in conversation with Busy Philipps
When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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$46 Reserved Section seat + a copy of Oxford’s book
$20 Reserved Section Seat
— New York Times on #NotOkay Social Media campaign launched by Oxford that drew millions,
— CBS News on the #NotOkay social media movement
Kelly Oxford likes to blow up the internet. Whether it is with the kind of Tweets that lead Rolling Stone to name her one of the Funniest People on Twitter or with pictures of her hilariously adorable family (human and animal) or with something much more serious, like creating the hashtag #NotOkay, where millions of women came together to share their stories of sexual assault, Kelly has a unique, razor-sharp perspective on modern life. As a screen writer, professional sh*t disturber, wife and mother of three, Kelly is about everything but the status quo.
“Kelly Oxford’s writing is hilarious and fearless. She’s the badass Canadian sister I never had.” — Mindy Kaling
“Kelly is part geek, part freak. When You Find Out The World Is Against You shows us ourselves: our sensitivities, our awkward moments, our strange desires. She takes us through summer camp, dating, rape culture, Trump, death . . . Kelly Oxford c’est moi.” — James Franco
“I have worshipped the mind of Kelly Oxford for eons. Kelly Oxford’s concise, whip-smart observations feel eerily universal. When You Find Out the World is Against You shows that there is something to be learned from even the most absurd or devastating moments of life.” — Jill Soloway
“Two things I’m grateful for: how imperfect Kelly Oxford is at life and decision-making, and how terrific she is at writing about what a goddamn mess she is.” — Patton Oswalt
When You Find Out the World is Against You is filled with the biting, wise, and laugh-out-loud insights that have won Kelly legions of fans. Whether she’s detailing her obsession as an eleven-year-old with going to camp so she can become a “kissing bandit,” exploring the bittersweet boredom that so often accompanies parenthood, calling out the insanity of a posse of internet poodle vigilantes, writing bracingly about the anxiety that has plagued her as long as she can remember or taking us to ride shotgun as she stalks her husband on an accidental date with another man, When You Find Out the World Is Against You is Kelly at her most honest and disarmingly funny best. Her comedic skill, down-to-earth voice, and bull’s-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life mean there is nothing quite like seeing the world through Kelly’s eyes.
Busy Philipps is currently in HBO’s Vice Principals, an 18-episode comedy series from Eastbound & Down creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill. She was last seen on the popular TBS comedy Cougar Town where she plays ‘Laurie Keller’ opposite Courteney Cox. She was also recently seen in Joel Edgerton’s thriller The Gift. The STX film starred Joel Edgerton alongside Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, a story of a young married couple’s lives that are thrown into a tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s path brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light.
Philipps first garnered attention at the age of 19 in Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s critically praised series, Freaks and Geeks, for her memorable performance as tough but sympathetic rebel teen ‘Kim Kelly’. Other television appearances include: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; a recurring role as the devout Christian med-student ‘Hope Bobeck’ on season 14 of ER; a starring role in the UPN sitcom Love, Inc.; and as a regular in Dawson’s Creek.
Philipps’ film roles include Kat Coiro’s A Case of You opposite Justin Long, Peter Dinklage and Sam Rockwell, Douglas McGrath’s I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker; the comedy romance He’s Just Not That Into You; and Made of Honor alongside Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan. Other film credits include, the lead role in the Shawn and Marlon Wayans comedy White Chicks; the high school tragedy, Home Room; as well as the teen drama The Smokers; and Anatomy of a Hate Crime for which she impressed critics and fans.