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Episode 108 — I Do Muther-F-N-improv!


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:03 AM

Warning: You are tuning into some muther-f-n unapologetic improv from Matt Besser, Adam McKay, and Mike Still on a special improv3humans! Things get mad crazy as they travel from unpronounceable camps to the trenches of the Pacific. Plus, Adam addresses being called out by Jim Breuer over his departure from SNL in another edition of Case Closed. You can now get the UCB Comedy Improv Manual at http://ucbstore.com/...visation-manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album at mattbesser.com, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com!

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:34 AM

Improv3humans!

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:03 AM

The Hermit was from Maine. My friend bought a house about 10 miles from where they found the guy. Finding him was big time news last winter/spring. What's ridiculous is he had no survival training, didn't even know how to make a fire, and couldn't hunt. The dude listened to a radio (that he stole, and stole batteries for), cooked on sternos, and read books all day. Why'd he do it? No reason. He just felt like it one day back in the 80s.

For people that have never been to Maine in the winter, it's rough. It's freaking 20 degrees right now as I'm typing and it's not even Thanksgiving yet. It gets to like -50 with windchill for 2-3 weeks every February... Plus all the snow.

He covered his tracks, kept his fire low, devised a system of tarps for camoflague, and just chilled. Some people were pissy because he stole a shovel or something from their sheds sometimes, others couldn't give a fuck and left food and stuff during the winter.

Apparently he developed diabetes and had diminishing eyesight, but other than that nothing was wrong with him physically or mentally (from what I heard/read). All I have to say is, that's hardcore.

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Also, it was cool hearing McKay's side of the Breuer stuff. I figured it was something like miscommunication rather than outright vindictiveness. I feel like it's pretty tough for someone other than Lorne to pull the strings on that show. Unless there's a physical fight, or you're Norm MacDonald taking on OJ, it's probably Lorne's call.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:48 AM

I'm afraid to listen to this at work because I want to die of laughter in the comfort of my own home.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:56 AM

Who did that song?

#6 Joe Lerini

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:18 AM

So, Besser's looking for punny product ideas, a la Kulap Vilaysocks. I've got, uh..."Welcome Mat" Bessers, and Matt Bassoons (though, if you play one of those in the streets of New York, you might get yelled at). I know those are terrible.

This was great, though. It's always a treat to hear Adam McKay on podcasts, he's hilarious. Mike Still is great, Besser is the man. Keep doing motherf'n improv, guys!

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:31 AM

Product idea: Not a pun at all, but something like Improv Imps, little figurines like Smurfs of Besser and the I4H regulars. They could also go with BobbleHeads, since a lot of us listen in our cars or at work.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:39 AM

I would buy a bobble head of the i4h logo. The only reason I never picked up a shirt was I really dislike yellow. Sorry! I did buy the sexy robot shirt two days ago.

Adam McKay needs to come back more often.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:54 AM

View PostJoe Lerini, on 21 November 2013 - 05:18 AM, said:

So, Besser's looking for punny product ideas, a la Kulap Vilaysocks. I've got, uh..."Welcome Mat" Bessers, and Matt Bassoons (though, if you play one of those in the streets of New York, you might get yelled at). I know those are terrible. This was great, though. It's always a treat to hear Adam McKay on podcasts, he's hilarious. Mike Still is great, Besser is the man. Keep doing motherf'n improv, guys!

I vote for the Welcome Mat Bessers.
With maybe the I4H logo?

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

Mike Still was on fire in this episode. Awesome from top to bottom.


Also, where the shit is Sean Conroy? It feels like forever since he has been on.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:33 AM

I LOVE that Matt brought up the Jim Breuer thing.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

View Postsarah, on 21 November 2013 - 09:33 AM, said:

I LOVE that Matt brought up the Jim Breuer thing.


I LOVE that you LOVE that.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

I love how cinematic Adam is with his improv. Also, that he can't quite remember the lyrics to that Leonard Cohen song.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Matte Black Licorice
^cool post

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:59 PM

These are horrible product suggestions so far. You guys can do better than that. You're human!

#16 Michael Wo

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:03 PM

View PostKeith_Eiler, on 21 November 2013 - 11:31 AM, said:

I love how cinematic Adam is with his improv. Also, that he can't quite remember the lyrics to that Leonard Cohen song.


All faux dramatic scenes are improved by "Chelsea Hotel No 2," even if you fudge the lyrics.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

View PostJoe Lerini, on 21 November 2013 - 05:18 AM, said:

"Welcome Mat" Bessers

i laughed
i'm lead audio engineer at earwolf.

please check out my band scattered suns.

find me on twitter @brettsbrain.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:21 PM

"Case Closed" briefcases. Or even a lunch box.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:44 PM

The Besser French Presser?
The Besser Compressor? (a portable air compressor for when you have a flat tire)
Matt Blesser (press a button and the electronic Matt Besser head reads a inspirational bible verse in a midly sarcastic tone)

*Suggested in a scene much like the one in The Hudsucker Proxy*

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:45 PM

Matt said he was looking for the name of the man who yelled at the trumpet player. His name is Douglas Levison. He is a founder of the Flower Power Creative. http://www.flowerpowercreative.com/ Someone recently prank called him and uploaded the audio.