SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles
June 09, 2008 16:57 ET
Author and Comedian Lewis Black Speaks With Joel Stein at TOWN HALL LA
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Lewis Black, author and comedian, will speak
with writer Joel Stein on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Writers Guild
Theater as a part of TOWN HALL's ongoing Writers Bloc series.
Black's latest work, "Me of Little Faith," is an exploration of the effects
of religion and faith on his life. In more than two dozen essays that
investigate everything from the differences between how Christians and Jews
celebrate their holidays, to the politics of faith, to people's individual
search for transcendence, Black explores his unique odyssey through
religion and belief.
Black performs over 200 nights a year to sold-out audiences throughout
Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He continues to perform
"Back in Black" on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and won a Grammy award
for Best Comedy Album in 2007.
Stein began his career as a writer and researcher for "Martha Stewart
Living." Stein joined TIME in August 1997. He gained notice for his
celebrity Q&As and for his anecdotal humor columns. Prior to moving to Los
Angeles, Stein taught a humor writing class at Princeton.
Throughout its 70-year history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions with
notable authors such as Carl Sagan and Ray Bradbury. This year, TOWN HALL's
Writer's Bloc welcomed actor and author Steve Martin, and welcomes back Gore
Vidal on June 24.
TOWN HALL Los Angeles is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization comprised
of leaders and engaged citizens dedicated to open public discussion on the
issues facing our society. Being a civic organization in the "Creative
Capital of the World," TOWN HALL members crave outlets for their interests.
TOWN HALL's Writers Bloc series brings compelling speakers and topics to
the Los Angeles community. To question prominent authors on their latest
works, join TOWN
All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event.
**Please credit TOWN HALL Los Angeles in your coverage.
When: Thursday, June 19, 2008
7:30 PM program with Audience Q&A
Where: Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Note to reporters and editors: The organization uses the full name TOWN
HALL Los Angeles. Please do not make generic as in 'town hall.'
For more information, visit www.townhall-la.org, Cost: $20.
Media RSVP to Deborah Weinberg at TOWN HALL Los Angeles 213.312.9307 or