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Take My Spouse Please: A Show and Cocktails Celebrating A New Book About Love and Laughter by Dani Modisett
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Palo Alto, CA
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Take My Spouse Please: A Show and Cocktails Celebrating A New Book About Love and Laughter by Dani Modisett
Join us for a show and cocktails celebrating a new book about long-term love and LAUGHTER featuring Dani Klein Modisett, Dan Bucatinsky and Joan Raiter!

DANI KLEIN MODISETT is a comedian and writer who has been working in the comedy world for the past twenty years. She created and produced several live shows, most notably "Afterbirth... Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine," which ran for ten years in Los Angeles and several major U.S. cities. In addition, Dani has written and produced a variety of online video content, including a series for Deepak Chopra, and a short video that is also titled "Take My Spouse, Please," which was featured in the New York Times. Dani is the editor of the anthology Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine (St. Martin's, 2009). Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Parents Magazine, LA Parent Magazine, Mom.me and the Huffington Post. Dani is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her two sons.

JOAN RATER is one half of a writing team with her husband Tony Phelan. They are currently developing DOUBT, a legal drama for CBS, while serving as Consulting Producers for CBS' MADAM SECRETARY. They recently finished their stint as Executive Producers on ABC'S GREY'S ANATOMY, where they worked for the past ten seasons. Tony and Joan, who joined the show as a writing team at the start of the second season, co-ran the show alongside creator Shonda Rhimes. Prior to GREY'S, they were Co-Producers on NBC'S LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY. Tony and Joan got their start in the New York theatre world, where Joan wrote and performed one woman shows.

DAN BUCATINSKY won the 2013 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series categoryfor his portrayal of James Novak on the hit Shonda Rhimes series, Scandal.  He then joined the cast of the NBC David Caspe comedy Marry Me along with Tim Meadows and Casey Wilson. Bucatinsky wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed, 2001 indie romantic comedy All Over the Guy. In 2003 he and partner Lisa Kudrow founded Is Or Isn't Entertainment, which produced the cult, Emmy-nominated HBO comedy The Comeback co-starring Bucatinsky as publicist, Billy Stanton.  Dan and Lisa's two-time Emmy nominated and critically acclaimed docu-series Who Do You Think You Are? returns for a sixth season on TLC this summer. In 2009, Is Or Isn't Entertainment produced the original online web series Web Therapy, in which Bucatinsky also stars. The Emmy-nominated comedy was among the first to make the move to TV on Showtime where their star-studded fourth season aired earlier this year, with such stars as Jon Hamm, Allison Janney and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others.  As a writer/producer Bucatinsky has written numerous pilots and has worked as a Consulting Producer on the ninth and tenth seasons of Grey's Anatomy and as a Co-Executive Producer of the NBC dramedy Lipstick Jungle.   As an actor, television audiences will also remember him from Grey's Anatomy, In Plain Sight, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Weeds.  Film roles include I Love Your Work, Under the Tuscan Sun, as well as Bounce and The Opposite of Sex, both directed by his husband, Web Therapy co-creator/director, Don Roos.  Bucatinsky became a best-selling author when his autobiographical tales of parenthood, Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?, arrived in bookstores June, 2012. He's a contributor to Huffington Post and has been a Family Equality Council honoree, as well as receiving American Fertility Association's Advocacy Award; Lambda Legal's Liberty Award; and Pacific Pride Foundation's first ever Advocacy Award for his outspoken support of LGBT issues, adoption and family rights. He lives in California with his husband,filmmaker Don Roos and their two children.


Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (View)
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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