VANCOUVER – I’m gonna do it.

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hey lovers

i was on the fence about this one because baby … but as you vancouverites know I’ve done a show in Vancouver every year for a few years running to coincide with TED to drag some of the TED talent to the people’s stage. it’s always a fanfuckintabulous night.


I wasn’t going to even attempt to put the show together this year but sarah shandl – the amazing helper I found THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FIRST SHOW VIA TWITTER convinced me the other night over text. she was like YOU GONNA DO IT and I was like NO, BECAUSE BABY and she was like YOU SURE and I was like YEAH and she was like REALLY ARE and I was like AGGGG OKAY LETS DO THE THING  QUICK CALL THE VOGUE. and they had a night free. so BAM.


the line-up is always a total surprise because I never know who I’m going to run into at TED…but it’s always so good.


here’s a little write up from our first year:


at the very least, maria popova and I are going to talk about children’s books and Alice’s adventures underground and she’s convinced me to cover “white rabbit”. so there’s that. and I might be able to find a string quartet and play you some of my surprise ….


also, I’ll have a baby since I’m a single mom that week at TED.


tickets are HERE and will fly.




it’s soon


wed feb 17th




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