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Please note: contains explicit content.

Lust. Lies. Lotion. These are...The Hills of Baldwin!

From the mind of Jordan Black and the hit improv troupe The Black Version, a completely improvised, unscripted, and utterly unwoke soap opera that takes place in Baldwin Hills -- a.k.a. the black Beverly Hills -- where wealthy CPAs live next to big time rappers and NBA superstars. A place where no money scam is too short and no weave is too long. Now, sit back and listen as we take you from crabs in a barrel to…The Hills of Baldwin.

Meet the Bourgeois family, the most wealthy and powerful clan of conniving schemers in all of Baldwin Hills, CA. High above Los Angeles in their palatial mansion, the Bourgeois’ bask in luxury and vie for control of the Fine Swine skincare empire. Dark secrets from the past bubble up to the surface, and before long somebody winds up dead. Who is getting stabbed in the back? Who is doing the stabbing? What other secrets will refuse to stay buried?

It’s like Empire, Real Housewives and The Young and the Restless mixed together, but with even more drama, cattiness, and absurdity…and without a script! The cast of The Black Version (the long-running improv show hosted at the legendary Groundlings Theatre) jumped into the studio without a roadmap or a safety net, to make up an entire soap opera on the fly and off the chain. Pop some champagne and some popcorn, because it’s poppin’ off on…The Hills of Baldwin!

Featuring the voices of these talented improvisers:

Jordan Black (Community, Ballers)
Nyima Funk (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Key and Peele)
Daniele Gaither (MADtv, The Thundermans)
Phil LaMarr (MADtv, Futurama, Samurai Jack)
Gary Anthony Williams (Malcolm in the Middle, The Boondocks)
Cedric Yarbrough (ABC’s Speechless, Reno 911!, BoJack Horseman)

With special guest Wayne Brady (Let’s Make a Deal, Whose Line Is It Anyway?)

Narration by Vivica A. Fox (Empire, Set It Off)

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“[The Black Version] consistently sells out its Monday night slot at the Groundlings Theatre – L.A.’s most legendary improv venue. It helps that the cast is a comedic A-team.” - Rolling Stone

"Black and his cast take particular joy in luring audiences into certain racially familiar situations and then, in a flash, flipping them on their head.” - LA Times

PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Produced by Morgan Jones, Millie Jefferson, and Tyler Dorson
Editing and Sound Design by Tyler Dorson and Nick Stargu
Recorded by Matt Brousseau
Executive Producer Morgan Jones
Special Thanks: Will Rogers, Jessica Mozes, Michelle Postelle, Beverly See, Matt Beagle, and Molly Bolten
Presented by Audible Originals and Audible Comedy

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 10 episodes to your Library now.

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

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Loved and re-played it a number of times!!

Really funny stuff, hope they make season 2. I need more of the hills lol

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So funny!

Great acting. The improvisation is hilarious so witty and the actors just bounce of each other. I’m addicted at this point

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Laugh out loud hilarity

This was a great light listen. Truly funny, it didn't take itself seriously at all. The Voice actors were great, I can't imagine how many takes they must have needed for some scenes. I would have to do what I was doing sometimes to just laugh. I hope there's another series!

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Hilarious!

This was The funniest thing I've listened to! The fact that it's all improv is unbelievable. I didn't stop laughing, wish there was more! Bravo!

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I could not get past the introduction.

I had no chance to get into the story because I hated it from the get go. Sorry. not for me.

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Just listen and try to understand 😂

I really hope it will be renewed for season 2 I don't know what I was expecting but it was funny and I need more

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Stupidly funny

I didn't wanna like this....it seemed really corny. But it's hilarious. Made my work day fly by with fits of giggles

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Brilliant

Outrageous and uproarious fun. Great improvisation. Had me laughing out loud. Well worth a listen

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awful

Could have been so much better it wasn't improvised. A real shame for a black show