in conversation with Dana Carvey
Almost Interesting: The Memoir
The Bootleg Theatre
2220 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Online sales end at 6:30pm, some tix avail at the door
$45 General Section seating + Book*
$95 Pre-Reception(6:30-7:30pm)*+ Reserved Section seating + Book
$20 General Admission tickets on sale November 6
* Books will be picked up at the event when you check in, and signed immediately after the talk
David Spade is an actor, comedian, and writer. A former cast member of Saturday Night Live, Spade has also starred in the films Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, and the Joe Dirt and Grown Ups franchises. He was nominated for an Emmy, two Golden Globes, and an American Comedy Award for his role on NBC’s Just Shoot Me! He also won a participation award for being in show business. That’s the one he’s most proud of. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Almost Interesting is a hilarious and biting memoir from from Spade, first taking fans back to his childhood as a wannabe cool younger brother and recounting his excruciating road-tour to fame—when he was regularly mistaken for a ten year-old, then dishing about his time crisscrossing the country as a comedian, for low-paying gigs and dragging along his mother’s old suitcase full of props. He also covers his years on SNL during the beloved Rock/Sandler/Farley era of the 1990s, including his close working relationship and friendship with Chris Farley and brags about the ridiculous perks that fame has brought into his life, including the constant fear of being fired, a crazy ex-assistant who attached him while he was sleeping, a run-in with Eddie Murphy on the mean streets of Beverley Hills, and of course an endless supply of hot chicks.
David Spade is one of our generation’s favorite funny guys — sometimes dirty, always funny, and as sharp as a tack.
Emmy-award winning comedian Dana Carvey has maintained a tremendous career. A repertory member of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE since the 1986-87 season, Carvey left in 1992 after seven seasons. Dana has received widespread praise for his uncanny and exaggerated comedic impersonations and has hosted the MTV Music Awards, costarred in two pilots and was a member of the Showtime special SALUTE TO THE IMPROVISATION, with Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Robert Klein. In 1995, Dana performed standup in his own one-hour comedy special on HBO aptly named CRITICS’ CHOICE.
Carvey’s film credits include: WAYNE’S WORLD, based on the hit SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE sketch; WAYNE’S WORLD 2, recreating his role of Garth, alongside Mike Myers’ Wayne; THIS IS SPINAL TAP, RACING WITH THE MOON, ONE OF THE GROUP, BLUE THUNDER, TOUGH GUYS, and starring in the comedy OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS.
Carvey’s small screen credits include roles in Alan Parker’s THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE, CLEAN SLATE, TRAPPED IN PARADISE. His early film work includes his debut in
Carvey won an Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. He has received a total of six Emmy nominations, one of which was for a guest appearance on HBO’s highly acclaimed LARRY SANDERS SHOW. Also, he was honored with the American Comedy Award as Television’s Funniest Supporting Male in 1990 and 1991.