The Literary Roast is an irreverent variety show dedicated to reaching up with mighty fists of sarcasm to knock famous authors down a peg with drag, burlesque, comedy, words, and haterade.
Called by The Weekly Dig "Accessible, hilarious, and not too haughty," The Literary Roast is an irreverent variety show dedicated to knocking famous authors down a peg with burlesque, drag, words, and music! Hosted by Wes Hazard, one of The Boston Globe's "Five Comedians to Watch," this edition has assembled a talent-studded crew guaranteed to bring you the very finest snark after dark. Cecilia Tan (erotica author and founder of Circlet Press) will be performing an epic take-down of J.K. Rowling, Eileen Myles (author of Chelsea Girls) will be lampooning Dylan Thomas, and Hadron Gospel Hour, winner of The Parsec Award, will be staging a live radio drama with their own wry take on War of the Worlds. Add in the sultry vocal stylings of 3rian King, drag by Complete Destruction, and burlesque by Allix Mortis, Johnny Blazes, and more, and you have an evening that redefines "bookish"!