Off Book: The Improvised Musical

By Earwolf and Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino

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Squatch Smashers podcast
 Dec 24, 2019
Hilarious and talented hosts and guests. Musical improv is NOT easy and they do it so well. Well worth your time.

Reed
 Sep 18, 2019
A great combination of silliness, mad improv skills, many voices from not so many veteran actors and of course musical numbers that are insanely good for being improvised. I recommend episode 98 to start with.


 Oct 19, 2018

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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.

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Episode Date
Laser Malena-Webber in Dungeons and Datings: The Musical
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Laser Malena-Webber (The Doubleclicks, UCB) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with friends playing D&D, orange soda, older sisters, and more. With songs like “Join This Party (Roll With Me)”, “Your Sister Is A Babe, Riley”, and “Will You Guys Just Be Cool About My Sister?”, it’s the perfect musical for D&D fans!

Feb 25, 2020
Jiavani Linayao in Shuffle Off To Buffalo: The Musical
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Jiavani Linayao (Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Baby Wants Candy) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with dreamers, friendship, train barons, and more. With songs like “Shuffle Off To Buffalo”, “I’ll Know When I Get To Buffalo”, and “The Track To Friendship”, it’s the perfect companion for your next train adventure!

Feb 18, 2020
Carl Tart in Deep Thought Quest: The Musical
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Carl Tart (The Flagrant Ones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with mountain mystics, riddle trolls, and more. With songs like “I Know That I’ve Got A Deep Thought”, “Don’t Go Up That Mountain, No! No!”, “Boots, Milk, Oats!”, it’s the only musical that features the classic character Cornish Shawn!

This episode is brought to you by Dead Waves podcast.

Feb 11, 2020
Vicky Vox in Husky Hullabaloo: The Musical
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Vicky Vox (Doing Great) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a bunch of huskies in Alaska, sexy scary wolves, and more. With songs like “Can I Just Say? (Husky Hullabaloo)”, “A Sexy Scary Wolf”, and “Your Right There Place”, it’s a musical that follows three huskies on an adventure you won’t want to miss!

Feb 04, 2020
Scott Aukerman in In The Name of Love The Musical: Logan Actually
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Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Threedom) returns to Off Book and joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a future with finite love, cyber scientists, Bono & Edgebot, and more. With songs like “We Gotta Put Our Love On Lock”, “What Can We Do? (So You Can Love You Too)”, and “We Used To Love Our Cars”, it’s the perfect musical for anyone who needs a little more love in their life!

Jan 28, 2020
Laci Mosley in Are You Aware?: The Musical
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Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess, Florida Girls) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with talking turtles, a family of scientists, and more. With songs like “Knock, Knock, Were You Aware?”, “We Finally Got Some Money”, and “What is Science? (Don’t Call Our Mom)”, it’s the perfect musical for anyone who wonders what turtles would say if they could speak!

Jan 21, 2020
Sara Caplan in The Puppet Formerly Known As Prince: The Musical
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Sara Caplan (Baby Wants Candy) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a puppet show, a dumb prince, the Kingdom of Squelch, and more. With songs like “Could it Be A Subversive Puppet Show?”, “You Better Not Laugh At Me”, and “The Throne Isn’t Yours (Until You Take It So)”, you’ll have a royal good time listening to this musical!

Jan 14, 2020
Jackie Tohn in The Private School Bus: The Musical
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Happy New Year sleepy babies! Jackie Tohn (GLOW) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a private school bus, green lights, bear building, and more. With songs like “Private School Bus,” “In a School With No Kids,” and “School is Everywhere (School Is Everything),” it’s the perfect back to school musical!

Jan 07, 2020
Live from the Chicago Podcast Festival with Nathan Jansen
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Nathan Jansen (Baby Wants Candy) joins Zach and Jess live from the Chicago Podcast Festival for an all new musical packed dinner parties, pocket birds, and more. With songs like “We Need Super Hubba Ralph Right Now”, “A Vase, A Vase, A Vase, What Is a Vase?”, and “Talking Peacocks”, it’s the perfect musical for bird lovers! Plus, stay tuned for a special Happy Paul F. Days treat at the end!

Dec 31, 2019
Paul F. Tompkins in Tales from a Cozy Cabin: The Musical
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To keep the Paul F. Days tradition going, we have Paul F. Tompkins back on the pod for a very special and festive episode featuring a cozy cabin, three storytellers, and Maurice the Dirtman. Plus, the return of the annual holiday tradition of Switchmas!

Dec 24, 2019
Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker in Flamingle All The Way: The Musical
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Happy Paul F. Days! Happy Parker Days! Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker (The Neighborhood Listen) join Zach and Jess once again for an all new musical packed with a Christmas Flamingo, poison dart frogs, and more. With songs like “Do You Know About A Christmas Flamingo?”, “Pantone, Peloton, Pantene the Shampoo”, and “Give Them A Little Jingle and See If They’ll Flamingo With You”, it’s the only musical inspired by a Christmas Flamingo you’ll need to listen to!

Dec 17, 2019
Paul F. Tompkins in A Happy Paul F. Days Bonus!
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To keep the Paul F. Days tradition going, we have Paul F. Tompkins back on the pod for a very special and festive aeronautical bonus episode for Sleepy Babies new and old!

Dec 12, 2019
Robin Lord Taylor in Cincinnati: The Musical
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Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, You) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with druids, a normal Spaghetti Chili restaurant, and more. With songs like “Build Cincinnati”, “Commute Through the Mist”, and “Brave Brave Explorers (In the Greater Ohio Area), it’s the perfect musical for Cincinnati fanatics!

Dec 10, 2019
Paul F. Tompkins in We Forgot About Helium: The Musical
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Recorded live from Outside Lands in San Francisco, Paul F. Tompkins (Threedom, The Neighborhood Listen) join Zach and Jess once again for an all new musical packed with scientists, business people at Johnson & Johnson (A Family Company), adult band-aids, and more. With songs like “We Forgot About Helium”, “Stop It’s None of Our Business (To Be Creative)”, and “Are We Paying You For This Part”, it’s the perfect musical for creative AND business people!

Dec 03, 2019
Jimmy Pardo and Eliot Hochberg in Four People Who Decided To Eat Food: The Musical
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Jimmy Pardo and Eliot Hochberg (Never Not Funny) join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a cul-de-sac of loners for Thanksgiving, talking pies, and more! With songs like “Dinner For Just Me”, “I Think It’s Called A Thanks Pal”, and “There’s So Much To Be Thankful For (When Browsing the 7-Eleven Store)”, it’s the only Thanksgiving musical you’ll need this year!

 

This episode is brought to you by Proactiv (www.proactiv.com/book).

Nov 26, 2019
Zeke Nicholson in Destiny TBD: The Musical
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Zeke Nicholson (White Women, A.P. Bio, Miracle Workers) joins Zach and Jess once again for an all new musical packed with a society where your name dictates what you do, swamps, the Council of Elders, and more! With songs like “What’s In A Name? (Your Destiny Is)”, “You Can Choose Your Family”, and “TBD”, it’s an inspirational musical that follows one person’s journey to find their true calling!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK).

Nov 19, 2019
Mermaid (Candace Quarrels and Brittany Campbell) in Chicago Is Nice: The Musical
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Candace Quarrels and Brittany Campbell of the band Mermaid join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with Groupon employees, Chicago’s famous architectural boat tour, and more! With songs like “Chicago Can Be Nice”, “Experiences at Bold Prices”, and “Name One More Time That I Lied”, it’s a musical love letter to Chicago!

Nov 12, 2019
Matt Jones in HomeHeart Makeover Edition: The Musical
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Matt Jones (El Camino, Breaking Bad, Bob Hearts Abishola) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a neighborhood full of houses touched by makeover shows, HGTV producers, and more! With songs like “Good Morning Makeover Street”, “Never Fall In Love Again”, and “A Slob Decorates Your Living Room Starring Mark”, it’s the best home makeover musical you’ll ever hear!

Nov 05, 2019
Drew Tarver, Jon Mackey, Dan Lippert of Big Grande in Creeps, Thieves, and Things With Wings: The Musical
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Drew Tarver, Jon Mackey, and Dan Lippert of Big Grande join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a hospital full of creeps, little larceny girls, birds, and more! With songs like “One, Two, Three, You’ll Fall Asleep”, “Satan Doesn’t Have A Car (God Has a Really Cool Car)”, and “Little Larceny Ladies”, it’s a musical full of monsters just in time to celebrate Halloween!

Oct 29, 2019
Oscar Montoya in Lord of the Stops: Fellowship of the Pots
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Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with the Stop Family, a mirror world, and more! With songs like “We Had To Stop Stop Stop (For A Roll Call of the Family Stop)”, “In the Mirror World”, and “One Stop To Stop Them All”, it’s possibly the beginning of an epic trilogy!

Oct 22, 2019
Paul Sabourin in Barn of Darkness: The Musical
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Paul Sabourin (Paul and Storm) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with family secrets, corn mazes, vampires, and more! With songs like “Can’t Get Enough of Screaming at the Scary Stuff”, “Keep That Secret Close To Your Heart”, “How Many People in this Town Have Bones?”, it’s a bone chilling fright of a good time!

Oct 15, 2019
Erin Whitehead in Skating Unlimited: The Musical
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Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) returns to join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with an adult party at a roller-skating rink, Red Robin corporate, and more. With songs like “Can Other Things Be Unlimited”, “No Accounting For How You Lift Me Up”, and “Slow (Couple’s Skate)”, it’ll make you want to put on your skating shoes and get on the rink!

Oct 08, 2019
Conan O'Brien (A Surprise Cameo!), Paul F. Tompkins + Nicole Parker in Look Who’s Talking To You: The Musical
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Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker (The Neighborhood Listen) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with comedian babies, jealous fathers, and more! With songs like “Your Baby Might Not Be Cute”, “I am Your Baby Look Who’s Talking To You”, “Buy A Stupid Little Sack For Your Baby”, it’s the only talking baby musical you need in your life! Plus, a surprise cameo from Conan O’Brien!

Oct 01, 2019
Matt Rogers in A Gay Rock: The Musical
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Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) joins Zach and Jess live from the Bell House in Brooklyn for an all new musical packed with space travel, gay rocks, and more! With songs like “The First Gay Rock (That We Know Of)”, “A Physical Description”, and “Stewing Over Soup”, it’s the only space love story you need to listen to!

Sep 24, 2019
Carl Tart in Billionaires and Future Children: The Musical
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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 Up By Your Bootstraps”, and “Are You a Liar Kalaya?”, it’s the only futuristic musical in which children rule the world that matters!

This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK).

Sep 17, 2019
Switched Off Book
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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 structure of a musical and ask all the burning behind-the-scenes questions of how OFF BOOK really happens! This is an episode you definitely don't want to miss.

 

This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK) and Proactiv (www.proactiv.com/BOOK).

Sep 10, 2019
Stephen Foster, Rod Damer, and Chuck Pelletier of The Green Room in A Hot Dog In King What’s His Name’s Court: The Musical
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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 King Has Ordered a Hot Dog”, “Little People”, and “Who Would Have Ever Thought That a Bunch of Makers Would Make It to the Ball”, it’s a royal musical you’ve been waiting for!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK).

Sep 03, 2019
Ben Siemon in Avengers Infinity Monopoly Company War: The Musical
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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)”, “Normal Guy (Who Wants A Normal Car)”, and “We’re Here To Bust the Trust”, it’s the best superhero musical not affiliated with a large entertainment company!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by TodayTix (www.todaytix.com/offbook) and Briogeo (www.briogeohair.com code: OFFBOOK).

Aug 27, 2019
Pillaging For Your Dreams (w/ Drew Tarver)
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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 tunes for hours.




This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK).

Aug 01, 2017
Sham Wowowow (w/ Mary Holland)
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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 Go In My House" and "You Want A Man (Also A Boy)", and more in this highly-anticipated new musical. 

Jul 25, 2017
Shrugging Destiny (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)
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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 Wants To Eat At Chipotle", "Dang Dang Dang", and more, you'll be listening to this show over and over again. 

Jul 25, 2017
OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical Teaser!
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Check out OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino, premiering on Tuesday, July 25th!

Jul 17, 2017
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