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.
Near Miss Kiss (In the Style of a Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie)
In a World...Where some people have forgotten about the meaning of Christmas and just focus on their careers, material success, and money...one woman will travel to the town of Snowy Brook Falls to discover that the most important things in life are ones that can’t be bought.
This show features the improv games Movie Trailer, Last Letter First Letter, Best of Times Worst of Times, Theatrical Genres, and Cutting Room. Plus, somehow, a giant pulsating egg...
Engineering Titanium Destiny (In the Style of a "Robot Friend" Movie like Short Circuit and The Iron Giant)
In a World…where governments and militaries are constantly developing new and better ways to hurt and kill, one deadly robot finds himself lost with no memory and taken in by his new friends. But his creators will stop at nothing to get their weapon back…
This show features the improv games, A to Z, Pardon, What Happens Next, Gibberish Switch, and Cutting Room.
Invaders (In the Style of a Sci-Fi Horror Action Movie like Aliens)
In a World...where there is more beyond the stars than man is aware of...or can prepare for, sometimes the most dangerous threats are far closer to home.
This show features the improv games Blind Offers, Rashomon, Sound Effects, and Tempo.
Note: This is what we call one of our “classic” episodes. We recorded this way back when while we were still testing and figuring out the format. This is only the fifth(!) time we ran this show format. There’s a lot of great improv and a nice little story (and it’s a lot of fun) but if you’re wondering why it doesn’t have the same polish and flow as some other episodes, that’s why...
Land of the Giant Forest Iguanas (In the Style of a Planet of the Apes Sci-Fi Movie) with Special Guest Rick Horner!
In a World...where humans no longer rule and giant iguanas are the dominant species...a small group of humans will find themselves as the ultimate outcasts, fighting for their own survival and the survival of the human race...
This show contains the improv games Limerick, Movie Trailer, 2-Word Typewriter & Tempo, Newsroom, and Cutting Room.
This episode also features our friend and awesome improviser RIck Horner! Rick participates in the whole show - genre discussion, outline, picking the games, and performing the show! We had a ton of fun with Rick and did some great improv comedy.
Floating Through Misery (In the Style of a Survival Movie like The Edge or The Grey)
In a World...where nature can be both beautiful and dangerous, three travelers seeking to make the world a better place through science, find themselves in the ultimate battle for survival.
This show features the improv games Movie Trailer, He Said She Said, Rashomon, Gibberish Switch, and Cutting Room.
Stealing Honor (In the Style of a "Reluctant Thief" Movie Like Thief or Sabotage )
In a World....where there is no honor amongst thieves, one good man with a checkered past looks forward to a peaceful retirement with his daughter but is forced back in by an old associate to commit one last job...
This show contains the improv games Movie Trailer, Scenes Without the Letter, Newsroom, Best of Times Worst of Times, and Cutting Room. And Octopi, VTOL, and a henchman named Stone.
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.
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 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!!