About Literati

Literati is a comedy show about the greatest American novels never written. For all those times you feel like reading but can’t because you don’t know how or it’s too boring. Literati celebrates the literary giants as well as the zine contributors of an average height. Join hosts Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf as they ask such important questions as, “If Shakespeare was so smart then how come he’s dead?” and “Is Mark Twain funnier than Chris Kattan? Obviously not.”

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... a highly literate offering.
— The New York Times on Literati

The Hosts

COLIN O'BRIEN: 

 

Master of the self-help and self-harm genres.

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MICHAEL WOLF:  

Pioneer in the erotic autobiography genre.

... pokes fun at the literary pastime by taking it out of bookstores and into comedy clubs.
— LA Weekly on Literati
... ridiculous faux-literary readings that pack a witty punch.
— Time Out NY on Literati

The Literati Podcast

Literati is a comedy podcast on the ForeverDog Podcast Network and can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.

 

LIVE SHOWS

Literati live

Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying "Hmm that was pretty funny but not enough reading.." Well then this is the show for you! Your hosts Colin O'Brien and Michael Wolf love to read! They've read upwards of one books between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you!

UPCOMING SHOWS

Fri. 6/16 7:30PM @ Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY

How To Write a book: the play

Emily Dickinson. William Shakespeare. Earnest Hemingway. All Dead...and therefore, not great writing teachers. Today you’ll be learning from two amazing writers who are actually alive. Colin O’Brien and Michael Wolf will be your writing instructors for the evening and help you to become the writer you think you might be - but so far haven’t shown any signs of becoming. Simply put, these two literary powerhouses are going to teach you how to finish your shitty novel in 30 minutes, you idiot!

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Thurs. 6/15 8:00PM @ UCB Chelsea (307 W. 26th St.)

 

COMING SOON

LITERATI presents A BOOK!

 

How To Write A Book is the ultimate fake guide to the literary world that you can read to procrastinate writing your shitty novel. Chock full of tips and tricks about writing, reading, publishing and getting out of talking to Jonathan Franzen at parties

 

OTHER PROJECTS

NANCY           O.S.F.U.G.         TRIPLETS OF KINGS COUNTY          COLIN'S WEBSITE           MICHAEL'S WEBSITE