Parlor Producer's note! I've been given the go-ahead to use the underground recital hall (although I can not utter its prior name!) at Fields Pianos while they await the arrival of a new tenant. I'm thrilled to be hosting the March 1st show there with Marc Maron & Teresa Tudury and will know in a day or two about the fundraiser for Haiti relief and Roy Zimmerman. Deb Filler's show remains at Temple Akiba in Culver City -- plenty of room for all! Please contact me for press comps, additonal information and/or to set up an interview.
In a nutshell ! Details in boxes below -- please note various venues!
* Mon., March 1... Soulful, funny chantuese Teresa Tudury (Janis meets Bette!) & late-night favorite Marc Maron
* Sat., March 27 @ 7:30pm... New Zealand's Funniest Jewish Export -- DEB FILLER!
* Carla Zilbersmith interviewed on ABC News re ALS calendar -- and as motivational speaker!
* Stay tuned! Possible show w/ singing political satirist Roy Zimmerman
* Stay tuned! Big night of comedy & cabaret being planned for mid-March for Haiti & disaster relief
Monday, March 1st at 7:30pm * $20 / $15 w/ RSVP by 2/22
Fields Pianos Recital Hall * 12121 W. Pico (1 door w. of Bundy), level P2 * Park free in lot!
Laughing Matters: An Evening of Serious Comedy
(some of it with a melody & strings attached!)
sublimely neurotic (& oddly lovable!) late-nite favorite Marc Maron
and soulful, comic chanteuse Teresa Tudury
Marc has appeared in countless clubs, performing arts centers, films, and off-Broadway. He hosted an Air America Radio show for four years featuring interviews with personalities cultural and political -- and currently hosts the popular podcast WTF?http://www.wtfpod.com
Engaging his audience as a storyteller, Marc is known for his incisive cultural and political commentary, mystical ruminations, and neurotic insights into human nature. Born in New Jersey and raised in Albuquerque, NM, Marc started his comedy career in the late 80s in Hollywood, as a doorman at the famed Comedy Store. Marc has appeared on just about every TV show that will allow comics, from The Late Show with David Letterman to Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where he is a special favorite.
TERESA TUDURY started writing songs at age 12 and was performing in San Francisco nightclubs by the time she was 15. She has played on and off in the Bay Area for years, and for almost two decades was based in Los Angeles where in addition to music gigs, she wrote comedy and worked as a character actress on stage and screen.
With a deep, sultry voice that magnetizes audiences, and a scathing comedic wit to match, Teresa is a consummate performer who pours out her original songs with power, verve, passion, and disarming humor. Teresa's voice has been described as a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt (LA Weekly). Her vocal stylings are perfectly complemented by her bluesy guitar playing.
Teresa has recorded or performed with such greats as Leonard Cohen, Rickie Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke and Bonnie Bramlett. Now residing in Sonoma County, she continues to perform and write new material.
"It's not clear yet whether singer/comedienne Teresa Tudury is another Tracey Ullman, a new Sophie Tucker or a revitalized Bea Lillie. Her utterly madcap performance...managed to include reference to all of the above-and then some. Tudury is taking risks all over the place, with none of the stiff and predictable inhibitions of a too-established performer...What we're talking about here, folks, is a star in the making." -Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
"Undiscovered gems are a rarity in a city where folks are always on the lookout for the next big thing, but...there's a performer who is perched on the cusp of better things. Her name is Teresa Tudury, and she...is making her reputation the old-fashioned way: She's earning it." -John Carmen, Daily Variety
Parlor Performances in association with Temple Akiba presents
New Zealand's Funniest Jewish Export!
Saturday, March 27 at 7:30pm at Temple Akiba in Culver City
"Magnificent... hilarious... to miss her would be madness." New Zealand Herald
"Consistently clever...extraordinary...tour de force." Philadelphia Enquirer "I was laughing, crying, thinking, feeling...magnificent!" Boston Globe
Described alternatively as warm, gifted, a consummate performer and a complete chameleon, the New York Times says "she has turned to theatre, to writing, to art, in an effort to sort through the experience of growing up in a family with memories too terrible to speak of." Deb's comedic genius should leave no fan of Tracy Ullman or Lily Tomlin disappointed!
Please consider buying a block of seats for friends, charity, professional &/or social groups! (If you'd like to circulate this to friends & associates, I'll be happy to e-mail you a more forwardable-friendly flyer.)
Temple Akiba * 5249 South Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City, CA
Such a deal! $20 ($15 for groups of 8 or more!) w/ RSVP by March 1
Please RSVP ASAP to assure seats! All available seats $25 after March 1
In addition to being the subject of LEAVE THEM LAUGHING (a documentary by Academy Award director John Zaritsky) the beautiful, brilliant, sassy and brassy ALS stricken artist Carla Zilbersmith has (from her wheelchair and with virtually no use of her limbs) mastermided an amazing 2010 Calendar (ALS: Always Looking Sexy) featuring a courageous ALS-stricked individual each month (from teen years to seniors) in a pose from the movies. All proceeds are tax-deductible and support ALS research. Carla was interviewed by ABC TV about this project. More info at: https://alwayslookingsexy2010.alscommunity.org/GroupSite/tabid/54/albumid/278/view/ViewAlbum/Default.aspx Says Carla: It's a funny, sexy, full of life, full of love calendar which will remind you each time you go to write down an appointment how unbearably lucky we all are to live on this beautiful planet. Read Carla's extraordinary blog at www.carlamuses.blogspot.com. More on the film at www.leavethemlaughingfilm.com .