Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tucson: Alt comedy guru Beth Lapides coming to Tucson - show and workshop


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Alt comedy guru Beth Lapides come to Tucson with a June mini-festival of screenings, workshop and a new solo show

 Beth Lapides is a paradigm-shifting cultural visionary. She's the creator and host of 'Un-Cabaret', the legendary alternative comedy show that created a revolution in personal storytelling - and led to the current wave of storytelling shows around the country including Tucson's own Odyssey Storytelling.

 She has appeared on NPR, Politically Incorrect and Sex and the City. She's the author of "Did I Wake You", a critically-acclaimed book of haiku and writes a column called "My Other Car is a Yoga Mat" for LA Yoga Magazine.

 Now Odyssey's producer Penelope Starr is bringing Beth to Tucson with a 3-ring circus of progressive entertainment including:


Wed. & Thurs. June 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. – Beth Lapides curates and hosts "The Other Network", a festival of the best un-aired TV pilots ever made introduced by their creators, including Conan O'Brien, Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow, starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano and more at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tickets $8.00 general; $7.00 Loft Cinema members. Double Feature Ticket (good for both nights):  $14.00 general; $12.00 Loft members at The Loft box-office, or call 520-795-0844.


Saturday, June 19, 7 p.m. – Beth Lapides performs her new solo show, "100% Happy 88% of the Time", a turned-on tour-de-force that combines story, science and standup, multi-media, music and metaphysics at Club Congress311 E. Congress St. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance at


Sunday, June 20, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Beth Lapides and husband/partner Greg Miller lead a special one-day intensive session of "The Comedian's Way", a workshop for writers, performers and other humans at Club Congress. $20 at the door, $15 in advance at


For more info contact Greg Miller 760-327-4656 or

Penelope Starr 520-319-2464 


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