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273 Natasha Leggero  

Join guest host Paget Brewster as she sits down with actress and comedienne Natasha Leggero (Another Period, The Do-Over). Natasha chats about her early days in LA, collaborating with Paget, and her fantasy of the ideal day.This episode is sponsored...

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/

265 Timothy Osmundson  

This week join guest host Paget Brewster as she sits down with Timothy Omundson (Galavant, Psych). Paget and Tim chat about many of his early roles, what it really means to be a working actor, and performing together in the Thrilling Adventure Hour.

265 Timothy Omundson  

This week join guest host Paget Brewster as she sits down with Timothy Omundson (Galavant, Psych). Paget and Tim chat about many of his early roles, what it really means to be a working actor, and performing together in the Thrilling Adventure Hour.

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.

Episode 429 – Ben Acker and the Thrilling Adventure Hour  

This week:

Liquor!
Gods!
A drunk lady rattling off the names of animals!

I talk to Ben Acker of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, and play one of my favorite episodes of Beyond Belief: "White Hunter, Drunk Heart".

Those wacky married mediums, Sadie and Frank Doyle (Paget Brewster and Paul F. Tompkins) are on an adventure in the Serengeti -- but when they kill a god's favorite lion, have they taken it a step too safari?

-David

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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 #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.

#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

 

17 Science Fair (w/ Paget Brewster, Maria Blasucci, Craig Cackowski, Amanda Lund)  

Paul F. Tompkins is the one that welcomes YOU to the special land of SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paulsspecial guest is Paget Brewster ofCommunity,Criminal Minds, andThe Thrilling Adventure Hour! They chat about what kind of food related 28th amendmen...

#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.

 

#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

 

151 - Row, Row, Row Your Boat  

In what has become an instant classic episode of Harmontown, Mayor Harmon is joined by Paget Brewster, Curtis Armstrong, Jeff Davis, Erin McGathy, Spencer Crittenden, Demorge Brown and more for a non-stop insane episode. Watch the video at Harmontown.com/live! Become a member!

#208: Beyond Belief, “Stabbin' in the Woods”  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Rich Sommer, Arden Myrin, and Lauren Lapkus as teenagers; and Steve Agee as Cinnamon.

Recorded March 21, 2015

 

#204: Beyond Belief, “Three Strikes You're Dead”  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring John Hodgman as Harlan; and Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Jeremy Carter, Mike Phirman, and Scott Adsit as ghosts.

Recorded February 7, 2015 at the Brava Theater as part of San Francisco SketchFest

 

62: The Great Wits/Thrilling Adventure Hour Crossover with “Weird Al” Yankovic, Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster and Rhett Miller (Part One)  

The Thrilling Adventure Hour's married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle join Wits host John Moe in the crossover event of the holiday season. Relish the sweet song stylings of Rhett Miller, and learn all about the stories behind some of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s big projects. PLUS a super special singalong.

#200: #TAH200 #TAH10  

To celebrate our 200th episode, the cast and crew got together before our 10th anniversary show on March 7, at Largo, to reminisce about a decade of thrilling adventures. Featuring show writers/creators/producers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, director Aaron Ginsburg, and WorkJuice Players Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Craig Cackowski, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, and Autumn Reeser.

Special thanks to Type 55 Films and engineers Alec Dixon and Barre Duryea.

 

Full Body Watch Check  

0:00:00 - 0:19:47 - Morgan watched Alien 3 (1992), directed by David Fincher, starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Brian Glover, and Lance Henriksen. 

Also discussed in this section: Alien, Aliens, Alien: Resurrection, Alien vs. Predator, Neil Blompkamp, The Defenders, JJ Abrams, the Blade Runner sequel, James Cameron, Michael Beihn, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Soldier, Walter Hill, David Giler, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, abortion, Obvious Child, The Fly, The Fly 2, Nymphomaniac 2, Denis Villeneuve, Apocalypse Now, Paget Brewster, Ridley Scott, Prometheus, Prisoners, Roger Deakins, Rosemary's Baby, David Peoples, Kurt Russell, and Ghosts of Mars. 

0:19:48 - 1:17:23 - Morgan has been going through the work of John Cassavetes:

Morgan watched A Woman Under the Influence (1974), directed by Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowands, Peter Falk, and Fred Draper. 

M: Here's an interview with Gena Rowlands & Cassavetes about ‘Woman Under The Influence’ at AFI (of which Cassavetes became a “student” through Fellowships they offered so that he could get funding and crew).

Both Morgan and Sean watched The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976, re-released in 1978), directed by Cassavetes, starring Ben Gazarra, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Azizi Johan, Al Ruban, and Haji.

 

M: Recommended reading Cassavetes On Cassavetes by Ron Carney. It’s an amazing collection of interviews and essays the move chronologically through his filmography. Anything that I could add here is better articulated by the man himself. If you’re thinking about going to film school, don’t. Go buy a copy of this book.

Morgan watched Opening Night (1977), directed by Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowlands, Gazzara, Cassavetes, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, and Zhora Lampert. 

 

M: One of the few interviews (unaired) done for Opening Night

Both Sean and Morgan watched Love Streams (1984), directed by Cassavetes, starring Rowlands, Cassavetes, Cassel, Diahne Abbot, and Margaret Abbot.

Also discussed in this section: Shadows, Faces, Catcher in the Rye, Akira Kurosawa, Boxcar Bertha, Martin Scorsese, Minnie and Moskowitz, Cassavetes on Cassavetes, Peter Bogdanovich, John Flynn, Bob Fosse, Mean Streets, Reservoir Dogs, The Killing, Jim Jarmusch, Roger Corman, Herschell Gordon Lewis, John Lewis, Andy Warhol, "Indie" movies, mumblecore movies, Olivier Assayas, Kurosawa's Dreams, 50 First Dates, Boogie Nights, Michael Haneke, Claire Denis, Gordon WIllis, 48 Hrs, Lucio Fulci, Seijun Suzuki, Gloria, The Professional, Big Trouble, Paper Moon, Ronin, Steven Soderbergh, Fincher, Robert Duvall, Quentn Tarantino, George Clooney, Michael Mann, The American, and that song from Kelly's Heroes.

And finally, for here's Peter Falk, Ben Gazarra, and Cassavetes on Dick Cavett sort of promoting Husbands. The funniest shit e v a r.

 

M: Director Michael Ventura documented the making of Love Streams in the doc “I’m Almost Not Crazy…” (a great bit of dialogue delivered by Gena Rowlands in the film) More so than any of his other films, and perhaps underlined by Cassavete’s health, Love Streams echoes back to and mirrors many of his previous films. Mabel from ‘Influence’, elements of which appear in Richard and Sarah. Cassavetes/Rowlands interrogating their own relationship through avatars or playing characters themselves. The dissolution of the marriage consummated in ‘Minnie & Moskowitz’. Characters perceived as “crazy” by those around them. Love. Love. Love? Love. Where to put it. What happens when it goes away. Is it constant? Though this wasn’t his last film—that was the terrible work-for-hire ‘Big Trouble’—-Cassavetes thought of it as summation of his life’s work.

1:17:24 - 1:38:20 - Hottest Film Directors Rankings:

Nominations include: David Cronenberg, John Cassavetes, Antoine Fuqua, Shane Carruth, John Sayles, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Zack Snyder, Ringo Lam, David Lynch, Cary Fukunaga, Roger Corman, David Fincher, Kathyrn Bigelow, Anne Banecroft, Claire Denis, Paul Thomas Anderson, John Waters, Noah Baumbach, Sofia Coppola, Steve McQueen, William Friedkin, Sylvester Stallone, Amy Seimetz, Robert Rodriguez, and Renny Harlin.

Also discussed in this section: Woody Allen looking like a turtle, Bob Fosse, Orson Welles, Joe Dante, Casa De Los Babys, Michael Mann, Ron Perlman,

#197: Beyond Belief, “Gory Gory Hallelujah”  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Busy Philipps as Charlie; Julia Duffy as Sister Helmer; and Keegan Michael Key and Misha Collins as pests.

Recorded December 6, 2014

 

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