-1 private audition for The Kingston-Mitchell Trio with Tommy Little, one of the legendary folk group’s original members. What starts off as an audition quickly turns into a collaboration and a lyrical dissection of The Kingston-Mitchell Trio’s most iconic hits. Can Zach & Jess prove their melodic capabilities and be inducted into the new trio? Tune in to find out!

Apr 30 2020

1hr

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The Best of i4h Vol. 11

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Please enjoy this compilation of some of the best scenes from 2019! These performances feature James Adomian, Horatio Sanz, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Joel Spence, Alex Fernie, Sean Conroy, Dhruv Uday Singh, James Mastraieni, Matt Newell, John Gemberling, Andy Daly, Don Fanelli, Laura Willcox, Will Hines, Lennon Parham, Katie Dippold, and Dan Lippert. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!

Apr 23 2020

1hr 19mins

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420 Special w/ Anthony Atamanuik, Jon Gabrus, Horatio Sanz

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Anthony Atamanuik, Jon Gabrus, and Horatio Sanz join Matt Besser for a special 420 edition of improv4humans! They celebrate with scenes about emotional Vulcans, shutting down a snot show, and an offensive Teddy Ruxpin. Later, a shoe repair store remains open during the pandemic and low battery alerts compete for attention.

Check out Smoke Me Up! here.

Apr 16 2020

1hr 9mins

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Will Hines, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Joel Spence, Johnny Meeks

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Will Hines, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Joel Spence and Johnny Meeks join Matt Besser for scenes about coping with a Christmas goodie shortage, auditioning with an awful voice, and talking up a minor injury for fast treatment. Plus, buying tickets for an uncool band, Abbey Road’s worst review, and more.

Apr 09 2020

1hr

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Carl Tart, Andy Daly, Sean Conroy, Sidney Moncrief

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Andy Daly, Sean Conroy, and Carl Tart join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll go behind the scenes of Rocky III, present a Star Wars book report, and discover Mona Lisa’s secret. Plus, an exclusive interview with NBA Hall of Famer Sidney Moncrief inspires scenes about pushing for a new nickname and getting dragged by your heroes.

Apr 02 2020

1hr 17mins

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The Best of i4h Vol. 10

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Please enjoy this compilation of some of the best scenes from 2019! These performances feature Gavin Speiller, Horatio Sanz, John Gemberling, Mary Holland, Neil Campbell, Paul Rust, Eugene Cordero, Colton Dunn, Neil Casey, Katie Dippold, Ian Roberts, Bobby Moynihan, Charlie Sanders, Jon Gabrus, Lauren Lapkus, and Betsy Sodaro. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!

Mar 26 2020

1hr 30mins

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Zach Woods, Mike Hanford, Mike Mitchell (Re-Release)

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Turn the lights off, relax, and enjoy today’s smooth episode of improv4humans! Allow Zach Woods, Mike Mitchell, and Mike Hanford to entertain you with scenes involving an insect support group, Hollywood squirrels, and murderous sex organs. Be sure to pick up an improv4humans shirt from the Earwolf Store and follow @MattBesser on Twitter to send in your improv suggestions. Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon.
Original airdate: October 18, 2012. 

Mar 18 2020

1hr 9mins

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Charlie Mtn., Dan Lippert, Joel Spence, James Mannion

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Musical guest John-Allison “A.W.” Weiss of Charlie Mtn. joins improvisers Dan Lippert, Joel Spence, and James Mannion for this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser! John-Allison plays songs off their new album that inspire scenes about letting go of a smashed up Tesla, interrupting Grandpa’s birthday speech, and a bloody shopping list. Later, the chief of a small crimes department goes on the hunt for a stolen wallet.

Mar 12 2020

1hr 26mins

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iTunes Ratings

2435 Ratings
Average Ratings
2297
52
36
15
35

Great podcast

By Mike D ain't 23 - May 02 2020
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Always funny. Love the 420 episodes

Subscribe

By BrettJones089 - Mar 24 2020
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Out of all the comedy improv this one is my absolute favorite. Subscribe to this podcast NOW