Los Angeles, CA (Top40 Charts/ Sit n' Spin) - After 10 years of baring their souls in essays and performances spiked with music, the founders and writers of Los Angeles' ground-breaking Sit 'n Spin have decided it's time to celebrate. Calling
their party SPINNAVERSARY, the event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA.
Sit 'n Spin creators Jill Soloway (United States of Tara, Six Feet Under) and comedienne Maggie Rowe (Hollywood Hell House, editor of Dirty Laundry) are issuing a call to the "hundreds of funny, dirty, sad, and honest writers" who have performed on the COMEDY CENTRAL Stage, plus their fans, friends and families, to join them in the evening's festivities: a live performance, film clips and an after-party.
"When we started, our goal was to shine the spotlight on writers, the behind-the-scenes artists who aren't always recognized for their words," said Soloway. "We wanted to give them a platform where they could experiment, see audiences' reactions, and by hearing live laughter and applause, find their voices."
Along with Soloway and Rowe, others expected to perform who have spilled their guts in front of the Sit 'n Spin footlights include: Jon Levenstein and Jim Vallely (Arrested Development), Gary Shapiro (Politically Incorrect) Claudia Lonow (Accidentally on Purpose), Scott Buck (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Becky Thyre (Weeds), Doug Benson (Marijuanalogues), Jaclyn Lafer (Sit 'n Spin producer) and Ron Zimmerman (Alternative Comedy Legend).
Sit n' Spin, which has been happening on alternate Thursdays for ten years, is based on a simple premise: five or so writers, reading deeply honest, hilarious, and often times embarrassing essays, with an awesome band doing interstitial music plus a song before and after.
"It didn't take long to gather a cult-like following and standing-room only audience," said Rowe. "You can pin it on our no-entrance-fee policy, but I think it's the electric mix of real, raw, funny writing - the kind you can't hear anywhere else - that's the draw."
When Gary Mann, vice president of development, COMEDY CENTRAL moved from HBO to COMEDY CENTRAL, he brought Sit 'n Spin along with him. According to Mann," Sit 'n Spin is like discovering buried treasure. All in one place, we can uncover amazing writers who are also terrific performers. They give us ideas and talent for possible further development."
Following the show, COMEDY CENTRAL will host a cocktail party on the patio behind the theatre. To purchase SPINNAVERSARY tickets ($15 each), go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106015. For more information, check out sitnspin.org, or call 323.655.2510 or 323-327-3265.