- July 16, 2019
-- Openly gay stand-up comedian and prolific character actor Jason Stuart (with host Alexandra Paul) will discuss and sign his new book Shut Up, I'm Talking!: Coming Out in Hollywood and Making It to the Middle
at Book Soup on Los Angeles on Friday, August 2nd
.Shut Up, I'm Talking!
chronicles the life and career of actor and comedian Jason Stuart. It's the funny, poignant story of a gay Jewish boy whose life changed after seeing Funny Girl at a second-run movie theatre in Hollywood. "I thought to myself, I'm in love with Omar Sharif - who am I left to be but Barbra Streisand! And I'm a guy... Oy!" It's about surviving a crazy family who survived the Holocaust and clearing up the wreckage of one's past while learning how to become a man.
Stuart's credits include TV shows "Will & Grace" and Judd Apatow's "Love," as well as masterful character work in dozens of feature films, such as "Tangerine" and "Birth of a Nation." Stuart's comedic chops can be seen in his new web series "Smothered,"
which he co-created with Mitch Hara, and the feature film "DIVOS!" He can be heard on his new weekly show on Dash Radio, "Riffing with Jason Stuart" and he stars in upcoming films "Immortal" with Samm Levine and Dylan Baker and "Abducted" with Michael Urie and Scout Taylor-Compton. Stuart also stars in the dramatic short "Hank," which won the Best LGBTQ Short at this year's Los Angeles International Film Festival. He also plays the voice of "The Dispatcher" in the sci-fi thriller "The Fare," which airs this fall.
The signing at Book Soup will start at 7 pm. Book Soup is located at 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.https://www.booksoup.com/event/jason-stuart-alexandra-paul-discusses-and-signs-shut-i%E2%80%99m-talking-coming-out-hollywood-and