NYC – Mr. Show Creators Sign

hsnBob Odenkirk and David Cross with Brian Posehn appear at the Powerhouse Arena on Tuesday September 10, 2013 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm! Tickets available at the link! SOLD OUT!!

Press Release:

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, the co-creators of the highly influential, Emmy-nominated HBO sketch program Mr. Show, will discuss their collection of never-before-seen scripts, storyboards and unaired sketches with co-star and co-writer Brian Posehn. Tickets are $8 and can be applied as credit towards the purchase of a copy of the book. The authors will not sign anything other than copies of HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!

About HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!:

This fall, Bob & David are finally back together after all these years (and embarking on their first official tour together since a sold-out national tour in 2002 following the end of Mr. Show, their highly influential, Emmy-nominated HBO sketch program) with a collection of never-before-seen scripts that were so funny they made Hollywood wet its ninny-pants. HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! reveals the amazing full-length scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear.

And there’s more! HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! will also include a section of “constructive” notes written by a “studio executive,” a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren’t all “koo-koo” about religion. And last but not least (well, possibly least), Bob & David provide a section of reminiscences to add context and back story on what went right and what went wrong. For the first time ever, take a peek at the scripts that didn’t get the green light from Hollywood and ponder a world we can only dream about.

About the Authors:

cross-odenkirkBob Odenkirk and David Cross created, wrote and starred in the highly influential, Emmy-nominated sketch program, Mr. Show, which aired for four seasons on HBO from 1995 to 1998.

Bob Odenkirk is an actor, writer, film director and comedian who wrote for Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show, amongst others. He writes humor pieces for The New Yorker and is currently starring on the Emmy award-winning show Breaking Bad.

David Cross is an actor, writer and comedian known for his stand-up comedy as well as roles in film and television, including the character of Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development. David wrote, produced, directed and starred in the acclaimed IFC show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of I Drink for a Reason.

Brian Posehn has most recently been seen on Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program and on tour as one of the original members of the “Comedians of Comedy.” Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Friends.

The PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

MA – Mr. Show Creators Sign

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David Cross and Bob Odenkirk appear with special guest Brian Posehn appear at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday September 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM!

SOLD OUT $10 tickets on sale August 20 at 9am

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome BOB ODENKIRK (Breaking Bad) and DAVID CROSS (Arrested Development) for a discussion of their book Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film hsnScripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show.

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO’s classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn’t find the gumption to green-light. Simply put…

HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!

Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects–acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn’t turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads. Hollywood Said No! reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear. This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren’t all koo-koo about religion. Hollywood Said No!, is chock-full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths. We said “maybe,” but what we mean was “probably not.”

Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn’t get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about…and beyond!

The Brattle
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

NYC – Bluth Family Reunion

The cast of Arrested Development reunites for one night only for a panel at the New Yorker Festival!

On Sunday, October 2nd, Nancy Franklin will moderate an exclusive “Bluth family reunion” panel, featuring the creator of Arrested Development, Mitchell Hurwitz, and the cast: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter.

The event will take place at Acura at SIR Stage37 (408 West 37th Street) at 4 P.M. Tickets are $30 and will go on sale here beginning at noon E.T. on Wednesday, September 21st. edit: SOLD OUT

IFC Brings Fred Armisen, David Cross & more to NYCC 2011

Press Release:

IFC’s hit comedy series, Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret will make their first ever New York Comic Con appearances for two back-to-back panels on Sunday, October 16th starting at 11:00am.

Portlandia’s creators, writers and stars, Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) and Jonathan Krisel (Saturday Night Live, Tim and Eric Awesome Show) will appear to discuss the show’s highly anticipated second season and take questions from the audience. They will also unveil a special sneak peek from season two. The panel will be moderated by actor and comedian Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live). Portlandia is set to make its return to IFC in January 2012 with a slew of new characters and notable guest stars along with some of last season’s favorite residents.

Creator, writer and star of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show) will be at New York Comic Con to tell fans about the second season of this raucous misadventure. The conversation will be moderated by actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Jon Benjamin Has a Van). Todd Margaret, played by Cross, is a corporate nobody who bluffs his way into a position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle, and manages to get himself into increasingly outlandish and dire situations along the way. The show also stars Will Arnett (Up All Night, Arrested Development), Sharon Horgan (Pulling), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) and this season Jon Hamm (Mad Men) guest stars.

Be sure to follow @ifcportlandia and @IFCtv on twitter for all the latest information on both shows.

PANEL SCHEDULE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

PORTLANDIA & THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET PANELS

11:00AM-12:30PM

JAVITS CENTER- ROOM 1A10

Join star David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr.Show) from The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Portlandia stars Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater Kinney) and Jonathan Krisel (Saturday Night Live, Tim and Eric Awesome Show)  for two separate panels, Q&A’s and sneak peeks at the new seasons coming back in January 2012 on IFC.

NYCC Adds to Brooklyn Book Festival Programming

BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL AND NEW YORK COMIC CON: A DYNAMIC DUO!

Pop Culture Convention Joins NYC’s Hippest Literary Event, Sunday, September 13, 2009
Norwalk, CT / Brooklyn, NY, August 12, 2009: The renowned Brooklyn Book Festival and New York Comic Con (NYCC) announce that the premiere pop culture convention and its stars will have a powerful presence at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival, which the L.A. Times has called “the center of the literary universe.” NYCC will have its own colorful and exciting programming area at the free Festival, which draws nearly 30,000 visitors to experience readings and panels featuring international literary superstars, buzzworthy newcomers and more than 150 booksellers, publishers, independent presses and literary organizations in a bustling literary marketplace.

“The Brooklyn Book Festival is an awesome gathering and I have had tremendous respect for the festival from the moment it started,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President and Show Manager for New York Comic Con. “We are proud to bring an intense graphic lit and pop culture presence to such a great festival. I am sure this will provide our customers with the opportunity to connect directly with lots of new fans. Plus, it’s all for free! This is a win-win in every respect.”

“These days, Brooklyn is a hotbed of pop culture, high-tech culture, literary and blog culture, ethnic culture, indie culture, and has basically become an international hub for in-your-face creativity,” says Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “It’s only fitting that the Brooklyn Book Festival would form a dynamic duo with New York Comic Con!”

NYCC’s programming area at the Brooklyn Book Festival will include a performance tent, guest presentations, guest autographing sessions and a dedicated marketplace area. NYCC’s participation will be a positive way to spread further awareness of comics and graphic literature while providing free interaction and entertainment for thousands of NYCC fans. The next NYCC will take place October 8 – 10, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC, it has grown from a convention that attracted 33,000 visitors when it was launched in 2006 to a show that will occupy the entire Javits Center and will attract well over 75,000 fans in 2010. For comics exhibitors and vendors, the NYCC programming area will provide a unique opportunity for them to not only have a home that attracts like-minded customers and fans, but to have a central location where new fans and readers can check out the latest in comics and pop culture entertainment. Comic book writer and editor Denny O’Neil, creator Phil Jimenez, and writer and editor Tom DeFalco are just a few of the many popular guests who will appear in the NYCC programming area. In addition to guest speakers, NYCC’s diverse Brooklyn Book Festival programming includes Hip Hop Hearts Anime, a live-performance featuring local DJs which focuses on the intermixing of American hip hop culture and Japanese anime. Some of the companies who will be participating include Captain Action, Midtown Comics, Moonstone Publishing, and Disney Publishing. An additional announcement with more guest names and participating companies will be made in the near future.

This year’s Brooklyn Book Festival will again feature a literary marketplace with more than 150 booksellers, publishers and literary organizations in Borough Hall Plaza as well as panel discussions and readings, a children’s authors stage and special programming for teens and exhibitors that will include bookstores, publishers and literary organizations. Readings are held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, in Borough Hall Plaza and Columbus Park, at St. Francis College and the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Confirmed authors include Jonathan Ames, Paul Auster, Staceyann Chin, Guy Delisle, Lupe Fiasco, Edwidge Danticat, Rawi Hage, Tao Lin, Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, David Lida, Matt Madden, Thurston Moore, Gary Shteyngart, Melvin Van Peebles, Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Naomi Klein, Danica Novgorodoff, Esmeralda Santiago, George O’Connor, Raina Telgemeier, Jessica Abel, Nick Bruel, Peter and Randall de Seve, Christopher Myers, Tom Tomorrow, Mo Willems, Russell Banks, Kate DiCamillo, Cynthia Ozick, Anne Carson, A.M. Homes, David Cross, Mary Gaitskill, Oliver Sacks, Nelson George, Amy Sohn, Jeffrey Rotter, Keith Gessen, Greg Milner, Francine Prose, and more.

Programming will include fiction, nonfiction and poetry panels on hot topics such as: “The International Graphic Novel,” featuring Guy Delisle (The Burma Chronicles), Peter Kuper (Diario de Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico), and Sarah Glidden (How To Understand Israel In 60 Days Or Less), moderated by Matt Madden; “The Great Recession” (featuring Justin Fox, Naomi Klein, Kai Wright and moderator Errol Louis of the New York Daily News); “The Naked City: Urban Realism and the Global City in Fiction & Non-Fiction” (featuring David Lida, Meera Nair, Hirsh Sawhney and moderator Cheryl Harris Sharman; “Literature in a Digital Age” (John Freeman, Dwight Garner, Sarah Schmelling); “Poetry, Pop and Hip-Hop” (Lupe Fiasco, Thurston Moore, Tracie Morris, Matthew Zapruder and moderator Touré); and “PSA Presents” (a reading by the nation’s oldest poetry organization, featuring some of the country’s best bards, including Anne Carson, Sonia Sanchez, Philip Schultz, Arthur Sze and Alice Quinn).


BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival is presented by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council, initiatives of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Sponsors include the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation; the NYC & Company Foundation; New York Comic Con; Astoria Federal Savings; Citi; Boar’s Head Provisions; the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge; and Time Out New York, media sponsor again this year. Cultural partners are BAM; the Brooklyn Historical Society; Brooklyn Public Library; and the National Book Foundation. Programming partners include Housing Works Bookstore Café; PEN American Center; Poetry Society of America; The New York Review of Books; St. Francis College; and The Nation. For more information about the Brooklyn Book Festival, visit www.visitbrooklyn.org or check out the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Book-Festival-Official-Site/20650359836. On Twitter, follow the Brooklyn Book Festival at bkbf.

NEW YORK COMIC CON

The next New York Comic Con will take place October 8 – 10, 2010, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. The show was launched in 2006 and was an immediate success. It has grown from a convention attracting 33,000 fans in its first year to one that will occupy the entire Javits Center and will attract well over 75,000 fans in 2010. It has been ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC. For more information on New York Comic Con, visit www.nycomiccon.com.

REED EXHIBITIONS POP CULTURE GROUP:

The Pop Culture Group at Reed Exhibitions owns and operates the New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and the New York Anime Festival (NYAF). New York Comic Con was launched in 2006 and quickly became a dominant presence in the pop culture world of public events. In 2009, 452 companies exhibited at NYCC for a total of 84,000 square feet of paid exhibit space, and it has been ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC. C2E2, which will debut April 16 – 18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, is modeled after NYCC and will provide fans the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite writers, creators, and artists, as well as to see, hear and learn about the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The Pop Culture Group also operates the recently launched UFC Fan Expo in partnership with the UFC – the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization – and it formed a strategic partnership with Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in 2008 and will work closely with PAX on the launch of PAX East in Boston in 2010.

NYC – Cross Comedy

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David Cross, star of Arrested Development and Mr. Show, signing copies of I Drink For A Reason

Borders, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY, 10019