Annabelle Gurwitch

Annabelle performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at City Winery on November 1, 2015, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Happy Now.” She also performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on May 10, 2017, speaking on the evening’s theme, “All Together Now.” She also performed on our virtual stage for Seriously Entertaining on April 20, 2021, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Only Home We’ve Ever Known.” Watch it below.

Annabelle Gurwitch is the author of I See You Made an Effort (a New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist); Wherever You Go, There They Are; You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (coauthored with Jeff Kahn); and Fired! (also a Showtime Comedy Special). Her most recent book is titled You’re Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility. She’s written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and Los Angeles Magazine, and was a regular contributor to NPR. The longtime co-host of Dinner & a Movie, she performs with the Moth Mainstage and at arts centers around the country. She lives with her child—a college graduate of the COVID class of 2020—a cat, and an assortment of tenants and their comfort animals in Los Angeles.

In her own words: “My goal as a writer is to try to find that mixture that captures the tone of desperation — the desperate search for humor.”

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