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An immersive improv comedy podcast hosted by Chicago comedians/best friends Dan White and Tim Lyons. Every week Dan and Tim host some of the funniest comedians from Chicago, New York, and LA for some hilarious chattin' 'n 'provin. With the help of some slick post-production effects, they create a totally unique audial comedy show where all of their biggest comedy perversions freely penetrate your gentle, delicate ears.


Support the pod! For extended episodes, weekly bonus episodes, and more premium content join our Patreon at Patreon.com/improvisdead

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    • 5.0 • 234 Ratings

An immersive improv comedy podcast hosted by Chicago comedians/best friends Dan White and Tim Lyons. Every week Dan and Tim host some of the funniest comedians from Chicago, New York, and LA for some hilarious chattin' 'n 'provin. With the help of some slick post-production effects, they create a totally unique audial comedy show where all of their biggest comedy perversions freely penetrate your gentle, delicate ears.


Support the pod! For extended episodes, weekly bonus episodes, and more premium content join our Patreon at Patreon.com/improvisdead

    Dances With Eggs (w/ Ryan Creamer and Max Knoblauch)

    Dances With Eggs (w/ Ryan Creamer and Max Knoblauch)

    Ryan Creamer (CollegeHumor, PornHub) and Max Knoblauch (Russian Doll) join Tim and Dan to chat 'n 'prov about long-distance leases, wedding DJs, and eggs.

    Ryan and Max are cohosts of the hilarious American Detour podcast. Both are performers at the UCB theaters in LA and NYC.



    Performers:

    Ryan Creamer (@ryguyguyry)

    Max Knoblauch (@MaxKnoblauch)

    Tim Lyons (@TimLyons)

    Dan White (@atdanwhite)



    Support the pod! Join our Patreon for an extended version of this episode, weekly bonus episodes, access to our discord, and additional premium content. www.patreon.com/improvisdead

    • 56 min
    The Centipede And The Sparrow (w/ Damon Royster and Phylicia McLeod)

    The Centipede And The Sparrow (w/ Damon Royster and Phylicia McLeod)

    Damon Royster and Phylicia McLeod join Dan and Tim to do a little chatin' and 'provin about LOST, Mad Men, Jeffery Toobin, and romanticizing the idea of puzzles.

    Damon and Phylicia are longtime performers in the Chicago improv community and are both members of the recently launched Lantern Comedy Collective (www.lanterncomedycollective.com).



    Performers:

    Damon Royster (@daymanroyster88)

    Phylicia McLeod (@Phy_Phy)

    Tim Lyons (@TimLyons)

    Dan White (@atdanwhite)



    Support the pod! Join our Patreon for an extended version of this episode, weekly bonus episodes, access to our discord, and additional premium content. www.patreon.com/improvisdead

    • 54 min
    Cheesies (w/ Super Human)

    Cheesies (w/ Super Human)

    Super Human (Amber Walker, Mary Cait Walthall, Katie Klein, and Sarah Ashley) join Dan and Tim to chat 'n 'prov about their new business venture, pragmatic proposals, and warm sushi.

    Super Human has been performing together since 2012 and recently launched Super Human Collective LLC - a corporate development training service that uses improv to teach everything from team-building and communication to leadership and public speaking skills.

    You can learn more about Super Human Collective at www.wearesuperhumancollective.com



    Performers:

    Amber Walker (@amber.walker.pottery)

    Mary Cait Walthall (@meercait)

    Katie Klein (@kajklein)

    Sarah Ashley (@Saashleyy)

    Tim Lyons (@TimLyons)

    Dan White (@atdanwhite)



    Support the pod! Join our Patreon for an extended version of this episode, weekly bonus episodes, access to our discord, and additional premium content. www.patreon.com/improvisdead

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Small Taters (w/ TJ Jagodowski)

    Small Taters (w/ TJ Jagodowski)

    TJ Jagodowski (TJ and Dave, Here's the Situation) joins Tim and Dan to chat 'n 'prov about casinos, grandparents, and family gambling.

    TJ is an improviser and actor out of Chicago. He's the TJ half of the legendary 'TJ and Dave' duo and co-host of the popular Here's the Situation podcast.



    Performers:

    TJ Jagodowski (@tj_jago)

    Tim Lyons (@TimLyons)

    Dan White (@atdanwhite)



    Support the pod! Join our Patreon for an extended version of this episode, weekly bonus episodes, access to our discord, and additional premium content. www.patreon.com/improvisdead

    • 53 min
    Mathlete Hotties (w/ Monique Moses and Max Knoblauch)

    Mathlete Hotties (w/ Monique Moses and Max Knoblauch)

    Monique Moses (Astronomy Club, Human Resources) and Max Knoblauch (Russian Doll, American Detour Podcast) join Tim and Dan to chat 'n prov about teen music, dial-up internet, and getting hot. Also, Max talked about the show 'Parenthood' so much that we couldn't cut around it.

    Monique and Max are both performers on Airwolf at the UCB theater in NYC. Monique has recently appeared on Astronomy Club on Netflix and is a writer for the upcoming Big Mouth spinoff Human Resources. Max appeared regularly in Russian Doll also on Netflix and is a cohost of the new American Detour podcast.

    Performers:

    Monique Moses (@nutellacartel)

    Max Knoblauch (@MaxKnoblauch)

    Tim Lyons (@TimLyons)

    Dan White (@atdanwhite)

    Per Monique's recommendation, please check out Max's website: www.maxknoblauch.com



    Support the pod! Join our Patreon for an extended version of this episode, weekly bonus episodes, access to our discord, and additional premium content. www.patreon.com/improvisdead

    • 58 min
    BONUS EPISODE! The Other Side (w/ Bag of Bones)

    BONUS EPISODE! The Other Side (w/ Bag of Bones)

    It's a special Halloween BONUS episode with Bag of Bones (Emma Pope, Lindsey Smith, Laurel Krabacher, and Mike Brunlieb)!

    Emma, Lindsey, Laurel, and Mike stop by to chat 'n 'prov about ghosts, aliens, bigfoot, and a Halloween first-kiss!

    Bag of Bones is one of the best improv teams in Chicago and this episode features one of Dan's all-time favorite scenes.

    We're releasing this episode from behind the paywall to give you a taste of the Improv is Dead Patreon! Head on over to www.patreon.com/improvisdead and become a certified Improv Pervert. For $5 a month you'll receive weekly bonus episodes like this one, extended versions of our main feed episodes, and access to our discord!



    Performers:

    Emma Pope (@emmerpope)

    Laurel Krabacher

    Lindsey Smith (@lindseysmithworsley)

    Mike Brunlieb

    Tim Lyons (@TimLyons)

    Dan White (@atdanwhite)

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

YLDean ,

All thighs for these great guys

I’m new to improv and have loved listening to these guys talk and rift back-and-forth. It has helped me in my 101 class a lot!

richieauggie ,

Truly the best part of 2020

press play & never ever press pause

Nathan from western Mass ,

Lots of fun

This podcast is such a godsend during the pandemic. Very funny people, and I love the pre-improv banter. It feels good to laugh out loud!

I’ve listened to some of these folks on other improv podcasts, and I’ve always wished I could come to Chicago to see some live shows. Of course that dream will be have to wait, but this podcast definitely helps scratch the itch!

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