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We're back! Join us on March 24th for our first live read of 2018...

THAT KIND OF A WAR: Bob Hope in Korea, 1950.

As comedian Bob Hope arrives to entertain US troops in The Korean War, the Chinese army invades, leaving Hope and his writers with one big question: What’s funny to guys who just found out they’re in World War 3?

Eventbrite - Black List Live! presents THAT KIND OF A WAR

The star of our show is always the writer.

Ben Schwartz, no not that Ben Schwartz, a totally different one, has written jokes for David Letterman (well, ok, so did the other one), the Oscars (uh … so did the other one), was on the 2011 Black List (yes, the same year as the other one, so what?), and has written for The New Yorker (although he is not to be confused with the New Yorker cartoonist, Benjamin Schwartz), and what is most likely unique in the history Ben Schwartzes, won a 2017-18 NEH Public Scholar grant for his book-in-progress, The Lost Laugh: American Comedy Between the World Wars.

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THAT KIND OF A WAR by Ben Schwartz // Los Angeles, CA

Mar 24, 2018

Bringing Great Stories to Life

Bob Odenkirk Don Cheadle Olivia Wilde Molly Ringwald Tessa Thompson Kathryn Hahn Test test Paul Scheer Paul Reubens Kristen Schaal Gina Rodriguez Beck Bennett Nathan Fillion Alison Brie Gillian Jacobs Randall Park Ben Schwartz Jesse Williams Jon Hamm Jack McBrayer Rob Huebel Seth Green Jaime Camil Chelsea Peretti

Starring Actors You Know and Love

Unheard Stories. Unforgettable Characters. Unique Writers.

The Black List and Warby Parker invite you to a night out as we bring screenplays to life for the first time ever. Actors you know and love take to the stage to perform these unproduced scripts from the next generation of Hollywood writers—for one night only. 



A Nazi U-boat surfaces off the coast of Los Angeles... a stunt double goes missing... and a hapless cop on desk duty (Randall Park!) teams up with the FBI's finest (Jon Hamm!) to protect Charlie Chaplin (Paul Reubens!) from the wrath of Hitler.


You know how it ends... or do you? An overprotective mom (Judy Greer!) and her drunken sister (Constance Wu!) try to emigrate to America without their kids (Haley Lu Richardson! Brett Dier!) finding out... only to end up on an unsinkable ship's doomed maiden voyage.


A romantic comedy about a single 35-year-old journalist (Aubrey Plaza!) who pretends she’s married in order not to appear in the “panic zone....” But she takes matters too far when she enlists her unpredictable co-worker (David Krumholtz!) to pose as her husband instead of coming clean about being single to the new guy in her life (Glen Powell!)


The unbelievable true story of a family man from Alaska (Milo Ventimiglia!) in the midst of a midlife crisis who embarks on what he hoped would be a dream sailing vacation but ends up shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with a charming but psychotic sea captain... who has decided to stop taking his medication (Matthew Modine!).

You Never Know What Will Happen Live!

The Black List and Warby Parker

Since 2016, Warby Parker has been a proud partner of Black List Live! Through their shared commitment to supporting and honoring writers, Warby Parker is thrilled to help The Black List shine a spotlight on up-and-coming creative talent.