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FORTY-FIVE CANDLES: AN EVENING OF FICTION IN WHICH JOHN HUGHES CHARACTERS GROW THE F*CK UP
Nov 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm| $7
Ferris Bueller is a Goldman Sachs executive charming SEC investigators out of pursuing legal action against him. Claire Standish from The Breakfast Club is a dissatisfied mom and divorcee ruminating over the loser she dated in high school. Join Joe Garden (AdultSwim.com, The Onion) as he hosts a night of fiction based on characters from John Hughes films nearly 30 years later. Featuring Emily Flake (The New Yorker), Liam McEneaney (Tell Your Friends), Julieanne Smolinski (Sirens, GQ), and Rupinder Gill (22 Minutes, On The Outside Looking Indian).
Joe Garden comedy writer and is currently features editor at The Onion, where he created the characters Jim Anchower and Jackie Harvey. He has co-written three books, The Dangerous Book For Dogs, The Devious Book For Cats, and The New Vampire’s Handbook: A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night. He has also been a contributing writer for the PBS animated children’s program WordGirl, has appeared in the film Bad Meat, and was the voice of Phil Cabinet in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode “Hypno-Germ.”
Liam McEneaney has been a professional comedian for the past seven years. Starting on the Lower East side open mic scene, he has since gone on to be the head writer for the Humor Network, has written for the monthly comedy magazine Jest, and Sheek, a women’s magazine in Australia. Liam has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and is a regular panelist on VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” He was called “One of Ten Stand Out Stand Ups Worth Watching” in BackStage magazine, and has gotten write-ups in Time Out NY and the Irish Echo.
Photo: Mindy Tucker
Julieanne Smolinski is a (comedy?) writer whose work has appeared in GQ, Glamour, New York, and lots of other print and internet publications. She is currently a writer for Sirens, which debuts on the USA network in the fall.
After graduating high school as the class valedictorian,
Rupinder studied Arts at the University of Toronto then moved back into her parents’ basement for a year. Her first book, On The Outside Looking Indian, was released in March 2011 and was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for humour writing. She has also written for The National Post, McSweeneys, CBC Radio and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
In her spare time, Rupinder enjoys overeating and watching lots of television, preferably at once. If she could host a dream dinner party, it would include Woody Allen, Bea Arthur and John Ritter. If she could only take one thing to a desert island, it would be a yacht. She is currently working on a new book.
Emily Flake is an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist, and writer. Her work has appeared in Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Forbes, The Nation, and many others.
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Venue: Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Contact: (718) 638-4400 | firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is 21 and over