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About LitProv: Gary Shteyngart

Have you ever pretended to read the new book everyone’s talking about? Not quite caught up with the New York Times Book Review? Seems like you’re drowning in “Best Of” lists? We all know the feeling, but our exciting new series LitProv takes the pressure off of you and puts it on stage! Master storyteller Gary Shteyngart and "5 Under 35" honoree Weike Wang come together to read Shteyngart's much-anticipated new novel, Lake Success, and Wang's smash-hit debut, Chemistry. First you'll hear the author's story as written, then a comedian has five minutes to take the book's themes and run with them. The catch? Our two brave comics, Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show) and Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing) haven't quite done their reading.

Hosted by Rakesh Satyal (No One Can Pronounce My Name), this lovefest of literature and comedy is sure to bring on the laughs and add to your growing TBR pile.

Run Time

1hr, 30min

Start Date

End Date


18 and up

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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