How I Learned It's a Living: Stories of the Unemployed, The Underemployed, and the Working Stiffs

The How I Learned Series Presents:

How I Learned It's a Living: Stories of the Unemployed, The Underemployed, and the Working Stiffs

Bob Powers, Nat Towsen, Ada Calhoun, Robin Gelfenbien, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Guest co-host Cammi Climaco

Wed, May 25, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$6 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

The How I Learned Series
The How I Learned Series
HOW I LEARNED features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a rotating theme. It's been named one of "Five Best NYC Storytelling Series" by Time Out New York, and CBS New York calls it one of the "Best Comedy Shows Hosted by Funny Women." It should be added that they also said, "host Blaise Allysen Kearsley keeps it AWKWARDLY funny." The series has also been featured in the New York Times, the Observer, Electric Literature, Brooklyn Magazine, Tin House, Village Voice, The L Magazine, Splitsider, and elsewhere. Born on the Lower East Side in 2009, the show now takes place in Brooklyn every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you'll have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.
Bob Powers
Bob Powers
Bob Powers is the head writer of the show "What To Watch" on AOL. He is the author of the books Happy Cruelty Day! and You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero. His writing has appeared in Esquire, McSweeneys, The New Yorker's "Daily Shouts," and The Portlandia Activity Book. His new scripted podcast "Safe House" will be launching in June on NPR.org.
Nat Towsen
Nat Towsen
Nat Towsen is a comedian, writer, and actor. He hosts the monthly local-culture talk show Nat Towsen's Downtown Variety Hour at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East Village. He is a writer for VICE and CollegeHumor. Nat has been called a "comedic genius" by a Time Out New York, a "polymath comedian" by The A.V. Club, and a "bright young man" by Bill Gates. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his girlfriend, Alyssa, and their two cats, Nutmeg and Foggy.
Ada Calhoun
Ada Calhoun
Ada Calhoun is the author of St. Marks Is Dead, about the street she grew up on, and the forthcoming How to Stay, based on her viral New York Times essay "The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give."
Robin Gelfenbien
Robin Gelfenbien
Robin Gelfenbien is a NYC-based storyteller, writer and comedian who’s performed at The Moth, RISK! and Mortified. She’s the Creator and Host of the storytelling series and podcast, “Yum’s the Word,” a show that's been named one of the “5 Best Storytelling Series in NYC” by CBS, a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick and a favorite of Bon Appetit. Guests have included Jason Biggs, Morgan Spurlock, The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi, Joy Behar and more.

Robin has written jokes for emcee Rosie O’Donnell at The Matrix Awards, and her critically-acclaimed solo show, “My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey),” premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. She's performed her original comedy songs at The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee.
Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley
Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley
Blaise Allysen Kearsley is the creator, producer and host of the How I Learned series. She's also a Brooklyn based writer and storyteller who has performed all over New York and twice in New Orleans where they loved her because they drink a lot. Her writing has been published in VICE, The Weeklings, The Nervous Breakdown, two anthologies, and some other places which are perhaps not worth mentioning by name. One time, she was awarded a month-long writing fellowship in Vermont where she got electrocuted and maybe almost killed a horse. Visit her at your own risk at www.bazima.com.
Guest co-host Cammi Climaco
Guest co-host Cammi Climaco
Cammi Climaco is a visual artist, writer, and storyteller. She recently performed her solo show at Standard ToyKraft called "What Else Is New?" and was featured on the Modern Stories Mix podcast. She was also the host of Ask Me Stories at Axis Theatre.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/