Afterbirth, Dani Klein Modisett's highly successful series of "stories you won't read in a parenting magazine tapping the gushing vein of amazingly talented funny writer parents who live and work here" will be out as a book later this spring. Can a cable-TV show starring Maya Rudolph be far behind? This weekend's live show is noteworthy for featuring Afterbirth's first grandparent, TV legend Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God!). Also sharing parents' "whoas!!!" are Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, Dan Bucatinsky of numerous crappy shows I wish I had on my resume;, Lew Schneider (exec producer of Everybody Loves Raymond) and Sarah Thyre (Mrs. Andy Richter). Klein Modisett tips us off that Racelle Rosett is also on this show. "Racelle was supposed to be the next Diane English but became the next head of kid crafts instead, which she will be talking about. Sarah has two children and tried to breastfeed them both. Operative word being 'tried.'" Which reminds me -- how about the story of the time my dog ate the piece of umbilical cord that had fallen off my newborn son? It's called "Holy Crap! The Dog Just Ate My Baby's Umbilical Cord!" I see Catherine Zeta Jones playing me.
Sat., Feb. 28, 8 p.m., 2009