Thrilling Adventure Hour

Thrilling Adventure Hour

United States

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a staged show in the style of old-time radio performed by your favorite stars from the worlds of television, film, comedy, sketch, animation, and the stage. It is created and written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. For more information, tickets to the live show, and pretty pictures, please visit ThrillingAdventureHour.com.

Episodes

Bucatino Business.  

Starring Craig Cackowski.
Recorded March 7, 2014 at Largo at the Coronet.

Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, "Order in the Courtship"  

Starring Marc Evan Jackson as Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars. Also starring Paul F. Tompkins as the folksy narrator; Annie Savage as the Marshal Station; Timothy Omundson, Jenny Wade, and Anna Camp as outlaws; Matt Gourley as a lawyer; and Paget Brewster as the judge.
Music by Jordan Katz and the Elements of Style. Sparks theme by Eban Schletter.
Written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Recorded April 22, 2016 at Largo at the Coronet at "Sparks Nevada's 'I'm from Earth' Day Special."

There are still some tickets left for the Thrilling Adventure Hour at the Bell House in Brooklyn on July 23rd! Get them here: http://thebellhouseny.com/

Beyond Belief, "Dead & Breakfast"  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Hal Lublin as the Spooky Narrator Craig Cackowski, Annie Savage, Jenny Wade, Carla Cackowski, and Janet Varney as a creepy family; and Marc Evan Jackson as the bartender.
Music by Andy Paley, Jonathan Dinerstein, and Becky Ward.
Written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Recorded May 23, 2015 at the Opera House in Wellington, New Zealand.

Tickets are on sale NOW for the WorkJuice Players' show at the Bell House in Brooklyn on July 23rd. 7pm ALL AGES show and 9:30 21+ show. Starring Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, and Craig Cackowski. Tickets here: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/calendar/

The Cross-Time Adventures of Colonel Tick-Tock, "Refurbished"  

Starring Craig Cackowski as Colonel Tick-Tock of Her Royal Majesty's Chrono-Patrol. Also starring Hal Lublin as his trick clock; Adam Savage as Springheeled Jack; Paul F. Tompkins as Bob McCrumbs; and Mark Gagliardi, John Roderick, John Ross Bowie, and Rhett Miller as Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Music by Jordan Katz and Phillip Krohngold. The new TickTock theme is by Paul & Storm.
Written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.
Recorded January 9, 2016 at the Brava Theater at San Francisco Sketchfest.

TAH is coming to the Bell House in Brooklyn on July 23rd for two shows: 7pm All Ages and 10pm 21+! If you're on our mailing list, you'll have received a special code for advance tickets. Tickets go on sale to everyone everywhere on Monday, June 13th at http://www.thebellhouseny.com/

Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, "That's No Honeymoon"  

Starring Marc Evan Jackson as Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars. Also starring Mark Gagliardi as his faithful Martian companion, Croach the Tracker; Janet Varney as his wife, Ginny West; Busy Philipps as the Red Plains Rider; Craig Cackowski as local yokel Felton; Joshua Malina as the Barkeep; Hal Lublin, Rhett Miller, Adam Savage, and John Hodgman as aliens.
Music by Jordan Katz and Philip Krohnengold. Sparks theme by Eban Schletter.
Written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Recorded January 9, 2016 at the Brava Theater at San Francisco Sketchfest.

TAH has added a late show on April 22nd for "Sparks Nevada's 'I'm From Earth' Day Special" at Largo in Los Angeles. Get tickets now!

WorkJuice Presents: The Worst Scripted Event of All Time  

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, creators of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, teamed up with Tim Batt and Guy Montgomery, the creators/hosts of The Worst Idea of All Time podcast, in which the New Zealand-based comedians watched Grown Ups 2 every week for one year, to bring this one-of-a-kind live show to Los Angeles.

After watching Grown Ups 2 for 50 weeks, Tim and Guy wrote their own version of the movie, with their own brain-addled commentary.

Acker & Blacker produced this live read of that script starring The Thrilling Adventure Hour's WorkJuice Players Busy Philipps (Vice Principals) and Hal Lublin (We Got This), and TAH friends Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates), Baron Vaughn (Grace & Frankie), Arden Myrin (MadTV), Mark McConville (Superego), Michael McMillian (True Blood), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Humphrey Ker (Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher), and Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness).

Jordan Katz and the Elements of Style, featuring Eric Kufs, perform the opening and closing music.

Are you in LA? Do you want to see the WorkJuice Players live? You're in luck! On Friday, April 22nd, at 10pm at Largo at the Coronet, WorkJuice Presents: Sparks Nevada's "I'm from Earth" Day Special starring Marc Evan Jackson, Paul F. Tompkins, the WJ Players, and very special guests. Get your tickets now:
http://ticketf.ly/1UOlRcb

Beyond Belief, "Straight on til Mourning"  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Hal Lublin as the Spooky Narrator, Lauren Lapkus as the Pan, Busy Philipps as the Poppins, Mark McConville as Corey Slightly, and Michael McKean as Corey Slightly Sr. 

Music by Jordan Katz and Jonathan Dinerstein. Songs by Paul & Storm.
Directed by Aaron Ginsburg and written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Recorded December 11, 2015 at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles.

A Christmas Treat  

From the WorkJuice Holiday Funaround earlier this month, a selection of songs and silliness to bring you holiday cheer. Starring Janet Varney, Timothy Omundson, Petra Haden, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Michael McKean.
Backing vocals by Annie Savage, Hal Lublin, Mike Phirman, Mark McConville, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Schoolcraft & Murray, Becky Ward, Kimmy Gatewood, and Paul & Storm.
The WorkJuice Holiday Orchestra was led by Jordan Katz with assistance by Jonathan Dinerstein and featured Eli Wulfmeir, Jon Flaugher, Ben Peeler, Tripp Beam, Kimmy Gatewood, and James Eason.
Recorded live at Largo at the Coronet on Dec 11, 2015.
Show was produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker and directed by Aaron Ginsburg.
Photos by Steve Agee.
Parents: This one isn't for the kids!

TAH Post-show #4: WorkJuice Players Paul F. Tompkins and Craig Cackowski  

WorkJuice Players Paul F. Tompkins and Craig Cackowski discuss the trip Down Under, Todd Cooper, the April Fool's Funaround, and more with TAH co-creator Ben Blacker. Plus: A word from Bucatino Business starring Craig Cackowski.

TAH Post-show #3  

WorkJuice Players Paget Brewster and Autumn Reeser discuss the end of the monthly shows, the trip Down Under, and more with TAH co-creator Ben Acker. Plus: A word from Bucatino Business starring Craig Cackowski.

TAH Post-show #2: Marc Evan Jackson and Janet Varney  

TAH Post-show #2: Marc Evan Jackson and Janet Varney

TAH Post-Show #1- Acker & Blacker  

TAHnks from Thrilling Adventure Hour creators Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

 

#220: Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, “Marshal on Mars”  

Starring Marc Evan Jackson as Sparks Nevada, Busy Philipps as Marshal Red Plains Rider, and Mark Gagliardi as her faithful Martian companion, Croach the Tracker. Also starring Craig Cackowski as local yokel Felton; Joshua Malina as the Barkeep; Annie Savage as the Space-Saloon AI; Molly Quinn as Pemily Stallwark; Autumn Reeser as Dolores County; Timothy Omundson, Matt Gourley, Richard Speight, Jr, Rider Strong, Alexandra Barreto, Michael McMillian, Charley Koontz, and Nick Wechsler as robots; and Janet Varney as Virginia West.

Recorded April 11, 2015

 

#219: Beyond Belief, “It’s a Bad Bad Bad Bad Bad Bad Bad World”  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Craig Cackowski and John Hodgman as frogs; Mark McConville and Autumn Reeser as otters; Parvesh Cheena as a turtle; Brendan Hines as a crab; Paul & Storm as badgers; Kirsten Vangsness, Melanie Lynskey and Maria Blasucci as witches; Yuri Lowenthal as a ghost; Annie Savage as a nosferatu; Steve Agee as a werewolf; Matt Jones as a skeleton; Riki Lindhome as a succubus; and James Urbaniak as Nightmares the Clown.

Recorded April 11, 2015

 

#218: Down in Moonshine Holler, “The Hobo Princess”  

Starring Craig Cackowski as millionaire-turned-hobo Banjo Bindlestuff and Hal Lublin as his hobo mentor, Gummy. Also starring Natalie Morales as Minerva; David Anders as the odious Mr. Bottfly; John Moe as the chauffeur, Remington; John Ennis, John Ross Bowie, and Mike Phirman as society gentlemen; Annie Savage, Amanda Lund, and Tara Platt as damsels no-longer-in-distress; Tom Kenny and Billy West as hobos; and Kate Micucci as Loretta, the Hobo Princess.

Recorded April 11, 2015

#217: A Word from the King of Coffee and the TAH Panel from C2E2.  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins as the King of Coffee.

From C2E2 in Chicago, the TAH panel with Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, WorkJuice Players Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin, Craig Cackowski, Autumn Reeser, and Janet Varney, and special guests Timothy Omundson and Scott Adsit. Moderated by special guest and best pal John Ross Bowie. 

Recorded April 27, 2015.

“Oolee oolee oolee” by Acker & Blacker/Paul & Storm.

 

#216: Bucatino Business ads, Fan-Only Q&A from Wellington, New Zealand, and the Nerdist Panel at San Diego Comic Con  

Ads starring Craig Cackowski! 

Also, half of the Fan-Only Q&A which preceded our final show in Wellington, New Zealand (sorry, the first half was lost), featuring Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, WorkJuice Players Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Annie Savage, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin, Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, and Janet Varney, special guests Jenny Wade and Molly Quinn, and musicians Andy Paley, Jonathan Dinerstein, and Becky Ward.

Then: from the Nerdist space at Petco Park during San Diego Comic Con 2015, the TAH panel with Acker & Blacker, WorkJuice Players Paul F. Tompkins, Hal Lublin, Autumn Reeser, and Mark Gagliardi, director Aaron Ginsburg, and special guests Arden Myrin and Steve Agee. Hosted by Dan Casey.

 

#215: Amelia Earhart, Fearless Flier, “From Time to Time”  

Starring Autumn Reeser as Amelia Earhart, the fearless flier. Also starring Annie Savage, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin, and Paul F. Tompkins.

Recorded March 7, 2015

 

#214: Beyond Belief, “All About Evil”  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Craig Cackowski as Bobo Brubaker; Busy Philipps as silver screen diva Minnie Fontaine; Marc Evan Jackson as director Kieran Mazzley; Annie Savage as Honey; Mark Gagliardi as Barney; and Autumn Reeser as Something-Something Something.

Recorded March 7, 2015

 

#213: Bucatino Business #11 and the TAH Comikaze Panel  

Superego's Matt Gourley hosts WorkJuice Players Annie Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin, musician and composer Andy Paley, director Aaron Ginsburg, and creators/writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker. Recorded at Stan Lee's Comikaze in Los Angeles in October 2014.

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