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Sunday, January 10 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Dead Pilots Society with John Ross Bowie, John Hodgman, Joshua Malina, Busy Philipps and more (SOLD OUT)

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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 (Work It) 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 (soon to be a podcast). 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. $25 All Ages

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Ben Blacker

Ben Acker & Ben Blacker are the creators of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old-time radio which is also a podcast on the Nerdist network and a graphic novel hardcover anthology from Archaia (which sold out its first print run), and will soon be a web-series (also from Nerdist) and a concert film. The live show boasts stars and guest stars from across the entertainment spectrum; everyone from Nathan Fillion and Clark... Read More →
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Busy Philipps

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. | | Currently she can be seen on the popular ABC comedy “Cougar Town” opposite Courteney Cox. Most recently, Philipps has been seen in stand out roles in the films “Made of... Read More →
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John Hodgman

Before he went on television, JOHN HODGMAN was a simple writer, humorist, expert, and Former Professional Literary Agent living in New York City. In this capacity, he has served as the Humor Editor for the New York Times Magazine, frequent contributor to “This American Life,” advice columnist for McSweeney’s, comic book reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and a freelance journalist specializing in food, culture, non-wine alcohol... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie shows up occasionally on The Big Bang Theory as the venal Barry Kripke. Other recent TV and film credits include Bones, The League, House of Lies and Burn Notice, and Paul Feig's beloved movie The Heat.
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Joshua Malina

Star of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning ensemble "The West Wing," actor Joshua Malina has the impressive distinction of having appeared in all, but one project that Aaron Sorkin has written/produced.  As ‘Will Bailey’, Malina filled the slot left open by Rob Lowe’s departure in the hit drama series.  He has since transitioned into the role of DC US Attorney in Shonda Rhimes ABC drama "Scandal" opposite Kerry... Read More →

Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111