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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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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

1:04:54 | Jan 12th, 2017

Angry Angel stars Aubrey Plaza as Alison Pyke, Ed Weeks as Barker, Cedric Yarbrough as Leonard/Middle Aged Man, John Ross Bowie as Male Judge/Co-pilot/Driver/Jogger, Kerri Kenney-Silver as Female Judge/Old Woman, Alison Rich as Teenage Girl, Janet Va...Show More

1:25:50 | Jul 25th

Our pilot this time is Small Town Love by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern (Trophy Wife, Booksmart). Small Town Love is about a sparring mother and daughter in rural Michigan who are forced to lean on each other when they become pregnant at the same t...Show More

1:53:57 | Jun 27th

This week’s episode is called Lenny’s Doing Great and His Family’s Terrific written by Alex Cuthbertson & Matt Fusfeld (New Girl, Community). The log-line for this one one goes something like: a young man who’s been helicopter-parented within an inch...Show More

1:26:46 | May 23rd

Our pilot this month is called Sexy Justice and it’s written by Johanna Stein. Johanna has written on many TV shows including Kung Fu Panda, Jaws of Destiny and so many more! She’s also the author of the novel How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane. Sexy...Show More

1:33:31 | Apr 25th

Yogurt World stars Britt Lower as Audrey Mills, Danny Pudi as Chris, Amanda Lund as Lisa Hewitt, Brad Morris as Bucky Simmons, David Walton as Seph, Andy Ridings as Vet/Guy #2/Newscaster/7-11 Employee, Ethan Peck as Guy #1/Chuck/Tough Guy, Keiko Agen...Show More

1:03:35 | Mar 18th

This month's episode was recorded live at SF Sketchfest 2019 and it’s Andrew's all-time favorite of his own dead pilots. Inspired by his own mother, "Pearl" tells the story of a woman who receives a diagnosis of terminal cancer, and decides to use th...Show More

1:29:40 | Feb 28th

Our cast was Noel Wells as Annabel, Ethan Peck as Jud, Britt Lower as Hallie, Tiya Sircar as Lauren Lewis, Mo Collins as Marilyn, Brad Morris as Bart, Andy Ridings as Russel, David Walton as Dr. Raz, Krista Morin as Freya/Woman/Erica/MRI Technician, ...Show More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48:42 | Jan 11th, 2018

The Doulo 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

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

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

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

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

59:55 | Aug 31st, 2017

Front Man stars Josh Peck as Paul, Daniel Strauss as Ron, Allison Tolman as Vivian, Busy Philipps as Hope, Kate Flannery as Eileen, Jim O’Heir as Len, John Ross Bowie as Dr. Groener, Janina Gavankar as Raul/Choir, Matt Micucci as Chad/Keith, Michael ...Show More

56:26 | Aug 10th, 2017

Assisted Loving stars Kevin Dobson as Joe,Tiffany Haddish as Kebe/Young Mother, Molly Shannon as Joie, Anna Camp as Vanessa/Michelle, Jamie Denbo as Irene, Sarah Chalke as Bonnie, Luka Jones as Mike, Pooch Hall as Gerald/Older Italian Cashier, Jonath...Show More

1:14:24 | Jul 20th, 2017

My Cousin Thor stars Hayes MacArthur as Thor, Tony Cavalero as Knud/Stavros, Kyle Bornheimer as David, Anna Camp as Taylor, Jamie Denbo as Isabella/Doreen, Valerie Azlynn as Inger, Ted Cohen as Chase, and Ira Ungerleider with stage directions. In thi...Show More

58:49 | Jun 29th, 2017

Punching out stars Kyle Bornheimer as Kenny, Cedric Yarbrough as Hank, Thomas Lennon as Bob, Robert Ben Garant as Man’s Voice/Mr. Barnhill, Ben Schwartz as Jake/Byron, Janet Varney as Old Lady/Janice/Jenny, Ana Ortiz as Stacy, Craig Cackowski as Ande...Show More

45:11 | Jun 8th, 2017

Rollerworld stars Jane Levy as Shane, Allison Tolman as Krista, Adam Scott as Cory, Mae Whitman as Janie, Hank Chen as David Lee, Zach Knighton as Jason, Casey Wilson as Lady #1, June Diane Raphael as Lady #2, Nicole Byer as Lady #3, Jack McGee as Gr...Show More

1:11:13 | May 25th, 2017

Bachelor Party stars Matt Lauria as Hank, Frankie Shaw as Holly, Jason Ritter as Jay, Jenny Wade as Anna, Christina Pickles as Margaret, Khary Payton as Stan/Brandon, Janet Varney as Tina, Natalie Morales as Vera, Bruce McCulloch as Geoff, Steve Agee...Show More

56:43 | May 4th, 2017

C-Company stars Steve Agee as Steve Douglas, Paul F. Tompkins as Shade, Andy Richter as Paisley, Janet Varney as Tammy, Dave Foley as Major Schooley, Wyatt Cenac as Brock Fenton/Shorty Espejo, Matt Gourley as Murph, Joshua Malina as Fatty Espejo, Mar...Show More
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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

56:54 | Apr 13th, 2017

The Housewives stars June Diane Raphael as Edie, Casey Wilson as Louise, Adam Scott as Henry, Laurie Metcalf as Flo, Zachary Knighton as Johnny, Mae Whitman as Woman #1, Nicole Byer as May/Sadie, Jerry O'Connell as Jerry, Paul Scheer as Sal/Mr. Johns...Show More

1:16:19 | Mar 20th, 2017

Big stars Jason Ritter as Will, Janet Varney as Phoebe, Frankie Shaw as Norma, Steve Agee as Kyle, Felicia Day as Voice on Phone/Mom in Crowd, Natalie Morales as Tricia, Bruce McCulloch as Dr. Paul, Khary Payton as Zoltar's Caretaker/Narrator/Trevor,...Show More

52:57 | Feb 8th, 2017

Galaxy Fighters stars Ed Weeks as Chancellor Gartold Brock, Humphrey Ker as Lieutenant Thalamus Reed, John Ross Bowie as Policeman, Cedric Yarbrough as Troy, Janet Varney as Fruit Girl, Kerry Kenney-Silver as Beautiful Woman #2, Alison Rich as Beauti...Show More

53:09 | Dec 15th, 2016

Rabbit Hole stars Kerri Kenney-Silver as Dame Delilah, Craig Cackowski as Roy, Betsy Sodaro as Sarge, Alison Rich as Penny, Leslie Grossman as Mary, Danielle Nicolet as Crystal, Cedric Yarborough as Lou, Gary Anthony Williams as Carl, John Ross Bowie...Show More

50:17 | Nov 17th, 2016

Wunderland stars Amanda Lund as Jane, Kiernan Shipka as Young Blond Girl/Kelsea, Rich Sommer as Peyton, Skylar Astin as Juan Pablo, Laraine Newman as Kelsea's Mom, Noah Galvin as Teenaged employee (Gary), Steve Agee as Petite Keith/Security Guard, Cr...Show More

48:32 | Oct 13th, 2016

Only Child stars John Hodgman as John Hodgman, Janet Varney as Bridget and Mom, John Ross Bowie as Dad, Abe Chabon as Miles, Mark Gagliardi as Ed, Simon, and Basoonist, Josh Malina as Alex and Dr. Horchow, Adam Savage as Paul, Sage Ryan as Tim Fitch,...Show More

1:00:17 | Sep 15th, 2016

Formosa stars Paul F. Tompkins as Frank, Ben Schwartz as Frenchy, Craig Cackowski as Lou and Bellhop, Alessandra Torresani as Margaret O'Sullivan, Ana Ortiz as Carlita, Cedric Yarbrough as Machete Man and Hotel Detective, Carlos Alazraqui as El Coyot...Show More

1:15:10 | Sep 15th, 2016

Laurel & Holly stars Molly Shannon as Holly, Sarah Chalke as Laurel, Hayes MacArthur as Steve, Tony Cavalero as Tony and Xander, Kyle Bornheimer as Shane, Anna Camp as Rita, Valerie Azlynn as Tanya and Danny, and Jamie Denbo as Steph. In this pilot e...Show More