An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators and cultural satirists. Author, journalist, and social observer, her essays and interviews offer acerbic views on current events and the media, as well as her pet peeves which include tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, and anyone who is unduly tan. 

The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz “an important humorist in the classic tradition.” Martin Scorsese directed her Emmy-nominated Netflix series, “Pretend It’s a City.” As a purveyor of urban cool, many call her the “heir to Dorothy Parker.” This event will feature a 30-minute moderated conversation and a freewheeling 60-minute audience Q&A. (Ages 13+)  

Sponsored by Tonya & Bob Omdahl, George and Esther Pudlo, 920 AM KVEC, KCBX 90.1 FM and New Times


Presented by Cal Poly Arts


Harold Miossi Hall
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30 min Moderated Conversation
60 min Audience Q&A
No intermission




Ages 5+


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“You can’t go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.”
– Fran Lebowitz