Improvised & Analyzed

Dependent Personality Disorder

Piranha Pond

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Inventing is hard, but selling inventions is harder! Swim little fishy, because there’s blood in the water- you’ve entered the Piranha Pond. Our panel of business-savvy titans of industry are poised to chew up bad inventions and invest in good inventions. You know, like piranhas do? They don’t call the piranha “the sage financial business-fish of the Amazon,” but maybe they should so that the title of this show makes more sense.


Pet Swap

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: On Pet Swap, pet owners from all walks of life get to spend a week with someone else’s pet while their fuzzy friends get to take a little vacation in someone else’s home. It alienates the animals and infuriates the pet owners! Why are they doing this? Only on NBC Golf!


The Complete Woman


DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: It’s 1962. Do you know where your husband is? The tides are changing for American housewives and divorce is on the rise. Love and marriage expert Marabel May wants to save your marriage! Her acclaimed book ‘The Complete Woman!’ has taken the nation by storm! Now, the audio companion to her #1 best seller is available on vinyl for your listening pleasure. Marabel’s twelve step ‘Complete Woman’ program has already saved over 100 marriages in the continental United States and four in American Samoa! Marabel will improve your marriage or your husband’s money back. She guarantees it!


Antiques Roadsale

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DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Antiques Roadsale is a harrowing voyage through the junk in America’s trunk. Our show travels the hills and dales of this great country, assessing and appraising marvels of patina-spackled history, Cobweb-covered memories, and things that just look like Civil War commuter mugs or some shit. Join us as we place absolutely arbitrary monetary value on heirlooms, artifacts, and garage sale horsefeathers. The Antiques Roadsale will be in your town soon, peeking under grandpa’s bed for some dusty olds and telling you what you could get for it. (Probably a Victorian claw-job.)



SUPEREGO LIVE: November 11, 2017 • The Bell House NY / September 14, 2018 • London Podcast Festival

The Jagged Stone Forest Rangers

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DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The friendly forest rangers at Jagged Stone National Park are not friendly. They are barely forest rangers. Their training is minimal and their contact with other human beings is purposefully limited. If you are hoping that they’ll lead you to that path where you can hike up to Victory-Slice Point to watch the sunset, you might as well buy a nice picture postcard in the gift shop, send it to yourself COD, and hop back in your Nissan Fuckyou, greenhorn.


George Zimmer

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DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: George Zimmer guarantees that you’re going to like the way you look.*

* But not look the way you like.


Princess Pomegranate Singles Cruise

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: All aboard! The Princess Pomegranate Singles Cruise is a safe place for men and women of legal boning age to go ahead and get funky with a couple strangers out there in Poseidon’s paradise. You’ll enjoy a sumptuous buffet with cuisine from around the world, a casino with exhilarating games of chance, and a smorgasbord of poon and peen. Go ahead, indulge! This summer, we’re dropping our anchor in some strange waters, so why don’t you do the same. Princess Pomegranate!

EPISODES: 3:15 / 6:1

SUPEREGO LIVE: July 20, 2019 • The Bell House NY

The Amtrak Heartland Flyer

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Sit back, relax and enjoy the unique scenery unfolding outside the windows of The Amtrak Heartland Flyer, running its 4,618 mile daily round trip between Oklahoma City, Texas and Fort Worth, Texas. With stops along the way in Norman, Purcell, Pauls Valley, Ardmore, and Gainesville, there are thrills and attractions for everyone! The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is the transportation choice for those Americans who are too paranoid to fly, too fat to walk, and too questionable in the credit department to finance a 1993 Mercury Topaz with 179,000 miles on it. Put down your book, turn off your smartphone, and surround yourself in stupid. The Heartland Flyer will have passengers to their destination in just a few hours, but it will feel like a lifetime.

EPISODES: 3:9 / 3:17

SUPEREGO LIVE: May 3, 2013 • UCB / September 27, 2014 • LA Podfest

Amigo Auto Insurance

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: The boys down at Amigo Auto Insurance are real go-getters. When you need to file a claim, they’ll get going.


Bruce And Ed with Kit, Klaus, And Xiong

Bruce, Ed, Kit, Klaus & Xiong

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Bruce ‘The Throat’ Hume and Ed ‘The Inflection’ Olivas are proud to be joined by Kit ‘The Lullaby’ Le Fevre, Klause ‘The Glottis’ Hergesheimer, and Xiong ‘The Diphthong’ Wong for this very special endtimes commercial.


Pete Balch

Pete Balch

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: Poor Pete Balch. Recently widowed when his wife died years ago, he sought to ease his loneliness by opening the Let’s Call It A Draw Trophy Shoppe; a store where you can buy such trophies as ‘Second Place in Facial Recognition,’ ‘Car Wash of the Decade,’ and ‘Best Vein.’ His wife recently died and also his wife died recently.

Pete Balch is the Hotel California of men: you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. His store is the kind of business that somehow stays open year in, year out, despite Balch’s complete inability to complete a simple transaction. The tedium of listening to him go on about his dead wife is overpowered only by the guilt you’d have in telling him to, ‘please for the love of all things big and small, shut your hole.’

Balch subjects his customers to unwanted lunch dates, stories of wars he wasn’t in, and descriptions of things that look swollen to him. Anyone who will listen is going to get more than an earful. He pushes the boundaries of the customer-salesman relationship at the expense of ever selling a single trophy.

EPISODES: 2:9 / 2:12 / 2:15 / 2:17 / 3:2

Gary The Toothless Vampire

Gary The Toothless Vampire

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

Gary Laramie Jr, AKA ‘The Toothless Vampire,’ has been seducing respectable executive assistants for over 300 years.


3 Total Assholes


DIAGNOSIS: Schizotypal Personality Disorder

CASE HISTORY: 3 Total Assholes are 3 assholes in totality. Three of them.


Milton and Dupree

Milton and Dupree

DIAGNOSIS: Dependent Personality Disorder

Cousins Vance Milton and Abelarde Dupree began performing the vaudeville circuit at the tender age of three months. Raised in a show business family, Milton & Dupree utilized their keen talents and canny showmanship to win over audiences all throughout the country. After selling out shows on the popular Orpheum Circuit, Milton & Dupree took time out to record the first ever comedy album, and their masterpiece: Milton, Dupree & Senator Elect James D. Phelan Makes Three. Their career ended tragically when Milton, intoxicated on Jamaican root extract burned Dupree to death with an industrial iron. It was Dupree’s demise and Milton’s subsequent incarceration that signaled the fall of the golden age of vaudeville.

Milton & Dupree were known for their patented ‘punchlineless humor.’ Whatever their routine lacked, they made up for with a strong dedication to their craft and a hearty dose of old-timey, razzle-dazzle. Like a hilarious two-headed amoeba, Milton & Dupree delighted audiences in an era that knew nothing of comedy. But then again, neither did Milton or Dupree.

EPISODES: 1:7 / 1:9 / 1:13 / 1:17 / 2:5 / 2:13


SUPEREGO LIVE: November 11, 2017 • The Bell House NY

Bruce ‘The Throat’ Hume and Ed ‘The Inflection’ Olivas

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DIAGNOSIS: Dependant Personality Disorder

Bruce “The Throat” Hume & Ed “The Inflection” Olivas have been the collective voice of movie trailers for a combined total of 60 years. Pictured above in 1983, Hume and Olivas first broke on to the scene as announcers for The Boothroyd Bourbon Mystery Hour. Since then, their alluring baritones have become synonymous with American movie trailer classics. Just a few of their film trailers include: Swollen Justice, Radical Jack and Put Down Your Guns H.M.S. Me Love You Long Time. Both Hume & Olivas have entertained unsuccessful solo careers only to return to the celebrated partnership. They currently reside somewhere along the California coast.

1:1 / 1:2 / 1:3 / 1:4 / 1:5 / 1:6 / 1:7 / 1:8 / 1:9 / 1:10 / 1:13 / 1:16 / 1:17 / 2:1 / 2:4 / 2:11