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Ep. 1 Shrugging Destiny (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)

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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:32 AM

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.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:35 AM

Wow! Great show!

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:07 AM

I LOVED this! It came at a perfect time because I have been really recently discovering all of Zach and Jess' videos on youtube and i was on the lookout for more from them. They are are so funny and having PFT on the opening ep is perfect.

Everything was funny and all three were charming. My favourite was "Dang Y'Know Dang Dang Y'Know" but it was all so good.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:24 AM

This is my new second favorite thing in the world. After a certain large domesticated yellow food-grain first, of course.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:25 AM

Well said, a musical podcast was way overdue after the RaffleCast hiatus. You can tell how challenging it is when you hear weathered veterans like PFT and Holland being daunted by it.

The singing duo is a revelation, but that pianist is plainly ill.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

This is really great!

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:47 PM

it's insane how talented these guys are.

this has to be the all time strongest debut ep in podcasting.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

Incredible! Well done!

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:05 PM

This. Show. Is. Amazing.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 12:00 AM

This was so great! I would pay real money to watch a visual version of Shrugging Destiny.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:24 AM

As soon as I saw the announcement/heard the teaser last week, I was giddy with anticipation. Jessica McKenna has been a standout for me on CBB and I4H over the last year or so.

Listening to this first ep, my high expectations have been met and then exceeded.

Bravo all round.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:05 AM

I am really not into musicals/borderline-hate them but holy shit I loved this show! So funny, so much damn talent, it's awesome

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:43 PM

Holy shit, I am so incredibly happy about this show! I straight up had to listen to episode 1 twice in a row immediately. Thank you for this incredible idea and beautiful execution!

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:06 PM

View Postshoptalkerman, on 25 July 2017 - 09:05 PM, said:

This. Show. Is. Amazing.

Amazing like Wetzel's Pretzels amazing?

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:38 PM

Wow that was crazy. Gearing up for your first time to sing with them seems way beyond intimidating haha.

Great show premise and hosts. Really hoping Aukerman, Ben Schwartz and Lapkus are some of the future guests too

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:10 AM

"Collaborative and Humble" was the best!

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:04 PM

Wow, the first song both blew me away and crushed my dreams. Excuse me while I find my own way home.

I'm hoping for some Spontaneanation regulars will pop in since some of them are really gung-ho about musical improv, like Shulie Cowen.

Also, thank you Jessica and Zach for creating this podcast! For some reason I don't like most musicals, but if it's an improvised musical then I'm so freakin' excited.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:42 PM

Hey, look, a Playbill.

Shrugging Destiny
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, and Paul F. Tompkins

Act I
"You Gotta Crush A Kid's Dreams" - Parents, Bradley, Jenny, Steve, Kevin
"Shrug It Off" - Steve, Jenny, Devon
"Put Yourself First" - Parents, Smooth Citizen Radio DJ
"You Can Fuck Right Off" - Orphan
"Dang Dang Dang You Know" - Devon, Orphans

Act II
"No One Wants To Eat At Chipotle" - Chipotle Staff Member, Floor, Guacamole
"Tokyo Driftin'" - Steve, Kevin, Devon
"You Can Do That" - Straight Fyre
"A More Famous Rabbit" - Lil' Ken
"What Do I Do (Collaborative and Humble)" - Devon, Straight Fyre, Pastor
"Tokyo Driftin' (Reprise)" - Devon
"The Right Stuff (Finale)" - Devon, Kyle, Orphans, Parents

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:23 PM

Here's a cover for ya!

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:00 AM

This was such an incredible debut ep that I listened for the first 40 mins and then started over with a group of people because it needed to be shared. And even better on the second time through. God bless you, Paul F. Tompkins. And amazing show, Jess and Zach!
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