Got word yesterday afternoon of an odd coupling at Benaroya Hall: Dan Savage and Fran Lebowitz will have a little unscripted chat on March 2, 2012 at 8pm, and tickets ($38–$47) are officially on sale at benaroyahall.org.
You can imagine what they might talk about: Fran was recently the subject of an HBO doc directed by Martin Scorsese, Public Speaking, and Dan has lots going on with the It Gets Better Project. But they could talk about Jane Austen and bedbugs for an hour and I’d be entertained. To wit: a few sample quotes from two endearing cranks (courtesy of a top-notch press release).
Fran on kids
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.
All God’s children are not beautiful. Most of God’s children are, in fact, barely presentable.
Dan on kids
Kids are like heroin, a little heroin addiction. When it’s bad, you’ve never been so miserable, but when it’s good you’ve never been so high.
Fran on “telling the truth”
Spilling your guts is exactly as charming as it sounds.
Dan on “telling the truth”
The truth is often a mixed message.
Fran on herself
Success didn’t spoil me, I’ve always been insufferable.
My favorite animal is steak.
Dan on himself
I waver between a cop-out agnostic and principled atheism.
Fran and Dan’s conversation concludes with a Q&A with the audience—start plotting your questions now.