Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Celebrity Autobiography

Nice show at the Royal George this weekend.  In Celebrity Autobiography, professional comedians read aloud from the memoirs of famous people.  Hilarity ensues.

After drawing critical raves and steadily selling out off-Broadway for the past two years, it now hits Chicago for the first time.

Who's it for?  Pretty much everyone immersed in American celebrity culture (read: everyone not in Al Qaeda), particularly those of us prone to wondering whether the world needed books from the likes of Miley Cyrus and Mr. T.

Although many of the true Hollywood confessionals make a pretty weak case for their own existence, that case gets inadvertently strengthened, for all the wrong reasons, in the hands of old pros like Scott Adsit ("30 Rock"), Laura Kightlinger ("Saturday Night Live"), Tim Kazurinsky (ibid.) and Harold Ramis (need I even list his credits? I didn't think so).

My Flavorpill preview is here.

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