Matt Besser

Matt Besser is a comedian known for improv shows like “A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.” and the Comedy Central sketch show “Upright Citizens Brigade”. His character acting has been seen in such movies as “Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story” and “Freak Dance” to such sitcoms as “Modern Family” and “Parks & Recreation”.   He hosts of the improv comedy podcast “improv4humans with Matt Besser” and has produced other audio series such as “My Dead Wife, the Robot Car”, “Stolen Idea: the Punk Rock Musical”, and “Estates of Perfection”. He can also be seen in his stand-up specials “Pot Humor” and “Besser Breaks the Record”.


Guest Appearances

April 3, 2024

Comedian Alex Edelman joins Scott to talk about his new HBO special “Just For Us” based off the Broadway show of the same name, the one in and one out policy, and celebrating Christmas for one day.

September 4, 2022

Severance star Adam Scott joins Scott for a pre-Emmys check-in as they talk about the making of Severance, his one-of-a-kind tuxedo, and who he will be inviting to the Emmys. Then, Olaf’s Middle Part from Frozen stops by to talk about separating himself from Olaf. Later, TikTok star Harvey the Truth Seeker drops by to tap into everyone’s mind to find hidden meanings. Plus, Martha the medium stops by to communicate with the afterlife.

July 14, 2022

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Here is: Improv4Humans with Matt Besser. Celebrate Americana with a Neil Young COVID Hootenanny on this week’s improv4humans LIVE from SXSW! Neil Young welcomes special guests Meat Loaf, Joni Mitchell, Dr. Fauci, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow to perform updated versions of their greatest hits and to answer the audience’s burning questions. Featuring John Gemberling, Danielle Schneider, Eddie Pepitone, Nick Thune, and Jessica Michelle Singleton.

November 11, 2019

Comedian and UCB co-founder Matt Besser talks with Andy Richter about wild improv parties from their early days in Chicago, foraying into stand-up via a college contest, humiliation as a driving force, and overcoming the inertia of being unknown. Plus, Matt discusses the steady escalation of the Upright Citizens Brigade, his new special Pot Humor, and the big picture lessons in comedy he’s learned over the years.

Check out Matt Besser’s new comedy album Pot Humor here.


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October 29, 2019

The Boys welcome MATT BESSER back to the show to promote his new special Pot Humor and hopefully confess his crimes.



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October 8, 2019

The Teachers discuss Todd flushing Howard down the toilet, Bill’s Doubletime Show, and Sam becoming Pumpkin Spiced. Then, famous Hamilton alumnus Matty B (Matt Besser) stops by to promote his new special Pot Humor and address his issues with The Teachers.