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My Smothers Brothers Book Tour is Coming Soon to a City Near You -- But Only if You Live in New York or New Jersey...
January 4, 2010  | By David Bianculli

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This month brings a few more publicity events for my Dangerously Funny book on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. In January, I'm booked to appear at one Barnes & Noble, one Borders, one college campus and a synagogue... PLEASE come see me, if you're in one of these areas...

All of my appearances will include a TV show-and-tell presentation, because Tom and Dick Smothers and company are a lot more entertaining than I am. And a VERY brief reading, to give a taste of the book. And a signing afterward, for anyone nice enough to stick around and buy the damned thing. I'm in Manhattan next Monday, in New Brunswick on Jan. 13, and in South Jersey after that. Here are the details.

And I'd LOVE to see you, because there's NOTHING an author fears more than an unattended book signing...


Monday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m., New York City -- I'll be at the Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Triangle. The address is 1972 Broadway @ 66th St. For more information, click HERE.


Wednesday, Jan. 13, 4 p.m., New Brunswick, NJ -- Here's the way Rutgers University describes my upcoming appearance: "Longtime TV critic David Bianculli will reveal behind-the-scene secrets of the pathbreaking, late-1960s Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour during a conversation about new his book on the politically active comedian-musicians Jan. 13 as part of Winter Session on the Rutgers-New Brunswick Campus.

Bianculli will read from Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (Simon & Schuster) and show clips from the controversial series from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the fourth floor lecture hall at the Alexander Library, 169 College Ave. The public program is free." To reserve seating, click HERE.


Saturday, Jan. 16, 1 p.m., Marlton, NJ -- I'll be doing my TV show-and-tell, a fast reading, and a home-town signing at my local Borders book store, Marlton, NJ, 515 Route 73 South. For more info, click HERE.


Sunday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Cherry Hill, NJ -- "Dan-Jew-ously Funny," Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Temple Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill, NJ, 1901 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Senior Rabbi Steven Lindemann and I have been presenting lively annual overviews of media portrayals of Jews for four years now -- and this year, it ends with a Smothers Brothers theme, and a book signing.

Don't think there was much Jewish humor on the white-bread Comedy Hour? You'd be surprised -- and if you attend, you will be. Another home-town event. For more information, click HERE.


If other appearances get added, you can find them on my Simon & Schuster author page, by clicking HERE. But right now, the list you've just read is the most current.

Please join me, if you're in the area... and comment if you're coming, so I'll know to look for you!




Len F. said:

I'll probably come next Monday to Barnes & Noble. Do you want to meet for dinner beforehand? Please let me know.
[Dear Len -- I'll know better when we get to the weekend. Check with me then! And thanks for coming!-- David B.]

Comment posted on January 4, 2010 10:21 AM

Robert said:

Looking forward to meeting you at Barnes & Noble next week - have my three copies of "Dangerously Funny" and copy of "Dictionary of Teleliteracy" just waiting for your signature - see you then!

[Thanks! Be sure to identify yourself as a TVWW regular! I don't have decoder rings, but there's an extra smile in it for you! -- David B.]

Comment posted on January 4, 2010 2:35 PM

Marlark said:

See you at Borders on 1/16 at 1pm. With a "Dangerously Funny" book for signing even. You want I should pick you up a coffee? (going with the Jewish humor theme).

[Decaf vanilla latte. Thanks a latte. And be SURE to ID yourself, because you've been a great supporter of the site! -- David B.]

Comment posted on January 5, 2010 1:39 AM

Sally W. said:

I'm going to see if I can make it Monday at the B&N at Lincoln Triangle - should be fun!

Comment posted on January 8, 2010 10:08 PM

Jan said:

Truly wish I could be there..... I'm in SC. Definitely will purchase the book when it's available...

Comment posted on December 29, 2011 8:37 PM
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