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July 26, 2012
BOOKS Comedian Jeff Garlin's reading group will convene at Book Soup to discuss Don Winslow's novel "Savages. " A suspenseful thriller "Savages" chronicles the dangerous struggle between young kingpins and the ever-powerful Mexican drug cartel. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 6 p.m. Sat. Free. (310) 659-3110; http://www.booksoup.com.
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January 19, 2014 | By John Horn
PARK CITY, Utah -- Megan, a young woman about to move on to the next chapter in her life, makes some borderline decisions in "Laggies. " Played by Keira Knightley in a Sundance Film Festival feature from director Lynn Shelton, Megan isn't sure she's ready to get married, isn't sure what she wants to do for a career, and isn't sure what she really thinks of a single man she meets (played by Sam Rockwell). In an ensemble that includes Chloe Grace Moretz and Kaitlyn Dever as high school students, Mark Webber as Megan's boyfriend and Jeff Garlin as Megan's father, "Laggies" (a high school nickname for somebody who's lagging behind)
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2012
BOOKS The author, comedian and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" regular Jeff Garlin takes the stage with the tattooed punk rock legend, KCRW radio host and spoken word performer Henry Rollins to discuss Rollins' new book, "Occupants. " The visceral, full-color photo book and essay collection documents scenes from around the world during the performer's last few years of travel. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. Thu. $30. (310) 855-0350. http://www.largo-la.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Like Adam Sandler, writer/director/comedian Jeff Garlin makes movies merely to hang out with his funny friends and a camera - and, like Sandler, he barely bothers to create a character for himself. In "Dealin' With Idiots," co-written with Peter Murrieta, the father and filmmaker plays a father and filmmaker who wants to make a movie about his son's baseball team. This isn't actually a movie about kiddie sports - it's a movie about Garlin interviewing the other parents and players to see if there's an interesting movie to be made at all. Answer: There isn't.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2011
BOOKS Whatever idea you have about reading groups — that they're a bunch of fusty librarian-types sitting around, talking about the interior lives of Jane Austen characters — you can probably throw away when it comes to Jeff Garlin. The rotund funny man from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" leads his own group at Book Soup, which will meet Friday to discuss Tim O'Brien's "Tomcat in Love," a tale of an irascible fellow who can't decide between winning back his ex-wife and seducing every new woman he meets.
NEWS
February 6, 2003 | Patrick Day, Times Staff Writer
The polka music goes down, the lights come up and Jeff Garlin, comedian, executive producer and co-star of HBO's hit series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," takes the stage. He's got plenty to talk about, but first he wants to take care of some business. "I'm thinking of moving this show to Friday nights at 10," he tells the audience. It's a Sunday night and the crowd sits quietly. This is a stand-up comedy show and they're just here to listen, right?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009 | Noel Murray
Knowing Summit, $26.99; Blu-ray, $34.99 There's a substantial amount of "not this again" weighing down the sci-fi thriller "Knowing," which stars Nicolas Cage as a divorced, reluctant prophet of doom with a son who talks to spirits. Although the dialogue's overheated and the tone heavy-handed, "Knowing's" thoughtful depiction of how one man reacts to a coming apocalypse is lovely to look at and even haunting at times. Just try not to think about how much of it you've seen before.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Like Adam Sandler, writer/director/comedian Jeff Garlin makes movies merely to hang out with his funny friends and a camera - and, like Sandler, he barely bothers to create a character for himself. In "Dealin' With Idiots," co-written with Peter Murrieta, the father and filmmaker plays a father and filmmaker who wants to make a movie about his son's baseball team. This isn't actually a movie about kiddie sports - it's a movie about Garlin interviewing the other parents and players to see if there's an interesting movie to be made at all. Answer: There isn't.
NEWS
September 13, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Garlin is a seriously funny guy, both as Larry David's agent and friend Jeff Greene on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and as a veteran stand-up comic in the storytelling tradition of Woody Allen and Shelley Berman. But the 45-year-old Garlin is also pretty serious about his latest role as a filmmaker. "In terms of the movies I want to make, I'm only interested that they have pathos and humanity in them," he says. "There are plenty of people making cynical movies. There are tons of them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor and comedian Jeff Garlin was arrested over the weekend in the alleged smashing of another motorist's windows during a fight over a parking space, LAPD officials said. The 51-year-old actor was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism Saturday afternoon after the parking-space spat allegedly turned violent in Studio City. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records show Garlin is out on $20,000 bail. He has an initial court appearance scheduled for July 11. Garlin plays the manager of "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David on the successful HBO show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor and comedian Jeff Garlin was arrested over the weekend in the alleged smashing of another motorist's windows during a fight over a parking space, LAPD officials said. The 51-year-old actor was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism Saturday afternoon after the parking-space spat allegedly turned violent in Studio City. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records show Garlin is out on $20,000 bail. He has an initial court appearance scheduled for July 11. Garlin plays the manager of "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David on the successful HBO show.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Actor Jeff Garlin's parking mishap sounds like an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm. " The costar of HBO's comedy about the foibles of upper-class Angelenos was arrested in Studio City on Saturday after getting into a fight with another motorist about a parking space. Somehow the incident ended with Garlin allegedly smashing his antagonist's car windows. How very "Curb. " Except on that show, the one getting into the scrape would be star Larry David, while Garlin, playing David's affable but somewhat distant manager, would later listen sympathetically to Larry's plight without offering any real help.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2012
BOOKS Comedian Jeff Garlin's reading group will convene at Book Soup to discuss Don Winslow's novel "Savages. " A suspenseful thriller "Savages" chronicles the dangerous struggle between young kingpins and the ever-powerful Mexican drug cartel. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 6 p.m. Sat. Free. (310) 659-3110; http://www.booksoup.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2012
BOOKS The author, comedian and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" regular Jeff Garlin takes the stage with the tattooed punk rock legend, KCRW radio host and spoken word performer Henry Rollins to discuss Rollins' new book, "Occupants. " The visceral, full-color photo book and essay collection documents scenes from around the world during the performer's last few years of travel. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. 8 p.m. Thu. $30. (310) 855-0350. http://www.largo-la.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2011
BOOKS Whatever idea you have about reading groups — that they're a bunch of fusty librarian-types sitting around, talking about the interior lives of Jane Austen characters — you can probably throw away when it comes to Jeff Garlin. The rotund funny man from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" leads his own group at Book Soup, which will meet Friday to discuss Tim O'Brien's "Tomcat in Love," a tale of an irascible fellow who can't decide between winning back his ex-wife and seducing every new woman he meets.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2011
EVENTS Conejo Valley Days Saddle up and mosey on down for this five-day community celebration, now in its 55th year. The festival features carnival rides, live entertainment, refreshments, games, a western-themed Main Street with a variety of vendors. Conejo Creek South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 5-10 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 5 p.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Adult $8, children $5. (805) 495-6471. conejovalleydays.org Feisal Abdul Rauf As the imam of Masjid al-Farah mosque in Manhattan and the chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, Feisal Abdul Rauf works to improve relations between Islamic and Western communities.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2011
EVENTS Conejo Valley Days Saddle up and mosey on down for this five-day community celebration, now in its 55th year. The festival features carnival rides, live entertainment, refreshments, games, a western-themed Main Street with a variety of vendors. Conejo Creek South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 5-10 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 5 p.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Adult $8, children $5. (805) 495-6471. conejovalleydays.org Feisal Abdul Rauf As the imam of Masjid al-Farah mosque in Manhattan and the chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, Feisal Abdul Rauf works to improve relations between Islamic and Western communities.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2014 | By John Horn
PARK CITY, Utah -- Megan, a young woman about to move on to the next chapter in her life, makes some borderline decisions in "Laggies. " Played by Keira Knightley in a Sundance Film Festival feature from director Lynn Shelton, Megan isn't sure she's ready to get married, isn't sure what she wants to do for a career, and isn't sure what she really thinks of a single man she meets (played by Sam Rockwell). In an ensemble that includes Chloe Grace Moretz and Kaitlyn Dever as high school students, Mark Webber as Megan's boyfriend and Jeff Garlin as Megan's father, "Laggies" (a high school nickname for somebody who's lagging behind)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
There will be award-winning novelists and bestselling mystery writers, leading historians and experts on nearly everything under the sun. But it wouldn't be a book festival in Los Angeles without, of course, entertainers. Stars of stage and screen have been a part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books since its inception, doing readings, interviews and book signings, often playing to packed crowds. This year is no exception, with appearances scheduled by such celebrities as Alicia Silverstone, Marlan Wayans, Bernadette Peters, Carl Reiner and Henry Winkler.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2010
BOOKS Arthur Phillips The author, whose "Prague" won the Los Angeles Times' Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction in 2002, marks the paperback release of his latest novel, "The Song Is You," with this reading and signing. The book, Phillips' fourth, is about an iPod-obsessed middle-aged commercial director who falls in love with a young Irish rock singer. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175. www.skylightbooks.com. Jeff Garlin with Ed Begley Jr. Comedian Jeff Garlin of "Arrested Development" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" wrote a book about his simultaneous attempt to lose weight and go green.
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