SF – Tribute to Ricky Gervais

Press Release:

SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay Tribute to Ricky Gervais, who will sit down with friend and fellow comedy icon Christopher Guest for an informal and fun conversation at the Castro Theatre on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets available at the link…

Creator and star of ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes®, two Primetime Emmys® and seven BAFTAS. ‘The Office’ is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful US remake of a British show in more than 30 years. Considered the most influential British comedian since Charlie Chaplin, Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, with four international tours to date. His live stand up show ‘Fame’ became the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history. Gervais is also featured in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most downloaded internet show of all time. He has written, directed, produced and starred in ‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘The Invention of Lying’, and starred in ‘Ghost Town.’ In 2010, Gervais was asked to be the first host of the Golden Globes® since 1995, for a broadcast seen by an estimated 250 million. He was named in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and awarded the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award from the Banff World Television Festival. Gervais has since hosted the Golden Globes® in 2010, 2011, 2012, and was invited back for a fourth time in January 2016. In 2012, HBO aired ‘Life’s Too Short’ and the third season of ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’, and Ricky wrote, directed and starred in ‘Derek’ for Channel 4 and Netflix. 2013 was just as busy, with an international release of ‘An Idiot Abroad 3: The Short Way Round’, taking the lead role in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ and production on series 2 of the award-winning ‘Derek’, both of which were released in 2014. On April 3, 2015 Gervais reprised his Golden Globe nominated role as Derek, in a one-hour finale special on Netflix. Most recently, Gervais starred in ‘Special Correspondents’ an original comedy film, which debuted worldwide on Netflix in 2016. The film is written and directed by Gervais, and also starred Eric Bana, America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga. Later that year, Gervais returned to his most famous creation, writing and directing David Brent: Life on the Road. Gervais returned to stand-up in 2017 with his sell-out stand-up show, Humanity, which he’s touring worldwide into 2018. Netflix have acquired the rights to Humanity and it will stream on this service in early 2018. ‘Ricky Gervais is Deadly Sirius’ launched in October 2017 on Sirius XM which sees Ricky’s return to radio. Guests on the first season of his show include Noel Gallagher, Richard Dawkins and Professor Brian Cox.

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

NYC – Jenna Fischer Signing

Actress Jenna Fischer (The Office, Brad’s Status, Slither) appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her new memoir The Actor’s Life.

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

CA – Jenna Fischer Signing

Jenna Fischer appears at Book Soup on Friday, November 17th at 7:00 PM discuss and sign The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide.

Jenna Fischer’s Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt.

If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way–an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you.

Event Guidelines:

  • A copy of The Actor’s Life from Book Soup is required to attend this event. Save your receipt as it will be checked in line.
  • We open at 9am. Please do not line up before then. Please be respectful of neighboring businesses. The first 60 people in line (with The Actor’s Life purchased from Book Soup) will be admitted into the store for the talk. An overflow line will be held outside if needed.
  • Personalizations are possible for people who attend the event in person.
  • No Memorabilia.
  • More guidelines to come.

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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Craig Robinson Signing

Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday April 25th at 6:00 PM to sign copies of his new middle grade book, Jake the Fake Keeps It Real.

About Jake the Fake Keeps it Real:
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes a new side-splitting series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.

Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It’s better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.

Featuring more than 160 illustrations, Jake the Fake is sure to bring the laughs with his hilarious hijinks!

Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave. #110 Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

CA – Jake the Fake Signing

Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach appear at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign their wildly entertaining new book, JAKE THE FAKE KEEPS IT REAL.

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes a new side-splitting series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 The New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.

Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It’s better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.

This is a wristbanded event.
A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Jake the Fake from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning April 26th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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

NY – Craig Robinson Signing

Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) appears at Book Revue on Monday April 17th at 7:00 PM to speak and sign copies of his new middle grade book, Jake the Fake Keeps It Real.

About Jake the Fake Keeps it Real:
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes a new side-splitting series from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.

Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It’s better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.

Featuring more than 160 illustrations, Jake the Fake is sure to bring the laughs with his hilarious hijinks!

IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your Book Revue receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

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Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate Joins Planet Comicon 2017

Press Release:

Planet Comicon Kansas City is very excited to announce the SECOND US appearance of Catherine Tate, the fan-favorite Donna Noble on Doctor Who, as well as many other popular roles on shows such as The Office and The Catherine Tate Show. Catherine will be joining Doctor Who alums John Barrowman and Billie Piper and all three will be available for combo photo ops.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY ONLY

Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

Actor and writer, Catherine Tate is well known in the UK and internationally for a diversity of work in television, film and on the stage – in particular, for her own creation, the award winning The Catherine Tate Show.

She made her first appearance in Doctor Who as jilted bride, Donna Noble. She then joined the doctor, played by David Tennant, as his companion for the entire run of Season 4 and for the two-part End of Time specials. More recently, she reprised the role of Donna Noble in three Doctor Who audio dramas alongside David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.

Catherine has appeared on US television screens as Nellie Bertram in The Office, making her entrance at the end of Season 7 and returning for the second half of Season 8 and all of Season 9.

In between filming for Seasons 7 and 8 of The Office, Catherine returned to the UK to play Beatrice opposite David Tennant’s Benedick in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in London’s West End. She has continued to mix theatre, film and television work and most recently took The Catherine Tate Show on a live tour of the UK, playing to 27 cities over 31 nights.

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Previously announced guests include Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Summer Glau (Firefly), Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Ric Flair (wrestling legend), and dozens more. Check out the ever-growing media guest roster at www.planetcomicon.com.

MA – An Evening with John Krasinski

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Actor/Director/Producer John Krasinski appears in conversation with Epicenter Experience CEO Paul Krasinski at the Epicenter Stage on the Seaport Green on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

In an engaging conversation with his older brother Paul, John Krasinski will reflect on a wide range of topics, including growing up in Boston, the creative process, his years on the hit TV show The Office and his subsequent transition into starring and directing in major motion pictures, as well as his desire to be the Patriots’ 5th string quarterback, and more. The free speaker series will also include a special Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public.

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Seaport Green
85 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 851-6011

NYC – Why Not Me? Signing

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Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, Inside Out, The Office) appears at Barnes & Noble on Sunday October 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM for a signing of the Why Not Me? paperback release! This will be a signing only. You must purchase Why Not Me? At B&N Tribeca the day of the event. You will receive a wristband upon receipt which will give you admittance to the signing. There will be no photo opportunity with the author or book personalization. Please call with any questions or concerns.

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Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-5389

UK – Ghostbusters Signing

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Meet Paul Feig – the director of the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie – at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Friday 17th June at 6:00 PM. Paul Feig will be signing FREE posters, while stocks last. Please note: Due to time restraints, Paul will only be signing posters at this appearance.

GHOSTBUSTERS makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

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