The basic tenets of sketch comedy prescribe a commitment to bizarre choices and the exploration of new worlds from unusual perspectives. In I Don’t Care About Your Band, Julie Klausner demonstrates an extraordinary dedication to her comedic craft by applying those same fundamentals of humor to her romantic life. This strategy, like any comedy performance, proves to be intermittently effective, but, when it hits, it hits hard. Klausner, who professes to “love men like it is [her] job,” has survived relationships with indie rockers, trust funders, pornographers, felons, hipsters, and at least one genuinely insane person, and, while she may not have made it through completely unscathed, she has generated enough emotional fallout and neurosis to fuel her writing for the rest of her life. I Don’t Care About Your Band documents a unique quest for love, success, and acceptance and the malarkey everyone has to put up with just to find a little peace.
Julie Klausner is a comedy writer whose credits include Best Week Ever, Mulaney, and Billy On the Street. She is starring in the upcoming Difficult People on Hulu, and she is the host of the podcast How Was Your Week?. In addition to I Don’t Care About Your Band, she is also the author of a book for young adults Art Girls Are Easy. Comedy god Amy Poehler has been quoted as saying, “Read everything Julie Klausner writes and listen to everything Julie Klausner says. She is hilarious, wise and smarter than you. She has a way of writing that makes you feel included. She is sharp and warm at the same time. I adore her.”
Join the Stand Up Sit Down Book Club on Monday April 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the cafe at BookPeople to show off your own romantic scars, laugh at past mistakes, and talk about the hilarious and poignant I Don’t Care About Your Band by Julie Klausner. The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club meets on the last Monday of every month to banter over books, cackle about culture, and discuss the finest in comedy memoirs and comedic literature. Leave irony behind and come to BookPeople this Monday to celebrate the lost art of unpretentious laughter.
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