Nat Faxon as Philip Sterling
Hannah Simone as Scarlett Lacy
Malcolm Barrett as Jack Winthrop
Jon Cryer as Lloyd Foote/Grebs/Harting
Felicia Day as Faye/Norah O’Donnell
Nichole Bloom as Shelby/Fox News Anchor
Daniel David Stewart as Mitch/Bartender
We’re back to business as usual in this month’s Dead Pilots Society episode. Our dead pilot is Sterling, written by Dan Sterling (The Sarah Silverman Program, The Office, Girls, South Park, The Interview, Long Shot). Sterling is about a TV news producer whose life is turned upside down when he is paired up with a beautiful, loose-cannon reporter. Andrew sat down with Dan to talk about his impressive career: Getting the job running The Daily Show after hitting it off with Jon Stewart at a Comedy Central Emmy Party, despite never having worked in late night…The decade long journey from his script Flarsky to Long Shot… Writing The Interview and getting caught in the middle of an international diplomatic firestorm, and why the writer is the only one who doesn’t get a bodyguard… How Sterling was partly inspired by his working relationship with Sarah Silverman… and much more!
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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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