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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. 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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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. 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!).

iTunes Ratings

1896 Ratings
Average Ratings
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35
16
4
7

This show is THAT good.

By Jordanian Rex - Feb 08 2019
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“Shrugging Destiny” just made me snort on the treadmill. In front of EVERYBODY.

Such a funny show

By Radfunnystuff - Feb 05 2019
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Just makes me crack up all day

iTunes Ratings

1896 Ratings
Average Ratings
1834
35
16
4
7

This show is THAT good.

By Jordanian Rex - Feb 08 2019
Read more
“Shrugging Destiny” just made me snort on the treadmill. In front of EVERYBODY.

Such a funny show

By Radfunnystuff - Feb 05 2019
Read more
Just makes me crack up all day
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Off Book: The Improvised Musical

Latest release on Aug 04, 2020

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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. 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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It's the full family band this week doing a brand new musical packed couple's therapy, plasma and Garfield meets Watchmen energy! With songs like "Please Don't Ask Me To Explain", "It's Just Us", and "Who Watches the Garfield?", this episode will really cut to the core. 

Aug 04 2020

1hr 3mins

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LIVE from Chicago PodFest Part 1

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Jess and Zach are live with the first of two shows from Chicago PodFest with “Education Reform: The Musical”!

Jul 28 2020

1hr 1min

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Arcade Fire the Musical! with Zeke Nicholson

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This week on OFF BOOK, friend of the show, Zeke Nicholson joins Jess and Zach and the full family band for a brand new international arcade combat musical! With songs like "Tetris Is All Around Us", "Will I Stack Up?" and "A Sad Book", this is definitely the gaming musical of your dreams!

Jul 21 2020

1hr 10mins

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Mug Half Empty with John Hartman

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This week on OFF BOOK version 3.75, we got a guest! John Hartman joins Zach, Jess, Scott, Brett and Dana (on one song!) for MUG HALF EMPTY, the musical! With songs like "Fashion Mugs", "Screw Your Aunt" and "Can't Spell Mug Without U", this episode will be your new hot accessory for the season. 

Jul 14 2020

1hr 7mins

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Not Trivial Pursuits with Jess and Zach

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This week on OFF BOOK, we got a brand new trivia musical that will make you feel like a winner! With songs like "Pac Picante", "What? What? Has A Butt" and "Victory Is Up For Grabs", you'll be feeling victorious in no time. 

Jul 07 2020

1hr 4mins

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Naturally Orchestrated with Jess and Zach

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This week on OFF BOOK, we have a Peter and the Wolf themed musical for your ears! With songs like "Hangin' Out in The Woods", "If You Got Feathers", and "You Know I Love A Shiny Boy", you'll be following that diddle diddle doo in no time. 

Jun 30 2020

49mins

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OFF BOOK Presents: The Neighborhood Listen!

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On the very first episode of The Neighborhood Listen, local CVS pharmacist / host Burnt Millipede (Paul F. Tompkins) and local realtor / host Joan Pedestrian (Nicole Parker) discuss a lost green parrot, a mystery whistler, and all things Doug (Brett Morris). Plus, we meet Vanity (Maria Blasucci), a suspicious "carrot red-haired" woman who was caught snooping on potted plants. Make sure to listen and subscribe to THE NEIGHBORHOOD LISTEN, Tuesdays on Earwolf! 

Jun 26 2020

54mins

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The Best Guy for the Best Buy with Zach and Jess

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This week on OFF BOOK 3.5, Zach and Jess do a Best Buy meets Willy Wonka musical! With songs like "So Many Treasures", "Big Mechanical Friends" and "Why Oh Why for This Best Buy", this episode will be a better treat than a chocolate river! 

Jun 23 2020

1hr 3mins

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The Gift from B4 with Zach and Jess

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It's a time traveling musical with Jess and Zach and Woodbert the Wooden Frog! With songs like "A Creek Becomes A River", "Treehouse! We Have a Treehouse!", and "2 for 1", you'll wanna hide in your treehouse and listen to this episode forever! 

Jun 16 2020

54mins

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A "Classic" Episode! with Jess McKenna + Zach Reino

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It's OFF BOOK 2.0 (3.0?) and Jess and Zach are doing a classic live OFF BOOK musical with Scott on the keys and Brett on the frets, together but apart! Will it work? You'll have to tune in to find out!

Jun 10 2020

56mins

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Undercovers with Off Book + Tawny Newsome!

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Best friend of the show + star of the new Netflix series, Space Force, Tawny Newsome is undercovers this week with Jess, Zach and the rest of the band! Find out more about "Barrel Racing", a "No Thank You Pasta" song, a "Wrap Up Rap" and more!

Jun 03 2020

1hr 2mins

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Undercovers with Off Book, Seth Morris + Dannah Phirman!

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This week on another Undercovers with Off Book episode, the insanely hilarious Earwolf favs Seth Morris + Dannah Phirman, hosts of the live variety show Brighter! join the gang for some fun. We got songs about "Buff Tom Hanks", a "Mock Trial Sock Hop" and... improv?! It's true!

May 26 2020

1hr 6mins

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OFF BOOK Live! From the REACH Festival at the Kennedy Center

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It's a very special OFF BOOK live from the Kennedy Center, with a performance of the brand new musical: "Treasure The Lobster"! With songs like "Pinchy Red Guy", "Eat Him At Your Wedding" and "I Treasure the Treasury", you will fully treasure this new classic ep!

May 19 2020

1hr

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OFF BOOK Live!: The 6th Annual Trill Comedy Fest

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A special live episode out from behind the paywall! Jess and Zach are live from the 6th Annual Trill Comedy Fest in Houston, TX with "The Magic Truth", the musical! A true fan favorite!

May 12 2020

1hr 4mins

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Undercovers with Off Book + Podcast: The Ride!

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We're back Undercovers this week with 2/3 of the hilarious show, Podcast: The Ride! Jason Sheridan and Mike Carlson join Jess, Zach and the fam band to talk and sing about "Ludwig von Koopa", "Watto" and "Duffy and Shellie May", the Disney bears. 

May 05 2020

1hr 11mins

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Bachelor Quest! with The 2 Johnnies

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All the way from Ireland, comedy duo The 2 Johnnies (and their camera crew!), join Zach and Jess for a special pre-quarantine in-studio episode! With songs like "Officer Goodbody", "Stung By Queen Bee" and "Ooh Kyle Finished Up Well", you'll be tempted to go to a night bar ASAP!

Apr 28 2020

48mins

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Undercovers with Off Book, Lauren Lapkus and Erin Whitehead!

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We've got not one, but *two* special guests this week in our Zoom hangs! Lauren Lapkus and Erin Whitehead join Jess, Zach and the family band for some quality chats and songs like "Spicy Chili Glaze", "Back Cubes" and "Villain Appetizers". 

Apr 21 2020

1hr 9mins

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Undercovers with Off Book, Nicole Parker and the Family Band!

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Another episode in quarantine, which means another episode brought to you by "What Sound Does the Wooden Frog Make?", but this time, with friend of the show, Nicole Parker! With a song by Holly Hunter, "Baby Sharks 1, 2, 3", a "Soup" rap and more!

Apr 14 2020

1hr 10mins

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Father Bod, Bird Feeders, and Ladies In The Chat

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It’s another special Undercovers episode with Off Book and the Family Band! Everyone chats about deep fake nudes, bird feeders, ladies only chats, and more to inspire songs like “Father Bod”, “Should I Trust That Weird Clear House?”, and “Ladies In The Chat”.

Presented by “What Sound Does The Wooden Frog Make?”

Apr 07 2020

1hr 10mins

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Undercovers with Off Book and the Family Band

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On a special quarantined episode, Off Book and the Family Band chat about soft pants, Zoom, Tiger King, and more to inspire songs like ““Need a Softer Touch”, “6 Alphas On The Zoom”, and “I am a King With a Tiger Next To Me.” Presented by “What Sound Does A Wooden Frog Make?”

Mar 31 2020

1hr 2mins

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iTunes Ratings

1896 Ratings
Average Ratings
1834
35
16
4
7

This show is THAT good.

By Jordanian Rex - Feb 08 2019
Read more
“Shrugging Destiny” just made me snort on the treadmill. In front of EVERYBODY.

Such a funny show

By Radfunnystuff - Feb 05 2019
Read more
Just makes me crack up all day