Actor and comedian Don Reed will present his solo show Semi-Famous at Gesa Power House Theatre on Thursday, December 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Hollywood—Heartless, Heartbreaking, but every once in awhile, Heartwarming.
With stories from the famous to the infamous, Don Reed returns to the stage with a collection of delightful Hollywood tales – from panic attacks auditioning for Spike Lee, to almost being shot by the Secret Service at a television taping. All true. All wrong. In this story Don takes us from his humble beginnings in Oakland, Calif to embark on a journey into the soul-grinder that is the entertainment business. Eavesdrop on some Tinseltown insanity just in time for New Year’s.
“Semi-Famous delivers the goods! One delicious cameo after another. Hilarious.”
– San Francisco Chronicle
Don Reed has written, performed, directed, and produced five solo shows in New York City, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. He is currently playing one of the lead roles in the Amazon Prime comedy series Bartlett, co-financed and with recurring role by Lin Manuel Miranda – composer/creator of the Broadway smash Hamilton. Reed is also currently producing Robert Townsend’s solo tour de force Living the Shuffle.
Don Reed’s memorable performance on an HBO Partners and Crime special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of Hollywood and led to many recurring and guest starring roles. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, Johnny Quest, SNL, and most recently as the voice of the cat on 2 Broke Girls. Additionally, Don has written, directed, produced and starred in short films for HBO Shorts, and can be seen on Netflix in the feature film Unleashed alongside stars from Showtime’s Shameless. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for more than 1,000 episodes, and recently shared an excerpt story from East 14th – on NPR/WYNC’s Snap Judgment so compelling that it will be woven into the graduate writing curriculum at American University in Washington D.C.
Reserved seating tickets ($40) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.
For a limited time, purchase all four shows (using the Buy Package link below or by calling the box office) in the As-Heard-On-NPR Package (James Judd, Tom Papa, Don Reed – East 14th, Don Reed – Semi-Famous) and save 20%:
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