Ellen Forney is taking her hilarious and sexy I LOVE LED ZEPPELIN road show on tour once again, this time in San Francisco and again in Seattle. After four standing room only performances in Seattle thus far, Forney takes her act to Seattle's WILD ROSE bar on Capitol Hill next Thursday, March 1st. The following week -- Wednesday, March 7 -- Forney will hit San Francisco for the first time, appearing at the illustrious BOOKSMITH in Haight-Ashbury.
Forney's interdisciplinary performance must be seen to be appreciated, mixing comics, performance art, animation and more into a riotous and ribald evening of entertainment. According to the Los Angeles Times, "I Love Led Zeppelin is a beautiful book, but it has a sneaky beauty. Amid the post-punk attitudes, the hints of sadomasochism and wry looks on characters faces, Forney offers real laughter and glimpses into the human. Sometimes you have to trick people into happiness. Forney pulls off this trick again and again." San Francisco audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience Seattle resident Forney's engaging comics during this lively multi-media presentation.
The evenings will feature Forney performing as narrator with flash cartoon clips of her wildly amusing observations on contemporary urban culture, including her elegy to live-fast, die-young ethos "The Final Soundtrack," which inspired the title of her book. The programs will also include her collaboration with comedian Margaret Cho "How to Be a Fabulous Fag Hag," and her early brush with celebrity in "My Date with Camille Paglia."
In his lyrical introduction to I Love Led Zeppelin, published by Seattle-based Fantagraphics Books, acclaimed author Sherman Alexie describes Forney's work as "eclectic, smart, sexy, funny and hotter than five-star curry." Salon.com calls the book "bold" and "badass." Fun Home author Alison Bechdel calls Forney, "A frickin’ force of nature."
Official Website: http://www.ellenforney.com/
Added by EricReynolds on February 19, 2007