There are so many podcasts in the world and not enough time to listen to them. Some sound professionally made, some sound like a hot mess, and some just sound made up. On Made Up Talk Show Jessica Coyle and Richard Krysztoforski highlight these less listened to podcasts, but here’s the catch…These podcasts don’t exist! Instead, they serve as the suggestion for an improv show, and are brought to life in the editing room to make the improvised podcast sound as real as possible. Each guest brings with them a new idea, and with that, a new fully improvised podcast is born.
Tori Smith is an NYC-based game designer, writer, actor, and cosplayer. She performs at the Magnet with Musical Megawatt house team Gem and indie-team Freeze Frame and is a founding castmember of the Bad Guys & B-Sides DnD Podcast.
Dejen Tesfa is a Brooklyn-based comedy writer / performer with a sketch and improv background from UCB Theater. He's currently in an animation writing fellowship for PBS affiliate WGBH and their show "Work it Out Wombats!" premiering early 2023. He drops two sketches a month to his YouTube channel (Deja Deja Comedy, bit.ly/funnyreel) with over 5k subscribers, and he's written two web series, two original pilots, and specs for Pen15 and ATLANTA.
Further back he had a software company in college that he sold in 2013, and has since worked at various tech startups and Microsoft while appearing in videos for Disney+, NBC News Digital, Bleacher Report and Cosmopolitan, and performing in the Toronto Sketch Fest, Philly Sketch Fest, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, NY Sketchfest and New York Musical Improv Festival.
Kevin Tully has been doing Improv in NYC since 2008. He has been taught by the epically talented Rick Andrews, Russ Armstrong, Louis Kornfeld, Zach Woods and Curtis Gwinn. He has been on Armory and Magnet house teams and has appeared on The Colbert Report and College Humor. He is also one of the co-founders of “Crisis: An Improvised Comic Book” Outside of Improv, Kevin edits and shoots videos for local bands and comics.
Performer in the jet-setting, nation-traveling improv group Crisis: An Improvised Comic Book. Doing dumb li'l skits with Matt & Austin (Youtube, Instagram, Facebook). Wrote some plays about superheroes, time travel, and Prince. Big fan of his wife, their cat, and the Twisted Metal video game franchise.