Live Talks Los Angeles presents An Evening with Penn Jillette on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica. Penn Jillette, the larger and louder half of Penn & Teller, the legendary magic and comedy act, will discuss his new collection of spiritual rants and hilarious ravings, Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! (to be released November 13, 2012). The talk is part of Live Talks Los Angeles’ art and culture evening series of talks with speakers from the worlds of art and entertainment. The event is at 8:00pm, with a reception from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Tickets are $20, $40 with Jillette’s book, and $95, which includes the book and pre-event reception. The event will take place at Track 16 Gallery in Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1, Santa Monica, CA 90404). For more information please visit www.livetalksla.org.
Jillette’s new book applies his trademark wit and sharp observations to subjects like the horrors of Christmas carols, celebrating his children’s birthdays, and the finer points of Fourth of July and Halloween. His Live Talks LA appearance will allow the audience to experience Jillette, up close and personal, in an intimate setting. Proceeds from tickets to the reception support the upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles emerging voices/authors series of events that commence in 2013.
Summary of Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! –
Let’s be honest—nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette – the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller – whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike. Whether he’s contemplating the possibility of life after death, deconstructing popular Christmas carols, or just calling bullsh*t on Donald Trump’s apprentice training, Jillette does not fail to shock and delight his readers. And, as ever, underneath these rollicking rants lie a deeply personal philosophy and a generous spirit, which find joy and meaning in family, and peace in the simple beauty of the everyday. Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! is a hysterical affirmation of life’s magic from one of the most distinctly perceptive and provocative humorists writing today.
Penn Jillette –
Penn Jillette is an American illusionist, comedian, musician, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller, and advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free market capitalism. He has danced with the stars, been nominated for more than fifteen Emmy awards, and published a New York Times bestselling book, God, No! When he isn’t headlining in Las Vegas, Jillette writes books, makes countless TV and film appearances, and produces movies (The Aristocrats). In 2012, he was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice. His passionate proselytizing has long delighted fans, believers and nonbelievers alike.