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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Comedian Matt Braunger on the Craziest Day of his Entire Career

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Bullseye
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Matt Braunger

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Craziest Day of My Entire Career: Matt Braunger

The Craziest F**king Day of my Entire Career is a segment that gives us the chance to talk with some of our favorite people about some truly unbelievable stories. This time around, we're joined by the comedian Matt Braunger.

Matt's been working the road as a stand-up for more than a decade. He's got a handful of very funny specials and albums to his name. He has also appeared on shows like Superstore, Take My Wife and Agent Carter.

One of his biggest breaks came in 2008. He got the call to be on David Letterman's Late Show. He'll tell us about the surreal experience of meeting Letterman, and performing on the same stage as legends.

This story has it all: a cameo from Tracy Morgan, a joke about a man named Eggly Bagelface, a special tune by The Pixies, an elevator conversation with Paul Shaffer and it gets even crazier!

You can stream Matt's latest comedy special Finally Live in Portland on Amazon Prime now. He's also on tour this fall with dates all over the country. Check out his website for more information, and follow the latest from him on twitter @Braunger.

Episode 40 - Small Town Love written by Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern (Booksmart, Trophy Wife)

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Guests: 
Busy Phillips as Annette
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Shannon Woodward as Fanny
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Asif Ali as Curtis
Guests: 
Rob Huebel as John
Guests: 
Paul Adelstein as George
Guests: 
Parvesh Cheena as Mr. Karr
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Nicole Sullivan as Reality Woman/Ruthie
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Liz Jenkins as Beth
Guests: 
Ali Ghandour as Pimply Teen Manager
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Greg Santos as Rude Customer
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Syd Steinberg as Waiter/Bartender/Store Manager

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 time. Listen to Andrew’s interview with Sarah and Emily to hear about how the first script they wrote together, Booksmart, took eleven years to reach the screen; what Emily learned from working with David Mamet; why they made the transition from film to TV; and how you can tell when an idea will actually make a good TV show. Enjoy!

We're having another live show in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 14th, at 2pm! It'll be at the WGAW HQ 2nd floor event space on 3rd street and Fairfax!! Ticket link and information to come soon but mark your calendars!!

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Episode 33 - American Alien written by Sierra Teller Ornelas

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Guests: 
Kaliko Kauhi as Dee Dee
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Dustin Ybarra as Sonny
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Kevin Sussman as Connor
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Stephnie Weir as Ruth
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Nichole Bloom as Jackie/Professional Woman 1
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Kevin Balmore as Hector/Little Boy
Guests: 
Maria Blasucci as Mavis/Stacy/Professional Woman 2
Guests: 
Logan Hall as T’Oliver/Yadelah/Old Man/Tough Guy/Cliff

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 brother-and-sister team who struggle to keep their working-class jobs while also protecting vulnerable space aliens from everyday pitfalls in their hometown of Tucson, Arizona.

We had a great cast for this one including Kaliko Kauhi as Dee Dee, Dustin Ybarra as Sonny
Kevin Sussman as Connor, Stephnie Weir as Ruth, Nichole Bloom as Jackie/Professional Woman 1
Kevin Balmore as Hector/Little Boy, Maria Blasucci as Mavis/Stacy/Professional Woman 2, Logan Hall as T’Oliver/Yadelah/Old Man/Tough Guy/Cliff, and Andrew Reich with stage directions. 

Stay tuned after the read Andrew interviews Sierra regarding her dead pilot and there’s also a Q & A with the crowd too!

Come catch our live show at SF Sketchfest this year! It's on January 20th at 4pm and you can buy tickets here: https://sfsketchfest2019.sched.com/event/IkpP

We’ll also be back at Dynasty Typewriter on February 10th at 2pm! You can get your tickets for that here: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/deadpilotsfeb10

For more Dead Pilot Society episodes, and information about our live shows please subscribe to the podcast! Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram @deadpilotspod, on twitter @deadpilotspod, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com.

Ep 2 - Go Fact Yourself w/ Alie Ward & Phil LaMarr

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Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Alie Ward
Guests: 
Phil LaMarr

In this episode, Ologies podcaster and CBS science correspondent for Innovation Nation, Alie Ward, and actor Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Family Guy) are grilled about bugs, baseball and bicycles. Can either of our charming guests tell the difference between a layover and a stopover? What about the difference between corned beef and pastrami? Can you tell the difference? To find out, pop in your ear buds or tell Alexa to play Go Fact Yourself, and let hosts J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong increase your knowledge of useless trivia.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Phil LaMarr
Alie Ward

With guest experts:
Entemologist Steven Kutcher
Author Jon Weisman, 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Christian Dueñas

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