Bravo shows why the literary works of Sylvester Stallone
and Tommy Lee
can be both compelling and downright hilarious in the one-hour comedy special, "Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words," premiering on Bravo Thursday, December 15. The special offers a refreshing and unique look at the many layers of celebrity culture through the performances of renowned comedians, according to Bravo President Lauren Zalaznick.
For the first time, the buzz-worthy live show is coming to Bravo with an original special featuring some of America's most notable celebrities and comedians reading from the autobiographies of such pop-culture icons as Kathie Lee Gifford
, Zsa Zsa Gabor
and David Cassidy
. The cast includes Jay Mohr
, Cheryl Hines
, Kevin Nealon
, Doris Roberts
, Fred Willard
, Niecy Nash, Kel Mitchell, Laraine Newman
and Andrea Martin
. Also, among the guests in the live audience is celebrity author George Takei
, Star Trek's
Mr. Sulu, who is treated to a comedic performance from his memoir, "To The Stars."
The special is the brainchild of writer/comedian Eugene Pack who began the offbeat live show with co-producer Dale Rehfeld in Los Angeles in 1998 with a troupe of renowned comedian friends. The ensemble group reads excerpts from the memoirs of well-known stars, including Elizabeth Taylor
, N' Sync
, verbally revealing the celebrity stories to create an original comedic performance.