Well, hello to everyone specifically who is coming to see me on tour this fall 2017 in my "All New Material, Girl" Tour. I'm not "The Material Girl" - I'm saying I've got new material for you, girl, (and boy.) Anyway, that's not why I am writing. So, I tour without a tour manager or an assistant (too expensive) by myself.I am writing to let you know about a new thing I am trying this year. I'm joining up with a company called OMG VIP to bring you exclusive pre-show meet & greets with and you'll receive special gift merchandise not available to anyone else. This year I'm hitting 22 cities and sometimes 5 cities in one week.The meet and greets that I've always done - are not part of my contract or ticket price. Unfortunately, there are some people who have anonymously threatened me online before a show, or called venues to protest, and sometimes people are just very drunk and like to touch places that I have not authorized them to touch! I stopped doing meet and greets post show because it's hell on my voice. So, when I found out that OMG VIP works with me to sell my merch, carry it all for me, organize meet and greets and they get paid through some of the cost of the meet and greet? Think of it this way - due to voice issues, crowd control, and other things, I wasn't going to be able to do post-show meets anyway. I've done three shows so far and only have two left! Both shows are selling pretty well and it's a small space - so I highly recommend booking in advance - although about 20 seats should be available at the door. Tell a friend - or better yet, buy the book for a friend. You can click into the TOUR DATES section of this very website to see the links for every show. I'm doing stand-up for you - no fancy one-woman show. This was a show that is a little different than my regular stand-up - it's presented as six short stories.I've done them just because I'm the greatest person who ever lived, obviously. And, in 2015, I was touring with very damaged vocal chords and it was that year that my ENT told me - no more extra talking on the road except for the show. This way - you get a 20-30 minute pre-show event with me, say hi, get a professional picture, and sure, one from your phone, an exclusive signed tour poster, a laminate, a cool tote bag (designed by me) and maybe one other fun merchandise surprise. If you bring a book to my show - make it known to the front of house staff and I'll sign it from the stage! I so appreciate everyone who has come up to me over the years and have been so lucky over the past 8 years to meet so many of you in person. Indie Bound / indie bookstores: Barnes & Noble Books A Million Amazon Hey, gang! I write a personal email and then a small team of people help me put it together each week to bring up the most updated info, links, tour date, Mail Chimp does not give your info to spammers, and people running my free giveaways that happen with lots of my email blasts. It makes it so much easier and I put so much effort into getting the word out - I would love if you could join in! I had a fantastic time returning to some of those cities for a 4th and 5th time. I would like to thank Leon Weinstein for this very generous review he wrote about the show.
A Showtime series running for six seasons, from 2004 to 2009.
Jennifer Beals Erin Daniels Leisha Hailey Laurel Holloman Marlee Matlin Eric Lively Eric Mabius Rose Rollins Katherine Moennig Pam Grier Mia Kirshner Daniela Sea Kate French Rachel Shelley Karina Lombard Lauren Lee Smith Elizabeth Keener Kristanna Loken Alexandra Hedison Sarah Shahi and Dallas Roberts The L Word is an American/Canadian co-production television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbians and their friends, connections, family, and lovers in the trendy Greater Los Angeles, California city of West Hollywood.
The series originally ran on Showtime from January 18, 2004 to March 8, 2009, and subsequently in syndication on Logo and through on-demand services.
Besides Chaiken, writers of the show have included Guinevere Turner (Go Fish, American Psycho), Susan Miller (Anyone But Me, Thirtysomething), Cherien Dabis (Amreeka), and Rose Troche (Go Fish, Six Feet Under). The original six-year run ended with the series finale's airing on March 8, 2009.
Outside the United States, the series is distributed by MGM Worldwide Television.