Review: PET DICK by Jerrott Productions

Jarrott Productions produced another hit. PET DICK is an absolutely hilarious “audio documentary” that will have everyone laughing. This series is creative, fun, and features the world-class voice talents of some of Austin’s finest actors.

When I saw the pre-ad for PET DICK, Jarrott’s upcoming “radio saga,” written by Carlo Garcia, I knew we were all in for a rare treat. So I asked if I could get a copy in advance, which producer and director David Jarrott kindly provided. I put the first three episodes on repeat and laughed all day. I promise not to spoiler in this review.

The series has a parody of Sam Spade with all the guts you’d expect from a Bogart movie but with a fun twist. The story unfolds as documentary filmmaker Jerry Westler (an enthusiastic and earnest Will Douglas) uncovers a pile of tapes chronicling investigations into the deaths of local pets. It’s 1969 and our detective hero, Jerry Labinowicz (played superbly by Jason Graf) which exclusively investigates barking, purring, or tweeting murders. Graf is a golden-voiced man who fluidly delivers joke after joke with refined grace. Actors who are able to convey a character using only voice are in a special class on their own. graf reminds me Peter Faulk in hilarious movies Murder by death and The Cheap Detective, all convoluted metaphors and a tough vocabulary. In the episodes, Graf and Douglas are joined by the talents of Amanda Cooley Davis, Quick AmberNatalie D. Garcia, Erin Scialabba, Valoneecia Tolbert, Raul Garza, Kelsey Mazak, Mike OoiTucker Shepherd, Sam Domino and Roderick Sanford. Elite acting Austin indeed.

PET DICK has wonderful production values ​​with sound design, recording and mixing by Craig Brock the result is a feast for the ears. David Jarrett’s directing is flawless and reminds me of great radio shows of the past. Written by Carlo Garcia, the series is fast-paced, witty, and charming. Every episode leaves someone wanting more. Jarrett Productions releases one episode per week starting July 7. I can’t wait to see what happens next! I hope you’ll join me in listening to this hilarious offering from the stellar Jarrett Productions.


An audio documentary

By Carlo Garcia

Directed by David Jarrett

New weekly episodes starting July 7.

Tickets: $15 – $18

Marjorie N. McClure