The 45-year-old comedian, who grew up in Ross, was having lunch with a female co-worker on the show who asked him why a guy she went on a date with followed up with a terse email two days later. His pointed reply, “He’s just not that into you,” became an outright phenomenon, turning Behrendt from a workhorse standup comic into something of a relationship guru.
He and “Sex and the City” colleague Liz Tucillo published their tough-love tome, “He’s Just Not That Into You” in 2004, and a star-studded, Hollywood feature film in 2009 based on the book brought in nearly $180 million at the box office. Behrendt has continued to publish, has hosted his own couples reality show and daytime talk show and continues to hit the road on the standup comedy circuit.
Behrendt is headlining the 2016 Comedy in the Plaza event, the Mill Valley Arts Commission’s annual night of hilarity on the Plaza, which regularly draws some of the best standup comedians around. Joining Behrendt are Conan writer and Last Coming Standing Season 7 finalist Laurie Kilmartin and San Francisco comic Natasha Muse. KGO radio host Brian Copeland serves as MC.
The 411: Comedy in the Plaza is June 15. Depot Plaza. 6:30pm. Free.