Los Angeles Visionaries Association

826LA’s Dead Author Readings at Upright Citizen’s Brigade

with moderator, H. G. Wells

Thanks to the miracle of science, very famous, extremely dead authors time travel to the present and are brought together to discuss their lives and works! And the audience gets to ask questions! That’s you! YOU are the audience! YOU get to ask questions! INTERACTIVE!!!

Moderated monthly by H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins)
April: Chapter 2, with Friedrich Nietzsche (James Adomian) and H. P. Lovecraft (Paul Scheer)

James Adomian is a comedian, actor and writer best known for doing many characters and impressions He performs sketch comedy and stand-up pretty much everywhere and can be seen frequently at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in shows such as Comedy Death-Ray, The Midnight Show, America’s Best Comic and Gallery of Evil. Along with director Bob Odenkirk, James co-created the Face to Bush series of shorts for Comedy Central and Atom.com. He’s been in movies, on TV, name it.

Paul Scheer is best known for his work on the MTV sketch comedy series Human Giant, which he co-created and stars in along with Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, and director Jason Woliner and his appearances on NBC’s 30 Rock as Donny Lawson, the head page and VH1’s Best Week Ever.

Scheer is currently based in Los Angeles. He is a regular performer at UCBTLA, where he currently performs in MYSPACE, an improvised show based on audience member’s profiles. That show was named the “Best Improv Show” by LA Magazine and has been profiled on Good Morning America.

In 2006, Variety named Scheer one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” and AP Magazine hailed as one of their favorite comedians.

Paul F. Tompkins has been performing stand-up comedy for what feels like forever. He can be seen in reruns on HBO as a sketch player on Mr. Show With Bob And David and in his own one-man show Driven To Drink. He does not get paid for these reruns. He only got paid the one time. He has done two Comedy Central stand-up comedy specials. That oughta do it! You can also see him providing pop culture commentary on such shows as VH-1’s Best Week Ever and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Well, just those two, really. No other shows such as them. He’s also been is some movies, and you didn’t see him in them, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t in them.

Mr. F. Tompkins was born in the 1900’s.

$5, all proceeds to benefit 826LA. RSVP: http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/shows/2243