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Episode 27 - Rob 5000 written by Caroline Williams

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Ayden Mayeri as Brenda
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Yael Grobglas as Dani
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Jason Ritter as Rob 5000
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Carlos Alazraqui as Ivan/Acting Teacher
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Justin Kirk as Richard
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John Gemberling as Todd/Sloppy Guy/Handsome Dude/Just a Torso
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Liz Cackowski as Connie/The Lady/Linda
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Carrie Wampler as Jen/Linda’s Refrigerator/Angry Woman
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Phil Lamarr as Silver Fox/Hiro/Sexy Voice
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Lauren Holt as Kath

This month’s pilot is a special one written by Caroline Williams! It’s called Rob 5000 and it’s about two girls who buy a robot boyfriend and the chaos that ensues. Also in this episode, Andrew interviews Caroline Williams (Arrested Development) regarding, Rob 5000. You'll also listen to a live table read of it performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.  
  
Missed our last live show at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth?! We’re having another one in September!

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Episode 26 - Adulting written by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein

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Guests: 
Jessica Rothe as Penny
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Scott Michael Foster as Matt
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Lucas Neff as Gil
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Katelyn Tarver as Ruth
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Toni Trucks as Sabine
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Jamie Denbo as Faye
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Hank Chen as Dave/Cop #1
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Marc Evan Jackson as Frandon
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Ayden Mayeri as Colleen/Lady/Cop #2/Clerk

In this episode, Andrew Reich interviews Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (Never Been Kissed; He’s Just Not That Into You) regarding their dead pilot, Adulting. You'll also listen to a live table read of Adulting, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.  

Do you want to come see Dead Pilots Society Live?! You can! Our next live show is on June 23rd, 2017 at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth! We’ll be reading pilots from:

Jenji Kohan ( Orange is the New Black , Weeds)
Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker (Powerless, $#*! My Dad Says)
Caroline Williams ( Modern Family , Arrested Development )

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dead-pilots-society-live-reads-of-dead-pilo...
  
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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: H. Jon Benjamin and Sara Driver

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Bullseye
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H. Jon Benjamin
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Sara Driver

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H. Jon Benjamin on his new book 'Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir'

If you don't know H. Jon Benjamin you certainly might recognize his voice. He's best known for his extensive voice work. Over the years, he's played slackers like Ben, the son of Dr. Katz, in "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist;" and the hilarious Coach McGuirk and Jason on "Home Movies." Most recently, you know him as the voice of Sterling Archer from FX's "Archer," and as Bob from Fox's "Bob's Burgers."

Long before his recognizable voice work Benjamin's comedy career began in Boston. A lot of his earlier work was often done in groups or duos and emphasized on improvised comedy. He was part of "Tinkle," a live show combining music and sketches co-hosted by David Cross and Todd Barry. Then, there was the popular UCB show "The Midnight Pajama Jam," in New York City with Jon Glaser. Seriously, have you ever seen The Fuggedabuddies?

He just wrote a new book called "Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir." In it, he recounts a lot of failures, which eventually opened the door to success. He talks about failures in family, in work, and in serving fajitas.

This week, he talks with Jesse about how the start of his career in comedy meant the end for his parents family business, the differences between voicing Bob and Archer, and an honest look at his ebay purchase history. Plus, he'll reflect on his improv and stage days, and why he felt more comfortable performing with other people.

Click here to listen to this interview on YouTube!


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Sara Driver on her new film 'Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat'

Then, filmmaker Sara Driver, she just directed a new documentary called "Boom For Real: The Late Teenage years of Jean-Michel Basquiat." The film explores the early career of the great artist through people who knew him. Sara was one of those people. And she remembers what it was like to live near the Lower East Side of New York in the late 70's. She interviewed more than a dozen people who knew Basquiat personally.

In the film, we hear from people like Alexis Adler. Now she's an embryologists, and but back then she was photographer. She was a good friend of Basquiat and often would go to concerts at local clubs in New York. She helped Basquiat find his first apartment when he was struggling to find a place to live. Other people featured in the film include Lee Quiñones. Lee is known for his colorful murals and bold wild style of graffiti on New York Subway trains. He talks about the brilliance of Basquiat's simple graffiti art techniques. The film also explore the bubbling downtown art scene, and music venues like the Mudd Club where Basquiat's band Grey played their first shows.

"Boom For Real" kind of tells two stories: there's Basquiat's - who shows up in archival footage but never speaks. And there's New York City's. Pre-9/11, pre-Reagan, pre-real estate boom. Boom for Real strikes a careful balance between nostalgia and danger.

Sara Driver will talk about how she scored so much archival footage of Basquiat doing mundane things. Plus, she'll talk about a Whole Foods that opened up in neighborhood a couple years ago. She'll tell us why she loves it, but why it made her miss the old New York.

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The Outshot: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's a different one this week. It's not a film, tv show, or album recommendation. But please, enjoy this delicious recipe. Jesse will tell you how to make the best mint chocolate chip cookies you've ever had.

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