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December 13: Christmas Stories

Come gather around the stage to hear and witness tales of Christmases and Hanukkahs past. This month’s Show and Tell will feature stories, video, song, and pictures of holiday angst, mishaps, and the kind of crap that keeps happening this time of year even though it’s supposed to be all sparkly and magical and dusted in snow.

It’s $5 for 5 stories, and if you stick around for the late show afterward, Mike Birbiglia is trying out some new material.

Meet this month’s guests:

Eliot and Ilana Glaser

Eliot and Ilana Glazer

Eliot and Ilana Glazer are brother and sister.  Aside from co-creating, producing, and hosting (with Ilana) “High School Talent Show,” which recently ended its three-year run at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Eliot is an editor at Urlesque.com, and is releasing his first book, My Parents Were Awesome (Random House), based on the blog of the same in April.  Ilana is the co-creator of the popular web series Broad City, which has been featured in The New York Times and took first prize at the Iron Mule Comedy Festival.  Both Eliot and Ilana perform stand-up, storytelling, and sketch throughout New York City.

Cynthia Kaplan

Cynthia Kaplan

Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two acclaimed collections of humorous essays, Why I’m Like This and Leave the Building Quickly, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and New York Magazine, among other publications, as well as in many anthologies and journals.  She has just released her debut comedy rock CD, entitled Fangry. Time Out New York has said of her live performances:  “If you’re lucky, Kaplan will sing and play guitar, and then you’ll laugh until you can’t breathe.” As in her books, Kaplan obsesses over sex and death and religion and high school.  “That’s all there is,” she says.  “That’s it.  Those four things.  And, of course, rhyming well.”   Visit her at www.cynthiakaplan.com!  Be a fan of the band on Facebook!

Rosie Schaap

Rosie Schaap

Rosie Schaap has been a bartender, a fortuneteller, a librarian at a paranormal society, an English teacher, an editor, a preacher, a community organizer, a manager of homeless shelters, a ghostwriter for an inspirational magazine, and a contributor to NPR’s World Cup 2010 blog. Her work has been broadcast on This American Life, and her memoir, Drinking With Men, is forthcoming from Riverhead.

Liam McEneaney

Liam McEneaney


Liam McEneaney’s television appearances include Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” CNN’s “Not Another Cable News Show,” and as a panelist onVH1’s hit show “Best Week Ever.” He spent two seasons as a writer on Comedy Central’s “Standup Nation with Greg Giraldo,” and his writings have appeared in magazines like Maxim, Jest, and Drill, which was a military publication and not pornography.Liam tours across the USA, and has toured internationally several times, and is a regular at clubs in England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and Germany.  He also created and produces “Tell Your Friends!”, New York City’s critically-acclaimed alt. comedy show.

Well, there you have them. I shall be counting the days til seeing you there, using my Advent calendar with the hidden chocolate bits in it.

Your hostess,

Missus Kane

P.S. I do realize that this post has all different fonts and that is one of many reasons why I need an intern.


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