JASON SEGEL AT FIRST PARISH CHURCH
Man-child Muppet-enthusiast Jason Segal has written a children’s book, Nightmares!, and he’s making a stop in Boston on his tour. We expect one-third of the audience to be accompanying children, one-third to be children, and one-third to be waiting for Segal to drop his pants, Waiting for Sarah Marshall-style.
LENA DUNHAM AT THE WILBUR
“Girls” top girl Lena Dunham is touring with her book Not That Kind of Girl, which has received praise from both David Sedaris and Judy Blume. While she might not be that kind of girl she is our kind of girl, so we are pretty stoked to see her while she’s in the Hub. We may even don tights without runs in them for the occasion. Big maybe.
B.J. NOVAK AT BRATTLE THEATRE
For the second time this year, B.J Novak , aka Ryan from “The Office” (he probably wouldn’t like it if you called him “aka Ryan from The Office”), will make an appearance in Cambridge for a book tour. His first book had a trailer starring himself and Mindy Kaling accompanying its release. This one doesn’t even have pictures. Hence the title: The Book With No Pictures.
NICK OFFERMAN AT THE WILBUR
In an interview last year, “Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman told the Dig that the key to a good relationship is “a considerable pair of testicles.” Apparently that’s also his secret to a solid stand up set as his tour “Full Bush” promises a wee bit of nudity.
AMANDA PALMER AT HARVARD SQUARE + PORTER SQUARE BOOKS
Palmer’s debut book the Art of Asking, a spin off of her viral TEDTalk, is out on November 11 and the former Dresden Doll is hosting a midnight launch party at Porter Square Books, but first she invites fans to join in her in a celebratory parade through Harvard Square. Yes, a parade. How very Palmer-esque. Yes, that’s a euphemism.