H. Jon Benjamin of Bob’s Burgers at Bard

Comedian and author H. Jon Benjamin is best-known as a featured voice in television’s Bob’s Burgers and Archer, a couple of credits that situate Benjamin at the center of the comedic zeitgeist. Bamford arrives at memoir via comedy. Benjamin’s overtly self-effacing first book, Failure Is an Option: An Attempted Memoir is a detailed litany of failure and, ultimately, a defense of it: an “apology” in the old sense of the word. It comes out on May 1 on Dutton.

In association with the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Oblong Books will present H. Jon Benjamin on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. in Bard College’s Olin Hall. Tickets cost $32 and include one copy of the book. For tickets and additional information, visit https://oblongbooks.com or https://fishercenter.bard.edu, or call the Fisher Center box office at (845) 758-7900.