Thursday, February 12, 2009

Patt Morrison Fri, 2/13



Friday, February 13, 2009

1-3 p.m.


1:00 – 1:40





1:40 – 2:00

Fool: A Twisted Take on Shakespeare

Fool picks-up where King Lear left off—a ruined kingdom, family, and fortune. It's 1288, and the king's fool, Pocket, and his dimwit apprentice, Drool set out on a quest that’s sidetracked by murder, mayhem, and mistaken identities. Author Christopher Moore is here with his 21st-century twist on the King Lear Cliff Notes you wished you'd had in high school.



Christopher Moore, bestselling author of Lamb, You Suck, and Fool







2:00 – 2:20





2:20 – 3:00

Comedy Congress

A miserable, sinking economy, rancorous debate in Washington D.C. and the rebirth of ugly partisanship—just when politics is enough to make you cry, it’s usually best to laugh instead.  Comedy Congress is all over President Obama’s first month in office, and who says humor can’t reign in an era of hope?  The unintentional humor flowed throughout the first few weeks of the Obama Administration, from uncomfortable discussions of “stimulus” in Congress to the ghost of Dick Cheney rearing his ugly head.  Welcome to the post-campaign Comedy Congress—the truth hurts far less when it’s told by comedians.



Ben Gleib, regular performer at the Hollywood Improv; recently named one of “Six Comedians who Could be Comedy’s Next Big Thing” in Esquire; star of the now deceased NBC hidden camera show “The Real Wedding Crashers”; performed on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn”; writer for; and according to his autobiography, a former Lakers girl.



Jimmy Dore, performed his one-hour Comedy Central special “Citizen Jimmy”




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