It's All Been Done Radio Hour is a modern, geeky, comedy live show and podcast in the style of old-timey radio serials. The content is roughly PG-13-rated. Its official website is ItsAllBeenDoneRadioHour.com It is the flagship program and first one created for It's All Been Done Presents entertainment network. The network is a spin-off of this show. It was created by Jerome Wetzel.
The first live performance was July 11, 2015. Regular shows occur monthly, and the troupe also does several special performances per year. The first eight months were performed in the side room at Packrat Comics in Hilliard, Ohio. From month nine to present, the troupe has been based out of MadLab theatre in Columbus, Ohio.
Each live performance is made up of multiple, separate episodes of various serials, which are broken up and podcast weekly. The podcast launched January 3, 2016.
It's All Been Done Radio Hour won a 2016 Audio Verse Award for Best New Show in its category. It was a 2017 finalist. It was named Best Group Break Through Performance at the 2016 OGP Awards. It was a Cbus Top Pick 2018 for Best Hidden Gem.
Each live show is made up of episodes of several recurring segments.
Each individual segment goes onto the weekly podcast as its own episode. Originally, live shows were jumbled so as to spread our less-often performed segments more evenly. But as of the release of Show XVII, with few exceptions, everything is released in performance order.
- Daniel Kravitz, Chosen One
- Itsahlbend Theatre
- Morning Show
- Mystery Dream Team
- Packer & Ratcliff
- Space Dirt
- The Topnotch Tangler
- Universe Journey
In between segments, there are fake commercials to serve as a palate cleanser. While two batches of commercials from the earliest shows were released as regular podcast episodes, most have been put out singly as 'bonus' episodes on Tuesdays with a dedicated numbering system where the # is replaced with C. The commercial segments are:
Currently Recurring Commercials
- Astronaut Jake
- The EPA
- Georgie's Jabs
- Ghost Buddies
- Halftime Report
- Holly Harper
- In Your Windows
- Pirate Jack
- Pymer Labs
- Life With A Voice Actor
- Trent Tushner
Retired Recurring Commercials
Original Troupe Members Still Performing
- Chris Allen
- Nick Arganbright
- Katie Boissoneault
- Nathan Haley
- Keith Jackson
- Chase McCants
- Joe Morales
- Wendy Parks
- Dallas Ray
- Samantha Stark
- Shane Stefanchik
- Seamus Talty
Additional Current Troupe Members
- Ryan Yohe (January 2016-present)
- Dan Condo (April 2016-present)
- Kristin Green (March 2017-present)
- Karen Perta (December 2017-present)
Former Troupe Members
- Katelyn Hamilton (July 2015-December 2017)
- Amanda Iman (July 2015-July 2018)
- Addie Peelle (July 2015-July 2017)
- Virgil Von Hartzel (April 2016-December 2018)
Main article: It's All Been Done Radio Hour guest stars (coming soon).
Almost all of the regular monthly shows have included guest stars. Some guest stars have appeared multiple times. Auditions for guest stars are open to the public on Radio Hour's website.
- Producer / Head Writer: Jerome Wetzel
- Show Directors: Nick Arganbright, Chase McCants, Dallas Ray, Kristin Green, and Samantha Stark
- Technical Director / Graphic Designer: Shane Stefanchik
- Music Director: Kristin Green
- Theme Song Composer: Nathan Haley
- IABD Presents Liaison: Samantha Stark
- Community Outreach: Katie Boissoneault
Since July 2015, It's All Been Done Radio Hour has performed every month, usually on the second Saturday, although occasionally on a different Saturday. It has also performed numerous special shows in addition to its regular ones.
- List of It's All Been Done Radio Hour Monthly Shows
- List of It's All Been Done Radio Hour Special Shows
The Packrat Comics and most special shows have been free, while monthly shows at MadLab and the special ones at the Columbus Podcast Festival cost to attend. MadLab tickets in 2016 were $5 for general admission. In 2017, the price went up to $7 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. The fall shows in 2018 (September, October, and November) had "football season pricing" of $5 general admission.
In 2018, IABD: After Dark launched, an hour-long, experimental, non-canon version of the program featuring regular actors and characters. It is an adults-only performance, more vulgar than the traditional show. The first such event was Friday, 25th at 10PM, and the second was Friday, December 7th at 10PM. It is performed at MadLab theatre, in the usual Radio Hour space, and was a part of MadLab's Friday Night Afterwords series the first two times. A third After Dark is planned for August 2019.