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SUSPENSE—Episode 6: Gag Reflex

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

By John C. Alsedek:

Boy, this was fun. It was a concept I’d thought of back in 2010 for a different series—basically Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie from The Dick Van Dyke Show kidnapped by aliens. I never did anything with it then but reworked it for this episode as a loving sendup of Catskills comics. This episode is also notable (though not necessarily for a good reason!) as my first real role. Normally if you hear me in an episode, it’s because an actor was unavailable. But this one I actually chose to do!

Episode 6: "Gag Reflex"

Stars: Daamen Krall, Elizabeth Gracen, and John C. Alsedek

A pair of Borscht Belt comics find themselves kidnapped by extraterrestrials and forced into competition in an arena. At stake: their lives—and those of the entire human race.

Written especially for SUSPENSE by John C. Alsedek & Dana Perry-Hayes.


SUSPENSE writer, producer and radio-drama aficionado John C. Alsedek shares the history of early radio and television and the impact it has made on the world of entertainment in his ongoing series for Flapper Press.

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