Off Book: The Improvised Musical
By Earwolf and Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino
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It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!).
||Explicit40. Arctic March Madness (w/ Alison Rich)||Alison Rich (The Goldbergs, Party Over Here) joins Jess and Zach for an arctic musical filled with penguin eggs, fish gifting, narwhals and more! With songs like "Fishkabob", "When In Doubt Float" and "Will I Be A Gewd...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit39. A Balloon in Paris (w/ Gilli Nissim)||Oui oui! Gilli Nissim (We're Gross With Gilli Nissim) joins Zach and Jess this week for a Parisian musical filled with red balloons / ballons, Jacques and Claude, a virtual reality Costco, ...and twins! With songs like "North...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit38. Monster’s Bubble Ball (w/ John Hartman)||Writer, actor and musical improv vet John Hartman (Baby Wants Candy, The Good Place) joins Jess & Zach this week for a wild, underwater, crab-legged techno musical complete with sledding, sea snakes and slow dances. With songs like "Bubble...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit37. Hungry LOST Survivor Games (w/ Beth Appel)||Beth Appel joins Zach and Jess this week in the most ambitious island-related crossover event in history. With songs like "Please Tell Us Why We Are LOST", "An Alliance of Karens" and "Viewing Party", you won't...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit36. Shawshank Wedemption (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)||Comedy writer, podcast host and "Weird Twitter" icon Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place, Punch Up The Jam) joins Jess and Zach for a musical packed with kid jail, arson, lice checks, and more! With songs like "That's What I'm...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35. Bring Your Dad to Work Day and the Place That You Work Is A School (w/ David Wain)||The amazing David Wain (A Futile and Stupid Gesture [netflix.com], Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) joins Zach and Jess on the OFF BOOK stage for a paternal school-yard musical filled with pudding cups, dodgeball, Marines and dads! With...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit34. Zigging Through Time (w/ Ross Bryant)||Musical improviser and rap champion Ross Bryant joins Zach and Jess this week for a trippy musical with David Bowie raps, cavemen, dinosaurs, aliens, and somehow SO much more. With songs like "Relic of Music", "David Bowie: An Alien...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33. Odycheese (w/ Griffin Newman)||Griffin Newman (The Tick, Blank Check) returns to the OFF BOOK stage, this time in-studio!, for a new musical about cheese, cheese and more cheese! With songs like "Meet the Captain", "River of Brie" and "We Swissed...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32. Picket Line Pals (w/ The Doughboys: Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger)||The Doughboys themselves, Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger, take the Off Book stage with Jess and Zach this week for a brand new musical filled with grocery store rivals, strikes, Pixar vs Dreamworks debates and more! With songs like "At The Local...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31. Russian Into Love: Live! From SF Sketchfest (w/ John Michael Higgins, Arden Myrin)||Live from SF Sketchfest, it's a brand new romantic Russian musical complete with Borat impressions and special guests John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, Best in Show, Great News) and Arden Myrin (Shameless, MadTV). With songs like "Look...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30. Love, Actually Is Really Complicated (w/ Eliza Skinner)||Musical improv veteran Eliza Skinner joins Zach and Jess this week for a new meet-cute musical with all the ups and downs of true love, plus a girl named Melissabeth. With songs like "Let's Be Sister Wives", "(Gotta Have) An App...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29. Reborn In The Fire: Live at Nerdmelt (w/ Rachel Bloom)||The one and only Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) joins Jess and Zach LIVE for a new alternate-universe musical filled with orphans, fireman, Tom Cruise, and the most expensive restaurant in the world: Subway! With songs like "Why Do People...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28. All’s Wellford That Ends Willy (w/ Matt Gourley)||Podcast king Matt Gourley (I Was There Too) joins Zach and Jess this week for a new musical filled with pickled eggs, libations of the cocktail sort, and crime jobs. With songs like "Tingle Jingle", "Vodka & Whiskey" and...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27. Make Space For Family (w/ Tawny Newsome)||The incredible Tawny Newsome joins Jess and Zach this week for a new musical that is legitimately out of this world. With songs like "It's Gossip In Space", "That Is Dragon Ball Z", and "You're Not A Robot"...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26. X-Moms: Days of Mother’s Moms (w/ Zeke Nicholson)||Zeke Nicholson (White Women) joins Zach and Jess this week for a new maternally mutant musical! With songs like "Captain James Pilot", "This Fight Is A Mother", and "What A Stink We Made", you'll be sure to gain all...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25. Pump the Stakes (w/ Jon Gabrus)||Jon Gabrus (Raised by TV) starts the 2018 OFF BOOK musical season off right with an insane new show filled with cops, mozzarella sticks, and even the birds & the bees. With songs like "Pump the Brakes", "Janette Woman" and...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24. Don’t Ghost This Date (w/ Jon Cozart)||YouTube sensation Paint aka Jon Cozart joins Zach and Jess this week for a ghostly musical with young love, breadsticks, and "Hot Toppings". With songs like "When Do You Say You're A Ghost?", "Yogurt &...||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23. O Little Town Of Doggywood (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Nicole Parker)||Off Book favorites Paul F. Tompkins (Spontaneanation) and Nicole Parker (Wicked, MadTV) are back together for a new holiday musical with a candy-canine twist in the town of Doggywood! With songs like "Puppy Christmas Train", "Throw Me A...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22. Mother Take The Wheel (w/ Mary Elizabeth Ellis)||Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Santa Clarita Diet) speeds into the OFF BOOK studio to star in the hottest new vehicular musical. With songs like "Ride or Die", "We Are the Ghosters" and "I Like...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21. Murder on the Picturesque Express (w/ Scott Aukerman)||The one and only Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Jess and Zach for a locomotive musical murder mystery! Featuring such gruesome, grim, grizzly and great songs like "I'm A Man Of Purpose", "One Free Club A Month", and...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. When You're Here, You're a Machine (w/ Corrine Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson)||Corrine Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson of the Guys We F***ked podcast join Zach and Jess for the ultimate sewer rat, sentient object & chain restaurant musical. With songs like "Waving In Front Of A Faucet", "Takes A Whole Room...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19. Turkey Run (w/ Colton Dunn)||Gather around the table as Colton Dunn (LAZER TEAM 2, Superstore) joins Jess and Zach for the first ever (?) Thanksgiving musical! With songs like "Take A Mallow, Make It Micro", "Green Beans", and "Chillsgiving"...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Touched By A Gabriel (w/ Ashley Ward)||This week, Ashley Ward (Baby Wants Candy) stars in this heavenly new musical filled with old and new testament fun, (plus peach AND mango margaritas!). With songs like "A Happy Day In Heaven", "I Miss The Old God" and...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17. 2024: Live from LA Podfest (w/ Carl Tart, Madeline Walter)||--||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16. Front Page Boos (w/ Lennon Parham)||Lennon Parham (Playing House, Womp It Up!) joins Zach and Jess for this spoooooky vampire musical that's sure to rival Phantom of The Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, and all other scary stage productions! With songs like "The Best Time Is The...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15. Arms Race (w/ Mo Collins)||Mo Collins (Mad TV, Parks & Rec) joins Jess & Zach this week in a race to musical glory! With bikes, sentient coats and limbs, Irish nuclear grenades, and more, this show has it all. "Helping Me Stand", "9 Kicks" and...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14. Straight to Bradway (w/ Rory O'Malley)||Tony Award nominee for Book of Mormon and current King George III in Hamilton, Rory O'Malley, takes the stage this week in the new hit musical, STRAIGHT TO BRADWAY. This truly is a theatrical production about a theatrical production! With songs...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13. Attorney At Love (w/ Nicole Parker)||The incredible Nicole Parker (Wicked, MAD TV) joins Jess and Zach to star this legally-amazing new musical with attorneys, astrological signs, trains and much more. You won't "object!" to "Nobody Says No To Michael Buble"...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Electric Daisy Jamboree (w/ Matt Besser)||Matt Besser, host of Earwolf's improv4humans / creator of the new punk-rock musical Stolen Idea, stars in the new (and first?) EDM-musical "Electric Daisy Jamboree". In a festival full of robot DJs, drugs, buckets, a "Pine Tree...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical Teaser!||Check out OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino, premiering on Tuesday, July 25th!||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFind Full Archive of Off Book on Stitcher Premium||Find Full Archive of Off Book on Stitcher Premium||7/2/1970||Free||View in iTunes|
What's it called when you sing and laugh at the same time
I don't know! But this show is sublime!
When your fav Earwolf guest becomes a host!
Jessica McKenna is so talented - she's always knocked the socks off with her characters and improvised songs on Comedy Bang Bang. Glad she's got a new place to show off her musical chops!
I didn't think I liked musical improv until I heard Zach and Jess doing it. This show is spectacular!