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Episode 120 — Wild Horses


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:47 PM

Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, and Erin Whitehead are all friends, make up the improv group Wild Horses, and have been specially requested for your listening pleasure on this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser! Join them as they take us to a unique library story time, show us how embarrassing it is to be overly prepared for a phone call to a crush, and describe why cheese is sometimes not for everyone. Make sure to 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 13 February 2014 - 12:51 AM

I don't wanna start a debate, but it IS really cool that there's an all female lineup and I can't wait to listen.

Also, today's Earwolf selection made my brain explode.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:58 AM

View PostPuncturedJesus, on 13 February 2014 - 12:51 AM, said:

I don't wanna start a debate, but it IS really cool that there's an all female lineup and I can't wait to listen.

Also, today's Earwolf selection made my brain explode.


I'd say another guy in there would be nice, but it is refreshing to have more than one female on this show. Maybe throw Paul Rust in, I think his dynamic with Lauren is great. Nice to see Mary back for a second week in a row.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:37 AM

It's like Lauren is cursed to always mention that thing on this show.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:19 AM

Improv4Ladies!

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:32 AM

Oh, and this is why I don't want to start a debate on here but Matt, please weigh in on a future episode if you feel the need to because I'd really, sincerely like to hear a good debate: http://www.dailymail...omen-shows.html

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:14 AM

View PostPuncturedJesus, on 13 February 2014 - 02:32 AM, said:

Oh, and this is why I don't want to start a debate on here but Matt, please weigh in on a future episode if you feel the need to because I'd really, sincerely like to hear a good debate: http://www.dailymail...omen-shows.html


The comments on that article made me really sad.. "Women are just not funny" is one of the most upvoted comments..

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:16 AM

Just finished this great episode. I really enjoyed hearing them actually talk about themselves for a while, near the middle when Erin brings up the list of questions she wrote for her boyfriend.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:22 AM

View PostPuncturedJesus, on 13 February 2014 - 02:32 AM, said:

Oh, and this is why I don't want to start a debate on here but Matt, please weigh in on a future episode if you feel the need to because I'd really, sincerely like to hear a good debate: http://www.dailymail...omen-shows.html


I don't like the idea of telling people how to limit or produce their comedy, that is not anyone business except their own. There are plenty of funny women out there, that deserves their due, but that does not mean we should interfere with others art.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:10 AM

I feel apprehensive about even posting this since it probably does deserve it's own thread and continuing the discussion is kind of taking away the attention to this podcast which isn't really fair to Matt, the guests, or any of the other individuals involved that worked hard to create this....

That being said that what the BBC is doing will ultimately hurt female comedians more than it will help them. This rule simply requires panel shows to have a female panelist. It's a rule that focuses on quantity and not necessarily quality. There's nothing to stop them from hiring a woman based solely on appearance as a ratings ploy. This could also dilute the market by leading aspiring actresses or people who just want to be on TV to try out for these shows since they HAVE to have a female. Thus you risk having someone that isn't talented simply trying to grab some face time.

Too long;didn't read: Seems more like a gimmick/ploy to grab a larger audience and make more money than it does an attempt to promote equality.

That being said I'm looking forward to giving this show a listen since Lauren is easily one of the funniest HUMANS (see what I did...because the show is called....ahhh forget it) in podcasting/comedy today.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:13 AM

View PostPuncturedJesus, on 13 February 2014 - 02:32 AM, said:

Oh, and this is why I don't want to start a debate on here but Matt, please weigh in on a future episode if you feel the need to because I'd really, sincerely like to hear a good debate: http://www.dailymail...omen-shows.html


One of the bigger problems is that this comedy panel show format is so prevalent in the UK. They're bland and cheap to make and they aren't even a good format for a lot of comedians, male and female. There's plenty of funny women here, but they don't necessarily shine when trying to come up with jokes on a topical quiz show.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:54 AM

This episode was awesome. I love the all female line up. You know it's good when Brett is cracking up off mic.

Stephanie is always soooooo good. Crystal is now one of my all time favorite characters.


Brett: Women get smegma too.
Lauren: EW. FUCKING SHOWER. Everyone.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:38 AM

Matt Besser, I think you're awesome for accepting Molly's request and getting her on the line. By the way, is she Molly McGabe of Molly's Funds Fighting Lupus?

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

I think a more interesting question than "are women as funny as men" is "do men and women find their own gender funnier than the other?" I'm a guy and I tend to find the all male improv4humans episodes funnier than the half men/half women episodes. Do you think women find female comedians funnier/more relatable than male comedians? It seems likely, but I don't know.

This episode wasn't one of my favs, but it may be because improv5humans is harder to do than improv4humans. Anyway, I didn't know about Wild Horses before this show. I think I'll check them out live.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

great episode. these gals are hilarious.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:21 PM

i thought this was a funny episode with no regard given to the guests or hosts genitals
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

Oh man, the shame turn on absolutely killed me.

I've said it before but the built in chemistry of a team as guests always seems to work out well.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:07 PM

Here's a sentence I never thought I'd use for anything:

I loved the smegma scene.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

To quote the Sklars.... "Bringing the Lady Energy"

This episode was a great Improv4Humans. Any I4H episode, or any Earwolf episode, with Lauren Lapkus is aces! She's in my Top 5 favorite guests on Earwolf podcasts. The last 2 episodes (smegma and human body/puberty) were effing amazing... spat water water all over my computer screen at work with the Smeg Cheese harvesting.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:50 PM

Holy crap. Just amazing from front to back. When Matt kicked off that scene with "Welcome to the cheese shop!" I laughed my whole butt off.