CA – Hollywood Babble-On LIVE

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Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Hollywood Improv on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:00 PM for live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Get tickets here…

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

CA – Hollywood Babble On Comic Con Theater

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Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith, (the co-hosts of the wildly-popular podcast, HOLLYWOOD BABBLE-ON), present a LIVE performance of their best-selling comic book, BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET at the Hollywood Improv on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM!

The comic book comes to life as Ralph and Kevin provide the voices, music, and sound effects, while the audience gets to follow along as each page is projected up on the big screen. The result is a funny and entertaining take on the classic 60′s Batman series, as TV’s Batman and Robin cross paths with the TV’s Green Hornet and Kato!

Audience members are often recruited to come up on stage and add their own voice talents to the show, and everyone who attends gets a special collectible edition of the comic book, signed by Ralph and Kevin!

Get tickets for HBO Comic Con Theater here!

Stick around for Hollywood Babble On at 10:00 PM! Tickets here…

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Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

CA – Batman ’66 Meets Green Hornet #2 LIVE

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Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith bring Hollywood Babble-On: Comic Con Theatre to the Hollywood Improv on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM for a live reading of Batman ’66 Meets Green Hornet #2!

Tickets include a free comic of the comic!

Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

CA – Batman ’66 Meets Green Hornet Signing

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KROQ Radio personality and comic-loving funnyman RALPH GARMAN appears at Golden Apple Comics to sign copies of Batman ’66 Meets Green Hornet #1 on Saturday June 7th at 1:00 pm! Ralph is co-writing this with geek god and SModcaster KEVIN SMITH (his co-host on Hollywood Babble-On)

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Fatman ’66 Signing

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Join Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday June 1st at 7:00 pm for the “Batman ’66 meets The Green Hornet” Comic Book Kickoff event. BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET is written by Kevin and Ralph and follows in the footsteps of the 1960s TV series when Batman, Robin, The Green Hornet, and Kato made television history by teaming up for a momentous crossover event.

This event will feature Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman doing a LIVE PODCAST as they record FATMAN ON BATMAN. The event will take place inside the Petersen Automotive Museum’s “Hollywood Cars” space featuring the original Black Beauty and Batcycle.

ALL TICKETHOLDERS WILL RECEIVE A SIGNED COPY OF BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET!

Tickets are $40.00 at the link… **SOLD OUT**

Catering provided by Johnny Rockets

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-2277

CA – Talkin’ Toons LIVE

talkin_toons1Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes Jess Harnell and Kevin Michael Richardson to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv!

Get tickets at the link!

Press Release:

The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.

“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

CA – Drew Barrymore Signs

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Drew Barrymore appears at The Grove to sign her new book on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Author Event
Actress Drew Barrymore has always loved hearts and “the way that continuous line accomplishes the most extraordinary thing — it conveys love.” We are honored to welcome Drew Barrymore when she signs Find it in Everything at Barnes & Noble.

About the book

Photographs by Drew Barrymore reveal hearts found in everyday situations.

“I have always loved hearts,” writes acclaimed actress Drew Barrymore in the foreword to this heartwarming gift book. “The way that continuous line accomplishes the most extraordinary thing–it conveys love.” In FIND IT IN EVERYTHING, Barrymore shares the photographs she has taken of heart-shaped objects and patterns she has come across over the past ten years. Some are obvious and others barely discernible. A discarded straw wrapper, a hole in a T-shirt, a scallion in a bowl of miso soup — seemingly everywhere she turns her lens a heart reveals itself. A very personal collection of images, many of them accompanied by brief captions that reflect on beauty in the everyday, FIND IT IN EVERYTHING is a delightful book from the beloved actress and director, who now adds photographer to her list of credentials.

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands for our Drew Barrymore event will be available after 9:00 am on January 15 with the purchase of Find it in Everything. Complete details to follow. Drew Barrymore will only be signing her new book.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270

 

CA – Animated Voices of Christmas

Rachael MacFarlane (Hayley Smith on American Dad!) hosts a holiday musical revue to benefit Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles at the Catalina Jazz Club on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm. Special guests include: Dee Bradley Baker, Alex Borstein, Corey Burton, Grey DeLisle, Anna Graves, Seth Green, Scott Grimes, Jennifer Hale, Jess Harnell, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Cree Summer, Kari Wahlgren and more!

$50.00 tickets available at the link.

Catalina Jazz Club
6725 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323.466.2210

NYC – Hayley Sings

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Rachael MacFarlane (American Dad) performs with Tedd Firth and the BIG BAND at the Highline Ballroom on Monday, October 15, 2012. Tickets and details at the link.

Bio:

Rachael MacFarlane is not just the younger sister of Fox’s billion dollar animation brain: Seth MacFarlane, she is one of the most accomplished voice-over actresses in Hollywood today. Currently she provides the voices for a multitude of animated characters including Hayley from American Dad; Mindy and Eris from the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy; and #362 from Codename: Kids Next Door. Rachael has sung on many animated series including the voice of Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, and Celine Dion among others.

Rachael MacFarlane grew up in Kent, Connecticut with her mother Perry, her father Ron, and her brother Seth. She lived on the campus of an all-boys private school where her father was a teacher. Ron was also a singer who performed in community centers and on occasion, 8 year old Rachael would duet with him on songs like “Marblehead Morning” and “You’ve Got A Friend.”

After dinner, singing on the back deck of the MacFarlane home had a great influence on Rachael’s studies. It was here that she listened to her father and mother harmonize with songs of the 60’s and 70’s from groups like Crosby Stills and Nash, and Simon and Garfunkel. She was also very involved in community musical theatre – playing in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, starring as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and Nancy in Oliver, among others. In the High School Band she played French horn, and sang in both the school and the church choirs.

She attended college at the Boston Conservatory where she studied voice, acting, and dance.

In 1998, Rachael moved to NYC to hone her career – and after a year and half of auditioning, and earning a living as a nanny for a famous Broadway producer, she decided to vacation in California – where her brother had settled, and where he was experiencing the beginnings of his great success. That was in 1998, and Rachael still has the return ticket to NYC.

She joined the Cartoon Network as a PA, and was immediately tested as a voice over artist. Her first big role came during the first season of Family Guy – where she was cast as “Jennifer, the Cult Girl.” That triumph was quickly followed by roles in The Powder Puff Girls, Dexter’s Lab, and What’s New Scooby Doo? These all led up to her starring role as “Hayley” in American Dad.

And so Rachael MacFarlane has remained the “mystery girl’ behind the many animated voices for the beginning of her career – but that is soon to change in a big way. Concord Records is releasing her very first CD on September 25, 2012 entitled: “Hayley Sings” – which contains songs that Hayley Smith will sing on the American Dad series, as well as songs that Hayley would choose to sing – given her character and personality on the show. She is a child of the 60’s and 70’s living in the 21st century, and her music idols include Carole King, Paul McCartney, and Paul Simon – among others. Rachael has re-envisioned some of the great standards written by Hayley’s music heroes – and made them into unique new standards for the I-pod generation. The influence of both Ron and Perry can be heard in every note she sings.

Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
between 9th & 10th Ave
(212) 414-5994

Actor/Comedian Phil LaMarr to Host the 2012 Harvey Awards

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Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce that actor and comedian Phil LaMarr will host this year’s Harvey Awards banquet and ceremony, taking place on the evening of Saturday, September 8, 2012. The Baltimore Comic-Con, which will be taking place September 8-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center, has been the home of the Harvey Awards since 2006.

Phil LaMarr is best known as a cast member of Fox’s MADtv, a sketch comedy show based on characters and situations from MAD magazine, which was found in 1952 by Editor Harvey Kurtzman (namesake of the Harvey Awards) and Publisher William Gaines. The show first aired in 1995 and ran for 14 seasons, of which LaMarr was a cast member for 5 seasons (1995-2000).

In addition to his comedic acting, LaMarr is also an accomplished voice actor for such renowned shows as Futurama, Kaijudo, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Static Shock, Evil con Carne, Samurai Jack, and Justice League Unlimited, as well as recurring roles on King of the Hill, Family Guy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Young Justice, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron.

As a lifeling comics reader, LaMarr says: “I’m excited and honored to be a part of the Harvey Awards this year, and I am looking forward to meeting many of the people I spend every Wednesday afternoon with.”

The change in host this year from Harvey Award mainstay Scott Kurtz was due to a family conflict. Kurtz, a friend of both the Baltimore Comic-Con and the Harvey Awards, will return in the future. “Scott worked really hard to make the show this year, and we all understand and respect that family commitments must take priority,” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. “Scott is always welcome here in Baltimore!”

For your chance to see Phil LaMarr host the 2012 Harvey Awards, please visit http://baltimorecomiccon.com/harvey-awards/ where you can purchase your tickets to the banquette, which are now on sale.

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