About the Show
This uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror into the hearts of any couple (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state). The book was developed through sold-out performances at The Comedy Central Theatre and at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and made its New York premiere at The New York Comedy Festival 2009. Recent engagements have included Caroline’s on Broadway and Joe’s Pub, additional material for the stage show is written by award winning playwright David Koteles.
About the cast
JONATHAN VAN DYKE (Jeff) Recently appeared in Boeing Boeing (Bernard), Holiday Inc. (Elfton John) and I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change. National tour credits: Bye Bye Birdie and, with Gennifer Flowers, Oh Calcutta. A member of The Dramatists Guild, he is the writer of the award-winning Spring at the Willowbrook Inn.
GABRIELLE MIRABELLA (Annabelle) is a Florida native with a degree from the Manhattan School of Music. After studying in NYC for both theater and opera, Mirabella is busy cramming as many new and wonderful opportunities into her career as possible. Favorite regional theater credits include Velma in Hairspray and Laura in Swing!
About the writers
ANNABELLE GURWITCH (Writer) first gained a wide comedic following during her years co-hosting “Dinner & a Movie” on TBS. Gurwitch turned her experience of being canned by Woody Allen into the Off-Broadway play, touring show, book and documentary film Fired!. Her film premiered on Showtime and has been screened everywhere from The South by Southwest Film Festival to The Department of Labor. She’s been a regular commentator on NPR and a humor columnist for TheNationMagazine.com. Gurwitch has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, CNN, MSNBC, The CBS Early Show and Talk of The Nation on NPR. She’s been profiled in major print outlets including The Washington Post, Psychology Today, More, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, InStyle, The New York Times, The JTA, USA Today and People. Time magazine cited Gurwitch in their cover story “10 Ideas that are Changing the World” for Fired! She has hosted television shows on ABC, VHI, Style and HBO. Acting credits include Medium, Boston Legal, Seinfeld and films Shaggy Dog, Melvin Goes to Dinner and Daddy Day Care. Her work Off-Broadway garnered her a place in The New York Times Top Ten Performances in Theatre, 2002. Her essays have appeared in The L.A. Times, Child, The Jewish Journal, Glamour and two anthologies: Note to Self and Rejected! She hosts Wa$ted! On The Planet Green Network. This is her second book and second marriage.
JEFF KAHN (Writer) is a writer/performer who began his career on MTV’s The Ben Stiller Show. A few years later, he won an Emmy award for writing on FOX’s The Ben Stiller Show, it was a moment so unexpected and shocking that he literally cried. Kahn has written on several other shows including, Later with Greg Kinnear, Austin Stories and Dilbert. His essays can be read online at FreshYarn.com and in his wife’s terrific and very funny book, Fired! He also has written and produced numerous television pilots, in particular, a spin-off of All American Girl starring Margaret Cho. He can be seen on HBO reruns of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage and The Larry Sanders Show, and has been seen in films including Tropic Thunder, 40-Year-Old Virgin and The Cable Guy. Online, Kahn is featured on the show, The Writer’s Room. This is his first book and first marriage.
Gurwitch an Kahn live in Los Angeles with their 12-year-old son, Ezra, and their 18-year-old cat, Stinky.