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Second Annual Vulture Festival Los Angeles, Presented by AT&T, Announces Initial Lineup

Featuring Zach Braff & a Scrubs reunion, Connie Britton & Eric Bana, Busy Philipps, Constance Wu, Nick Kroll, Chloë Grace Moretz, Adam Pally & Casey Wilson, Amber Tamblyn & Roxane Gay, Eugene Levy & Catherine O’Hara, and many more. Photo: Vulture

Vulture today announced the lineup for its second annual Vulture Festival Los Angeles Presented by AT&T, a weekend of high-profile events bringing the entertainment site to life, and an expansion of the pop-culture extravaganza that has taken place in New York City for the last five years. Vulture Festival Los Angeles’s lineup includes actors in conversation, exclusive screenings, cast reunions, live podcasts, a comedy show, table reads, a private museum tour, and more, taking place November 17–18, primarily at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, with select events at other venues. Additional events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Among the featured events at the two-day live showcase, curated by Vulture’s editors, are:

SCRUBS REUNION. The cast and creator of Scrubs are reuniting for the first time ever: Creator Bill Lawrence and all your favorite members of the Sacred Heart staff — including Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Christa Miller, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, Judy Reyes, and John C. McGinley — will be looking back at the beloved series and sharing their favorite memories.

CONSTANCE WU: IN CONVERSATION PRESENTED BY AT&T. Fresh off one crazy year, actor Constance Wu, known for her lead roles in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Crazy Rich Asians and ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, sits down with Vulture writer E. Alex Jung to talk about her experiences as a woman of color in television and film, as well her work and advocacy on issues such as representation, sexism and the structural bias of Hollywood.

BUSY PHILIPPS: IN CONVERSATION. Busy Philipps gets real talking about her E! talk show Busy Tonight and the launch of her recent book This Will Only Hurt a Little.

JERRY SALTZ’S MAD MASTERLY TOUR OF THE BROAD. New York Magazine and Vulture’s Pulitzer Prize–winning senior art critic Jerry Saltz leads an ultra-exclusive private tour of The Broad museum before public hours.

DIRTY JOHN WITH CONNIE BRITTON & ERIC BANA. When Debra Newell meets John Meehan through online dating, what could possibly go wrong? Join us for a sneak peek of the highly anticipated series based on the acclaimed true-crime podcast of the same name followed by an in-depth dive with its stars Connie Britton and Eric Bana.

ADAM PALLY AND CASEY WILSON: AN EXCUSE TO HANG OUT: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, COMEDY, AND FRIENDSHIP. Adam and Casey haven’t seen each other in a while, so they’re meeting up at Vulture Festival. We don’t know what they’re going to do. They don’t know what they’re going to do. But we know it’s going to be highly offensive and ah-mahzing. Get it? That’s a Happy Endings reference!

BIG MOUTH TABLE READ WITH NICK KROLL (and Andrew Goldberg Reading Stage Directions) — AND ONLY NICK KROLL (and Andrew Goldberg Reading Stage Directions). At Vulture Festival Nick Kroll is going to take on ALL the voices in his animated series Big Mouth — all the pubescent teens, all the Hormone Monsters, and all the talking pubes — for an incredibly ambitious, sure-to-be-hilarious one-person table read. Co-creator Andrew Goldberg will be on hand to narrate stage directions and probably help keep Nick hydrated.

CHLOË GRACE MORETZ: IN CONVERSATION. Chloë Grace Moretz speaks about working in the film industry for over a decade and how her recent leading role in The Miseducation of Cameron Post has contributed to her growing voice as an activist especially for LGBTQ+ rights.

EXTREME GAMING CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THOMAS MIDDLEDITCH AND MIKE STILL. Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Mike Still (Drunk History) bring their rowdy video game comedy show to Vulture Festival. In this Medieval Times–style tournament, three members of the audience will be chosen to compete onstage while their respective sections cheer on their champion.

AMBER TAMBLYN AND ROXANE GAY HOST FEMINIST AF. Amber Tamblyn and Roxane Gay are bringing back their Vulture Festival staple reading series, Feminist AF, for another afternoon showcasing the most daring voices in feminist writing today, with special guests to be announced.

AT&T AUDIENCE NETWORK PRESENTS LOUDERMILK. An exclusive screening of the second season of Loudermilk. Loudermilk’s life is still a f*#%king mess following his relapse — he may be the one guiding others, but in reality, he’s the one who needs the most help. Followed by a conversation with stars Ron Livingston, Will Sasso, and Anja Savcic and additional talent to be announced.

BITCH SESH LIVE. Real Housewives experts Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider break down the latest Housewives “news” — from New York to Beverly Hills — as they host their wildly popular podcast Bitch Sesh live.

TRUTV PRESENTS I’M SORRY. TruTV presents an exclusive sneak peek of I’m Sorry season two ahead of its January premiere. The scripted comedy follows writer, wife, and mom Andrea whose inner immaturity lands her in comedically awkward and unexpected situations. Followed by a conversation with series creator and star Andrea Savage, co-star Tom Everett Scott, and executive producer Joey Slamon.

CBS ALL ACCESS PRESENTS NO ACTIVITY. CBS All Access presents season two of No Activity, a high-stakes, low-action cop comedy that will tackle an all-new crime — and a corruption scandal in the department — when the entire season premieres on November 22. Followed by a conversation with star Tim Meadows and executive producer Nina Pedrad and additional cast to be announced.

TRUE BLOOD — 10TH ANNIVERSARY & LIVE COMMENTARY WITH ALAN BALL. It’s been ten years since a telepathic waitress first met a vampire in the swampy depths of Louisiana as the living and the dead learned to somewhat coexist. Reminisce with us as we look back at the pilot episode with creator Alan Ball providing live insight and behind-the-scenes stories throughout the screening.

COMEDIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW — HOSTED BY PETE HOLMES AND THE CAST OF HBO’S CRASHING. Vulture presents Comedians You Should & Will Know, a live show featuring comedians from Vulture’s annual list of up-and-coming comedic talent. The show is hosted by star and creator of HBO’s Crashing, Pete Holmes, with special appearances including Emo Phillips.

SPECIAL SCREENING — FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD FEATURING A Q&A WITH ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING COSTUME DESIGNER COLLEEN ATWOOD PRESENTED BY AT&T. A special IMAX screening of the Warner Bros. Pictures film, starring Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp, hosted at the famed TCL Chinese Theater, where guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive viewing of the costumes as they enter and exit the show. Academy Award–winning costume designer Colleen Atwood will join Vulture Festival for a conversation following the film. Other talent to be announced.

DOCUMENTARY NOW: A SUNDAY MATINEE. Did you ever wish that Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company was actually about the extreme minutia of living in a New York City co-op apartment building? Well, that’s just what John Mulaney and Seth Meyers dreamed up — writing a loving homage to Original Cast Album: Company, the 1970 D.A. Pennebaker documentary that follows the strenuous overnight cast recording of Sondheim’s somewhat avant-garde musical for season three of IFC’s Emmy®-nominated Documentary Now! You’re invited to the West Coast premiere of Original Cast Album: Co-op with stars Renee Elise Goldsberry, Taran Killam, Paula Pell, Richard Kind and James Urbaniak who will be joined by series directors Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono. Oversize white button-down shirts not required.

SCHITT’S CREEK HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Get in the holiday spirit — it’s time for a Rose Family Celebration at Vulture Festival! Join Schitt’s Creek co-creators and stars Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, along with Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, and Noah Reid for a sneak-peek screening of a special holiday episode, one month ahead of its premiere. Fans will rejoice in holiday festivities, savor sweet treats, and chat with the cast as we celebrate the season.

NAP TIME WITH SLEEP WITH ME PODCAST. Do you miss the sweet days of kindergarten and grabbing some shut-eye in between juice boxes and the alphabet song? Human melatonin Drew Ackermann takes you on a strange, dreamy journey with a tale from his popular Night Vale Presents podcast, Sleep With Me. Pillows and sleep masks will be provided.

OFF BOOK LIVE. There’s a musical scheduled, and the actors don’t know what roles they’re playing and there is no script. There isn’t even a title! Enter hosts Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino who — with one very special guest — will dream up an entirely improvised musical while you watch.

Tickets are mostly in the $30 range and include access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt and go on sale to the general public on October 18 at A limited quantity of all-access Vulture Passes will be available for $425 (excluding The Broad tour. Follow @VultureFestival and @Vulture for updates).

The weekend will kick off on Friday, November 17, with an exclusive opening-night party at The Hollywood Roosevelt, co-hosted by AT&T.

Vulture Festival Los Angeles is presented by AT&T, with official sponsor Heineken; content partners: truTV, CBS All Access, SYFY; and media sponsors: iHeartMedia, Screenvision Media, and SiriusXM.

Second Annual Vulture Festival L.A. Announces Initial Lineup