It's always a magical occurrence when a podcast you enjoy, one day, Pinocchio-like, becomes a real, live event. Join How Was Your Week? host Julie Klausner and house band Ted Leo and the Pharmacists for what is sure to be another excellent evening of music, comedy, and surprises.
Julie Klausner is a comedy writer/performer, podcaster, and author. Her podcast, How Was Your Week, was recently named one of the best 10 comedy podcasts of the moment by Rolling Stone and one of the best podcasts in GQ's Comedy Issue and in the New York Times. Her first book, I Don't Care About Your Band, was optioned by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, in 2010. Julie's TV staff writing credits include Funny Or Die Presents: Billy On The Street, Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins, and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She's also written for Robert Smigel's "TV Funhouse" on SNL, and for comedy legend Joan Rivers on a few different occasions.
Currently, she's finishing a YA Novel called Art Girls Are Easy for Little, Brown and writing a pilot based the novel Apocalipstick for NBC. She also recaps The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for NYMag.com, and will soon recap The Real Housewives of New York City as
Ted Leo came to indie fame in the late-'80s New York hardcore scene by playing with Citizen's Arrest and Animal Crackers. He then moved to Washington, D.C. where he founded Chisel, a mod/punk outfit that you should already know about. When they disbanded, Ted headed up north to New York City and started playing as Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and eventually signed with Matador Records. He released his first record with them, The Brutalist Bricks, in 2010. Catch Ted Leo and the Pharmacists on tour this fall all over the US of A.
Jim Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences after achieving milestones in stand-up, acting and writing. As approachable as he is edgy, Jim is responsible for some of the funniest and most memorable moments in recent television (primetime, cable and the late-night circuit) and film. As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan's clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." His recent one-hour Comedy Central Special, CD and DVD, all entitled "Beyond the Pale," have catapulted Gaffigan to being one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today. The DVD for "Beyond the Pale" went gold within the first six months. His latest special, "King Baby", ranked as one of the top Comedy Central stand-up specials of 2009. Gaffigan's new 75-minute stand up special, Mr Universe, is available to stream and download atjimgaffigan.com.
Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor at BuzzFeed.com, proprietor of "Sorry I missed Your Party," and innovator in the field of "found schadenfreude." She has been called an "online curiosity collector," is a Twitter power user, and is a Gawker contributor.