Busy Philipps with Adam Scott

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Busy Philipps
in conversation with Adam Scott
discussing her book,
This Will Only Hurt a Little

The Bootleg Theatre
2220 Beverly Blvd, 
Los Angeles, CA 90057

$33 General Admission seating + Book 
$43 Reserved Section seating + Book
$20 General Admission Seating (on sale Sep 23)

Busy Philipps is an actress best known for roles in cult TV classics like Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, Cougar Town, ER, and, most recently, HBO’s Vice Principals. She has appeared in fan-favorite films such as Made of Honor, I Don’t Know How She Does It, He’s Just Not That Into You, White Chicks, and The Gift. She also was one of the writers of the hit film Blades of Glory and hosted of late-night talk show Busy Tonight, on E!.

“You guys!! Busy is a legit writer with a voice as clear as a bell.This book is honest, funny, intimate, and well-observed by a person who has observed some sh*t.” —Tina Fey

“Judy Blume meets Karl Ove Knausgaard meets one brave woman from Arizona. On the page, Philipps’ toughness shines through—a rare and feminine ethical code; devoted and blunt. It’s a thrill to watch her stumble right up until the very moment she storms the f*cking gates. Also: just as casually addictive as her Instastories but no guilt because it’s a book.” —Miranda July

This Will Only Hurt a Little showcases Busy’s wry wit, skillful storytelling, and an unvarnished perspective that is by turns vulnerable and self-assured.  From (in her mom’s one-of-a-kind words) “acing out in her nudes” as an already headstrong two-year-old, through painful and painfully funny teenage years in Scottsdale, Arizona, to finding her voice and her place as a working actress, wife, mother, and fiercely loyal friend—Busy’s reflections on life, love, and making a living are smart and refreshingly honest.

Busy Philipps opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood. 

But Busy also brings to each page her sly sense of humor and the unshakeable sense that disappointment shouldn’t stand in the way of one’s dreams. The rough patches in her life are tempered by times of hilarity and joy: leveraging a flawless impression of “Cher” from Clueless into her first paid acting gig, helping reinvent a genre with cult classic Freaks and Greeks, becoming fast friends with Dawson’s Creekcastmate Michelle Williams, staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men-themed hallucination, and juggling a thriving career and a young family.

Adam Scott is an award-winning actor, director and producer.  Known for his role as ‘Ben Wyatt’ in the NBC sitcom PARKS AND RECREATION, he also starred as ‘Derek’ in the film STEP BROTHERS and ‘Henry Pollard’ in the acclaimed Starz sitcom, PARTY DOWN.  Adam was most recently seen in the second season of the award-winning HBO series, BIG LITTLE LIES, which was nominated for a 2017 TCA Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials.” He’s also reoccurring in NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE, for which he received a TEEN CHOICE AWARD for “Choice TV Villain.” Additionally, Adam will be hosting ABC’s gameshow DON’T, which is executively produced by Ryan Reynolds.  This past season, he starred opposite Craig Robinson in the 20th Century Fox TV paranormal-comedy series, GHOSTED, that his Getting’ Rad Productions also produced.  His film, FUN MOM DINNER, which he both stars in and executive produced, also through Gettin’ Rad, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was purchased by Netflix.

He was nominated for the “Best First Feature” Independent Spirit Award in 2017 and won a 2017 GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Film – Limited Release” as a producer on OTHER PEOPLE, and was also nominated for “Best Actor” for his performance in THE VICIOUS KIND in 2009. Adam starred in and produced the independent feature, THE OVERNIGHT, which premiered at Sundance in 2015 and was the first feature film produced by Gettin’ Rad Productions. THE GREATEST EVENT IN TELEVISION HISTORY was Gettin’ Rad Productions’ first project in 2012 and was created, directed, produced, written and starred in by Adam.


Kelly Oxford with Busy Philipps

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Kelly Oxford
in conversation with Busy Philipps
discussing her upcoming memoir,
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

PURCHASE TICKETS (On Sale Friday Mar 3, 10am)
$46 Reserved Section seat + a copy of Oxford’s book
$20 Reserved Section Seat 

Kelly Oxford, born in Edmonton, Canada, currently lives in Los Angeles with her three children. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar. You can find her avoiding her book and screen writing on Twitter and Instagram (@kellyoxford). She likes poodles and PBS.

New York Times on #NotOkay Social Media campaign launched by Oxford that drew millions, 

CBS News on the #NotOkay social media movement
Rolling Stone, “The 25 Funniest People” on Twitter
Fast Company included Oxford in their 2017 Most Creative People list

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.