On sale today: Tickets for Steve Martin and Tina Fey
The event is being presented by Live Talks LA. Ticket prices range from $29 to $119, with the higher end including signed copies of the books by both authors.
Though Fey and Martin are two of America's most gifted comedians, they're not doing a stand-up routine. They're on book tour.
Well, Martin has been on book tour already, talking about his novel "An Object of Beauty" with audiences both appreciative (in L.A.) and not (in N.Y.). Fey's first book, "Bossypants," comes out April 5.
When she's not writing about being a working mom, Fey is one. Her day job (jobs?) is being writer, producer and star on the television series "30 Rock," which is based on a "Saturday Night Live"-like TV show -- which is also, of course, where Fey got her big break on television. Martin is no stranger to "Saturday Night Live," which by 2009 he had hosted 15 times, tied for the most hosting spots with Alec Baldwin, who co-stars in "30 Rock" with Fey. But Baldwin will not be here: This is about Fey and Martin.
Each time I saw Martin speak about his book, he was a bit quicker and a lot funnier than his interviewers. But in Fey, he will have an equal on stage: It's a literary event not to be missed.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: Tina Fey with Steve Martin in the 2008 film "Baby Mama." Credit: Universal Pictures