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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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So funny

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Top notch improv. Great guests and Matt is hilarious. Always funny.

One of my all time favorites

By Gastfields - Aug 07 2019
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The only original podcast out there.

iTunes Ratings

2312 Ratings
Average Ratings
2188
46
33
15
30

So funny

By mdonna - Aug 09 2019
Read more
Top notch improv. Great guests and Matt is hilarious. Always funny.

One of my all time favorites

By Gastfields - Aug 07 2019
Read more
The only original podcast out there.
Cover image of improv4humans with Matt Besser

improv4humans with Matt Besser

Updated 9 days ago

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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
2 hours 7 mins
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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
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #3: 420 Special w/ Jon Gabrus, John Gemberling, Horatio Sanz

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Horatio Sanz, Jon Gabrus, and John Gemberling join Matt Besser for a special 420 edition of improv4humans! They celebrate the holiday with scenes about hunting for great deals on poison chicken, exploring the dumpster behind Trader Joe’s, bullying the King in the North for looking like a dork, and using distractions to sneak food into the movies. 


Get your i4h 420 accessories here: https://www.podswag.com/collections/improv4humans/products/improv4humans-herb-grinder-bundle



This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Apr 18 2019
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #4: John Gemberling, Dan Lippert, Jessica McKenna

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Dan Lippert, John Gemberling, and Jessica McKenna join Matt Besser to celebrate the 400th episode of improv4humans! They’ll perform scenes about a dress code bar, a common law high school fling, and a big-big brother program. Plus, they confront an airplane toenail clipper, take the fast pass on Mt. Everest, and deliver a post-improv set press conference. Besser reveals the cake conspiracy inside Earwolf.


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Jun 20 2019
1 hour 49 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #6: Andy Daly, Laura Willcox, Don Fanelli

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Andy Daly, Laura Willcox, and Don Fanelli join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll perform scenes about competitive concert attendees, a fight over the validity of a chocolate treat, and a previously unseen typo in the Declaration of Independence. Plus, grocery shoppers struggle to work for their food, pallbearers time a burial to the funeral playlist, and a viral video creator defends her authenticity.

May 02 2019
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #7: Ordinary Elephant, Eugene Cordero, Paul F. Tompkins, Vic Michaelis

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Special musical guest Ordinary Elephant joins improvisers Eugene Cordero, Paul F. Tompkins, Vic Michaelis, and Matt Besser! Ordinary Elephant plays a selection of songs which inspire scenes about the importance of cleaning your own fish, cheating on a vision test, taking away the keys to grandpa’s Cadillac, a man with a musical tea kettle, and more.

Jun 27 2019
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #10: 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
2 hours 50 mins
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Rank #11: Ryan Meharry, Ryan Stanger, Dave Theune, Toni Charline

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Four-fifths of Bangarang (Ryan Meharry, Ryan Stanger, Dave Theune, and Toni Charline) join Matt Besser this week for scenes about trashing electric scooters at tourist attractions, increasing snack sales at Wayne Newton's show in Vegas, and a toy's firm stance on spine injuries and early marriage. Plus, they get stuck in customs at the US-Mexico border, score their emotional intelligence, and steal grandma's pain medicine.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Jul 04 2019
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #13: Garrett Dale, Eugene Cordero, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris

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Musical guest Garrett Dale of Red City Radio joins Eugene Cordero, Seth Morris, Brian Huskey, and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Garrett plays songs that inspire scenes about dropping your weed into a gross carpet, taking 911 calls with your eyes closed, and keeping unwanted songs off the party playlist. Plus, a coffee exec seeks a breakthrough in the shower, a chill-out tent gets mistaken for a food stand, and a house full of dogs gets in the way of a new job.

May 16 2019
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #14: 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
2 hours 23 mins
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Rank #15: Will Hines, Lennon Parham, Katie Dippold

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Will Hines, Lennon Parham, and Katie Dippold join Matt Besser for scenes about finding shame in their stories, setting boundaries with a houseguest, and offering un-creepy compliments to strangers. Plus, a new homeowner gets confronted for their design choices, a human walker falls behind on his schedule, and a Disneyland info desk worker shares their philosophical perspective.

May 30 2019
1 hour 14 mins
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