Mike Epps is a stand-up comedian playing clubs, theaters, and arenas worldwide. He is also an actor, film producer, writer, and rapper. He has appeared in the cult hits Next Friday, Friday After Next and All About the Benjamins. He has also starred as the title character in the ABC series Uncle Buck and appeared on the Starz series Survivors Remorse. Before starring in Def Comedy Jam and Showtime at the Apollo—before the sold-out comedy shows, Uncle Buck, and becoming his hero Richard Pryor in a biopic—there was Indianapolis. And not the good part. Mike Epps is one of America’s favorite and funniest people, but the path to fame was paved with opportunities to mess it up. And mess it up he did.
Chloe Coscarelli made her mark into the culinary scene as the only vegan chef to capture the top prize on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. She has been recognized for bringing vegan cuisine to the mainstream as an award-winning chef, successful entrepreneur, and bestselling cookbook author. Debunking the myth that vegan cooking is bland and visually unenticing, Chloe shares her bright, colorful, and tasteful recipes using fresh, healthy ingredients. She has published three bestselling cookbooks, bringing healthy and satisfying vegan and plant-based dishes to the masses.Read More
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit about the science of habit formation. In The Power of Habit, Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most—to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do.Read More
As we continue to grow Live Talks Los Angeles, we are happy to share that we will be producing some of our events at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. We have the following events scheduled at the Alex, with more to come. Ticket info in each of the links… May 14 Burt Bacharach in conversation with Mitch Albom…Read More
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Frank Deford is senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated. A weekly commentator for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” — where he recently he read his fifteenth-hundred commentary — he is also a regular correspondent on the HBO show “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.Read More