This week on SalonTV: Sean Penn, Andie MacDowell, Mike Epps and more

We're talking books, comedy and movies and bringing you an "Salon Stage" exclusive performance

Published March 26, 2018 10:00AM (EDT)


Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn joins SalonTV this week to present a different kind of project, his first book. His novel, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel,” out March 27, is the darkly humorous story of Bob Honey, a septic tank specialist turned assassin.

Director Kay Cannon, the former “30 Rock” writer and producer and writer of the “Pitch Perfect” films, stops by to talk about her newest comedy “Blockers,” out in theaters April 6. Truly a film for parents, starring Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz, the story centers on three teenagers’ prom-night plans and their parents desperate attempts to intercept them.

Favorites Andie MacDowell and Swoosie Kurtz are talking about their latest projects. For MacDowell, “Love After Love,” a film that follows her character as she navigates motherhood after losing her husband to cancer. For Kurtz, an Emmy and Tony Award winner, a new Amazon family series “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” created by Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola, that is inspired by the popular book of the same name.

And two authors bring their work and wisdom to life in new books. Comedian Mike Epps will detail his journey from Indianapolis street kid to one of comedy’s most-recognizable faces. His book is “Unsuccessful Thug: One Comedian’s Journey from Naptown to Tinseltown.” Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted from her home at age 14, teaches us about the power of hope. The activist and author’s newest book is "Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up.”

Plus, don’t miss UK singer and songwriter Lucy Rose, who stops in for an exclusive “Salon Stage” performance of songs off her third studio album “Something’s Changing,” ahead of her show at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge.

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