10 best improv podcasts

With everything going on in today’s world, many people find it really hard to smile and have positive thoughts. Covid-19 has caused many casualties to many people. Some lost their jobs, some their homes but others lost loved ones. We all have to agree that it was and still is a difficult period. Despite that, our top priority should be to maintain ourselves happy, and emotionally healthy.

Places like cinemas, theatres, clubs and more would help us with that but since they are closed in many countries we have to find a different way to stay positive all day long. Watching TV and Netflix? It is an option, but is it the best we have? Certainly not…

Podcasts are actually much better. So what should you do? Find podcasts that make you happy! They could be similar to your interests or hobbies but they could also be podcasts that generally offer a positive vibe. Improv podcasts do exactly that.

These podcasts create magical moments of connection, authenticity, and comedy out of thin air. They are educational as well. Some of them break down and discuss the art of improv while others teach you how to become a better improviser.

Whatever it is that they offer, it’s guaranteed that they will give you value and not spend your time meaningless. Having said that, we will present you the top 10 improv podcasts that we could get our hands on.

You might already know a few or maybe not. Either way, go check them out and improve your move drastically with these top 10 improv podcasts.

  1. Improv4humans with Matt Besser

Improv4humans podcast hosted by 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.

  1. Improvised Star Trek

Improvised Star Trek explores the final frontier of comedy by turning Star Trek into an improv office comedy. Taking suggestions submitted on Twitter and Facebook, the cast creates a fully improvised episode detailing the adventures of the USS Sisyphus, a less enterprising starship. New episodes are posted every other week. It is a fan podcast.

  1. 321 Improv podcast

321 Improv Comedy is a premier improvisational comedy team for all types of events for college students, youth, corporate gatherings, fundraisers, church events, and more. This podcast will bring tears to your eyes, a pain to your side and they’ll make your face ache with laughter! It is a unique, behind-the-scene, comedy experience.

  1. The Improv Lifestyle

The Improv Lifestyle Podcast is hosted by international improv comedian and author Sean Hancock, founder of Recycled Minds Comedy in Idaho. The Improv Lifestyle shares the wonderful and joy-filled principles of improv comedy and reveals how you can benefit by using them in everyday life, so you can live out brilliant scenes in every moment.

  1. Mischief Improv

David Escobedo has been performing improv since 1995 and has directed/produced 100’s of improv shows ranging from Long Form to Short Form, & from Street Performances to Happenings.

This podcast will give you the Warm-Up’s, Exercises, & some of the challenges that arise from promoting, producing an improv team consisting of many people who have never heard of improv before! This documentation occurs as a requirement from his Master’s Thesis from the University of Chester and in conjunction with his internship at Storyhouse.

  1. The Improv Chronicle podcast

The Improv Chronicle Podcast is a documentary-style show aimed at improvisers around the world. Each episode looks at a different issue, topic, or story of interest to improvisers and speaks to people knowledgeable about or impacted by it. It is released every two weeks and hosted by improviser and broadcaster Lloydie James Lloyd from Nottingham, England.

  1. Improv Comedy Connection

The Improv Comedy Connection podcast explores how to more deeply connect with audiences and co-performers in improv, stand up, sketch, and communication through comedy. This podcast will be the exploration of how to grow in the personal connectedness with audiences, other performers, and those we interact with each day through improv, comedy, and communication.

  1. One Word Suggestion Improv Inspiration

Produced by LMA Professional Development, the One Word Suggestion is a thought-provoking three-minute podcast. Every week Eran Thomson takes one word suggested by you and uses it as a leaping off point to explore the benefits of improv and how they can help you perform better in both your personal and professional life.

  1. When Last I Felt

When Last I Left is an improvisational storytelling comedy podcast where the hosts don’t know what the show will be about…but you do! Navigating through listener-submitted plot points and rules, Jenny Curtis, Chris Porter, Micky Shiloah, and Kuali’i Wittman have to make up a story on the spot that begins with a small social faux pas and ends in a major cataclysmic event.

Laugh with them or at them while they desperately try to keep the narrative on track as it inevitably spins wildly out of their control! Oh, and there will be goats.

  1.  2nd Golden Age of Radio

A podcast about new spins on old classics. We are living in a new Golden Age of audio content, so it’s time to combine the old with the new. We listen to a Radio Show from the 30s-60s and make a modern version of our own. So this podcast has historical elements, mixed with comedy improv! Great content for everyone to enjoy!

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