You may enjoy animated series Bob’s Burgers, but did you know that its roots lie in SF? And now the voices behind the characters are coming to town this weekend for a table read and Q&A.

According to a Bay Citizen interview from 2011 , the show is the brainchild of two former Mission District residents, Loren Bouchard and Jay Howell. Says Howell:

I was working at Atlas Cafe, which was like the best job I have had in San Francisco — I met more people through that than I have in my entire life. Loren lived around the corner. He would come in and was kind of like acquaintances with a couple dudes I knew and they told me that he worked on cartoons. I was doing a lot of zines at the time so I started literally handing him zines over the counter in the morning. We would just talk a little bit and he started coming to my art shows. After one show he was like, if you’d you consider working on a project with me, give me your e-mail. And we started working on “Bob’s Burgers.”

Two seasons later, the wildly popular animated comedy is taking their brand of humor on tour with the first-ever Bob’s Burgers Live. Along with Bouchard, the cast of the show will be taking the stage at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium this Saturday, May 11.

H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, and John Roberts will be doing a Bob’s Burgers table read, followed by a fan Q&A. Sneak peeks of upcoming episodes will also be played for that animated fix you desperately crave.

What: Bob’s Burgers Live
When: Saturday, May 11; Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm
Where: Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium: 111 California St.
Cost: $44.50 with fees. Buy tickets here

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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