The MaxFunDrive is here and we have a very special episode for you. It’s Tails written by Riki Lindhome (Knives Out, Another Period) and Monica Padrick (Community, Central Park). Tails follows Erika, a woman in her late 30s, who despite the pressure she feels from the world around her, refuses to settle in any area of her life. It was set up at Fox with Universal TV, Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts attached to produce.
Our table read stars Riki Lindhome as Erika, Maria Bamford as Greta, Ron Funches as Cyrus/Man, Moshe Kasher as Guy/Adam, Mary Holland as Allison/Doctor/Sheila, Brian Huskey as Josh/Man 2, Kulap Vilaysack as Rachel/Haley, Malcolm Barrett as Kyle, Joy Osmanski as Darcy/Simone, Charley Koontz as Carson/Phone Voice/Executive/Thai Food Guy and Andrew Reich with stage directions.
If you don’t know already, MaxFunDrive is the one time a year where we ask you to support our show by donating and becoming a MaxFun Member. All Maximum Fun podcasts are audience supported. That means that our audience directly support and make our show possible month after month. With your new or upgrading Max Fun membership, you’ll get access to all of our bonus content along with the entire library of Maximum Fun bonus content. There’s a whole bunch of membership tiers that get you all different kinds of gifts too!
This year our bonus content includes all of the video from our table reads this past year along with TWO incredible Maximum Fun Crossover episodes.
Our first crossover episode is with the hosts of Round Springfield, Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott. Round Springfield is a Simpsons-adjacent podcast where Allie and Julia interview writers, directors, showrunners, and voice-actors from the Simpsons-verse on their various paths to Springfield — failed pilots, other projects, and beyond. In our crossover, Ben, Andrew, Allie and Julia take a deep dive into the Simpsons pilot, they discuss the Simpson’s spec script that started Andrew’s career, inside scoop from the Friends writers room, and a general 90s nostalgia trip.
Our second crossover episode is with John Moe and his MaxFun podcast Depresh Mode. John and Ben talk to writers Steven Canals (Pose), Paul R. Puri (Chicago Med), and Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girflriend) about mental health among writers and writing about mental health on TV. It’s an enlightening conversation about process for our process nerds!
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Tune in next week for our interview with Riki and Monica. Thanks for watching and supporting our show! Enjoy!
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- Riki Lindhome as Erika
- Maria Bamford as Greta
- Ron Funches as Cyrus/Man
- Moshe Kasher as Guy/Adam
- Mary Holland as Allison/Doctor/Sheila
- Brian Huskey as Josh/Man 2
- Kulap Vilaysack as Rachel/Haley
- Malcolm Barrett as Kyle
- Joy Osmanski as Darcy/Simone
- Charley Koontz as Carson/Phone Voice/Executive/Thai Food Guy
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).
How to listen
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