Bob Odenkirk And Jack Black Headline March Events For Live Talks LA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 1, 2022 / — Live Talks Los Angeles returns to in-person events in March with onstage conversation featuring actors Bob Odenkirk with Jack Black and a live cooking demonstration with chef J. Kenji López-Alt. Virtual-only events include TV writer/producer Mike Schur in discussion with actress Kristen Bell, a talk between leading prison reform activist Shaka Senghor and producer DeVon Franklin, and fiction author Roddy Doyle in an author chat with Lorrie Moore. Tickets, show info and signed books are available at Live Talks Los Angeles.

Actor, comedian, and writer Bob Odenkirk talks about the unexpected trajectory his career has taken – from an improv comedy performer in Chicago to a featured role in the surprising hit “Breaking Bad,” to starring in “Better Call Saul.” Odenkirk will discuss his surprising career arc and his new memoir “Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama” with actor and musician Jack Black. This event takes place on Wednesday evening, March 9, 2022 at the Aratani Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. A virtual presentation of the talk will premiere Sunday, March 13, 2022, 4pmPT/7pmET.

J. Kenji López-Alt, a popular New York Times food columnist, bestselling author of “The Food Lab” and chief culinary advisor for Serious Eats, shares his deep knowledge of the science and technique to cooking in a wok. The chef’s new book “The Wok: Recipes and Techniques” is one of Time’s 10 Most Anticipated Cookbooks of 2022, and features over 200 recipes and endless ideas for meals. This onstage event features a conversation with recipe developer and cookbook author Molly Baz and a cooking demonstration on Thursday night, March 10, 2022 at the Aratani Theatre. This talk will also be available virtually on March 14, 2022 at 4pmPT/7pmET.

Mike Schur, creator of “The Good Place” and co-creator of “Parks and Recreation” talks to actress Kristen Bell (“The Good Place,” “Frozen 2”) about his hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life. In this virtual conversation on “How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question,” Schur talks about the fresh, funny and inspiring wisdom he provides on the toughest issues facing us every day. Amusing questions like “Should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?” and “Can I still enjoy great art if it is created by terrible people?” manage to cover how we should act in every conceivable situation. This event premieres on Monday, March 7, 2022, 6pmPT/9pmET.

Booker Prize winner and critically-acclaimed fiction writer Roddy Doyle talks virtually with short story author Lorrie Moore about Doyle’s latest collection, “Life Without Children: Stories.” In ten beautiful and moving short stories mostly written over the last year, Doyle paints a collective portrait of our strange times. Told with his signature warmth, wit and eye for richness, “Life Without Children” shows how life touches everyone the same, but while living under lockdown, it changes us alone. This complimentary event premieres on LTLA’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6pmPT/9pmET, RSVP for a link.

New York Times bestselling author Shaka Senghor, a leading voice in criminal justice reform discusses his book “Letters to the Sons of Society: A Father’s Invitation to Love, Honesty, and Freedom” in a virtual event on Thursday, March 3, 2022, 6pmPT/9pmET. Senghor talks to DeVon Franklin, a Hollywood producer and New York Times bestselling author (“LIVE FREE”). In this collection, Senghor shares beautifully written letters to his first son Jay, who was born shortly after Senghor was incarcerated for second-degree murder, and to his second son Sekou, born after his release. He traces his journey as a Black man in America and issues a passionate call to all fathers and sons to cultivate positive relationships and rewrite the story that has been told about them. Tickets to this event are complimentary with an RSVP, and signed books are available for purchase.

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