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Exquisite Corpse

Here’s what’s up: as comedians, we are often self-centered. It’s part of thinking by yourself and talking about yourself so much. A lot of us also grew up missing love or a steady home life. So my friend and fellow comedian, a giant of heart and actually physically a giant, Brock Wilbur and I made a book to benefit a local underfunded kids’ charity called KidSave.

It’s called Exquisite Corpse, and it features 31 LA comedians (including the director of Airplane!) each writing a chapter having only read the last paragraph of the previous chapter. Each chapter is in the voice of one comedian, and continues the same story… more or less. It’s weird, funny, sweet, gross, dark, hopeful, and vulnerable, a truly one-of-a-kind literary experiment made by some incredibly talented people, and edited by me and Brock. The amazing Brandon Vaughn did the art.

It’s only available until October 31st, and it only costs $9.99 (or just $5 for a Kindle version!) and all the money goes to helping kids grow up in loving families instead of in orphanages or in the foster care system. 

If you need more reasons to buy one, here are 31 of them:

Allen Strickland Williams, Amber Kenny, Amber Tozer, Andy Sell, Aparna Nancherla, Barbara Gray, Beth Stelling, Brandon Vaughn, Brock Wilbur, Claudia Cogan, Dave Ross, David Schilling, DC Pierson, Ed Galvez, Eric Toms, Evan Gaustad, Galloway Allbright, Grant Pardee, Jerry Zucker, Josh Androsky, Klee Wiggins, Lauren Flans, Lisa Beth Johnson, Matt Ingebretson, Megan Koester, Nicholas Clark, Ron Babcock, Sofiya Alexandra, Sophie Kipner, Todd Masterson, Yassir Lester

Thank you for supporting and reblogging! 

Exquisite Corpse on Amazon - Kindle version

Exquisite Corpse on Amazon - paperback version

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GUYS I LEARNED PHOTOSHOP (ELEMENTS) FOR THIS FLIER 
Seriously, come to this show Saturday, it’s a brand-new comedy reading show Doug Mellard and I are starting. It features LA’s best comics reading and riffing on unintentionally funny things  - anything from bad books, ads, and song lyrics to diaries, love letters, eviction notices, etc. 
I CAN’T WAIT SOMEONE PHYSICALLY RESTRAIN ME

GUYS I LEARNED PHOTOSHOP (ELEMENTS) FOR THIS FLIER 

Seriously, come to this show Saturday, it’s a brand-new comedy reading show Doug Mellard and I are starting. It features LA’s best comics reading and riffing on unintentionally funny things  - anything from bad books, ads, and song lyrics to diaries, love letters, eviction notices, etc. 

I CAN’T WAIT SOMEONE PHYSICALLY RESTRAIN ME

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This is the best video I have ever made. Huge thank you to Brandon Burkhart who shot and edited the whole thing, Rob Buscemi for being my idiot-comrade, Janet the Planet for Rob’s amazing hat and for the butterfly, and silent movies for being such an awesome inspiration. Love u, Louise Brooks, you is my boo.

Oh yeah, COME TO SURPRISE! THIS SATURDAY!!!

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