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Besser Vs. Audience
15 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
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32 minutes | Apr 3, 2018
Jazz and Joel
Besser talks to two jazz vocalists in the audience, and asks if it’s strange to date when they both have the same profession. Later, Matt Walsh joins Besser to play the Shazam challenge with Billy Joel songs.
36 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Religion & Rescue Dogs
Matt Besser asks his audience what it's like to grow up in a family with two religions, and talks to a Christian author about her conversion experience. Later, Matt implores the audience to rescue dogs from animal shelters instead of adopting purebreds.
34 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
Boxing & Bear Fights
Matt asks some fans from Philadelphia how they really feel about Rocky, and quizzes the audience about how many dates it takes to get laid now. Later, Besser tells some stories about his dad and a couple giants of American literature.
43 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
Kangaroos & Kathy Griffin
Matt asks a veterinarian if he would kill ten kangaroos before one dog. Later, he quizzes the audience about a Kathy Griffin scandal, and whether the Titanic rule of “women and children first” should still apply.
32 minutes | Oct 24, 2017
Sex, Storms & Snacks
In this three-part Besser Vs Audience, Matt asks what the best Valentine's Day gift is, thinks Little Rock is an uninspired name for a city, and shares his favorite euphemism for “going downtown."
38 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
Hot Dogs & Dog Poop
On Fourth Of July weekend, Matt Besser asks his audience why they eat kosher hot dogs instead of regular ones, and whether you should order turkey at a Honeybaked Ham store. Later, Matt implores everyone to pick up their dog’s poop.
29 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Mascots And Myths
Matt Besser asks the audience about their school mascots, and whether any of them are lamer than his alma mater’s Lord Jeffs. Later, Matt Walsh joins him to learn the stories of mythic American figures like John Henry and Paul Bunyan.
38 minutes | May 30, 2017
Smelling Weed And Staying In
Matt Besser doesn’t understand why anyone would send wine back at a restaurant, or smell weed before buying it. Later, Matt Walsh joins him to ask the audience if there’s ever a good reason to leave the house.
36 minutes | Apr 25, 2017
Santa And Squash
Recorded just before Christmas, Besser is infuriated by how a mall Santa Claus treated his daughter. Later, Matt Walsh joins in to interrogate the holiday gifts everyone is buying, insisting that household supplies are not gifts.
33 minutes | Mar 21, 2017
St. Lucia, Social Media And Swimming
Matt shares his terrifying experience in St. Lucia, before asking his audience whether they’ve ever been in a Twitter fight. Later, he tells a story about learning to swim at summer camp.
29 minutes | Jan 24, 2017
Deer And Duets
Matt tells his audience that fruit is not a treat, and asks who is impressed by the deer he found in his backyard. Later, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts join him to judge an impromptu singing contest.
41 minutes | Nov 29, 2016
Candidates And Concerts
This week’s episode was recorded as the 2016 primaries were wrapping up, and Matt comes in hot, arguing with a woman in the audience who says elections don’t matter, and another who’s holding out hope for Bernie. Later, he asks how many people have been in a fight, and gets infuriated by people who tape concerts on their phone.
43 minutes | Oct 18, 2016
Football And Fruit
Matt Walsh joins Besser to quiz their audience on the latest NFL draft and Prince’s real name. Later, Besser plays the 40% game, learning how many people in the audience eat fruit, and how many like to hang out with their girlfriend’s parents.
34 minutes | Sep 20, 2016
Hippos And Hippies
Matt Besser asks his audience who their favorite zoo animals are, and tells a story from the set of Walk Hard. Later, he regales the crowd with some classic insults and ad libs, and tells a hippie how long to let his freak flag fly.
37 minutes | Aug 16, 2016
Jesus And Satan
Matt Besser questions what really happened during Jesus’ final days, and wonders whether more people eat marshmallows than chocolate on Easter. Later, he challenges his audience to tell him what skill they’d use to defeat Satan in a battle for their souls.
31 minutes | Jul 19, 2016
Purges And Passports
Matt and Ian Roberts debate whether Ian could survive The Purge before sharing stories of their exploits in England and Australia. Later, Matt enjoy’s an audience member’s R2-D2 hat, but can’t believe Lithuania is a country well-known for basketball.
33 minutes | Jun 28, 2016
Slogans And Sweethearts
Besser quizzes his audience about the official slogans of the towns they came from, puzzling out the meaning of sayings like “The Crossroads Of America” and “Pure Michigan.” Later, at a Valentine’s Day show, Matt wonders how many couples are in the audience, and how many of them are part of a threesome.
47 minutes | May 25, 2016
Christmas And Cows
A new season of Besser Vs. Audience kicks off with Matt Besser and Walsh asking a farmer how she milks a cow and sharing their Tokyo Drift stories. Later, Besser and his audience determine once and for all the greatest Christmas movie ever made.
21 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
Rap And Robots
On this episode recorded live at South By Southwest, Matt is joined by Ian Roberts. They discuss why Ian hates rap music, the show Mr. Robot, and ‘flooding’ your pants.
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