An Evening with Fran Lebowitz, March 30
Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank welcomes Fran Lebowitz on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
In a cultural landscape with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of the most insightful social commentators.
Her essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media — as well as her pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an “important humorist in the classic tradition.” Purveyor of urban cool, Lebowitz is a cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker.
Lebowitz worked odd jobs such as taxi driving, belt peddling, and apartment cleaning before being hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview. That was followed by a stint at Mademoiselle. Her first book, a collection of essays titled Metropolitan Life, was a bestseller, as was a second collection, Social Studies. Her books are collected in The Fran Lebowitz Reader, with a new preface by the author. The Fran Lebowitz Reader has been published in nine languages. Lebowitz is also the author of the children’s book, Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas.
Between 2001 and 2007, Lebowitz had a recurring role on the television drama Law & Order. She also had a part in the Martin Scorsese-directed film The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). She is a regular on various talk shows, including those hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Bill Maher.
Ticket prices range from $29 to $99 and can be purchased online at https://thebasie.org/events/an-evening-with-fran-lebowitz/.
The Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts is located at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank.