This Is Americans Live

This Is Americans Live

Join improv comedians Aristotle Athari and Andy Harris on This Is Americans Live, an improvised comedy podcast in the style of your favorite storytelling show from a certain public radio station. Each week, host Ari, producer Andy and a special guest contributor use prompts from a random sentence generator to improvise fake real stories filled with fake real people, in three acts.

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September 27, 2021 59 min

This week’s theme: “Confessions.” A famous bear turns to a life of arson, a modern family faces new challenges, and a classic action film gets an unnecessary reboot .  

Special Guest Contributor Jake Kroeger a stand-up comic, writer, director and producer. He has written extensively about the art form of comedy for Vulture, Nerdist, LA Weekly and more. He’s the founder of “The Comedy Bureau,” the industry’s go-to resource for comedy...

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This week’s theme: “Partnership.” An outdoorsman copes with a curse, a man’s banana pancakes change his life, and two old men in a bait shop let their loneliness get the best of them.  

Special Guest Contributor Scott Palmason is an actor, singer, improviser and comedian. You may recognize him from ‘Scrubs,’ ‘The Tonight Show,’ and several Second City stage musicals. He can be seen in the long-running sci-fi improv show “The Improvi...

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September 13, 2021 58 min

This week’s theme: “Survival.” A robot has ulterior motives, three friends have very different personalities, and a therapist’s unique approach makes him very, very happy.  

Special Guest Contributor Aristotle Georgeson is a comedian, writer, musician and performance artist. His alter ego “Blake Webber” has amassed over 4 million followers and hundreds of millions of views across the internet. He also co-hosts a weekly golf podcast ...

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September 6, 2021 38 min

This week’s theme: “Challenges.” A bathroom dance challenge makes a splash, a cheating college student struggles to move on, and an accidental mob war leads to some soul-searching.  

Special Guest Contributor Brian Guest is an actor, writer and improvisor. You may have seen him on Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics,’ Netflix’s ‘Narcos,’ NBC’s ’Southland,’ Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ and many, many other places. 

Twitter: @brguest20

IG: @...

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August 30, 2021 58 min

This week’s theme: “Duality.” A pair of scientists try to understand humor, a mafia rat tries to juggle his two lives and winds up in over his head, and a clairvoyant specializes in expiration dates.  

Special Guest Contributor Brian Huskey is an actor, writer and improviser. You may recognize him from “Veep,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Children’s Hospital” and his many performances at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He also hosts the ...

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August 23, 2021 34 min

This week’s theme: “Destiny.” A City Council tries to deal with an abundance of masks, an elderly woman’s unique way of saving time, and a man hides his eyes to hide the truth.  

Special Guest Contributor Parvesh Cheena is an actor, writer and longtime improviser. You may have seen him on NBC’s “Outsourced,” ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” “Mythic Quest,” and currently stars as “Zulius” on Netflix’s “Centaurworld.” 

Twitter: @parvesh 

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August 16, 2021 38 min

This week’s theme: “Friendship.” A trashy neighbor wreaks havoc, a mother insists on a mushroom-free diet, and a judge has a unique approach to settling disputes.   

Special Guest Contributor Phillip Wilburn has been seen and heard on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, “Conan” and “Dragonball Z.” He does several weekly audio shows on Clubhouse in The Comedy Lounge Club and can be found impersonating former-...

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August 9, 2021 49 min

This week’s theme: “Left Turns.” Missing keys lead to shocking revelations, an artist who paints her music finds an unlikely collaborator, and a guy’s hot breath puts him in hot water.  

Special Guest Contributor Rekha Shankar is a prolific comedy writer, currently writing for NBC’s “Grand Crew” and Hulu’s “Animaniacs.” She also writes for “Reductress,” “College Humor,” “Clickhole,” “The New Yorker” and way too many other things to ...

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August 2, 2021 50 min

This week’s theme: “Confidence.” An image consultant has some image issues, the seedy underbelly of Krav Maga, and the TV mash-up you never asked for.  

Special Guest Contributor Miles Gray is a producer, writer, director and comedian. He can be heard co-hosting “The Daily Zeitgeist” and “420 Day Fiance” wherever you get your podcasts. 

Twitter: @milesofgray

@dailyzeitgeist

@420dayfiance

IG:   @milesofgray

      @thed...

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July 26, 2021 41 min

This week’s theme: “Communication.” A rock band on the rocks, some unfriendly competition in the workplace leads to a longtime grudge, and a guys’ night is ruined by a shocking revelation.  

Special Guest Contributor Jojo Wright is a radio personality who can be heard on 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and “The iHeartRadio Countdown” all over the country. He also hosts the very fascinating “Paranormalish” podcast available wherever you...

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July 19, 2021 39 min

This week’s theme: “Secrets.” An intrusive neighborhood watch, a hospital filled with clowns, and a video game addict who has a chance to make a difference. 

Special Guest Contributor Jacob Reed is an award-winning writer, producer and director. You have seen his work on Comedy Central, Funny Or Die, Nickelodeon and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He is also a longtime performer and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. 

 www.jacobre...

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July 12, 2021 38 min

This week’s theme: “Justice.” The cutthroat world of high school cheerleading, a misunderstood entrepreneur makes it big, and a bird longs to be free as a...umm...bird.Special Guest Contributor Rick Glassman is an actor, comedian, writer and podcaster. Check out his hilarious podcast “Take Your Shoes Off!”

www.rickglassman.com

IG: @rickglassman

Twitter: @rickglassman

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July 5, 2021 45 min

This week’s theme: “Innovation.” A woman’s unique recipe has everybody talking, a child rushes to grow up, and a small-business owner lacks imagination. Special Guest Contributor Becky Robinson is an actress, stand-up comic, and voice over artist. She can be heard on the new Nickelodeon animated series “Middlemost Post.”

IG: @beckyrobinson4

Twitter: @beckyrrobinson

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June 28, 2021 37 min

This week’s theme: “Attachment.” A pooch moves onto bigger and better things, a couple finds themselves up a creek without a paddle, and a radio morning show gets a little too edgy. 

Special Guest Contributor Gina Grad is a radio broadcaster in Los Angeles and is currently the longest-running anchor/co-host of “The Adam Carolla Show.” She is also the voice of “Rose” in the “Street Fighter” video game franchise. 

Twitter/IG: @gina...

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This week’s theme: “Opportunities.” A nurse gets in over her head, an improv teacher copes with a difficult student, and a pitch-man pitches his way into a downward spiral.  

Special Guest Contributor Christine Bullen is an actress, writer, comedian, and the artistic director at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater – L.A.

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June 20, 2021 50 min

This week’s theme: “Trust.” A grandfather’s love proves to be fickle, two cops are on thin ice with the chief, and a pair of pranksters could use some pranking practice. 

Special Guest Contributor Max Koch is a voice actor and artist living in Los Angeles. 

Twitter: @MaxKochOfficial

YouTube: @BowlerHat 

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