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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!).

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1896 Ratings
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35
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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

Updated 5 days ago

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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!).

Rank #1: Eliot Glazer in Love Island: Normal Edition

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Eliot Glazer (Broad City, Teachers) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with British young singles, reality show drama, federal agents, and more! With songs like “Are We Gonna Get Mental Tonight Bruv?”, “What We Need Is Love”, and “Two Truths Und A Lie”, this ep will become your new reality obsession!


This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK) and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/OFFBOOK).

Jun 25 2019
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #2: James Adomian in What’s The Tea? The Musical

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James Adomian (The Underculture) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with mysterious tea shops, witches, a blood moon, and more! With songs like “Have a Cup of Tea and Let It Play Out”, “First Foot In The Door”, and “Can We Trick The Witch?”, this ep is the perfect companion to a good cup of tea!

Jun 18 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #3: Cats 2

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For the 100th episode of Off Book, Zach and Jess proudly present CATS 2! With songs like “Tim, The Cat That Is Planning a Trip to New York”, “Ringtail LeCannes: The Cat who is Definitely not a Raccoon”, and “Bumblegrabs, The Cat Who Drives A Kite”, it’s the sequel to Cats you’ve been waiting for your whole life!


CAST:

Scott Aukerman - Tim, the cat who's planning a trip to New York

Ross Bryant - Ringtail LeCannes, the cat who is definitely not a raccoon

John Hartman - Slemony Lickets

Jamie Denbo - Lexapronacious, the clinical depression and anxiety cat

Betsy Sodaro and Jon Gabrus - Toonie and Büts, the cartwheel sixty-nining cats

Paul F. Tompkins - Citrusta, the edible arrangements cat

Mitra Jouhari - Burnarella

Tawny Newsome - Bumblegrabs, the cat who drives a kite

Carl Tart - Uncle Mittenfuzz, the cat mechanic who works on everybody's cat car

Nicole Parker - Stumbleshins, the pregnant bedrest cat


BAND:

Scott Passarella - Keys

Dan Wessels - Keys

Dana Wickens - Drums

Brett Morris - Guitar 


This episode is brought to you by Aladdin the Musical (www.aladdinthemusical.com).

Jun 11 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #4: Superego (Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville) in Oscars? I Barely Know Her!

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Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, and Mark McConville of Superego join Jess and Zach in-studio for an all new musical packed with the champagne of beer, your favorite friend Ding Dong, the animated short “Grumpy Mumps,” and more! With songs like “We All Have A Part In Our Heart of Grumpy Mumps”, “Look In A Closet”, and “Dreams Come True”, this ep is the perfect soundtrack for your next Oscar viewing party!

This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK).

Apr 30 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #5: Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw in Knights of the Wow Table: The Musical

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Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw (Punch Up The Jam) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with the Knights of the Round Table, dragons and lizards, squires, and more! With songs like “A Helmet Match”, “Knights are Friends with Other Knights”, and “That’s Not A Unicorn”, this ep will take you back to medieval times! 


This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK) and Original Grain (www.originalgrain.com code: OFFBOOK).

May 28 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #6: Lucas Hazlett in Mirage a Trois

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Lucas Hazlett (American Princess) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with mirages, scary camels, a chronicler, and more! With songs like “Boy Debate”, “Friggin’ Hot In The Desert”, and “Desert Love”, this ep will make you want to go on your own desert adventure!

This episode is brought to you by Original Grain (www.originalgrain.com code: OFFBOOK).

Jun 04 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #7: Joel Kim Booster in Summer Stock: The Musical

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Joel Kim Booster (Shrill) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with horny ghosts, stage managers, a possible murder plot, and more! With songs like “Who Lost Their Virginity?“, “Kate’s Gonna Manage It All”, and “F**k Me Again”, this ep will give you a new admiration for theatre!

May 14 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #8: Jon Gabrus + Betsy Sodaro in Off Bell

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Jon Gabrus and Betsy Sodaro join Jess, Zach, Brett on the Frets, guest pianist Dan Wessels and guest drummer Eric Kalver for a Taco Bell musical packed with Boscar the Meanie and Kurt his friend, kidney stones, 4 Carls, taco spells and more! With songs like "We Don't Give a F***", "The Man Behind the Puppet" and "Taco Hell / Taco Well" you won't need a fourth meal after listening to this live show. 


This episode is brought to you by Vrbo.

Apr 16 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #9: Jamie Denbo in Your Future Bride

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Jamie Denbo (American Princess, Beverly in LA) joins Jess and Zach once again for an all new musical packed with great hair, a drunk psychic, three kids in a wedding dress, and more! With songs like “You Care About My Hair”, “Here Comes the Bride, Three Kids As A Bride”, and “We Only Have Alcohol”, you’ll want this ep playing at your salon!


This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK).

May 07 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #10: Alice Wetterlund in Jazz Is All About The Love You Don’t Play

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Actor and comedian Alice Wetterlund (Treks and the City) joins Jess and Zach in-studio for an all new musical packed with flakes, lonely bar patrons, cool Jazz musicians, and more! With songs like “Jazz Yourself”, “Flake On Me”, “You Do What You Want”, this ep will keep you groovin’ to that sweet Jazz sound!


This episode is brought to you by Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/OFFBOOK) and Vrbo.

Apr 23 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #11: Briga Heelan in Air Supply: The Musical Live from Dynasty Typewriter

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Briga Heelan (Great News, Love) joins Zach and Jess live at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles for an all new musical filled with pyramid schemes, so much sawdust, hotel cookies, and more! With songs like “Here’s the Biz, We Love Pyramids”, “Sunken Cost”, “We Gotta Sell Air”, these tunes will get you movin’ and make you business savvy.

May 21 2019
54 mins
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Rank #12: Paul Scheer in My Acquaintance

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Paul Scheer is back and in-studio with Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with parties, Frog Bob, Peter Teeter, submarines, plus guest pianist Sam Johnides and more! With songs like "Who Will Get On? (And Who Will Get Off?)", "Secret Man, Code Name:____" and "Preemptive Strike", this ep will go from your acquaintance to your best friend in a heart beat!


This episode is brought to you by Vrbo.

Apr 09 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #13: Taylor Ortega in Hang On, Collider

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Actor, comedian and writer Taylor Ortega (Kim Possible) joins Jess and Zach for a scientific musically packed with black holes, quarks, Swedish scientists flipping switches, and more! With songs like "Do It For Science", "Win Win" and "Ride or Die", listening to this new ep on repeat will definitely be on your tiny bucket list!

This episode is brought to you by Buy It or Don’t, Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/OFFBOOK), and Vrbo app.

Apr 02 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #14: Gary Anthony Williams in "What's Going On in Wisconsin?"

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The incredible Gary Anthony Williams (I'm Sorry) joins Jess and Zach for Wisconsin-based musical packed with family secrets, wolf choirs, cow dates and more! With songs like "What's Goin' On Wisconsin?", "Madison Tradition" and "Jobinson Johnson", this new show will definitely please you and your pack! 


This episode is brought to you by The Real Real (www.therealreal.com code: REAL) and Caavo (www.caavo.com code: OFFBOOK).

Mar 26 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #15: Douglas Widick in Tacoma Valley

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Douglas Widick of musical improv and hip-hop improv fame joins Jess and Zach for an all-new musical packed with hacks, robots, 12 steps, the "4-Hour Body" and more. With songs like "Tim Ferris Facts", "Buddy, You Gotta Move" and "Hack Tacoma Quickly" you'll "Find Your Rocky Road" with these new tunes. Plus, stay til the end for a special John Mayer guitar guy rap!


This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK) code: O

Mar 19 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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