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Rachel Dratch flexes her funny bone with ‘Recall’

Alan Zweibel and Rachel Dratch.

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

Alan Zweibel and Rachel Dratch.

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Former “Saturday Night Live” funny gal Rachel Dratch certainly has had a life worth living. But, let’s be honest, she’s no Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose new book, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” Dratch read portions Saturday at the Jewish Community Center in Newton. The dramatic — and hilarious — reading (in Ahnold’s accent) was part of “Celebrity Autobiography,” the award-winning comedy featuring funny folks narrating passages from celebrity memoirs. (Saturday’s sold-out show included Dratch, Alan Zweibel, Cady Huffman, Dayle Reyfel, and the show’s originator, Eugene Pack, reading books by Arnold, Liz Taylor, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and Tiger Woods.) “Stuff that’s earnest tends to work best, or stuff that’s, like, dated, or written by someone who was huge in the ’70s,” says Dratch, a Lexington native who comes home as often as she can. Asked if she has a favorite celebrity tell-all, she said it might be “Burt And Me: My Days and Nights With Burt Reynolds,” written by the movie star’s former secretary, Elaine Blake Hall. “She’s very put upon,” says Dratch. “It seems like she has a lot of resentment.” Dratch, of course, has also written a book, but hers, called “Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle,” is intended to be funny. It also may be the basis for a play or a TV show before too long. “I’m just starting to think about those things,” she says. “We’ll see what happens.”

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