Groundbreaking actor and comedian Matt Besser: “I feel like I was part of a special moment of improv in Chicago”

Justin Kaufmann

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 29: Matt Besser attends the UCB’s 20th Annual Del Close Improv Marathon Press Conference at UCB Theatre on June 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

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Actor, comedian and Upright Citizens Brigade founder Matt Besser joins Justin on Extension 720 to discuss his influential comedy career, the differences between doing his podcast and performing on stage, spending time doing comedy in Chicago during the ’90’s, what Chicago means to him and his career, the memories he has of performing in Chicago, how the improve scene has changed over the years, the success of the UCB theatre and the improv4humans show at the Chicago Podcast Festival this weekend.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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