Mean Book Club: Valley of the Dolls

Thursday January 30: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Event Admission

Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

Come to a live taping of everyone's favorite intellectual-adjacent podcast, Mean Book Club! Four hilarious comedians rip apart New York Times bestseller of questionable literary merit (aka trash books).

The live show is made complete with a reading check quiz (come prepared!), audience Q&A, and VISUALS (a completely new, and somewhat beguiling, medium for the MBC podcast crew).

For this edition, the hosts discuss Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls, called, among other things, "one of the worst books ever written" and "the first book written for people who didn't read books."


Sarah Burton is a showrunner for ICYMI by HuffPost, which you can catch on Apple TV. You can also watch her anytime on BuzzFeed’s Youtube channel where she worked as a comedy writer and producer.



Clara Morris is a comedian who has written for TruTv's Impractical Jokers, Facebook Watch's No Script with Marshawn Lynch, as well as Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, Reductress, and Above Average.



Johnna Scrabis is an Upright Citizens Brigade teacher, improviser, and host of the weekly show Teacher Feature. She has written for justWink Comedic Greeting Cards, CollegeHumor, Reductress, and BRIC TV.


Sabrina Jordan is a New York–based performer who can be seen performing with her all-female improv team, Frog Basket, and with the AstoriaSketch Society. She is also the creator and co-host of the Star Trek Trek podcast.