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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.

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improv4humans with Matt Besser Earwolf

    • Improv
    • 4.9, 2.4K Ratings

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!)

    Counterfeit Madison, Charlie Sanders, Vic Michaelis

    Counterfeit Madison, Charlie Sanders, Vic Michaelis

    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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne (Re-release)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Zach Woods, Casey Feigh, Ronnie Adrian (Re-release)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Brent Best, Tim Meadows, John Gemberling

    Brent Best, Tim Meadows, John Gemberling

    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.

     

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, Dan Lippert, Drew Tarver (Re-release)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Jenny Owen Youngs, Tim Meadows, Eugene Cordero, Katie Dippold (Re-release)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Stud juggle ,

Love this podcast

Matt Besser is a genius. Can turn anything funny. Been listening a lot during 2020. The episodes with Jon Gabrus, Horatio Sanz, Seth Morris, Brian Huskey, Tim Meadows, Paul F Thompkins, and Matt Walsh are must listens.

John Walden ,

Amazingly consistent, always a fantastic listen. The best podcast in the universe.

I’m writing this review during the dark days of summer 2020, and my favorite podcast (this one) on a mysterious hiatus after nearly a decade of new content almost every week. While I’m sure I’ve reviewed this show before, I am feeling the need to state in no uncertain terms that:
This show is consistently amazing. It has been a highlight of my week for years. Besser is unparalleled in his ability to curate a rotating cast of the best improvisers in the universe and masterfully conduct scene after scene of endlessly entertaining, surprising, mind-bending comedy.
Also, Besser is a great host and has only gotten better over the years.
And finally: now that I’ve gotten a taste of the world without improv4humans, and I can say for sure that I’ll miss the living hell out of this show if it ever disappears.
Having said that, if you haven’t started listening yet there are countless hours of incredible improv waiting for you, in both the back episodes and the new episodes hopefully to come.

Mike D ain't 23 ,

Great podcast

Always funny. Love the 420 episodes

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