We’ve got big news, folks! Seriously, this is BIG. Let’s take a moment. Okay… ready?

Alec Baldwin has joined the cast of Teachers Lounge for the next five episodes as the P.A. announcer!!! “What?!! How did that happen?” We asked him and he said “Yes!”

Janeane Garofalo, our P.A. announcer in the first five episodes, is shooting a project in Vancouver and was unable to record. So we decided to reach out to Alec Baldwin, who had tweeted that he is a fan of my comedy. We took a shot and he said “Yes.” Insane, right? We can’t believe it, either.

This week musician Ted Leo (of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists as well as The Both) joins us in the Teachers Lounge!

Watch episodes 1-8 of Teachers Lounge now on www.thundershorts.com.

We wouldn’t have been able to complete “Teachers Lounge” without everyone who donated to our kickstarter. We thank everyone who donated so generously to our project!

In the series, I play the music teacher, my friend Hollis James (co-creator of TL) plays the janitor and some of the very 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.

Many thanks,

Ted