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November 28, 2020

Thrilling Adventure Hour: Cocktails with the Cast

Sat, Nov 28, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET

Stream remains available until 12/6 midnight ET

At the end of this long Thanksgiving week, enjoy some downtime with your friends from The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Joshua Malina, Annie Savage, Hal Lublin, Craig Cackowski, Autumn Reeser, Janet Varney, Mark Gagliardi, and Marc Evan Jackson will answer your questions, tell stories, give away prizes, and more! Enjoy drop-ins from surprise guests, and more!

So don your astro spurs, mix a drink, and settle in with some good friends for an evening of thrilling entertainment.

October 31, 2020

The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: A Halloween Beyond Belief

Sat, Oct 31, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET

Stream remains available until 11/8 midnight ET

Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster star as Frank & Sadie Doyle, socialites and mediums, facing a variety of spooky adversaries in Beyond Belief, the beloved Thrilling Adventure Hour segment.

This special Halloween show features two NEW episodes of Beyond Belief and guest stars the WorkJuice Players: Busy Philipps, Joshua Malina, Annie Savage, Hal Lublin, Craig Cackowski, Janet Varney, Mark Gagliardi, and Marc Evan Jackson.

Tickets are pay what you want!

October 29, 2020

Reel Crime

Thursday, October 29, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET

Stream remains available until 11/5 midnight ET

Court is in session as panelists defend their cinematic guilty pleasures! Join our trio of guests as they each bring a film they feel is criminally overlooked or underappreciated and make the best case to their fellow panelists – and the audience! – for why their film deserves

Hosted By Ken Plume, panelists for this edition include Bill Corbett (MST3K, RiffTrax), James Arthur (Minority Korner), and musician Molly Lewis!

A portion of the proceeds benefits Feeding America.

BILL CORBETT is a playwright, screenwriter and actor most known as a writer-performer for Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax. He also makes funny voices for cartoons.

JAMES ARTHUR is host of the Minority Korner Podcast on Maximum Fun for over 5 years, and an actor/comedian in the before times. Raised by MTV, inspired by Oprah. Future baby daddy, politician, and E.G.GG.O.T. winner (not in that particular order). On a mission to H.E.A.L. (help, entertain, actualize, and love) the world. Let’s dance!

MOLLY LEWIS is a songwriter, ukulelist and videotuber from the late 2000s. She has been recently sighted at JoCo Cruise, Nerds & Music, and DragonCon, and continues to convert ukulele music into 1s and 0s for your enjoyment. Yes, you, specifically, don’t tell the others. Hear her live holiday musical “Thanksgiving vs. Christmas” at mollylewis.wtf/tvc

KEN PLUME writes, does interviews, produces podcasts & animation, plots, and sings horribly. He hosts the interview series A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume. Ken produced animation and podcasts for Kevin Smith, produced the documentary MILIUS, co-authored the children’s book THERE’S A ZOMBIE IN MY TREEHOUSE and is the co-author of GO TEAM VENTURE: THE ART & MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS. from Dark Horse Books.

October 23, 2020

The Alarmist Live!

Fri, Oct 23, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET

Stream remains available until 11/1 midnight ET

Each week on The Alarmist podcast, Rebecca Delgado Smith decides who is to blame for history’s greatest tragedies, from the sinking of the Titanic to the Breakup of the Beatles. In this Halloween spooktacular, join Rebecca, producer Amanda Lund, Fact Checker Chris Smith, Alarmy Liaison Clayton Early, and special guests to point the finger at who’s to blame for notorious serial killer Ed Gein!

With special guests writer/director/actor Brea Grant (12 Hour Shift; Lucky; Heroes) and musician/composer John Congleton (The Paper Chase).

It’s comedy. It’s history. It’s a lot of fun.

Name your price for a ticket!

September 28, 2020

Down At The Yard featuring Clinton Ross Davis

September 28 at 8 pm

The Yard Theater is thrilled to have dear friend & renowned multi-instrumentalist Clinton Ross Davis join us this month Down at the Yard!

Clinton is an old-time folk musician based in San Diego. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, Davis grew up in Carroll County along the Ohio River. Davis’ vast and varied musical prowess across many genres has earned him continued acclaim nationwide. His album with the G Burns Jug Band was awarded “Best Local Recording” at the San Diego Music Awards. “A joyous and soulful restoration of one of the lost treasures of American musical tradition.” – No Depression.

He’s taken his music–which spans guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and piano–all over the country, performing at folk festivals including Wintergrass, Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, National Jug Band Jubilee, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Competition, and Santa Barbara Fiddler’s Convention where he’s previously been awarded first prize in both banjo and fiddle.

Davis curates the Southern Pacific Sessions, a concert (pre-Covid) and video series which aims to help cultivate the next generation of audiences for traditional music in San Diego and Southern California. They have hosted some of the nation’s finest performers representing a broad diversity of American traditions: national award-winning banjo and fiddle players, grammy-nominated Cajun musicians, and Southwestern Hispanic musicians that have performed at the Kennedy Center.

During these odd times, you can find him keeping up the music online with virtual lessons on many of the above-mentioned instruments, as well as sharing his music on social media.

…and now you can find him Down at the Yard!

September 26, 2020

The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Choose Our Adventure

Sat, Sept 26, 5pm PT / 8pm ET
Stream remains available until 10/4 midnight ET

The beloved stage show in the style of old-time radio returns for a physically distant and emotionally snug performance in which YOU choose our scripts!

Tune in live to vote on which episodes of “Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars” and “Beyond Belief” the WorkJuice Players will perform!

And stick around after the show for the Thrilling Cocktail Hour, during which time you can submit questions to the cast, listen in on their conversations, and generally get silly.

Starring the WorkJuice Players: Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Busy Philipps, Joshua Malina, Janet Varney, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, and Marc Evan Jackson.

Tickets are pay what you want!

September 25, 2020

The Yard Theater Fundraiser Fundstacular

John Ennis and Frank Fairfield present:

The Yard Theater Fundraiser Fundstacular!

Our first Fundstacular streams September 25th, 8pm PT, with a remarkable lineup of comedians, musicians, poets, jugglers, clowns, characters, and the unexpected.

Tickets start at $15 – get your own Yard Theater button or a limited-edition copy of this Todd Alcott-created FUNDSTACULAR POSTER with your ticket purchase! 

Black Francis (The Pixies, Frank Black and the Catholics)
Erica Rhodes (Prairie Home Companion, Modern Family)
Jon Huck (Showtime, Gotham Comedy)
Mark Fite (2 Headed Dog, Seinfeld)
Ashley Ray (Vice, The Onion)
Amrita Dhaliwal (The Idiot Workshop, Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe)
Brett Johnson (Edinburgh Fringe, Cracked.com)
Michael Raynor (America’s Got Talent, Letterman)
Neal Dandade (NBC’s Superstore)
John Tottenham (LA Review of Books)
Ellen Sugarman The Comedy Store)
Chris Walsh (Comedy Central)
Dean Evans (Cirque Du Soleil)
& More

August 20, 2020

Down at the Yard featuring John Reed-Torres

Down at the Yard

August 20th, 8pm PT

Stream remains available for 5 days following the event.

Folks, do we have a treat for you! This Thursday’s Down at the Yard features none other than Mista Ragtime himself, JOHN REED-TORRES!

John, a South Central Afro-Mexi-American, is a self-taught, against-the-grain pianist & composer, and a true Angeleno. From scholarships through Neighborhood Music School in Boyle Heights and musical studies at Pasadena City College to national recognition as a pianist and composer, he has established himself as a pillar of ragtime in the city and beyond. Planted deeply in the cultural heritage of the self made & styled Black composers of legend, he lives among his heroes: Scott Joplin, James Scott, Arthur Marshall and the like. His original compositions are an ode to and an exaltation of our great city, as he himself is one of its brilliant jewels. Mr. Reed-Torres is a dear friend, a class act, a rare gem indeed, and he will be playing tip top tunes for you all this Thursday.

Down at the Yard benefits The Yard Theater in its efforts to provide East LA and the arts community worldwide with high-quality comedy, music and theatrical performances, as well as classes for artists of all ages, backgrounds and income levels. Learn more here: https://www.theyardtheater.com/

August 10, 2020

Down at the Yard: Frank Fairfield Trio

Down at the Yard: Temple Street Trio (Frank Fairfield, Zac Sokolow, Dave Elsenbrioch)

August 10th, 8pm PT
Stream remains available for 5 days following the event.
Down at the Yard has established itself as LA’s best spot for unique, live and compelling musical performances, from Americana and Ragtime to Norteño and Baroque. Now, the weekly series comes to HouseSeats.live!
The inaugural Down at the Yard features fan favorites, the Temple Street Trio, with Frank Fairfield (NPR Tiny Desk Concert; OFF Festival), Zac Sokolow (Banjo Hangout) & Dave Elsenbroich (Ragfest).
Tickets are $10 plus a $2.50 service charge. 

Down at the Yard benefits The Yard Theater in its efforts to provide East LA and the arts community worldwide with high-quality comedy, music and theatrical performances, as well as classes for artists of all ages, backgrounds and income levels. Learn more here: https://www.theyardtheater.com/
August 8, 2020

An Evening of Improvised Comedy

An Evening of Improvised Comedy

Saturday, August 8th at 8pm ET
on the virtual stage at
Detroit’s Marlene Boll Theater

Ticket price: pay what you can
($5 suggested min. donation)

Join us online for an evening of improvised comedy for a good cause!

Featuring the Hamtramck HS improv troupe and The Improv Project teaching artists (alums of Second City Detroit and Planet Ant). Something unexpected and fun always happens when these improvisers take the stage. We’d love to have you in the virtual audience!

Proceeds benefit The Improv Project’s youth improv programs. Learn more at www.dcpimprov.org

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