Funny Kiwis, rockin’ Israelis, radio Glass, Amy Arbus
Saturday the 10th
Billing Deb Filler as “New Zealand’s funniest Jewish export” may beg us to try to think of just one other funny Kiwi, period. But heaped on top of that somewhat faint praise are glowing reviews from many publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Boston Globe. Tonight, the comic actress, who’s also been called “consistently clever,” “warm,” “gifted” and “funny,” presents “Don’t Get Me Started” at Steinway Hall.
8 p.m. $25. Steinway Hall at Fields Pianos, 12121 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 471-3979.
Sunday the 11th
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One radio star unlikely to be killed by the likes of video is “This American Life” host Ira Glass. In addition to the popular weekly public radio broadcast, he’s recently been working on a Showtime network spin-off. He and his band of merry contributors present “This American Life: Listen to the T.V.,” a live and in-person variation on the radio program. Sneak preview clips and behind-the-scenes footage of the TV show are also promised.
Wednesday the 14th
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Getting fired by Woody Allen could have been one of the worst career moments for Annabel Gurwitch. Instead, she made that lemon into lemonade with a popular theatrical piece called, “Fired!” The stage production became a book, which became a documentary featuring personal stories about getting canned. The film opens this week and includes stories by famous people like Sarah Silverman and Ben Stein, as well as regular folks like the rest of us.