Episodes
The following was recorded LIVE at SF Sketchfest in February of 2024 at the Great Star Theater! ALSO Tickets for our tour are on sale at linktr.ee/offbook See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 02/13/24
It's here it's here! Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker give us the greatest gift of all, by joining us once again to create a good ol' holiday musical! After that they stick around for our annual decent into madness, as we reinvent the 12 Days of Christmas. WE'RE GOING ON TOUR! Dates/tickets at linktr.ee/offbook See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 12/19/23
In which Zach and Jess begin crafting the opening of their brand new written musical! Thank you so much to everyone still supporting OffBookClubhouse.com. Next week is the holiday episode, but this week is about discussing how the openings of musicals work, the rules about portals, how to spell "soliloquy", and ice water. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 12/13/23
The following was recorded live on 9-20-2023 at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles. This one is a totally accurate version of how doctors become doctors, and the summer camp they all go to as part of their training. We've got the whole fam band on this one and it is NOT to be missed. Thanks for coming out LA! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 10/31/23
The following was recored live 9-19-2023 at Mississippi Studios in Portland Oregon. This was the 2nd of two shows played last night (we're still hunting down the first.) Join a bunch of teens and they teen their way through Disneyland Grad night in the year....2005. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 10/24/23
The following was recorded LIVE on September 18th, 2023 at the Crocodile in Seattle Washington. Join us for a classic tale of a boy band with too many boys. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 10/17/23
The votes are in for what you thought should be our written musical, and now it's time for us to decide if you got it right or not! For real though, this is the one where we try to narrow down the path ahead, and while we we DO do that, we also spend a not inconsiderable amount of time talking about Star Wars, and singing a particularly catchy hook. Thanks Brett, it's always wonderful to spend time having a one sided conversation with you. Thank you to those of you who came out and saw us...
Published 09/26/23
Some ideas are good, some ideas are less good, but all ideas find their place in the churning tempest that is THE BRAINSTORM. Zach and Jess continue their writing process for a new musical by pitching each other new musicals musicals, all of which will inevitably change one billion times (but you gotta start somewhere). Check out our socials to vote for your fav, AND, check out our west coast tour dates! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...
Published 09/12/23
We were slightly delayed by moving, Chekhov, and the novel corona virus, but we have arrived at the end of our recap! We are joined again by the incredible Jackie Reilly who finally reveals her dark work (many many pages of notes and a word cloud that exposes our innermost truths. ALSO: LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS (https://linktr.ee/Offbook) Thank you Brett-iting for the editing. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...
Published 08/22/23
The recap crew is back (Zach, Jess and shining star Jackie Reilly) to tackle Off Book Episodes 101-200, AND take a break to eat dinner and discover how many of their musical titles contain the word "Destiny." Obviously they are drinking again, and Zach tries a new summer drink hack that frankly does not work. Brett Morris, Edits More-This. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Published 08/01/23
Well well well, look who's back with a brand new very very long journey of introspection? As they prepare to write a whole new SCRIPTED musical before your very ears, Zach and Jess are joined by writer, comedian, and all around rockstar Jackie Reilly as they comb through their first 100 episodes trying to figure out WHAT IT ALL MEANS. These next three are going to be very different and kinda meander-y so if that's your jam, get comfy 'cause this took us almost three hours and we're only 1/3...
Published 07/25/23
The hilarious Taran Killam (Single Parents, Night School, SNL) joins Jess and Zach for "Poetry: 1959" the live new musical packed with paddle boats, Counting Crows, British accents and guitar (!!!). With songs like "I Don't Get It", "Just Float", and "Beans, Kippers and Mash" you won't get these bangers out of your head. Plus, stay til the end for a very special talk-back with the audience! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa...
Published 07/18/23
Briga Heelan (Great News) stars in a monstrous new musical filled with blood, bikes, belting vocals and more. With songs like "Sunnybrooke Side of Life", "You Need Us Kids", "It's Midnight...", don't wait to Upside-download this sure-to-be-classic episode! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK) and Spice Islands (www.spiceislands.com/offbook). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...
Published 07/18/23
The amazing David Wain (A Futile and Stupid Gesture [netflix.com], Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) joins Zach and Jess on the OFF BOOK stage for a paternal school-yard musical filled with pudding cups, dodgeball, Marines and dads! With songs like "Bring Your Dad to Work Day", "Dreams in the Stars", and "Gotta Stay Caffeinated, When You're Getting Educated", you'll be trading juice boxes for more of these tunes. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands...
Published 07/18/23
Musical improviser and rap champion Ross Bryant joins Zach and Jess this week for a trippy musical with David Bowie raps, cavemen, dinosaurs, aliens, and somehow SO much more. With songs like "Relic of Music", "David Bowie: An Alien For Real" and "Crack Team", your ears won't believe what planet you're on.  This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK), Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK), and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK). See Privacy Policy...
Published 07/18/23
Griffin Newman (The Tick, Blank Check) returns to the OFF BOOK stage, this time in-studio!, for a new musical about cheese, cheese and more cheese! With songs like "Meet the Captain", "River of Brie" and "We Swissed You", you won't "roux" the day you heard this episode! This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/OFFBOOK) and Audible (www.audible.com/OFFBOOK). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...
Published 07/18/23
The Doughboys themselves, Mike Mitchell & Nick Wiger, take the Off Book stage with Jess and Zach this week for a brand new musical filled with grocery store rivals, strikes, Pixar vs Dreamworks debates and more! With songs like "At The Local Ralph's", "We've Got To Strike, For Your Right, To Strike", and "Is E.T. CG?", you definitely won't quit on this show! This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com code: OFFBOOK), Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code:...
Published 07/18/23
Live from SF Sketchfest, it's a brand new romantic Russian musical complete with Borat impressions and special guests John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, Best in Show, Great News) and Arden Myrin (Shameless, MadTV). With songs like "Look Sweet and Walk Low", "Ti-tah from Utah", and "It's Hard Being Michael Kors" you won't be low listening to these sweet tunes! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK) and Third Love (www.thirdlove.com code:...
Published 07/18/23
Musical improv veteran Eliza Skinner joins Zach and Jess this week for a new meet-cute musical with all the ups and downs of true love, plus a girl named Melissabeth. With songs like "Let's Be Sister Wives", "(Gotta Have) An App That's Passed", and "A House & A Man", you won't feel complicated about loving these tunes.  This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy...
Published 07/18/23
Podcast king Matt Gourley (I Was There Too) joins Zach and Jess this week for a new musical filled with pickled eggs, libations of the cocktail sort, and crime jobs. With songs like "Tingle Jingle", "Vodka & Whiskey" and "Good Times Are Forever", you'll be tipsy from hearing all these off-the-cuff hits.  This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: OFFBOOK15). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy...
Published 07/18/23
The incredible Tawny Newsome joins Jess and Zach this week for a new musical that is legitimately out of this world. With songs like "It's Gossip In Space", "That Is Dragon Ball Z", and "You're Not A Robot", you'll be moonwalking and singing along to more Pokemon facts than you ever dreamed you would.  This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK), Third Love (www.thirdlove.com/OFFBOOK), and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com...
Published 07/18/23
Zeke Nicholson (White Women) joins Zach and Jess this week for a new maternally mutant musical! With songs like "Captain James Pilot", "This Fight Is A Mother", and "What A Stink We Made", you'll be sure to gain all the powers after listening to these completely improvised tunes.  This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: OFFBOOK) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: OFFBOOK15). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice...
Published 07/18/23
Jon Gabrus (Raised by TV) starts the 2018 OFF BOOK musical season off right with an insane new show filled with cops, mozzarella sticks, and even the birds & the bees. With songs like "Pump the Brakes", "Janette Woman" and "Just Say Yes", you won't need to put salt on these songs to add any flavor!  This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: OFFBOOK15). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...
Published 07/18/23
Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Santa Clarita Diet) speeds into the OFF BOOK studio to star in the hottest new vehicular musical. With songs like "Ride or Die", "We Are the Ghosters" and "I Like It When You Call Me Papa", you won't be dragging your feet to any of these tunes!  This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon, Spice Islands, Leesa, and Improv Nation by Sam Wasson. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...
Published 07/18/23