Cartoon Art Museum Co-Presents SF Sketchfest Events

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The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to co-present three events in collaboration with the 2017 SF Sketchfest. Join us on Friday, January 20 for Dragon Ball Z Live VR Panel with Chris Rager, Monica Rial, Christopher Sabat, Sean Shemmel, Sonny Strait, and Eric Vale at the Brava Theater Center!

The Cartoon Art Museum is co-hosting a pair of events on Saturday, January 28, including An Afternoon with The Venture Bros. with Paul Boocock, Michael Sinterniklaas, Dana Snyder, and James Urbaniak, moderated by Dana Gould at Cobb’s Comedy Club and Skull Juice Podcast: Trent Live with Dino Stamatopoulos, Scott Adsit, Brian McCann, and musical guest Britta Phillips at the Brava Theater Center.

Tickets are available through the SF Sketchfest website, Detailed event descriptions and direct ticket links follow:

*Dragon Ball Z Live VR Panel with Chris Rager, Monica Rial, Christopher Sabat, Sean Shemmel, Sonny Strait, and Eric Vale
Friday, January 20, 10 PM to 11:30 PM, $30
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, SF
Tickets at the link…

The cast of the legendary anime suit up on stage to take your questions and discuss their show like you’ve never seen them before. Cast members include Christopher Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Monica Rial (Bulma), Sonny Strait (Krillin) and Chris Rager (Mr Satan).

*An Afternoon with The Venture Bros. with Paul Boocock, Michael Sinterniklaas, Dana Snyder, and James Urbaniak, moderated by Dana Gould
Saturday, January 28, 2 PM to 3:30 PM, $20
Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus St., SF
Tickets at the link…

They’re baaaaack! Want action? Adventure? Comedy? Then look no further than The Venture Bros.! A staple of Adult Swim’s animated late-night shows, The Venture Bros. follows the unpredictable adventures of twin thrillseekers Hank and Dean Venture. Join Paul Boocock (Jonas Venture, Sr.), Michael Sinterniklass (Dean Venture), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist) and James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture) for an afternoon of all-things Venture! Moderated by Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil).

*Skull Juice Podcast: Trent Live with Dino Stamatopoulos, Scott Adsit, Brian McCann, and musical guest Britta Phillips
Saturday, January 28, 10 PM to 11:30 PM, $25
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, SF
Tickets at the link…

Years ago Dino Stamatopoulos wrote a musical comedy (or more appropriately a Light Tragedy with Music) about a small family surviving through a cold winter. Think Sam Shepard meets Moral Orel. Although this play was only performed once, in Chicago, it’s being brought back in the form of a musical graphic novel. However, for San Francisco Sketchfest, for the first time since the original staging, Dino and guests will perform scenes and music from TRENT: a light tragedy with music.

ABOUT SF SKETCHFEST

SF Sketchfest was founded in 2001 by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney as a way to showcase the talents of six Bay Area sketch comedy groups: The Fresh Robots, Kasper Hauser, The Meehan Brothers, Please Leave the Bronx, Totally False People and White Noise Radio Theatre. The festival debuted in January of 2002 at the Shelton Theatre in downtown San Francisco and has grown rapidly into a nationally recognized comedy festival that mixes national headliners, local favorites and the best up-and-coming groups from throughout North America for a month of sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy. A favorite with audiences, critics, and performers alike, the festival has grown substantially to become a highly anticipated artistic showcase that consistently delivers top quality comedic performances, tributes and panel discussions. To learn about past participants, visit the Past Festivals page (coming soon).
Audiences have overwhelmingly responded to SF Sketchfest’s diverse programming which has featured performers from every major North American television comedy smash of the last 25 years including Saturday Night Live, The Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, Arrested Development, VEEP, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The State, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Strangers With Candy, Key & Peele, The Simpsons, The Daily Show and more. SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live performances and discussions.

PA – An Evening with Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin appears at the Penn Museum on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM to present his new memoir Nevertheless. Presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia; tickets available at the link…

In this candid, fearless memoir, Baldwin transcends his public persona, revealing facets of his life he has long kept private. He introduces readers to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student preparing for a career in politics; the self-named “Love Taxi” who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything.

Alec Baldwin won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of NBC president Jack Donaghy on the sitcom 30 Rock. His list of film credits includes roles in Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Departed, and The Cooler, for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Baldwin recently garnered praise for a certain Presidential impersonation on Saturday Night Live, which he has hosted 16 times. Nevertheless travels behind the public persona to lay bare the facts of his difficult childhood, romantic and familial struggles, and fights against addiction to reveal the fearlessness and drive that have defined his life.

Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

WA – An Evening with Alec Baldwin

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Join SAL for an unforgettable evening with actor and comedian Alec Baldwin on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM. He is known for his roles in many popular films including Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Departed, and the upcoming animated feature The Boss Baby; his wildly popular character Jack Donaghy on Tina Fey’s irreverent series, 30 Rock; and, of course, for his most recent portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. This event will celebrate Baldwin’s new memoir, Nevertheless, to be released on April 4, 2017. All orders (except Student) include the book. Tickets available at the link…

In this candid, fearless memoir, Baldwin transcends his public persona, revealing facets of his life he has long kept private. He introduces readers to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student preparing for a career in politics; the self-named “Love Taxi” who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything.

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Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 652-4255

NJ – An Evening with Will Forte & Joel McHale

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WORD Bookstores and Friends of the Loew’s is very excited to invite Jersey City and beyond to a night of laughter, books, and everything in between with comedians and authors Joel McHale and Will Forte on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

For years, Joel McHale’s stand-up performances have sold out venues across the country, and his role in the beloved cult series Community and as the host of E!’s The Soup have made him a household name in comedy and pop culture. This October, not only is Joel starring in CBS’s new series The Great Indoors, he will also bring his razor-sharp wit to book form with the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.

You probably know Will Forte best as the creator and Emmy-nominated star of the critically-acclaimed FOX-TV’s hit Last Man on Earth, the lead in the cult-classic movie MacGruber, or as one of your favorite Saturday Night Live alums. But long before he became a famous comedian, a single, twenty-four-year-old Forte found his true purpose in life: giving men dating advice. This August, Forte, a forty-six-year-old bachelor, finally delivered his illustrated magnum opus, the master dating “guidebook” 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK.

Join WORD Bookstore at Loew’s Jersey Theatre in celebration of the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK, as Joel and Will take the stage together for a bit of conversation and a lot of comedy.

Each ticket guarantees admission to the event as well as 1 copy of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 1 copy of 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK!

In addition, ever the community advocates and strong supporters of local public arts programming, Joel and Will are thrilled that $3 of each ticket sold will go directly to our friends and Jersey City arts space staple, Friends of the Loews/Loew’s Jersey Theatre.

Joel McHale is an actor, comedian, amateur knife enthusiast, and television host who starred on the acclaimed sitcom Community, the pop culture-skewering series The Soup, and the revival of The X-Files. He currently stars on the CBS series The Great Indoors – his most high-profile role since a breakout performance as Quicky the Clown on USA Network’s The Huntress. McHale has appeared in the movies Ted, Blended, Deliver Us From Evil, and The Informant!, and hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, McHale lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two sons, and many dangerous edged weapons.

Will Forte is an award-winning American actor, comedian, writer, producer and voice actor. He is best known for his work in television as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live”, and as the creator and star of the sitcom “The Last Man on Earth.” The drawings in 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK landed him his first-ever TV writing gig on the Jenny McCarthy sketch show on MTV and then, later, landed him at “The Late Show with David Letterman.” So, they’re not ALL fun and games, just mostly.

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Loew’s Jersey Theatre
Journal Square Plaza, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

 

CA – PaleyFest 2016: American Horror Story: Hotel Panel

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Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson and additional guests to be announced appear at PaleyFest on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM to talk about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL!

Get tickets at the link…

Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

SF – Judah Friedlander Performs

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Judah Friedlander presents his book of cartoons and performs stand-up at the Brava Theater on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world… And the most humble. Judah is an extra-dark black belt in karate.

Judah is known to comics & audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. Seeing Judah perform live is always a unique experience. He always has new jokes & he plays off the audience making up jokes on the spot. You will never see Judah do the same show twice. Because Judah is so awesome, he’s also one of the most copied comedians. But a copy is never as good as the original. And no one can top The World Champion.

Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Even though Judah has made over 30 movies & appeared in hundreds of TV shows – stand-up comedy is Judah’s priority and specialty. He is not an actor who does stand-up on the side. He’s a stand-up comedian who acts on the side.

You can watch Judah as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” every night in syndication & on Comedy Central.

Judah has made multiple hilarious appearances on many late night talk shows including: Letterman, Conan, Fallon & The Daily Show.

Judah was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning “American Splendor”. Some of his other movies include “Meet the Parents”, “Wet Hot American Summer”, “Feast”, “Zoolander”, and “The Wrestler”.

Judah’s hilarious instructional karate book “How To Beat Up Anybody” is based on his stand-up act, but with all brand new material. He sells & signs it after shows. Judah does meet & greets after every show. Judah does not charge for photos. So, you don’t have to ask Judah if it’s ok to take a photo – you can take one with him, and it’ll be the sexiest photo you’ve ever seen.

Next year Judah will be coming out with both a stand-up album and stand-up concert movie.

With an opening set by Amy Miller (“Last Comic Standing”)

$25 All Ages tickets available now…

Presented by SF Sketchfest.

Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

IL – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Comedian Judah Friedlander (30 Rock, Wet Hot American Summer, American Splendor) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!

EVENT DETAILS
This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, If the Raindrops United from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665 or order the book online at andersonsbookshop.com.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

DC – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Judah Friedlander appears at Politics & Prose on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!

A stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander appeared in American Splendor and is best known for his work in 30 Rock. But he’s not just a multi-talented performer—Friedlander has written the karate primer, How to Beat Up Anybody, and he’s been drawing since he was a child. This collection of artwork and cartoons showcases the visual side of Friedlander’s wit and humor as he takes subjects both serious and silly to new heights of absurdity.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

CA – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Judah Friedlander appears at the Skylight Books on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!

You know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock as well as his roles in acclaimed films like Wet Hot American Summer, American Splendor, and The Wrestler. But long before he became a stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander drew stuff. If The Raindrops United is a collection of hilarious and surprisingly profound drawings and comics that shows a new side of Friedlander’s “terrifically entertaining” (New York Times) comedy and marks a milestone in the career of one of America’s most inventive comedians.

Hailed by Tina Fey as “one of the all-time great weirdos,” Judah’s drawings and cartoons push boundaries, exploring absurdities from American life and sex to history and human rights. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, or the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander’s riotous drawings in If the Raindrops United are laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking, and conversation-starting.

Judah Friedlander was a series regular on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show 30 Rock for seven seasons (SAG Award for Best Ensemble). He won international acclaim for his portrayal of Toby Radloff in the award-winning movie American Splendor. He is the author of the bestselling instructional karate book How To Beat Up Anybody, featuring his photography and artwork. Friedlander is featured in Netflix’s just-released Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and his upcoming projects include a new comedy album and a stand-up documentary concert film. He will be a series regular on FOX’s 2016 primetime animated series Bordertown from executive producer Seth MacFarlane. You can follow Judah Friedlander on twitter at @JudahWorldChamp.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

MA – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Judah Friedlander signs his new book at the Brattle Theatre on Monday October 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes series regular on the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock and stand-up comic JUDAH FRIEDLANDER for a presentation of his book If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons.

Most Americans know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock and from appearances in films like American Splendor and The Wrestler. But long before he became a film and TV star and stand-up comic Friedlander drew stuff.

Now, in this quirky, hilarious, and surprisingly profound collection of drawings, Friedlander shows a new side to his “terrifically entertaining” (New York Times) comedy. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, and the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander’s “Joodles” push boundaries as they explore the absurdities of American life, sex, and even history and human rights. If the Raindrops United is a milestone in the career of one of America’s most inventive comedians.

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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