Friday Night Laughter @ the Library will feature humor novelist, columnist and TV writer, Bill Scheft and his wife, award-winning comedienne, Adrienne Tolsch, who will share their real-life story – Partners in Life & Comedy.
After 12 years as a stand-up comedian, Bill Scheft became a monologue writer for “Late Night with David Letterman,” a post he held for 17 years, garnering 15 Emmy nominations. A creative regular on award shows, roasts and TV specials – including the Oscars, Espys, Emmys and Grammys – his work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times, Slate as well as many collections of short humor. Scheft is widely known for his weekly humor columns in Sports Illustrated’s, “The Show,” and prior to that, “The Monologue,” in ESPN Magazine. He is the author of the critically acclaimed first novel, The Ringer, Time Won’t Let Me, a finalist for the 2006 Thurber Prize for American Humor (the nation’s highest) and, most recently, of Everything Hurts, published in April.
Newsweek dubbed his wife, Adrienne Tolsch, “One of the New Queens of Comedy,” and the [NY] Daily News called her “one of the best in the business.” She has received two Bistro Awards and three Manhattan Association of Cabaret Awards for Outstanding Performance. Her first and second one-woman shows, “Trucks, Guns and Mayonnaise,” and “None of Your Damn Business,” won “Cabaret Hotline” awards in 2004 and 2006. She began her career at NY’s Catch a Rising Star, has headlined at every major American comedy club, at casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and performed in London, Melbourne and Hobart, Tasmania. She has opened for Jay Leno, The Pointer Sisters, Bobby Vinton, Pat Cooper, Chita Rivera, Clint Holmes and Billy Crystal. In addition, she is an artist in media ranging from pen and ink to watercolor and paper construction.
Don’t miss these real-life partners and their rib-tickling to laugh-out-loud stories about living and working together in the hilarious world of comedy.
Copies of Bill’s newest book, Everything Hurts, will be available for sale and signing. Free Admission. Donations greatly appreciated.