In this episode, Ben Blacker interviews Adam McKay (The Big Short, Anchorman) regarding the dead pilot he wrote with Chris Henchy (The Other Guys, Daddy’s Home) called, Red State Blue State. You’ll also listen to a live table read of Red State Blue State, performed by some of today’s funniest comedic actors.
LIVE SHOW ALERT! Come to our next one on 3/11! We’ll be reading dead pilots by:
Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (Never Been Kissed; He’s Just Not That Into You)
Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi (Ride Along; The Invitation)
Elizabeth Laime (Totally Laime; Totally Married; Totally Mommy)
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
- David Koechner as Billy
- Busy Philipps as Janie
- Baron Vaughn as Evan
- Michaela Watkins as Wendy
- Marcus Scribner as Oliver
- Mikey Madison as Courtney
- Craig Cackowski as Teddy
- Sujata Day as Customer/Student/Elderly Woman
- Joel Spence as Dr. Howard Lean
- Andrew Reich with Stage Directions
About the show
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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