Digital Gonzo 140: Batman: The Killing Joke [Audio Drama]
This is an audio drama adaptation of The Killing Joke: written by Alan Moore, and originally illustrated by Brian Bolland for DC comics in 1988. In the YouTube video below I have added comic panels from the 2008 Deluxe Edition to make the experience as cinematic as possible.
This show is dedicated to Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, two of my all-time heroes. Their inspirational work is a key reason why I love Batman so much, and their immense talent as voice-over artists is what made me want to produce performance pieces like this.
I hold out hope that one day we will get to hear them perform Killing Joke as an official radio play or better yet, a DC animated film.
All credit to Alan Moore for his excellent writing. The few minor changes I made were to facilitate the audio format. Also artist Brian Bolland whose striking imagery I am proud to convey here.
If you have any other questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you enjoyed this, do please check out Batman: Breakdown, which is an original story written by myself and rendered into an accompanying audio drama. You can find it on YouTube or along with hundreds of my movie, video gaming and comic book podcasts over at Gonzo Planet dot com. As a bonus for newcomers I’ve included the first six minutes of Breakdown to act as a taster at the close of this production.
A huge thank you to my cast, without whom, this would be a considerably less vibrant production.
Cast (in order of appearance)
JOKER/JACK – Alex Shaw
KILLER CROC/TWO-FACE – Alex Shaw
BATMAN – Alex Shaw
FRIGHTENED INMATE #2 – Matt Whetter
JIM GORDON – Matt Ramsey
GUARD BILL – Jerome McIntosh
BOB BONUS – Daniel Floyd
JEANNIE – Sharon Shaw
BATCOMPUTER – Tara Nelson
ALFRED PENNYWORTH – Matt Ramsey
BARBARA GORDON – Lauretta Sela
GANGSTER JOE – Lorin Grieve
GANGSTER JAKE – Alex Spencer
DOCTOR – Joshua Garrity
HARVEY BULLOCK – Daniel Floyd
CIRCUS FREAKS – Matt Whetter
DETECTIVE MOORE – James Batchelor
OFICER BOLLAND – Nama Chibitty
DON SENIOR – Matt Whetter
ROB SENIOR – Andres Rodriguez
GAMBOL – Aquila Edwards
OSWALD COBBLEPOT – Matt Whetter
STREET GIRL – Sharon Shaw
SECURITY GUARD JUDD – James Batchelor
SECURITY GUARD MURPHEY – Nama Chibbitty
CREDITS – Giles Thomas
There will be more adaptations like these on the road to the epic follow-up to Batman: Breakdown. If you would like to be a part of them them drop me an email.
Of course including some audio of yourself performing Batman characters would definitely stand in your favour.