Matt Besser

Matt Besser is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. While I could ramble on and on about the accomplishments of the UCB, I’ll stick to Matt’s credits: Crossballs, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Reno 911, Human Giant, Word Girl, This Show Will Get You High, and most recently as Crazy Ira on Parks and Recreation.

Host Information

improv4humans with Matt Besser

Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show Asssscat, Matt has brought his talents to Earwolf with a fully improvised weekly podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon.

Earwolf Challenge

The Earwolf Challenge is America's first reality podcast. Ten podcasts compete to win a year-long contract with Earwolf by competing in various podcast-related challenges. Matt Besser hosts and judges along with a slew of notable figures in the world of podcasting.

Guest Appearances

LIVE from SXSW 2014 II

Comedy Bang Bang #276March 13, 2014

It's time for another b-b-b-bonus episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! recorded live at the South by Southwest Festival! Featuring co-host/intern Gino Lambardo and one of America's favorite comedians Matt Braunger. But that's not all, Scott's childhood friend Hooch the Mooch drops by…

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The Travel Bug with August Lindt

You're in for a treat as Andy Daly & Matt Gourley bring you a remarkable festival of German accents in a travel themed podcast pilot hosted by pretzel maker/world traveler August Lindt. August is in fantastic German company as he welcomes legendary…

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Smaug's Kickstarter

Comedy Bang Bang #269February 3, 2014

You must know by now that Doug Benson loves movies, dining with Karen, and getting Doug right? Doug & cartoonist/author Paul Hornschemeier join Scott to talk about Paul's new book "Artists Authors Thinkers Directors," their all time favorite movies, and the Grammys.…

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Mystical Sex

The Fogelnest Files #58October 10, 2013

Andy Richter, Matt Besser, and Matt Mira join Jake in their viewing positions on today’s LIVE episode from the LA Podfest! They'll experience joy that only Huell Howser can create, be intrigued by the gentleman in a music video simply called “Mystical…

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New Dad

Comedy Bang Bang #239August 19, 2013

SNL alum and Mohr Stories host Jay Mohr makes his first appearance on today’s Comedy Bang! Bang! After a discussion on the central time zone, Scott’s neighbor drops by to tell us all about being a new dad and how to keep…

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Boring Kanye West

Who Charted? #139July 31, 2013

The lovely April Richardson fills in for Kulap to help count down the charts with Howard and Earwolf's own Matt Besser on this week's very special Who Charted! The songs of the summah are discussed, including a breakdown of the potentially "rape-y"…

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End Scene

Comedy Bang Bang #201February 18, 2013

First timer Jon Glaser and past guest Pope Benedict XVI join us to talk finales on today’s Comedy Bang Bang! Jon gives a taste of what we can expect on the Delocated series finale and where his role on Parks and Recreation…

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Making the Snow Angel

Comedy Bang Bang #195January 21, 2013

Out of the street and into the studio, Billy Eichner of Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street is on today’s Comedy Bang Bang! Billy shares his take on George Carlin’s “Stuff” routine, explains where the idea for his show came about,…

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Killer Tracks

Rafflecast #7December 24, 2012

We’re counting down the Top 10 Songs of 2012 this week as Rafflecast Presents: Killer Tracks with Carly Rae Jepsen and Billy Braggart! Get ready for an all out chat about Bieber, Psy, and Rihanna! Plus, Billy gives us his rendition of…

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2012 Holiday Spectacular

Comedy Bang Bang #191December 18, 2012

It’s that time of year where you try to not get burned when roasting chestnuts over an open fire and have the whole family gather round the ol’ computer for a special holiday podcast treat! Scott welcomes fan favorite Harris Wittels as…

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Breaking Bread

Comedy Bang Bang #168July 23, 2012

Today's episode of Comedy Bang Bang will bring you revelations from two of the most famous and powerful men in the world. That's maybe an overstatement, but if you're a fan of Mr. Show or Breaking Bad than you'll be hanging onto…

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Climbing the Ladder

Comedy Bang Bang #146February 27, 2012

Sorry you guys, but we did NOT get Ice Ben Schwartz or Ice Reggie Watts for the podcast this week. You'll have to settle for their American doppelgangers who join the world-famous Scottabot and the legendary Bjork for a sexy, funny, sexy,…

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A Real Asssscat!

Who Charted? #59January 18, 2012

It's been far too long since we've had Matt Besser in our chart chamber. He reprises his appearance this week with a rousing round of hits from the iTunes Top Singles Chart, insider acting advice inspired by the Movie Chart, and a…

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The Sklar Triplets

Sklarbro Country #63October 7, 2011

Randy and Jason are out on the road so it's time to call in the 12th man...and the 13th man...and the 14th woman. Matt Besser, Howard Kremer, and Danielle Schneider are slapping some paint on their faces and getting in the gridiron!…

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Vanity Plates! Incest!

Totally Laime #88October 7, 2011

After ten weeks of nerve-wracking Skype calls as part of The Earwolf Challenge, we've got Matt Besser in our living room and we're going to hold HIS feet to the fire for a change! And by that we mean, we ask him about…

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Hats Off to Caruso

Comedy Bang Bang #114July 18, 2011

The Earwolf studio is experiencing a British Invasion! They're coming to Attack the Block and we're too Spaced to call the Hot Fuzz. It feels like Earwolf Vs. The World and hopefully we won't end up (Shaun of the) Dead (okay, I'm…

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Wedding Night!

Wedding season is starting, and who better to advise you on your nuptials than Drew Droege? Matt Besser and Sean Conroy, that's who! We'll help you through every step of the wedding process, from choosing your DJ to finding the right religious…

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Booked It!

Comedy Bang Bang #101April 18, 2011

Good Riddance! Just one week since we hit the big 1-0-0 and we're back with another great episode! Joe Lo Truglio (the most tolerable member of The State) joins Casey Wilson for his first Death-Ray appearance, which thankfully goes better than Casey's…

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Phishing for Compliments

Comedy Bang Bang #95March 7, 2011

Creak! Slam! Sit down for some Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast! This week's episode has everything you love about the show; the music of Phish and pussy jokes! Natasha Leggero, Harris Wittels, and Harris' protege King Henry VI are our guests, along…

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A Couple of Stooges

Who Charted? #9February 1, 2011

Proficient comedian Matt Besser comes by to talk about exercise bicycles, making pizza, and CHARTS! The music for the week is rock, which goes over surprisingly well, and after the movie chart we see the return of Chart Roulette. Even the biggest…

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Craziest Former Athletes

Sklarbro Country #13October 21, 2010

The Upright Citizens Brigade have left their mark on NYC and in LA and soon enough, they may open a theater right here in Sklarbro Country. Original UCB member, Matt Besser (@mattbesser on Twitter) joins the brothers to discuss his midwestern sports…

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The Farting Fuck Faces

Comedy Bang Bang #75October 12, 2010

This week's theme on Comedy Bang Bang is well-adjusted adults who take criticism well and never had issues being accepted as adolescents. Sleepwalker Mike Birbiglia shares with us, in Mike Birbiglia-style detail, how he and Nathan Lane became friends, what it's like…

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Serious or Sarcastic?

Comedy Bang Bang #62July 16, 2010

What a great episode! Now tell me, am I being serious, or sarcastic? The boys from Don't Stop or We'll Die stop by for some crazy mad jams, and Andy Richter makes his first appearance since that whole….kerfuffle he was involved with.…

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Another Cyberthug Take-Over

Comedy Bang Bang #36January 15, 2010

Run for your life, it's a CYBER-THUG TAKE OVER! Cyber and his buddy Miles Archer discuss the state of hip hop with Kanye East, and whatever type of music it is that Taylor Slow does.

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Four Douche Episode

Comedy Bang Bang #15August 7, 2009

This episode is all about fame! Famous twitterer Steve Agee talks a bit about his trending topic #2DoucheConvo, Natasha Leggero does the best “ladies comedy” you could ever hear, and Matt Besser tries to figure out just what it would take to…

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