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Sunday, January 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dead Pilots Society

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Dozens of TV show pilots are written every year, and most don't get to see the light of day. Until now. "Friends" writer Andrew Reich and "Nerdist Writers Panel" creator Ben Blacker ("Thrilling Adventure Hour") have invited their writer pals to bring out their dead pilots for a series of table reads called "Dead Pilots' Society," now available as a podcast on the Maximum Fun network. Featuring scripts by top writers that were never produced because of the questionable judgment of networks and development executives, DPS lets these brilliant, promise-filled scripts be enjoyed by you, the public, performed by top actors.

No notes. No one gets fired. We all laugh. $35/$25, ages 18+

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avatar for Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy nationally at colleges, clubs, and festivals such as Just for Laughs, Bridgetown, Moon Tower, Women in Comedy, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy Code on Campus... Read More →
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Andrew Reich

Andrew Reich is an Emmy Award winning writer/producer who spent seven years on "Friends," the final three as Executive Producer/Showrunner.  His other credits include "Rules of Engagement" and "Worst Week."  He recently was the showrunner of the Netflix sitcom "All About the Washingtons... Read More →
avatar for Atsuko Okatsuka

Atsuko Okatsuka

Atsuko's comedy has been described by Margaret Cho as "a silent slow fart that fills up a room with laughter." She tours around the U.S. at colleges & universities as well as with "Dis/orient/ed Comedy," the first ever all Asian, mostly female stand up comedy tour. She uses her whimsical... Read More →
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Ben Blacker

Ben Blacker is best known as the creator, with his writing partner Ben Acker, of the "Thrilling Adventure Hour," a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple. The show ran as a podcast for five years and won awards and garnered acclaim everywhere from the LA Weekly to Rolling Stone.With Acker, Blacker has sold pilots to USA... Read More →
avatar for Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, and podcaster currently based out of Portland, Oregon. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With... Read More →
avatar for Guy Branum

Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a comedian best known for his appearances on "Chelsea Lately," "@Midnight," "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail." He is the creator and host for the new truTV show "Talk Show The Game Show" and is a writer and producer for Hulu’s... Read More →
avatar for Irene Tu

Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one... Read More →
avatar for Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Comedy Central’s "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "This Is Not Happening" and "@midnight," Logo’s "Comedy Cabaret" and truTV’s "Comedy Knockout." In 2017... Read More →
avatar for Julia Duffy

Julia Duffy

Julia Duffy is best known for her long-running role of Stephanie on “Newhart,” for which she received seven Emmy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, and five American Comedy Award nominations. Other series roles are “Designing Women” (Allison Sugarbaker), “Wizards... Read More →
avatar for Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena is currently a series regular on Hulu’s The First opposite Sean Penn and has recently recurred on such shows as Dirty John, Better Call Saul, 13 Reasons Why, Colony, Here and Now, Sweet/Vicious, Shameless and Scandal. She was also a series regular on the iconic... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s "A Few Good Men,” proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian turned dramatic actor... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis

Lucy’s first job as an actress was at the age of 20, when she played Maria Lucas in the BBC/A&E adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.A few years later, she starred in the Golden Globe winning BBC comedy “The Office,” playing Dawn Tinsley... Read More →
avatar for Tawny Newsome

Tawny Newsome

Tawny is a sketch and improv comedian, who's been mainly writing and performing her work on the Second City Mainstage in Chicago, as well as with the Second City National Touring Company. She's also starred in Second City collaborations such as "The Art of Falling" with Hubbard Street... Read More →
avatar for Tony Hale

Tony Hale

Tony Hale got his big break playing "Buster Bluth", the eccentric, one-handed Mama's boy on Fox's ground-breaking series "Arrested Development." Since then, he has garnered two Emmy awards for his work on the HBO hit "VEEP" playing the character "Gary" alongside Julia Louis Dreyfus.Hale’s... Read More →
avatar for Will Choi

Will Choi

Will Choi is an LA based actor, writer, & producer. He is best known as the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles & New York, along with "Filipino AF" & "South Asian AF". Currently, Will is the host of NBC News’ docu-series "Break... Read More →



Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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