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Bullseye LIVE with Jesse Thorn and Paul Scheer

Starts: June 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm (PST)
Ends: June 13, 2024 at 8:30 pm (PST)

Venue: The Crawford, Pasadena

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It’s a celebration of the best of arts and culture in public radio form! Join us for a special live taping of Bullseye with Jesse Thorn (he/him) with special guest, comedian, actor, and podcaster Paul Scheer (he/him). Jesse will chat with Paul about Paul’s new book, “Joyful Recollections of Trauma,” a “candid and hilarious memoir-in-essays on coming to terms with childhood trauma and finding the joy in embracing your authentic self.”

Purchase a copy of the book in advance with your ticket or from the onsite pop-up shop from our partner North Figueroa Bookshop. Concessions available starting at 6 p.m.

Bullseye is a celebration of the best of arts and culture in public radio form. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring you in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney’s, which called it “the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world.”

Paul Scheer is a comedian, Screen Actors’ Guild Award-winning actor, filmmaker, and podcaster known for his roles in film and television, including Black Monday, 30 Rock, Veep, and The League. He also co-created and starred in Human Giant and NTSF:SD:SUV. He co-hosts the podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside his wife, actor June Diane Raphael, and actor Jason Mantzoukas, as well as the podcast Unspooled with film critic Amy Nicholson. His memoir Joyful Recollections of Trauma will be released on May 21st by Harper Collins.

Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He’s also the founder of the original Maximum Fun. Maximum Fun, which produces and distributes dozens of podcasts, helped set the template for the modern podcast network, and continues to be a leader in independent, audience-supported media production. In 2023, Thorn led the company through a trailblazing transition to a fully employee-owned cooperative. He remains at the company both as talent and as a creative executive. Fast Company magazine called Thorn “the most important person in entertainment you’ve never heard of.” Bullseye began as The Sound of Young America in 2000, while Thorn was still a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2007, the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International, making Jesse the youngest national host in public radio history. The show became Bullseye in 2012, and in 2013 it began being distributed by NPR. It currently airs on NPR stations around the country. Thorn hosts and helps produce Put This On, one of the country’s most popular web series and blogs about men’s style. He also hosted The Grid, a culture recommendation program on IFC, The Sound of Young America on Current TV, and has appeared on IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and FX’s “Archer” among other television outlets. A native of San Francisco’s Mission District, Jesse lives in Los Angeles with his wife, podcaster and author Theresa Thorn, three children, and two dogs.

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