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.
“Everyone has an origin story. For comedians, they're usually pretty sad, tortured, and depressing. Brian Posehn's is no different, and yet he's so different. Forever Nerdy is a memoir about being brave enough to take your torture and find a way to make it your bliss, and is so fun to read you're gonna wish you took even longer poops.” – Sarah Silverman, author of The Bedwetter
“Forever Nerdy is the only book on Brian Posehn and his curious, eventful, sad, sometimes tragic, defiant, fun, loopy life that you will ever need to read. Throw away all the others on this subject matter and get this one! Joyce had his Ulysses, now Posehn has his Forever Nerdy to engage your eyeballs and wile away your hours, whether you're stuck in Omaha, or in an airport, or on the toilet, or perhaps in a toilet on an airplane over Omaha (a trifecta). Buy it, read it, commit it to memory, and you can be on my team on trivia night!” – Bob Odenkirk of Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, and Mr. Show
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 Poker podcast 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.
Please note: This event will be at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
This is an all ages event. The bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.
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