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My Dad Wrote a Porno

March 6
8 p.m.
$35-$55
Literary, Performance Art, Speakers

“Not only was my dad writing erotica,” says British TV director Jamie Morton, “but he chose me to be the person to read it and vet it for him.” Morton would then bring his father’s writings down to the pub to share with his friends. His two best mates, Alice Levine and James Cooper, thought it was hilarious, as did a lot of other folks. The trio began doing readings at parties, and soon their podcast, My Dad Wrote a Porno, emerged. “I think he was trying to mess with me,” Morton says of his dad’s intentions. “He’s a massive wind-up merchant, my dad.” Now in its fifth season, the podcast shows no signs of ending, largely because Morton’s dad keeps writing. “Oh, my god, we can’t stop him.” The strange thing is, even though his dad listens to, and loves, the podcast, he believes he’s a great writer. “He thinks he’s on a plain above us all, and we’re the idiots,” Morton adds, “and one day he’ll be discovered as this amazing author who wrote these incredible books.” The live show isn’t recorded for the podcast but is executed in much the same way: Morton, Levine, and Cooper read the work and comment on it, often going off on hilarious tangents.