I can't wait to see Matt Besser, "host of the best podcast in the universe, improv4humans with Matt Besser," at one of his many fine scheduled performances at SXSW Comedy. He's doing his aforementioned podcast along with Upright Citizens Brigade presents ASSSSCAT, Conspiracy Theory Live with Jesse Ventura and The Grawlix, a live comedy show featuring 2013 LPQ participant and one of my favorite Instagrammers, Adam Cayton-Holland.
Hailing from Arkansas, our neighbors to the northeast, Besser made his way out and eventually became one of the founders of the renowned Upright Citizens Brigade where he co-authored The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual.
Don't miss him at the fest and how could you, with so many opps? And now you can, err, not miss his...
The LP Questionnaire
Name: Matt Besser
Do you have any nicknames? Matty B aka Holy Magoley aka Adair aka DJ Flip Fingers
1. Pretend you’re 15. Name three songs you'd put on a mix tape for your girlfriend/boyfriend.
It's 1982... Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious
Oingo Boingo – Only A Lad
The Damned – New Rose
2. Which evil villain would make the best President? I guess that would be me. Matt Besser 2016!!!
3. What was your favorite cartoon as a child? Captain Caveman
4. What superpower do you wish you had? Ability to be charming because I find that difficult as a mere mortal.
5. What would the title of your autobiography be? The Man With the Huge Penis
The Belle Brigade: Harmonies galore! Remind me of Fleetwood Mac.
Peelander-Z: These guys put on an unforgettable stage show and they hold a special place for me since they appeared in an Upright Citizens Brigade sketch as a Japanese noise band who have their own special kind of jazzercise class.
Japanther: A punk band with a good sense of humor and whose lyrics I can actually hear.
Thanks for joining us today. Back soon with LPQs from Nate Bargatze, Drennon Davis, Jon Gabrus and more. You can check out more of these tiny little amusing interviews here, including one from Peelander Yellow of Peelander-Z.
I look up to the little bird, lp
Photo courtesy of the performer