Our episode this month is Training Room from Brig Munoz-Liebowitz (People of Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Jamie (played by Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Melissa Fumero), the female physiotherapist for a men’s pro soccer team, has always been a guys’ girl. But when the team acquires a new star player who challenges Jamie’s place on the team, Jamie is forced to seek support from a group of coworkers she’s always avoided: the other women. Training Room was produced with Greg Berlanti and former professional soccer player, Robbie Rogers. In Andrew’s interview with Brig, you’ll hear about her circuitous route from Santa Clarita to comedy writing… how some bold moves got her foot in the door… why she likes writing stories about women in men’s worlds… and the impact #MeToo has had in comedy writers’ rooms. This episode has it all: dick jokes and a discussion of second versus third wave feminism! Enjoy!
Also, we have a date for our next live show. This one will be at Westside Comedy Theatre on Saturday, February 29th at 2PM. We’ll be reading pilots from Allison Bennett (You’re The Worst, Single Parents) and Sally Bradford-McKenna (Ghosted, The Goldbergs)
Tickets are going to go fast with this one. Lineup is going to be great as usual!
Get your tickets here: https://www.westsidecomedy.com/events/event/dead-pilots-society/
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- Melissa Fumero as Jamie Burkholder
- Tony Cavalero as Ryan
- Roberta Valderrama as Tawny
- Matt Walsh as Coach Vince
- Asif Ali as Jamie’s Dad/Victor/Teammate 2/Bouncer/Nacho
- Ed Weeks as Iain
- David Fumero as Mario
- Yassir Lester as Kyle/Teammate 1/Sledgehammer Guy
- Brendan Scannell as Nick/Frosted Tips/Teammate 3/Waiter
- Chelsea Devantez as Tima
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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