Well, This Is Me: A Book Launch with The New Yorker’s Asher Perlman

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Well, This Is Me: A Book Launch with The New Yorker’s Asher Perlman Showtimes | June 2024
June 2024

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About the Show

Asher Perlman takes a break from making cartoons for The New Yorker and writing for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to launch his debut book and host a comedy show AT THE SAME TIME. Join him and special guest Abby McEnany (Showtime’s Work In Progress) for what is sure to be the most fun you have ever had in your entire life.

Tickets include entry to the event as well as a copy of Well, This Is Me. A book signing will take place immediately following.

About Asher:
Asher Perlman is an Emmy-nominated, WGA award-winning, Peabody-award-winning comedian based in Brooklyn. He is currently a writer for The Late Show, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, and a performer with The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Asher is an alumnus of The Second City e.t.c. and touring company, and his award-winning short film, “Accountabilibuddies,” was an official selection at the Just For Laughs Film Festival. Learn more: @asherperlman

About the Book:
A blend of Asher’s classics and never-before-seen material, this collection gives the people what they want: universal health care. Okay, not that, but something almost as important: a delightful book, chock-full of cartoons about everything from a dog’s encounter with a genie to the Tin Man’s trip to Jiffy Lube.

Conveniently broken up into thematic chapters, Well, This Is Me explores traditional comedy playgrounds, like travel and work, as well as more lighthearted subjects, like death and dying.

Advance Praise for Well This Is Me:
“Asher Perlman can do in one frame what I need two hours and seventeen minutes to accomplish half as well! Insightful, human, and hilarious.” (Judd Apatow)

“Asher’s cartoons are just like him: very funny, keenly attuned to the inherent strangeness of existence, and very, very bald. He has such a rapier wit that one would do almost anything to avoid being lampooned by his pen (say, write a blurb to promote his cartoon compilation).” (Stephen Colbert)

“Asher Perlman’s cartoons are the kind of funny that make you question what it is to be a person, but in a good way.” (Ben Stiller)

“Thank goodness for Asher’s sense of humor. His unique style of comedy ranges from silly to brilliant to absurd. This book is laugh-out-loud funny. I’m so glad to finally have all these cartoons in one spot! (on my coffee table)” (Amber Ruffin)

“Any hack can conjure up the absurdity of human existence in a six hundred page novel (yeah you heard me, titans of literature!), but to do it with one image and one caption takes real genius. Asher Perlman’s comics are pure gold, and this collection is a treasure trove.” (Rian Johnson)

“Asher Perlman is the James Joyce of cartooning… if James Joyce was consistently hilarious and could draw well.” (Paul Feig)

“Asher Perlman is so goddamn funny that I laughed out loud perusing even the cartoons in this book that I’d previously cruelly rejected. He deserves every reader’s love at all times forever.” (Emma Allen)

“Asher Perlman has a keen ear for all our odd inner wants and murmurings. But luckily he also has a hand that can draw pictures about them that make us really really laugh (and feel less weird and alone). He also has a whole rest of his body, which is great too. But mainly right now, I’m focusing on the ear, the hand, and this remarkable book they made.” (John Hodgman)

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