LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!
"I Wish There Was More"
Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.
"A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, "Here dwells a happily single young woman!" But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from.
"Resonated Big Time"
From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.
"Some very entertaining, some not"
Julia Sweeney goes biking in Ecuador, earns the best massage of her life, and goes scuba swimming with dolphins.
This now out-of-print underground release captures the incredible energy, creativity, and hysteria of the Un-Cabaret's birth. The legendary show was hailed as the "mother-show of alternative comedy" as Beth and her friends forged a new style of comedy that was real, true, intimate, emotional, and sometimes painfully honest.
"Fragmented and poorly produced"
These high-impact standup performances are all about violence. On the screen, in their dreams, and in their living rooms, these insightful comedians take a licking and keep on kicking whether they're getting advice from action-film master John Woo, confronting vicious dogs, or getting firebombed by terrorists!
Before Julia gave up on God and embraced atheism, she was on a desperate search for the right venue for her spirituality - as you'll hear in this hilarious and heartfelt performance.
Julia loses herself in the desert of Morocco and reclaims her sexuality, despite a chafing camel ride and a misfire with one of the tour guides.
Julia Sweeney confronts a Nanny and single-motherhood when she adopts a Chinese baby girl!
Here are the original performances of Julia Sweeney's stories about adopting a baby from China, which later become In the Family Way. JULIA SWEENEY launched her career by playing Pat on Saturday Night Live. She has gone on to write and star in acclaimed one-person shows, including God Said Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God, all developed at the Un-Cabaret.
Here are the original performances of Julia Sweeney's stories about adopting a baby from China, which later became In the Family Way.
JULIA SWEENEY launched her career by playing Pat on Saturday Night Live. She has gone on to write and star in acclaimed one-person shows, including God Said Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God, all developed at the Un-Cabaret.
Julia went to Vegas for the film festival, but she stayed for the lap dance.
Julia Sweeney went to Vegas for the film festival, but she stayed for the lap dance.
Julia experiences the struggle for survival in nature and class struggle with her fellow travelers.
Julia goes to cooking school in Mexico, learns to make mole using stone age tools and that she shouldn't take travel advice from some random woman on a treadmill.
Julia's travel rampage continues with a trip to the Galapgos, with side trips into the politics of evolution, a brief debate about astrology with Beth, and how to deal with a crazy fellow traveler.
Julia takes a marathon bike ride into the mountains of Morocco and rediscovers the joys of a furtive hand on the knee, courtesy of the other tour guide.
Julia Sweeney reveals the dark secret of her Grandma's piano and has an encounter with an apocalyptic piano tuner, then goes on to visit a dog show and coin a new holiday: "Single Day."