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Off Book: The Improvised Musical
Off Book: The Improvised Musical
Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino

It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand... more

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Episodes

LIVE from City Winery (Atlanta): Cinderella Name Game

The following was recorded live at City Winery in Atlanta on February 27th 2024. It is accompanied once again by... more

21 May 2024 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
LIVE AGAIN from Sea Tea Improv (Hartford): A Partial Architect

The following was the second show of the night live at Sea Tea Improv in Hartford CT on February 24th,... more

07 May 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
LIVE from Sea Tea Improv (Hartford): Good Kid, Good Dad.

The following was recorded live at Sea Tea Improv in Hartford CT on February 24th, 2024! It was accompanied AGAIN... more

23 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
LIVE from The Bell House (Brooklyn): Flow Of The Rings: A Volcano Story

The following was recorded live at The Bell House Theater in Brooklyn NY on February 23rd 2024. Join Zach, Jess,... more

09 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
ON BOOK: More Opening and the "Want Song"

Zach and Jess are back with a tour recap, life updates, an INTERNATIONAL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT (London/Dublin/Vienna), a wandering story about... more

02 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
LIVE from the Miracle Theatre (DC): Prospecting for Problems

The following was recorded LIVE at the Miracle Theater in Washington DC on February 22nd 2024 with accompaniment by the... more

26 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
LIVE from World Cafe Live (Philly): Tryin'!

The following was performed LIVE at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Feb21st 2024, and was accompanied by the incredible... more

12 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
LIVE from SF Sketchfest: Infinity Time, Infinity Wine

The following was recorded LIVE at SF Sketchfest in February of 2024 at the Great Star Theater! ALSO Tickets for... more

13 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
A Good 'Ol Mountain Christmas (with Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker)

It's here it's here! Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker give us the greatest gift of all, by joining us... more

19 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
ON BOOK: The Opening

In which Zach and Jess begin crafting the opening of their brand new written musical! Thank you so much to... more

13 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
LIVE from the Bourbon Room: Doctor Camp

The following was recorded live on 9-20-2023 at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles. This one is a totally... more

31 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
LIVE from Mississippi Studios: 2005

The following was recored live 9-19-2023 at Mississippi Studios in Portland Oregon. This was the 2nd of two shows played... more

24 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
LIVE from the Crocodile: Music for Roo!

The following was recorded LIVE on September 18th, 2023 at the Crocodile in Seattle Washington. Join us for a ... more

17 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
ON BOOK: The Narrowing

The votes are in for what you thought should be our written musical, and now it's time for us to... more

26 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
ON BOOK: The Gathering Brainstorm

Some ideas are good, some ideas are less good, but all ideas find their place in the churning tempest that... more

12 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
ON BOOK: Journey to the Center of the Word Cloud (episodes 201-300)

We were slightly delayed by moving, Chekhov, and the novel corona virus, but we have arrived at the end of... more

22 Aug 2023 · 2 hours, 37 minutes
ON BOOK: Dinner and Drinks (episodes 101-200)

The recap crew is back (Zach, Jess and shining star Jackie Reilly) to tackle Off Book Episodes 101-200, AND take... more

01 Aug 2023 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
ON BOOK: The Scripted Musical Process (episodes 1-100)

Well well well, look who's back with a brand new very very long journey of introspection? As they prepare to... more

25 Jul 2023 · 2 hours, 55 minutes
Live from Dynasty Typewriter (w/ Taran Killam)

The hilarious Taran Killam (Single Parents, Night School, SNL) joins Jess and Zach for "Poetry: 1959" the live new musical packed with paddle... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Stranger Sings (w/ Briga Heelan)

Briga Heelan (Great News) stars in a monstrous new musical filled with blood, bikes, belting vocals and more. With songs... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Bring Your Dad to Work Day and the Place That You Work Is A School (w/ David Wain)

The amazing David Wain (A Futile and Stupid Gesture [netflix.com], Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) joins Zach and Jess on... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Zigging Through Time (w/ Ross Bryant)

Musical improviser and rap champion Ross Bryant joins Zach and Jess this week for a trippy musical with David Bowie raps,... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Odycheese (w/ Griffin Newman)

Griffin Newman (The Tick, Blank Check) returns to the OFF BOOK stage, this time in-studio!, for a new musical about cheese,... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Picket Line Pals (w/ The Doughboys: Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger)

The Doughboys themselves, Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger, take the Off Book stage with Jess and Zach this week for... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Russian Into Love: Live! From SF Sketchfest (w/ John Michael Higgins, Arden Myrin)

Live from SF Sketchfest, it's a brand new romantic Russian musical complete with Borat impressions and special guests John Michael... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Love, Actually Is Really Complicated (w/ Eliza Skinner)

Musical improv veteran Eliza Skinner joins Zach and Jess this week for a new meet-cute musical with all the ups and... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
All’s Wellford That Ends Willy (w/ Matt Gourley)

Podcast king Matt Gourley (I Was There Too) joins Zach and Jess this week for a new musical filled with... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Make Space For Family (w/ Tawny Newsome)

The incredible Tawny Newsome joins Jess and Zach this week for a new musical that is legitimately out of this... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
X-Moms: Days of Mother’s Moms (w/ Zeke Nicholson)

Zeke Nicholson (White Women) joins Zach and Jess this week for a new maternally mutant musical! With songs like "Captain... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Pump the Stakes (w/ Jon Gabrus)

Jon Gabrus (Raised by TV) starts the 2018 OFF BOOK musical season off right with an insane new show filled with cops,... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Mother Take The Wheel (w/ Mary Elizabeth Ellis)

Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Santa Clarita Diet) speeds into the OFF BOOK studio to star in the... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Turkey Run (w/ Colton Dunn)

Gather around the table as Colton Dunn (LAZER TEAM 2, Superstore) joins Jess and Zach for the first ever (?) Thanksgiving... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Touched By A Gabriel (w/ Ashley Ward)

This week, Ashley Ward (Baby Wants Candy) stars in this heavenly new musical filled with old and new testament fun, (plus... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
2024: Live from LA Podfest (w/ Carl Tart, Madeline Walter)

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18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Front Page Boos (w/ Lennon Parham)

Lennon Parham (Playing House, Womp It Up!) joins Zach and Jess for this spoooooky vampire musical that's sure to rival Phantom of... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Arms Race (w/ Mo Collins)

Mo Collins (Mad TV, Parks & Rec) joins Jess & Zach this week in a race to musical glory! With... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Straight to Bradway (w/ Rory O'Malley)

Tony Award nominee for Book of Mormon and current King George III in Hamilton, Rory O'Malley, takes the stage this week in the... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Shift Your North: LIVE! (w/ Griffin Newman, Michael Cruz Kayne)

Literal babbling brooks, navigational-related drama, too many siblings, talking woodland creatures and SO much more are all in this very... more

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Shrugging Jeopardy! (with Paul F. Tompkins)

Dang dang dang.... if it isn't a guest and a title that brings us right back to where it all... more

06 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Murder on the Picturesque Express (w/ Scott Aukerman)

The one and only Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Jess and Zach for a locomotive musical murder mystery! Featuring... more

30 May 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Clueless: A Paints McSpectrum Mystery (with Scott Aukerman)

I aaaaaaaaammmmmmmmm thrilled to announce the return of the incredible Scott Aukerman AND the legendary Paints McSpectrum in his second... more

30 May 2023 · 59 minutes
Fitzminamin Reunionamin (with Mary Holland)

Mary Holland? She's Amazing! One of our first ever guests, the hilarious and wonderful Mary Holland is back for a... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Oregon Trail Summer (with Mary Sohn and Zeke Nicholson)

Paint your wagon (blue) and load it up (with pianos) for a wild ride out west! This week we are... more

16 May 2023 · 57 minutes
Scabby the Rat (With Mary Lou and Philip Labes)

The last time we had each of today's guests on the pod, the harmonies stopped us in our tracks. We... more

03 May 2023 · 55 minutes
Not That Kind of Story (With Rachel Bloom)

Romance, dystopian survival, horror, sports, historical drama... this one isn't about any of those things, despite elements that make it... more

25 Apr 2023 · 55 minutes
White Lotus Season 3 (With Matt Rogers)

Give the man his jacket! We are joined once again by cultural legend and hilarious friend Matt Rogers for an... more

18 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Skunks in the Portal (With Rashawn Scott)

This episode of Off Book has two huge developments. 1. We've discovered the secret workings of portals. 2. We're joined... more

11 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Announcement Time (An Update on the Future of Off Book)

Off Book as a weekly released podcast is coming to a joyous conclusion at 300 episodes. Tune in as we... more

31 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
Into the Thick of It (with the FamBand)

We're back! We're Inside! We're into the thick of it! We're just some hot pirates, summoning the devil, smashing pills,... more

23 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Every Place I Cry LIVE @ Permanent Records

The following was recorded live at Permanent Records in Los Angeles on March 9th 2023. Every Place I Cry is... more

14 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
The Podcast about a Ride about a TV Show about YOU (with Tony Rodriguez)

Get your early admission tickets because you're gonna want to experience all the incredible attractions this episode has to offer,... more

07 Mar 2023 · 58 minutes
Opening Credits Cast Lip Sync (with the FamBand)

This episode COULD have been called "Goo4Brains2: Two-ee Gooey Zany Brainys" but we DIDN'T call it that. Stop calling it... more

28 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
A Dream Deferred: Sorry Not Sorry - Part Two Disk Deux (with Vic Michaelis)

Yes, the title makes perfect sense and no, we won't explain it here. Our guest this week is the... more

21 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Small Horse, Superbowl, Sandstorm (w/ the Famband)

When Dana's away the band will play... without drums. But the rest of the gang is here to talk about... more

14 Feb 2023 · 55 minutes
Game Night! (with Laser the Boy)

It's game night on Off Book, and the incredible Laser the Boy returns for a tale of board games, mind... more

07 Feb 2023 · 59 minutes
Magic Horse! (With the FamBand and Zach Marsh)

It's a FamBand with incredible guest pianist Zach Marsh! Learn the secrets of the magic horse, fern gully, and how... more

31 Jan 2023 · 52 minutes
LIVE at SF Sketchfest 2023 Spider-Man Enter the Witchaverse

This episode of Off Book was recorded live at San Fransisco Sketchfest in January of 2023 at the Great Star... more

24 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
All Black Everything (with Ross Bryant)

The king himself (Ross Bryant) is back for a tale of teens who wear all black for for different reasons!... more

17 Jan 2023 · 54 minutes
Play it Forward! (with Zach and Jess)

Happy New Year! We're back with a tale of folding, fountains, shredding, and betting. Also, we solve the mystery of... more

10 Jan 2023 · 51 minutes
LIVE at the Bourbon Room Los Angeles

This performance of Off Book The Improvised Musical Podcast was recorded live at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles on... more

27 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Teen Christmas! (with Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker)

It's the most wonderful time of the year, because we're joined once again by the incredible Paul F. Tompkins and... more

20 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
A Very Wolves of Glendale Hanukkah! (with Wolves of Glendale)

The Wolves of Glendale are back to help us kick off the holidays in the most normal way possible that... more

13 Dec 2022 · 53 minutes
And Then There Were Four (with 2/3 of the FamBand)

We don't have Scott this week, but we DO have the rest of us and Zach's living room, and songs... more

15 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
Wine from the Hospital Floor (with Addie Weyrich)

I'm gonna get straight to the point, this one is a sexy hospital drama that also has magic, and some... more

08 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
Suzuki Q Cord Enters the Chat (with the FamBand)

Brett has a new toy (instrument?) that HEAVILY implies he's trying to kick everyone else out of the band. And... more

01 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes
This Book Only Happens When You Read It (with Rashawn Scott)

It's spooky season! But also, it's legend season because the LEGENDARY Rashawn Scott joins us for a tale of three... more

25 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Cornman (with the FamBand)

Would it surprise you to learn the this episode has multiple songs about animals, and another about someone called Cornman?... more

18 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Highland Games and Names (with Edgar Blackmon)

There are many kinds of giants; forrest giants, lava giants, little giants. Our guest Edgar Blackmon happens to be a... more

11 Oct 2022 · 55 minutes
Come On, Come On, Be Friends with My Mom (with The FamBand)

If your podcasts aren't championing your parents social lives, providing chill beats to study to, dissecting the origins of Barbie... more

04 Oct 2022 · 45 minutes
Kisses To My Critics (with Tim Murray)

We don't GET mice, but maybe by the end of this episode we will. The Incredible Tim Murray is back... more

27 Sep 2022 · 51 minutes
PMS: Perpetual Mischief Season (With Gilli Nissim)

Oooooh friends have we got one for you. This week the hilarious Gilli Nissim joins us in a brand new... more

20 Sep 2022 · 59 minutes
Enter the Tortoise (with the Famband)

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

13 Sep 2022 · 56 minutes
Staples: We Got That! (With Beth Appel)

WE DID IT* AGAIN (*Had a great time making up a musical with an incredible guest!) This week the hilarious... more

06 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Shrimp Priest (Famband with Wolves of Glendale)

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

30 Aug 2022 · 55 minutes
LIVE at Pickathon!

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

23 Aug 2022 · 41 minutes
Frozen in Time Lake (With Wolves of Glendale)

Tell the pigs to finish building their houses, because our guests this week are the incredible comedy band Wolves of... more

16 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
More Sports (With Niccole Thurman)

It's the matchup (show) up you've all been waiting for! This week Zach and Jess are joined by the incredible... more

09 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
Fear the Ocean (With Mary Lou)

The ocean is a dangerous force to be feared, and the only person brave enough to improvise a musical about... more

02 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
A Muse Bouche (With Zach and Jess)

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

26 Jul 2022 · 58 minutes
The Mayor of Owl City (With the FamBand)

If you've ever listened to this podcast before it will come as no surprise to you that we end up... more

19 Jul 2022 · 59 minutes
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The ocean is a dangerous force to be feared, and the only person brave enough to improvise a musical about it with... more