The Funny People Reading Humorous Essays Show
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Chelsea Handler -- irreverent host of the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately -- is hitting the road for a national stand-up comedy tour in support of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. An absurd and hilarious collection of travel essays, Uganda Be Kidding Me finds Handler detailing her exploits while on safari in Africa, attempting to kayak in the Bahamas and escaping from a German hospital on crutches. She also shares her unique thoughts on etiquette, hot spots and memorable destinations. Handler's previous books, which include My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, have been met with critical acclaim for their comedic voice. Be prepared for a night of laughs when the words in her latest book leap from the pages and are delivered straight from Handler's feisty mouth. Learn More
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December 4, 2010 Lineup
Carlos Kotkin’s father, from Southern California, met his mother, from Mexico, while vacationing in La Ciudad de Mexico. They got engaged after a few days and moved to an apartment in San Diego. Carlos is the only known documented case of a woman travelling from the United States to Mexico to have her baby. He returned to Southern California a few months later (with the help of his parents). When he was in high school, he worked at Sears in the hardware department. His comedy CD Stand-Up & Stories From A Heartthrob has sold over 30 copies.
Annie Korzen is the author of the hilarious and informative_ Bargain Junkie: Living the Good Life on the Cheap_. She played Doris Klumpus on_ Seinfeld_, a popular television sitcom. She has also played obnoxious characters on E.R., Judging Amy, and Hannah Montana, and can be seen as John Turturro’s obnoxious mother in Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen.
Moran Cerf is a Moth Grandslam winner, a respected neuroscientist who completed his Ph.D. at Caltech, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. His graduate work was in Philosophy of Science (M.A) and Physics (B. Sc). Prior to his studies, Dr. Cerf worked for several years in the Israeli high-tech industry as a hacker. Dr. Cerf is interested in attention, emotions regulations, and dreams. His set of studies include examining the conscious control of single neurons in humans, the ability to affect altered states of consciousness as dreams or sleep, and the ability of humans to regulate high-level emotions. He’s got stories.
Marnie Castor is a performance artist, singer, painter, videographer, yogi and owns a dog named Peanut. However, when leaving a social function, she cannot bring herself to say, “Okay, kids, I´ve got to bounce.” She simply can´t.
Moira Quirk´s first role in America was on Nickelodeon´s popular Guts and _Global Guts _as Mo the Referee (kind of ironic considering she knows jack diddly-doo-dah about sports). She hosted other TV specials and many, many live events for Nickelodeon all across America and in the UK and currently can be heard as the fashionable yet nasty Brit Krust on the Nicktoon My Life as a Teenage Robot. Moira has lent her voice to many cartoons and also audiobooks, podcasts and shockingly creepy videogames (she was the maniacal Daniella in _Haunting Ground _and Adriana Livingstone in Mercenaries).
*Paul Morrissey *performs as a comedy headliner at clubs and colleges across the US and Canada. He has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson four times.