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Dead Pilots Society

In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
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Oct 12, 2017

Tuned stars Daniel Strauss as Nate, Allison Tolman as Penny, Retta as Olive, John Ross Bowie as Glenn, Jim O’Heir as Arlen/Dr. Singh, Kate Flannery as Deena, Christina Kirk as Bonnie, Tawny Newsome as Jennica/Female cop/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Janina Gavankar as Tina/New Yorker/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Maria Blasucci as Natalie Morales/Other driver/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Matt Micucci as Oscar/Scott/Penny’s date/New Yorker/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Joel Spence as Doorman/Ken/Hal/New Yorker/Ned/Cab Driver, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont (Mary + Jane, Can’t Hardly Wait) regarding their dead pilot, Tuned. You'll also listen to a live table read of Tuned, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Sep 21, 2017

Allah in the Family stars Maz Jobrani as Hasan, Dominic Rains as Bobak/Little Bobak, Kathreen Khavari as Sissy, Necar Zadegan as Neda, Medalion Rahimi as Tina, Milana Vayntrub as Crystal, Reza Aslan as The Basij/Teenager/Brown-Skinned Student #1/Bearded Man/Persian Man, Jim Beaver as Mr. Hauser/Teacher, Maria Blasucci as Misty/Tina’s Friend, Joel Spence as Sonny/Brown-Skinned Student #2, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Reza Aslan (The Leftovers, Believer) and Andrew Reich (Friends, Dead Pilots Society!) regarding their dead pilot, Allah in the Family. You'll also listen to a live table read of Allah in the Family, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Aug 31, 2017

Front Man stars Josh Peck as Paul, Daniel Strauss as Ron, Allison Tolman as Vivian, Busy Philipps as Hope, Kate Flannery as Eileen, Jim O’Heir as Len, John Ross Bowie as Dr. Groener, Janina Gavankar as Raul/Choir, Matt Micucci as Chad/Keith, Michael Cassady as Kit, Birdie Silverstein as Aurora, Maria Blasucci as Nana/Lara/Choir, Joel Spence as Glenn, Tawny Newsome as Choir, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Emily Kapnek (Splitting Up Together, Suburgatory) regarding her dead pilot, Front Man. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Front Man, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Aug 10, 2017

Assisted Loving stars Kevin Dobson as Joe,Tiffany Haddish as Kebe/Young Mother, Molly Shannon as Joie, Anna Camp as Vanessa/Michelle, Jamie Denbo as Irene, Sarah Chalke as Bonnie, Luka Jones as Mike, Pooch Hall as Gerald/Older Italian Cashier, Jonathan Schmock as Luigi/Earl the Pearl/Ray Barone/Frank Barone, and Claudia Lonow with stage directions.  

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Claudia Lonow (Accidentally on Purpose, How to Live with your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) regarding her dead pilot, Assisted Loving. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Assisted Loving, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Jul 20, 2017

My Cousin Thor stars Hayes MacArthur as Thor, Tony Cavalero as Knud/Stavros, Kyle Bornheimer as David, Anna Camp as Taylor, Jamie Denbo as Isabella/Doreen, Valerie Azlynn as Inger, Ted Cohen as Chase, and Ira Ungerleider with stage directions.

In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Ira Ungerleider (Angie Tribeca, Friends) regarding his dead pilot, My Cousin Thor. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of My Cousin Thor performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

 For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Jun 29, 2017

Punching out stars Kyle Bornheimer as Kenny, Cedric Yarbrough as Hank, Thomas Lennon as Bob, Robert Ben Garant as Man’s Voice/Mr. Barnhill, Ben Schwartz as Jake/Byron, Janet Varney as Old Lady/Janice/Jenny, Ana Ortiz as Stacy, Craig Cackowski as Anderton/Dane/Lonny, Alessandra Torresani as Shawna, Carlos Alazraqui as Flam/Customer and Andrew Reich with Stage Directions.

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Horrible Bosses) regarding their dead pilot, Punching Out. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Punching Out performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Jun 8, 2017

Rollerworld stars Jane Levy as Shane, Allison Tolman as Krista, Adam Scott as Cory, Mae Whitman as Janie, Hank Chen as David Lee, Zach Knighton as Jason, Casey Wilson as Lady #1, June Diane Raphael as Lady #2, Nicole Byer as Lady #3, Jack McGee as Grandpa William, Steve Agee as Wizard/The Desk Sergeant, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.  

In this episode, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Samantha McIntyre (Married, Bored to Death) regarding her dead pilot, Rollerworld. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Rollerworld performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

 For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

 

May 25, 2017

Bachelor Party stars Matt Lauria as Hank, Frankie Shaw as Holly, Jason Ritter as Jay, Jenny Wade as Anna, Christina Pickles as Margaret, Khary Payton as Stan/Brandon, Janet Varney as Tina, Natalie Morales as Vera, Bruce McCulloch as Geoff, Steve Agee as Waiter/High School Kid, Mark McConville as Busboy/Jordan/Kid/14 year old kid, Felicia day as Jordan's Mom/Woman. 

In this episode, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview JJ Philbin (New Girl, Saturday Night Live) and Josh Malmuth (New Girl, Superstore) regarding their dead pilot, Bachelor Party. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Bachelor Party performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

May 4, 2017

C-Company stars Steve Agee as Steve Douglas, Paul F. Tompkins as Shade, Andy Richter as Paisley, Janet Varney as Tammy, Dave Foley as Major Schooley, Wyatt Cenac as Brock Fenton/Shorty Espejo, Matt Gourley as Murph, Joshua Malina as Fatty Espejo, Mark McConville as Dirt Face, Christian McCulloch as Aton/Ace Hunter, Tawny Newsome as Vasquez/Wembley/Cop, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. 

In this episode, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman program) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program) regarding their dead pilot, C-Company. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of C-Company (at SF Sketchfest 2017) performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Apr 13, 2017

The Housewives stars June Diane Raphael as Edie, Casey Wilson as Louise, Adam Scott as Henry, Laurie Metcalf as Flo, Zachary Knighton as Johnny, Mae Whitman as Woman #1, Nicole Byer as May/Sadie, Jerry O'Connell as Jerry, Paul Scheer as Sal/Mr. Johnston, Jack McGee as Pink, Jane Levy as Woman #2, Steve Agee as Tommy, Hank Chen as Sammy, Sarah Baker as Woman's Voice/Dotsi Ann/Harriet, and Eddie Frierson with Stage Directions/Announcer. 

In this episode, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview June Diane Raphael (Grace & Frankie, Bride Wars) and Casey Wilson (Gone Girl, Happy Endings) regarding their dead pilot, The Housewives. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of The Housewives performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Mar 20, 2017

Big stars Jason Ritter as Will, Janet Varney as Phoebe, Frankie Shaw as Norma, Steve Agee as Kyle, Felicia Day as Voice on Phone/Mom in Crowd, Natalie Morales as Tricia, Bruce McCulloch as Dr. Paul, Khary Payton as Zoltar's Caretaker/Narrator/Trevor, Jenny Wade as Teary Mom, Mark McConville as Voice Over/Bud Driver/Kid, Jenny Wade as Manager/Story Manager and Michael Royce with Stage directions.

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, One Day at a Time) and Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town, Scrubs)  regarding their dead pilot, Big, an adaptation of the 1988 motion picture starring Tom Hanks. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Big performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

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Feb 8, 2017

Galaxy Fighters stars Ed Weeks as Chancellor Gartold Brock, Humphrey Ker as Lieutenant Thalamus Reed, John Ross Bowie as Policeman, Cedric Yarbrough as Troy, Janet Varney as Fruit Girl, Kerry Kenney-Silver as Beautiful Woman #2, Alison Rich as Beautiful Woman #3, Josh Zuckerman as Matt Farlin, Craig Cackowski as Charlie, Chris Tallman as Ginmopa, Danielle Nicolet as Jenna/Beautiful Woman #1, Mark McConville as Soldier, Gary Anthony Williams as Weatherman, Jamie Denbo as Sexy Female Voice, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. 

In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Victor Fresco (Santa Clarita Diet, Better Off Ted, Andy Richter Controls the Universe) regarding his dead pilot, Galaxy Fighters. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Galaxy Fighters performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @DeadPilotsSociety, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Jan 12, 2017

Angry Angel stars Aubrey Plaza as Alison Pyke, Ed Weeks as Barker, Cedric Yarbrough as Leonard/Middle Aged Man, John Ross Bowie as Male Judge/Co-pilot/Driver/Jogger, Kerri Kenney-Silver as Female Judge/Old Woman, Alison Rich as Teenage Girl, Janet Varney as Flight Attendant/Mother/Suspicious Mother, Gary Anthony Williams as Man in Uniform/Regular/Older Voices/Security Guard, Jamie Denbo as Woman, Humphrey Kerr as Patrick,Danielle Nicolet as Connie, Craig Cackowski as Skater/Shaun White/Business Man/Wallstreeter #1/Taxi Driver, Josh Zuckerman as Stoned College Kid/Young Man, Chris Tallman as Pilot/Captain Sully/Wallstreeter #2/Older Voices/Conductor, Mark McConville as Air Traffic Control/Rescuer/Older Voices, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. 

In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits, The Michael J. Fox Show) regarding his dead pilot, Angry Angel. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Angry Angel performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @DeadPilotsSociety, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

 Come see Dead Pilots Society Live @ SF Sketchfest 2017:

SF Sketchfest - January 15th, 2017 Tickets: http://sched.co/8wMJ

 Tickets for the Dead Pilots Society live show at The Largo on February 4th, 2017 are on sale NOW! Buy them here: http://www.largo-la.com/event/1404688

Dec 15, 2016

Rabbit Hole stars Kerri Kenney-Silver as Dame Delilah, Craig Cackowski as Roy, Betsy Sodaro as Sarge, Alison Rich as Penny, Leslie Grossman as Mary, Danielle Nicolet as Crystal, Cedric Yarborough as Lou, Gary Anthony Williams as Carl, John Ross Bowie as John/Albert, Chris Tallman as Sako/Fireman #2/Biker, Mark McConville as Butch/Boy #2, Ed Weeks as Fireman #1/Biker #3, Josh Zuckerman as Boy #1/Guy, Humphrey Ker as Biker #2, and Jamie Denbo as Carmey, Lynn, Boy #1, Candy, and stage directions. 

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Jamie Denbo (Yes Man, Daddy's Home, Spy) regarding her dead pilot, Rabbit Hole. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Rabbit Hole performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @DeadPilotsSociety, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Come see Dead Pilots Society Live @ SF Sketchfest 2017:

SF Sketchfest 2017 Tickets: http://sched.co/8wMJ

Tickets for the Dead Pilots Society live show at The Largo on February 4th, 2017 will be on sale soon! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for the latest on ticket sales!  

Thanks for listening! 

 
Nov 17, 2016

Wunderland stars Amanda Lund as Jane, Kiernan Shipka as Young Blond Girl/Kelsea, Rich Sommer as Peyton, Skylar Astin as Juan Pablo, Laraine Newman as Kelsea's Mom, Noah Galvin as Teenaged employee (Gary), Steve Agee as Petite Keith/Security Guard, Craig Cackowski as Narrator/Policeman/King Strudel/Driver, Marc Evan Jackson as Bruce, Arturo Del Puerto as Corporate Stiff/Brad, Ben Feldman as George Doyle,Natalie Morales as Boleyn, Maria Blasucci as Hippie Mom/Tera Kaltenbach/Olivia, and Matt Gourley reading stage directions.

In this episode, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Amanda Lund (Co-creator, Ghost Ghirls, Goosebumps) & Matt Gourley (Podcasts: Super Ego; I Was There Too) regarding their dead pilot, Wunderland. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Wunderland performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors. 

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @DeadPilotsSociety, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com. Thanks for listening! 

 
Oct 13, 2016

Only Child stars John Hodgman as John Hodgman, Janet Varney as Bridget and Mom, John Ross Bowie as Dad, Abe Chabon as Miles, Mark Gagliardi as Ed, Simon, and Basoonist, Josh Malina as Alex and Dr. Horchow, Adam Savage as Paul, Sage Ryan as Tim Fitch, Hal Lublin as Coach Mac, Ben Acker as CJ, John Roderick as Dr. Mister, Samantha Sadoff as Tina, and Abby Wait as Posie. Stage directions read by Andrew Reich. 

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Pitch Perfect 2, Married, Ragnorak) regarding his dead pilot, Only Child.This episode was recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest 2016. Along with John's interview, you'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Only Child performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @DeadPilotsSociety, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com. Thanks for listening! 
Sep 15, 2016

Formosa stars Paul F. Tompkins as Frank, Ben Schwartz as Frenchy, Craig Cackowski as Lou and Bellhop, Alessandra Torresani as Margaret O'Sullivan, Ana Ortiz as Carlita, Cedric Yarbrough as Machete Man and Hotel Detective, Carlos Alazraqui as El Coyote, Mickey, and Chance, Janet Varney as Middle Aged Woman, and Kyle Bornheimer as Archer.

In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, The State, The Night At The Museum Films) regarding their dead pilot, Formosa. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Formosa performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors. 

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @DeadPilotsSociety, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com. Thanks for listening! 
Sep 15, 2016

Laurel & Holly stars Molly Shannon as Holly, Sarah Chalke as Laurel, Hayes MacArthur as Steve, Tony Cavalero as Tony and Xander, Kyle Bornheimer as Shane, Anna Camp as Rita, Valerie Azlynn as Tanya and Danny, and Jamie Denbo as Steph.

In this pilot episode, Ben Blacker interviews Andrew Reich (Friends, Rules of Engagement, creator of Dead Pilots Society) regarding his dead pilot, Laurel and Holly. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Laurel and Holly, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us at Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at http://www.deadpilotssociety.com/. Thanks for listening! 
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