It’s been nine years since writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker staged their first production of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a wholly unique comedy experience that has earned a massive cult following thanks, in part, to its monthly sold-out shows at the 280-seat Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles and its accompanying podcast from Nerdist Industries. And on Saturday, May 10 at 8 pm, cast and crew will descend upon Town Hall – 1,500 seats! — in New York for their biggest event yet, presented by WestBeth Entertainment.
For the unaware, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a live show performed in the style of an old-time radio broadcast. Each show features a few episodes of Acker and Blacker’s recurring programs like “Beyond Belief” and “The Adventures of Captain Laserbeam.”
So undoubtedly, characters like Sparks Nevada, Croach the Tracker, Frank and Sadie Doyle (pictured) and many others will come to life in Manhattan thanks to the likes of Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster. New Yorkers will also get to see castmembers Busy Philipps, John Hodgman, Autumn Reeser, Craig Cackowski and Hal Lublin in action. And there will be guest stars: Ira Glass, Scott Adsit, Jonathan Coulton, Terry Kinney and Paul & Storm are scheduled to perform!
Tickets go on sale this Thursday at noon through Ticketmaster; prices will range between $32 and $53. So be sure to get your clicking fingers ready. And be sure to keep your eyes trained on Laughspin for a feature on The Thrilling Adventure Hour.