We're thrilled to announce our next show's theme, "Working with Humor," and our guests include Flula Borg, Jay Martel (Executive Producer of the Key and Peele show), and best-selling author Pamela Ribon. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4th, at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Central Library, DTLA.
Flula Biografie (Written by my Friend David, except of my Quote. I did say this.) Northern Bavaria: The home of famous beer, flaming brats, and Flula Borg. With more functions than a Ziploc bag, Flula is custom-built to entertain. From the Viper Room to your living room, from the North Sea to the O.C., Flula brings the heat, the pain, and the goods (don’t worry, all three fit snugly in his trademark fanny pack).
A new resident of Los Angeles, this German is eager to explore American culture–while dropping us some of his. The subjects of his music are as universal as clouds, cows, and Dirk Nowitzki, and his passion for them is unparalleled. In his own words:
“My Music is like a Hamster who has been fed some Magic Juice. The Hamster is looking strange in the Eyes, yes, which is probable from the Juice; and the People are saying, ‘Dance, Hamster! Dance from your Hamster Legs!’…And now, a Secret: I am the Hamster.”
Jay Martel is an award-winning writer and producer. He is the executive producer of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele," and he collaborated with Michael Moore on his acclaimed documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 and was contributing editor at Rolling Stone. He is the author of Channel Blue.
Pamela Ribon is a TV writer, screenwriter and best-selling novelist (WHY GIRLS ARE WEIRD, YOU TAKE IT FROM HERE). She’s been in comedy rooms for both network and cable television, most notably the Emmy award-winning SAMANTHA WHO?. Pamela has adapted her popular novels for both film and television, and developed original series and features for ABC, ABC Family, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney Channel and 20th Century Fox Productions. She’s currently writing at Walt Disney Animation Studios on a feature in development, and creating a graphic novel for Oni Press. Her new memoir NOTES TO BOYS (AND OTHER THINGS I SHOULDN'T SHARE IN PUBLIC), called "brain-breakingly funny" by NPR, is out now.
Pamela was an Oprah.com contributor, a flagship contributor to Television Without Pity, and a weekly columnist for the Austin American-Statesman. She’s known as a pioneer in the blogging world with her successful website pamie.com, which has been spotlighted for Lifetime Achievement from the Weblog Awards. Her stage work has been showcased at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival and she created the accidental international scandal known as Call Us Crazy: The Anne Heche Monologues. With the support of her loyal fan base, Pamela co-created DeweyDonationSystem.org, a charity that helps books find needy libraries. She once made Oprah laugh with a vagina joke. (At least that’s what Gayle told her.)
A former Austinite with a BFA in Acting from the University of Texas, Pamela has been entered into the Oxford English Dictionary under “muffin top.” That is not a joke. You can follow her @pamelaribon, where she somehow writes even more.
Photo Credit: Jessica Schilling Photography