Twain In The Membrane: A Comedy Party

Twain In The Membrane: A Comedy Party

Michael Kupperman, Jon Glaser, Kate Beaton, David Rees, Dyna Moe, Max Silvestri, Emily Flake

Tue, October 4, 2011

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

$5 in advance, $8 at the door

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Twain In The Membrane: A Comedy Party
Twain In The Membrane: A Comedy Party
TWAIN IN THE MEMBRANE

A COMEDY PARTY CELEBRATING "MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1910-2010" BY MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, PUBLISHED BY FANTAGRAPHICS

A mixture of comedy, live cartoons and skits celebrating Mark Twain, his achievements, and his general Twaininess. Bring your Twain costume to win a free book or other prize! Also a frog-humping contest--prepare your hips! Featuring Michael Kupperman, Jon Glaser, Kate Beaton, David Rees, Max Silvestri, Emily Flake, and more!
Michael Kupperman
Michael Kupperman
Michael Kupperman is an American cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. His first book, Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret, was released in 2000 and portions were animated for Comedy Central's TV Funhouse. In 2009, Michael created the animated show Snake 'n' Bacon for Adult Swim and released his second book, Tales Designed to Thrizzle: Volume 1, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Photo: Seth Kushner
Jon Glaser
Jon Glaser
Jon Glaser created and starred in Adult Swim's Delocated. He can currently be seen as Councilman Jamm on Parks and Recreation, and Laird on Girls. Other TV credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, and Wonder Showzen. Film credits include Be Kind Rewind, The Dictator, and Pootie Tang. Maybe you've heard his voice on Bob’s Burgers, Lucy: Daughter of the Devil, TV Funhouse, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Writing credits include Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Dana Carvey Show, Human Giant, and Cheap Seats. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Spin, The Onion A.V. Club, and on-line for New York Magazine, MTV, and Bicycling. You can read his book if you'd like, My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top, which was published by Harper Perennial.
Kate Beaton
Kate Beaton
Kate Beaton is an award-winning cartoonist best know for her wildly popular webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant. Beaton's self-published History Comics won the 2009 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. Hark! A Vagrant was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work in 2010, and Joe Shuster Awards in 2009 and 2010. Her work has been profiled in Wired, Macleans, and Comic Book Resources, and has appeared in the New Yorker. In June 2009 she released a book titled Never Learn Anything From History, and will be releasing a book this fall with Drawn and Quarterly.
David Rees
David Rees
David Rees used to be a political cartoonist. His work appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, The Nation, Harper's, and many other publications. He gave that career up to pursue his dreams...of artisnal pencil sharpening.
Dyna Moe
Dyna Moe
Dyna Moe is a long-time performer, teacher and director at UCB Theater. Her stage credits include many shows lost to the mist of time, such as Monkeydick (harold team), NeoTokyo Girl Crush! 2040 (anime on stage), and the improvised movie Feature Feature, which traveled to the mainstage of Chicago Improv Festival and into America's hearts. In October 2010, she wrote and illustrated Mad Men: The Illustrated World after gaining dubious internet fame as the official cartoonist to heady cable drama Mad Men
Max Silvestri
Max Silvestri
Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor living in Brooklyn. New York Magazine called him one of the "Ten Comedians People Find Funny," which means at least one person who works at a magazine thinks he is funny. For a long time he hosted a popular video podcast for VH1 called "Best Night Ever," which was big with high school students and still gets him lots of unsettling Facebook requests. Max writes a weekly column about how much loves eating and drinking for the Onion's AV Club NY and also takes writing about "Top Chef" for the website Eater too seriously. He's also written for Gawker, the Huffington Post and other places. Along with Gabriel Delahaye, he makes videos as Gabe & Max for places like Details Magazine. Max has been in some TV commercials. He co-hosts Big Terrific, Time Out New York's Best New Variety Show, every Wednesday in Williamsburg alongside Gabe Liedman and SNL's Jenny Slate.
Emily Flake
Emily Flake
Emily Flake is an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist, and writer. Her work has appeared in Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Forbes, The Nation, and many others.