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4.6 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from klippar

smart, funny essays from smart, funny people, some better than others.
the service was a little chaotic but, all in all, a very good evening

reviewed Dec 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from tweekie

Really enjoyable evening. Not just funny, but great storytelling.

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Review from AutumninLA

Carlos Kotkin's "Funny People Reading Humorous Essays Show" was nearly exactly as described. However, I would have called the show "Funny people reading not just humorous, but laugh-out-loud funny Essays." I would absolutely attend another one of...continued

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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.

<em>The Book of Mormon</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey Straight No Chaser/Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Santa Anita Park's Winner's Circle BBQ Championship Standup Comedian Lisa Lampanelli <em>Sister Act</em>