Featuring a Performance of Bust
BUST is Lauren Weedman’s semi-autobiographical work built around her experiences working as an advocate in a Southern California prison for women while volunteering with Friends Outside. With one foot in Hollywood and the other in jail, the former Daily Show correspondent careens wildly between the two worlds, taking us on a hilarious, poignant, and completely unforgettable ride.
Written and performed by Lauren Weedman
LAUREN WEEDMAN made her television debut on Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART in 2001 as a featured Correspondent. It was at that same time that Lauren was a regular on NPR’s national political satire show REWIND, and appeared in her solo show HOMECOMING, Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre. She has since appeared in numerous movies and television shows, including DATE NIGHT, HBO’s HUNG and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT.
LA Weekly: “breathtaking … a female Robin Williams.”
Washington Post: “hilarious one-woman tour de force, Bust”
LA Times: “laugh-out-loud show…. Weedman, displays a keen eye for human foibles, none more mercilessly revealed than her own.”
Seattle Times: “… excels in its vivid prison segments and its soft-target but rib-tickling satirical snippets and is on track to be one of Weedman’s best shows.”
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Pasadena Playhouse
39 South El Molino Avenue • Pasadena, CA 91101
7:00 p.m. hors d’oeuvres & refreshments
7:30 p.m. program start
RSVP using enclosed form or www.friendsoutsidela.