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Acker & Blacker’s Tales From the Black Lagoon: A Hollywood Noir Trilogy

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

From the people who brought you The Thrilling Adventure Hour comes a trio of tales from the Golden Age of Hollywood where truth is stranger than fiction. Featuring Thrilling Adventure Hour regulars Mark Gagliardi, John Hodgman, and Jean Grae, Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin, and special guests! Proceeds will benefit buildon.org and their mission to empower urban youth to build schools around the world.

Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is best known for his appearances in the viral sensation and Comedy Central show Drunk History and for the role of Croach in The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly live stage show and hit podcast. He is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University and The Second City Conservatory and has improvised regularly at iOWest.. He has acted in over 200 plays and toured as a member of the original revival cast of National Lampoon Lemmings. On TV he played the villain Savage on Disney XD’s I’m In The Band and has appeared on various TV shows including How I Met Your Mother and The League. He played the Genie in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney’s California Adventure and works at Universal Studios as an actor and improv coach.
John Hodgman

John Hodgman

Deranged billionaire and justice on The Judge John Hodgman podcast.
Jean Grae

Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a multihyphenate artist whose work integrates music, comedy, and visual media. In addition to musical collaborations with The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Robert Glasper, the critically acclaimed performer, director, soundtrack composer, and writer has released nearly two dozen self-produced and engineered independent albums; her work is even archived in The Yale Anthology of Rap and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Culture.

Grae has been Keynote Speaker at Hip-Hop Week Montreal and lecturer at such institutions as Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the Kennedy Performing Arts Center. Additional appearances include NPR, 2 Broke Girls, Comedy Central, MSNBC, Vice, BET’s Hip Hop Awards, hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale and the Deadpool comic book, where she punched the titular antihero in the face.

Currently channeling her broad skill set and envelope-pushing experiences into genre-bending live ventures Church of the Infinite You, Dubbled Over and The Show Show, Grae continues defying boundaries and delivering funny, moving, inspirational experiences to audiences via earbuds, the stage, and screens both big and small.


May 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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(718) 643-6510
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