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Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends Live

When: Fri., May 18, 7:30 p.m. 2018

Rob Lowe has long had tangential ties to Durham. His breakout film, St. Elmo's Fire, was written by a Duke alum, and his son Matthew graduated from the university in 2016. Now the enduring actor returns to the Bull City for his live show based on his memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends. Lowe's memoirs are genuinely entertaining stuff, filled with oddball tales—about working with Chris Farley on Tommy Boy and the never-aired finale of Lowe's post-West Wing series, The Lyon's Den, in which his character goes psychotic and jumps out a window—and the oddly sincere, self-deprecating humor that's kept his career alive in a changing Hollywood, bouncing back from the original celebrity sex-tape scandal and whatever that 1988 Oscar opening where he danced with Snow White was supposed to be. In recent years, Lowe has developed a knack for self-parody on such TV shows as Parks & Recreation, The Grinder, and the supernatural-hunting docu-series The Lowe Files, and his live show promises to be literally the most entertaining celebrity "night with" tour ever. (You kind of had to watch Parks & Rec to get that last joke. Trust us, it's worth it.) —Zack Smith

Price: $35+

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