Baby Wants Candy
Summary: Baby Wants Candy is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy ensembles in the world. The group has performed more than 3,000 completely improvised musicals to thousands of fans from Chicago to New York to Singapore to Scotland, and now we exist in podcast form!
Suggestions roll in from BWC fans from Chicago, UK, Bay Area and Iceland. Hosts Ashley, Chris and John (w/MD Dan Wessels) welcome not one but TWO guest into the cozy Baby Wants Candy Christmas studio: Zach Marsh (guest BWC MD) dishes on his experience scoring Hallmark Christmas Movies. And BWC cast member Lauren Adams ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") talks about what’s on everyone’s mind: who else wants to sleep with hot Santa Kurt Russell? Featuring the improvised classic Holiday songs: “Olives On The Ends Of My Fingers (An Orphan’s Manicure)”, “He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Heavy Meats for the Holidays”, “I Need More Wine to Do You In This Hallmark Christmas Movie” and “Crap Christmas Gift Quartet”.
Fans sent in so many great suggestions, we had to make TWO Holiday podcasts of insta-clasic improvised holiday tunes. (Part Two will be released Sunday!) Hosts Ashley Ward, John Hartman and Chris Grace (w/ holiday musical stylings of MD Dan Wessels) welcome BWC cast member Brendan Dowling as they lament “Santa’s Shitty Pen and Pencil Set”. And who could forget the rousing “Christmas Towel Movement”? Come crowd around the warm glow of your screen for some improvised Baby Wants Candy Christmas cheer.
Cast: Ross Bryant, John Hartman, Jiavani Linayao, and Chris Grace Keys: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver Here’s the link to the Ringmasters “Hunchback” medley! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoN9ZFBhs And thanks to Leslie Symonds for the suggestion!
Cast: Shukri Abdi, Mary Lou Kolbenschlag, Brendan Dowling, and Chris Grace Keys: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver Thanks to Tyler Andrew Mortimer from Facebook for our suggestion!
Cast: Lauren Adams, Ashley Ward, John Hartman, and Chris Grace Keys: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver Thanks to IG user @willybigshrimp for the suggestion!
Cast: Amber Petty, Ashley Ward, Jessica McKenna, Jordan Stidham, and your host John Hartman Keys: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver Associate Producer: Patrick Polsin Thanks to @iconic_mitchell for the suggestion!
Featuring Ross Bryant, Amanda Blake Davis, Randall Harr, Al Samuels, and Gillian Bellinger! Piano by Dan Wessels and drums by the delicious Eric Kalver! Thanks to Christopher John Lim Bunyi for the suggestion!
Cast: Nicole Parker, Zach Reino, Lauren Adams, and Chris Grace Piano: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver Thanks to @GreigTempleton for the suggestion!
Hey, we’re in Scotland so we recorded an episode! Cast is Ashley Ward, Al Samuels, Chris Grace, and two amazing cast members from Baby Wants Candy in Chicago, Erica Elam and Nathan Jansen! Piano by the wonderful Adrien Pellerin! Engineered by the incredible Keith Scott! Thanks to: Zoe Lesser Alex McNunn Tessia Philips Stacey Scott Tyler Tennant
Cast: Mary Lou Kolbenschlag, Jordan Stidham, John Hartman, and Chris Grace Piano: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver
Cast: John Hartman, Joey Bland, Ashley Ward, Al Samuels, and Brendan Dowling Piano: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver Thanks to Emma Landry for the title!
Cast: Alice Stanley, Shukri Abdi, John Hartman, Zach Reino, and Chris Grace Piano: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver
Cast: Jordan Stidham, Mary Lou Kolbenschlag, Zeke Nicholson, Jessica McKenna, John Hartman Piano: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver
Thanks again to @brentmukai for the suggestion! Cast: Zach Reino, Alice Stanley, John Hartman, Shukri Abdi, and Chris Grace Piano: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver
Cast: John Hartman, Mary Lou Kolbenschlag, Jessica McKenna, Zeke Nicholson, and Jordan Stidham Piano: Dan Wessels Drums: Eric Kalver