Byron Lane is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. His debut novel is called A STAR IS BORED, about a celebrity assistant struggling to manage his eccentric movie star boss, inspired in part by Lane’s time as assistant to beloved actress Carrie Fisher. Coming June 2, 2020. Preorder here on Amazon or anywhere books are sold.
Lane also wrote and co-stars in the play TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST, a comedy hit having sold out runs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Edinburgh Fringe (twice). Broadway World hails, "Hysterical... Lane has written a brilliant tour de force." The show has been praised by reviewers and celebrities alike including The Guardian, British Theatre, Graham Norton, and Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Lane wrote and co-stars in LAST WILL & TESTICLE, an award-winning web series about his testicular cancer diagnosis which screened at festivals around the world, was called "fearless" by Cosmopolitan Magazine, and features Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness.
A STAR IS BORED
by Byron Lane
“I’m in love with this hearty story of a hilarious Hollywood friendship. It’s fierce and funny and will warm your heart in these often frigid times. This is some queer chicken noodle soup for my soul, honey.”
― Jonathan Van Ness, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Top
"I didn't go into this expecting a love story, but the one here between a Hollywood assistant and his famous, hilarious and deeply lonely boss came very close to breaking my heart.”
― Julia Claiborne Johnson, bestselling author of Be Frank With Me
"Byron Lane has written a book that will touch you on so many levels. I was prepared for the laughs, but didn't expect the poignant story of a relationship both difficult and wonderful at the same time. A terrific read."
― Laurie Gelman, bestselling author of Class Mom and You've Been Volunteered
"A Star is Bored is an absolute knockout. Riotously funny and wickedly tender. The pitch-perfect absurdity and sharp heartbreak of this story come to life so vividly that the last page left me aching. Completely outrageous and positively lovely."
― Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six
“A Star is Bored is a warm, hilarious act - and celebration - of love. A novel that gloriously fails to commit the crime of boredom.”
― Patrick Ness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls.
Available here on Amazon or anywhere books are sold.
TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST
by Byron Lane
★★★★★ "Gripping, visceral and hysterical... this is the queer Mary Poppins that LGBTQ people deserve. A modern masterpiece."
★★★★★ "Hilarious... Clear why it has become such a cult hit. Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter."
★★★★ "Resplendent with movie star magic... its not hard to understand why this show has become a cult hit."
"One of the most astonishing feats of live creation I've ever seen."
"Hilarious, clever, uplifting. Highly recommend."
"Mad comedy genius."
"Funniest thing in ages."