Comedian and Best-Selling Author Greg Behrendt at Cobb's
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The last date listed for Comedian and Bestselling Author Greg Behrendt was Saturday February 21, 2009 / 10:15pm.
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Greg Behrendt was named one of _Variety_’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2001.
Comedian Greg Behrendt is the co-author of the two-million-copy bestseller about relationships He’s Just Not That Into You. Co-authored with “Sex and the City” story editor Liz Tuccillo, the book became the publishing phenomenon of the year after its release in September 2004. The book shot to the #1 slot on the bestseller lists worldwide, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Oprah Winfrey devoted two shows to Greg and the book’s simple, but powerful message. Behrendt also made numerous television appearances including NBC’s “Today Show,” “20/20” and “Larry King Live” on CNN. After a fierce bidding war, New Line Cinema acquired the film rights to “He’s Just Not That Into You” with the co-authors penning the script.
In 2005, Behrendt, with his wife and co-author Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt, released a follow-up relationship book through Broadway Books/Random House. Offering straight talk, tough love, and hilarious (yet useful) tips on how to survive and get over break-ups, the book, titled It’s Called a Break-Up Because It’s Broken, immediately jumped to the top of the book charts again. The book climbed the bestseller lists, including the Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and The New York Times. They are currently working on their next book, entitled It’s Just A Bleeping Date, due to hit bookstands in September 2007.
Warner Bros. released Behrendt’s debut DVD, “Greg Behrendt Is Uncool,” which is the follow-up to his comedy CD entitled “Uncool.” “Uncool” is the examination of a rocker-turned-suburban Dad struggling to hang on to his last threads of coolness. It explores the evolution of the male psyche while bucking the conventional entry into maturity. Behrendt brings his deepest, darkest fears of becoming a no-longer-relevant Gen-Xer to the surface, deconstructs the notion of “cool” and offers in its place a new definition for adulthood.
Behrendt hosted the self-titled “The Greg Behrendt Show” for Sony Pictures Television, which premiered in September 2006. The show features Behrendt’s signature humor and advice when it comes to all kinds of relationships — including those with family, friends, romantic partners and relationships in the workplace. He has also signed on with ABC to create a prime-time reality show called “Greg Behrendt’s Wake-Up Call” that will propel him further into the enigmatic world of relationships.
Performing his first stand-up sets in his early 20s, Behrendt spent the first six years of his comedy career thinking of stand-up as his side gig as he slugged it out in a series of doomed alternative rock bands. He made the decision to quit his band (after they fired him) and devote his full-time efforts to becoming a successful comic. Within a year, Greg had filmed his highly praised HBO special, “Mantastic,” a hilarious look at gender stereotypes and what it really takes to be a man. Behrendt was a consultant for three consecutive seasons on HBO’s “Sex and the City” in which he brought his original male point-of-view to the writing staff. His acclaimed stand-up comedy has been seen on HBO, “The Tonight Show,” “Late Show w/David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and Comedy Central. He was named by Variety in 2001 as one of the “10 Comics to Watch.”
He currently is a writer, consultant and guest star on NBC’s “Committed” and has signed a deal with NBC to develop and star in a sitcom based on his stand up. This is a show not to be missed!