Friday, July 20, 2007

Revenge of the Book Eaters

News about this has been making it's way around the last day or so, wanted to post it here too since it's for a great cause and has a fantastic line-up......

Brooklyn, NY July 20, 2007— 826NYC and The Bowery Presents present REVENGE OF THE BOOK EATERS, a one-night-only event that brings together celebrated comedians, writers, and indie-rock songwriters for a rare evening of intimate performances, including FEIST, A.C. NEWMAN (of The New Pornographers), JIM JAMES (of My Morning Jacket), GRIZZLY BEAR, SARAH VOWELL (best-selling author and This American Life contributor), and DEMETRI MARTIN (Daily Show regular, comedy superstar), that promises once and for all to try to settle the debate: words or music — which is better? The evening will benefit 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. This event, which is named after a story by an 826NYC student, is a follow-up to last year’s much-heralded event and six-city tour by the same name. Last year, the New York show sold out the Beacon Theatre in less than one day. At that show, Jon Stewart told jokes about his baby, David Byrne performed a country music set, Sufjan Stevens joined him for a duet, Sarah Vowell and Eric Bogosian acted out diary entries of a real-life explorer of the American West, John Hodgman hosted, and Dave Eggers doled out hugs. The deluge of local and national press coverage all agreed on one thing—that Revenge of the Book Eaters was a unique and awe-inspiring synthesis of the literary, comedy, and music communities in support of 826NYC's similarly innovative programming for kids. This year’s show promises to pick up where last year’s left off, focusing on unique, memorable performances, all raising money for charity.

The Beacon Theatre
Sunday, August 26, 7:00 PM 2124 Broadway (between 74th and 75th Streets), New York Tickets: Balcony $35, Loge $45 Orchestra $50 Tickets available through Ticketmaster:,,, or (212) 307-4111 . On sale Friday, July 20 at 10AM All proceeds go toward 826NYC’s free programming for children

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