You may not know Andy Borowitz. But without him, movie fans would be deprived of one of their most heroic action stars. No not Shia LeBouf. I'm talking of course about Will Smith. But although Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a show Borowitz co-created in 1990, pretty much secured Smith's place in the annals of superstardom, Borowitz said goodbye to Hollywood after the show ended its six-season run on NBC. So where did he go? To the Internet of course! Since 2001 he's been cranking out thousands of hilarious fake new stories on his Borowitz Report website, while his Twitter account was recently ranked #1 in the world by Time magazine. In addition to his Internet writing, Borowitz is also a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other prestigious publications that are not, I repeat, not, on the Internet. Next Tuesday Borowitz will leave his blistery New York City abode to chat it up with fellow funnyman Patton Oswalt at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. The discussion will include Borowitz's musings on life, his career, he may even give insight into whether or not Will Smith is as cool in person as he is on screen. For my money, any guy who can punch out an alien with a single jab then come up with the priceless one-liner, "Welcome to Earth!" is aces in my book. But hey, that's just me.
Just The Facts
What: Andy Borowitz in Conversation with Patton Oswalt
Where: Saban Theatre, 8440 W. Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
When: Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30pm
Contact: For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/210657