"Bored to Death" Writer Watches Own Show on Stranger's Couch in Brooklyn

By Brian Ries
|  Monday, Oct 19, 2009  |  Updated 10:22 AM EDT
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"Bored to Death" Writer Watches Own Show on Stranger's Couch in Brooklyn

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Ted Danson, Jonathan Ames, Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis

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Jonathan Ames, the Brooklyn author and creator of the HBO series "Bored to Death," last night turned to his Twitter followers to find a TV to watch the show after plans to watch with friends fell through.

"Weird request:," he admitted, "does anyone on twitter live in downtown brooklyn? all my plans to watch my show at friends' houses has fallen through."

The response from fans of the series was overwhelming.

The host-to-be, who goes by the name Acecowboy on the site, tweeted, "Carroll Gardens? Come on, over." Ames wrote back, "okay. all right if i bring my friend? can we come at nine and watch 'curb', also? oh, god, i'm shameless."

And then, he went silent. The author Jonathan Hodgman, "PC" in the iconic Apple commercials, jokingly wrote "Now @JonathanAmes has not twittered for several hours. I presume he is now tied to a chair, or staying for The Venture Bros. Actually: both."

But all was well. A few hours later, Ames wrote of the "amazing experience" and hospitality his hosts offered, and his enlightenment with how easy it was to communicate with people on Twitter.

Where to next week, Jonathan? I've got HD and 1/4th of a surround sound set-up...

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