Upcoming live dates – UCB4 at Inner Sanctum / Pot Humor standup tour & improv4humans @ SF Sketchfest

LOS ANGELES

Sunday, December 23 at 7:30pm at UCB Franklin
improv4Humans High Holiday Show with Matt Besser
Join us for a special live holiday edition of this popular podcast! Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show Asssscat, Matt has brought his talents to Earwolf with a fully improvised weekly podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe.
Tickets: $12

January 12, Saturday at 8pm – $25 SOLD OUT (standby only)
UCB4 Say F U 2018, Hello 2019! – with Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts & Matt Walsh – An Improv & music hootenanny extravaganza to kick off the new year and to brush off one of the worst years ever! Come help us say F U to 2018 and let’s get 2019 started with the UCB4 and their favorite comedians & musicians featuring Andy Richter, John Gemberling, and TBA.

SAN FRANCISCO
SKETCHFEST


Jannuary 19 at 4:20pm
The 420 Show with Matt Besser plus other stoner comics like Andy Richter, Stephanie Allyne, and Dave Hill

January 19 at 7:30pm
Asssscat with Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Jess McKenna, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, and Zack Reino + BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT!!!!

January 20 at 1pm
improv4humans returns to Cobb’s at SF Sketch Fest with
Neil Campbell
Eugene Cordero
Paul Rust
Mary Holland

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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!

2nd year of our nation improv contest, www.contest4improv4humans.com to win a trip to the Del Close Marathon in NYC, has been won by Can’t Tell Us Nothing from Houston! Enter your group next year…

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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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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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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