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September 22 | Altered States
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Tune in, turn on, drop out as New York’s one and only literary cabaret returns for the 2015-16 season. Buy your tickets now for a mind-bending and Seriously Entertaining exploration of Altered States.

Feel the pulse of our nation with Time’s Joe Klein, and see a changing world through new eyes with Middle East expert and author Emma Sky. Investigate the very nature of being with poet and memoirist Nick Flynn, enter a world of new sensations with playwright Doug Wright, and journey into the past with Kelly Carlin and her family home companion. Take the red pill, come to City Winery, and we’ll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

For discounted tickets, New York’s best tote, and confirmed best-friend status, why not become a SpeakEasy member? Join us and live out your days regret-free.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And mark your calendars for our upcoming shows: November 11, March 7, April 18, June 13, and our gala February 1.

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Seriously Entertaining Upcoming Shows
11.11.15 HAPPY NOW?
2.1.16 GALA: I’LL HAVE ANOTHER

All events are held at City Winery • 155 Varick Street New York, NY
6PM Doors / 8PM Start (Schedule Subject to Change)

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by Charles Arrowsmith

Growing Up With George

A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George
by Kelly Carlin
St. Martin’s Press, 2015; 336pp

George Carlin plays the part of the magical storybook father for much of his daughter Kelly’s new memoir, A Carlin Home Companion, due to be published on September 15. He’s the fun dad, the dad who lets you do as you please. He mails cryptic postcards to Kelly with single words on, for her to string together as sentences; he makes peanut-butter sandwiches for her when she doesn’t fancy her mother’s cooking; and when he bakes with her, he makes one batch of “Kelly’s Spice Cake” and one of George’s (“another box of cake mix and a Baggie of weed”).

The first third of this warm, witty, and ultimately wise book tells the story of George and Brenda, Kelly’s mother, up to the late 70s. Born in New York and inspired by comedians he saw at the movies, George early on hatched what Kelly refers to as the “Danny Kaye plan”: to become an entertainer. “There was never a plan B.” On the road, building his career as a stand-up, he met Brenda Hosbrook in Ohio in 1960. What, he asked her, does one do in Dayton after a show? “Well,” she replied, “youSee More >

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