‘Celebrity Book Club’ is online
The Caveat show sold out – 126 people attended despite a blizzard that day, and tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door. Marotta and Phillips-Horst plan to shoot in 2022; Podcast producer Meg Murnane said there will likely be two shows in San Francisco and two in Los Angeles this spring.
McConaughey’s book provided good fodder for their mix of improvisational skits, dramatic reading, and general silliness. They slipped in and out of accents – Boston, Australia, Texas. They re-enacted a scene between McConaughey and Alves as they fell in love.
“What should I do to lose you? Marotta, playing McConaughey, asked.
Phillips-Horst paused, as Alves does in the book. “Change,” he said.
Towards the end of the show, they drifted away from memories, playing a guessing game that involved matching celebrities with photos of their homes, liquor brands, skincare products and menus. of restaurants. (Based on the “musician” and “preppies like him” clues, Phillips-Horst guessed correctly that a wine had been made by Dave Matthews.) They invited a guest on stage and tried to guess how she lived, what she ate and what she wore. – making her a slate for the cultural commentary they normally apply to celebrities.
The two hosts even used props during the show. At one point, Marotta pulled a head of iceberg lettuce and ketchup out of a bag. Marotta proceeded to dip lettuce in ketchup as Phillips-Horst stifled laughter and explained: This is what McConaughey ate for dinner every night while staying with a host family in Australia in an effort to become a vegetarian. (“The problem was that I didn’t know how to be a vegetarian,” writes McConaughey.)
After taste tests, Marotta decided that following McConaughey’s Australian diet wasn’t as bad as it might have seemed. “Kind of an ‘end of the burger’ vibe,” they said.
“This book is crazy, and we often say this, but this book is absolutely crazy,” Phillips-Horst explained to the audience. But McConaughey’s message about finding “green lights” in life, or signs that you’re headed in the right direction, has always struck a chord. “I finally cried at the end,” he added.