Dead Pilots Society

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).

Episode 32 - The Prince written by Mehar Sethi

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Guests: 
Glenn Howerton as Dave Whitney
Guests: 
Ginger Gonzaga as Zodiac Waitress/Assistant/Housewife/Local/Hostess
Guests: 
Brad Neely as Charles Whitney
Guests: 
Mamie Gummer as Molly
Guests: 
Scott MacArthur as State Senator/Roger/Redneck Store Clerk/Bobby/Gifford
Guests: 
Gary Anthony Williams as Carl Fisher/Rival Oil Exec
Guests: 
Elizabeth Ho as Rhea
Guests: 
Roberta Valderrama as Margarita
Guests: 
Mike Kosinski as Oscar/Cody
Guests: 
Tay Strathairn as Liam Lenox/Steakhouse Waiter
Guests: 
Sunkrish Bala as Ravi Daptik/Rival Oil Exec/Colleague/City Official/Actor
Guests: 
Lizzie Peet as Aunt Alice

Our dead pilot this month is The Prince by Mehar Sethi (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bojack Horseman). When Dave Whitney, a ruthless corporate fixer in Texas, is passed over for a promotion in his family's oil business, he decides to take the whole company down. Mehar describes it as "What if Karl Rove worked for Greenpeace?"

We had a great cast for this one including Glenn Howerton as Dave Whitney, Brad Neely as Charles Whitney, Mamie Gummer as Molly, Scott MacArthur as State Senator/Roger/Redneck Store Clerk/Bobby/Gifford, Lizzie Peet as Aunt Alice, Roberta Valderrama as Margarita, Ginger Gonzaga as Zodiac Waitress/Assistant/Housewife/Local/Hostess, Gary Anthony Williams as Carl Fisher/Rival Oil Exec, Elizabeth Ho as Rhea,  Mike Kosinski as Oscar, Tay Strathairn as Liam Lenox/Steakhouse Waiter, Sunkrish Bala as Ravi Daptik/Rival Oil Exec/Colleague/City Official/Actor, Mike Kosinski as Cody, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. After the table read, listen to Andrew's interview with Mehar regarding his dead pilot!

Come to our next live show at SF Sketchfest on January 20th at 4pm!

Buy tickets here: https://sfsketchfest2019.sched.com/event/IkpP
 
For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, and information about our live shows please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Episode 31 - Mr. Joyce's Opus written by Brian Gallivan

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Guests: 
Mike Kosinski as Chuck Joyce
Guests: 
Kirby Howell Baptiste as Julia McGill
Guests: 
Lauren Lapkus as Gifted Sara
Guests: 
Ginger Gonzaga as Leslie
Guests: 
Aparna Nancherla as Krystal
Guests: 
Mamie Gummer as Adriana
Guests: 
Janina Gavankar as Felicia
Guests: 
Elizabeth Ho as Vanessa
Guests: 
Sam Richardson as Mr. Meadows
Guests: 
Gary Anthony Williams as Principal Flood

Our dead pilot this month was written by Brian Gallivan (The McCarthy’s, Happy Endings). It’s called Mr. Joyce’s Opus and it centers around Chuck Joyce, a Catholic school teacher, who throws out his curriculum to connect with his students despite the fact that they’re all horrible little monsters.

Andrew interviews Brian regarding his career, the development process for this pilot, and how he handles network notes calls. You’ll also listen to a live table read of Mr. Joyce’s Opus, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors.  
  
Come to our next live show at The USC Comedy Festival on November 4th at 4pm. Because we love our fans sooooo much, this show is completely free! We’re reading a pilot called American Alien written by Sierra Teller Ornelas (Superstore, Splitting Up Together).

Reserve seats here: https://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=39953

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes and information about our live shows, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Episode 30 - Talk Nerdy to Me written by Morgan Murphy

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Guests: 
Lauren Lapkus as Harper
Guests: 
Glenn Howerton as Robbie Kearse
Guests: 
Aparna Nancherla as Jessie
Guests: 
Kirby Howell Baptiste as Maddie
Guests: 
Sam Richardson as Walsh
Guests: 
Scott MacArthur as Nick
Guests: 
Elizabeth Ho as Ruth
Guests: 
Janina Gavankar as Assistant/Hector
Guests: 
Gary Anthony Williams as Voice/Anthony

We have a great pilot this month. It’s called Talk Nerdy to Me and it’s written by Morgan Murphy (2 Broke Girls, Jimmy Kimmel Live). The log line for this one is a squad of four dorky but brilliant women sharing a house in Venice, CA deal with VR porn, leaky rowboats, people urinating while rollerblading, and other facts of life in Silicon Beach. In this episode, Andrew interviews Morgan regarding her dead pilot and you’ll also listen to a live table read of Talk Nerdy to Me, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors!

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes and information about our live shows, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY LIVE w/ GLENN HOWERTON, LAUREN LAPKUS, SAM RICHARDSON, AND MORE!

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Date: 
09/22/2018 - 14:00 - 16:00
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth Theatre, 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Dead Pilots Society: live reads of dead pilots by your favorite actors

Every year, hundreds of pilots are bought by television networks. Only a handful of those pilotsare produced. There are dozens of terrific, cherished, sweated-over passion projects that have never seen the light of day... until now.

Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) andAndrew Reich (Friends) bring you Dead Pilots Society, in whichpilots passed over by the networks finally get their due.

There are no notes, no one gets fired, and everyone has a good time.

We'll be reading pilots from...
MORGAN MURPHY (2 BROKE GIRLS, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, DOWNWARD DOG)
BRIAN GALLIVAN (THE MCCARTHY'S, HAPPY ENDINGS)
MEHAR SETHI (THE MICK, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA)

OUR CAST SO FAR...
GLENN HOWERTON (AP BIO, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA)
LAUREN LAPKUS (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)
SAM RICHARDSON (VEEP, THE DETROITERS)
ELIZABETH HO(TWO AND A HALF MEN, DISJOINTED)
JANINA GAVANKAR (TRUE BLOOD, THE LEAGUE)
APARNA NANCHERLA (CORPORATE, NETFLIX)
KIRBY HOWELL BAPTISTE (BARRY)
EGO NWODIM (2 BROKE GIRLS, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING)
MIKE KOSINSKI (IMPASTOR)
SCOTT MACARTHUR (THE MICK)
BRAD NEELY (ADVENTURE TIME)
MAMIE GUMMER (RICKI AND THE FLASH)
ROBERTA VALDERRAMA (THE PURGE: ANARCHY)
SUNKRISH BALA (CASTLE, THE WALKING DEAD)
GINGER GONAZAGA (TED)
GARY ANTHONY WILLIAMS (TEEANAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)

TICKET LINK: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/2018/9/23deadpilots

DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY LIVE SHOW!!

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Date: 
09/22/2018 - 14:00 - 16:00
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth Theatre

Dead Pilots Society: live reads of dead pilots by your favorite actors

Every year, hundreds of pilots are bought by television networks. Only a handful of those pilotsare produced. There are dozens of terrific, cherished, sweated-over passion projects that have never seen the light of day... until now.

Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) andAndrew Reich (Friends) bring you Dead Pilots Society, in whichpilots passed over by the networks finally get their due.

There are no notes, no one gets fired, and everyone has a good time.

We'll be reading pilots from...
MORGAN MURPHY (2 BROKE GIRLS, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, DOWNWARD DOG)
BRIAN GALLIVAN (THE MCCARTHY'S, HAPPY ENDINGS)
MEHAR SETHI (THE MICK, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA)

OUR CAST SO FAR...
GLENN HOWERTON (AP BIO, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA)
LAUREN LAPKUS (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)
SAM RICHARDSON (VEEP, THE DETROITERS)
ELIZABETH HO(TWO AND A HALF MEN, DISJOINTED)
JANINA GAVANKAR (TRUE BLOOD, THE LEAGUE)
APARNA NANCHERLA (CORPORATE, NETFLIX)
KIRBY HOWELL BAPTISTE (BARRY)
EGO NWODIM (2 BROKE GIRLS, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING)
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

TICKET LINK: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/2018/9/23deadpilots

Episode 29 - Suspended written by Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker

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Guests: 
Matt Jones as Paul
Guests: 
Phil Lamarr as Principal Wendell
Guests: 
John Gemberling as Jake
Guests: 
Kira Kosarin as Cayley 
Guests: 
Carrie Wampler as Claudia
Guests: 
Nathan Anderson as Braden/Kid in Crowd
Guests: 
Ayden Mayeri as Diana
Guests: 
Lou Wilson as Steven/Gabe
Guests: 
Lauren Holt as Erika
Guests: 
Jason Genao as David/Sandeep

This month’s pilot is hilarious and it's written by Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker (Powerless, S#*! My Dad Said) It’s called Suspended and it centers around an honors English Literature teacher accustomed to teaching the best and brightest who winds up being put in charge of a bunch of students in in-school suspension. Andrew interviews Justin and Patrick regarding their dead pilot and you’ll also listen to a live table read of Suspended, 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 on September 23rd! Buy tickets below:

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dead-pilots-society-live-reads-of-dead-pilo...

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes and information about our live shows, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Episode 28 - Gold written by Jenji Kohan

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Guests: 
Justin Kirk as Bobby Gold
Guests: 
Lauren Lindsey Donzis as Gabby
Guests: 
John Gemberling as Judah Bloom
Guests: 
Yael Groblgas as Suzy Haven
Guests: 
Matt Jones as Lou Berger
Guests: 
Ayden Mayeri as Misty Wells/Karen
Guests: 
Phil Lamarr as Dan Rodale/Jamsheed
Guests: 
Carlos Alazraqui as Ken
Guests: 
Lauren Holt as Dahlia
Guests: 
Kira Kosarin as Amelia/Vera/Alynn

This month’s pilot is a special one written by the great Jenji Kohan! Jenji created Weeds, Orange is the New Black, and is the executive producer of the new hit Netflix series Glow. Her pilot this week is called Gold and it’s about a divorce lawyer named Bobby Gold and the volatile marriages he’s paid to break up. Listen to Andrew's interview with Jenji followed by the table read!!

Missed our last live show at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth?! We’re having another one on September 23rd at 2pm! Buy tickets below:

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dead-pilots-society-live-reads-of-dead-pilo...

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes and information about our live shows, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Episode 27 - Rob 5000 written by Caroline Williams

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

TICKET LINK HERE: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/2018/9/23deadpilots

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes and information about our live shows, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY w/ JENJI KOHAN & MORE!!

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Date: 
06/23/2018 - 14:00 - 16:00
City: 
Los Angeles
Venue Name: 
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth

Dead Pilots Society: live reads of dead pilots by your favorite actors

On June 23, 2pm, we're thrilled to present dead pilots by Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black; Weeds), Patrick Schumacker & Justin Halpern (Harley Quinn; $#*! My Dad Says), and Caroline Williams (Arrested Development).

Starring: Justin Kirk (Weeds), Yael Grobglas (Jane the Virgin), Ayden Mayeri (New Girl), Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole), Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911), Phil Lamarr (Futurama); John Gemberling (Broad City); Jason Genao (On My Block); Nathan Anderson (Richie Rich); Lou Wilson (American Vandal); Carrie Wampler (Austin & Ally); Lauren Holt (UCB); Lauren Lindsey Donzis (Liv & Maddie), and even more to be announced!

Every year, hundreds of pilots are bought by television networks. Only a handful of those pilots are produced. There are dozens of terrific, cherished, sweated-over passion projects that have never seen the light of day... until now.

Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Andrew Reich (Friends) bring you Dead Pilots Society, in which pilots passed over by the networks finally get their due.

There are no notes, no one gets fired, and everyone has a good time.

Cast announced in this space and @DeadPilotsPod on Twitter!

$15 in advance / $20 at door

*no item minimum

Venue Details
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

TICKET LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dead-pilots-society-live-reads-of-dead-pilo...

Episode 26 - Adulting written by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein

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Guests: 
Jessica Rothe as Penny
Guests: 
Scott Michael Foster as Matt
Guests: 
Lucas Neff as Gil
Guests: 
Katelyn Tarver as Ruth
Guests: 
Toni Trucks as Sabine
Guests: 
Jamie Denbo as Faye
Guests: 
Hank Chen as Dave/Cop #1
Guests: 
Marc Evan Jackson as Frandon
Guests: 
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...
  
For more Dead Pilot Society episodes and information about our live show, please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.