Hello from the Magic Tavern is a hilarious improvised fantasy epic in podcast form

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During last year’s New York Comic Con, a friend told me that I had to come with him to the live-taping of an improv-comedy podcast. I was … skeptical, but went along, as he explained the premise behind the show, Hello from the Magic Tavern.

Essentially, it’s an epic fantasy story created by Chicago comedian Arnie Niekamp. In it, his character (also named Arnie Niekamp) is getting food at Burger King when he suddenly falls through a portal to a magical world known as Foon. Fortunately, he has his podcasting equipment, and a weak Wi-Fi signal from said…

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