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Bob Odenkirk with Jack Black

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March 9 @ 8:00 pm 9:15 pm

Bob Odenkirk discusses his memoir, “Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama.”

*** All tickets include a signed copy of the book.

Join us for an in-person* Live Talks Los Angeles event:

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 8pm

*Limited capacity event 

An Evening with Bob Odenkirk

discussing his memoir, “Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama.”

*interviewer to be announced

TICKETS:

  • $50 includes a signed copy of the book
  • Additional books available for purchase at event
  • Tix also include opportunity to watch the virtual event on Mar. 13 at 4pm PDT
  • Masks required for entry, limited capacity event
  • Full vaccination proof required for entry
  • The virtual version of this event airs on March 13 , at 4pm PDT/9PM EDT. Tickets for the virtual event can be purchased here (includes the book)
  • ASL interpreter provided upon request.

*** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE. PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIRED.

In this “essential” (Entertainment Weekly), “hilarious” (AV Club) memoir, the star of Mr. Show, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul opens up about the highs and lows of showbiz, his cult status as a comedy writer, and what it’s like to reinvent himself as an action film ass-kicker at fifty.

Bob Odenkirk is an actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. Odenkirk got his start in improv comedy in the motley Chicago comedy scene of the mid-eighties and went on to write for Saturday Night Live. He has starred in AMC’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul and written and starred in the sketch comedy cult hit Mr. Show. He has written and produced a number of television shows, including Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show and Great Job!, and directed three films.

“I’ve known Bob Odenkirk for more than thirty years, and yet I had to read this book to believe his stunning career arc.”—Conan O’Brien

Bob Odenkirk’s career is inexplicable. And yet he will try like hell to explicate it for you. Charting a “Homeric” decades-long “odyssey” from his origins in the seedy comedy clubs of Chicago to a dramatic career full of award nominations—with a side-trip into the action-man world that is baffling to all who know him—it’s almost like there are many Bob Odenkirks! But there is just one and one is plenty.

Bob embraced a life in comedy after a chance meeting with Second City’s legendary Del Close. He somehow made his way to a job as a writer at Saturday Night Live. While surviving that legendary gauntlet by the skin of his gnashing teeth, he stashed away the secrets of comedy writing—eventually employing them in the immortal “Motivational Speaker” sketch for Chris Farley, honing them on The Ben Stiller Show, and perfecting them on Mr. Show with Bob and David.

In Hollywood, Bob demonstrated a bullheadedness that would shame Sisyphus himself, and when all hope was lost for the umpteenth time, the phone rang with an offer to appear on Breaking Bad—a show about how boring it is to be a high school chemistry teacher. His embrace of this strange new world of dramatic acting led him to working with Steven Spielberg, Alexander Payne, and Greta Gerwig, and then, in a twist that will confound you, he re-re-invented himself as a bona fide action star. Why? Read this and do your own psychoanalysis—it’s fun!

Featuring humorous tangents, never-before-seen photos, wild characters, and Bob’s trademark unflinching drive, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama is a classic showbiz tale told by a determined idiot.

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Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bob-odenkirk-with-jack-black-tickets-251818886067
244 SAN PEDRO ST
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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