OR – The Portlandia Activity Book Signing

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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein sign at Powell’s Books on Sunday, March 16th at noon!

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s The Portlandia Activity Book (McSweeney’s) is a compendium of guaranteed enrichment for the Pacific Northwestern part of your psyche — based on their satirical sketch comedy series. Like a cool high school that prefers a sweat lodge to the traditional classroom, this book will expand your mind through participation, dehydrate you to a state of emotional rawness, and linger in the corners of your bare soul.

Please note: this is a booksigning only.

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

SF – Cabin Boy Screening

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Chris Elliott and director Adam Resnick appear with underground drag superstar Peaches Christ on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Castro Theatre!

Press Release:

20 years have gone by since Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick unleashed “Cabin Boy” on the world and it has since become a much-quoted and much-loved cult classic. Chris Elliott stars as ‘fancy lad’ Nathaniel Mayweather, who accidentally boards the wrong ship (called ‘The Filthy Whore’) and is forced to become cabin boy to the crew’s rough and tumble crew. Along the way he meets a shark-man, a multi-armed sea witch, a giant, and David Letterman selling monkeys. Elliott and co-writer and director Adam Resnick will sit down with underground drag superstar Peaches Christ for a freewheeling conversation.

Click the link for tickets ($20)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

NYC – The Illegitimates Signing

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SNL’s Taran Killam and co-writer Marc Andreyko appear at Midtown Comics Grand Central on Monday, December 16, 2013 from noon till 2:00 pm for a special signing of their new comic from IDW Publishing The Illegitimates #1.

Purchase of The Illegitimates #1 is required to attend the event.

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics
459 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10017

CA – Talkin Toons LIVE

talkin_toonsVoice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes Tress MacNeille and Laraine Newman to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday November 26, 2013 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!

Laraine Newman is a comedienne, actress, writer and was part of the original cast of Saturday Night Live! She’s been in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage and has provided voices in Wreck-It Ralph, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Ponyo, Surf’s Up, Monsters, Inc. and more!

Tress MacNeille is best known for providing various voices in the animated series The Simpsons, Futurama, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers and more! Her list of video game roles include Kingdom Hearts games, Escape from Monkey Island, The Simpsons Game, and countless others!

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 – Ron Burgundy Signs

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Legendary Anchorman Ron Burgundy signs his memoir Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM! Special guest appearance by Hollywood actor Will Ferrell.

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

CA – Still Foolin ‘Em Signing

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Comedy legend Billy Crystal signs his new memoir at Barnes & Noble on Thursday September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

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

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

NYC – Still Foolin ‘Em Signing

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Legendary comedian Billy Crystal signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM!

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

NJ – Still Foolin’ Em Signing

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Legendary comedian Billy Crystal signs his new memoir Still Foolin’ ‘Em at Bookends on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:30pm!

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

NYC – Archer LIVE!

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H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates, and Matt Thompson appear at the Best Buy Theater on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Spend an evening with the agents of ISIS in an interactive performance featuring the all-star cast and producers of the hit FX original animated comedy serious.

Tickets: $48.50

Best Buy Theater
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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