New book review in the Swarthmore College Bulletin

My college alumni magazine reviewed my book in oral history format!

Swarthmore College Bulletin: Windows 95 Forever

“Clearly, she put her Swarthmore degree in theater to good use. It reads like a movie script, but with jokes about X-Files fan fiction and Comic Sans. ” – Pam Harris and Kate Carter

I’ll also be performing my solo show, Lord of the Files,  at Swarthmore next week, as part of Alumni Weekend. So, if you’re going (I realize this is a small subset of people) come see my show. I should also have some books on hand if you want one signed.

Panel at Emerald City Comic-Con

Hey – I’m doing a panel this week at Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle. There will be a live table read of sections from Restart Me Up performed by the Windows Media Players! Plus we’re showing this:

If you’re at the con, come on by!

Saturday, April 9th – 6:30-7:30 pm
Emerald City Comic-Con
Washington State Convention Center
Room T305

The Blue Screen of Celebration

Calling all Computer geeks: “Run.exe” to this funny Panel celebrating 20 years of Windows 95, the most hyped software release in history. Comedians Geoffrey Golden (Cracked, BuzzFeed, Disney Comics) and Lesley Tsina (Community, Funny or Die, UCB) will heckle Windows 95 commercials and clips from the Windows 95 instructional “Cyber Sitcom” starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry. Plus, hear tales from Restart Me Up – Tsina’s bestselling fake oral history of Windows 95 – explaining the origins of Comic Sans and that annoying paperclip everyone hates.

http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/en/Sessions/19328/Windows-95-The-Blue-Screen-of-Celebration

 

The Prop Comic at the Comedy Central Stage

I’m in a pilot with comedian Nina Daniels and it’s showing this week at the Comedy Central Stage along with her live show. It’s free with reservations. Come!

Thursday, February 25th – The Prop Comic

Comedy Central Stage at The Hudson
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90038
Free – reservations required
call 323-960-5519

It was directed by Justin Donaldson and also features Majeed Nami, Drennon Davis, Jean Marie Black, Judilin Bosita, Katherine Palardy, Dax Herrera, Nicky Urban, Peggy Sinnott, and Paul Danke. There’s a writeup from the LA Weekly here: http://www.laweekly.com/event/the-prop-comic-6589684

“Restart Me Up” reviewed by Razorcake

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Restart Me Up got an awesome review in the latest issue of the legendary punk magazine Razorcake:

“Tsina . . . boasts pitch-perfect comedic timing, and her jokes fully embrace the latent absurdity of computers and the people who to this day line up outside of stores to buy them before anyone else. . . . Restart Me Up is an absolute tour-de-force of both form and function, with nary an error message or bum note to be found. Thumbs way up.”
– Michael T. Fournier

Full review here.

Spoiler Country – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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I wrote a page of what I think will happen in the new Star Wars movie. It’s an exquisite corpse script written by a ton of people and we’re reading it at UCB Franklin on Monday.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasts into theaters on December 18th, with a screenplay allegedly written by JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Or was it?? Come catch a sneak preview of the REAL screenplay for Star Wars Episode VII, written round-robin style by a rogue squadron of UCB’s funniest writers!

Written by: Jon Bershad, Ian Brennan, Julie Brister, Mark David Christenson, Joey Clift, Danny Cohen, Eric Cunningham, Joan Ford, Skander Halim, Jessica Haymond, Haley Hepworth, Ryan Hitchcock, Gina Ippolito, David Kantrowitz, Jess Lane, Marie Lively, Chuck Maa, Mark Mitchell, Tim Neenan, Kerry O’Neill, Joseph Porter, Cait Raft, Jake Regal, Tim Saccardo, Mark Schroeder, Rye Silverman, Gregory Lawrence Smith, Wilder Smith, Scott Sonne, Sydney Steinberg & Jeff Topolski, Mike Still, Lesley Tsina, & Heather Woodward

Hosted by: Mark David Christenson, Ryan Hitchcock, David Kantrowitz, and Jess Lane

Tickets $5 here: https://franklin.ucbtheatre.com/performance/43132

I’m on Lady to Lady this week

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I guested on the Lady to Lady podcast this week. It was delightful.

Lady to Lady EP. 144 “Class, Bach and Dice” ft. Lesley Tsina

Lesley Tsina (@LesleyTsina) joins the ladies to discuss the Entourage OH YEAH, Windows 95, Clippy, Comic Sans, prostitution, sign twirlers, myspace quiz, sylvia plath, monkeys and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Audioboo, MaximumFun.org & at:
http://ladytolady.libsyn.com/ep-144-class-bach-and-dice-ft-lesley-tsina