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Off Book: The Improvised Musical

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 ...Show More
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1:11:57 | Mar 27th, 2018

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 feel deserted listening to these tunes....Show More
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49:55 | Sep 5th, 2017

Mike Still (Hard Nation) leads the cast of the new flora and fauna-filled musical, "Everything Is Nature". Raccoons, crabs, and park rangers join together for songs like "Kill A Bunch of Humans", "Dry & Wet" and more. Plus, stay til the end for a spe...Show More
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50:26 | Jul 25th, 2017

In the new mall-centric musical, "SHAM WOWOWOW", Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino are joined by Mary Holland in a story of competition, As-Seen-On-TV products, pretzels and more. Hear such showstopping hits like "Let Me Tell You (Sham Wow)", "I Like To...Show More

51:10 | Jul 25th, 2017

In the premiere episode of OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino welcome guest Paul F. Tompkins to the stage in the brand new musical "SHRUGGING DESTINY". With the sure-to-be classic songs "Put Yourself First", "No One Want...Show More

58:25 | Sep 17th

Carl Tart (The Flagrant Ones, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Zach and Jess live from the 21st Del Close Marathon in Los Angeles for an all new musical packed with billionaires, future children, and more! With songs like “That’s Our Time”, “Pick Yourself U...Show More

1:33:14 | Sep 10th

On this very special episode of OFF BOOK, we join forces with Nate and Charlie of SWITCHED ON POP for the ultimate podcast crossover! While Jess, Zach, Scott, Dana and Brett do their improvised musical thing, the guys break down the sound and structu...Show More

57:29 | Sep 3rd

Creators of the award-winning critically acclaimed musical The Green Room (Stephen Foster, Rod Damer, and Chuck Pelletier) join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a hot dog feast, a Royal Court, jesters, and more! With songs like “The K...Show More

1:07:33 | Aug 27th

Ben Siemon (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Ducktales) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with superhero cars, a sewer community, the Infinity Company, and more! With songs like “Avengers Assemble (For Something That Resembles A Monopoly)”, “Norm...Show More

1:11:05 | Aug 20th

The Cooties (Ethan Edenburg, Eric Jackowitz, Jacob Jeffries) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with musical campers, the legacy dance, and more! With songs like “I Can’t Wait To See What Bunk I’m Gonna Be”, “That’s Your Legacy”, and “...Show More

1:02:56 | Aug 13th

Jess and Zach are locked out of the studio again while Every Place I Cry, the emo band with 4 lead singers including Neal Nocturne (Ross Bryant) and Moshe Black (Nick Mandernach), plus Aloysius Moody (Scott Passarella), And You Will Know Me By My Tra...Show More

1:04:18 | Aug 6th

Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with a beautiful ski resort, professional sledders, skiers, and snowboarders, and more! With songs like “Good Morning Mountain”, “Lanessa, Lanessa, Lanessa”, and “You Are Beca...Show More

57:29 | Jul 30th

Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live, Popstar) joins Zach and Jess live from the Moontower Comedy Festival for an all new musical packed with all things 7-Eleven! With songs like “Eleven 7-Elevens”, “Why Is It All Difficult?”, and “Roller Roller Roller, W...Show More

1:12:47 | Jul 23rd

Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with performing arts high school students, tap dancing, a Game of Thrones/Les Miserables/Nudist Colony musical, and more! With songs like “Full of Hot Air”, “Every Br...Show More

1:05:20 | Jul 16th

Mary Hollis Inboden (American Princess, The Righteous Gemstones) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with a capybara, hover boards, a river man, and more! With songs like “Manners Matter Yes”, “Teachable Moment”, and “What Is With the H...Show More

1:09:51 | Jul 9th

Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger (How Did This Get Played?) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed crazy cat ladies, the drug from Limitless, boat dogs, and more! With songs like “Drink 5 Slurpees, You Can Be a Cop From Outer Space”, “T...Show More

56:01 | Jul 2nd

Arnie Niekamp, Adal Rifai, and Matt Young (Hello From the Magic Tavern) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with hammerhead sharks, sky-writing jets, coast guard officers, and more! With songs like "Who's Ready for a Shark Attack?," "Ame...Show More

1:22:00 | Jun 25th

Eliot Glazer (Broad City, Teachers) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with British young singles, reality show drama, federal agents, and more! With songs like “Are We Gonna Get Mental Tonight Bruv?”, “What We Need Is Love”, and “Two ...Show More

1:06:11 | Jun 18th

James Adomian (The Underculture) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with mysterious tea shops, witches, a blood moon, and more! With songs like “Have a Cup of Tea and Let It Play Out”, “First Foot In The Door”, and “Can We Trick The Wi...Show More

1:09:34 | Jun 11th

For the 100th episode of Off Book, Zach and Jess proudly present CATS 2! With songs like “Tim, The Cat That Is Planning a Trip to New York”, “Ringtail LeCannes: The Cat who is Definitely not a Raccoon”, and “Bumblegrabs, The Cat Who Drives A Kite”, i...Show More

1:01:25 | Jun 4th

Lucas Hazlett (American Princess) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with mirages, scary camels, a chronicler, and more! With songs like “Boy Debate”, “Friggin’ Hot In The Desert”, and “Desert Love”, this ep will make you want to go on...Show More

1:06:15 | May 28th

Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw (Punch Up The Jam) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with the Knights of the Round Table, dragons and lizards, squires, and more! With songs like “A Helmet Match”, “Knights are Friends with Other Knight...Show More

53:46 | May 21st

Briga Heelan (Great News, Love) joins Zach and Jess live at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles for an all new musical filled with pyramid schemes, so much sawdust, hotel cookies, and more! With songs like “Here’s the Biz, We Love Pyramids”, “Sunke...Show More

1:11:03 | May 7th

Jamie Denbo (American Princess, Beverly in LA) joins Jess and Zach once again for an all new musical packed with great hair, a drunk psychic, three kids in a wedding dress, and more! With songs like “You Care About My Hair”, “Here Comes the Bride, Th...Show More

1:06:05 | Apr 30th

Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, and Mark McConville of Superego join Jess and Zach in-studio for an all new musical packed with the champagne of beer, your favorite friend Ding Dong, the animated short “Grumpy Mumps,” and more! With so...Show More

1:01:06 | Apr 23rd

Actor and comedian Alice Wetterlund (Treks and the City) joins Jess and Zach in-studio for an all new musical packed with flakes, lonely bar patrons, cool Jazz musicians, and more! With songs like “Jazz Yourself”, “Flake On Me”, “You Do What You Want...Show More

1:08:51 | Apr 16th

Jon Gabrus and Betsy Sodaro join Jess, Zach, Brett on the Frets, guest pianist Dan Wessels and guest drummer Eric Kalver for a Taco Bell musical packed with Boscar the Meanie and Kurt his friend, kidney stones, 4 Carls, taco spells and more! With son...Show More

1:05:03 | Apr 9th

Paul Scheer is back and in-studio with Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with parties, Frog Bob, Peter Teeter, submarines, plus guest pianist Sam Johnides and more! With songs like "Who Will Get On? (And Who Will Get Off?)", "Secret Man, Co...Show More

1:07:35 | Apr 2nd

Actor, comedian and writer Taylor Ortega (Kim Possible) joins Jess and Zach for a scientific musically packed with black holes, quarks, Swedish scientists flipping switches, and more! With songs like "Do It For Science", "Win Win" and "Ride or Die", ...Show More

1:07:13 | Mar 26th

The incredible Gary Anthony Williams (I'm Sorry) joins Jess and Zach for Wisconsin-based musical packed with family secrets, wolf choirs, cow dates and more! With songs like "What's Goin' On Wisconsin?", "Madison Tradition" and "Jobinson Johnson", th...Show More

1:08:16 | Mar 19th

Douglas Widick of musical improv and hip-hop improv fame joins Jess and Zach for an all-new musical packed with hacks, robots, 12 steps, the "4-Hour Body" and more. With songs like "Tim Ferris Facts", "Buddy, You Gotta Move" and "Hack Tacoma Quickly"...Show More

1:04:32 | Mar 12th

Actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Pizza Mind [sasheer.com]) joins Zach and Jess for a new musical packed with anthropomorphic clothing, Mykonos references, Macklemore and more! With songs like "Really Need A Sweater", "Fun Mem...Show More

1:05:12 | Mar 5th

Rebekka Johnson (GLOW [netflix.com] on Netflix) joins Jess and Zach in all new artistic musical filled with hot bods at the beach, being creative in a Berlin jail, orgies, and more! With songs like "Chairs and Tables (But No Friends)", "Everyone Here...Show More

1:05:20 | Feb 26th

The one and only Andy Daly joins Zach and Jess this week in an all-new musical packed with sexy archery, searching for a summer job, shooting your dick and candy! With songs like "I Hate Everything", "Arrow Is A Dick" and the special "When I Eat The ...Show More

1:07:01 | Feb 19th

Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and Colton Dunn (Superstore) from Voyage to the Stars [itunes.apple.com] join Jess and Zach in an all-new improvised musical packed with egg laying, mermaids, Bryce Dallas Howard, little crabs a...Show More

1:04:08 | Feb 12th

Janet Varney and Steve Berg from the new series Voyage to the Stars joins Jess and Zach for a museum musical packed with security guards, sexy Egypt wings, monkeys, two Owen Wilsons and more! With songs like "We Could Be History", "Thank You For Not ...Show More

1:08:39 | Feb 5th

Luke Null of Saturday Night Live fame joins Jess and Zach this week with multiple Brent's, cold balloons, 5th grade best (appetizer?) friends, and more! With songs like "What Other Dips Are Legit?", "Fly on Wings & Cheese" and "Pee Your Pants", you w...Show More

55:54 | Jan 29th

Multi-hyphenate comedian, musician and more Seån Cullen joins Zach and Jess live at SF Sketchfest for an all new nautical musical packed with mermen, prophecies, the HMS Daddy ship and more! With songs like "The Enemy is Everywhere", "Jam & Bricks" a...Show More

1:09:57 | Jan 22nd

Mark McConville of Superego and Pistol Shrimps fame joins Zach and Jess for the first in-studio episode of 2019 and an all new Portuguese vacation musical packed with Candy Crush, pickpockets, cops and more! With songs like “A Little Less Screen Time...Show More

59:58 | Jan 15th

Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is back on OFF BOOK live at Vulture Fest in Los Angeles for an electrifying new musical packed with mysterious elevators, locks of child star's hair, soul stealing, and more! With songs like "We're Going Up (Never G...Show More

1:07:16 | Jan 8th

Uh oh! Jess and Zach are locked out of the studio this week while Every Place I Cry, the emo band with 4 lead singers including Neal Nocturne (Ross Bryant) and Moshe Black (Nick Mandernach), plus Aloysius Moody (Scott Passarella), And You Will Know M...Show More

1:12:05 | Jan 1st

Jess and Zach are live with Mary Holland from The Independent in San Francisco with "Bobobo: The Maybe Buffalo", an all-new musical with mortuary ghosts, buffalo shrimp, fire chiefs and more. With songs like "Tell Us Tell Us Tell Us", "Bernie Mac (We...Show More

1:15:00 | Dec 25th, 2018

Jess and Zach are live from the late show at the Dallas Comedy House with the all new musical: "New Year's Rave-olution" packed with resolutions, Netflix, Skrillex's New Year's rave, humidity and more! With songs like "Find Someone To Kiss", "Walk Ou...Show More

1:12:10 | Dec 19th, 2018

A holiday classic is here again with Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker and a new musical filled with diners, candles, a snowy winter's night, original Christmas songs, coffee, cat and dog raps, and more! With songs like "Will This Be The Cup?", "A C...Show More

1:13:08 | Dec 11th, 2018

It's a true holiday treat to have Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) return to the OFF BOOK stage for a rockin' Santa-centric musical packed with internet trolls, reindeer, Amy Adams, and more! With songs like "A Nice Internet For The Holidays", "Reindeer...Show More

1:13:35 | Dec 4th, 2018

The incredible D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Barry) is back on OFF BOOK for a bizarro Beauty and the Beast + Dr. Seuss Christmas musical with Richard Scary, household appliances that are actually human, the Grinch, real surgery and more! With songs ...Show More

1:10:57 | Nov 27th, 2018

The hilarious Jeff Hiller is live in Brooklyn from the Murmrr Ballroom with Jess and Zach in a new underwater musical complete with dolphins, Garibaldi, jellies, witches and more! With songs like "Swim On In", "Gardening or Singing" and "A Seastar is...Show More

1:03:23 | Nov 20th, 2018

Actor, comedian and musician Flula Borg joins Jess and Zach for the most insane robotic OFF BOOK yet, packed with whalebots, submarinebots, computer-stuff blow holes, Roomba birds and more craziness. With songs like "We Are All Cars", "It's A Dream T...Show More

1:14:04 | Nov 13th, 2018

The h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s Alison Becker joins Zach and Jess for a new musical packed with spelling, things you're into, clams, and Klevin: The Coolest Kid in School! With songs like "Can You Spell Relax?", "Orlando" and "Can We Be Real Friends?", this ep...Show More

59:11 | Nov 6th, 2018

Podcasting king Travis McElroy (MBMBaM, Adventure Zone, Shmanners, Trends Like These, and Run: A Doctor Who Fancast) joins Zach and Jess for an all new, all-horse musical! With songs like "It's Grand To Be A Horse Of The Land", "H-O-R-S-E God" and "T...Show More

1:10:00 | Oct 30th, 2018

It's an ultra spooky Halloween OFF BOOOOOK with the hilarious Lou Wilson joining Zach and Jess for sacks on sacks of candy, Pintrest pumpkins, half-monster dads, epic ghost stories and so many more treats! With songs like "Which Stuff is the Witch St...Show More

1:14:41 | Oct 23rd, 2018

The one and only Ross Bryant returns to the OFF BOOK stage with Zach and Jess for a wild new musical jam-packed with sneaky booby-trapped letters, lasers, fart lockers, and Phoebe Thunderstein. With songs like "Powerful Woman in a Power Suit", "Strai...Show More

1:11:58 | Oct 16th, 2018

Jess and Zach are riding solo this week, live from the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, performing the brand new musical "We Object To Fear"! With songs like "Legacy", "Codependent Bullsh*t" and "Looking At Clouds", you will have so many songs to ...Show More
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1:09:56 | Oct 9th, 2018

Actress, writer and Natch Beaut host Jackie Johnson joins Jess and Zach for a wild new musical packed with nature, camping, fancy people in the mountains, chippity-choppity chipmunks, and sex with ghosts! With songs like "We Call It Lamping", "Let's ...Show More
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1:14:58 | Oct 2nd, 2018

They're hereee! Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, and Lauren Lapkus of Threedom are Jess and Zach's triple guests this week in a new musical packed with soft-serve caves, restaurant police, 68-ing(?) and Zendaya as Meechee. With songs like "...A Tree...Show More
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1:03:01 | Sep 25th, 2018

Get ready to get trippy with the amazing Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Jess + Zach in a brand new psychedelic musical swirled with limitless pills, fruit bats, vampires, sentient vines and Brad! With songs "You Can Die Anywhere", "Walk...Show More
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1:20:38 | Sep 18th, 2018

The hilarious Taran Killam (Single Parents, Night School, SNL) joins Jess and Zach for "Poetry: 1959" the live new musical packed with paddle boats, Counting Crows, British accents and guitar (!!!). With songs like "I Don't Get It", "Just Float", and...Show More
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1:03:16 | Sep 11th, 2018

Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport aka "The Boys" of Hollywood Handbook join Zach and Jess for a very van der Beek-y musical filled with Joshua Jackson, peak TV, and Eartha Kitt(?!). With songs like "That's What You Know Us From", "Banana King", and "...Show More
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49:11 | Sep 4th, 2018

The hilarious Erin Gibson (author of the new book Feminasty and host of Throwing Shade!) joins Zach and Jess this week for a dreamy new musical packed with time sensitive eggs, witch twins, and an alligator with a baseball bat. With songs like "You'r...Show More
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1:09:53 | Aug 28th, 2018

The awesome Tawny Newsome is back on stage with Jess + Zach in a new musical with all your favs: The Rock, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Steve Bezos (?!) and more! With songs like "Three Things (You Love Hot Springs)", "Put The Rock In 'Men In Black'", and ...Show More
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1:04:44 | Aug 21st, 2018

Comedian, writer, host and new author (!!!) Guy Branum (My Life As A Goddess) joins Zach and Jess on the OFF BOOK stage for a new musical filled with all the dogs, backflips, a florist named Daisy Violet, plus Stephen Sondheim and his wife! With song...Show More
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1:03:04 | Aug 14th, 2018

Kyle Dunnigan (Inside Amy Schumer) is back in the Earwolf studios to join Zach and Jess for a new musical with husbands and wives, World of Warcraft, and of course: bears. With songs like "Little Bit Trish", "Big Ideas" and "Gettin' Up the Stairs", y...Show More
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58:24 | Aug 7th, 2018

Jess and Zach are live with the hilarious Baron Vaughn (Grace & Frankie, Corporate) from the JFL Comedy Festival with a brand new musical packed with fun on the bus, a guy name Brackets and bird friends! With songs like "My Clothes Are Dirty", "Stalk...Show More
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1:05:45 | Jul 31st, 2018

This week on OFF BOOK, Mary Sohn (AP Bio) joins Zach and Jess for a teen-aged adventure musical filled with crushes, 7-11, horse girls, S&M and more! With songs like "Clean Your Plate", "Not Ready to Be A Big Girl", "Can I Still Like Horses?" and mor...Show More
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1:02:22 | Jul 24th, 2018

The lovely and talented Jean Villepique (AP Bio, Sharp Objects) hits the stage with Jess and Zach this week for an icy new musical with Buzzfeed listicles, yetis, Hell('s Kitchen) and more. With songs like "PropertyPropertyProperty.com", "Perfect For...Show More
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1:06:32 | Jul 17th, 2018

The insanely hilarious Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade) joins Jess and Zach for the quickest conceived musical to date! If you ever wanted to hear a rock musical about a talent competition reality show, One Direction-esque kid contestants, "Oasis", the Po...Show More
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1:39:44 | Jul 10th, 2018

It's OFF BOOK 's one-year anniversary and we have a blow out episode with all your favorite characters old and new! With Scott Aukerman, Paul Scheer, Paul F. Tompkins, Nicole Parker, Zeke Nicholson, John Hartman, Erin Whitehead, Eliza Skinner, Tawny ...Show More
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1:13:14 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Zach & Jess take the stage solo for the first time on OFF BOOK with king of pianist, pianist of kings Scott Passarella joining behind the mic for a bit! It's a musical revolution packed with talking animals, harpsichords, and Tom Ka soup. With trippy...Show More
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1:10:34 | Jun 26th, 2018

It's an ultra meta-musical this week on OFF BOOK with guests Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang of the Las Culturistas [foreverdogproductions.com] podcast. Musical tropes! "Let it Go" in every Broadway show! The Disney corporation! Minions! Showmances! RENT ...Show More
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1:03:49 | Jun 19th, 2018

Improv and film superstar Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island, The Dumbbells) joins Jess & Zach this week for a musical packed with old time-y movie stars, mom-agers, and Ryan Lochte (?!). With songs like "Party! Pizza Party!", "Boom Boom Hollywood", ...Show More
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1:05:47 | Jun 12th, 2018

Special guest Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live, POPSTAR) joins Zach and Jess live from Clusterfest in San Francisco for a brand-new improvised musical filled with spies, geocaching, Paddington bear and more! With songs like "Stop Using Sex As A Weapon...Show More
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1:02:15 | Jun 5th, 2018

Hillary Anne Matthews joins the OFF BOOK crew this week for a new musical packed with literary men like Faulkner and Twain, Harry Potter hats, bushy mustaches, lineage mysteries and more! With songs like "What Do You Want Here Faulkner?", "You Ain't ...Show More
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1:05:44 | May 29th, 2018

This week on OFF BOOK, Mano Agapion joins Jess and Zach for a new musical filled with attic-drinking, mushrooms, princesses and LiveJournal entries packed with feelings. With your "Current Music" being songs like "Pounding Vodka In An Attic", "Put it...Show More
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1:11:08 | May 22nd, 2018

The incredible Nicole Byer (Nailed It!) and John Gemberling (Broad City) join Jess and Zach live at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles for an all new weather, sex-ed, and Lean Cuisine-filled rock musical improvised on the spot! With songs like "Th...Show More
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1:08:19 | May 15th, 2018

The man, the myth, the legend Carl Tart joins Jess and Zach this week for a ghostly new musical with spooky snatchers, ghost-goats, and Tums sandwiches. With songs like "Too Many Ghosts In This Bathroom", "He's Not Gonna Say Nahhhhh!" and "The Sack I...Show More
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1:08:39 | May 8th, 2018

This week on OFF BOOK, Chris Grace (Superstore) joins Zach and Jess for a grocery store musical filled with former lovers, a paternity test barn, river screaming, and more! With songs like "Is It You?", "Talkin At The Pool", and "Puddle Puddle Puddle...Show More
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1:09:12 | May 1st, 2018

Briga Heelan (Great News) stars in a monstrous new musical filled with blood, bikes, belting vocals and more. With songs like "Sunnybrooke Side of Life", "You Need Us Kids", "It's Midnight...", don't wait to Upside-download this sure-to-be-classic ep...Show More
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1:07:30 | Apr 24th, 2018

The boys of Hello From the Magic Tavern: Adal Rifai, Arnie Niekamp and Matt Young, join Jess and Zach this week for a new musical filled with Xboxes, chicken parm, and of course, time traveling. With songs like "Piece of Peace", "Deus EXBoxina", and ...Show More
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1:15:03 | Apr 17th, 2018

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 Dahd?", you'll be tingling for ...Show More
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1:07:04 | Apr 10th, 2018

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 Dualstar", "At The Party...Show More
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1:08:14 | Apr 3rd, 2018

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 Bauble Bal...Show More
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1:05:59 | Mar 20th, 2018

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 In For", "Mean Mean Warden"...Show More
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1:10:00 | Mar 13th, 2018

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 song...Show More
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1:12:53 | Mar 6th, 2018

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 For Real" and "Cr...Show More
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1:06:01 | Feb 27th, 2018

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 You", you won't "roux" the day you...Show More
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1:11:27 | Feb 20th, 2018

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 Ralph's"...Show More
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1:28:46 | Feb 13th, 2018

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 Sweet and W...Show More
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1:17:28 | Feb 6th, 2018

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 That's Passed", and "...Show More
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1:10:39 | Jan 30th, 2018

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 Like Sp...Show More
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1:14:29 | Jan 23rd, 2018

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 "Good Times Are Forever", you...Show More
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1:08:27 | Jan 16th, 2018

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", you'll be moonwalking and singing along to...Show More
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1:16:37 | Jan 9th, 2018

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 the powers after listening to thes...Show More
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1:06:09 | Jan 2nd, 2018

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 "Just Say Yes", you won't n...Show More
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1:05:39 | Dec 26th, 2017

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 & Breadsticks" and "Speed Dating", you'll be cravi...Show More
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1:18:52 | Dec 19th, 2017

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 Bone", and "B...Show More
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1:16:32 | Dec 12th, 2017

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 It When You Call Me Papa", you...Show More
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1:17:16 | Dec 5th, 2017

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 "Did I Do It?", you'll ...Show More
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1:14:41 | Nov 28th, 2017

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 To Make A Bathroom" and ...Show More
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1:09:25 | Nov 21st, 2017

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", you'll be stuffed with so many favor...Show More
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1:09:02 | Nov 14th, 2017

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 "Purgatory Wishes", you won't go...Show More
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1:17:18 | Nov 7th, 2017

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1:17:31 | Oct 31st, 2017

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 Night Time", "17 ...Show More
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1:02:09 | Oct 24th, 2017

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 "You Never Really Know What You'r...Show More
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1:08:41 | Oct 17th, 2017

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 like ...Show More
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1:02:22 | Oct 10th, 2017

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", "Train Game", "Are You Read...Show More
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1:05:31 | Oct 3rd, 2017

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 Experience", and more,...Show More
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1:16:36 | Sep 26th, 2017

Literal babbling brooks, navigational-related drama, too many siblings, talking woodland creatures and SO much more are all in this very special live edition of OFF BOOK from the Now Hear This: Podcast Festival. Starring Griffin Newman (The Tick, Bla...Show More
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1:02:27 | Sep 19th, 2017

Will Hines (Screw It We're Just Gonna Talk About The Beatles) joins Zach and Jess for the new musical "Always Sad, Always Happy": a tale of spies, ruptured organs, bread, and of course... love. "We Really Hit The Mark in Denmark", "Sneaky Smiley Spy"...Show More
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1:09:00 | Sep 12th, 2017

Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) joins the cast of the feline-robot-dessert-office supply romantic musical, ALL OF OUR BUSINESS. "CFO Is You", "Some Loves" and "That's What The Cats Are Doing" are just some of the highlights of this groundbreaking new sh...Show More
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1:01:45 | Aug 29th, 2017

Fran Gillespie (SNL, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) stars in this new musical of bridal proportions. With songs like "Hell Yes (Because of the Dress), "A Little Bit Bad" and "When Your Dad's John Cena", you'll be dancing down the aisle in ...Show More
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1:13:58 | Aug 22nd, 2017

D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Broad City) and Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?, The League) star in a new musical about sexy night hikes, wolves disguised as little girls giving relationship advice, and wolves taking over a Home Depot. Recorded l...Show More
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50:33 | Aug 15th, 2017

It's a tale of competing teenage soccer teams in the brand-new musical "LEAVING YOUR HEART ON THE FIELD." Betsy Sodaro joins in for the musical offering of a lifetime by way of hit numbers such as "Sports Boner", "Empty Nest Syndrome", "You Like My F...Show More
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1:05:10 | Aug 8th, 2017

Jamie Denbo (Orange is the New Black, Ronna and Beverly) stars in a very explicit new musical about the conflicts between children, their parents, witches and talking horses. Theater-goers will be entranced by such stand-out hits as "Sleepin' With Ba...Show More
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59:30 | Aug 1st, 2017

Bears, pirates, pigs and more come to together in this brand new musical set on both the high seas and the backwoods of Georgia. With songs like "Jeep Lifestyle", "Was I A Bad Son?" and the new hit classic "Sixpack Pete", you'll be humming these tune...Show More

03:40 | Jul 17th, 2017

Check out OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino, premiering on Tuesday, July 25th!