IL – Failure Is an Option Signing

H. Jon Benjamin, the voice of “Sterling Archer” in FXX’s Archer himself, appears at Everybody’s Coffee on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM in conversation with Danette Chavez of The A.V. Club to discuss his new memoir Failure Is an OptionGet tickets at the link…

Signing Information:

  • H. Jon Benjamin will personalize copies of books!
  • He will only sign copies of FAILURE IS AN OPTION. He will NOT sign any memorabilia from Archer, Bob’s Burgers, or headshots.
  • He will only take photos from the signing line.  No posed photos or selfies.

About Failure Is an Option:
You may not recognize his face, but you’ve almost certainly heard his voice. H. Jon Benjamin, the voice behind some of today’s most popular and iconic animated characters, including the titular characters in hit TV series Archer and Bob’s Burgers , has found a level of success that many would envy. But Jon isn’t interested in telling the world about his successes. Instead, he would like to remind us all that failure is also an option. In FAILURE IS AN OPTION: An Attempted Memoir (on sale May 1, 2018), Jon invites readers to embrace their own missteps and the freedom that comes along with letting go of the constant grind towards success. With stories, examples of artistic and literary failings , and a powerful “can’t-do” attitude, this is the book the world doesn’t need right now but will get regardless.

About H. Jon Benjamin:
H. Jon Benjamin is an actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for voicing characters, including Sterling Archer in Archer, Bob Belcher in Bob’s Burgers, Ben Katz in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Coach McGuirk and Jason in Home Movies, and a can of mixed vegetable in the film Wet Hot American Summer. He lives in New York.

Everybody’s Coffee
935 W Wilson Ave, ChicagoIL 60640

MI – Failure is an Option Signing

Join Nicola’s Books at the Michigan Theater on Friday, May 4th at 8:00 PM to meet actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin – the voice of “Sterling Archer” on FX’s Archer and and “Bob Belcher” on Bob’s Burgers, known for his deep monotone voice with deadpan delivery – at an exclusive talk and book signing for the release of FAILURE IS AN OPTION: An Attempted Memoir!

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Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(734) 668-8397

TX – An Evening with Bob’s Burgers

H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman appear at the UNT Coliseum on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM.

They voice the characters of Bob and Gene Belcher on FOX’s Emmy Award winning show Bob’s Burgers. H. Jon Benjamin is a notable voice-actor who also voices Sterling Archer on FX’s Archer and can been seen on Netflix’s Master of None. Eugene Mirman has appeared on many TV shows including, Archer, Inside Amy Schumer, Flight of the Conchords, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Together they bring to the stage a night of unforgettable laughter.

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UNT Coliseum
801 North Texas Blvd Denton, TX 76201
(940) 704-1021

MA – H. Jon Benjamin Signing

Actor H. Jon Benjamin appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM to present and sign his new book Failure is an Option. HJB will be joined in conversation by fellow comedian and Bob’s Burgers voice actor Eugene Mirman. Books sold by Brookline Booksmith.  Tickets available at the link!

Press Release:

H. Jon Benjamin—the lead voice behind Archer and Bob’s Burgers—helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure.

Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he’d like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. In this book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days (“wherein I’m unable to deliver a sizzling fajita”) to his romantic life (“how I failed to quantify a threesome”) to family (“wherein a trip to P.F. Chang’s fractures a family”) to career (“how I failed at launching a kid’s show”).

As Jon himself says, breaking down one’s natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an insurmountable one. Society as we know it is, sadly, failure averse. But more acceptance of failure, as Jon sees it, will go a long way to making this world a different place…a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.

With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can’t-do attitude, Failure Is an Option: An Attempted Memoir is the book the world doesn’t need right now but will get regardless.

  • HJB’s book signing will take place at Brookline Booksmith (across the street from the theatre) immediately following the show.
  • HJB is happy to sign and personalize all copies of his memoir FAILURE IS AN OPTION, but he will not sign other merchandise or memorabilia.
  • Due to time constraints, HJB will not take posed photos or selfies with fans.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

NY – Failure Is An Option Signing

Actor H. Jon Benjamin appears at the Fisher Center on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM to present and sign his new book Failure is an Option.

Press Release:

Oblong Books in association with The Fisher Center presents comedian H. Jon Benjamin—the lead voice behind Archer and Bob’s Burgers—who will help us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure.

Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he’d like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. In this book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days (“wherein I’m unable to deliver a sizzling fajita”) to his romantic life (“how I failed to quantify a threesome”) to family (“wherein a trip to P.F. Chang’s fractures a family”) to career (“how I failed at launching a kid’s show”). As Jon himself says, breaking down one’s natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an insurmountable one.

Tickets available at the link!

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Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

 

NYC – Failure is an Option Launch Party

Actor H. Jon Benjamin appears at the Strand Book Store on Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book Failure is an Option.

H. Jon Benjamin is widely considered a comedy show success, but he’d like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option.

Breaking down one’s natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an impossible one. Society as we know it is, unfortunately, opposes failure. If failure became more accepted it would make the world a different place, a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.

With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can’t-do attitude, Failure Is an Option is the book the world doesn’t need right now but will get regardless.

H. Jon Benjamin is an actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian, best known for voicing characters, including Sterling Archer in Archer, Bob Belcher in Bob’s Burgers, Dr. Katz in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Coach McGuirk and Jason in Home Movies, and a can of mixed vegetable in the film Wet Hot American Summer.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Failure is an Option or a $15 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

SF – Dr. Katz: The Audio Files

Jonathan Katz, Paul Feig, Kate Micucci, Scott Thompson, Baron Vaughn, and Fred Willard appear at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Friday January 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Dr. Katz: The Audio Files launched on Audible this year as the audio-only reboot to the popular animated series from the 1990s. The audio show features guests like Ted Danson, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Audible is bringing back the series for a second season in 2018, featuring Jonathan Katz, his assistant, Laura (played by Laura Silverman), and new guest patients every episode.

Jonathan Katz is an Emmy-award winning comedian, writer and actor best known for the sitcom he created, wrote and voiced, “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”. The animated show aired on Comedy Central from 1995 to 2002. Over the course of its six seasons, the show was critically acclaimed, winning an Emmy, a Peabody and a slew of other awards. Katz is currently collaborating with the playwright, David Mamet.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

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Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

NYC – Galaktikon #1 Signing

Brendon Small, co-creator of Home Movies and Metalocalypse, appears at Forbidden Planet on Tuesday August 8th at 6:00 PM to sign his new comic GALAKTIKON #1!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – Paley Fest 2014: Bob’s Burgers Panel

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The cast of Bob’s Burgers appears at Paley Fest on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM! Panelists scheduled to appear include: Loren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Murphy

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Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019