Brian Posehn / Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal

When
Event has passed (Mon Nov 12, 2018 - Mon Nov 12, 2018)
Where
The Bindery
Time
7:30-9:00
Cost
Free
Tags
Literary

Description

The Bindery hosts a special evening with comedian, actor, and forever nerd Brian Posehn for his new memoir Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal. Please join us!

 “I’m a full-blown nerd,” Posehn writes in the preface. “And by full-blown nerd, I mean I’m obsessed with a bunch of cool stuff that dumb people think is uncool, like comics, Dungeons & Dragons, action and horror movies, and HEAVY FUCKING METAL.” 

Forever Nerdy is a collection of stories from his life that amount to a celebration of growing up nerdy and different. Brian, now middle-aged with a wife, child, and thriving career, still feels like an outsider and is as big a nerd as ever. But that's okay, because in his five decades of nerdom he's discovered that the key to happiness is not growing up. You can be a nerd forever and still become a beloved comedian, writer, and actor. Or, as Brian introduces himself, “a mildly successful, not-so-widely known stand-up comic, writer, and actor mostly known for playing weirdos and half-wits in sitcoms.” 

We learn of his retreats to the Dunbar Elementary school library which, of all places, is where his obsession with KISS began; his watching Jaws repeatedly at his local movie theatre in the summer of ’75; the lethal combo of being super tall and super skinny with dorky black framed glasses, pimples, and braces; reading The Exorcist for the first time; getting kicked out of the house by his mother at 19; and that he inherited the dark side of his humor from Grandpa and the crass side from Nana. 

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Brian Posehn has appeared on Lady Dynamite, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program, and was a writer and performer on HBO's Mr. Show. He co-produced Netflix's With Bob and David and starred in the dark indie comedy Uncle Nick. He hosts and produces the Nerd Pokerpodcast and co-wrote a run of Marvel's Deadpool. His next project is a comedy metal album titled Offenders of the Fake, featuring members of Anthrax, Dethklok, Slayer, and Soundgarden. 

Location

location
  1. The Bindery 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA