Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna is an actress and writer. She stars in the FOX sketch comedy show Party Over Here alongside Nicole Byer and Alison Rich. You can see Jessica perform every week in Hollywood at UCB-Franklin with Tuesday Club and at UCB-Sunset with Magic To Do: Musical Improv.

Host Information

Off Book: The Improvised Musical

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.

Guest Appearances

The Mopes Trilogy Pt. 2

improv4humans #298July 6, 2017

Eugene Cordero, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Drew Tarver join Matt Besser for the next chapter of The Mopes Trilogy! Gene, Jon, and Jess continue their quest to complete fifty jobs in fifty weeks and inherit the fortune of Sanford…

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Face Fox

Comedy Bang Bang #494June 26, 2017

Jon Hamm and Edgar Wright join Scott to talk about their new film “Baby Driver,” Edgar’s first film “A Fistful of Fingers,” water, and musicals. Then, vigilante hero JW Stillwater returns to seek help from Scott, Jon, and Edgar with an issue…

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The Mopes Trilogy Pt. 1

improv4humans #295June 15, 2017

Eugene Cordero, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Dan Lippert, and Zach Reino join Matt Besser for part one of a new improvisational saga! Join wealthy twin heirs Jess and Jon along with personal assistant Gene as they attempt to inherit billionaire Sanford Micheal's…

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Austin Lucas and the Blader On a Cleanse

improv4humans #293June 1, 2017

Musical friend Austin Lucas returns to improv4humans this week along with Brian Huskey, Jessica McKenna, Seth Morris, and Stephanie Allynne. Austin plays a few of his favorite songs which inspire scenes about a punk rock birthday party for a six year old,…

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The 8th Anniversary Show!

Scott celebrates 8 years of Comedy Bang! Bang! with his intern Gino Lambardo, Buddy Valastro aka The Cake Boss, and show favorites. We’ll hear from the writer/singer of America’s Funniest Home Videos theme song, a community activist & her world traveling sister,…

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Two-Hand Seesaw: LIVE from SF Sketchfest

improv4humans #279February 23, 2017

Ian Roberts and Jessica McKenna join Matt Besser for a live episode straight from the SF Sketchfest! They take audience suggestions which inspire scenes about hashing out the specifics of butterfly travel, hiding baldness through haircut enthusiasm, and a jockstrap salesman competing…

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The Best of i4h Vol. 7

improv4humans #275January 26, 2017

The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2016. These performances feature James Adomian, Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey, Pam Murphy, Ian Roberts, Sean Clements, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, Nicole Parker, Paul…

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Bo Bice Lives Matter (feat. the Angry Elmo)

improv4humans #273January 12, 2017

MVP All-Stars Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, and Jessica McKenna join Matt Besser this week for scenes about time-telling menstrual cycles, Hans Zimmer's worst movie score, and an airline taking extreme measures to make air travel fun. Later, Bo Bice has a tough…

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Harsh Joe Pinions

Comedy Bang Bang #465January 9, 2017

Matt Besser of improv4humans and one of the original UCB 4 joins Scott this week to talk about his off-air relationship with Scott, the new season of The UCB Show, and retiring Bjork. Then, park ranger Margery Kershaw of Pinnacles National Park…

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Matt's First Locker-Room Talk

improv4humans #266November 17, 2016

Jessica McKenna, Dominic Dierkes, and Brandon Gardner join Matt Besser this week to engage in consensual locker-room talk. Maggie Smith refuses to come out to sign for her packages, Tori Spelling lands a starring role as a boat, and the world's most annoying…

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Jessica McKenna, Our Vote Video Person

Hollywood Handbook #159November 8, 2016

The boys are joined by Jessica McKenna to help them make a good funny video encouraging people to vote at the election. This episode is brought to you by Harry's.

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Pow! Pow! Power Wheels!

Comedy Bang Bang #452October 24, 2016

Multi-platinum recording artist “Weird Al” Yankovic joins Scott and contest winner Claudia O’Doherty to talk about his achievement of completing his most recent tour, getting texts from Jesus, and the final 10 episodes of CBBTV. Later, a little 8-year-old girl by the…

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Dreamcatcher

How Did This Get Made? #146October 14, 2016

Curtis Gwinn (Narcos, The Walking Dead) and Jessica McKenna (Serious Music) join Paul and Jason to discuss the 2003 science fiction horror film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Dreamcatcher. They’ll talk about butt aliens, the importance of the toothpick, comically bad farts,…

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Millenial Falcon: Live from LA Podfest

improv4humans #259September 29, 2016

Live from the LA Podfest, Ian Roberts, Sean Clements, Jessica McKenna, and Zach Reino join Matt Besser to find out how hairy you have to be to soak up all the water in the pool. An IRS scam call inspires a scene…

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This Is Your Boy Troy

Comedy Bang Bang #443September 5, 2016

Scott and Scott are reunited as Adam Scott of U Talkin' U2 To Me? fame returns to this week's Comedy Bang! Bang! Adam Scott Aukerman chat about Adam's graduation from mime school, Chris Kelly's new film Other People, and for a new…

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Wiccan Birdhouse: Live from UCB Sunset

improv4humans #252August 11, 2016

Seth Morris, Horatio Sanz, Shaun Diston, and Jessica McKenna join Matt Besser for a live edition of improv4humans! They'll take audience suggestions that inspire scenes about interrupting the national anthem, video games that encourage sex acts, and mastering nature through yelling. Plus,…

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Live from the Kennedy Center (w/ Jimmy Williams, Jessica McKenna, Ben Kissel)

Hard Nation #14June 29, 2016

Mark and Pete are live from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC! Pete tells us why all libraries are abominations. Mark explains why camels are Jewish horses. Jimmy Williams (MSNBC, DecodeDC) reminisces about being a staff ass for Dick Durbin. Nancy Pelosi…

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Man Veils

Comedy Bang Bang #430June 27, 2016

Orphan Black's Kristian Bruun returns to tell us about what happened on the previous season of the show (without any spoilers), why Canadian money looks so fake, and to play a game of "How Dumb Are You As A Canadian?". While Kristian…

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The Stegosaurus Challenge

improv4humans #240May 19, 2016

Mike Still, Jessica McKenna and Paul Welsh join Matt Besser on this week's improv4humans. They improvise about the musical number in Virgin Airlines' safety video and explore new weight loss challenges. People running for U.S. Senate inspire a scene about presidential candidates'…

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Jeb Bush Is A Cat

Hard Nation #8May 18, 2016

Jeb Bush (Daniel Van Kirk) talks to Mark and Pete about his hopes for a contested convention, his nickname for 9/11, and the difference between the Bush family and Fight Club. Plus: Tamya Harding (Jessica McKenna) is in love with a Hillary…

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Speaking Up On Discrimination

Andrew Ti and special guest Jessica McKenna finish the week off by discussing when you should speak on discriminating comments. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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Painting Miniatures

Jessica McKenna joins Andrew to talk about a hobby store that carries a white skin tone color for painting miniatures. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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Obscure Racism

Jessica McKenna joins Andrew to talk about obscure racism and a pet's name possibly being an obscure racist term. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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No Win Situation

Jessica McKenna joins Andrew to talk about a caller having to deal with people not believing she has an Asian father. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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Diversity in Orange County

Funny person Jessica McKenna (Party Over Here) joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they discuss diversity in Orange County. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is racist.

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BONUS: Introducing Hard Nation

Check out the first episode of the brand new Earwolf show "Hard Nation!" Join the Hard Brothers (Mike Still and Paul Welsh) for a bare-knuckle political brawl that will leave you with an America-shaped bruise on your brain. Featuring your favorite comedians…

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Hillary Clinton Eats A Burrito

Hard Nation #1April 6, 2016

On the podcast debut of Hard Nation, Mark and Pete interview Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton (Nicole Byer), who reveals her favorite Chipotle order and what type of Animorph she is. Plus: a phone call from lovelorn Bernie supporter Tamya Harding (Jessica…

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Alison Rich, Jessica McKenna, Nicole Byer: Dreams Dreams Dreams

Wake up and listen to the Dreams Dreams Dreams podcast hosted by your favorite three older ladies Claribelle (Alison Rich), Zelda (Jessica McKenna), and Ruth (Nicole Byer)! What goes into having a good group nap? Claribelle, Zelda, and Ruth will take you…

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