Live Talks Los Angeles event:
in conversation with Greg Fitzsimmons
discussing his collection of essays,
I’d Like to Play Alone, Please
$40 Virtual Admission + signed book*
.*Your ticket includes a link to the virtual event on June 28 at 6pm PT/9pm ET.
you will also be able to watch the event on Video-on-demand thru July 1 at midnight.
The stand-up comedian and co-host of chart-topping podcasts 2 Bears 1 Cave and Your Mom’s House, hilarious real-life stories of parenting, celebrity encounters, youthful mistakes, misanthropy, and so much more.
Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Well known for his Netflix specials Ball Hog, Disgraceful, Completely Normal, and Mostly Stories, Segura has also made feature film appearances that include Instant Family, Countdown, Flinch, and The Opening Act, among others. Tom is one of the top selling touring acts in the world. Additionally, he co-hosts two of the most popular comedy podcasts, Your Mom’s House, with his wife, comedian Christina P. and Two Bears, One Cave with fellow comedian Bert Kreischer. Segura also produces multiple podcasts under his YMH Studios brand.
Greg Fitzsimmons is a stand-up comedian, Emmy Award winning writer; and TV, radio and podcast host. He hosts the popular FitzDog Radiopodcast and The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s “Howard 101”. He is currently writing (and appearing) on the hit Judd Apatow HBO series, Crashing. Other writing credits include HBO’s Lucky Louie, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Man Showand many others. He was recently on the Netflix series, Santa Clarita Diet, and he co-starred on the Emmy-winning FX series Louie, and spent five years as a panelist on VH1’s Best Week Ever, and he starred in two half-hour stand-up specials on Comedy Central.
“Tom Segura delivers a treatise that is as timely as it is thought provoking and…actually, he did something better…a book that’s ridiculously funny!!!! If you want to live inside the mind of one of the best comics out there, here’s your chance. I hear the audio version is for shit, though…”―Jon Stewart
Tom Segura is known for his twisted takes and irreverent comedic voice. But after a few years of crazy tours and churning out podcasts weekly, all while parenting two young children, he desperately needs a second to himself. It’s not that he hates his friends and family — he’s not a monster — he’s just beat, which is why his son’s (ruthless) first full sentence, “I’d like to play alone, please,” has since become his mantra.
In this collection of stories, Tom combines his signature curmudgeonly humor with a revealing look at some of the ridiculous situations that shaped him and the ludicrous characters who always seem to seek him out. The stories feature hilarious anecdotes about Tom’s time on the road, including some surreal encounters with celebrities at airports; his unfiltered South American family; the trials and tribulations of parenting young children with bizarrely morbid interests; and, perhaps most memorably, experiences with his dad who, like any good Baby Boomer father, loves to talk about his bowel movements and share graphic Vietnam stories at inappropriate moments. All of this is enough to make anyone want some peace and quiet.
I’d Like to Play Alone, Please will have readers laughing out loud and nodding in agreement with Segura’s message: in a world where everyone is increasingly insane, sometimes you just need to be alone.