LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Award winning writer and storyteller Dylan Brody returns to The Original IMPROVisation on Melrose Ave., Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 8pm with an all-new installment of his smash success DYLAN BRODY’S THINKING ALLOWED - An Evening of Storytelling. Today it was announced that Brody’s Special Guest will be Marc Cherry, the creator of ABC’s phenom Desperate Housewives.
In November, Brody produced the IMPROVisation’s first-ever all story-telling program and performed to a packed house and rave reviews.
Todd Schwartz of CBS Radio gave the show his highest rating of four stars and said, “It was with tremendous delight that I discovered Dylan Brody, a man for whom storytelling is an undeniable gift, and a gift that, happily, he is willing to share. He was born to do it as surely as Picasso was born for the canvas. Without any smoke and mirrors, Brody seems to have re-invented the form. He is a sharp, compelling presence, and may well be this generation’s Mort Sahl.” He also described the show as “fresh and innovative,” and drew parallels to the work of Spaulding Grey and Garrison Keillor.
Each 90 minute show offers literary readings by some of the best and the brightest talent in the arts and entertainment industries today. Drawing from the worlds of television, film, theater, stand-up comedy and any other medium in which he finds compelling performers, Mr. Brody invites his guests to write and present original stories, creating an evening that is intimate, incisive, sometimes hilarious and often poignant. For January’s show, in addition to Marc Cherry, Mr. Brody will be joined by hostess Jane Edith Wilson, Story Salon regular Ellen Cox, and comic and performance artist Joe Wilson.
“I was a fan of Dylan’s long before I represented him. Dylan is a true original, a dynamo, and a real pleasure to watch. It’s terrific that the folks at the IMPROV have also seen the strength and breadth of what Dylan does. It’s a great venue for storytelling, and this is a great way to kick off 2008!” says manager Peter Hankwitz.
This installment of DYLAN BRODY’S THINKING ALLOWED - An Evening of Story Telling will take place on Tuesday, January 15th at 8pm at the Original IMPROVisation at 8162 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, California 90046. Tickets are $13 with a two item minimum. Reservations can be made by calling (323) 651-2583.
Dylan Brody is a published author, an award-winning playwright, a seasoned performer and a radio personality. His two novels A Tale of a Hero and the Song of her Sword and The Warm Hello have gained widespread notoriety in the young adult market. He won a Stanley Drama Award for his play Mother May I and his promotional copy for the hit Big Momma’s House earned Mr. Brody a nomination for a Golden Trailer Award. Before his reinvention as a story-teller, Mr. Brody traveled the world performing stand-up comedy along side some of the brightest luminaries in comedy today including Adam Sandler, Dennis Miller, Jerry Seinfeld, John Lovitz and Richard Belzer. He made appearances on A&E’s Comedy on the Road and FOX TV’s Comedy Express. He has also written jokes used by dozens of comedians, including Jay Leno in his Tonight Show monologues. Mr. Brody’s stories appear regularly on KYCY Radio in San Francisco, streamed globally at KYOUradio.com and occasionally on WBAI in New York. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Corwin, and his lovely wife, whose name escapes him at the moment. For more detailed information on Dylan Brody log onto www.dylanbrody.com