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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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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Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

Ladies and gentlemen, after seven years, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, (edited by Joe Wengert) and I have finally finished writing the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual. If I know anything about improv it is in this book. This is now the text book for the UCB Training Center. We wrote it so that someone who has never seen an improv show nor taken a class could still learn to improvise by reading this book.
It’s only $25 and for now it is only available at our website ucbtheatre.com store.
If you read it and it works for you please help us spread the word, and give me some feedback if you have any questions. We’d rather you buy it off our site but it is also available on Amazon. If you do buy it on Amazon please give us a review. Thanks!

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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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