Weekly Comedy Podcast Highlight: Dead Authors Podcast with Agatha Christie
April 21st, 2013 by Matt
I’m now fully in love with Paul F Tompkins’ wonderful Dead Authors Podcast wherein he assumes the role of a time-traveling H.G. Wells who brings plucks now-dead authors from their time periods and brings them in front of a live LA audience for a discussion. Paul’s one of the best improvisors and his H.G. Wells is amazing not only at letting his guests shine, but also having a bit of fun himself (curse you, Jules Verne!).
In this episode, Wells has brought along Agatha Christie (played by Jessica Chaffin) to discuss her works and her life. Jessica does a great job creating a brilliant caricature of the famous mystery writer. Was Christie really this politely in love with herself? Who knows. But it’s an excellent skin that she wears for this too brief hour episode.
And while I’m still diving into this series’ archives myself, I highly suggest the Dead Authors Podcast Chapter 15 where fellow comedy podcast all-star Andy Daly joins Wells as the Marquis de Sade.