Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Presented in association with Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center
I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame
at Vista Del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(Free Parking available at the venue)
$20 General Admission*
$50 General Admission + signed book of portraits and stories*
*Tickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event
that airs on October 26 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET.
Virtual event (Oct 26) only Tickets can be purchased here.
includes signed book
— Proof of fully vaccinated required to attend this event
— Face masks required to attend this event
You may know Kevin Nealon as a celebrated comedian and Saturday Night Live alum—but he also happens to be a talented caricature artist. I Exaggerate is part art book, part memoir.
Kevin Nealon is an actor and comedian who is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and received critical acclaim for his role in the hit Showtime series Weeds. Kevin currently produces and hosts his digital series Hiking with Kevin, and tours his stand-up globally. Nealon’s television credits also include the CBS sitcom, Man With a Plan; two critically acclaimed stand-up specials for Showtime; and a number of appearances on Hot In Cleveland, Franklin & Bash, Monk, Curb Your Enthusiasmand Still Standing. His film credits include: Anger Management, Eight Crazy Nights, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, Just Go With It, Blended,and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Joe Dirt, Daddy Day Care, Good Boy,Bucky Larsen: Born to be a Star, and the cult hit Grandma’s Boy.
Judd Apatow is a comedian, director, producer, and screenwriter, best known for his work in comedy and drama films. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin(2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), Trainwreck (2015), The King of Staten Island (2020), and The Bubble (2022). Additionally through Apatow Productions, he produced and developed the television series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), Undeclared (2001–2002), Funny or Die Presents (2010–2011), Girls (2012–2017), Love (2016–2018), and Crashing (2017–2019). Apatow also produced the films The Cable Guy (1996), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Superbad (2007), Pineapple Express (2008), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), Begin Again (2013), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), and The Big Sick (2017). Throughout his career, Apatow has received nominations for 11 Primetime Emmy Awards (two wins), five Writers Guild of America Awards (one win), two Producers Guild of America Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and one Grammy Award.
In I Exaggerate, comedian and actor Kevin Nealon shares original full-color caricatures and funny, endearing personal essays about his famous friends. Alongside his portraits and doodles from script margins and cocktail napkins, Nealon takes readers through his memories of everything from the set of Saturday Night Live with Chris Farley and Dana Carvey, to his idolization of James Taylor, Tiffany Haddish’s vegetable garden, the eulogy he gave at his dear friend Garry Shandling’s funeral, and much more. This is a charming and gorgeously illustrated project from a comedy all-star that is sure to delight.
Subjects include: Buzz Aldrin, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Bacall, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Humphrey Bogart, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson, Dana Carvey, Timothée Chalamet, Dave Chappelle, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Daniels, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Billie Eilish, Chris Farley, Carrie Fisher, Budd Friedman, Lady Gaga, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tiffany Haddish, Whitney Houston, Ken Jeong, Andy Kauffman, Matt LeBlanc, David Letterman, Norm Macdonald, Rami Malek, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Steve Martin, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Lorne Michaels, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Paisley, Arnold Palmer, Tom Petty, Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Plant, the Pointer Sisters, Prince, Chris Rock, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Garry Shandling, Harry Dean Stanton, Howard Stern, Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton, Elizabeth Taylor, James Taylor, Anya Taylor-Joy, John Travolta, Eddie Vedder, Christopher Walken, and Robin Williams.