Saturday Night Live pioneer Tom Davis, best known as one half of Franken & Davis from the early, druggier days of the show, has finally gathered what's left of his brain cells together to write a book, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There. Davis created “Theodoric of York”with Steve Martin, the “Nick the Lounge Singer”sketches with Bill Murray, and “The Continental”with Christopher Walken. Not to mention “The Coneheads”(!!!!). He'll be joined by SNL original Not Ready For Primetime Player Laraine Newman (who, by the way, looks like a beautiful teenager these days). Mr. Davis has outlined five reasons you should come to this sure-to-be entertaining Writer's Bloc event:
1.To get a contact high.
2. To watch Tom and Laraine levitate five copies of The Audacity of Hope.
3.To learn how to avoid writer's block and alcoholism
4.To learn how Tom used Mental Pilates to make his memory buff
5.To see how the ravages of the ‘70s and ‘80s have reduced Tom Davis to a burned out hulk, but WHAT a burned out hulk!

Thu., March 19, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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