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Friday, January 17 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Boxcar Theatre and SF Sketchfest present The Thrilling Adventure Hour: An Immersive Comedy Experience

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Boxcar Theatre and SF Sketchfest present
The Thrilling Adventure Hour: An Immersive Comedy Experience
featuring Paget Brewster, John Ross Bowie, Craig Cackowski, Jonathan Coulton, Jonathan Dinerstein, Mark Gagliardi, Jean Grae, John Hodgman, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Rhett Miller, Arden Myrin, Busy Philipps, Autumn Reeser, Adam Savage, Annie Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, and more
Written and co-produced by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker

The 19th annual SF Sketchfest marks the return of the wildly popular live show and podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, in a way it has never before been experienced! Located at The Palace Theatre in a speakeasy-style atmosphere, you'll enjoy one performance in the Mainstage Cabaret, and have an immersive “choose-your-own-adventure” style experience throughout the rest of the venue. Attend "office hours" with your favorite performers, encounter strolling entertainers, watch impromptu scenes play out in the casino and parlor, and enjoy live music and surprise guests in the bars and dressing rooms. With only two dates to experience this unique comedy event and limited ticket availability, these are shows not to be missed! ($150, 16+)

*Jonathan Coulton is appearing on Friday night only. 

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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about... Read More →
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Annie Savage

Annie Savage has performed on stage in numerous sketch and improv shows, most notably as a Conservatory Grad from Second City, L.A. She was a troupe member on “National Lampoon’s National Sketch Show Tour” and wrote, produced and starred in the sketch show, “Stupid Annie and... Read More →
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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian Arden headlines... Read More →
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Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser saw her breakout role as socially awkward Taylor Townsend on popular Fox drama series “The O.C.” In addition to starring in 10 romantic comedies for Hallmark, she is also known for her roles as firecracker junior agent Lizzie Grant on HBO’s “Entourage” and... Read More →
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Ben Acker

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker are most known as the creators and writers of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple featuring the best ensemble of all. Acker is the creator of the web... Read More →
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Ben Blacker

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker are most known as the creators and writers of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple featuring the best ensemble of all. Acker is the creator of the web... 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. She is known for roles on... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With... Read More →
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Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the "Thrilling Adventure Hour," Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, video games and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on "The David Feldman Radio Program" and podcast... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She most recently starred as the horrible Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst, " and she created, wrote and stars in the IFC series "Fortune Rookie.” JV can also be heard as the sarcastic AI “Sorry” on the sci-fi... Read More →
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Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent. Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... Read More →
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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor.He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.After an appearance... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep", "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is the in-house musician for NPR's "Ask Me Another."In 2005, Coulton dropped out of a perfectly good software career to write music on the Internet. He embarked upon a bold experiment called "Thing a Week," in which he home-recorded and released a new song every week... Read More →
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Jonathan Dinerstein

Jonathan Dinerstein is a versatile composer of music for film and television. His recent credits include scores for Alan Tudyk’s TV comedy series "Con Man," James Urbaniak’s noir radio serial "A Night Called Tomorrow," and many feature films. He's also written music for countless... Read More →
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Marc Evan Jackson

Marc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from "The Good Place," "The Kings of Summer," "22 Jump Street," "Parks & Recreation," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more is more and that music is easy.Also? He's... Read More →
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Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is a WorkJuice Player whose rich baritone voice can be heard in most group songs. He would appear to really enjoy Scotch.
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman."He hosts the podcast "Spontaneanation "on the Earwolf network as well... Read More →
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Rhett Miller

"It’s a grown-up record,” Rhett Miller says of his extraordinary new album, The Dreamer. “It takes a long time to feel the confidence to step up and be the boss. I finally feel like I’m there.” Rhett Miller has made a number of fine solo albums over his long, illustrious... Read More →

Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm PST
The Palace Theater