Daily Archive for May 22nd, 2009

Bob Odenkirk Signs Here!

Jun ’09
20
4:00 pm

BOB ODENKIRK COMES TO QUIMBY’S TO SIGN COMEDY BY THE NUMBERS© BOOK-ON-TAPE CD
(With Possible Special Funny Guest!)

With the belief that “true creativity comes from simple formulas and the memorization of data,” COMEDY BY THE NUMBERS© BOOKON-TAPE CD! is nothing short of an indispensable audio guide on how to be funny. Prof. Eric Hoffman & Dr. Gary Rudoren first reduced comedy to an easy-to-follow manual in the McSweeney’s humor bible COMEDY BY THE NUMBERS©, and now, for the first time ever, their work has been lovingly adapted to the medium of sound with the help of the brightest stars in the comedy galaxy. Would you like to make your co-workers laugh but have zero sense of humor? No problem! Take a tour of comedy history as you discover the power of such tried-and-true humor staples such as; “#-14-Catch Phrases,” “#16-Clowns,” “#86-Novelty Items,” “#24-Cursing,” “63-Jews & Their Idiosyncracies,” “#95-Pathos,” “#144-The Double Take,” “#82-Movie Spoofs,” “#101-Pie In The Face” and much, much more!

Guest readers featured on the CD include: Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Andy Kindler, Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Walsh, McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers and many more!

The question isn’t, “Can I live without this book-on-tape CD?”
The question is, “How have I lived this long without it?”
Executive producer by Bob Odenkirk (of “Mr. Show fame) will be on hand to sign copies of the CD with a special guest!

For more info on the CD: www.astrecords.com

This event is free.

ARCHER PREWITT SIGNS WORK ON PAPER

Jun ’09
20
7:00 pm

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Multi-talented Chicago artist Archer Prewitt (The Sea and Cake, The Coctails) signs his new book, Work On Paper!

Not many people will know that the author of crazy and perverted comic, Sof’ Boy, is the same man who drew the beautiful and delicate nymph-like girl from the artists’ own music album, Wilderness. But look carefully and you will notice that the most intricately drawn fine lines and dots are mutual features of much of his work; the same organic, subtle, sophisticated and tender sensibility shine through in all of Archer Prewitt’s creations and never ceases to charm us.

This book collects 32 of selected works from a group of minimal drawings he has been working on for almost 20 years.

Foreword by Jim Harris (Courtauld Institute of Art, London).

Work On Paper (PressPop)
Hardcover, 48 pgs, color, deboss stamping on front cover
Japanese/English
Size: 8 inches x 8 inches
For more info: http://www.presspop.com

FREE