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We Got Edumacated

Thanks to everyone who came out on a Monday night to give a new show a chance. The Sex Ed edition of the Show and Tell reading series was a great time! I didn’t fall off the stage and only had to take one emergency car service ride back to my apartment during the hour before the show!
It looked like this.
Show and Tell Union Hall
Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Blaise Allysen Kearsley (not pictured: THE COWS)

Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt and the...Show and Tell...Benatars!

Colleen Kane

Colleen Kane and Uncle Tim!

Adam Wade

Adam Wade (from New Hampshire)

Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman and the ghost of a former flame

In addition to the wonderful presenters, I’d like to thank Elizabeth Carey Smith for designing the logo and blog banner, while about 15 months pregnant, uphill both ways, Trey Pentecost, who took the photos you see above despite having rolled off his sick bed to attend, Blaise who helped avert a last-minute tech crisis before the show and helped me with a few future guests, and my husband Tom Grubbs, my cheerleader and co-producer in Show and Tell as in life.

If you weren’t there, you missed a great time. Next month’s show is on December 13, the topic is Christmas stories, with our fabulous presenters Liam McEaneny, Cynthia Kaplan, Rosie Schapp, and our first brother and sister team, Eliot and Ilana Glazer.


Monday, November 22: Sex Ed!

I’m proud to announce the funny and talented lineup for Show and Tell on Monday, November 22 at Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn (doors at 7:30– it’s the early show). They are seasoned and spicy veterans of the New York stage, all. (Me, not so much, unless we’re talking karaoke.)
For $5 you get 5 stories, each bolstered by its own helpful visuals. Territory covered under the night’s “Sex Ed” theme will include one young lady’s explorations in perversity, late-blooming first experiences, general deviance, and pervs. (Despite the theme, you can probably expect minimum sexiness from the stories, and as for my own reading, expect a high level of OMG WTF.)
Here’s the evening’s lineup of storytellers and readers:



Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, writer and actor living in New York. Her short films have been featured on New York Magazine’s Daily Intel, Glamour.com, Salon, VH1’s Best Week Ever, Gawker, Current TV, The Huffington Post and Comedy Central. She recently appeared in The Glasgow International Comedy Festival and The Bridgetown Comedy Festival and was the female lead in American Florence, and independent feature film expected to be released Winter 2010.  In addition, her dark comedic musical, The Refugee Girls Revue, is currently playing off-broadway at Theatre 80 in New York City. For more info, check out www.jenafriedman.com.

Adam Wade

Adam Wade

Adam Wade is originally from New Hampshire and is a record 16-time Moth StorySLAM winner. You can find him on the World Wide Web at www.adamwade.com.


Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Blaise Allysen Kearsley is a writer, photographer and the creator, producer and host of the monthly reading and storytelling series How I Learned. She has appeared at PS 122, Lolita, Bowery Poetry Club, and in Mortified, Cringe, In The Flesh and Literary Death Match. Follow her writing and vanity projects at www.bazima.com.

Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt’s writing has been published with Nerve.com, Opium Magazine, Clarkesworld Magazine and elsewhere.  In New York City he has performed with storytelling shows like The Moth, The Liar Show and Stripped Stories.  Ryan also writes plays, and recently directed one of his own at the 45th Street Theatre in Manhattan.

Hope to see you there!

Let’s start this thing with a bang: SEX ED!

First, I apologize for that weak-ass joke in the title, and the one that will come a few sentences from now.

You see, I used to write filthy puns for a living. You’ll hear more about that at the November 22 edition of Show and Tell.

Which brings us to November 22. Hey, does anyone out there like sex? Because the topic for the debut edition of Show and Tell will be Sex Ed. The show pops its cherry on Monday, November 22, 8 p.m. at Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Full lineup of performers and readers will be announced here soon!

(I am sorry for everything bad above.)