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November 22, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Miami Book Fair Presents… An Evening With Colin Jost & David Litt
This virtual author program takes place at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.
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About the Book:
In the hilarious memoir A Very Punchable Face, “Weekend Update” co-anchor and head writer at Saturday Night Live Colin Jost shares how he has found success as a slightly smarter Forrest Gump – albeit it one with a face you can’t help but want to pummel – and in the telling reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television. He’s speaking with David Litt, longtime speechwriter for former President Barack Obama and the author of Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think.
About the Author:
Colin Jost is a head writer at Saturday Night Live, a “Weekend Update” co-anchor, and a touring stand-up comedian. He has five Writers Guild Awards, two Peabody Awards, and a PETA Elly Award for the sketch “Diner Lobster.” He’s also been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and lost every time. From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island and commuting three hours a day to high school and “seeing the sights” (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump. You’ll learn how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, and how he competed in a 25-man match at WrestleMania (and almost won). You’ll also go behind the scenes at SNL and “Weekend Update” and experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian – from performing in rural college cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall.
A Very Punchable Face (Crown) reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television. Fellow writer and comedian Conan O’Brien clearly was moved, and called it “an inspiring story that reminds us that if you are born with looks and talent, you can still make it.”
The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of A Very Punchable Face (Crown, $27). Please note that a fee of $5 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book. When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number. The book will be shipped to you following the event.
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