17 May 2015

The Laugh Track - The Thrilling Adventure Hour

From Standing Room Only, 2:04 pm on 17 May 2015

Paul F Tompkins and Marc Evan Jackson from The Thrilling Adventure Hour Credit Mindy Tucker
Paul F. Tompkins and Marc Evan Jackson from The Thrilling Adventure Hour (Credit: Mindy Tucker)

The so-called Golden Age of American radio, also known as old-time radio, was full of dramatic serials performed in front of live audiences gripped by daring deeds of spies and spacemen, the relatability of wholesome family tales, and utter blindness to the weirdness of having blackface and ventriloquism on the radio. For many it's an era stepped in nostalgia for days gone by. 

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a podcast that taps into the ascetics of that era and with the help of lead actors Marc Evan Jackson and Paul F. Tompkins play it for laughs. The live stage show is coming to Wellington and Auckland.

Paul and Marc talk comedy and radio with Simon Morris.

More about Paul F. Tompkins on The Wireless website