Comedian Paul F. Tompkins is one of the stars of the very funny Netflix series Bojack Horseman. He plays a charming dog-man named Mr. Peanutbutter. Artist Lisa Hanawalt is the production designer for the show, and one of her signatures is insanely detailed clothing - in fact, she designs textiles IRL.
Paul was so taken with one of his character’s costumes, a spangled fuchsia suit, that he had his tailor recreate it in real life. It looks pretty spectacular, and Paul’s one of the few people I can think of with the panache to pull it off. Well played.
Today is our 11th anniversary! While we no longer see each other every month at M Bar or Largo, the friendships made through the Thrilling Adventure Hour will last our lifetimes. Indeed, doing this show regularly was the time of our lives.
We miss each other, and we miss all of you Adventurekateers. We love seeing everyone at our occasional shows, so thanks for supporting us for so long and for continuing to do so.
Here are a bunch of photos from our first years, 2005-2010 (by Jonathan Reilly), at M Bar and from our final show at Largo, April 2015 (by Maarten DeBoer).
Yuri Lowenthal and Michael Sinterniklaas played Sparks and Croach’s kids in a non-canonical final Sparks arc. Here’s Yuri at our final show:
These cute dudes:
Musicians Jonathan Dinerstein and Becky Ward look exactly the same.
Our pals Common Rotation and Dan Bern used to play after our show for an entire evening of mad fun.
Marc Evan Jackson would usually “help” their show.
Jordan “The Brass” Katz was 1/3 of Common Rotation and continues to be part of the TAH family:
Founding WJ Players Mark Gagliardi and Dave Gruber Allen with our very first guest star, Back to the Future’s Tom Wilson. This would have been July or August 2005:
Kevin Pollak and Kirsten Vangsness were also early guests. This was Sept 2008.
And here’s KV at our final show:
These guys created the show.
The years took their toll. Here are Acker & Blacker are at the final show:
Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome performed one of their first shows together as Garfunkel & Oates after a TAH show:
We were lucky enough to have them in our final show too:
Fourth anniversary, 2009. Probably Felton, right?
Look what we did to Craig. This is him at the final show:
And of course, some things never change:
Please check back over the next week, as we’ll be posting even more from the final show and some favorite photos from our past 11 years. Happy anniversary!