You probably remember her from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and may even have seen her recently in a guest role on United States of Tara. Lauren Weedman is one of the funniest people I've ever had the pleasure of seeing in person -- and now, she brings her new show Bust to NYC.
Here's the show's description:
Bust goes behind bars and into the echoing chambers of the punishing psyche of former Daily Show correspondent Lauren Weedman. Juggling (sometimes) paying acting jobs and her volunteer gig in the L.A. County Jail, Lauren’s gotten an in-depth look at the L.A. penal system so that you don’t need to! Our heroine brings her humor, energy and biting self-indictment to this intelligent and funny portrayal of incarcerated women and the mixed motives that brought Lauren to their door. Directed by Allison Narver.
The show is at the Ars Nova theater at 8 PM on July 23. I'm totally going! For tickets, click here.
In television, Jim co-created an original animated pilot for the Disney Channel, and contributed comic material to four annual Oscar-themed comedy specials airing on Comedy Central, hosted by his partner, Frank DeCaro of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. In 2010, Jim and Frank's comedic music video with Fredrick Ford, "Betty White Lines" went viral, and was featured on The Today Show and CNN's Showbiz Tonight.
Jim has written for entertainment media since his days as the Film Editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian, the college newspaper at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a degree in marketing from the Wharton School of Business. Originally from Wayne, New Jersey, he now lives in Los Angeles with Frank and their mischievous Boston terrier, Gabby.