The tenth and final episode of Teachers Lounge is out, starring the hilarious Jim Norton (Opie & Jim Norton on Sirius XM radio) as the head of security. You can watch all ten episodes of season one on  www.thundershorts.com or on YouTube.

Alec Baldwin joined the cast of Teachers Lounge as the P.A. announcer in episodes 6-10.

Janeane Garofalo, our P.A. announcer in episodes 1-5, was busy shooting a project in Vancouver. We went to Plan B, Alec Baldwin. Several months ago he tweeted that he’s a fan of my stand up. We got in touch with him through Judah Friedlander, who appeared on 30 Rock with him, and he said “Yes.” Insane, right? We can’t believe it, either.

Of course, we wouldn’t have been able to complete “Teachers Lounge” without everyone who donated to our kickstarter. We thank everyone who gave so generously to make our project a reality! We will begin sending out the kickstarter rewards this month to everyone who donated.

If you’re unfamiliar with “Teachers Lounge,” I play the music teacher, Hollis James (co-creator of TL) plays the janitor and some of the best comedians in the world guest star as faculty members.

Lewis Black as the Principal

Lewis Black as the Principal

A school with this kind of faculty would probably be shut down. Luckily, we’re a comedy web series:

- Jim Gaffigan as the Nutritionist

- Lewis Black as the Principal

- Judy Gold as the Gym Teacher

- Dave Attell as the School Photographer

- Todd Barry as the Librarian

- Rachel Feinstein as the School Nurse

- Jim Norton as the Head of Security

- Michael Che as Head of the Gifted & Talented Program

- Judah Friedlander as the Computer Science Teacher

- Janeane Garofalo as the Public Address Announcer

- Musician Ted Leo as himself!

Come on. That’s already a pretty ridiculous cast, and now we’ve added Alec Baldwin!

Please tweet, share and help us spread the word about Teachers Lounge because we are a grassroots operation and word of mouth is definitely the best way to make people aware of our series. Check out and “like” our official Teachers Lounge fan page on facebook, too.

Many thanks,

Ted