SF – Picture This: BoJack Horseman Edition

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BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and BoJack animators Lisa Hanawalt, Mike Hollingsworth, Natasha Kline, and Aaron Long, and comedians Adam Conover, Emily Heller, and Sasheer Zamata appear at Cobb’s Comedy Club on Saturday, January 28th at 10:30 PM. Hosted by Brandie Posey

Press Release:

Hosted by Brandie Posey, Picture This! is a live comedy show where, in this very special “BoJack Horseman” edition, comedians perform standup comedy in front of an audience while they are drawn live by Bojack animators Lisa Hanawalt, Mike Hollingsworth, Natasha Kline, and Aaron Long. The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react. With standup from Adam Conover, Emily Heller, Sasheer Zamata, and more, and an appearance by BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg.

Tickets available at the link!

Presented by SF Sketchfest.

Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 928-4320

CA – Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie Signing

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Join authors Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, and David Mandel as they discuss and sign Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie at the Grove on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 PM!

This event is open to all but priority seating and access to the signing line will be granted to customers who purchase Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning Wednesday, November 9th at 9am.

Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this book.

About the Authors:
Brandon Alinger is the chief operations officer of the Los Angeles branch of Prop Store and the author of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy.

Wade Lageose is a graphic designer/artist who specializes in the entertainment field.

David Mandel is an Emmy– and Writers Guild Award–winning writer for Saturday Night Live (1992–95), Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He currently serves as executive producer and showrunner of HBO’s Veep.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

QC – Mike Myers Signing

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Join comedy superstar Mike Myers (Austin Powers, Wayne’s World, Shrek) at Indigo on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM as he signs copies of his hilarious and heartfelt new book, Canada.

Event Guidelines:

  • 400 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10AM on the day of the event with the purchase of one (1) copy of Canada; book must be purchased on the day of the event to get a wristband
  • Individuals must have a wristband to be in the book signing line
  • Signature only, no personalization; memorabilia will not be signed
  • No photography

Indigo Bookstore
1500 Avenue McGill College, Montréal, QC H3A, Canada
(514) 281-5549

NJ – An Evening with Will Forte & Joel McHale

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Press Release:

WORD Bookstores and Friends of the Loew’s is very excited to invite Jersey City and beyond to a night of laughter, books, and everything in between with comedians and authors Joel McHale and Will Forte on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

For years, Joel McHale’s stand-up performances have sold out venues across the country, and his role in the beloved cult series Community and as the host of E!’s The Soup have made him a household name in comedy and pop culture. This October, not only is Joel starring in CBS’s new series The Great Indoors, he will also bring his razor-sharp wit to book form with the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.

You probably know Will Forte best as the creator and Emmy-nominated star of the critically-acclaimed FOX-TV’s hit Last Man on Earth, the lead in the cult-classic movie MacGruber, or as one of your favorite Saturday Night Live alums. But long before he became a famous comedian, a single, twenty-four-year-old Forte found his true purpose in life: giving men dating advice. This August, Forte, a forty-six-year-old bachelor, finally delivered his illustrated magnum opus, the master dating “guidebook” 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK.

Join WORD Bookstore at Loew’s Jersey Theatre in celebration of the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK, as Joel and Will take the stage together for a bit of conversation and a lot of comedy.

Each ticket guarantees admission to the event as well as 1 copy of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 1 copy of 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK!

In addition, ever the community advocates and strong supporters of local public arts programming, Joel and Will are thrilled that $3 of each ticket sold will go directly to our friends and Jersey City arts space staple, Friends of the Loews/Loew’s Jersey Theatre.

Joel McHale is an actor, comedian, amateur knife enthusiast, and television host who starred on the acclaimed sitcom Community, the pop culture-skewering series The Soup, and the revival of The X-Files. He currently stars on the CBS series The Great Indoors – his most high-profile role since a breakout performance as Quicky the Clown on USA Network’s The Huntress. McHale has appeared in the movies Ted, Blended, Deliver Us From Evil, and The Informant!, and hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, McHale lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two sons, and many dangerous edged weapons.

Will Forte is an award-winning American actor, comedian, writer, producer and voice actor. He is best known for his work in television as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live”, and as the creator and star of the sitcom “The Last Man on Earth.” The drawings in 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK landed him his first-ever TV writing gig on the Jenny McCarthy sketch show on MTV and then, later, landed him at “The Late Show with David Letterman.” So, they’re not ALL fun and games, just mostly.

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Loew’s Jersey Theatre
Journal Square Plaza, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

 

ON – Mike Myers Signing

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Join comedy superstar Mike Myers (Austin Powers, Wayne’s World, Shrek) at Chapters on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM as he signs copies of his hilarious and heartfelt new book, Canada.

Event Guidelines:

  • 400 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10AM on the day of the event with the purchase of one (1) copy of Canada; book must be purchased on the day of the event to get a wristband
  • Individuals must have a wristband to be in the book signing line
  • Signature only, no personalization; memorabilia will not be signed
  • No photography

Chapters
47 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5W8, Canada
(613) 241-0073

NYC – Norm Macdonald Signing

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Comedian Norm Macdonald (SNL, Dirty Work) appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book Based on a True Story.

About the book:
Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the incredible memoir of the actor, gambler, raconteur, SNL veteran, and one of the best stand-up comedians of all time.

As this book’s title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life—more or less—from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live—until he was fired because a corporate executive didn’t think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir; it’s the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm’s life.

In dispatches from a road trip to Las Vegas (part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he’d lost to sports betting and other vices) with his sidekick and enabler, Adam Eget, Norm recounts the milestone moments, the regrets, the love affairs, the times fortune smiled on his life, and the times it refused to smile. As the clock ticks down, Norm’s debt reaches record heights, and he must find a way to evade the hefty price that’s been placed on his head by one of the most dangerous loan sharks in the country.

As a comedy legend should, Norm peppers these pages with classic jokes and fondly mythologized Hollywood stories. This wildly adventurous, totally original, and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional “comic’s memoir” on its head and gives the reader an exclusive pass into the mad, glorious mind of Norm Macdonald.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

CA – PaleyFest 2016: Better Call Saul Panel

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Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Vince Gilligan, and Peter Gould appear at PaleyFest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM to talk about BETTER CALL SAUL!

Get tickets at the link…

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Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

MA – An Evening w/ Steve Martin & Martin Short

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Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short (Father of the Bride, Three Amigos!) appear at the Citi Wang Theatre for one night only for “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link….

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Citi Wang Theatre
270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-9393

NJ – Celebrity Nerd-Off

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Join Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, for an evening of conversation and fun with director J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, Lost) on ​Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 PM​. This event features the pair in a wide-ranging, onstage discussion of their influences, ideas and creative work. See which geek shall inherit the Earth!

Proceeds from this event benefit The Montclair Film Festival, New Jersey’s leading film non-profit.

Co-Presented with NJPAC

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St, Lodi, New Jersey 07102
(973) 642-8989

OR – David Spade Signs

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David Spade (SNL, Joe Dirt, Tommy Boy) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, November 17th at 12:30 PM!

Almost Interesting is the hilarious and biting memoir from actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live alum David Spade. Sometimes dirty, sometimes just plain silly, Spade reminds us what made him one of our favorite funny people. Please note: this is a booksigning only.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

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