It Came from the Headlines
By 80 Proof Underdogs
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The improvisers from 80 Proof Underdogs perform longform improv scenes based on randomly selected news articles. Sometimes we even manage to hold our accents for an entire scene.
||ExplicitDad Gets Nothing! Good Day Sir!||Adam, Brandon, Brett, Marc, and Sean discover what it means to own a very small piece of land for a very limited time (and other such poppycock and gobblydeegook).||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitQuit Telling Me to Quit, Alien!||Brett, Marc, Sean, Tara, and Special Guest Elayne just can't quit with this episode no matter how much they are told to do so. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen make a special appearance, as well.||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTime for a Pizza Montage!||Bree, Brett, Marc, and Tara discuss massive imports of nether raiment into North Korea and the CIA infiltrating North Korea via various lingerie and pizza related means. WARNING: Contains frequent mention of unmentionables. DOUBLE WARNING: Contains brief mention of cloacas.||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWe're ConCERNed About Weasels (or Martins) ((or Weasels named Martin))||DOUBLE FEATURE: Adam, Bree, Brett, Marc, Ryan discuss particle accelerators as they are related to coordinated attacks by various kinds of thrill-seeking vermin and other (maybe) related tales.||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Probably Offensive Tale of Pine Cone Man||Adam, Brett, Dan, Marc, Sean discover that living in trees, climbing trees, and many other things are fraught with peril. And Pine Cones.||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTY: A Musical Lawsuit||MUSICAL EPISODE: In our first attempt at a musical episode Adam, Brett, Marc, and Sean -- with Brandon on keys -- tread on shaky legal ground as they explore alternate ways of expressing appreciation for ones customers in an increasingly litiguous world.||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMuch Ado About Number Two||BONUS EPISODE: Adam, Bree, Brett, Marc, and Ryan discuss how weathermen may be framed for excreting in their own yard as a means to convince your competition that they are crazy. There are also additional stories related to number 2 because we are adults and can handle that material. Not literally, though, that's gross.||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDr. Spock's Least Recommended Episode||Brett, Jane, Marc and Special Guest Claire explore bad egg puns, some punishments that border on abuse, and other things that bad parents might inflict on their children.||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Political Pitfalls of Dog Kissing||Brett, Jane, Marc, Tim explore the political implications of kissing dogs, theft in a small town, and other potentially Canadian turns of events.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitQuad-Copter: The Drone with the Softened Tip||Adam, Brett, Marc, Ryan, Tara and special guest Brad Knight discuss authentic medieval reenactment, ancient Sumerian medicine, and the terrible retribution owed to violators of the commando club's tenants.||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBienvenidos a Walmarta, It's All in Aisle 3!||Adam, Bree, Brett, Marc, and Ryan do things in threes, play some inequality Dungeons and Dragons, and visit a Fake Spanish Walmart.||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStephen King: Salvation of LeQueefa and the Swear Bears||Brett, Jane, Marc, and Tim discover how, when even town names are becoming increasingly vulgar, what happens when a Swearing Club becomes desensitized to obscenity. Will they lose the joy of crassness altogether, or will they learn a little something about themselves with the help of a special friend. I don't want to give anything away but I mean, come on, look at the bloody episode title.||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn the Advice of the Fabled Florida Man||Adam, Dan, Marc, Sean, Tara, Tim learn about sex and relationships from instructional superhero 'Florida Man' and participants play for their bail on the $25,000 bond pyramid!||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Vatican's Search for the Pooper and Other Scentcible Stories||Adam, Bree, Brett, Marc, Sean, and Tara discuss new lines of scented clothing, multiple popes, and unfortunate incidents of shoplifting. Also, Bree put on pants for this, so don't make her have put pants on in vain.||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat About Bobs?||Adam, Bree, Dan, Marc, Tara, and our special guest Sarah get some useful text-based relationship advice making this possibly the most practical episode to date. There are a lot of Bobs in this episode, too, making it the most Bob-ladden podcast to date. There's a lot of to dates in this dating article and so we've got that going for us. Plus there's a romance gypsy!||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThis Park is Mine!||Adam, Bree, Brett, Marc, and Tara explore which part of a pond is better by cardinal points, how a timeshare in a park might work, and various other park related and unrelated musings.||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Ninja Baristas||Brett, Jane, and Marc along with special guest Claire discuss the practice of hiring ninjas, what ninjas must do if they only get hired part time, and in general bring great dishonor to themselves.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeriously, Italy?! What is Your Deal?||Adam, Bree, Brett, Marc, Sean, and Tara take an offensive court ruling and try to do something less offensive with it. While they probably did not success you can take solace in the fact there may have been some clown murder.||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8-10 Times Better Than the Last||Adam, Brandon, Bree, Dan, Marc, and Ryan are possibly 8-10 times better than the previous episode! Hard cheese to swallow, I know, but there it is.||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWho Let the Drug Mice Out?||Adam, Bree, Dan, Marc, Ryan, and Tim discuss the use of animals for the transport of various goods and other misadventures.||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHuman Biscuit Appraisal||Adam, Dan, and Marc explore the wonders of human biscuits and thus cannibalism, some Titanic mistakes, and a Greek cookie museum.||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Many Groceried Adventures of the Orange Knight||Adam, Brandon, Bree, Dan, Marc, and Ryan discuss the many adventures one can have of defending citrus fruits from ne'er-do-wells, superheroism at home, and pensioneering. But BEWARE the dreaded Bill Cosby room.||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAll About Dat Beak||Adam, Brandon, and Marc explore the dangers of overstimulation, interspecies attraction, and secret societies.||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOur Satan Who Art in Hell, Devilled Be Thy Name||Adam, Marc, Ryan, Tara, and Tim examine the limits of religious freedom and the true motivations of the American legislative system. Apologies in advance for the sound quality, we had some technical issues with the microphone this episode!||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Culture of Violence with Fruit at the Bottom||Adam, Bree, Dan, Marc, Sarah, and Sean delve into the depths of the yogurt hurling criminal subculture as well as that of knitting enthusiasts and the chronically impolite. SAFETY WARNING: This podcast contains 80s style rap.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs It a Fat Two Year Old or a Burrito?||Adam, Bree, Dan, Tara, and Marc explore the limits of the human digestive system, the plight of the entrepreneur, and bad ideas for keeping a business afloat.||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Fellowship of Sad Little Horse||Adam, Dan, and Marc observe Russian and Ukraine competing to annex Mordor and a gifted hacker tries to impress a girl with his exploits.||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWho Stole the Mayo? A Whodunnit||Adam, Ryan, Tim, Marc, and Tara engage in some hotel bathtub hijinks while a town faces a sandwich crisis amidst a mayo shortage. Oh, and dogs are involved somewhere in there, too.||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Llama Keeper's Bizarre Love Triangle||Adam, Bree, Dan, Marc, and Tara explore a variety of topics surrounding love and llamakeeping.||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Consistently funny, great for improv
This unique improv podcast starts off with an outstanding premise; "A scene based off a news article."
Very professionally done and released on time weekly.
I can't wait to see the evolution of this awesome Podcast.
(Another plus is that you can sometimes see these performers live at a Monkey Business Improv show in Madison Wisconsin)