Upcoming live dates – Del Close Marathon 21 in LA

LOS ANGELES

Del Close Marathon 21
June 28-30
For the first time in LA! It will be epic, get tickets now!

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UCB COMEDY IMPROV MANUAL & UCB SCHOOLS

UCB COMEDY IMPROVISATION MANUAL for sale at Amazon and on-line UCB STORE only.

buy a UCB Gift Card to for classes or merch

Check out our UCB merch at the UCB STORE.

UCB Theater has schools for improvisation, sketch writing, character comedy, and other more specific comedy skills. Information for the schools in LA & NYC can be found here.

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improv4humans w/ Matt Besser

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NEW improv4humans shirt available at TEE PUBLIC
it’s on sale during the holidays so get it now…

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…

Improv4humans has been recognized by WhatPods.com as one of the best comedy podcasts!

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

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

the latest BEST OF improv4humans Vol. 9 – you can get latest six months for free and the rest are on Stitcher Premium. Subscribe now for the free ones!

free greatest hit MUSIC episodes…

Best of Music Vol. 1 – features musicians David Bazan, Ben Lee, Hallelujah the Hills, Chris Farren, Austin Lucas, Joey Cape, Drag the River, and Cory Branan

Best of Music Vol. 2 – features music from Ryan Bingham, Allison Weiss, Murder by Death, Waxahatchee, The White Buffalo, The Milk Carton Kids, Dawes, Robbie Fulks, Frank Turner, Dave Hause and Dan Deacon.

Best of Music Vol. 3 – features music from Austin Lucas, Langhorne Slim, Jenny Owen Youngs, Michael Dean Damron, The Mowgli’s, Lydia Loveless, Jeff Rosenstock, Radical Face, The Staves, and Lucero.

Best of Music Vol. 4 – featuring music from The Family Crest, Laura Stevenson, Cory Branan, Worriers, Austin Lucas, San Fermin, The Smith Street Band, and K.Flay

Best of Music Vol. 5 – featuring music from Noah Gundersen, Colleen Green, Michael Dean Damron, St. Lenox, Ben Lee, Pedro The Lion, Sarah Shook, The Milk Carton Kids, Murder By Death, and Hop Along

some of my favorite episodes are on Stitcher Premium if you subscribe…

Like one of our narrative experiments called MOPES starring Eugene Cordero, Jon Gabrus, & Jess McKenna

or the very meta the WHIPLASH episode with Armen

or many of our many musical guest episodes like… LUCERO

Lucero graphic

i4h theme music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon.

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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MY DEAD WIFE, THE ROBOT CAR on Stitcher Premium

MY DEAD WIFE, THE ROBOT CAR is my new podcast 10 part series on Stitcher Premium.

When Matt (Besser) signed on to be one of the first testers of the self-driving robot cars, he was not aware the AI personality of the operating system was his dead ex-wife (Mary Holland). It’s like the film “Her”…he hated her and she hated him. ‘My Dead Wife, The Robot Car’ is a 10 episode improvised series featuring Matt Besser, Mary Holland, Horatio Sanz, Danielle Schneider, Betsy Sodaro, Jon Gabrus, Dan Lippert, Matt Newell, Lou Wilson, Chad Carter, and Mookie Blaiklock.

If you don’t have Stitcher Premium you can get it for free for a month with promo code ROBOT

VERGE article about the show.

If you enjoy the show please spread the word!

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Professor Besser is now a Patreon podcast

Professor Besser (comedy advice) #1-18

Hi humons, I am Matt Besser, host of the comedy podcast, improv4humans with Matt Besser, and co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade.

I’ve done a bit of improv, sketch, standup, and sitcom work so hopefully my experiences can be helpful to your chosen comedy path.

$1 an episode.

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Recent Tours

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ARKANSAS

#votethemout with Matt Besser & Trusty

I did standup with the legendary Arkansas punk band – TRUSTY!!!


All $ made from this show went to Faulkner County Democratic Party towards the goal of voter registration, and mobilizing voters in Faulkner County on election day.

Arkansas Times article on the shows here

Check to see if you are registered to vote at I WILL VOTE I swear it’s easy. Please encourage others to do this and register. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

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Pot Humor tour

articles about my POT HUMOR tour

article in Westword

article in Colorado Springs Independent

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*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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UCB Chelsea – R.I.P.

360 Photos of UCB Chelsea

Vanity Fair article

New York Times article

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STOLEN IDEA: a punk rock musical

Available NOW on stitcherpremium

Act ONE available right now streaming on Earwolf here

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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“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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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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