Aasif Mandvi appears in conversation with Reza Aslan on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm! Reserve free tickets at the link…
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Presented as part of Book Soup at the Skirball, comedian Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) discusses his new memoir, No Land’s Man, with writer and scholar Reza Aslan.
If you’re an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it’s a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land’s Man Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through humorous stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father to his high school career as a Michael Jackson impersonator to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl to improbably becoming America’s favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/brown/doctor correspondent on The Daily Show.
Mandvi’s hilarious and passionate description of his journey will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch.
A book signing follows the program.
Watch the official book trailer for No Man’s Land at the link…
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
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A young CIA lawyer uncovers a dangerous worldwide conspiracy, masterminded by forces within the US intelligence community.
Alex Garnett has spent his life in the shadow of his father, a former Chief of Staff and Solicitor General to two presidents who’s been responsible for getting Alex every job he ever had, including his latest: attorney for the CIA. However, a seemingly routine litigation leads to a series of unexpected events, including poison, kidnapping, torture and murder. As casualties pile up, it becomes clear Alex is the final target in someone’s blood-soaked attempts to cover their tracks.
With the help of a neurotic hacker, Alex unravels a conspiracy older than the CIA itself. The trail of clues reveals the presence of unseen forces that are bringing this nation to the brink of war–and Alex’s life is only one of many in danger
Meet the Author
Marc Guggenheim practiced law at one of Boston’s most prestigious firms before leaving to pursue his dream of writing for television. In the past eleven years, he’s worked on such highly regarded shows as The Practice, Law & Order, Jack & Bobby, Brothers & Sisters, and Flash Forward. In addition to television, he also writes comic books (Spider-Man, Wolverine, The Flash), video games (Call of Duty 3) and feature films (Green Lantern). He is currently a writer for the hit CW show Arrow and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
Barnes & Noble – 3rd Street Promenade
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producer/Writer of the Arrow TV show and comic, appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday October 5th at 2pm mere days before the Season Two premiere of Arrow! Marc is also well known for No Ordinary Family, Flash Forward, Eli Stone, Brothers & Sisters, CSI, Law & Order, and Green Lantern! His comic works include Aquaman, Punisher, Flash, Wolverine, Young X-Men, and of course, The Amazing Spider-Man!
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
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Meredith Stiehm, Naren Shankar, David Weddle, and Bradley Thompson appear on June Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 5pm. Tickets are $15; click here to purchase.
Spend your Sunday afternoons learning from the best at the Nerdist Writing Series! Join moderator Ben Blacker as he hosts esteemed panelists discussing topics like different types of writing, how they got started, what inspires them, the business side of writing, and more. Panelists will also answer your questions and give some helpful tips and tricks! This series is a must for any hopeful writer in LA, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit 826LA.
Ben Blacker (moderator), with his writing and producing partner–named Ben Acker–is the creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly staged production and podcast in the style of old-time radio, starring lots of actors you know from television. Acker and Blacker have developed pilots for Fox late night, Nickelodeon, USA, and Fox primetime. They wrote the feature film Drones, a sci-fi rom-com, available on DVD and Showtime in Sept 2011. They have developed pilots for Fox, Nickelodeon, Spike, and USA (twice). Currently, they write for CW’s Supernatural. For more information and pretty pictures, go to ThrillingAdventureHour.com.
7/31 at 5pm
Scheduled to appear
Meredith Stiehm (creator, Cold Case)
David Weddle & Bradley Thompson (Battlestar Galactica; CSI)
Naren Shankar (CSI; Grimm)
inside Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046