Off Book: The Improvised Musical

Off Book: The Improvised Musical

It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. 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!).... Show More

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This week on another Undercovers with Off Book episode, the insanely hilarious Earwolf favs Seth Morris + Dannah Phirman, hosts of the live variety show Brighter! join the gang for some fun. We got songs about "Buff Tom Hanks", a "Mock Trial Sock Hop" and... improv?! It's true!
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It's a very special OFF BOOK live from the Kennedy Center, with a performance of the brand new musical: "Treasure The Lobster"! With songs like "Pinchy Red Guy", "Eat Him At Your Wedding" and "I Treasure the Treasury", you will fully treasure this new classic ep!
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A special live episode out from behind the paywall! Jess and Zach are live from the 6th Annual Trill Comedy Fest in Houston, TX with "The Magic Truth", the musical! A true fan favorite!
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We're back Undercovers this week with 2/3 of the hilarious show, Podcast: The Ride! Jason Sheridan and Mike Carlson join Jess, Zach and the fam band to talk and sing about "Ludwig von Koopa", "Watto" and "Duffy and Shellie May", the Disney bears. 
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April 28, 2020 48 min
All the way from Ireland, comedy duo The 2 Johnnies (and their camera crew!), join Zach and Jess for a special pre-quarantine in-studio episode! With songs like "Officer Goodbody", "Stung By Queen Bee" and "Ooh Kyle Finished Up Well", you'll be tempted to go to a night bar ASAP!
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We've got not one, but *two* special guests this week in our Zoom hangs! Lauren Lapkus and Erin Whitehead join Jess, Zach and the family band for some quality chats and songs like "Spicy Chili Glaze", "Back Cubes" and "Villain Appetizers". 
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Another episode in quarantine, which means another episode brought to you by "What Sound Does the Wooden Frog Make?", but this time, with friend of the show, Nicole Parker! With a song by Holly Hunter, "Baby Sharks 1, 2, 3", a "Soup" rap and more!
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It’s another special Undercovers episode with Off Book and the Family Band! Everyone chats about deep fake nudes, bird feeders, ladies only chats, and more to inspire songs like “Father Bod”, “Should I Trust That Weird Clear House?”, and “Ladies In The Chat”.   Presented by “What Sound Does The Wooden Frog Make?”
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On a special quarantined episode, Off Book and the Family Band chat about soft pants, Zoom, Tiger King, and more to inspire songs like ““Need a Softer Touch”, “6 Alphas On The Zoom”, and “I am a King With a Tiger Next To Me.” Presented by “What Sound Does A Wooden Frog Make?”
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Live from Seattle, Zach and Jess bring you an all new musical packed with online streaming services,  superpowers, and more! With songs like “We Gotta Stay Quiet In Our Best Friend’s Closet”, “What Is Broken Trust? If It’s Over Disney Plus”, and “It’s Fun To Come Out of a Cake For Sure!”, it’s a musical that follow’s a hero’s journey as they discover their superpowers!
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Jackie Johnson (Natch Beaut) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a heaven hotel, William Shakespeare, the Jupiter Council, and more. With songs like “Heavenly (Welcome to Heaven)”, “In My Heaven”, and “My Name Is William”, it’s a heavenly musical that will take you through space and time!
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Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made?) joins Zach and Jess for a special Off Book: Undercover! Jason chats with Zach and Jess about anxiety dreams, childhood movies, and Joe Pesci which inspires songs like “Dream Mom”, “It’s a House of Raccoons”, and “Nobody Pandered To You.”
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Live from Vancouver, Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger (The Doughboys) join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with giraffes, a villainous wildebeest, and more. With songs like “I Wish I Could Reach”, “If I’m Not A Giraffe, You Legally Have To Tell Me”, and “The Bone Graveyard”, it’s the perfect musical for giraffe fans!
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Laser Malena-Webber (The Doubleclicks, UCB) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with friends playing D&D, orange soda, older sisters, and more. With songs like “Join This Party (Roll With Me)”, “Your Sister Is A Babe, Riley”, and “Will You Guys Just Be Cool About My Sister?”, it’s the perfect musical for D&D fans!
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Jiavani Linayao (Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Baby Wants Candy) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with dreamers, friendship, train barons, and more. With songs like “Shuffle Off To Buffalo”, “I’ll Know When I Get To Buffalo”, and “The Track To Friendship”, it’s the perfect companion for your next train adventure!
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Carl Tart (The Flagrant Ones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with mountain mystics, riddle trolls, and more. With songs like “I Know That I’ve Got A Deep Thought”, “Don’t Go Up That Mountain, No! No!”, “Boots, Milk, Oats!”, it’s the only musical that features the classic character Cornish Shawn! This episode is brought to you by Dead Waves podcast.
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Vicky Vox (Doing Great) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a bunch of huskies in Alaska, sexy scary wolves, and more. With songs like “Can I Just Say? (Husky Hullabaloo)”, “A Sexy Scary Wolf”, and “Your Right There Place”, it’s a musical that follows three huskies on an adventure you won’t want to miss!
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Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Threedom) returns to Off Book and joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a future with finite love, cyber scientists, Bono & Edgebot, and more. With songs like “We Gotta Put Our Love On Lock”, “What Can We Do? (So You Can Love You Too)”, and “We Used To Love Our Cars”, it’s the perfect musical for anyone who needs a little more love in their life!
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Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess, Florida Girls) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with talking turtles, a family of scientists, and more. With songs like “Knock, Knock, Were You Aware?”, “We Finally Got Some Money”, and “What is Science? (Don’t Call Our Mom)”, it’s the perfect musical for anyone who wonders what turtles would say if they could speak!
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Sara Caplan (Baby Wants Candy) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a puppet show, a dumb prince, the Kingdom of Squelch, and more. With songs like “Could it Be A Subversive Puppet Show?”, “You Better Not Laugh At Me”, and “The Throne Isn’t Yours (Until You Take It So)”, you’ll have a royal good time listening to this musical!
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