The New Jack Paar Show! It's May and we're back at a shiny new time: 9:30 p.m.
What's the New Jack Paar Show? It is the live talk/variety show hosted by humorist and CBS Morning Show commentator Nancy Giles and and author and comedian Cynthia Kaplan.
What happened to April's show? It was a cruel month. Move on.
This month's guests:
Ann Leary: Breaking news: Ann is sitting in for Nancy, who is "busy." (Read: alternate Endeavor crew member. You didn't hear it here.) Anyway, Ann is the author of the hilarious memoir An Innocent, a Broad and the acclaimed novel Outtakes from a Marriage, and is the co-host with fellow authors Julie Klam and Laura ZIgman of NPR's new radio show "Hash Hags."
Tom Shillue: Tom is originally from Norwood, Massachusetts and is a writer and comedian who has been seen in his own Comedy Central Presents stand-up special, on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and in his own segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His autobiographical monologues have become a fixture in the New York downtown comedy scene, at shows like Moonwork's Evening of Original Works. Tom was recently named New York's "Best Storyteller" at the annual ECNY awards.
Julie Klam: Julie has written for tons of magazines including Rolling Stone, O, and The New York Times Magazine. She was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding writing on Pop-Up Video. Her most recent book was the New York TImes Bestseller You Had Me At Woof . She lives in NYC with her husband, daughter and dogs.
Julia Darling: Julia is one of those rare artists who has built a career outside of the music industry--which is just a way of saying "it's really hard to get record deals." She did, however, release her third album earlier this year and continues to write, record and play music. (Editor's note: That album, Everything that has Happened Since Then is in heavy rotation at Cindy's house.)
Steven Seagal: A friend of the NJP Show, the actor and martial artist stops by for a casual catch-up with Cindy and Ann. A not-to-be-missed three-way.
Friday, May 20th at 9:30 p.m. (doors open 9:00)
The Laurie Beechman Theater @The West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street
Cover charge: $5cover/$15 minim
Eat the excellent dinner food or drink the whole minimum--your call
Our motto: Come if you can; don't if you can't.
p.s. Don't forget to "like" the Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal on Facebook. And why not get the album FANGRY on iTunes or cdbaby.com? Dudes.