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      September 29, 2019

      Sunday   7:30 PM

      27-16 23rd Avenue
      Astoria, New York 11105

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      Josh Gondelman & Friends

      Josh Gondelman is trying his best. The standup comedian and Emmy Award-winning TV writer—once dubbed a “pathological sweetheart” by the New York Observer—has earned a reputation in the comedy world as one of the industry’s true nice guys. And while he’s endured his fair share of setbacks, he keeps bouncing back.Join us as Josh and his friends celebrate the release of his latest book, Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results. NICE TRY: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results (Harper Perennial; Sep. 17) is a collection of hilarious and poignant essays by Gondelman, recounting the calamities, embarrassments, and eventual triumphs that have come from trying to do the right thing. It’s not always easy—as he exposits in the introduction, “My reputation often precedes me in social and professional circles, and not always in positive ways. For a comedian, ‘nice’ can be shorthand for someone’s work being bland. And on a personal level, ‘nice’ is about as meaningful as saying someone ‘has decent breath’ or ‘is usually punctual.’” But whether he’s adopting a dog from a suspicious stranger, mitigating a disastrous road trip, or trying MDMA for the first (and only) time, Josh only wants the best for everyone.

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