About Us



While organizing a bunch of old, hoarded papers dating back more than 20 years, Table Reads creator SHAWN MCBEE created a file drawer for all the old, terrible scripts he and his partner, TREVOR THOMPSON, had written over the years. Closing the drawer with some difficulty, an idea occurred to him: You could do a whole podcast, just doing table reads of terrible scripts and mocking them. Trevor agreed and they began reading terrible scripts together. And recording it. And putting it on the internet. TABLE READS was born.

After a while, they felt like they needed to change things up a bit and bring in some new voices. First their longtime friend and filmmaking cohort, JIMIE WILLIAMS, and then KELLY LEVIAY.

Eventually, Trevor decided to focus his energies on his video content so, though he makes occasional appearances on Table Reads, Shawn needed a new regular co-host. So he reached out to Reddit in search of talent and found a local voice actor and improv performer JOSHUA BAKER, who fit the bill quite nicely. 

Before long, Joshua introduced Shawn to his friend JEFF LEWIS, and the podcast chemistry was undeniable… Table Reads would be a trio henceforth!

For more information on the co-hosts, we will…



A bunch of assholes sit around a nerdy studio and read a bunch of shitty scripts. They talk, for some reason.


I am the guy who created this dumb podcast and made this dumb site. I am honestly very sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.

Shawn works in the film industry, but not in any of the glamorous or exciting parts. He doesn’t hang out with movie stars. He doesn’t get to see big action scenes get filmed. When you see a building explode in a movie? That’s where you’ll see his work. Oh, no, not the explosion… maybe the sign on the store front. That’s his big important contribution to the magical field of cinema: on-set graphics. When they film that explosion, he’s miles away in a windowless office wondering when the fuck lunch is coming.

Having wanted to make movies since he was 3, Shawn enjoys mocking bad attempts at doing so, whether it’s his bad attempt or the bad attempt of someone famous who actually manages to make good movies most of the time. He sometimes does some cosplay, and spends entirely too much time on Reddit, which is where he found Josh…


Oh, hey. I’m Joshua. This isn’t the first podcast I’ve been on, but I’ve been told it’s my favorite. So… I’m living the dream, I guess?

Joshua has been all over the place and done all the stuff. He’s run his own businesses, lived in Hawaii, and been roped into reading bad scripts by a stranger on Reddit. Pretty much the American Dream.

Lately, Joshua has been trying his hand at voice acting and has found a fair amount of success fairly quickly. As such, he’s the perfect guy to bring some much-needed professionalism to this ordeal. Also: he has a beard! Instant gravitas! Long before he was on this show, he did a podcast with another bloke named Jeff..


Oh shit, that’s me! Uh — I’m just over here, makin’ shit awesome.  I always say: You need something awesomed? I’m your guy!

Jeff was trained in professional comedy by a retired CIA operative who was known for using comedy to infiltrate otherwise impenetrable organizations. Jeff’s casual style of sharp humor was honed over years of exhaustive training. 

Or he’s this dude from Alabama. The real truth has been difficult to ascertain. Probably a spy, though.