Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast with Zach and Jess
Every week Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino sit down with a fantastic guest and record a completely improvised musical in an attempt to combat the notion that musicals should be "carefully crafted" or "thought out at all." This time they are doing it live! Accompanied by the incomparable Scott Passarella on the keys and produced by Earwolf.
Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna are better known as the musical comedy duo The Zach and The Jess. They've written musical sketches for Party Over Here (a Fox sketch show produced by The Lonely Island), Buzzfeed, FunnyOrDie and Nickelodeon. They also created and starred in "Serious Music," a digital series for ABC. Their weekly improvised musical podcast called, "Off Book" on Earwolf has been praised by various online publications including Indie Wire, USA Today, Parade, AV Club and Splitsider and been featured at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest Festival, the world renowned Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival. They were listed as one of Vulture’s “Comedians You Should and Will Know” in 2018 and just released their first ever musical comedy album The Calendar Album with Comedy Dynamics. Between their podcast and UCB performances Jess and Zach sometimes improvise four musicals a week. It's almost like it's no big deal to write a musical. Boom! Rodgers and Hammerstein ya been roasted!
“Every entirely re-listenable song, and the way characters fold into each other’s narrative, is awe-inspiring and totally delightful.”
The AV Club
“Warning: Downloading Off Book may cause you to laugh uncontrollably in a public space.”
“Every episode of Off Book is an amazing feat of comedic and musical synchronicity — even the ads are must-listen.” Splitsider
Doors 7:00 | 18+ General Admission
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