Day: November 7, 2018

Trump: Bad for Comedy? Watch P.J. O’Rourke and Sara Schaefer debate Kurt Andersen and Billy Kimball

Now that the 2018 election results are beginning to sink in, we can all get back to our regularly scheduled ridiculousness. Which means, in the comedy world, wondering if Donald Trump is bad for comedy. A recent debate, sponsored by Intelligence Squared, posed the question. For the Motion: P. J. O’Rourke, Political Satirist & Best-Selling Author, and Sara Schaefer, Critically Acclaimed Stand-Up Comedian, Writer & Producer Against the Motion: Kurt Andersen Host, “Studio 360” & Best-Selling Author, “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire” and Billy Kimball Writer & Emmy Award-Winning Supervising Producer, “Veep” At one point, Schaefer — the only...

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Celebrity Autobiography books limited Broadway run

Celebrity Autobiography, the long-running Off Broadway show that’s also played around the world for a decade, will get limited Broadway engagement over four Mondays this fall, starting the week after Thanksgiving. The show, which features celebs reading aloud and acting out the memoirs of other celebs, will have stars such as Lewis Black, Cecily Strong, Rachel Dratch, Susan Lucci and Alec Baldwin on hand for the Broadway readings at the Marquis Theatre. Here are the announced lineups (subject to change): November 26 Lewis Black Mario Cantone Rachel Dratch Eugene Pack Dayle Reyfel Cecily Strong And more! December 3 Mario...

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