'Family Guy' Performs at Carnegie Hall
'Family Guy' Performs at Carnegie Hall
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
FOX won't air a fresh episode of Family Guy this week. But in the mean time, fans can catch the show's main voice ensemble as they perform at Carnegie Hall on November 24 and 25 for a reading of two episodes, backed by a 40-piece orchestra.

Family Guy
centers on a semi-dysfunctional family that lives in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. Peter Griffin takes the center stage as a bumbling obese blue-collar worker while wife Lois is a stay-at-home mother who tends to children Meg, Chris and diabolical infant Stewie.  Of course, there's also the talking family dog Brian, who walks on two legs, smokes cigarettes and engages in human conversation.

For the upcoming event at Carnegie Hall, fans can expect Family Guy's full cast, including Seth Green, who provides the voice of Chris Griffin, Mike Henry, who lends his voice to Cleveland Brown, Mila Kunis, who gives life to Meg Griffin, Alex Borstein, who voices the role of Lois and show creator Seth MacFarlane, who also provides the voice of Peter, Stewie and Brian Griffin.

The actors won't know until the day before the concert which episodes they'll read.  They'll also sing songs from the episode, with the orchestra conducted by Family Guy composer Walter Murphy.

“It'll also be filthy,” Borstein promised.  “It always turns filthy.”

“Nothing offends me,” she said.  “I mean, I think rape and Holocaust jokes are hilarious…When a show goes so far over the top, I think it would be obvious that it's hit the ridiculous, no?”

Just like her character on Family Guy, Borstein, in real life, is also a mother who gave birth to a son three months ago.  Presumably he's less evil than Stewie, but she's not so sure.

“At times I do feel this child is trying to kill me—biting my nipples, crying for an hour straight, screaming.  I just want to curl up in a corner like a woman in a Lifetime movie . It's like you're in an abusive relationship,” she joked.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: NY Press
(Image courtesy of FOX)

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