Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Found out about this from Fresh Yarn



All info below taken from the Fired! site

Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Cancelled, Downsized, and Dismissed

Gurwitch's popular Web site (www.firedbyannabellegurwitch.com) entices people to turn in their best tales of their worst firings; the cream of that crop is gathered in this star-studded collection of misery. The book is divided into chapters with titles like "The Job So Terrible You Can Only Hope to Be Fired" and "The Time You Deserved to Be Fired," but mostly it's just tales of horrible things happening to funny people.

Gurwitch's own piece - in which she's canned from her role in a play written and directed by an officious Woody Allen, who told her "You look retarded" - is par for the course, with its droll humor and dash of celebrity. Comedians Bill Maher, D.L. Hughley, Bob Saget and Andy Borowitz all get in their zingers, while Illeana Douglas composes a poem that ranges from getting fired as a coat check girl ("How is it / possible to be fired hanging coats? / I have arms. I know what coats are") to high farce with borderline psychotic filmmakers. The few noncelebrities invited to share their woes are generally less funny, though they tend to be more unpredictable, such as the ex-White House chef who provides a nice recipe for seared scallops. (Mar. 7)


Please join Annabelle, Martha McCully, Andy Borowitz and Brian Unger for the first book signing event!

Wednesday, March 1st,

Borders Books and Music

100 Broadway

New York, NY 10005

Thursday, March 2nd
7:00 - 8:30pm

Makor / 92nd Street Y

35 W. 67th St.

New York, NY 10023

Fired! Tragically Comedic Tales

Tonya Pinkins, Andy Borowitz, Carl Capatorto, Martha McCully, Brian Unger, Fisher Stevens and Annabelle Gurwitch

What do many of the most talented writers and performers have in common? They�ve all been fired! Contributors to Fired! Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed, edited by actress and writer Annabelle Gurwitch (fired by her idol, Woody Allen), tell their hilarious-but-true stories of suffering at the hands of woeful managerial misjudgment.

Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

Visit 92y.org for more information and tickets.

Fired! Two live shows at the Aspen Comedy Festival & a special sneak preview of the film

March 9 - 10

Screenings 12:15pm March 9th and 2:15 pm March 11th,
Staged readings at Belly Up: 4pm March 9th and 2pm March 10th
With Dana Gould, Paul F. Thompkins, Brian Unger and more...

For more information visit HBO Comedy Festival or USCAF.

Fired! goes to the South By Southest Film Festival

March 11 - 12

Signing and screening: signing at 3:30 pm and screening at 4:30 pm at Austin Convention Center.
Catch Illeana Douglas, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross appearing with Annabelle.

For more information visit South By Southwest .


Tuesday, March 21st

With Jeff Garlin,  Fresh Yarn.com's Hillary Carlip, Atlantic Magazine writer Lori Gottlieb and more!


Duttons Brentwood

11975 San Vincente

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Friday, March 31st 7:45pm

With: Upright Citizen's Brigade's Matt Walsh, Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants author Jill Soloway and author of Wet and Delicious, Mark Haskell Smith, Ditching Doctor Right author Elizabeth Warner and more!


Skylight books

1818 N. Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Fired Again! - May 3rd, 4th, 5th at 8pm, May 6th at 3pm, and May 7th at 4pm

With Mo Rocca, tv writer  Maxine Lapiduss (Ellen),  actress Jane Edith Wilson (Significant Others on Showtime),  Scott Carter (producer of Real Time with Bill Maher) tv producer Jonathan Groff ( former head writer  Conan O’brien), and more...

L.A. Theater Works

681 Venice Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

Go to www.latheatreworks.com for tickets


Thursday, April 20th

Reading at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

441 Freedom Parkway

Atlanta, Georgia 30307-1498


Thursday, April 20th

Signing with contributor Joyce Beeber

April 24th 8:00pm

Books & Books

933 Lincoln Rd.

Miami Beach, FL 33140


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