11 episodes

This improvised podcast is intended to be the spiritual successor of Alchemy This. While the lives of the core cast of that show got a bit to busy to commit to the weekly show, this show has a rotating cast of improvisers. If you were a fan of Alchemy This, you will hear many familiar voices. At the same time, the improvisers you meet along the way will capture your hearts as they make you laugh.

Original Understudies James Heaney

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

This improvised podcast is intended to be the spiritual successor of Alchemy This. While the lives of the core cast of that show got a bit to busy to commit to the weekly show, this show has a rotating cast of improvisers. If you were a fan of Alchemy This, you will hear many familiar voices. At the same time, the improvisers you meet along the way will capture your hearts as they make you laugh.

    Original Understudies - EP 11 - Elderly Woman Starts Exercise Channel On Youtube

    Original Understudies - EP 11 - Elderly Woman Starts Exercise Channel On Youtube

    On this special occasion we let our Mastering Engineer, Toivo, skip to the front the line. Don't worry, I gave him a bit of Jabbing to make up for the favoritism. 
     
     
    Landon Kirksey LandonKirksey.com 
    Amy Bury - Instagram.com/bury0007/
    Jacki Schwarz Florida Person Podcast
    Max Crandall Instagram.com/unclecrandy
    James Heaney - Here I am

    • 52 min
    A Ghostly Break In

    A Ghostly Break In

    In this episode we delve into the supernatural through the inspiration of our friend Xander. 
    Still super grateful of the Quick Six for our Intro music.
    The Quick Six - Get To It
    This episode would not be possible without our Mastering Engineer, Toivo Kallio. 
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    Please write us a review and send some emails to 
    OriginalUnderstudiesPodcast@gmail.com
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    Todays Understudies are...
    Landon Kirksey LandonKirksey.com 
    Leah Knauer Instagram.com/leahknauer/
    Maggie Widdows - Stinkers
    Amey Goerlich - https://chaosbloom.com/
    Jeffrey Thompson - DO NOT LOOK HIM UP!
    James Heaney - OriginalUndersstudies.com 
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    To Catch a Predator

    To Catch a Predator

    This is the first episode hosted by an Understudy other than James. This show is not intended to have a set cast anymore than it is intended to have a standard Host. Overtime, the goal is to have a rotating host every week to see how each person approaches the role. 
    Additionally, we will forever be grateful to the Quick Six for our Intro music. The Quick Six - Get To It
    And finally, this episode would not be possible without our Mastering Engineer, Toivo Kallio. 
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    Please write us a review and send some emails to 
    OriginalUnderstudiesPodcast@gmail.com
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    Cole Stratton Instagram.com/strattoncole/
    Atul Singh instagram.com/atultime
    Maggie Widdows - Stinkers
    Jacki Schwarz Florida Person Podcast
    James Heaney - GameFront.com

    • 54 min
    Rejected Board Game Ideas

    Rejected Board Game Ideas

    Kristen Kelly brought not only a great suggestion, but also a bit of inspiration. She refused to give up on improvised comedy in podcast form... I am certain this was not the cast she expected, but the goal of the Original Understudies is to overcome such expectations.
    Additionally, we will forever be grateful to the Quick Six for helping us finally get some appropriate music. And finally, this episode would not be possible without our Mastering Engineer, Toivo Kallio. 
    Please write us a review and send some emails to 
    OriginalUnderstudiesPodcast@gmail.com
    Starring 
    Jacki Schwarz Florida Person Podcast
    Cole Stratton - http://www.colestratton.com/
    Landon Kirksey LandonKirksey.com 
    Leah Knauer Instagram.com/leahknauer/
    Trevor Tevel -  Go ahead and try to find him on Facebook
    James Heaney - You found me here, and that is a great start.

    • 49 min
    What Literally is the Difference Between Euphemisms and Innuendos?

    What Literally is the Difference Between Euphemisms and Innuendos?

    Todays Episode is inspired by the incredibly talented artist David Burk. Additionally, we will forever be grateful to the Quick Six for helping us finally get some appropriate music. And finally, this episode would not be possible without our Mastering Engineer, Toivo Kallio. 
    Please write us a review and send some emails to 
    OriginalUnderstudiesPodcast@gmail.com
    Leah Knauer Instagram.com/leahknauer/
    Cole Stratton Instagram.com/strattoncole/
    Amy Bury - Instagram.com/bury0007/
    Mary Doodles -  Youtube.com/c/marydoodles
    Morgan Christensen Gamefront
    Toivo Kallio Instagram.com/toistinen/
    The Quick Six - Get To It
    David Burk www.instagram.com/dburkillustration/
     

    • 50 min
    EP 6 - Running Into Elvis

    EP 6 - Running Into Elvis

    I am so excited to share this week's episode, partly because it is a really funny one, but also because we have new music. The opening song is from a band I am a really big fan of and after careful consideration they have given me permission to use their song "Get to it" from their album County Live. I was listening to the album and when this song came on I knew it was a great fir. It features some amazing Sax. 
    The Quick Six - Get To It
    Atul Singh instagram.com/atultime
    Landon Kirksey LandonKirksey.com 
    Maggie Widdows - Stinkers
    Caroline Cotter - Instagram.com/cotterpoops
    James Heaney - You found me.
    ----------Don't for get to write in
    OriginalUnderstudiesPodcast@gmail.com---------
     

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Johannpi ,

Shockingly Hilarious!

I was a huge fan of Alchemy This, and I thought the new podcast could not possibly measure up. I was completely wrong, and I’m so glad I gave Original Understudies a chance! It far exceeded my expectations. It exceeded my hopes! Incredibly funny!

Odd1ty ,

Better than sex (with me)

This podcast from James Heaney and friends will make love to you all night long. Then it will make you breakfast, remind you of how great you are, and send you on your way with a smile, a wave, and a weird little gift basket.

DaFunzies ,

Warning: Endless chuckles ahead

You have no idea how happy I was to hear about this podcast after thoroughly enjoying Alchemy This. James Heaney, aka THE HEAN, has truly outdone himself with this gem. By integrating listener’s suggestions into a conversation, Hean and his team of talented improvisers have created something totally new. It’s truly magic. Alchemy, you could say. I have guffawed on my commute, and chortled silently at work, with the return of some familiar voices like Cole Stratton, Joey Greer, Atul Singh, Caroline Cotter and Mark Gagliardi, and the introduction of some new ones like Leah Kilpatrick, Mary Doodles, Morgan Christensen, Amey Goerlich, Maggie Widdows, Jen Parker, Roberto Lewis, Jacki Schwarz, Landon Kirksey, Amy Bury, Robyn Noriss, Leah Knauer, Toivo Kallio, David Burk, and Trevor Tevel. (If you read this far, congrats you must be James Heaney!) But seriously, you guys are the best and I will fight anyone who won’t guffaw alongside me! Chicken is church!

Here’s my secret suggestion: deep fried nut.

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