SNL Alum and Comedian Norm Macdonald to Open Patchogue Theatre's 2016-17 Season with a Main Stage Book Event: "A Conversation with Norm Macdonald"

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts to have epic main stage book event featuring one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time," Norm Macdonald.

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(Left) Norm Macdonald's first book, "Based on a True Story: A Memoir" (Spiegel & Grau), will be available on Sept. 20. (Right) SNL alum and comedian Norm Macdonald.

Patchogue, NY - August 3, 2016 - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to announce a very epic main stage book event featuring one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time," Norm Macdonald, who will discuss his first book Based on a True Story: A Memoir (Spiegel & Grau) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Macdonald will be interviewed on stage by a yet-to-be-announced special guest. He will signing copies of his memoir in the Theatre lobby following his book discussion.

As this book's title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life-more or less-from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live - until he was fired because a corporate executive didn't think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir; it's the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm's life.
Norm Macdonald is a stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Nigh Live for five seasons, and one of the most beloved and controversial anchors of "Weekend Update." Macdonald wrote for Roseanne and starred in The Norm Show. He was a judge on the 2015 season of Last Comic Standing. He has appeared in numerous movies, television shows, and has done voiceovers in many animated features and TV shows.
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is committed to offering a diverse lineup of performances to the Long Island community each season. It is the Theatre's mission to the serve as a cultural center on Long Island that showcases a broad spectrum of performing arts for the benefit of a wide-ranging audience at affordable prices.

Patchogue Theatre is proud to continue its Main Stage book event series as part of its
diverse Fall 2016 lineup, beginning with "A Conversation with Norm Macdonald" on Sept. 20. Additional author events will be announced in the near future.
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Fall 2016 Lineup:
Sept. 20 - 7:30 p.m. A Conversation with Norm Macdonald
Sept. 23 - 8 p.m. Miles to Dayton "Forces Unknown"
Sept. 24 - 7 p.m. The Return of the Golden Oldies to Patchogue Theatre
Oct. 1 - 8 p.m. Jose Feliciano: Live in Concert
Oct. 8 - 8 p.m. Joplin's Pearl featuring Amber Ferrari
Oct. 14 - 8 p.m. An Evening with Blackmore's Night
Oct. 15 - 8 p.m. Country Superstar Jo Dee Messina
Oct. 16 - 3 p.m. The Not So Newlywed Game with Bob Eubanks
Oct. 19 - 8 p.m. Genessa and the Selena Experience: A Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Oct. 21 - 8 p.m. Zeppelin Complete
Oct. 22 - 8 p.m. Patchogue Theatre Gala 2016 featuring Broadway star Bernadette Peters
Oct. 23 - 3 p.m. Connecting to the Other Side with Psychic Medium Laura Lynne Jackson
Oct. 28 - 8 p.m. The Lords of 52nd Street & The Black Petals
Oct. 29 - 7:30 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadowcast
Oct. 30 - 7 p.m. Three Piano Men: A Tribute to the Music of Elton John, Billy Joel & Jerry Lee Lewis
Nov. 5 - 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. - Branson on the Road: America's Favorite Road Show
Nov. 6 - 4 p.m. The Glenn Miller Orchestra Celebrates Our Veterans
Nov. 12 - 8 p.m. The Music of Journey featuring Evolution
Nov. 19 - 7:30 p.m. WHLI's Night of Doo-Wop
Nov. 20 - 3 p.m. A Sousa Celebration with the Atlantic Wind Symphony
Nov. 23 - 8 p.m. A Very Grateful Dead Thanksgiving Eve with Half Step
Nov. 26 - 3 p.m. It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Nov. 27 - 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec. 2-4 - Multiple Performances ADTLI Presents Clara's Dream: The Nutcracker
Dec. 9 - 8 p.m. An Irish Christmas in America
Dec. 10 & 11 - Multiple Performances Ovations Dance Repertory Company Presents The Nutcracker Suite
Tickets for Norm Macdonald, along with the rest of Patchogue Theatre's Fall 2016 lineup, are now available online, by phone or at the box office. General admission is $20. A special VIP package is available for $40, which includes premium seating and a hardcover copy of Norm Macdonald's new book, Based on a True Story: A Memoir. For more information on Norm Macdonald's book event or any of the shows listed as part of Patchogue Theatre's Fall 2016 season, visit here or call the box office at 631-207-1313.
About Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA)
Patchogue Theatre first opened in 1923 as the largest theatre in Suffolk County. It still is, with the installation of 1,104 brand new seats during the 2016 renovation. Saved by Village of Patchogue in 1996 and lovingly restored it to its original grandeur, this beautiful and historic venue was in use 230 days with over 150,000 in attendance for its 2014-2015 season. PTPA is an independent community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leases the building from the Village of Patchogue and covers all of the operating costs without any subsidies from the Village. PTPA's leadership consists of a volunteer board of directors and a small professional staff. Patchogue Theatre continues to thrive thanks to the hard work of over 80 volunteers as well as the businesses, funding agencies and individuals who support PTPA by contributing their time and resources. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, N.Y., and can be reached at 631-207-1313 or by visiting