Off Book: The Improvised Musical

Off Book: The Improvised Musical

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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!).


Undercovers with Off Book, Seth Morris + Dannah Phirman!
May 26 • 66 min
This week on another Undercovers with Off Book episode, the insanely hilarious Earwolf favs Seth Morris + Dannah Phirman, hosts of the live variety show Brighter! join the gang for some fun. We got songs about “Buff Tom Hanks”, a “Mock Trial Sock Hop”…
OFF BOOK Live! From the REACH Festival at the Kennedy Center
May 19 • 60 min
It’s a very special OFF BOOK live from the Kennedy Center, with a performance of the brand new musical: “Treasure The Lobster”! With songs like “Pinchy Red Guy”, “Eat Him At Your Wedding” and “I Treasure the Treasury”, you will fully treasure this new…
OFF BOOK Live!: The 6th Annual Trill Comedy Fest
May 12 • 64 min
A special live episode out from behind the paywall! Jess and Zach are live from the 6th Annual Trill Comedy Fest in Houston, TX with “The Magic Truth”, the musical! A true fan favorite!
Undercovers with Off Book + Podcast: The Ride!
May 5 • 71 min
We’re back Undercovers this week with 2/3 of the hilarious show, Podcast: The Ride! Jason Sheridan and Mike Carlson join Jess, Zach and the fam band to talk and sing about “Ludwig von Koopa”, “Watto” and “Duffy and Shellie May”, the Disney bears.
Bachelor Quest! with The 2 Johnnies
Apr 28 • 48 min
All the way from Ireland, comedy duo The 2 Johnnies (and their camera crew!), join Zach and Jess for a special pre-quarantine in-studio episode! With songs like “Officer Goodbody”, “Stung By Queen Bee” and “Ooh Kyle Finished Up Well”, you’ll be tempted to…
Undercovers with Off Book, Lauren Lapkus and Erin Whitehead!
Apr 21 • 69 min
We’ve got not one, but *two* special guests this week in our Zoom hangs! Lauren Lapkus and Erin Whitehead join Jess, Zach and the family band for some quality chats and songs like “Spicy Chili Glaze”, “Back Cubes” and “Villain Appetizers”.
Undercovers with Off Book, Nicole Parker and the Family Band!
Apr 14 • 70 min
Another episode in quarantine, which means another episode brought to you by “What Sound Does the Wooden Frog Make?”, but this time, with friend of the show, Nicole Parker! With a song by Holly Hunter, “Baby Sharks 1, 2, 3”, a “Soup” rap and more!
Father Bod, Bird Feeders, and Ladies In The Chat
Apr 7 • 70 min
It’s another special Undercovers episode with Off Book and the Family Band! Everyone chats about deep fake nudes, bird feeders, ladies only chats, and more to inspire songs like “Father Bod”, “Should I Trust That Weird Clear House?”, and “Ladies In The…
Undercovers with Off Book and the Family Band
Mar 31 • 62 min
On a special quarantined episode, Off Book and the Family Band chat about soft pants, Zoom, Tiger King, and more to inspire songs like ““Need a Softer Touch”, “6 Alphas On The Zoom”, and “I am a King With a Tiger Next To Me.” Presented by “What Sound Does…
Some Kind of Hero The Musical: Live from Seattle
Mar 24 • 69 min
Live from Seattle, Zach and Jess bring you an all new musical packed with online streaming services, superpowers, and more! With songs like “We Gotta Stay Quiet In Our Best Friend’s Closet”, “What Is Broken Trust? If It’s Over Disney Plus”, and “It’s Fun…
Jackie Johnson in Heaven Is A Drop of Jupiter: The Musical
Mar 17 • 60 min
Jackie Johnson (Natch Beaut) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a heaven hotel, William Shakespeare, the Jupiter Council, and more. With songs like “Heavenly (Welcome to Heaven)”, “In My Heaven”, and “My Name Is William”, it’s a…
Jason Mantzoukas in Off Book: Undercover
Mar 10 • 63 min
Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made?) joins Zach and Jess for a special Off Book: Undercover! Jason chats with Zach and Jess about anxiety dreams, childhood movies, and Joe Pesci which inspires songs like “Dream Mom”, “It’s a House of Raccoons”, and…
Live from Vancouver with Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger of The Doughboys
Mar 3 • 51 min
Live from Vancouver, Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger (The Doughboys) join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with giraffes, a villainous wildebeest, and more. With songs like “I Wish I Could Reach”, “If I’m Not A Giraffe, You Legally Have To Tell…
Laser Malena-Webber in Dungeons and Datings: The Musical
Feb 25 • 61 min
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…
Jiavani Linayao in Shuffle Off To Buffalo: The Musical
Feb 18 • 61 min
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…
Carl Tart in Deep Thought Quest: The Musical
Feb 11 • 64 min
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,…
Vicky Vox in Husky Hullabaloo: The Musical
Feb 4 • 61 min
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…
Scott Aukerman in In The Name of Love The Musical: Logan Actually
Jan 28 • 64 min
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…
Laci Mosley in Are You Aware?: The Musical
Jan 21 • 55 min
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…
Sara Caplan in The Puppet Formerly Known As Prince: The Musical
Jan 14 • 63 min
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…
Jackie Tohn in The Private School Bus: The Musical
Jan 7 • 65 min
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…
Live from the Chicago Podcast Festival with Nathan Jansen
Dec 31, 2019 • 79 min
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…
Paul F. Tompkins in Tales from a Cozy Cabin: The Musical
Dec 24, 2019 • 67 min
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!
Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker in Flamingle All The Way: The Musical
Dec 17, 2019 • 62 min
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…
Paul F. Tompkins in A Happy Paul F. Days Bonus!
Dec 12, 2019 • 64 min
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!
Robin Lord Taylor in Cincinnati: The Musical
Dec 10, 2019 • 65 min
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…
Paul F. Tompkins in We Forgot About Helium: The Musical
Dec 3, 2019 • 60 min
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,…
85. Andy Daly in Everything is Prozactly What I Need
Feb 26, 2019 • 66 min
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 Food”…
Live from Dynasty Typewriter (w/ Taran Killam)
Sep 18, 2018 • 81 min
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…
Forecast: Puberty Live! At the Dynasty Typewriter (w/ Nicole Byer, John Gemberling)
May 22, 2018 • 72 min
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 “Through…
Reborn In The Fire: Live at Nerdmelt (w/ Rachel Bloom)
Jan 30, 2018 • 71 min
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…
X-Moms: Days of Mother’s Moms (w/ Zeke Nicholson)
Jan 9, 2018 • 77 min
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 these…
Murder on the Picturesque Express (w/ Scott Aukerman)
Dec 5, 2017 • 78 min
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 be…
Attorney At Love (w/ Nicole Parker)
Oct 10, 2017 • 63 min
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 Ready To…
Pillaging For Your Dreams (w/ Drew Tarver)
Aug 1, 2017 • 60 min
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…
Sham Wowowow (w/ Mary Holland)
Jul 25, 2017 • 51 min
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…
Shrugging Destiny (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)
Jul 25, 2017 • 52 min
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…
OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical Teaser!
Jul 17, 2017 • 4 min
Check out OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino, premiering on Tuesday, July 25th!
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Jul 2, 1970 • 1 min
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