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Saturday, February 7 • 10:00pm - 11:45pm
The Thrilling Adventure Hour with Paget Brewster, Paul F Tompkins, The WorkJuice Players, Scott Adsit, Scott Aukerman, John Hodgman, Melanie Lynskey, Busy Philipps, Mike Phirman, Jason Ritter(SOLD OUT)

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Returning for its fifth year, Acker & Blacker’s The Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Suspense Hour is a staged comedy production in the style of an old-time radio show that proves radio is still the king of all media! A sophisticated comedy sprinkled with affectionate homage to 1940’s era radio, the Thrilling Adventure… program features three non-serialized serials in each episode, as well as jingles and messages from sponsors such as Patriot Brand Cigarettes (“Good for your Constitution”).

Since 2005, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker have been writing and producing a new show each month and the crowds consist not only of Hollywood denizens seeking a unique evening of comedy, but also loyal fans who return month after month to follow their favorite characters. This San Francisco iteration features two shows with the regular cast of Work Juice Players: Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage and special guests Scott Adsit, Scott Aukerman, John Hodgman, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter and more! $40 All Ages

Performers
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Annie Savage

Annie Savage has performed on stage in numerous sketch and improv shows, most notably as a Conservatory Grad from Second City, L.A. She was a troupe member on “National Lampoon’s National Sketch Show Tour” and wrote, produced and starred in the sketch show, “Stupid Annie and her Stupid Friends,” directed by “The Daily Show’s” Wyatt Cenac. For more info, visit anniesavage.com.
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Busy Philipps

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. | | Currently she can be seen on the popular ABC comedy “Cougar Town” opposite Courteney Cox. Most recently, Philipps has been seen in stand out roles in the films “Made... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been part of The Thrilling Adventure Hour since the nearly very beginning, playing such characters as Colonel Tick-Tock, Banjo Bindlestuff, Adventurekateer Patrick, Felton, and Dr. Vitus Brunholt. You may have seen him on your television as Officer Cackowski on “Community” and as various historical figures on “Drunk History.” Other film and TV credits include “Veep,” “Welcome To The... Read More →
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Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on “The David Feldman Radio” program and podcast, and has performed improv and sketch comedy all over the country. He appears in a series of popular Symantec Videos as Hal, The IT Admin. You can follow him on... Read More →
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John Hodgman

Before he went on television, John Hodgman was a simple writer, humorist, expert, and Former Professional Literary Agent living in New York City. In this capacity, he has served as the Humor Editor for the New York Times Magazine, frequent contributor to “This American Life,” advice columnist for McSweeney’s, comic book reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and a freelance journalist specializing in food, culture... Read More →
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Marc Evan Jackson

Marc Evan Jackson has appeared in “Parks & Recreation,” Super Dave’s “Spike-tacular,” Funny Or Die’s “The Carpet Brothers,” “Last Comic Standing,” "22 Jump Street" and a series of hilarious State Farms ads with JK Simmons. He will soon be seen in a recurring role on “Brooklyn 99.”
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Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is best known for his appearances in the viral sensation and Comedy Central show "Drunk History" and for the role of Croach in The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly live stage show and hit podcast.  He is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University and The Second City Conservatory and improvises at iO West in Hollywood regularly. He has acted in over 200 plays and toured as a member of the original revival cast... Read More →
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Melanie Lynskey

An accomplished and versatile actress, New Zealand born Melanie Lynskey took audiences by storm in 1994 with her award winning performance (1995 Best Actress in Film; New Zealand Film & Television Awards) in Peter Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures" opposite Kate Winslet. Since then, she has amassed a number of credits both in features and television. | Melanie can next be seen in “Happy Christmas”, which will premiere January 2014... Read More →
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Mike Phirman

Mike Phirman is incredibly uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person, so he is going to write his bio in the second person. | | You are a musician and music producer who lives in Los Angeles. You were in a comedy music duo called "Hard 'n Phirm" that made a half-hour Comedy Central special. You love folding laundry and were born without a sense of smell. You’ve worked as a visual effects artist for TV shows, like "CSI." You... Read More →
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster starred as Emily Prentiss in 126 episodes of the CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She recently joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She also plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s new series “Another Period” and can be seen as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast  “The Thrilling... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up!", the web series "Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins," the podcasts The Pod F. Tompkast and The Dead Authors Podcast, and the live variety show Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins at the West Hollywood theatre Largo at The Cornet. He is a regular guest on both the television and podcast versions of "Comedy Bang! Bang!" For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film... Read More →
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Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit performed as a member of the Mainstage, ETC, and Northwest companies of the Second City in Chicago. He produced, wrote, directed and performed on "Moral Orel," a stop motion animation show on Adult Swim. He played Pete Hornberger on NBC's "30 Rock." He voiced the lovable medical robot Baymax in Disney's "Big Hero 6."
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Scott Aukerman

Emmy winner Scott Aukerman is the creator, host and writer of "Comedy Bang Bang," which will premiere its fourth season on IFC on January 9th. He is also the host of his podcast, "Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast," which lives on the Earwolf Podcast Network, which he co-founded. In addition, Scott is the co-creator and director of the Emmy® winning Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns" with Zach Galifianakis, which just received... Read More →



Saturday February 7, 2015 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110