Off Book: The Improvised Musical

By Earwolf and Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino

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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
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
The Cooties in Keeping Pace with Pace: The Musical
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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 “We Need All Of Your Butt”, it’s the best soundtrack for your next camping trip!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Proactiv (www.proactiv.com/BOOK).

Aug 20, 2019
Ross Bryant + Nick Mandernach in Every Place I Cry Returns
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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 Trail of Picks (Brett Morris) and Pain A’wiccans (Dana Wickens) record a doc of their latest studio session. With tear inducing tunes like “Make No Mistake (You’ll Never Be A Snake)”, “Make Room For Snacks”, and “Rumspringa!” you won’t be ashamed to release your true emotions after listening to this special ep.

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

Aug 13, 2019
Lilan Bowden in Lanessa Shredder Professional Sledder: The Musical
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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 Because You Shred”, it’s the perfect companion for your next ski trip!

Aug 06, 2019
Chris Redd in 7th Eleven Heaventh: The Musical
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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, We Keep It Rollin’”, it’s the perfect musical for every 7-Eleven fan!



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

Jul 30, 2019
Colleen Ballinger in High School Musicals: The Musical
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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 Breath Belongs To Us”, “We Can Do It Together”, it’s the high school musical you’ve always wanted!

Jul 23, 2019
Mary Hollis Inboden in Manners Etiquette Adventure: The Musical
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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 Hoverboard?”, it’s a manners adventure you won’t want to miss!


This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK) and Raycon (www.buyraycon.com/offbook).

Jul 16, 2019
Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger in The Cat 5 & The Bad Boys: The Musical
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Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger (How Did This Get Played?) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with 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”, “The Cat 5”, and “Bad Boys But We’re Good At Being Bad Boys”, this ep is an essential listen for cat and dog lovers!

Jul 09, 2019
The Magic Tavern in Wet Fly Story: The Musical
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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?," "American Shores," and "Best Not Forget Your SPF," this ep is the ultimate summer sing-along blockbuster!

Season 3 of Hello From The Magic Tavern begins July 22nd!

Jul 02, 2019
Eliot Glazer in Love Island: Normal Edition
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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 Truths Und A Lie”, this ep will become your new reality obsession!


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

Jun 25, 2019
James Adomian in What’s The Tea? The Musical
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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 Witch?”, this ep is the perfect companion to a good cup of tea!

Jun 18, 2019
Cats 2
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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”, it’s the sequel to Cats you’ve been waiting for your whole life!


CAST:

Scott Aukerman - Tim, the cat who's planning a trip to New York

Ross Bryant - Ringtail LeCannes, the cat who is definitely not a raccoon

John Hartman - Slemony Lickets

Jamie Denbo - Lexapronacious, the clinical depression and anxiety cat

Betsy Sodaro and Jon Gabrus - Toonie and Büts, the cartwheel sixty-nining cats

Paul F. Tompkins - Citrusta, the edible arrangements cat

Mitra Jouhari - Burnarella

Tawny Newsome - Bumblegrabs, the cat who drives a kite

Carl Tart - Uncle Mittenfuzz, the cat mechanic who works on everybody's cat car

Nicole Parker - Stumbleshins, the pregnant bedrest cat


BAND:

Scott Passarella - Keys

Dan Wessels - Keys

Dana Wickens - Drums

Brett Morris - Guitar 


This episode is brought to you by Aladdin the Musical (www.aladdinthemusical.com).

Jun 11, 2019
Lucas Hazlett in Mirage a Trois
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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 your own desert adventure!

This episode is brought to you by Original Grain (www.originalgrain.com code: OFFBOOK).

Jun 04, 2019
Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw in Knights of the Wow Table: The Musical
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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 Knights”, and “That’s Not A Unicorn”, this ep will take you back to medieval times! 


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

May 28, 2019
Briga Heelan in Air Supply: The Musical Live from Dynasty Typewriter
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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”, “Sunken Cost”, “We Gotta Sell Air”, these tunes will get you movin’ and make you business savvy.

May 21, 2019
Joel Kim Booster in Summer Stock: The Musical
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Joel Kim Booster (Shrill) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with horny ghosts, stage managers, a possible murder plot, and more! With songs like “Who Lost Their Virginity?“, “Kate’s Gonna Manage It All”, and “F**k Me Again”, this ep will give you a new admiration for theatre!

May 14, 2019
Jamie Denbo in Your Future Bride
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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, Three Kids As A Bride”, and “We Only Have Alcohol”, you’ll want this ep playing at your salon!


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

May 07, 2019
Superego (Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville) in Oscars? I Barely Know Her!
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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 songs like “We All Have A Part In Our Heart of Grumpy Mumps”, “Look In A Closet”, and “Dreams Come True”, this ep is the perfect soundtrack for your next Oscar viewing party!

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

Apr 30, 2019
Alice Wetterlund in Jazz Is All About The Love You Don’t Play
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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”, this ep will keep you groovin’ to that sweet Jazz sound!


This episode is brought to you by Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/OFFBOOK) and Vrbo.

Apr 23, 2019
Jon Gabrus + Betsy Sodaro in Off Bell
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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 songs like "We Don't Give a F***", "The Man Behind the Puppet" and "Taco Hell / Taco Well" you won't need a fourth meal after listening to this live show. 


This episode is brought to you by Vrbo.

Apr 16, 2019
Paul Scheer in My Acquaintance
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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, Code Name:____" and "Preemptive Strike", this ep will go from your acquaintance to your best friend in a heart beat!


This episode is brought to you by Vrbo.

Apr 09, 2019
Taylor Ortega in Hang On, Collider
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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", listening to this new ep on repeat will definitely be on your tiny bucket list!

This episode is brought to you by Buy It or Don’t, Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/OFFBOOK), and Vrbo app.

Apr 02, 2019
Gary Anthony Williams in "What's Going On in Wisconsin?"
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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", this new show will definitely please you and your pack! 


This episode is brought to you by The Real Real (www.therealreal.com code: REAL) and Caavo (www.caavo.com code: OFFBOOK).

Mar 26, 2019
Douglas Widick in Tacoma Valley
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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" you'll "Find Your Rocky Road" with these new tunes. Plus, stay til the end for a special John Mayer guitar guy rap!


This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK) code: O

Mar 19, 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
Find Full Archive of Off Book on Stitcher Premium
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Find Full Archive of Off Book on Stitcher Premium

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