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Episode 101 — Coma Counting


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:56 PM

Tim Meadows, Betsy Sodaro, Mary Holland, and Drew Tarver are all on today’s special improv5humans! Listen as they break some shocking news to a recovering coma patient, visit a succulent and authentic chinese restaurant, and handle a swarm of homeless customers as Apple employees. Plus, Thomas the intern drops by for a segment we call “Having Fun with Squarespace!” Humans of Los Angeles, improv4humans will be a part of the LA Podcast Festival on October 5th! Go to http://lapodfest.com for tickets! You can also now get the UCB Comedy Improv Manual at http://ucbstore.com/...visation-manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album atmattbesser.com, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com!

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:26 AM

Mary Holland and Drew Tarver!

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:14 AM

what a line up!! great ep! the talking heads part killed me.. yo mtv raps

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:32 AM

I drink a lot of milk, but this guy is crazy. And I've lived in Wisconsin and California. There's no difference.
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:44 AM

I love when Tim says "Where's Tina Weymouth?" and there's a moment where I just picture him thinking "Someone had better 'yes and' my ability to name Tina Weymouth off the top of my head."

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

Tim Meadows is flawless. He is my hero.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:25 AM

Oh man! Tim crushed it with the Talking Heads bit.
BTW, Asahi is a Japanese beer (I shouldn't nitpick but I will this time)...should've ordered a Tsingtao!

Excellent episode as always.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:56 AM

I can't help but feel like all the universe/world talk was due to my post last week in 100 forum where I said it was the best in the world. I don't know if you noticed, Matt, but I went in and changed it to universe that same day. JESUS!

Great ep, by the way.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

I love it

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

Matt's performance in the Chinese restaurant scene was equally as amazing as Mookie Blaiklock as the angry atheist a few weeks ago.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:43 PM

I've got a drone that we could dress up in a gorilla suit.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

"My wi-fi left me 20 years ago."

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:16 PM

View PostRobotsPajamas, on 03 October 2013 - 07:32 AM, said:

I drink a lot of milk, but this guy is crazy. And I've lived in Wisconsin and California. There's no difference.


Describing the difference with the word "creamy" was especially weird since that would seem to directly relate to fat content.

Anyway, FANTASTIC episode. Great performances as usual from Matt, Tim, and Betsy, and the new kids were good too.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:10 PM

View PostDubipR, on 03 October 2013 - 09:25 AM, said:

Oh man! Tim crushed it with the Talking Heads bit.


"I'm naming all these Talking Heads, but I don't see any."

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:53 PM

Mary Holland was really good in a recent episode of Before you were Funny.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:08 PM

say hi to betsy sodaro for me, she is my favorite

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:20 PM

any episode with betsy and tim is a 10/10 in my dairy diary.

but what was up with matt's anger at the donkey story? it's no secret that there's been a sustained crackdown on anti-military sentiment in egypt for a while now, and that alone paints the incident in a very different light. also, however you feel about syria it's ignorant and illogical to transfer those emotions onto another country just because it exists in roughly the same geographical area.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:19 AM

If you have ever seen an Asssscat you know I do surveys with the audience of roughly 100 patrons.
What percentage of Asssscat audience will know who Hosni Mubarak is?
Will know what Obama's "red line" was?
Can define "Arab Spring"?
I'll try this Sunday if I make it to Asssscat so put in your guesses now....

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 08:52 AM

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Isolationist maybe, but I'm ignorant?


no matt, i don't think you're ignorant, but any line of argument that relies on the obfuscation of context most definitively is.

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Here is how I lumped those countries together: all countries whose religious fanaticism will never allow for peace, and will never allow them to be allies with the US for any significant amount of time. So which of those countries is so liberal that I'm so ignorant? Yes, I'd rather live in Egypt than Afganistan but they both have too much religious zealotry for the US to ever get involved in their politics.


reasonable people can disagree on whether or not american foreign policy in the middle east is beneficial to her own interests. but your argument that the US should have nothing to do with syria and egypt because they're full of crazy religious despots was predicated on an incident that has everything to do with the political situation in one of those countries and nothing to do with religious fanaticism.

and speaking of that incident, take a glance at the news outlets that chose to cover it. how much weight would you ordinarily put into a story circulated only via blogs, tabloids, and oh, fox news. there's a depressingly long tradition of western media portraying the middle east with about the same level of sensitivity and journalistic diligence as your local newspapers "news of the weird" section

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If you have ever seen an Asssscat you know I do surveys with the audience of roughly 100 patrons.
What percentage of Asssscat audience will know who Hosni Mubarak is?
Will know what Obama's "red line" was?
Can define "Arab Spring"?
I'll try this Sunday if I make it to Asssscat so put in your guesses now....


i don't understand. you're trying to say that because the majority of your live audience has scant knowledge of international affairs that you should earn a pass for anything you say? do you even believe this yourself?

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

I don't want to delve into the political debate you have going here so I'd just like to comment on the audience question.

I'd like to think that most long form improv audience members are aware of world events...but i'd say a conservative estimate of 25% (but i'd hope to be more in the line of 40%).