KPCC presents 'The Dinner Party Download' LIVE

This event took place on:
Thursday, January 28, 8 - 10pm
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On Thursday, January 28, KPCC presented a special live taping of The Dinner Party Download, the show about culture, food and conversation designed to help you "win" your weekend dinner parties. While you can listen to the episode on The Dinner Party Download’s website, we’d like to share some of the sights and moments captured from the evening.

But first, our icebreaker:

Dinner Party Download intro 
Brendan and Rico introduce the show. (Photo Credit: Quincy Surasmith)

Dinner Party Download Live - Father John Misty
Musician Father John Misty kicked off the program with a musical performance. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Shereen Marisol Meraji

During Small Talk, Shereen Marisol Meraji, who reports on race issues for NPR’s Code Switch, joined Brendan and Rico to discuss “hispandering” and the most important film made about watching paint dry. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Cari Hah

We move to cocktails: Cari Hah, bar manager at Alcove's Big Bar in Los Feliz, put together the night’s signature cocktail, the C’est Chic, while showing off her speed-mixing skills. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Jason Schwartzman

Actor-producer Jason Schwartzman came on to talk about his Golden Globe-winning series "Mozart in the Jungle,” and what led to his big break in “Rushmore.” (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Jason Schwartzman

Jason’s clearly engrossed in Brendan’s and Rico’s questions. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Lena Waithe

Now, we eavesdrop. Writer, producer and actor Lena Waithe shared how a business meeting became the story of her current love. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Lena Waithe

Then she landed on the couch to talk film, TV and the influence the show “A Different World” had on her life, career and even her twitter handle: @Hillmangrad. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Father John Misty Couch

Father John Misty made himself comfortable to share his dinner playlist… (Photo Credit: Quincy Surasmith)

Dinner Party Download - Father John Misty Table

…before eventually getting too comfortable, climbing onto the coffee table and kicking a glass and bowl out of his way. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Jenny Slate

Actress Jenny Slate was up next, talking “art farts,” her crush on Michael Dukakis and the wild story that led her to her dear dog. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Jenny Slate and Jason Schwartzman

Jenny and Jason then performed a scene from “Goodfellas” with their own particular take. Jenny used her “Marcel the Shell” voice in the role. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Jason, Jenny, John, Lena

Time for etiquette. Everyone got back together, filling the couch beyond capacity to answer audience etiquette questions before closing out the night. (Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)

Dinner Party Download - Sign

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us! Again, you can catch the whole episode on The Dinner Party Download(Photo Credit: SCPR/Bill Youngblood)



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