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Episodes
  • Jun 22 2022

    Roborockalypse is a sci-fi-comedy musical set in the post-apocalypse.
     

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  • Jun 23 2022
    Ely and Father Bright try to have a nice day together until Abe interrupts. And then Electrobots interrupt Abe. Things get messy.
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    23 mins
  • Jun 23 2022
    Ely, Abe, and Father Bright wake up in prison. M40 shows the new prisoners around. Ely meets her god and comes up with a plan to free all the humans.
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    23 mins

About the Creator

Ben M. Waller is the writer, creator, director, and "The Creator" of Roborockalypse, an Audible original series. He comes from a strong lineage of sci-fi-post-apocalyptic-comedy-western-musical writers out of central Florida and he definitely doesn’t make things up to seem interesting. He writes on Star Trek: Lower Decks for Paramount+ and wrote and produced two seasons of the romantic-disaster series Relationship Goals for Snapchat which is still one of their highest-performing comedies. He also wrote and directed dozens of shorts for multiple YouTube channels—most people are divided on whether this is a good or bad thing. In his free time he likes brainstorming ways to extend the length of his bio and when he’s not doing that he’s ending paragraphs abruptly.

About the EP, Writer, and Composer

Maxton Waller is the writer, executive producer, and composer of Roborockalypse. He is a multi-instrumentalist in Los Angeles, California who brings a formidable output and unparalleled work ethic. He has written and performed music professionally since the age of 10. You can hear his work across television and the internet; the upcoming feature from Universal Pictures and Nickel City Productions The List, the Hulu Original Series RocketJump: The Show, Stan Lee’s animated series Cosmic Crusaders, Nickelodeon’s animated series Rainbow Rangers, and literally (not metaphorically) dozens of YouTube videos with views in the hundreds of millions. In addition to this, Maxton has written songs for the Netflix Original Series Marvel’s The Defenders, CBS’ reboot of MacGyver, Video Game High School, Sons of Anarchy, The MLB network, and countless others. He has studied at some of the greatest schools in the country; The Musician’s Institute and the Berklee College of Music. Maxton is highly-regarded for his deep understanding of audio, easy-going personality, and fast turnaround. There’s a reason you’ll see the same studios hire him repeatedly - Maxton is a musical force of nature and he elevates every project he works on.

About the Executive Producers

Starburns Audio is an audio comedy network and full-service production company owned by Starburns Industries (the company behind season one of Rick and Morty and the Oscar-nominated Anomalisa). SBA produces, distributes, and monetizes unique, diverse, and creator-driven audio comedy content from some of the brightest voices in comedy, and in all comedic comedy format genres; from narrative to talk, and everywhere in between. In their spare time, they enjoy writing company bios full of industry buzzwords.

About the Performer

Chris Parnell is widely recognized for his work as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1998-2006, where he was a part of many memorable sketches and digital shorts, including Lazy Sunday. He also portrayed the standout role of "Dr. Leo Spaceman" on seven seasons of NBC’s 30 Rock and starred as "Fred Shay" on three seasons of ABC’s Suburgatory.
In addition to his work as "Cyril Figgis" on 13 seasons of FXX’s Archer, Parnell is the voice of many animated characters including "Jerry" on Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, "Mr. Peabody" on DreamWorks TV Animation’s The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show for Netflix, "Snoot" on DreamWorks TV Animation’s The Dawn of the Croods for Netflix, "Migs" on Disney’s Elena of Avalor and various characters on Family Guy and American Dad!
His television guest appearances are numerous as he appeared on Grownish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Blackish, Inside Amy Schumer, Another Period, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Will and Grace, The Goldbergs and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Parnell recently wrapped production on the Netflix film, Senior Year, starring Rebel Wilson and Alicia Silverstone. His previous film work includes Life of the Party, Battle of the Sexes, Sisters, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Five-Year Engagement, 21 Jump Street, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Hot Rod and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He had his feature film debut in 1996 in Jingle All the Way, playing a toy store salesman opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Parnell is originally from Memphis, Tennessee and studied acting at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

About the Performer

Jessica is an actor, writer and improvisor based in Los Angeles. She starred on the Fox sketch show Party Over Here, produced by The Lonely Island. Other television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sunnyside, Modern Family, The Goldbergs, and Drunk History. Jess has voiced many a scrappy kid including roles on DC's Superhero Girls, The Mighty Ones, Craig of the Creek, Voltron and Little Big Awesome. Her musical sketch duo, The Zach and The Jess has written musical projects for Party Over Here, NBC, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and they created and starred in "Serious Music," a digital series for ABC. Jess and Zach also do a weekly podcast, Off Book where every week they improvise a musical with a guest and live band.

About the Performer

James Monroe Iglehart is multi-award winning actor from stage and screen. Most recently James was seen in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton in the duel roles of Marquee de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson and in the Broadway hit Freestyle Love Supreme. He has also been seen on TV in shows like Netflix series Maniac (recurring), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (recurring), Gotham, Elementary, and Law & Order: SVU. He is a self proclaimed animation, comic book & pro wrestling nerd. He has had the pleasure to lend his voice to many animated characters including Lance Strongbow in Disney’s Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures and Taurus Bulba in Disney‘s DuckTales, Vampirina Elena Of Avalor & Helluva Boss
His voice can also be heard on the audio books Star Wars: Myths & Fables, Cheshire Crossing and the best selling book I Take My Coffee Black by Tyler Merritt. James has also written three comic book stories for Marvel Comics and is one of the co-hosts of the Marvel Comic podcast This Week In Marvel on SirusXM and where ever you listen to podcasts. Next year you will be able to see James in the new Disney Plus movie DisEnchanted. When he’s not on stage he’s usually watching Pro Wrestling or Disney + while just chilling out with his wife of 19 years Dawn and their cat Zoe.

About the Performer

With an undeniable ability to construct and produce remarkable performances, actor/writer/comedian Baron Vaughn is a skilled talent both on and off the stage, as well as in front of and behind the camera. He can be seen acting alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie in the role of "Bud" currently in its sixth season. He is the voice of "Tom Servo" in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 (The Return and The Gauntlet) also streaming on Netflix. He has made a very personal documentary for the Fusion Network called Fatherless directed by Dawn Porter. He's the co-creator and co-host of the acclaimed Comedy Central showcase variety series The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle and the series Call & Response with Blavity and Funny or Die. He is also the host of Syfy Wire’s The Great Debate premiering June 18 on SYFY.
Baron has performed stand-up comedy for 18 years. He has 2 comedy recordings Raised by Cable and Blaxistential Crisis both streaming on all platforms. He’s performed on Comedy Central in his own Half Hour, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. He’s also appeared on HBO's 2 Dope Queens, Showtime's SXSW Comedy, and TBS’ Conan (twice). On top of headlining major clubs and colleges all over the US, Baron has performed at the Just for Laughs (Montreal), Life Is Beautiful (Las Vegas), and the New York Comedy Festival among others. Baron and Open Mike have also toured the live version of The New Negroes to many festivals, clubs and theaters across the country.
Baron has punched-up shows produced by IFC and Dreamworks, was selected for the inaugural 2016 Sundance New Voices Lab, and of course, wrote on both The New Negroes and MST3K. Baron’s directorial debut, the short film "So Much To Do" featuring Toni Trucks, can be seen in the horror anthology, Scare Package, premiering June 18 on Shudder. He has a BFA in Acting from Boston University's prestigious theatre program.

About the Performer

Credits include Dr. Venture on Adult Swim's The Venture Brothers, Arthur on Hulu's Difficult People and Grant on Comedy Central's Review. Creator of the scripted podcasts Getting on with James Urbaniak, A Night Called Tomorrow and the upcoming I Will Never Lie to You.

About the Performer

Maria Bamford is revered for her deeply personal and experimental comedy about mental illness. She starred in the surreal, semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, about a comedian who suffers a nervous breakdown, and is the star of three unconventional hour-long stand-up specials: Weakness is the Brand, Old Baby, and Maria Bamford, the special, special, special! Maria was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She also created and starred in the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, in which she plays all the characters. Maria was also Emmy-nominated for a guest appearance on the Netflix children’s series Ask the StoryBots.
Maria is often recognized for her prolific voiceover work, including characters on Big Mouth, BoJack Horseman, HouseBroken, Teenage Euthanasia, Summer Camp Island, Adventure Time, Talking Tom and Friends, Bob’s Burgers, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots, CatDog and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl. She also stars as Tilly Mulch in Team Coco’s scripted podcast Frontier Tween. Maria played DeBrie Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development and recurred on the ABC hit series Fresh off the Boat. Other TV guest roles include Portlandia, Kenan, Mr. Mayor, and a large recurring part on Hulu’s Everything’s Gonna Be Okay. She is the 2014 winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic. Maria’s late night appearances include CONAN, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her 2019 interview series What’s Your Ailment? deals with the various mental struggles of celebrities and is available on the Topic streaming service. She recently released the Audible Original You Are (A Comedy) Special, a semi-mock instructional book for both standup and life. Upcoming is a role in the next Judd Apatow feature The Bubble and a starring voice role on the HBO Max animation Santa, Inc

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wow

Awesome! Crazy but well done and funny! If you enjoyed this I recommend Heads Will Roll. Excellent!

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  • 06-23-22

Bingeworthy - MUST LISTEN MUSICAL

This series is fantastic and was really fun to listen to. So much better than a podcast… this was a movie for my ears. I binged them all in a sitting.

Roborockaplypse has all the right ingredients. It is funny, fast-paced, and action-packed. Voice and songs are performed by A-list actors and Tony award-winning singers, it is easy to get immersed in.

It totally exceeded my expectations for a podcast. Also, why are the songs so catchy.
I really enjoyed this musical, sci-fi, podcast, and experience.

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Really well done

Lots of fun and twists and turns and music. Can't ask for more. Very well acted and fun to binge the whole thing. Went by fast.

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Surprisingly great

I didn't expect a podcast to give me the same feels as a TV show, but I found myself instantly addicted to this show! I fell in love with Ely and Father Bright and couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next. My only complaint is that this isn't a TV show because I'm dying to see all of it come to life a on a screen!!!

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LOVE THIS!

I listened to the whole thing in like half a day. Thought I was just going to check out the first episode but it was like listening to a whole show in my ears.

The singers are SO GOOD. And the acting felt like I was really there. The jokes were hilarious. I couldn't stop humming the songs after. HOW DO I GET THIS SOUNDTRACK?

Give this shot and get ready to have a great time.

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Looking forward to my long drive tomorrow

... so i can finish this show!!! Its's really funny and the songs are a BOP.

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Wow my first review.

I'm putting it out there. These songs are classics. I'm hoping to get them separately.

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Original, Catchy and Hilarious!

A wholly original musical that will make you laugh and take you on a ride. An engaging story with songs that'll be stuck in your head. A MUST Listen!

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Silly fun

The Robots have taken over the planet, and the few remaining alive are being held in a prison camp where they are about the blown into space to get rid of them, when some humans try to save themselves by convincing the robots to have a MUSIC COMPETITION! If the Robots win, they get to blow up the humans any old way they choose… BUT if the Humans win, they get to go free to seek their own purpose.
The Robots agree, but naturally the game is rigged…
And meanwhile there’s a bunch of other subplots and stuff…
It’s a musical and I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of musicals, with a few notable exceptions. That said, the premise leads to some priceless lyrics. And the robots occasionally break into anti-human death-metal riffs. It’s funny.

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Best show

I love the story so much that I couldn't stop! I am surprised it didn't get much more attention

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  • 08-22-22

really good series,

enjoyed the satire, and the twist of the creator was really interesting, and the backstabbing was quite interesting.

good choice with the voice acting 👍