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C2E2 Gets Even More Thrilling With Thrilling Adventure Hour

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 10, 2014 9:30PM

It’s getting quite close to comic con season in Chicago. C2E2 is a mere 15 days from now and all over the area people are preparing their nerd finery and getting ready have a great time. There are amazing guests from fandoms spanning Breaking Bad to Teen Wolf to comedians Brian Posehn and Kyle Kinane.

One of our favorite things on the schedule, though, was just announced. Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show and, more recently, popular podcast on the Nerdist network, has revealed its panels and an off-site ticketed show at DePaul University, and we couldn’t be more excited!

The show is in the style of old time radio from its home in Largo at the Coronet Theatre in “Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, America” but has recently hit the road and teamed with the folks at Welcome to Nightvale for an incredible show at Emerald City ComicCon. At C2E2, The WorkJuice players will be there in force to talk about their craft, and scheduled to appear are Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin, Marc Evan Jackson, and the always hilarious Mark Gagliardi, who’s a DePaul and Second City alum.

Creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker have even more in store with special guests to include Castle’s Molly Quinn, Rider Strong of Boy Meet World fame, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett from MST3K, Scott Adsit, Peter Sagal, Timothy Omundson, Janet Varney and Richard Speight Jr.

At C2E2, badge holders will be able to attend several informative panels on improvising for TV, film and live shows, and can also see a live improv show, the Thrilling Adventure Improv Experience! Off-site, tickets are available for the full show, which will be at the Merle Reskin Theatre on Saturday, April 26 at 8. C2E2 will be providing a shuttle service to fans from the con to the show.

We can’t say enough good things about this show. It’s provided hours and hours of laughs at otherwise dull cubicles or on boring commutes. If we could offer any advice to those who are planning to come to C2E2 who hadn't yet become familiar with Paget Brewster and Paul F. Tompkins’ genius in Beyond Belief or the ever hilarious exploits of Marc Evan Jackson and Mark Gagliardi in Sparks Nevada, Marshall on Mars, we’d let them know they've got 15 days to go through the catalog and catch up, and then get tickets while they last.