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The Dork Forest 403 - Hal Lublin  

Saturday Night Live. Hal Lublin (@hallublin) knows the beloved show SNL and is ALSO working THIS NERD CRUISE https://jococruise.com/). We’ve been trying to do this for years and now we have time AT SEA for us to bond and me to learn about 42 years of sketch comedy from a REALLY funny, talented guy. He’s got 3 podcasts!! We Got This: Tights and Fights: Surprisingly Nice. And you can hear and watch him on episodes of Venture Bros. Thrilling Adventure Hour and Welcome to Nightvale. Get on the Hal Lublin Train. This is a great episode. Enjoy.  WELCOME to year ELEVEN of TDF. New Album available on Amazon and iTunes now and later. “I Am Not the Hero of This Story.” Premium eps are taped live and available here: https://thedorkforest.bandcamp.com/ Merch! CD, DVD, links to watch my comedy. You can also get a dork forest tshirt or any of my CDs or DVD at www.jackiekashian.com    USE THE AMAZON banner when you order your own dorky goodness.  Audio leveling by Patrick Brady  Music is by Mike Ruekberg  Website design by Vilmos: hiredguncoding.com

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Return  

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (writers, Thrilling Adventure Hour, The Writers Panel) talk about being a writing duo, how to be a successful writer in entertainment and Acker makes Chris do some math. They also talk about their favorite shows, getting angry at tv show endings and their new book Star Wars: Join the Resistance. And they take some “calls”!

More Back To The Future with Jeffrey Weissman  

Actor Jeffrey Weissman joins Matt this week to discuss his unique experience of playing George McFly in Back to the Future Part II and III after Crispin Glover left the films. Jeffrey tells us about the mix of acting and impression that went along with playing the role, being in a weird place as the new replacement on set, and hearing Crispin’s thoughts using his likeness. We also hear about Jeffrey’s other roles in Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider, Johnny Dangerously, Twilight Zone: The Movie, and Saved by the Bell. Plus, writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker of The Thrilling Adventure Hour join Matt to talk about their novel, 'Star Wars Join the Resistance,' what it’s like to work with the Lucasfilm story group, and Matt becoming part of the Star Wars canon.This episode is brought to you by Hullo (www.hullopillow.com/IWTT).

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Holiday Funaround 2016  
Written by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker Directed by Aaron Ginsburg Starring the WorkJuice Players: Paul F. Tompkins, Busy Philipps, Marc Evan Jackson, Annie Savage, Hal Lublin, Mark Gaglirdi, Joshua Malina, Craig Cackowski, Autumn Reeser, and Paget Brewster.  Guest starring Timothy Omundson, Chris Tallman, and Open Mike Eagle. Music by Jordan Katz and the Elements of Style, featuring composer Jonathan Dinerstein. New songs: "End of the Line" by Ted Leo and "Lullaby of the Rails" by Rhett Miller.

Recorded at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel on December 17, 2016.

#94 - Best Fictional President with Josh Malina  

Bartlet. Marshall. Underwood. Muffley. Grant. Shepherd. Camacho. Meyer. These are just a few of the great fake presidents we've seen preside over the U.S. in movies and television. But which is our greatest fictional president? We tapped our friend and The West Wing Weekly host Josh Malina, who has years of experience dealing with various presidents on TV and film. We go through a bracket of 16 top Pretenders-in-Chief to come away with the best of the bunch!

Come see Mark, Hal, and Josh on LIVE at the Ace Hotel on 12/17 for the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before we go on an extended hiatus! Get tickets here.

See Mark, Hal, and our WorkJuice Player guests LIVE at the SF Punchline on Saturday, January 14th for We Got This during SF Sketchfest!

#92 - Chili: Beans Or No Beans?  

This week, Mark and Hal answer one of the first topics they ever received: should chili be made with beans or NO beans? The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

See Mark and Hal LIVE in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before the extended hiatus. Get tickets here!

See Mark and Hal LIVE at SF Sketchfest on Saturday, January 14th! Get tickets here.

Amelia Earhart, Fearless Flier, "Venus on a Half Shell"  

Starring Autumn Reeser as Amelia Earhart. Also starring Annie Savage as Abby Adams; Timothy Omundson as Reichmuth; Craig Cackowski as Cosimo de'Medici; and Jim O'Heir, Rob Benedict, and Richard Speight, Jr. as artists.
Music by Andy Paley and the Andy Paley Orchestra, featuring Jonathan Dinerstein.
Directed by Aaron Ginsburg. Written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Recorded November 8, 2014 at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles.

Tickets are on sale NOW for the FINAL THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR show for many years. It's at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on December 17, 2016. Tickets here: https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/thrilling-adventure-hour-holiday-funaround

#91 - Best Pie with Colt Cabana  

Mark and Hal sit down with Colt Cabana: Pro Wrestler, Podcaster, and producer of the new film Wrestling Road Diaries 3, who turns out to be Hal's equal when it comes to finicky eating. Also, what better guest for a Thanksgiving episode than one who hates Thanksgiving food? Join us for a fascinating journey into eating habits and the psychology of pies!

See Mark and Hal LIVE in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour before the extended hiatus. Get tickets here!

See Mark and Hal LIVE at SF Sketchfest on Saturday, January 14th! Get tickets here.

 

#90 - Best Door  

Did you know you had strong feelings about different kinds of doors? Neither did Mark and Hal until someone asked them to settle this quandry once and for all. Hold the door (until we determine which kind it should be)!

Come see Mark and Hal in the last Thrilling Adventure Hour for a LONG time. Get tickets here!

Join Mark and Hal on the 2017 JoCo Cruise - cabins are still available here.

300th episode  

Michael Schur (creator of The Good Place; co-creator of Parks & Recreation), Damon Lindelof (co-creator, Lost, The Leftovers), Carlton Cuse (co-creator of Jack Ryan, Colony, and Bates Motel; co-showrunner, Lost), Marti Noxon (co-creator of Unreal and Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce), Douglas Petrie (co-showrunner of Daredevil and The Defenders), David Fury (Buffy; 24), Jane Espenson (Buffy; Once Upon a Time), Charles Murray (Luke Cage; Sons of Anarchy), Andrew Miller (co-creator, Secret Circle; creator of the upcoming Tremors), Andrew Reich (Friends; co-producer Dead Pilots Society), Ben Acker (co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour; Supernatural), and Heath Corson (co-host, Nerdist Comics Panel; Scream) join Ben Blacker and Writers Panel darlings Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Avatar 3) and Jeff Greenstein (Friends; co-showrunner, Will & Grace; director, Mom) to celebrate this milestone episode of the podcast!

Recorded at Largo at the Coronet on November 6, 2016.

Beyond Belief, "Mannequin Episode"  

Starring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster as those married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Also starring Craig Cackowski, Autumn Reeser, Busy Philipps, and Janet Varney as mannequins; and Hal Lublin as a mannequin hunter.
Music by Jordan Katz & the Elements of Style, featuring Jonathan Dinerstein.
Directed by Aaron Ginsburg. Written and produced by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker.

Recorded October 23, 2016 at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles.
PLUS: A bonus musical treat recorded at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Ted Leo, Jean Grae, and the cast!

Tickets are on sale NOW for the FINAL THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR show for many years. It's at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on December 17, 2016. Tickets here: https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/thrilling-adventure-hour-holiday-funaround

#89 - Best Indiana Jones Film  

Fortune and glory, kid. That's what Mark and Hal are after. And in this case, the only way they can get it is to determine the best Indiana Jones film. So hold on to your potatoes, People of the World, because we're in search of the answer that belongs in a museum. There is no question you possess which we cannot take away. Via answering it.

See Hal in Headcan(n)on this Thursday, November 10th. Get tickets here.

Be sure to get your tickets to the last Thrilling Adventure Hour for a long time - it'll be Saturday, December 17th at the Ace Hotel. Get tickets here.

Join Mark and Hal on the 2017 JoCo Cruise, featuring more amazing guests than we can legally list on one podcast description. Cabins are still available - book yours here.

BONUS EPISODE! Interviews with Mr. Taylor, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker & Max Cutler  

Learn more about the famed director, William Desmond Taylor, as Carter interviews Mr. Taylor portrayed by one of our voice actors. Yes, Mr. Taylor died many years ago, but the answers are factual. Carter then interviews Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, creators and writers of the Thrilling Adventure Hour Podcast. They have written for Supernatural, Supah Ninjas and pilots for USA, FOX and Paramount. Lastly, Carter talks with Max Cutler, creator and producer of Unsolved Murders to discuss the show's exciting future. This is a BONUS episode; we will be back on Tuesday July 26th with the second installment of The Phantom Killer, the number 1 unsolved murder case in Texas history.

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/

#66 - Apples or Oranges  

At the behest of Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Blacker, Mark and Hal set out to compare Apples to Oranges, putting them  both in the fruit Thunderdome where only one will leave intact. Which fruit reigns supreme? Mark and Hal have the answer.

If you're in Los Angeles on Friday, June 3rd, come see Hal's show Headcan(n)on, Along with his co-host Joseph Scrimshaw, the guests will be "Can I Pet Your Dog?" co-host Allegra Ringo, Wil Wheaton, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Allie Goertz! Get tickets here.

#64 - Clean Slate II with Ben Acker  

Time for another slate cleaning, and to help Mark and Hal out, they've enlisted their friend and Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Acker, who helps them decide on shoes, the cinema, milk, and everyone's favorite new podcast.

137. Ben Blacker on Elvis Costello 'Blood & Chocolate'  

Our returning champion Ben Blacker, TV (Puss in Boots,Supernatural), stage (Thrilling Adventure Hour) and comic book(Thunderbolts) writer (as well as the host of the Writers Panelpodcast) Ben Blacker joined me over coffeeand bagels in Los Angeles to talk about a classic 80s LP fromElvis Costello and the Attractions - Blood andChocolate.

We talk about how the album serves as a 'sequel' to Costello's"This Year's Model", Elvis's distinctive recurring trick of openinghis records with his solo voice, why Elvis is artistically likeWoody Allen, how his lyrics have beenmisunderstood over the year, the way the Attractions helpedsell the humour of 'I Hope You're Happy Now', how Elvisreinterprets his back catalogue and what the hell 'Tokyo StormWarning' is about.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking thegreat works of pop music. Each episode features a differentsongwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time- their history with it, the making of the album, individual songsand the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist andphotographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the musicindustry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentaryJim Lauderdale: The King of BrokenHearts (out now!) and the feature film BenjaminSniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to manycommercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line atmyfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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.

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

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