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

MA – The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Hanover Theatre on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a Q&A. Tickets available here…

In this highly-anticipated event, fans of The Princess Bride will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! Journey back to the lands of Florin and Guilder; filled with adventure, romance and intrigue (and let’s not forget Rodents of Unusual Size!).

Cary Elwes has been seen in a multitude of films, including Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Lady Jane, The Crush, Twister, Liar, Liar and many more. Cary is hitting the road to give fans the once-in-a-lifetime chance to capture this piece of cinematic history.

Don’t be a Humperdinck, make haste to see The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes for a night you will always tweasure.

Tickets are $29-39 depending on seat location. A limited number of $95 VIP packages are available and include a meet and greet with Cary Elwes. Discounts are available for members and groups of 10+. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.

Evening will last approx. 175 minutes – 98 minutes for film, 75 minutes for talkback and Q&A.

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The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(877) 571-7469

OH – Wallace Shawn Signing

Acclaimed actor and writer Wallace Shawn appears to discuss and sign his new book Night Thoughts on Friday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM.

Although he is guided and inspired by the people he respects, and despite the insufficiency of his knowledge and experience – an insufficiency shared by most (or all) other humans, Wallace Shawn can’t see any real alternative to trying to figure out his own answers to the most essential questions about the world he lives in. Having recently passed the age of seventy, before which he found it difficult to piece together more than a few fragments of understanding, Shawn would like to pass on anything he’s learned before death or dementia close down the brief window available to him, but he may not be ready yet.

Wallace Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a noted stage and screen actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Gossip Girl, The Princess Bride, Toy Story). His plays “The Designated Mourner” and “Marie and Bruce” have recently been produced as films.

Joseph-Beth Cincinnati
2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH 45208
(513) 396-8960

GA – An Evening with Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre, Toy Story) appears in conversation with local playwright and professor Margaret Baldwin at Horizon Theatre on Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 PM to read and discuss Night Thoughts. This is a ticketed event. Tickets include a signed copy of the book from A Cappella Books.

Although he is guided and inspired by the people he respects, and despite the insufficiency of his knowledge and experience—an insufficiency shared by most (or all) other humans, Wallace Shawn can’t see any real alternative to trying to figure out his own answers to the most essential questions about the world he lives in.

Having recently passed the age of seventy, before which he found it difficult to piece together more than a few fragments of understanding, Shawn would like to pass on anything he’s learned before death or dementia close down the brief window available to him, but he may not be ready yet.

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Horizon Theatre
1083 Austin Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30307

MD – An Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Strathmore on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a Q&A. Tickets available here…

Elwes gives fans of the heroic Westley, Princess Buttercup, and Prince Humperdinck a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the 1987 classic film. After a screening of the iconic movie, Elwes engages in a moderated discussion of the classic scenes, and audiences are treated to never before shared secrets and stories from the set, along with unbelievable antics sure to entertain.

A limited number of VIP tickets that include premium seats, access to a special meet & greet event, and a copy of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes are available for $125.

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Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
(301) 581-5100

NYC – Night Thoughts Signing

Actor Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre, Toy Story) signs his new book at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Writer and actor Wallace Shawn’s probing, honest, and self-critical take on civilization and its discontents. In this stirring rumination, Wallace Shawn considers justice, inequality, blame, revenge, eleventh-century Japanese court poetry, decadence, Beethoven, the relationship between the Islamic world and the West and the possibility that a better world could be created.

Wallace Shawn is an actor, voice actor, playwright, essayist, and comedian. His film work includes My Dinner with Andre, The Princess Bride, The Haunted Mansion, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Clueless, and many more. He also starred in a variety of television series, including Mozart in the Jungle, Gossip Girl, and a recurring role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His plays include The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Grasses of a Thousand Colors. He also co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre with Andre Gregory, and he scripted Vanya on 42nd Street, a film adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play Uncle Vanya.

Special Instructions
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Books can be purchased after signing.

Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
212-362-8835

TX – An Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Tobin Center on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a Q&A. VIP tickets include preferred seating, signed book, and photo opportunity. Tickets available here…

Press Release:

As you wish… join actor Cary Elwes, heroic Westley himself, for a screening of The Princess Bride in the H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center! After the film, he’ll take you on a behind-the-scenes adventure of life on and off the set as well as a moderated discussion of iconic scenes, sharing never before told secrets and stories of the classic film.

About Cary Elwes:
Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film, and has most recently taken on the role of author. Elwes can soon be seen in the second season of Sony Crackle’s “The Art of More” starting November 16th. He stars on the show opposite Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Christian Cooke. Cary also recently filmed a lead in the feature film THE FIRST directed by Jennifer DeLia.

His memoir As You Wish: Inconceivalbe Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride became a New York Times Bestseller. The paperback edition of the book will be released on November 4th.

Other film appearances include director Rob Reiner’s Being Charlie, which bowed at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews. He also recently produced and wrote Elvis Nixon which starred Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon which was released by Bleeker Street. Elwes is also known for his roles in Academy Award winning films Glory, Days of Thunder and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, box-office hits Hot Shots!, Twister, Liar Liar and Saw, and the cult classic Robin Hood: Men In Tights. He has also played popular recurring roles in Golden Globe© and Emmy Award© winning television series “The X-Files,” and the highly rated comedy series “Psych.” Other TV credits include “Seinfeld” and the critically acclaimed miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon,” “Uprising,” “The Riverman” and “Pope John Paul II.”

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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 223-8624

TX – An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Actor Cary Elwes appears at the Majestic Theatre on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a Q&A. VIP tickets include preferred seating, signed book, and photo opportunity. Tickets available here…

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Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
214-880-0137

TN – The Princess Bride Screening

Actor Cary Elwes appears at Jackson Hall on Saturday, June 24th at 7:30 PM for a screening of The Princess Bride! Tickets available here…

Known for playing Westley in Rob Reiner’s iconic The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film, and has most recently taken on the role of author.

Elwes can soon be seen in the second season of Sony Crackle’s “The Art of More” starting November 16th. He stars on the show opposite Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Christian Cooke. Cary also recently filmed a lead in the feature film THE FIRST directed by Jennifer DeLia.

His memoir As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride became a New York Times Bestseller. The paperback edition of the book will be released on November 4th.

He will soon be seen in The Billionaire Boys Club opposite Ansel Elgort, Emma Roberts, Taron Egerton and Kevin Spacey. Written and directed by James Cox, the film follows a group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s who establish a “get rich quick” scam that turns deadly. He also soon be seen in The Queen of Spain opposite Penelope Cruz, which will be released November 25th in Spain, Sugar Mountain with Jason Momoa and Anna Hutchison and We Don’t Belong Here alongside Catherine Keener and Anton Yelchin.

Other film appearances include director Rob Reiner’s Being Charlie, which bowed at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews. He also recently produced and wrote Elvis Nixon which starred Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon which was released by Bleeker Street. Elwes is also known for his roles in Academy Award winning films Glory, Days of Thunder and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, box-office hits Hot Shots!, Twister, Liar Liar and Saw, and the cult classic Robin Hood: Men In Tights. He has also played popular recurring roles in Golden Globe© and Emmy Award© winning television series “The X-Files,” and the highly rated comedy series “Psych.” Other TV credits include “Seinfeld” and the critically acclaimed miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon,” “Uprising,” “The Riverman” and “Pope John Paul II.”

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Tennessee Performing Arts Center
505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 782-4040

NYC – Wallace Shawn Signing

Actor Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre, Toy Story) signs his new book at Strand Books on Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 PM.

The famous writer and actor has penned a new series of thoughts for this collection of essays, opinion pieces, and conversation starters.

Full of life’s most essential questions about our world, Wallace Shawn reveals that even after all these years he’s still left trying to figure out the answers. This book offers a way to express these thoughts and to open a conversation.

Wallace Shawn is an actor, voice actor, playwright, essayist, and comedian. His film work includes My Dinner with Andre, The Princess Bride, The Haunted Mansion, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Clueless, and many more. He also starred in a variety of television series, including Mozart in the Jungle, Gossip Girl, and a recurring role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His plays include The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Grasses of a Thousand Colors. He also co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre with Andre Gregory, and he scripted Vanya on 42nd Street, a film adaptation of Anton Chekov’s play Uncle Vanya.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Night Thoughts 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

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