Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco, and Dan Parsons appear on a panel moderated by Andrew Farago at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link… *Premium tickets include a private post-event signing with the panelists.
Calling all benders! Go behind the scenes of The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender with special guests voice actors Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco and Avatar: Legacy illustrator Dan Parsons. Cosplay highly encouraged! All ages welcome.
Janet Varney (voice of Korra) is a comedian, actor, writer and producer known for her roles as Becca on FX’s You’re the Worst and as the host of TBS’s Dinner and a Movie. She is also known in San Francisco as the founder of the annual comedy festival San Francisco Sketchfest.
John Michael Higgins (voice of Varrick) is an actor and voice actor whose credits include Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries, Pitch Perfect, Yes Man, Bad Teacher, and many other films and television shows.
Mindy Sterling (voice of Lin Beifong) is known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers films as well as roles in Con Man, Legit, Chowder, iCarly and Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm.
Dante Basco (voice of Zuko and General Iroh) is known for his role as Rufio in the 1991 film Hook. He was also the voice of Jake Long in the Disney series American Dragon: Jake Long.
Dan Parsons (illustrator of Avatar: Legacy) is an illustrator and comic book artist who is best known for his work on Star Wars comics and Game of Thrones.
Andrew Farago (moderator) is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum and the author of many books on cartooning including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Julie Klausner & Billy Eichner appear with moderator Caryn James at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm for a Difficult People talk and advance screening.
Two aspiring NYC comedians who aren’t living up to their potential, hate just about everything and everyone — except for each other.
That’s the hilarious journey of creator, writer, Executive Producer and star Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?) and co-star Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) on Hulu’s hit comedy series Difficult People. Laugh your way through an advance screening of an episode from Season 2, then hear from these two funny people about playing wayward versions of themselves on their painfully comic, Amy Poehler-produced show.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
“The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” Nickelodeon’s beloved show, which ran in different incarnations between 1989 and 1996, follows two brothers, both named Pete, and their adventures in the town of Wellsville, New York. Surreal, hilarious, and touching, the show has a rabid following and an eclectic list of guest stars, like Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Chris Elliott, Gordan Gano, Debbie Harry, LL Cool J, Ann Magnuson, Marshall Crenshaw and Selma Blair.
After a sold-out 20th anniversary show in 2013, Pete and Pete returns with cast members Michael C. Maronna (Big Pete Wrigley), Danny Tamberelli (Little Pete Wrigley), Toby Huss (Artie, the Strongest Man in the World), Alison Fanelli (Ellen Josephine Hickle), Rick Gomez (Endless Mike), Pete & Pete house band leader Mark Mulcahy, and series creators Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb, for a night of clips, conversation, music, scene readings and more on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM! $30 All Ages
Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!
Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Jay Howell (Sanjay and Craig, Bob’s Burgers) appears at Secret Headquarters on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM for an art exhibition and signing!
The Punks Git Cut zine anthology gathers all of artist Jay Howell’s highly sought-after mini comics, zines, rare one-offs, and select paintings into one glorious 420-page collection. Howell’s decidedly west coast aesthetic celebrating life-affirming subjects like skateboarding, buddies, sex, dogs, and parties will convert even the most resolute misanthropes. This book includes Punks Git Cut, The Dark Wave, Let Me Tell You Where/Where Not To Stick It, Dogs and Dog Information, Pages from Books Vol. 1, Wicked Wendy, Wild Wolf and Other Fun Drawings, and more.
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Comedian/actor Aziz Ansari (star of Parks & Recreation and Funny People) appears at the Sanders Theatre on Friday July 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM to present his new book MODERN ROMANCE!
45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Actor/comedian Aziz Ansari appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at noon to sign his new book Modern Romance!
Modern Romance combines Aziz Ansari’s irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to give us a tour of our new romantic world. An exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices.
Books must be purchased at this Barnes & Noble location for attendance and priority seating.
About this Author
Aziz Ansari is a stand-up comedian and an actor. He is on his fourth major stand-up tour, which was filmed for his next stand-up special, “Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden.” His last special, “Buried Alive,” premiered on Netflix in 2013. He currently stars as Tom Haverford on the Emmy-nominated comedy Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler and other great people. He’s appeared in several films as well, including This Is the End, Funny People, and 30 Minutes or Less.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Daniel Clowes, Lisa Congdon, Lisa Hanawalt, and Jay Howell appear at Hellion Gallery on Friday, April 17th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm! RSVP on Facebook!
Linework NW is back for round 2! Come celebrate the triumphant return of Portland’s premier comics and illustration festival at our opening reception on Friday, April 17th at Hellion Gallery from 6:00-10:00pm. Enjoy beer by the local brew heroes at Gigantic while perusing prints and original work from our esteemed special guests:
one of the great voices of contemporary American literature and a legendary artist and draftsman. Clowes is the creator of Eightball, an anthology of personal work that consistently raised the bar of comics art and literature over its impressive 17–year run. It was in these pages that many of Clowes’ graphic novels were first serialized, including Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, David Boring, and Ghost World, which was adapted to film by Terry Zwigoff in 2001 with an Academy Award nominated screenplay by Clowes. Linework NW is extraordinarily honored to be hosting the official world premiere of The Complete Eightball 1–18 (Fantagraphics Books) at our festival.
a prolific cartoonist and illustrator known for her colorful and hilarious work. A Co-Producer and Production Designer of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, Hanawalt is also a frequent contributor to publications such as The Believer, Lucky Peach magazine, and The New York Times, and the author of the collection My Dirty Dumb Eyes (Drawn and Quarterly). A prolific and wide-ranging creator, Hanawalt also serves as co-host of the bi-weekly podcast Baby Geniuses with comedian Emily Heller. Lisa Hanawalt will make you blush, through either the sheer beauty of her craft, or her deft ability to tell dirty jokes.
an animator, illustrator, and character designer whose work can be seen everywhere from Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig (where Howell serves as Executive Producer, Co-Creator, and Art Director) and Fox’s Bob’s Burgers to fine art galleries such as Slow Culture and FFDG. Well known for his distinctive drawings of spindly-legged punks, dogs, skateboards, and cool times, Howell is also the creator and animator of the Classic Tales series of interviews from Vans. With a body of work that evokes both simple beauty and thrashing chaos, Jay Howell is a champion to professional artists and those who doodle in the margins of notebooks alike.
a fine artist, author, and illustrator who well-known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, and hand lettering. A self-described “late bloomer,” Congdon began her artistic career after working for years as an educator and has achieved extraordinary success, working with an array of high-profile clients including MoMA, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and the Obama campaign. Lisa is also the author of many books, including Art, Inc; Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip, and A Collection a Day. Her latest book, Fortune Favors the Brave (Chronicle) will be released later this year. Congdon’s background as an educator continues to influence her artistic practice. She has made a name for herself as a guide and inspiration to those following their passion and pursuing a career in art.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information about the festival, please visit www.lineworknw.com
19 NW 5th Ave, Suite #208, Portland OR 97209
Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser, H. Jon Benjamin, Maeve Higgins, Dan Boulger, and more appear at the Shubert Theater on Friday April 17th at 8:00 PM as part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival! Get tickets at the link!
Pretty Good Friends is a Brooklyn-based comedy collective created by long-time collaborators Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith Clem. Their eponymous standup comedy show is hosted by Eugene Mirman, and features his funniest and most talented friends. Pretty Good Friends has appeared at SF Sketchfest, SXSW, Just For Laughs and had its own 10-night run at the Soho Theater in London, as well as its own tour in the U.S. The show was named “New York’s Best Indie Comedy Night” by New York Magazine, who called it: “The best mix of format and talent for a comedy show… screwball stand-up, stories, skits, and short films.”
265 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
January 22, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Other, Pennsylvania, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Wisconsin
Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.
By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!
Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.
VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!
*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.
The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA
Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, Tom Snyder plus patients Ron Funches, Pete Holmes, Andy Kindler, and more appear on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm!
Dr. Katz Live is a stage variation of the animated show, “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist,” created by Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder for Comedy Central. It premiered twenty years ago in May of 1995, earning the network its first Emmy and Peabody awards and introducing the term “squigglevision” to the English language. The show has rightfully gone on to become a cult classic.
The live version (much like the cartoon version) of Dr. Katz, brings well-known standups to the good doctor’s couch, using the quirks and idiosyncrasies of their comedy acts to analyze their various conflicted issues. The stage version also finds Dr. Katz in therapy with his own shrink, Dr. Snyder. H. Jon Benjamin revives his role as Dr. Katz’s son, Ben. Guest patients for this special anniversary celebration include Ron Funches, Pete Holmes and Andy Kindler, with more surprise patients yet to be announced. $35 All Ages
Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!
Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102