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Off Book: The Improvised Musical

207 EpisodesProduced by Jessica McKenna and Zach ReinoWebsite

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. Accompanied by Scott Passarella, King of Pianists, Pianist… read more

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271. Kisses To My Critics (with Tim Murray)

September 27th, 2022


We don't GET mice, but maybe by the end of this episode we will. The Incredible Tim Murray is back to grace us (and you) with his beautiful voice, …

270. PMS: Perpetual Mischief Season (With Gilli Nissim)

September 20th, 2022


Oooooh friends have we got one for you. This week the hilarious Gilli Nissim joins us in a brand new musical full of complex pranks, terrible …

269. Enter the Tortoise (with the Famband)

September 13th, 2022


Look, a lot happens in this episode but all you really need to know is that there's a tortoise.

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268. Staples: We Got That! (With Beth Appel)

September 6th, 2022


WE DID IT* AGAIN (*Had a great time making up a musical with an incredible guest!) This week the hilarious Beth Appel returns to the pod for a tale of co-workers attempting to maintain a friendship post work, proper …

267. Shrimp Priest (Famband with Wolves of Glendale)

August 30th, 2022


Awoo2you! Wolves of Glendale (Ethan Edenburg, Eric Jackowitz, and Tom McGovern) are back for a very special FamBand episode! Learn secret menu items …

266. LIVE at Pickathon!

August 23rd, 2022


This episode was recorded live at Pickathon music festival outside of Portland Oregon! Zach, Jess, Scott, and incredible guest drummer Eric Kalver …

265. Frozen in Time Lake (With Wolves of Glendale)

August 16th, 2022


Tell the pigs to finish building their houses, because our guests this week are the incredible comedy band Wolves of Glendale! Ethan Edenburg, Eric …

264. More Sports (With Niccole Thurman)

August 9th, 2022


It's the matchup (show) up you've all been waiting for! This week Zach and Jess are joined by the incredible and hilarious Niccole Thurman as they …

263. Fear the Ocean (With Mary Lou)

August 2nd, 2022


The ocean is a dangerous force to be feared, and the only person brave enough to improvise a musical about it with us is this week's guest! We are joined by the hilarious and talented Mary Lou for Fear the Ocean, a …

262. A Muse Bouche (With Zach and Jess)

July 26th, 2022


A fancy french restaurant, a McDonalds, personified inspiration, tiny bow-ties, this one has it all (by all we mean specifically those things.) Join …

261. The Mayor of Owl City (With the FamBand)

July 19th, 2022


If you've ever listened to this podcast before it will come as no surprise to you that we end up talking about owls for like... half of it. But isn't that what summer is all about? It is now. Join us in Brett and Dana's …

260. Freaks Off a Leash (With Zach and Jess)

July 12th, 2022


The summer of living room shows continues with an episode that unsurprisingly is basically entirely animals. Join a poodle, pug, husky, cat, humming bird, cricket, koi, etc. as they discover that we're all freaks …

259. The Los Angeles Minions (With the FamBand)

July 5th, 2022


Living room summer party 2022 continues, with a deep exploration into the comic sensibilities of babies, hell, and everyone's favorite yellow bean shaped friends. I cannot stress this enough: DO. NOT. SNITCH. We're …

258. Snow Party (Three Couples, A Power Outage, and Snow)

June 28th, 2022


Live from a living room, Zach, Jess, and the Famband are back and Scott brought a glockenspiel! This one's got escaped reptiles, a couple of dudes, and above all... doorbell vibes. We hope you brought everything you …

257. LIVE at the Bourbon Room for Netflix is a Joke

June 7th, 2022


The following was recorded live at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles as part of the Netflix is a Joke festival in 2022.

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256. Emo Knights (With Philip Labes)

May 31st, 2022


Sweet song boy Philip Labes is on the pod and it's a great one! What happens when three knights have finished their quests but their quest for love alludes them? Well, they probably have a lot of emotions about it. Take …

255. Every Place I Cry LIVE @ The Elysian!

May 24th, 2022


The following was a live performance from everyone's favorite four lead singer Emo band at the Elysian theater on March 25 2022 in Los Angeles. It …

254. The Village (With Tim Sniffen)

May 17th, 2022


Sorry M. Night Shyamalan but we actually came up with a better "The Village." Jess and Zach are joined by their friend Tim Sniffen for this new and improved, "The Village." It's a story of what happens when a father …

253. LIVE at Dynasty Typewriter with Drew Tarver and Carl Tart!

May 10th, 2022


This episode of Off Book the Improvised musical with Zach and Jess (Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna) was recorded live at Dynasty Typewriter in Los …

252. 12345678BYE (With the FamBand)

May 3rd, 2022


We're here to try on jeans and take a fry.

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251. Hair: Nice, Teeth: White, Skin: Clear! (With Lisa Gilroy)

April 26th, 2022


Hilarious comedian and actor Lisa Gilroy joins Zach and Jess for a Hollywood tale for the ages! Starlets! Agents! Butlers! And of course, at least …

250. Intermission! (With Alice Stanley Jr.)

April 19th, 2022


Zach and Jess are joined by musical improviser, writer, actor Alice Stanley Jr. for Intermission: The Musical. Sometimes we all need a break to …

249. Sponsored by Nibblers (With the Famband)

April 12th, 2022


One again a FamBand episode devolves into constant food talk, attempted sponsorship, and a recap of a 20 year old movie. Classic stuff. What else is …

248. Cowminal House (With Brendan Dowling)

April 5th, 2022


Here it is, the best title ever. Cowminal House: Animal House Where the Animal is a Cow. Longtime listeners will be shocked that it doesn't actually …

247. A Single Pull-Up To Save the President (With Peter Banifaz)

March 29th, 2022


We're joined by the hilarious Peter Banifaz in a musical that explores the importance of the Presidential physical fitness test and the dangers of small car accidents, and accidentally becomes an ad for ABC. Call your …

246. The Mix CD of Me (With the FamBand)

March 22nd, 2022


The Fam Band is back! We're talking albums, we're talking Mix CD's, we're talking...the Old Testament. Pop a shrimp if ya like and listen to some …

245. Wanda's Dad (With Lily Sullivan)

March 15th, 2022


The hilarious Lily Sullivan (This Book Changed My Life, Righteous Gemstones) is back for a wild day-in-the-life musical about a school in Colorado …

244. LIVE at Good Good Comedy in Philadelphia

March 8th, 2022


This episode was recorded live in Philadelphia in January of 2019 at the Good Good Comedy Theater! WOW! The ancient past. If you never had stitcher premium, you haven't heard this one! If you did... you may have heard …

243. Every Place I Cry 2nd Encore (With Ross Bryant and Nick Mandernach)

March 1st, 2022


Zach and Jess will be back in the studio soon! Luckily everyone's favorite four-lead-singer Emo band, Every Place I Cry is back. Join Blair, Moshe, Kharm, and Neil as they prepare for their "Dome Tour" and practice …

242. The Off Book Pilot! (With D'Arcy Carden)

February 22nd, 2022


Wow this is the very first episode we ever did, almost exactly five years ago! It's the pilot episode we recorded with our amazing hilarious friend D'Arcy Carden! Before there were drums, before there were guitars, …

241. Jessica's Called Shot (With the FamBand)

February 15th, 2022


This one is what happens when you pod while hungry. We do eventually stop talking about eggs to cover other important topics such as, SoCal dialects, The best Star Wars muppets, and SkyNet(tm). We also add two of our …

240. Questing Flynn

February 8th, 2022


Zach and Jess are here with a story of weather, substitute teachers, open journals and open hearts. Questing Flynn, might seem like your average …

239. High Tea (with the FamBand)

February 1st, 2022


Omi is still here, but they are NOT invited to this episode. We've got High Tea, twisted listener questions, insight into Brett and Dana's personal life, and a shocking reveal about the true nature of amphibians and …

238. Q&A 2&A

January 25th, 2022


Zach and Jess answer questions YOU ASKED, and also questions you didn't ask about the Book of Boba Fett and Game of Thrones. ALSO: The live show from Dynasty Typewriter with is now available to all Off Book Clubhouse …

237. Fueled by Retrograde (With the FamBand)

January 18th, 2022


Mercury being weird only makes us stronger, as evidenced by this week's episode. Join us as Zach, Jess, and the band try a segment about salsa, invent the spiciest sauce in Main, stacks hats on hats, reveal which part …

236. Well Well Well, Look at These Eggs (With Zach and Jess)

January 11th, 2022


Jessica becomes Detective Pikachu and that's before the musical even starts. This one is about eggs, kickball, when your parents go to India and put the phone on airplane mode to ignore you, and SO MUCH MORE! No guest …

235. Marvel Sing-ematic Universe (Part 6): Team Baby Rattlesnake!

January 4th, 2022


This is the final episode of our great Marvel Sing-amatic Universe! Clark and his new friend Ivy are shaking off the rubble of this sushi restaurant and they're going to save the day! Will Zach and Jess bring back …

234. Brett Doesn't Know Rent (With the FamBand)

December 28th, 2021


It's the End of the Year as we know it! The Fam Band is gathered around to end the year with all bangerz. Find out that Brett doesn't know Rent, but Jess, Zach, and Dana know it by the one chord Scott plays! Hear about …

233. A Christmas Duet (With Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker)

December 21st, 2021


It's the most wonderful ep of the year! Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker are back for the 5th Annual Holiday Spectacular! This year's episode takes …

232. "A" Country Bear Jamboree (With Podcast The Ride)

December 17th, 2021


A Bonus episode! Our friends Mike Carlson, Jason Sheridan and Scott Gairdner from Podcast the Ride invited us into the nearby woods to watch a bunch …

231. They Died on Space Mountain! (With Ben Schwartz)

December 14th, 2021


You asked, you tweeted, and you have received! Ben Schwartz joins Zach and Jess for a tale of grief, shrimp, and friendship in They Died on Space Mountain. Ben is a single father just trying to take his boys to …

230. Marvel Sing-ematic Universe (Part 5): A New IP!

December 7th, 2021


EP 230: The journey continues with part 5 of the Marvel Sing-amatic Universe! In this installment Clark returns to Earth at the urging of Spiderman so he can take some of Spiderman's work load. And thank goodness …

229. Breadtime: Who Will Survive? (With Rachel Bloom)

November 30th, 2021


Two times is enough to be a tradition right? We think so! Rachel Bloom is back to help Zach and Jess celebrate Hanukkah in Breadtime: Who Will …

228. Mariah, Who Are Ya? (With Matt Rogers)

November 23rd, 2021


Top guest, Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas, Q Force) is back! He joins Zach and Jess for a story of female friendship and finding yourself in NEW YORK …

227. Trench Wizard (With the FamBand)

November 16th, 2021


Well, well, well looks like you've decided to listen to this Fam Band ep. Good going! This one's got Dana's hot take about Paul Rudd, Jess' take that …

226. Soap Opera! (With Kelly Marie Tran)

November 9th, 2021


Drama! Intrigue! Bubbles? Zach and Jess are joined by gem of the universe Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars, Raya and the Last Dragon) for "Soap Opera." When some scrappy civilians figure out that all soap is soap, Big Soap …

225. Marvel Sing-ematic Universe (Part 4): Crack, Crack, Boom!

November 2nd, 2021


Welcome back to the Marvel Sing-amatic Universe! This week we bring you, "MSU: Crack, Crack, Boom!" On the eve of his 30th birthday Spiderman is faced with big life questions that he grapples with in COUPLES THERAPY! …

224. The Other Scottish Play (With Katy Berry)

October 26th, 2021


It's the scariest time of the year so Zach and Jess travel to the scariest setting: Scotland! Katy Berry joins for "The Other Scottish Play," a theatrical episode that asks the question: Are all the audience members …

223. Welcome to the Bread Show (With the FamBand)

October 19th, 2021


This Fam Band Ep kicks off with some raging hot Metallica vibes and finds its way to a moment where Jess asks the question, "Does this hold up as a …

222. Crypts and More! (With Dan Lippert)

October 12th, 2021


Boo! It's the spookiest month of the year so Zach and Jess are joined by Dan Lippert (Big Grande, Paranormal Activity) for Crypts and More! It's a classic haunt set in Ancient Rome (or is it Greece?) that includes all …

221. Marvel Sing-ematic Universe (Part 3): When the Duck?

October 5th, 2021


Well, well, well it looks like Stargazer may have opened a little portal and now a bunch of duck variants wanna take over Earth. Does that sentence make sense? Who knows! But come along and join all kinds of ducks as we …

220. Minerals and Plants Only (With Zeke Nicholson)

September 28th, 2021


Listen, sometimes you call the shot. This one is Minerals and Plants: ONLY. Zach and Jess are joined by the truly great and hilarious friend of the …

219. Describe! Describe! (With the FamBand)

September 21st, 2021


The Ol' Fam Band is here to Describe! Describe! What exactly? Oh all kinds of things and probably mostly breakfast. Also there's a return of the ol' …

218. Best Guest at the Wedding (With Sarah Claspell)

September 14th, 2021


Zach and Jess are joined by Sarah Claspell (top tier wedding guest) in this episode that's a real party! Best Guest at the Wedding is a jam-filled story of love, passed appetizers, and angel investors. With songs like, 

217. Marvel Sing-ematic Universe (Part 2): Clark and the Stargazer

September 7th, 2021


It's the second installment of the musical Disney's lawyers are calling "an obvious violation of IP." If you missed the first one, who cares, this …

29. Reborn In The Fire: Live at Nerdmelt (w/ Rachel Bloom)

September 1st, 2021


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 …

216. Q&A & Z&J

August 31st, 2021


Our brains are still goo but now we can say why! Zach and Jess also answer some listener questions, and try to figure out who would last longer in a …

215. Our Job is a Horse (With the FamBand)

August 24th, 2021


"Welcome to the World of Lisa Frank!" Can you believe it took four years for us to conflate the Off Book universe and Lisa Frank? Better late than never! In this episode you'll also get to play everyone's favorite game, …

214. Goo4Brainz (With the FamBand)

August 17th, 2021


Well, well, well look at you, here for a Fam Band ep. Good choice. You may not get to hear the entire version of "Pete and Pete, Funky Soccer Cleats," but you will get to listen to everyone really try to keep the goo of …

213. Moms, Bombs, and Dante's Gone! (With Laci Mosley)

August 10th, 2021


Zach, Jess and YOU are lucky to be graced with the presence of Laci Mosley (iCarly, Scam Goddess, Black Lady Sketch Show) on this week's episode. Three moms are busy making a book of mottos and three kids are on a …

212. Marvel Sing-ematic Universe (Part 1): Big Metal Snakes

August 3rd, 2021


OFF BOOK explores the MCU MULTIVERSE! Jess and Zach start another ongoing World's Longest, Most Improvised Musical (TM) that loosely explores alt timelines of the MCU. Don't worry, no spoilers (basically) and no need to …

211. Party Bus: In Space! (With Tim Murray)

July 27th, 2021


We've done party episodes. We've done space episodes. But now we've done a Space Party Episode! On Party Bus: In Space! Jess and Zach along with Tim Murray (Slumber Party Podcast) create a true fun vibe. Brendan, Brett, …

210. Wait...THAT'S in My Quilt!? (With the FamBand)

July 20th, 2021


Listen, the show has never sounded better. Brett said so, and Brett knows more about mixing than we do. This one has songs like Where There's Smoke, …

209. Non-Stop Socks! (With Lilan Bowden)

July 13th, 2021


This week we can't sock and we won't sock, in this non stop drop, with shop talk about socks...NON-STOP SOCKS! The incredible Lilan Bowden is back, …

208. Time Fountain: Fountain of Time! Chapter 6 (Finale)

July 6th, 2021


It's the thrilling conclusion of the world's longest musical: TIME FOUNTAIN: FOUNTAIN OF TIME! Jensen and Catalina find themselves back in the land of trains (Montana) in 1985, but will their faces melt if they see …

207. Stable George (with Ross Bryant)

June 29th, 2021


I know we all are curious about what Curious George was doing before he linked up with that Man in the Yellow Hat BUT this is NOT really about that. It's more about his brother Stable George. Three chimp brothers are on …

206. Play Us a Song, You're the Random Piano Lady (With Jackie Johnson)

June 22nd, 2021


She's a beacon of light y'all! Jackie Johnson (Natch Beaut) is back on the pod, with Chooch in tow, to answer the burning question: Why can't we have live piano music in the movie theater anymore? Well, "Play Us a Song …

205. We're In The Same Room! (With the FamBand)

June 15th, 2021


Reunited again and it feels so good! The Fam Band is all back together in person to feel it out without a doubt. Move over “Driver’s License” this ep has “In My Own Car!” And get out of the way fantasy hair metal, we …

204. Sleepover and Over and Over Again (With the Doughboys)

June 8th, 2021


Listen, we're gonna let the fact that we're in a HUGE feud with them stop us from having The Doughboys (Nick Wiger and Mike Mitchell) back on the pod. They're back, but not better than ever which, is to say they're …

203. Time Fountain: Fountain of Time! Chapter 5

June 1st, 2021


Well, well, well fancy meeting you here. Come in to this salon and enjoy the musings of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway while Catalina and Jensen try to blend in. Things are getting dicey as super villain …

202. You Might be a Portal (With Matt Apodaca)

May 25th, 2021


Zach and Jess are joined by one of the sweetest boys in the world! Matt Apodaca (How Did This Get Played?) is here to guide us through a logic puzzle called: You Might be a Portal. Let me ask you this...have you ever …

201. Adults Don't Know (With the FamBand)

May 18th, 2021


The Fam Band is back at it again! The first third of this episode is brought to you by the very popular game show*, "What's Your Last Meal?" and …

200. Golf! Except When Animals Do It (With Tawny Newsome)

May 11th, 2021


Golf! Except When Animals Do It is a musical that takes Zach and Jess back to their roots: playing bears. This is a classic N.H.O.A. (No Humans Only …

199. Time Fountain: Fountain of Time! Chapter 4

May 4th, 2021


The story continues! Gregor and Penelope pull themselves away from the beautiful Bavarian lake to try and find Catalina and Jensen. Meanwhile the New …

198. Can I Compare You to A Cheese? (With Sherry Cola)

April 27th, 2021


Can I Compare You to A Cheese? No really that's the title. Zach and Jess are joined by the heroically hilarious comedian Sherry Cola (Good Trouble)

197. Scott Doesn't Know Shapes (With the FamBand)

April 20th, 2021


Oh hi there! Don't you look ready to sit back and enjoy some absurdity with the Off Book Family Band, now with more Wickens on the Stickens! Does the …

196. Get Haim to the Greek (With Shaun Diston)

April 13th, 2021


Get Haim to The Greek is a classic tale of end of the world fun in the sun! Will three pirates be able to get Haim to the Greek from Greece? Are the …

195. Time Fountain: Fountain of Time! Chapter 3

April 6th, 2021


Listen, I'm gonna level with ya... this is the wildest one yet. That's partly due to the story, and partly due to the fact that the hosts seem to have just sort of, broken? I mean I can give you the names of songs in …

194. Sax Life (With Phil Augusta Jackson)

March 30th, 2021


Phil Augusta Jackson (The Redondo Tape, Writer on Insecure) joins for a musical that Scott called very quickly! And boy what a great one it is! We proudly present "Sax Life" the story of the World Series of Saxophone. …

193. Twins in the Mist (With Lily Sullivan)

March 23rd, 2021


Twins in the Mist" is a mysterious, coming-of-age story for all times! Zach and Jess are joined by Lily Sullivan (Going Deep) to unravel the truth …

192. Crystal Corner (With the FamBand)

March 16th, 2021


In this episode of Zach and Jess are powered by the arcane and unknowable power that is crystals! This is fortunate because their brains are melted this week, so any help is appreciated. The family band however is out …

191. Bad Robot! (With Rory O'Malley)

March 9th, 2021


Rory O'Malley (Central Park, Hamilton, Book of Mormon) returns to help Zach and Jess face the prospect of the singularity in Bad Robot! Can you …

190. Time Fountain: Fountain of Time! Chapter 2.

March 2nd, 2021


It’s the second installment of our continuous musical! Join us as twins Catalina and Jenson resolve their encounter with a dragon, Penelope and …

189. Anything Goes: In Montana! (with Demi Adejuyigbe)

February 23rd, 2021


Zach and Jess are joined by freakin' genius Demi Adejuyigbe (The Amber Ruffin Show) for a classic tale of star-crossed love set in the high stakes world of fashion... but also Montana in "Anything Goes: In Montana!" Can …

188. Hot Australian Circus (Grab Bag)

February 16th, 2021


Listen, we're gonna level with ya, this one is all over the place. Do we have songs like Cyber War, Gosh Damn What the Heck, A Man and His Brain, and Bring Back Crap (Crap is Back)? Yes we do. But we also play our new …

187. My Best Friend's Breading with Paul F. Tompkins

February 9th, 2021


Well, we keep asking him and he keeps coming back! Why? Because he's simply the best! The incredible Paul F. Tompkins joins us once again in a …

186. Time Fountain: Fountains of Time! Chapter 1

February 2nd, 2021


It's finally here, the beginning of our monthly ongoing improvised musical! We've already decided that this will be the LONGEST MUSICAL in earth's recorded history. We're calling it now. This week Jess, Zach, Scott, and …

185. Big Announcement. Small Tiki Chain.

January 26th, 2021


It's the end of Lounge January, which means Zach and Jess have to actually explain what's coming next! They also answer more listener questions, vow to master Tennis, and attempt their first ever musical La Rond with …

184. Stacy's Mailbag

January 19th, 2021


Lounge January continues as the gang answers your questions in this special mailbag episode! Zach and Scott are 2RudeDudes, Jess sings a significant amount of copyrighted material, and a deep dive into the lore of …

183. Lounge January

January 12th, 2021


It's Off Book's first independent episode! Kinda. Zach, Jess and Scott hang out in Lounge January(tm) as they prepare for the future of Off Book. Zach confesses a secret dining desire, Jess makes an earth shattering …

182. Basketball Courting The Musical with Sam Martin

January 5th, 2021


Today begins with a special message from Zach and Jess as they celebrate their very last show on Earwolf. (Have no fear, the show has a big ol' …

181. Soul Trip the Musical with Mary Sohn

December 29th, 2020


This week Zach and Jess are going to try something new. They're going to just have fun out there AND give it all they've got with fan-favorite Mary Sohn! (A.P. Bio, Work in Progress) Together, Zach, Jess, Scott, Brett …

180. Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Radioheads with Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker

December 22nd, 2020


Ho! Ho! Hello! All-stars Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker of The Neighborhood Listen are back and join Zach and Jess (along with Scott and Brett) …

179. A Very Accurate Hanukkah: 8 Crazy Brothers with Rachel Bloom

December 15th, 2020


Shalom! The miraculous Rachel Bloom (I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is back and joins Zach and Jess (along with Scott …

178. Out Of Ideas? with Will Hines

December 8th, 2020


Ohhh hellooo! The incredible Will Hines returns to join Zach and Jess (along with Scott and Brett) to proudly present: Out Of Ideas?: The Musical! Enjoy classics like “If You’re Going Anywhere, You’re A Stair,” “The …

177. Trashassic Trash (with Nick Mandernach)

December 1st, 2020


This week Nick Mandernach (Duncanville) joins Zach, Jess, and all-the-hats Brett to present the one night only performance of  Trashassic Trash The Musical! With unforgettable head-bopping numbers like TrashTrashassic …

176. Crossover in New York (w/ Greg Smith)

November 24th, 2020


Oh hi there, hello! This week Zach and Jess (along with Scott and Brett) welcome the delightful Greg Smith as they proudly present: Crossover In New …

175. The Pawn Three Dimensional Gambit with Ashely Ward

November 17th, 2020


Welcome, welcome! This week Zach and Jess, along with Scott and Brett, welcome Ashley Ward back to the show! Together, they present the groundbreaking musical The Pawn Three Dimensional Gambit with unforgettable …

174. Romance With A Twist!

November 10th, 2020


Zach and Jess kick-off this week's ep by serenading Brett and Scott with You Say, discussing their progress NOT telling their spouses about improv scenes, and reporting the bodily effects of waiting for election …

173. Juice or Lies with Chris Grace

November 3rd, 2020


Excuse me alright, this week Zach and Jess (and Scott and Brett!) welcome their super guest from Superstore, Chris Grace! Enjoy their smash hit improvised musical, Juice or Lies with toe-tappin' ditties like "When Will …

172. Bones, Whales, and Candy! with Mark McConville

October 27th, 2020


All treat and no trick Mark McConville (Superego, Mascots) joins Jess, Zach, and the Off Book fam for a musical filled with orca whales, skeletons, candy stores, and more! With songs like “Have You Heard What They’re …

171. Home Is Where the Farmland Is with John Gemberling

October 20th, 2020


Comedy treat John Gemberling joins Jess, Zach, and the Off Book fam for a musical filled with pool sharks, a family of farmers, wormholes, and more! …

170. A Bug's Wife..Will Eat His Head with Zach and Jess!

October 13th, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK, the Off Book fam bring you a spoopy DIY inspired musical filled with spider realtors, chirp chirping, and cool teens! With …

169. Sleepy Bear Do Care with Mary Holland

October 6th, 2020


Hibernating bears, ghosts, and more are on this week’s musical with Jess, Zach, and Off Book MVP Mary Holland! Join the bear shenanigans with songs …

168. TV: Thinking Verily with Ross Bryant

September 29th, 2020


It's a collegiate + must-see-TV musical this week with Jess, Zach and bff of the show, Ross Bryant! With songs like "Ancient Egypt Through the Lense …

167. The Great Escape Room with Zach and Jess!

September 22nd, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK, we got everyone in the Zoom room talking about secret codes from coast-to-coast and leading us into an all-new escape room-y musical! With songs like "What If You Never Escape", "Ya Ya Ya" and …

166. The Hunt for Ted October with Zach and Jess

September 15th, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK, Zach, Jess, and the Off Book fam sets sail in a brand new musical packed with submarines, friendship bracelets, a Hollywood …

165. One, Two, Tree with Eliza Skinner

September 8th, 2020


Jess and Zach and special guest Eliza Skinner create a new musical all over the internets about Ken Burns and trees and love! With songs like "No More Ads", "Believe What You Know About Trees" and "Who Documents the …

164. Trickster University with Jess + Zach

September 1st, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK, it's the usual suspects in a brand new tricky musical packed with clowning, gaslighting and more! With songs like "Get to the Root of It", "Major in Robin Hood" and "Too Much For Us To Bear …

163. Documentary Wow! with Zach and Jess

August 25th, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK, we got Jess and Zach and the good ol' fam band putting the "me" in documentary with the brand new musical Documentary Wow! …

162. Chatting in the Chat with June Diane Raphael

August 18th, 2020


June Diane Raphael joins the OFF BOOK fam this week for an absolutely packed "Undercovers" / mini muiscal episode with carrot facts, chatting in the …

161. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts with Arden Myrin

August 12th, 2020


Arden Myrin (Insatiable and "Will You Accept This Rose?" the podcast!) is back for a brand new hockey musical that would surely win regionals if …

160. Couples at Their Core with Zach and Jess

August 4th, 2020


It's the full family band this week doing a brand new musical packed couple's therapy, plasma and Garfield meets Watchmen energy! With songs like …

159. LIVE from Chicago PodFest Part 1

July 28th, 2020


Jess and Zach are live with the first of two shows from Chicago PodFest with “Education Reform: The Musical”!

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158. Arcade Fire the Musical! with Zeke Nicholson

July 21st, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK, friend of the show, Zeke Nicholson joins Jess and Zach and the full family band for a brand new international arcade combat …

157. Mug Half Empty with John Hartman

July 14th, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK version 3.75, we got a guest! John Hartman joins Zach, Jess, Scott, Brett and Dana (on one song!) for MUG HALF EMPTY, the musical! With songs like "Fashion Mugs", "Screw Your Aunt" and "Can't Spell …

156. Not Trivial Pursuits with Jess and Zach

July 7th, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK, we got a brand new trivia musical that will make you feel like a winner! With songs like "Pac Picante", "What? What? Has A Butt" and "Victory Is Up For Grabs", you'll be feeling victorious in no …

155. Naturally Orchestrated with Jess and Zach

June 30th, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK, we have a Peter and the Wolf themed musical for your ears! With songs like "Hangin' Out in The Woods", "If You Got Feathers", …

180. OFF BOOK Presents: The Neighborhood Listen!

June 26th, 2020


On the very first episode of The Neighborhood Listen, local CVS pharmacist / host Burnt Millipede (Paul F. Tompkins) and local realtor / host Joan …

154. The Best Guy for the Best Buy with Zach and Jess

June 23rd, 2020


This week on OFF BOOK 3.5, Zach and Jess do a Best Buy meets Willy Wonka musical! With songs like "So Many Treasures", "Big Mechanical Friends" and "Why Oh Why for This Best Buy", this episode will be a better treat …

153. The Gift from B4 with Zach and Jess

June 16th, 2020


It's a time traveling musical with Jess and Zach and Woodbert the Wooden Frog! With songs like "A Creek Becomes A River", "Treehouse! We Have a Treehouse!", and "2 for 1", you'll wanna hide in your treehouse and listen …

152. A "Classic" Episode! with Jess McKenna + Zach Reino

June 10th, 2020


It's OFF BOOK 2.0 (3.0?) and Jess and Zach are doing a classic live OFF BOOK musical with Scott on the keys and Brett on the frets, together but …

151. Undercovers with Off Book + Tawny Newsome!

June 3rd, 2020


Best friend of the show + star of the new Netflix series, Space Force, Tawny Newsome is undercovers this week with Jess, Zach and the rest of the band! Find out more about "Barrel Racing", a "No Thank You Pasta" song, a …

150. Undercovers with Off Book, Seth Morris + Dannah Phirman!

May 26th, 2020


This week on another Undercovers with Off Book episode, the insanely hilarious Earwolf favs Seth Morris + Dannah Phirman, hosts of the live variety …

149. OFF BOOK Live! From the REACH Festival at the Kennedy Center

May 19th, 2020


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", …

148. OFF BOOK Live!: The 6th Annual Trill Comedy Fest

May 12th, 2020


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 …

147. Undercovers with Off Book + Podcast: The Ride!

May 5th, 2020


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 …

146. Bachelor Quest! with The 2 Johnnies

April 28th, 2020


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 …

145. Undercovers with Off Book, Lauren Lapkus and Erin Whitehead!

April 21st, 2020


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 …

144. Undercovers with Off Book, Nicole Parker and the Family Band!

April 14th, 2020


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 …

143. Father Bod, Bird Feeders, and Ladies In The Chat

April 7th, 2020


It’s another special Undercovers episode with Off Book and the Family Band! Everyone chats about deep fake nudes, bird feeders, ladies only chats, …

142. Undercovers with Off Book and the Family Band

March 31st, 2020


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 …

141. Some Kind of Hero The Musical: Live from Seattle

March 24th, 2020


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 …

140. Jackie Johnson in Heaven Is A Drop of Jupiter: The Musical

March 17th, 2020


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 …

139. Jason Mantzoukas in Off Book: Undercover

March 10th, 2020


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 …

138. Live from Vancouver with Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger of The Doughboys

March 3rd, 2020


Live from Vancouver, Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger (The Doughboys) join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with giraffes, a villainous …

137. Laser Malena-Webber in Dungeons and Datings: The Musical

February 25th, 2020


Laser Malena-Webber (The Doubleclicks, UCB) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with friends playing D&D, orange soda, older …

136. Jiavani Linayao in Shuffle Off To Buffalo: The Musical

February 18th, 2020


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 …

135. Carl Tart in Deep Thought Quest: The Musical

February 11th, 2020


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. …

134. Vicky Vox in Husky Hullabaloo: The Musical

February 4th, 2020


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 …

133. Scott Aukerman in In The Name of Love The Musical: Logan Actually

January 28th, 2020


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 …

132. Laci Mosley in Are You Aware?: The Musical

January 21st, 2020


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 …

131. Sara Caplan in The Puppet Formerly Known As Prince: The Musical

January 14th, 2020


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. …

130. Jackie Tohn in The Private School Bus: The Musical

January 7th, 2020


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 …

129. Live from the Chicago Podcast Festival with Nathan Jansen

December 31st, 2019


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 …

128. Paul F. Tompkins in Tales from a Cozy Cabin: The Musical

December 24th, 2019


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, …

127. Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker in Flamingle All The Way: The Musical

December 17th, 2019


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 …

181. Paul F. Tompkins in A Happy Paul F. Days Bonus!

December 12th, 2019


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 …

126. Robin Lord Taylor in Cincinnati: The Musical

December 10th, 2019


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 …

125. Paul F. Tompkins in We Forgot About Helium: The Musical

December 3rd, 2019


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 …

124. Jimmy Pardo and Eliot Hochberg in Four People Who Decided To Eat Food: The Musical

November 26th, 2019


Jimmy Pardo and Eliot Hochberg (Never Not Funny) join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a cul-de-sac of loners for Thanksgiving, …

123. Zeke Nicholson in Destiny TBD: The Musical

November 19th, 2019


Zeke Nicholson (White Women, A.P. Bio, Miracle Workers) joins Zach and Jess once again for an all new musical packed with a society where your name …

122. Mermaid (Candace Quarrels and Brittany Campbell) in Chicago Is Nice: The Musical

November 12th, 2019


Candace Quarrels and Brittany Campbell of the band Mermaid join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with Groupon employees, Chicago’s famous architectural boat tour, and more! With songs like “Chicago Can Be …

121. Matt Jones in HomeHeart Makeover Edition: The Musical

November 5th, 2019


Matt Jones (El Camino, Breaking Bad, Bob Hearts Abishola) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a neighborhood full of houses …

120. Drew Tarver, Jon Mackey, Dan Lippert of Big Grande in Creeps, Thieves, and Things With Wings: The Musical

October 29th, 2019


Drew Tarver, Jon Mackey, and Dan Lippert of Big Grande join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a hospital full of creeps, little …

119. Oscar Montoya in Lord of the Stops: Fellowship of the Pots

October 22nd, 2019


Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with the Stop Family, a mirror world, and more! With songs …

118. Paul Sabourin in Barn of Darkness: The Musical

October 15th, 2019


Paul Sabourin (Paul and Storm) joins Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with family secrets, corn mazes, vampires, and more! With songs like …

117. Erin Whitehead in Skating Unlimited: The Musical

October 8th, 2019


Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) returns to join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with an adult party at a roller-skating rink, Red Robin …

116. Conan O'Brien (A Surprise Cameo!), Paul F. Tompkins + Nicole Parker in Look Who’s Talking To You: The Musical

October 1st, 2019


Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker (The Neighborhood Listen) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with comedian babies, jealous fathers, …

115. Matt Rogers in A Gay Rock: The Musical

September 24th, 2019


Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) joins Zach and Jess live from the Bell House in Brooklyn for an all new musical packed with space travel, gay rocks, …

114. Carl Tart in Billionaires and Future Children: The Musical

September 17th, 2019


Carl Tart (The Flagrant Ones, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Zach and Jess live from the 21st Del Close Marathon in Los Angeles for an all new musical packed with billionaires, future children, and more! With songs like …

113. Switched Off Book

September 10th, 2019


On this very special episode of OFF BOOK, we join forces with Nate and Charlie of SWITCHED ON POP for the ultimate podcast crossover! While Jess, …

112. Stephen Foster, Rod Damer, and Chuck Pelletier of The Green Room in A Hot Dog In King What’s His Name’s Court: The Musical

September 3rd, 2019


Creators of the award-winning critically acclaimed musical The Green Room (Stephen Foster, Rod Damer, and Chuck Pelletier) join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a hot dog feast, a Royal Court, jesters, …

111. Ben Siemon in Avengers Infinity Monopoly Company War: The Musical

August 27th, 2019


Ben Siemon (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Ducktales) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with superhero cars, a sewer community, the Infinity Company, and more! With songs like “Avengers Assemble (For Something …

110. The Cooties in Keeping Pace with Pace: The Musical

August 20th, 2019


The Cooties (Ethan Edenburg, Eric Jackowitz, Jacob Jeffries) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with musical campers, the legacy dance, and more! With songs like “I Can’t Wait To See What Bunk I’m Gonna …

109. Ross Bryant + Nick Mandernach in Every Place I Cry Returns

August 13th, 2019


Jess and Zach are locked out of the studio again while Every Place I Cry, the emo band with 4 lead singers including Neal Nocturne (Ross Bryant) and Moshe Black (Nick Mandernach), plus Aloysius Moody (Scott Passarella), …

108. Lilan Bowden in Lanessa Shredder Professional Sledder: The Musical

August 6th, 2019


Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with a beautiful ski resort, professional sledders, skiers, and …

107. Chris Redd in 7th Eleven Heaventh: The Musical

July 30th, 2019


Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live, Popstar) joins Zach and Jess live from the Moontower Comedy Festival for an all new musical packed with all things 7-Eleven! With songs like “Eleven 7-Elevens”, “Why Is It All …

106. Colleen Ballinger in High School Musicals: The Musical

July 23rd, 2019


Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with performing arts high school students, tap dancing, a Game of …

105. Mary Hollis Inboden in Manners Etiquette Adventure: The Musical

July 16th, 2019


Mary Hollis Inboden (American Princess, The Righteous Gemstones) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with a capybara, hover boards, a …

104. Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger in The Cat 5 & The Bad Boys: The Musical

July 9th, 2019


Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger (How Did This Get Played?) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with crazy cat ladies, the drug from Limitless, boat dogs, and more! With songs like “Drink 5 Slurpees, …

103. The Magic Tavern in Wet Fly Story: The Musical

July 2nd, 2019


Arnie Niekamp, Adal Rifai, and Matt Young (Hello From the Magic Tavern) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with hammerhead sharks, sky-writing jets, coast guard officers, and more! With songs like "Who's …

102. Eliot Glazer in Love Island: Normal Edition

June 25th, 2019


Eliot Glazer (Broad City, Teachers) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with British young singles, reality show drama, federal agents, and more! With songs like “Are We Gonna Get Mental Tonight Bruv?”, …

101. James Adomian in What’s The Tea? The Musical

June 18th, 2019


James Adomian (The Underculture) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with mysterious tea shops, witches, a blood moon, and more! With …

100. Cats 2

June 11th, 2019


For the 100th episode of Off Book, Zach and Jess proudly present CATS 2! With songs like “Tim, The Cat That Is Planning a Trip to New York”, “Ringtail LeCannes: The Cat who is Definitely not a Raccoon”, and …

99. Lucas Hazlett in Mirage a Trois

June 4th, 2019


Lucas Hazlett (American Princess) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with mirages, scary camels, a chronicler, and more! With songs like “Boy Debate”, “Friggin’ Hot In The Desert”, and “Desert Love”, this …

98. Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw in Knights of the Wow Table: The Musical

May 28th, 2019


Demi Adejuyigbe and Miel Bredouw (Punch Up The Jam) join Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with the Knights of the Round Table, dragons and lizards, squires, and more! With songs like “A Helmet Match”, …

97. Briga Heelan in Air Supply: The Musical Live from Dynasty Typewriter

May 21st, 2019


Briga Heelan (Great News, Love) joins Zach and Jess live at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles for an all new musical filled with pyramid schemes, so much sawdust, hotel cookies, and more! With songs like “Here’s the …

96. Joel Kim Booster in Summer Stock: The Musical

May 14th, 2019


Joel Kim Booster (Shrill) joins Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with horny ghosts, stage managers, a possible murder plot, and more! With songs like “Who Lost Their Virginity?“, “Kate’s Gonna Manage It All”, …

95. Jamie Denbo in Your Future Bride

May 7th, 2019


Jamie Denbo (American Princess, Beverly in LA) joins Jess and Zach once again for an all new musical packed with great hair, a drunk psychic, three kids in a wedding dress, and more! With songs like “You Care About My …

94. Superego (Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville) in Oscars? I Barely Know Her!

April 30th, 2019


Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, and Mark McConville of Superego join Jess and Zach in-studio for an all new musical packed with the …

93. Alice Wetterlund in Jazz Is All About The Love You Don’t Play

April 23rd, 2019


Actor and comedian Alice Wetterlund (Treks and the City) joins Jess and Zach in-studio for an all new musical packed with flakes, lonely bar patrons, …

92. Jon Gabrus + Betsy Sodaro in Off Bell

April 16th, 2019


Jon Gabrus and Betsy Sodaro join Jess, Zach, Brett on the Frets, guest pianist Dan Wessels and guest drummer Eric Kalver for a Taco Bell musical packed with Boscar the Meanie and Kurt his friend, kidney stones, 4 Carls, …

91. Paul Scheer in My Acquaintance

April 9th, 2019


Paul Scheer is back and in-studio with Jess and Zach for an all new musical packed with parties, Frog Bob, Peter Teeter, submarines, plus guest …

90. Taylor Ortega in Hang On, Collider

April 2nd, 2019


Actor, comedian and writer Taylor Ortega (Kim Possible) joins Jess and Zach for a scientific musically packed with black holes, quarks, Swedish …

89. Gary Anthony Williams in "What's Going On in Wisconsin?"

March 26th, 2019


The incredible Gary Anthony Williams (I'm Sorry) joins Jess and Zach for Wisconsin-based musical packed with family secrets, wolf choirs, cow dates …

88. Douglas Widick in Tacoma Valley

March 19th, 2019


Douglas Widick of musical improv and hip-hop improv fame joins Jess and Zach for an all-new musical packed with hacks, robots, 12 steps, the "4-Hour Body" and more. With songs like "Tim Ferris Facts", "Buddy, You Gotta …

87. Sasheer Zamata in What's in Thrift Store?

March 12th, 2019


Actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Pizza Mind []) joins Zach and Jess for a new musical packed with anthropomorphic …

86. Rebekka Johnson in No Art in Berlin

March 5th, 2019


Rebekka Johnson (GLOW [] on Netflix) joins Jess and Zach in all new artistic musical filled with hot bods at the beach, being creative in a Berlin jail, orgies, and more! With songs like "Chairs and Tables …

85. 85. Andy Daly in Everything is Prozactly What I Need

February 26th, 2019


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" …

83. Janet Varney + Steve Berg in Night at the Natural History Museum 

February 12th, 2019


Janet Varney and Steve Berg from the new series Voyage to the Stars joins Jess and Zach for a museum musical packed with security guards, sexy Egypt …

82. Luke Null in "What's in a Name?"

February 5th, 2019


Luke Null of Saturday Night Live fame joins Jess and Zach this week with multiple Brent's, cold balloons, 5th grade best (appetizer?) friends, and …

13. Attorney At Love (w/ Nicole Parker)

October 10th, 2017


The incredible Nicole Parker (Wicked, MAD TV) joins Jess and Zach to star this legally-amazing new musical with attorneys, astrological signs, trains …

12. Electric Daisy Jamboree (w/ Matt Besser)

October 3rd, 2017


Matt Besser, host of Earwolf's improv4humans / creator of the new punk-rock musical Stolen Ideastars in the new (and first?) EDM-musical "Electric …

10. Always Sad, Always Happy (w/ Will Hines)

September 19th, 2017


Will Hines (Screw It We're Just Gonna Talk About The Beatles) joins Zach and Jess for the new musical "Always Sad, Always Happy": a tale of spies, ruptured organs, bread, and of course... love. "We Really Hit The Mark …

9. All Of Our Business (w/ Erin Whitehead)

September 12th, 2017


Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) joins the cast of the feline-robot-dessert-office supply romantic musical, ALL OF OUR BUSINESS. "CFO Is You", "Some Loves" and "That's What The Cats Are Doing" are just some of the …

8. Everything Is Nature (w/ Mike Still)

September 5th, 2017


Mike Still (Hard Nation) leads the cast of the new flora and fauna-filled musical, "Everything Is Nature". Raccoons, crabs, and park rangers join …

7. Run to you Bride (w/ Fran Gillespie)

August 29th, 2017


Fran Gillespie (SNL, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) stars in this new musical of bridal proportions. With songs like "Hell Yes (Because of the Dress), "A Little Bit Bad" and "When Your Dad's John Cena", …

6. Wolf/Tuck: LIVE! (w/ D’Arcy Carden, Paul Scheer)

August 22nd, 2017


D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Broad City) and Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?, The League) star in a new musical about sexy night hikes, wolves …

5. Leaving Your Heart On The Field (w/ Betsy Sodaro)

August 15th, 2017


It's a tale of competing teenage soccer teams in the brand-new musical "LEAVING YOUR HEART ON THE FIELD." Betsy Sodaro joins in for the musical offering of a lifetime by way of hit numbers such as "Sports Boner", "Empty …

4. Curses Curses Curses! (w/ Jamie Denbo)

August 8th, 2017


Jamie Denbo (Orange is the New Black, Ronna and Beverly) stars in a very explicit new musical about the conflicts between children, their parents, witches and talking horses. Theater-goers will be entranced by such …

3. Pillaging For Your Dreams (w/ Drew Tarver)

August 1st, 2017


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 …

2. Sham Wowowow (w/ Mary Holland)

July 25th, 2017


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 …

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

July 25th, 2017


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 …

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July 17th, 2017


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