bob's burgers: a special screening and Q&A with John Roberts
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
333 W. 23rd Street
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
FOX’s hugely successful animated series, Bob’s Burgers, follows the daily life of a working class man, Bob, and his ever-quirky family who together run the restaurant Bob’s Burgers. Though the business is struggling, Bob believes in the quality of his burgers and semi-quality of his burger puns. He is supported and, at times, thwarted by his loving family.
Post episode screening, hear from Emmy Award-nominated actor John Roberts, who provides the voice of Bob’s musical and eternally optimistic wife, Linda. He’ll talk about breaking into comedy; gaining attention on YouTube with his viral hits, “The Christmas Tree” and “Jackie & Debra”; and how he co-wrote a script and took it from pitch to pilot.
John Roberts, actor, Bob's burgers
Emmy Award-nominated John Roberts has appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Watch What Happens Live,” “Archer” and “Comedy Bang Bang.” He has co-written a cable pilot with Bob Odenkirk, and performed on two national tours for Margaret Cho, as well as on her cable special.
Roberts first gained attention as one of the standout performers/writers on YouTube. His first viral videos, “The Christmas Tree,” “My Son is Gay” and “Jackie & Debra,” were hailed as instant comedy classics.
On YouTube, Roberts has more than 40 million hits, and he continues to make new videos with the likes of Deborah Harry and David Cross. He performs live at various venues around the country, in addition to performing as a part of “Bob’s Burgers Live.” He also wrote and recorded vocals on the upcoming Blondie album and has just signed a publishing deal with French Kiss Records, for his own music.
Roberts currently resides in Los Angeles.
Moderator: Nicole galovski, Creative Producer, Fictionless
Nicole Galovski is the Creative Producer at the Academy Award Winning production company, Fictionless. Her work has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, on ESPN, DirecTV and PBS, and featured in Vanity Fair, Variety, and The Huffington Post. She is currently in development and production on a number of television series and films including Boy Boy Girl Girl starring Katie Holmes, All Creatures starring Karen Gillan and a feature documentary in partnership with the United Nations about the Sustainable Development Goals. Nicole is host of TEDx Piscataqua River and was the Director of Programming for the New Hampshire Film Festival.