Aasif Mandvi appears in conversation with Reza Aslan on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm! Reserve free tickets at the link…
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Presented as part of Book Soup at the Skirball, comedian Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) discusses his new memoir, No Land’s Man, with writer and scholar Reza Aslan.
If you’re an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it’s a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land’s Man Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through humorous stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father to his high school career as a Michael Jackson impersonator to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl to improbably becoming America’s favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/brown/doctor correspondent on The Daily Show.
Mandvi’s hilarious and passionate description of his journey will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch.
A book signing follows the program.
Watch the official book trailer for No Man’s Land at the link…
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Come see the writers of Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” tell all in this night of storytelling on Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Are they as f*cked up as you think they are? Come to find out!
Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken, Just for Laughs)
Matthew Beans (Robot Chicken, Mad)
Mehar Sethi (Robot Chicken, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Erik Weiner (Robot Chicken, Boardwalk Empire)
Douglas Goldstein (Co-Head Writer of Robot Chicken)
Jason Reich (Robot Chicken, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)
$8 online / $10 at the door
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Stephen Colbert signs at Politics & Prose on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm!
Colbert’s latest critique finds America no less great for having lost its edge in certain sectors, such as economics and manufacturing—and maybe foreign relations and healthcare. Come meet one of TV’s most astute pundits for a signing of his new book.
To enter the signing line you must have a ticket.
A signing line ticket is free with the purchase of AMERICA AGAIN from Politics & Prose. One signing line ticket per adult.
Colbert will not pose for photographs.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
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Stephen Colbert signs at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM!
About the Author:
Stephen Colbert was The Daily Show’s longest-running and most diverse correspondent. His personality, insight and overall rightness could only lead to The Colbert Report, a half-hour nightly platform for him to give his take on the issues of the day, and, more importantly, to tell you why everyone else’s take is just plain wrong. The show has been hugely successful.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
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John Hodgman appears on Tuesday, November 15 at 6pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre!
To attend this event, you MUST, MUST purchase a copy of That Is All at Brookline Booksmith or online. That book purchase entitles you to one (1) free ticket. Online book & ticket orders must be paid in full online. If you have purchased a copy of That Is All, ONE additional ticket may be ordered online as well for $5. You may also call 617-566-6660 or drop by the Booksmith (279 Harvard St., Brookline) to purchase books & tickets.
THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. However, there will be a standby line forming at the Coolidge at 5:30 for any unclaimed tickets. Also, the book signing, which will take place at about 7p.m. at the Booksmith, is open to all.
Brookline welcomes back its native son for his newest book of witticisms. That Is All follows in the footsteps of such monumental tomes as The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require and may, in fact, be the last book you ever need. Comedian, Daily Show commentator and occasional anthropomorphic PC, John Hodgman will be joined by awesome and as-yet unnamed friends. You’re welcome.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
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Comedians Sara Benincasa, Kurt Braunohler, Victor Varnado, and The Daily Show’s Elliott Kalan sign Shame Itself on Wednesday, November 2 beginning at 6:00pm ! Joining them are some of the book’s great creators including editor Tom Brennan, cartoonists Stephanie Buscema, Jacob Chabot, Dean Haspiel, Michael Kupperman and more! Wow!
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
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Jon Stewart signs on Monday September 27, 2010 at 8:00 PM
In his follow-up to America (The Book), the popular host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810
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Olivia Munn signs on Thursday July 15, 2010 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble.
About this Author
Olivia Munn is an actress, comedian and television host, best known for being the face of the G4 network. She co-hosts,”Attack of the Show,” the network’s flagship program. Because of AOTS, she has established herself as an entertainer who attracts both male and female viewers and fans. Her ability to be candid, sarcastic and honest has endeared her to countless fans of her television work and her website. Olivia’s frequent comedy skits are G4’s calling card, and has helped her online profile, where every video garners thousands of views.
Barnes and Noble
7700 West Northwest Hwy. Ste. 300, Dallas, TX 75225
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JON STEWART RETURNS TO BEA STAGE WHERE HE WILL INTRODUCE CONDOLEEZZA RICE AND OTHERS!
Sarah Ferguson, John Grisham, Sara Gruen, and Christopher Hitchens are Among Authors Headlining Special Events
Norwalk, CT, March 4, 2010: BookExpo America (BEA) has today announced that Jon Stewart will return to BEA in 2010 where he will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Author Breakfast on Thursday, May 27. Mr. Stewart’s first appearance at BEA was in 2004 and his humor as well as his rapport with the audience is fondly remembered as a stand out moment at a BEA Author Breakfast. Among other notable luminaries, Mr. Stewart will be introducing Condoleezza Rice who has written a family memoir which will be published in October, 2010. The speaker program is a highlight of BEA activity and it brings considerable attention to new books by famous personalities and accomplished writers from the worlds of literature, film, politics, comedy and a range of other fields of endeavor. The other speakers who will be featured in the special events program include Cory Doctorow, Sarah Ferguson, William Gibson, John Grisham, Sara Gruen, Christopher Hitchens, Patton Oswalt, Richard Peck, Mitali Perkins, and Mary Roach.
BEA will be taking place over two days this year, and it will occur in mid-week. The dates for the Breakfasts and Lunch are: Children’s Author Breakfast, Wednesday, May 26; Adult Author Breakfast, Thursday, May 27; and Adult Author Lunch, Thursday, May 27. Officials note that an Opening Night Reception is planned for Tuesday evening May 25 at 6pm, and the show’s traditional evening of entertainment (i.e. BEA’s “Saturday Night”) on behalf of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Get Caught Reading Campaign, is also planned to take place on Tuesday, May 25. It will occur at Town Hall at 9:00pm. Details on these two events will be forthcoming in the near future.
“I am amazed by the exceptional array of talent and distinguished public figures who have made themselves available to speak at BEA,” notes Steven Rosato, Event Director for Book Expo America. “We are incredibly fortunate to have these authors assembled at our show and I know that will be a great draw for BEA and will ensure that these events will sell out. Above all, I am thankful to the publishers who support us, and who bring their authors to BEA so that we might all enjoy meeting them, and hearing what they have to say. It’s a very unique and special opportunity for anyone who is part of the book industry and who attends BEA.”
Officials note that despite the fact that the convention will have one less Author Breakfast this year due to the shortened schedule, there will be more author programming than ever before. After a successful debut last year, the Author Stages will return to the convention floor and a new stage has been added so that there will now be a Downtown Stage, an Uptown Stage and a Midtown Stage. Programming for the Author Stages will be worked on and confirmed through the coming two months (March and April). “Our focus remains on quality vs. quantity,” Rosato states. “Certainly, the Author Breakfasts and Lunch are a reflection of the quality events that we can deliver based on the wealth of talent that is delivered to us from publishers. The Author Stages proved to be a fantastic opportunity last year for showcasing authors from all walks of life in an intimate setting for booksellers and the media. I know that we will have amazing content and dialogue on all three stages. It will be jam packed!”
The line up of speakers and events includes:
WEDNESDAY, May 26, 2010
8:00AM-9:30AM CHILDREN’S BOOK & AUTHOR BREAKFAST (Special Events Hall)
Presented in cooperation with the Children’s Booksellers and Publishers Committee [A cooperative committee of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), and the Children’s Book Council (CBC)] this opening-day breakfast will feature Cory Doctorow, author of For the Win (Tor Books / Tor Teen); Mitali Perkins, author of Bamboo People (Charlesbridge); and Richard Peck, author of Three Quarters Dead (Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers). Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and author of Helping Hand Books: Emily’s First Day at School (Sterling Children’s Books) will be the Master of Ceremonies.
THURSDAY, May 27, 2010
8:00AM-9:30AM THURSDAY BOOK & AUTHOR BREAKFAST (Special Events Hall)
Thursday morning will feature Condoleezza Rice, author of Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (Crown); John Grisham, title TK (Doubleday); and Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (W.W. Norton). Jon Stewart, author (along with the writers of The Daily Show) of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race (Grand Central Publishing) will be the Master of Ceremonies.
12PM-2PM THURSDAY BOOK & AUTHOR LUNCHEON (Special Events Hall)
This year’s lunch will feature Christopher Hitchens, author of Hitch-22: A Memoir (Twelve/Hachette Book Group USA); Sara Gruen, author of Ape House (Spiegel & Grau); and William Gibson, author of Zero History (G.P. Putnam’s Sons). Patton Oswalt, author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (Scribner) will be the Master of Ceremonies.
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