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, Modern Family and Bob’s Burgers, This Show Will Get You High, and most recently as Crazy Ira on Parks and Recreation.


Guest Appearances

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.

September 3, 2019

Comedian and host of improv4humans Matt Besser returns to Who Charted to celebrate his upcoming stand-up special Pot Humor! We’ll hear Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums, plus a Bonanza quiz and a hot Rock take during the Movie Chart. Later, Besser conquers the Hot Picks with his own specially curated chart, treating our ears to some of the best new music out there.


Pre-order Pot Humor here.



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