Not only is she a Famous Former Seattlite, Lauren Weedman is also a very funny comedian, writer, actor and co-star of HBO’s gay romantic comedy “Looking” which wraps up its run later this year with a final episode/movie filmed in San Francisco last fall. But, Lauren has moved on and she’s headed back to Seattle to promote her brand new book, Miss Fortune and do a couple shows in support of it…one’s a reading kind of conversation thing (with Dan Savage presiding, so I guess a “Dan Savage Trigger Alert” is called for at this point if you’re not a fan…) at Town Hall and the other is more of a show kind of thing, (minus Dan Savage, we’re surmising) at Teatro ZinZanni. The dish on both events:
A successful comedian and actress who began her theater career in Seattle and became known for her memorable appearances on The Daily Show and HBO’s Hung and Looking, Lauren Weedman may look like she has it all. But as she hilariously reminds us in Miss Fortune, her second book of comedic essays, “having it all” isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Sharing stories of everything from the birth of her first child and her husband’s affair with their babysitter to her first threesome and a tattoo gone awry, she offers smart, funny, and vulnerable reflections on the challenges life throws our way. For a night of laughter, smiles, and maybe even a few tears, join us for this discussion and signing with Weedman.
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue
THEN, two days later you can check out Lauren Weedman for ONE NIGHT ONLY doing her new show, “TITS AND SASS: A Night of Song and Sobbing” at Teatro ZinZanni on March 19th with guitarist Brady Harris.
Former Daily Show correspondent and acclaimed star of HBO’s “Looking,” Lauren Weedman returns to Seattle for one night only to sing songs and tell stories about heartbreak, gay boyfriends, and coffee enemas. The award-winning comedic actress, playwright, and author’s newest late night concoction is a high octane, stream of consciousness, gay cabaret as done by a straight woman. The evening includes cover songs by artists like Helen Reddy, Loretta Lynn, Neil Diamond and Ludacris, and features the soulful sounds of Brady Harris on guitar. The LA Weekly says “her self-deprecating humor is not just funny, its excesses contain jaw-dropping revelations on the intersections of passion and fear.”WHERE:Teatro ZinZanni222 Mercer Street, SeattleWHEN:March 19, 2016Doors open at 10:30 p.m.Show starts at 12:00 Midnight
TICKETS:Starting at $25 — ON SALE NOW21+ OnlyBox Office: (206) 802-0015About Laura Weedman:Lauren is an award winning comedic actress, playwright and author. Her first show, Homecoming began as a 15 minute performance art piece at Seattle’s On the Boards and went on to go off-Broadway in NYC. Bust, about her work in the LA county jail was awarded a Macdowell fellowship for playwriting by the Alpert Awards as well as several ‘best of the arts’ across the nation. She has written and performed 9 solo plays. Homecoming, Amsterdam, If Ornaments Had Lips, Huu, RashWreckage, Bust, No…You Shutup-a piece commissioned by Boise Contemporary Theater and directed by Jeff Weatherford. Most recently The People’s Republic Of Portland for Portland Center Stage. Her television credits include The Daily Show,True Blood, United States of Tara, Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, Arrested Development, Horny Patty on HBO’s HUNG. Film credits include Imagine That, Date Night and Judd Apatow’s “A Five Year Engagement” starring Jason Segal. Weedman’s first book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body: (Tales from a Life of Cringe), is a collection of comedic essays and was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007. Her second book of essays, Miss Fortune, will be released March 15, 2016.