317 - Matt Besser


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Inspirational, irascible and as talented an improvisor as you could invent, Matt Besser is the kind of stand-up who can skilfully weave a set live on TV. He is also constantly referred to as a co-founder of the enormously significant Upright Citizens Brigade, which arguably serves him right for co-founding it. We take a deep dive into the genesis of the Chicago improv scene, learn about Del Close and his influence on everything that was to follow, and argue about Keith Johnstone. Matt also dissects his own bad habits in improv, ponders the relativity of success, and identifies the one type of comic he won't perform with...

Matt Besser's brand new stand-up special "Pot Humour" is out now on Apple/iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV VOD, Spectrum VOD, Xbox and pretty much every VOD platform you might use. His podcast Improv4Humans is available wherever podcasts are found.


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