STOLEN IDEA: a punk rock musical

Available September 27 on stitcherpremium

STOLEN IDEA is a comedy punk rock musical that covers the theft of intellectual property in the artistic worlds of music and comedy. The story follows a standup comedian and a rock musician who are both approaching 40 and are fearful their time to “make it” is running out. One has his idea stolen, the other steals an idea.

Only the ghosts of Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell can help them now!

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Book by Matt Besser

Music by Bobby Matthews

Lyrics by Matt Besser & Bobby Matthews

Produced by Brett Morris

“Stolen Idea” features performances by James Adomian (“Trump vs. Bernie”), John Gemberling (“Broad City”), Virginia Matthews (“Mömandpöp”), Paul Rust (“Love”), Scott Aukerman (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”), Harris Wittels (“Parks and Recreation”), Mike Cassady (“Drunk History”), Mike Still (“Broken”) and Danielle Schneider (“Bitch Sesh”).

CHECK OUT THE STOLEN IDEA WEBSITE

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Upcoming live dates – improv4humans tour / festival dates

2017
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LOS ANGELES

ACE HOTEL
Dec. 10 – improv4humans with Matt Besser and Jon Gabrus, Eugene Cordero, Mary Holland

SAN FRANCISCO

SF SketchFest

Jan. 27

Matt Besser’s 420 Show at 4:20pm at the Swedish

Asssscat at 7pm

Jan. 28

improv4humans with Matt Besser at Cobb’s 1pm
w/ Jon Gabrus, Jess McKenna, Horatio Sans

NYC

Asssscat at Carnegie Hall
Thursday June 28, 2018

*tweet @mattbesser if you’re having problems getting info on these shows

**if you have a festival you want to see i4h at, let us know, and let that festival know! adair@uprightcitizens.org or tweet @mattbesser

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improv4humans w/ Matt Besser

I have a podcast that features improv comedy done a lot like the UCB’s flagship improv show, “Asssscat”.
I have a goal to make it the best comedy podcast in the universe. We can only do it with your help. Listen, subscribe, rate, spread the word, and keep being humon…

Paste Magazine recently wrote this article listing our 14 best episodes.

Huffpost review of our MOPES trilogy with Jon Gabrus, Jess McKenna, and Eugene Cordero.

Splitsider Article about our music episodes.

i4h mugs

improv4humans merch

Check out one of our newest music episode with guest LUCERO

Lucero graphic

Rolling Stone magazine put us in their Top 20 best podcast list

http://www.earwolf.com/episode/improv4humans/

Get an improv4humans t-shirt with logo or the sexy robot

Our latest narrative experiment is called MOPES starring Eugene Cordero, Jon Gabrus, & Jess McKenna

Here is the latest 4/20 episode

latest Best of i4h

200th Episode

300th Episode

the WHIPLASH episode with Armen

This one was Live from Bumbershoot and we got into a fight with a heckler

Amy Poehler was on i4h recently.
Andy Daly returned to the show on this one.
And Matt Walsh debated John Gemberling on bestiality on this one.

MUSIC episodes…
Ryan Bingham
RADICAL FACE

Best of Music Vol. 1

Best of Music Vol. 2

Best of Music Vol. 3

Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon.

Listen to the Best of improv4humans Volume 1

We take suggestions off twitter, so follow me @mattbesser

Want improv4humans to come to your town or festival please contact UCBtourco and give me the heads up at adair@uprightcitizens.org

If you like the show make sure to subscribe and tell your cousin in Alabamy.

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“Arkippiana” – short film

I made a short film about a weird town on the border of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana called Arkippiana.
It stars me, Horatio Sanz, Drew Tarver, Hillary Matthews, and Betsy Sodaro and is directed by The Nix Brothers!

trailer

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The UCB Show Season 2 on Seeso.com

Season 2 of The UCB Show is now on Seeso.com. This time I host a little bit more, do some standup and character interviews. I really think you’re going to like it. Some really fucking funny acts. You can try out Seeso free for a month, so check it out.

Article with Ian Roberts and I talking about the new season.

Another good reason to get Seeso is they just picked up our variety show for a second season and now you can see our Del Close documentary there.
Seeso is now available on Amazon Prime and coming soon to other platforms.
We were on CHARLIE ROSE SHOW to promote the documentary and the Del Close Marathon

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Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays – December 20 on Seeso

You guys are going to love this!
Eva Anderson, Richter, and I put this together with many of your favorite comedians Seth Morris as Bob Ducca, Jon Daly as Sappity Tappity, Eddie Pepitone as Santa, Lauren Lapkus as Andy’s wife, Betsy Sodaro as Andy’s mom, and me as BJORK!!!
Also Andy’s Son (MOOKIE BLAIKLOCK), Andy’s Sister (DIONA REASONOVER), Piano Playing Uncle (MIKE CASSADY), Red Sandwich (ERIC HOFFMAN), Michelle Obama (EGO NWODIM) and Talking Gift (ALLAN MCLEOD).

It’s a variety show in the style of the ones from the 70′s when Johnny Cash or Dolly Parton would host a show from their homes.
Once again I must say, you should check out SEESO.com!

home for the holidays

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my standup special “Besser Breaks the Record” on Seeso, Amazon, and iTunes

Besser Breaks the Record” is my newest comedy special where I attempt tp break every comedy record in the world in an effort to defeat my comedy nemesis Ivan Krushnev Jr.

Now available in its audio version on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
The CD will be available in all retail stores and the UCB STORE on-line, on 3/25

Besser Breaks the Record is a standup special which I can’t wait for everybody to see. It’s my first special that I’ve really focused on since Woo Pig Sooie wasn’t a planned album and The 6 Most Important Sets in the History of Standup was a compilation of performances.

Besser Breaks the record

Seeso is has become available on more and more platforms like Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Prime, and soon coming to new Apple TVs.

New York Times article on Seeso and our projects.

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Besser Vs. Audience on HOWL.FM

I have a new podcast show called BESSER vs. AUDIENCE on Howl.FM which is part of Earwolf podcast network.
6 episodes!

I usually fuck with the Asssscat audience before the shows on Sunday. I do surveys and we have some fun in a way which I hope is a little unique.

• Go to Howl.fm and click start free trial.
• Create an account.
• Once you reach checkout, input the promo code BESSER which will give you 1 month free.

Also the entire improv4humans archives will be on HOWL.

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some of my stuff to buy

new improv4humans t-shirt by comic book artist Bob Fingerman…
Bob Fingerman shirt
buy at Earwolf store

my newest standup special “Besser Breaks the Recordaudio
full video special on Seeso.com
Audio version of my special available on Amazon, itunes, and the CD available on UCB Store.

Upright Citizens Brigade: Season 3 – the sketch show, yes the DVD, finally available…

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual – yeah, that book I won’t shut up about

Freak Dance the sketch musical film I wrote and co-directed. I even sing a couple of songs in it!

May I Help You Dumbass? CD – prank calls I did on people who called me…dumbasses

…and my two standup albums easy to get-> just look right to your right over here-> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Whiplash

Inside the Master Class: Whiplash

Also featuring my muse Armen is the Christmas Carol edition of improv4humans

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