Jenny Slate announces tour for new memoir ‘Lifeform’ (BrooklynVegan presale for NYC show)

Comedian Jenny Slate will release her second memoir, Lifeform, on October 22, and she’ll be going on tour to promote it. “It’s hard to decide what is my favorite part about writing books, but one unexpected pleasure is the chance to continue to engage with my thoughts and feelings with a live audience, to be in conversation with other people about what I’ve written down,” says Slate. “I know that these evenings will be so incredibly joyful for me, and I hope that anyone who joins me will feel that as well!”

The tour kicks off in NYC on Lifeform‘s release day, October 22 at The Town Hall with a TBA moderator, and from there hits Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Madison, and DC. You can get tickets early for The Town Hall show with the BrooklynVegan presale that runs Thursday, June 27 from 10 AM – 10 PM. Check back Thursday for the presale password.

Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 28 at 10 AM local time.

Here’s more on Lifeform: “What happened was this: Jenny Slate was a human mammal who sniffed the air every morning hoping to find another person to love who would love her, and in that period there was a deep dark loneliness that she had to face and befriend, and then we are pleased to report that she did fall in love, and in that period she was like chimes, or a flock of clean breaths, and her spine lying flat was the many-colored planks on the xylophone, but also she was rabid with fear of losing this love, because of past injury. And then what happened was that she became a wild-pregnant-mammal-thing and then she exploded herself by having a whole baby blast through her vagina during a global plague and then she was expected to carry on like everything was normal—but was this normal, and had she or anything ever been normal? Herein lies an account of this journey, told in five phases—Single, True Love, Pregnancy, Baby, and Ongoing—through luminous, laugh-out-loud funny, unclassifiable essays that take the form of letters to a doctor, dreams of a stork, fantasy therapy sessions, gossip between racoons, excerpts from an imaginary olden timey play, obituaries, theories about post-partum hair loss, graduation speeches, and more. No one writes like Jenny Slate.”

Jenny Slate released new Prime Video standup special Seasoned Professional earlier this year and you can watch a trailer for that below.

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Tue., Oct. 22 | New York, NY | The Town Hall with special guest TBA
Wed., Oct. 23 | Boston, MA | The Wilbur* with Emiko Tamagawa
Thu., Oct. 24 | Seattle, WA | Neptune with Jennifer Berney
Fri., Oct. 25 | Los Angeles, CA | Palace Theatre with George Saunders
Sun., Oct. 27 | San Francisco, CA | Palace of Fine Arts with Casey Newton
Mon., Oct. 28 | Chicago, IL | Athenaeum Center with Greta Johnsen
Tue., Oct. 29 | Madison, WI | Orpheum Theater with Ramzi Fawaz
Wed., Oct. 30 | Washington, DC | Warner Theatre with Rachel Martin