Contest: Win a signed poster from our Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, John Lithgow, Hal Holbrook events

Here’s a chance for you to win a signed poster from one of or events. We partner with artists to create great collectible posters from some of our events.  It’s real simple to enter our contest.  We will have eight winners.  We will randomly pick four from folks who LIKE us on Facebook, and all new LIKEs as of this posting will be eligible for the other four posters.  And you get to take your pick of which signed poster you would like.  All posters are signed by the participants in the Live Talks events — Tina Fey & Steve Martin; Jane Lynch & Adam Scott; Hal Holbrook & Robert Patrick and John Lithgow. It’s LIKE, that easy.  Contest runs ends Oct 31.  Do it now. The Tina Fey one was designed by Beverly Laxa, and the others were designed by our friends at The Half and Half. Enjoy the posters:



Tina Fey in conversation with Steve Martin video posted…

We have posted the video from our event with Tina Fey in conversation with Steve Martin from April 19 discussing Fey’s book, Bossypants. The Los Angeles Times called the event a “comedy happening”.   We have an exciting Fall coming up, so be sure to check back soon.  Some highlights will include Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson, Hal Holbrook, Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow discussing Science vs. Spirituality, Harry Belafonte and Adam Gopnik to name a few.  Enjoy the video, share…

5000 + attend our Tina Fey/Steve Martin event

A couple write ups from our event with Tina Fey in conversation with Steve Martin.  Thanks to all who came out to the Nokia Theatre for an amazing event — over 5000 attended. There were attendees who came from quite a distance, including a gentleman from Denmark!

Here’s the Los Angeles Times write up.  And here’s the UK’s Daily Mail review of the event.

Reviews of Tina Fey’s Bossypants. Fey is at Live Talks April 19

Here are links to various review of Tina Fey’s new book, Bossypants. Tina Fey is interviewed by Steve Martin on April 19 at our event at the Nokia Theatre.  We have sold our allocation of tickets but there are still tickets available thru Ticketmaster.

From the New York Times:

“….dagger-sharp, extremely funny new book for which even the blurbs are clever. (“Totally worth it.” — Trees.)…Bossypants” isn’t a memoir. It’s a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation….

From the Los Angeles Times:

People will buy [“Bossypants”] in hopes that it is funny, and that it is, my friends, that it is. Amazingly, absurdly, deliriously funny. Everything you would hope for from this book — it’s impossible to put down, you will laugh until you cry, you will wish it were longer, you can’t wait to hand it to every friend you have — is true.

From NPR reviewed by Janeane Garofalo:

Bossypants is not so much a memoir as it is a sort of here’s-what-happened-and-why-I think-this kind of book. It’s honest and intimate, without any maudlin tales of childhood sorrow, no extraneous snark or hit-and-run tell-all gossip. It’s just a great read from a mature thinker.

From USA Today:

It’s not every day you read something that makes you laugh out loud every other page. Then again, Tina Fey doesn’t write a book every day. Maybe she should.

See Tina Fey live at the Nokia Theatre in conversation with Steve Martin April 19th, 8pm.  Get your tickets here.

Steve Martin to interview Tina Fey at Live Talks Los Angeles, April 19

Tina Fey, Steve Martin

Tickets are on sale to see Tina Fey interviewed by Steve Martin, April 19 and Nokia Theatre.   The Los Angeles Times Jacket Copy says “…It’s a literary event not to be missed.”  Thanks to Steve Martin who will be interviewing Tina Fey.  Be sure to check  out his new banjo CD that launches this week, March 15, Rare Bird Alert. From the book blurb for the Tina Fey book, Bossypants:

Tina Fey, one of the most influential and beloved women in entertainment, brings sharp wit and uncanny observational skill to everything she does, from television to major motion pictures. She’s managed to be known as both the thinking man’s sex symbol, and every woman’s alter-ego/imaginary best friend. Now, for the first time, Fey takes her writing talent off-screen and into the pages of a book…..From her lifetime pursuit of the perfect Beauty Routine to the oversold joys of breastfeeding, from her whirlwind tour of duty as the Other Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live” to her early days in the comedy trenches – Tina Fey puts her unique and endlessly funny mark on modern life, work, marriage, and motherhood.

We hope to see you on April 19.  Enjoy, share…

An Evening with Tina Fey in conversation with Steve Martin

An Evening with Tina Fey

in conversation with Steve Martin

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 8pm

Nokia Theatre, LA Live

Downtown Los Angeles




$29  assigned seating

$49  premier seating + Tina Fey’s new book, Bossypants

$119 prime seating + Fey’s book and Steve Martin’s new novel, An Object of Beauty


Two of America’s funniest actors and humorists take the stage in downtown Los Angeles for a rare joint appearance. Both are winners of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American humor named to honor America’s — and the world’s — greatest humorists.

Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon — from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy. Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!

Actress, comedian, writer and producer, Tina Fey has received seven Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards. She was singled out as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008 by the Associated Press, which gave her its AP Entertainer of the Year award.

Fey took classes at the improvisational comedy group The Second City, where she became a featured player in 1994. Three years later, Fey became a writer for Saturday Night Live. She became head writer 1999 and the following year, Fey was added to the cast of SNL. During her time there, she was co-anchor of the show’s Weekend Update segment. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock.   She made her film debut in 2004 as writer and co-star of the teen comedy Mean Girls. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside Amy Poehler. In 2009, Fey won an Emmy Award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah in a guest appearance on SNL. In 2010, Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, and the youngest-ever winner of the award.

Steve Martin is America’s Renaissance comedian. He is without doubt one of the most versatile and popular actors before the public, a performer with happy feet who wears many hats well beyond his signature arrow-through-the-head gear. He is a hit playwright, a reluctant literary light, an urbane and witty social commentator, an astute art collector, a mean banjo player, a dancing King Tut, an Oscar Award host, and a clown. His dashing looks landed him on People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” List in 2003 (just barely: he was #50). He has interpreted Samuel Beckett on stage, David Mamet on screen, adapted Rostand with panache, created an unforgettable movie jerk as well as television’s most attractive wild and crazy guy, written and starred in blockbusters from Dead MenDon’t Wear Plaid to L.A. Story and Shopgirl, and all the while-never taking himself too seriously-he continues to nurture his considerable gifts with tongue firmly in cheek. (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts bio)

Steve Martin has won an Emmy Award, four Grammy Awards, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and a Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American Culture. He has hosted the Oscars three times.

His most recent book is the novel, An Object of Beauty, and he has an upcoming banjo CD with the Steep Canyon Rangers, Rare Bird Alert, to be released on March 15.  For more information on on Steve Martin, visit