48 episodes

The funny podcast that uses short form improv comedy games to tell long form improvised stories in the style of famous movies.

Do you love movies? Are you a fan of short form improv comedy like Whose Line is it Anyway? Are you intrigued by the idea of long form improv comedy storytelling? Are you interested in storytelling and the creative process? Do you enjoy funny movie podcasts? Then this is the show for you!

Join Avish Parashar (improv comedy performer and teacher and professional speaker) and Mike Worth (improv comedian and music composer of film, tv shows, and video games) build a “movie” on the spot, right before your very eyes - err - I mean “ears.”

Here’s how our “improv comedy podcast” works: We start with a base genre and a couple of example movies, shows, or stories. Then the show is broken into segments:

First, we brainstorm the tropes and standard elements of that style of show
Second, we create a high level outline for this week’s show.
Third, we pick the improv games we will play to create this story
Finally, we perform the show!
All this is done in real time so you can observe the creative process and also enjoy the finish product.

For more info, the episode archive, and to submit ideas and suggestions for future shows, visit: www.AvishAndMike.com.

In a World of...Improvised Movie Homages Avish Parashar and Mike Worth

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The funny podcast that uses short form improv comedy games to tell long form improvised stories in the style of famous movies.

Do you love movies? Are you a fan of short form improv comedy like Whose Line is it Anyway? Are you intrigued by the idea of long form improv comedy storytelling? Are you interested in storytelling and the creative process? Do you enjoy funny movie podcasts? Then this is the show for you!

Join Avish Parashar (improv comedy performer and teacher and professional speaker) and Mike Worth (improv comedian and music composer of film, tv shows, and video games) build a “movie” on the spot, right before your very eyes - err - I mean “ears.”

Here’s how our “improv comedy podcast” works: We start with a base genre and a couple of example movies, shows, or stories. Then the show is broken into segments:

First, we brainstorm the tropes and standard elements of that style of show
Second, we create a high level outline for this week’s show.
Third, we pick the improv games we will play to create this story
Finally, we perform the show!
All this is done in real time so you can observe the creative process and also enjoy the finish product.

For more info, the episode archive, and to submit ideas and suggestions for future shows, visit: www.AvishAndMike.com.

    Fall 2022 Clip Show!

    Fall 2022 Clip Show!

    In a World…where we are still on our "Summer" Hiatus, so to tide you over we have created a new Clip Show!
    We hope to be back soon, but in the meanwhile please enjoy this episode which features six different improv games, one from each of the first 6 episodes of 2022.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    We're Taking a Break!

    We're Taking a Break!

    This "episode" is just a quick announcement - we are takinga. break for the summer and hope to be back soon. In the meantime, this would be a perfect time to go back into our back catalog and listen to all those episodes you may have missed in the past!

    • 1 min
    Bugged by Crime (In the Style of an 80’s “Sentient Car” TV Show Like “Knight Rider”)

    Bugged by Crime (In the Style of an 80’s “Sentient Car” TV Show Like “Knight Rider”)

    In a World of…criminals who operate above the law, one man, Simon, along with his sentient Volkswagen Minibus, is a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the Department of Unending Charity, Humanity, and Excellence. Stumbling on a plot where a small community is about to be devastated by an evil man who seeks to further his own ends, Simon must get involved and protect the innocent, the helpless and the powerless.
     
    This episode features the improv games Best of Times, Worst of Times, Last Letter, First Letter, 2-Word Typewriter, Pardon, and Cutting Room.



    About This Episode
     
    In this episode, we pay homage to Knight Rider (and other “vehicle based TV shows from the 80s…”). In the 80s, there was a string of TV shows featuring a man with a very cool vehicle, and each week he would arrive in a small town and stumble upon a criminal enterprise, usually where a rich powerful man was taking advantage of a good-hearted, community minded, small business owner. There was a LOT of shows like this, but only one with a sentient, talking car, so that’s the way we went!



    Links:
    Knight Rider on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_Rider_(1982_TV_series)
     
    Time Codes
    Discussing the Genre, Tropes, and Outline: 05:03
    Start of show: 19:02 
    Improv Game - Best of Times, Worst of Times: 22:19
    Bugged By Crime Music Intro (a la Knight Rider): 30:48
    Improv Game - First Letter, Last Letter: 32:52
    Improv Game - 2-Word Typewriter: 45:22
    Improv Game - Pardon: 1:00:15
    Improv Game - Cutting Room: 1:09:41
    End of show, into announcements: 1:23:41



    More Information About the Show, Mike, and Avish
     
    Subscribe to the podcast: http://AvishAndMike.com/Subscribe/
    Our Website: www.AvishAndMike.com
    Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143183833647812
    Avish’s site: www.AvishParashar.com 
    Mike’s site: www.MikeWorthMusic.com/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Wet Slimy Death Creature (in the Style of an Underwater Sci-Fi Horror Movie like Leviathan and Deep Star 6)

    Wet Slimy Death Creature (in the Style of an Underwater Sci-Fi Horror Movie like Leviathan and Deep Star 6)

    In a World…where the last unexplored frontier on Earth is not on Earth, but under it. Deep under water. One deep water crew, with the best of intentions of finding healing algae, will release something that was never meant to be released. Can they survive the wet slimy death creature…?
     
    This episode features the improv games Last Letter First Letter, Emotional List, Ding, and Cutting Room.
     
    About This Episode
     
    In this episode, we pay homage to underwater sci-fi horror movies. Basically, these movies are all knock-offs of Alien, just instead of being set in space they are set at the bottom of the ocean (No on can hear you scream there either). There was a year in the 80’s where six(!) of these movies were released, but there have been some more recent releases in this sub-genre, like Underwater with Kristen Stewart. 




    Links
    Leviathan on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan_(1989_film)
    Deep Star Six on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeepStar_Six



    Time Codes
    Discussing the Genre, Tropes, and Outline: 04:35
    Start of show: 20:22
    Improv Game - Last Letter, First Letter: 25:58
    Improv Game - Emotional List: 39:34
    Improv Game - Ding: 50:18
    Improv Game - Cutting Room: 1:04:06 
    End of show, into announcements: 1:20:04



    More Information About the Show, Mike, and Avish
     
    Subscribe to the podcast: http://AvishAndMike.com/Subscribe/
    Our Website: www.AvishAndMike.com
    Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143183833647812
    Avish’s site: www.AvishParashar.com 
    Mike’s site: www.MikeWorthMusic.com/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Gaming the Hunt (In the Style of a "Hunting Man for Sport" movie like The Most Dangerous Game and Hard Target)

    Gaming the Hunt (In the Style of a "Hunting Man for Sport" movie like The Most Dangerous Game and Hard Target)

    In a World…where the rich and powerful can get away with anything they want, and some feel the urge to treat others as sport, one man will find himself pulled into a most dangerous game. John Hunt is looking for answers but to get them, he will have to…game the hunt! This episode features the improv games A to Z, Theater Genres, Murphy’s Law, and Cutting Room.
    About This Episode
    In this episode, we pay homage to those movies where man is hunted for sport. This is a style of movie that gets remade over and over, and it is usually ridiculous and almost always fun. Being an improv comedy thing, ours sort of expands the boundaries of the genre with some, er, fantasy and sci-fi elements…
    Links
    The Most Dangerous Game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Dangerous_Game_(1932_film)
    Surviving the Game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviving_the_Game
    The Hunt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunt_(2020_film)
    Hard Target: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Target
    Time Codes
    Discussing the Genre, Tropes,and Outline: 04:52
    Start of show: 19:26
    Improv Game - A to Z: 24:58 
    Improv Game - Theater Genres: 34:20
    Improv Game - Murphy’s Law: 50:23
    Improv Game - Cutting Room: 1:01:04
    End of show, into announcements: 1:09:56
    More Information About the Show, Mike, and Avish
    Subscribe to the podcast: http://AvishAndMike.com/Subscribe/
    Our Website: www.AvishAndMike.com
    Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143183833647812
    Avish’s site: www.AvishParashar.com 
    Mike’s site: www.MikeWorthMusic.com/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Fantastic Fires in the Neverland (In the Style of a Kids’ Fantasy Movie - with Puppets! - like Labyrinth and the Neverending Story)

    Fantastic Fires in the Neverland (In the Style of a Kids’ Fantasy Movie - with Puppets! - like Labyrinth and the Neverending Story)

    In a World of fantastical creatures, fire demons, castles, spears carrying swords, and more, one girls will find herself on a quest to rescue her best friend and save a world, all at the same time. Along the way she will overcome obstacles, make allies, and tap into her inner strength.
     
    This episode features the improv games A to Z, Timed Styles, Gibberish Switch, and Cutting Room.
    About This Episode
     
    In this episode, we pay homage to those fun, sometimes cute, sometimes scary, often bewildering kids movies where a child finds themselves in a fantasy world and encounters a variety of dangers and creatures. Who are usually made up and have crazy, weird names. And who are portrayed by puppets. It’s a lot of fun, and we managed to capture the feel of these wacky, charming movies (if we do say so ourselves…).




    Links
    Labyrinth on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth_(1986_film)
    The Neverending Story on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_NeverEnding_Story_(film)
     
    Time Codes
    Segment 1 - Discussing the Genre. Tropes, and Outline: 04:22
    Start of show: 18:03
    Improv Game - A to Z: 21:20
    Improv Game - Timed Styles: 31:02
    Improv Game - Gibberish Switch: 38:58
    Improv Game - Cutting Room: 48:41
    End of show, into announcements: 1:03:13



    More Information About the Show, Mike, and Avish
     
    Subscribe to the podcast: http://AvishAndMike.com/Subscribe/
    Our Website: www.AvishAndMike.com
    Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143183833647812
    Avish’s site: www.AvishParashar.com 
    Mike’s site: www.MikeWorthMusic.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

JeffPorten ,

These two are demented in the best way

Avish and Mike are extremely talented performers and improvizationalists. All I can say is, do NOT listen to this podcast in the quiet car of a train. They have a knack for coming up with surprising ideas out of nowhere that result in explosive laughter.

Vancewrites ,

I’m excited to live in a world of…

…humor and insights from some amazing improv masters! This podcast is a unique and funny way of sharing important communications skills. A must for anyone who wants to learn things and have fun doing it.

A Florida Fan!! ,

A true teacher with a generous spirit!

While I’ve never met Avish I admire him and have benefited SO MUCH from his large body of work! Anyone interested in becoming a better person, more interesting conversationalist, leader, friend or lover Avish is your guy! Initially he will teach you how to be funny, but in the process you will learn so much more!!! That’s the true genius of Avish - on the surface he is a comedian and a teacher of comedy - however at a deeper level he teaches his students how to be better people. And always in the end I’ve found Avish to be a true hoot-and-a-Hollar! (That’s a good thing in my book)!!! The world needs more Avishs!!

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