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‘The Thrilling Adventure Hour’ Returns With Streaming Shows To Benefit Us Food Banks

‘The Thrilling Adventure Hour’ Returns With Streaming Shows To Benefit Us Food Banks
For a decade starting in 2005, writer/producers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker produced a stage show at La’s Largo at the Coronet, later adding a popular podcast in the style of old-time radio.

The show featured a Who’s Who of young acting talent (known as the Workjuice Players), culled from TV, film, stand-up, sketch, animation, and the theater. Guest stars included everyone from Joseph Gordon Levitt and Weird Al Yankovich to Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, and more. The podcast received over two million downloads.

Now, the show has returned in a livestream version, bringing back the regular cast, who will be “on stage” via Zoom. Three shows in April and May having raised over $50,000 for food banks in La, NY and other Us cities.

The next show arrives Saturday, May 23, at 5 Pm Pt/8 Et, and features guests Nathan Fillion (The Rookie; Firefly), Mark Proksch (What We Do In the Shadows
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Cult Movie Performed By Original Cast Live

Cult Movie Performed By Original Cast Live
On Saturday, Jan. 21, lucky attendees of Sf Sketchfest got to witness an event a decade in the making: A staged recreation of the cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer" by (most of) the original cast at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre in San Francisco, CA.

The 2001 summer camp movie parody, made primarily by members of comedy troupe The State on a shoestring budget, was a box office failure upon its theatrical release. But the following decade has been kind to "Wet Hot." Today, the movie has become a sort of comedy calling card, and telling someone that you're a fan of "Wet Hot American Summer" immediately sends a message about your sense of humor: Straight faced and silly simultaneously, hyper self-aware and more than a little ironic.

At Sf Sketchfest, one of most highly regarded comedy festivals in America that leans on so-called "alternative" comedy, much of the "Wet Hot" cast
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