Live Talks Los Angeles event:
discussing his book,
Uncle of the Year: & Other Debatable Triumphs
at Bergamot Arts Station
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Unfortunately, our event with Andrew Rannells has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Ticket holders: please check your email. Tickets will be refunded.
From the star of The Book of Mormon and Girls, candid, hilarious essayson anxiety, ambition, and the uncertain path to adulthood that ask: How will we know when we get there?
You don’t have to be a Broadway die-hard to find the observations of Andrew Rannells’ amusing and insightful. In the performer’s latest memoir, Uncle of the Year: And Other Debatable Triumphs, he finds himself wondering why, despite his success, he still feels like an anxious twenty-year old.
A gay man who never thought about having kids, Rannells discovers how important children are when he falls in love with a man with two of his own. He writes about dating, aging, mental health, bad jobs, and life’s unexpected detours, peeling away the filter of “adulting” and challenging us to take a long look at who we’re pretending to be—and who we want to become.
Tony-award nominee Andrew Rannells has starred in The Book of Mormon, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hamlton, Falsettos, and more. On screen he’s appeared in, among many others, Girls, The New Normal, and Welcome to Chippendales. He’s made his directorial debut adapting one of his Modern Love essays for Amazon Prime.
“With Uncle of the Year, Andrew Rannells continues his hot streak as one of the wisest, most tender, and funniest writers of our generation. With the unsparing eye of David Sedaris and the social wisdom of Nora Ephron, he tackles the most foundational questions of growing up (and up and up) with a sweetness that also makes you laugh (literally) out loud.”—Lena Dunham, author of Not That Kind of Girl
Danielle Schneider is a writer/performer with a background in improv and sketch comedy. Her credits with her writing partner, Dannah Phirman include Standing By, Cola Wars, Clone High, Black Monday, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, KenanandThe Hotwives of Orlandoand The Hotwives of Las Vegas.She most recently guest starred on Hacks and previously starred in Champaign Ill, and on Community.She previously recurred on Marry Mewhile also working as a staff writer on the show, and co-wrote and starred in the show Eye Candy. Her other television credits include Players, Happy Endings, How to Cheat on Your Wife,and Reno 911.Danielle’s film credits include Spring Breakdownand Step Brothers.She is co-host of the podcast B*tch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdownwith Casey Wilson. Danielle also performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.