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Dead Pilots Society

Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich

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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 g...Show More

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Episode 16 - Allah in the Family written by Reza Aslan & Andrew Reich

1:11:51 | Sep 21st, 2017

Allah in the Family stars Maz Jobrani as Hasan, Dominic Rains as Bobak/Little Bobak, Kathreen Khavari as Sissy, Necar Zadegan as Neda, Medalion Rahimi as Tina, Milana Vayntrub as Crystal, Reza Aslan as The Basij/Teenager/Brown-Skinned Student #1/Bear...Show More

Episode 5 – Angry Angel written by Will Gluck

1:04:54 | Jan 12th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits, The Michael J. Fox Show) regarding his dead pilot, Angry Angel. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Angry Angel perfo...Show More

Episode 34 - Birthright written by Joel Kim Booster

50:11 | Jan 31st

Our dead pilot this month is Birthright written by Joel Kim Booster (Comedy Central, Conan). We recorded this one live from SF Sketchfest! Birthright is based in part on Joel’s real life. This outrageous and raw pilot centers on Joel Miller. Adopted ...Show More

Episode 33 - American Alien written by Sierra Teller Ornelas

1:09:49 | Dec 20th, 2018

Our dead pilot this month is called American Alien written by Sierra Teller Ornelas (Superstore, Happy Endings). We recorded this one live from The USC Comedy Festival! American Alien centers around Denise “Dee Dee” and Sonny Mendoza, a small-town br...Show More

Episode 32 - The Prince written by Mehar Sethi

1:24:29 | Nov 29th, 2018

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 w...Show More

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

1:21:19 | Oct 25th, 2018

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 decides to throw out his curriculum to connect with his students d...Show More

Episode 30 - Talk Nerdy to Me written by Morgan Murphy

1:23:17 | Sep 27th, 2018

Our pilot this month is so great and so special! It’s written by Morgan Murphy (2 Broke Girls, Jimmy Kimmel Live) and it’s called Talk Nerdy to Me. The log line for this one is a squad of four dorky but brilliant women sharing a house in Venice, CA d...Show More

Episode 29 - Suspended written by Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker

1:27:35 | Aug 23rd, 2018

This month’s pilot is hilarious! 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 win...Show More

Episode 28 - Gold written by Jenji Kohan

43:12 | Jul 26th, 2018

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 n...Show More

Episode 27 - Rob 5000 written by Caroline Williams

1:13:20 | Jun 28th, 2018

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. We had such a fun cast for this one including  Ayden Mayeri as Brenda, Yael Grobglas ...Show More

Episode 26 - Adulting written by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein

1:23:40 | May 31st, 2018

Adulting stars Jessica Rothe as Penny, Scott Michael Foster as Matt, Lucas Neff as Gil, Katelyn Tarver as Ruth, Toni Trucks as Sabine, Jamie Denbo as Faye, Hank Chen as Dave/Cop #1, Marc Evan Jackson as Frandon, Ayden Mayeri as Colleen/Lady/Cop #2/Cl...Show More

Episode 25 - Airport Marriott written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi

1:27:52 | May 3rd, 2018

Airport Marriott stars Jason Ritter as Adam Finn, Toni Trucks as Jamie, Scott Michael Foster as Guy in Toilet/Jose/T1 Guy/Royce, Jessica Rothe as Erin, Brendan Hines as Karl, Hank Chen as Rudy, Marc Evan Jackson as Rick Parkman, Jamie Denbo as Yelena...Show More

Episode 24 - Totally Laime written by Elizabeth Laime - Story by Elizabeth Laime and Tami Sagher

57:36 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Totally Laime stars Ayden Mayeri as Molly, Jason Ritter as Andy, Jamie Denbo as Molly’s Mom/Gate Agent/Pilot, Toni Trucks as Kendall/Yvette, Lucas Neff as Burditt, Scott Michael Foster as BDT, Brendan Hines as Julian, Marc Evan Jackson as Waiter/Moun...Show More

Episode 23 - The Money Pit written by Justin Spitzer

53:50 | Mar 8th, 2018

The Money Pit stars Ben Feldman as Walter, Felicia Day as Anna, Steve Agee as Benny, Natalie Morales as Margot, Jenny Wade as Realtor, Mark McConville as Furniture delivery man, Jason Ritter as Restaurant delivery man, Khary Payton as Noel, and Andre...Show More

Episode 22 - Red State Blue State written by Adam McKay & Chris Henchy

1:01:13 | Feb 8th, 2018

Red State Blue State stars Dave Koechner as Billy, Busy Philipps as Janie, Baron Vaughn as Evan, Michaela Watkins as Wendy, Marcus Scribner as Oliver, Mikey Madison as Courtney, Craig Cackowski as Teddy, Sujata Day as Customer/Student/Elderly Woman, ...Show More

Episode 21 - The Duolo written by Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich

48:42 | Jan 11th, 2018

The Duolo stars Adam Savage as Mal, Joshua Malina as Doctor/Guy/Man in Suit 1, John Ross Bowie as Paul, Janet Varney as Chrissy/Waitress, John Roderick as Colin, Hal Lublin as Ezekiel/Man in Suit 2, Mark Gagliardi as Mitch, Karen Smith-McGlynn as Tea...Show More

Episode 20 - Jetpackula written by Rob Schrab

58:55 | Dec 14th, 2017

Jetpackula stars Patton Oswalt as Ben, Tony Hale as Jetpackula, Constance Wu as Megan/Receptionist, Rob Schrab as Dr. Veratu, Mel Rodriguez as Luis/Defenestrator/Announcer/Trent, John Owen Lowe as Jonah, Sujata Day as Future Moo Cow/Susan/Della, Joel...Show More

Episode 19 - Women & Girls written by Kristin Newman

1:04:46 | Nov 30th, 2017

Women & Girls stars Constance Zimmer as Sarah Stuart, Ed Weeks as Hank Jessup, Janina Gavankar as Paula/French Flight Attendant, Suzy Nakamura as Lucy, Tony Cavalero as Tad/Tyler, Kathreen Khavari as Tad’s Mom/Rebecca/Old Woman, Amy Aniobi as Caitlin...Show More

Episode 18 - Robot Daughter written by Greg White

1:00:45 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Robot Daughter stars Kiernan Shipka as Robbie, Jim Beaver as Ned, Jake Brennan as Dale, Tony Cavalero as Brian Kressler, Maria Blasucci as Shirley, Milana Vayntrub as Tiffany #1/Rhonda, Amy Aniobi as Tiffany #2/Girl in Class, Victoria Park as Tiffany...Show More

Episode 17 - Tuned written by Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont

1:00:50 | Oct 12th, 2017

Tuned stars Daniel Strauss as Nate, Allison Tolman as Penny, Retta as Olive, John Ross Bowie as Glenn, Jim O’Heir as Arlen/Dr. Singh, Kate Flannery as Deena, Christina Kirk as Bonnie, Tawny Newsome as Jennica/Female cop/Patient/Nurse/Crowd, Janina Ga...Show More

Episode 15 - Front Man written by Emily Kapnek

59:55 | Aug 31st, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Emily Kapnek (Splitting Up Together, Suburgatory) regarding her dead pilot, Front Man. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Front Man, performed b...Show More

Episode 14 - Assisted Loving written by Claudia Lonow

56:26 | Aug 10th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Claudia Lonow (Accidentally on Purpose, How to Live with your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) regarding her dead pilot, Assisted Loving. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard liv...Show More

Episode 13 - My Cousin Thor written by Ira Ungerleider

1:14:24 | Jul 20th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews Ira Ungerleider (Angie Tribeca, Friends) regarding his dead pilot, My Cousin Thor. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of My Cousin Thor performed by some of today...Show More

Episode 12 - Punching Out written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley

58:49 | Jun 29th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Horrible Bosses) regarding their dead pilot, Punching Out. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of P...Show More

Episode 11 - Rollerworld written by Samantha McIntyre

45:11 | Jun 8th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Samantha McIntyre (Married, Bored to Death) regarding her dead pilot, Rollerworld. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Rollerworld performed by s...Show More

Episode 10 – Bachelor Party written by JJ Philbin & Josh Malmuth

1:11:13 | May 25th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview JJ Philbin (New Girl, Saturday Night Live) and Josh Malmuth (New Girl, Superstore) regarding their dead pilot, Bachelor Party. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard l...Show More

Episode 9 – C-Compay written by Steve Agee & Rob Schrab

56:43 | May 4th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman program) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program) regarding their dead pilot, C-Company. You'll also listen to a never-before...Show More

Episode 9 – C-Compay written by Steve Agee & Rob Schrab

0:00 | May 4th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Steve Agee (New Girl, The Sarah Silverman program) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program) regarding their dead pilot, C-Company. You'll also listen to a never-before...Show More

Episode 8 – The Housewives written by Casey Wilson & June Diane Raphael

56:54 | Apr 13th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview June Diane Raphael (Grace & Frankie, Bride Wars) and Casey Wilson (Gone Girl, Happy Endings) regarding their dead pilot, The Housewives. You'll also listen to a never-befo...Show More

Episode 7 – Big written by Mike Royce & Kevin Biegel

1:16:19 | Mar 20th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond, Men of a Certain Age, One Day at a Time) and Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town, Scrubs)  regarding their dead pilot, Big, an adaptation of the 1988 motion pic...Show More

Episode 6 – Galaxy Fighters written by Victor Fresco

52:57 | Feb 8th, 2017

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Andrew Reich interviews Victor Fresco (Santa Clarita Diet, Better Off Ted, Andy Richter Controls the Universe) regarding his dead pilot, Galaxy Fighters. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table re...Show More

Episode 4 - Rabbit Hole written by Jamie Denbo & Kerri Kenney-Silver

53:09 | Dec 15th, 2016

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Jamie Denbo (Yes Man, Daddy's Home, Spy) regarding her dead pilot, Rabbit Hole. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of Rabbit Hole performed by some of today's funn...Show More

Episode 3 - Wunderland written by Amanda Lund & Matt Gourley

50:17 | Nov 17th, 2016

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich interview Amanda Lund (Co-creator, Ghost Ghirls, Goosebumps) & Matt Gourley (Podcasts: Super Ego; I Was There Too) regarding their dead pilot, Wunderland. You'll also listen to a ne...Show More

Episode 2 - Only Child written by John Hodgman

48:32 | Oct 13th, 2016

In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews John Hodgman (The Daily Show, Pitch Perfect 2, Married, Ragnorak) regarding his dead pilot, Only Child.This episode was recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest 2016. Along with John's...Show More

Episode 1 - Formosa written by Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant

1:00:17 | Sep 15th, 2016

In this pilot episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, The State, The Night At The Museum Films) regarding their dead pilot, Formosa. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table rea...Show More

Episode Zero "Pilot Episode" - Laurel and Holly written by Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen

1:15:10 | Sep 15th, 2016

In this pilot episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Andrew Reich (Friends, Rules of Engagement, creator of Dead Pilots Society) regarding his dead pilot, Laurel and Holly. You'll also listen to a never-before-heard live table read of...Show More