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Cappy McGarr

Entrepreneur, fundraiser, author, Emmy-nominated producer, and co-creator of both the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song -- Cappy McGarr's list of accomplishments are absolutely astonishing. We are so excited to bring this modern-day Renaissance man to Interabang Books to discuss his book THE MAN WHO MADE MARK TWAIN FAMOUS: Stories from the Kennedy Center, the White House, and Other Comedy Venues. Join us in-store on Friday, October 8 at 6:00pm. We can't wait to see you there!

Purchase THE MAN WHO MADE MARK TWAIN FAMOUS below. All of Cappy's proceeds from the book will be donated to the Kennedy Center Arts Education Programs.


For decades, Cappy McGarr has been in the room where it happens. With The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous, he’d like to invite you into that room, complete with his color commentary on the other folks inside.

For the first time in print, Cappy reveals how the Mark Twain Prize was conceived, how it changed venues and networks, and even how it almost wasn’t renewed after a controversial first outing with Richard Pryor.

From there, Cappy pulls back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at over two decades of the Mark Twain Prize, sharing his take on the Kennedy Center’s tributes to Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Neil Simon, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, David Letterman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Dave Chappelle.

Cappy also gives the inside scoop on several shows he produced from the East Room of the White House, including the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Plus, he tells tales from his involvement in national politics—including encounters with the likes of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Governor Ann Richards, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and many others.
 

Friday, October 8th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 West Lovers Lane
#142
Dallas, TX 75209

The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous: Stories from the Kennedy Center, the White House, and Other Comedy Venues

By Cappy McGarr

ISBN: 9781637581674
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Published: 2021-09-28T04:00:00.27Z

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By Cappy McGarr, Ken Burns (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781637581674
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Published: Savio Republic - September 28th, 2021