Cut and Run
Author: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Format: Audible Audio
Publisher: Audible Original
Release Date: January 30, 2020
Listening Length: 2 hours and 44 minutes
Welcome to a tale of love, adventure, and organ theft.
In this charming, scripted audio crime comedy, Samantha Dugan (D’Arcy Carden) and Abe Lally (Sam Richardson) are best friends and partners in crime. They steal kidneys. Like all jobs, it’s complicated. Despite being Robin Hoods of organ thievery, Abe and Samantha are just the sweetest people.
Samantha, a professional con artist, uses her charms to steal kidneys from bad people and get them to good ones. Abe, Sam’s surgeon-in-crime on their illicit kidney theft operation, is using unfettered access to the human body to advance his research to cure diabetes. This gig is hell on their social lives.
This hilarious and twisted Audible Original tale features just about everything you could hope for: crime, punishment, law, order, love, romance, air travel, Ed Begley Jr., and a quinceañera.
Cut and Run, a star-studded scripted audio performance, boasts the talents of Meg Ryan (You’ve Got Mail) as The Narrator; Sam Richardson (VEEP) as Abe Lally; and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) as Samantha Dugan—plus the aforementioned Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development) as Gordon Grimbsy, the amiable crime boss; Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Katie Reynolds, Abe’s girlfriend and best selling children’s book author; and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911) as Jeff Calvert, an FBI agent and unwitting organ donor. This Audible Original also features Eugene Cordero, Baron Vaughn, Carlos Alazraqui, Arturo del Puerto, Dustin Ybarra, Aaron Abrams, Ginger Gonzaga, Greg Santos, Oscar Montoya, Roberta Valderrama, and Shulie Cowen.
"Dynamite Lady," an original song, was written and performed by Aimee Mann and Ted Leo.
Cut and Run was written and co-produced by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, the inventors of the first narrative fiction podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour.
Director - Alexandra Barreto
Executive Producer - Morgan Jones
Audio Editing and Sound Design Team - Tyler Dorson, Marc Atkinson, Emma Burlingame, Matt Beagle, and Jake Young
Recorded at Marc Graue Studios
Please Note: Cut and Run features adult language and audio depictions of surgery. But don’t worry: it’s lighthearted surgery and honestly, you never even see it. Discretion is advised.