S03E26.1: THE SMELL OF SUNSET – LIVE – PART 1

It’s a huge week as The Bad Dog Theatre Company launches their new home in Toronto, and you can’t launch anything around here without ILLUSIONOID! Hot off the presses, recorded LIVE August 15, 2014, it’s an all-star international cast for an all-new audio adventure. And it’s so big it had to be split into two parts! Sam Binary is a simple man, a single dad, and smart detective… but can he thwart the evil plans of rogue robot Zoltar-7? Will the world be thrown into perpetual sunset? Is Santa Claus REALLY involved in all of this? And we’re joined by Chris New on keys, Matt Horgan of Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta, Kristen Schier of the Philly Improv Theatre in Philadelphia, Tas VanRassel of The Sunday Service in Vancouver, Alburt Howell from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and special guest Colin Mochrie!  Breathe in deep and savor the sensory overload coming your way as you hear… and maybe smell?… THE SMELL OF SUNSET!

Illusionoid and guests, pre-show, August 15, 2014

S03E25: WAR TRICERATOPS

It’s our super-special San Diego Comic-Con episode! Set against a sweeping canvas of rural America during the First Galactic War, witness the remarkable friendship between a young man named Abner and his triceratops. Will the trials and tribulations of war be too much for these stalwart companions? Is this galactic arms race controlled by Illusionoid? Join us and our very special guest, Orphan Black‘s “Donnie”, Kristian Bruun for our sweeping epic tale… WAR TRICERATOPS. And you can see Kristian at the SDCC Orphan Black panel Friday, July 25th from 6 to 7PM pt at Comic-Con Convention Center, Room 6A! Say hello from Professor Carstairs and receive a free awkward stare!

Orphan Black's "Donnie", Kristian Bruun

S03E24: THE ISLAND OF ADMIRAL ZUCCHINI (LIVE)

To honor the Bad Dog Theatre’s recent successful run of “Toronto, I Love You” at the Toronto Fringe Festival, we’re sharing the most recent teaming of Bad Dog and Illusionoid LIVE at Comedy Bar! When two honeymooners get stranded on a deserted island can their love survive? More importantly, will they? Evil mutants, scary henchmen, and vegetables all combine to create a tale of love, mystery, and… Illusionoid? Hold your loved one tight as we set sail for THE ISLAND OF ADMIRAL ZUCCHINI!!

S03E23: THE CASE OF THE JUMPING TABLE (LIVE)

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 4th, 2014, it’s Illusionoid with The Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! How does moving a simple table into an innocent breakfast nook result in dimensional portal hopping? Only Illusionoid knows for sure! Join us, plus Bad Dog Theatre’s Jordan Moffatt & Jess Bryson, and Chris New on keys/effects, as we delve into THE CASE OF THE JUMPING TABLE!

S03E22: THE CURSE OF THE THREE MOONS

Pirates are the worst, but space pirates are even worse… especially when they are down on their luck. A stranger suggests a trip to the legendary Three Moons. What of the bad luck that befalls all who travel there? Can they harvest the herb they seek? Is Illusionoid the caster of this evil spell? Set sail for high adventure through time and space with our special guest Sandy Jobin-Bevans (Life With Boys, Deal With It) as we head straight into THE CURSE OF THE THREE MOONS!!!

Sandy Jobin-Bevans

S03E21: HE WHO CONTROLS THE QUARTZ (LIVE)

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 9th, 2014, it’s Illusionoid with The Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! When a planet’s rule is determined by mining quartz all the power lies in the hands of the mining families. It’s a Dune of Thrones (right???) as Bad Dog Theatre’s Monica Heisey, Colin Munch, and Anders Yates dig deep (and fight a panda) to discover where true power really lies in HE WHO CONTROLS THE QUARTZ!

S03E20: COLOSSUS – THE FORBIN PROJECT

First day at the new job? Nervous? Want to impress the boss and maybe get that big promotion… to COLOSSUS? A level 7 employee gets a new assignment that takes him into the depths of a military and scientific conspiracy. Can he handle the ultimate upgrade? Will science finally merge with humanity? Is Illusionoid the grandaddy of us all? Join us and special guest Nigel Downer as we discover the terrifying secrets of COLOSSUS – THE FORBIN PROJECT!

NIGEL DOWNER!

S03E19: PLANET OF MEDIEVALISM (LIVE)

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 9th, 2014, it’s Illusionoid with The Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! A crack squad attempts to find a lost expedition, but who knew that travelling so far through the stars would take them back to Medieval times?! Bad Dog Theatre’s Craig Anderson, Ashley Comeau, and Kyle Dooley join us for magical Milky Way meanderings through space as we land on the PLANET OF MEDIEVALISM.

S03E18: PANIC IN YEAR ZERO

Time travel is always a mess. Warnings of “don’t do this” lead to questions of, “What if I already did that before I got here?” Maybe you already did that before you left for the past, in the future! What a tangled knot. Two scientists intend to explore to the year zero; the beginning of it all. Intentions turn to misfortune as two elderly caretakers join them and the Butterfly Effect is in full effect! Will one small action in the past affect the future? Will science achieve victory where man has failed? Is Illusionoid toying with us all… or has it already had it’s fun? Join us with special guest star Nigel Downer (Second City Toronto alumnus) as we take a trip through time and try to stop… PANIC IN YEAR ZERO!

Oh, hello. It’s Nigel Downer!

S03E17: THE CASE OF THE MISSING, MEATY FUSION CORE (LIVE)

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 5th, 2014… it’s (2/3rd of) Illusionoid with the Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! A strange woman wants to find out what’s going on with her fridge… and her husband! Jack Diamond takes the case! But what he discovers will rock her to her very core… her FUSION core! Can Illusionoid find both power and love inside the cold aluminum confines of a refrigerator? Bad Dog Theatre’s Tess Degenstein, Kyle Dooley, and Hannah Spear join us as we attempt to solve… THE CASE OF THE MISSING, MEATY FUSION CORE!