Light up that cigarette and turn on the radio because it’s time for The Thrilling Adventure Hour! The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a comedy show at the Largo in Los Angeles. It’s in the style of old-time 1940’s era radio, to prove to everyone that radio is still the king of all media. The show is held once every month. Each Show consisting of 3 segments, and messages from the “sponsors” like Work Juice and Patriot Brand Cigarettes.

The show was created by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. They have been doing the show since March of 2005. The best part of T.A.H is that every month is a new show, not just the same thing month after month. They keep it fresh and new. By doing this, a lot of people (me included) have become regulars. This also gives them the opportunity to have guest actors come by and perform with the regular cast. Just to Name a few guests: Nathan Fillion, Rider Strong, Martin Starr, Busy Philips, Linda Cardellini, Amber Benson, Adam Busch, and so many more.

The 3 segments of the night I attended were Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars, Amelia Earhart: Fearless Flyer, and Beyond Belief.. Sparks played by Marc Evan Jackson who is a lawman sent from earth to stop the outlaws on mars, with his Martian sidekick Croach the Tracker (Mark Gagliardi) The guest stars for this episode was Ed Helms (The Office, Hangover) Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) and Chris Hardwick (G4 Webs soup, MTV Singled Out) Carlos, Chris and Ed are hilarious guys which made this already great segment, even better. I was a little disappointed when we didn’t get a chance to hear Ed Sing a song. Helms singing makes everything better.

Amelia Earhart, Fearless Flier, is a twist in American history. She faked her death and took part of the American Victory Commission. Amelia is played by Autumn Reeser (The OC, Raising the Bar and No Ordinary family). Reesers, plays a incredible Amelia Earhart, and the comedy of James Urbaniak as the Red Baron was brilliant. The guest star was Adam Busch (Buffy, Point Pleasant, Drones) who played Lindbergh excellently.

The last skit of the night was Beyond Belief. It revolves around a high class couple Frank and Sadie Doyle who see ghosts. This martini guzzling duo solves super natural disturbances the easiest way they know how; by letting the clients do all of the work. The guest star for this was Matthew Gray Gubler (500 Days of Summer, Criminal Minds) playing Father Timothy in a con involving an exorcism.

I strongly recommend going to these shows held at the Largo in Los Angeles. I have been going since May and will continue going. There next guest (9/10/10) are Wil Wheaton, Tom Lenk, Yuri Lowenthal and some surprise guest as always. This very unique gem of a show is something you don’t want to miss. Every seat in that theater is great. I sat in the back once & still had a great view & a good time, but if you’re like me and want to be in the first 5 rows. I do recommend getting advance tickets and getting there by 6:30pm for good seats. Just be ready to sit back and let the laugh riot begin.

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