Join actor, producer and entrepreneur Seth Rogen for hilarious, honest and insightful stories from his life to date – from falling in love and taking drugs to stand-up comedy and making movies.
Seth Rogen is an icon of contemporary comedy. From starring in Judd Apatow classics like Freaks and Geeks and The Forty-Year Old Virgin to masterminding hugely comic book adaptations (Preacher and The Green Hornet), and producing Academy Award-nominated modern classics like The Disaster Artist, he is an unstoppable force in the movie business – alongside his work as a philanthropist helping families cope with Alzheimer’s and the founder of a lifestyle business, Houseplant, in his native Canada.
Now he adds another string to his bow. In Yearbook, a collection of essays and true stories about his life and the strangeness of Hollywood, he shares his experiences growing up (including hanging out behind the 7-Eleven, which was as dangerous as a saloon in a western movie), doing stand-up comedy as a teenager, moving to L.A. after being cast in Freaks and Geeks (a city where he would meet many of his heroes, and learn first-hand why that’s inadvisable), and making movies (from Superbad to The Interview) like the ones he grew up loving.
In this laugh-out-loud stream with Evan Goldberg, his long-time producer and collaborator, Seth take us into the world of Yearbook and shares his misadventures in the film business and beyond.
His mother Sandy says: “At first I was worried that Seth was writing a book, because I was like, ‘Oh no! What’s he gonna say?’ I was actually scared to even read it. But I’m very happy I did. It’s not really a memoir, like I thought it might be. I guess it’s more of a bunch of funny true stories? Does that make sense? He talks about doing stand-up when he was a kid (I drove him to all his shows!), his grandparents, high school, moving to LA, meeting some famous people, things like that. If I’m being honest, I really wish there wasn’t so much drug talk. Why does he need all that! It’s like, ‘We get it!’ And some of the stories? I mean, they’re entertaining, but I was just shocked they happened and he never told me! Overall, I think it’s more sweet and funny than anything, so I like it, and I’m glad he wrote it, but I’d be even more glad if he called me more.”
This streaming event is produced by Fane Productions:
It was originally broadcast by LA Talks Live.
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Yearbook (RRP £20.00) deliverable to any UK address.
For one night only, the event will be broadcast on 14th June at 18.30 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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