Book parodies are hit or miss: for every unfunny variation, there’s a pitch-perfect satire. San Francisco-based comedy group Kasper Hauser offers the latter. Their first book, “Sky Maul,” was a play on Sky Mall magazineâ€”you know, that collection of hilariously unnecessary products you browse while you’re stuck on an airplane. Now Kasper Hauser has released two new books: “Weddings of the Times” (mocking those tacky wedding announcements) and “Obama’s Blackberry” (I think the title speaks for itself).
You could just pick up copies at your neighborhood independent bookstoreâ€”and hey, by all means. But if you head to Cobb’s Comedy Club on Tuesday you can attend Kasper Hauser’s book release show! A book release show? Is that anything like an album release show? Well, no, not really. Here’s what you can look forward to: live sketch performances of “Weddings of the Times” and “Obama’s Blackberry,” a Q&A, and a book signing.
Tickets are $15.50, which doesn’t include the books. Remember what I said about your local independent bookstoresâ€”they need your support! Er, but I digress. Cobb’s Comedy Club. Tuesday at 8 p.m. Put it in your Blackberry.