ONE NIGHT ONLY! Join Winnipeg born comedy legend David Steinberg for a special film screening in celebration of his new book Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bit of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades (Knopf). This film will only be screened once and registration is required to participate. It will not be available for viewing thereafter.
This event presented by McNally Robinson Booksellers in association with The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Knopf and Penguin Random House Canada.
The video will include extended footage from David featuring such comedy luminaries as Chris Rock, Larry David, Martin Short, and others along with stories from the man himself. Pre-ordered copies of the book will be signed, while supplies last.
David Steinberg: a rabbi’s son from Winnipeg, Canada, who at age fifteen enrolled at Hebrew Theological College in Chicago (the rabbinate wasn’t for him) and four years later, entered the master’s program in English literature at the University of Chicago, until he saw Lenny Bruce, the “Blue Boy” of Comedy, the coolest guy Steinberg had ever seen, and joined Chicago’s Second City improvisational group, becoming, instead, the comedian’s comedian, director, actor, working with, inspired by, teaching, and learning from the most celebrated, admired, complicated comedians, then and now–a funny, moving, provocative, insightful look into the soul, wit, and bite of comedy and comedians–a universe unto itself–of the last half-century.
By the man the New York Times calls “a comic institution himself,” the only comedian (twenty-six years in stand-up) to have made Elie Wiesel laugh, as well as having appeared on The Tonight Show (140 times, second only to Bob Hope, but who’s counting). From the director of TV comedy series Mad About You, Seinfeld, Friends, Weeds and Curb Your Enthusiasm.