How I Learned Gravity Always Wins

The How I Learned Series Presents:

How I Learned Gravity Always Wins

Aparna Nancherla, Sean H. Doyle, Sadie Stein, Colin Dempsey, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Andy Christie

Wed · December 30, 2015

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

$6 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Tickets 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.


Partial proceeds go to EMILY’S LIST to help elect more women
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is by and large a comedian, or by and small rather. She has written for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Late Night with Seth Meyers. You may have caught her standup on Conan and the Comedy Central Half Hour, her face on Master of None and Crashing, and her voice on Bojack Horseman. She was recently named one of Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People Right Now" and you can see her in 2018 on the upcoming show Corporate on Comedy Central and the new season of Netflix's The Standups.
Sean H. Doyle
Sean H. Doyle
Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn, New York. His memoir, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2015. He works hard every day to be a better person and is learning how to love himself more.
Sadie Stein
Sadie Stein
Sadie Stein is the Contributing Editor of The Paris Review and the Editor and Correspondent of the journal’s online counterpart, The Paris Review Daily. Before joining the Review in May 2011, Stein was a fashion and arts editor at Jezebel.
Colin Dempsey
Colin Dempsey
Colin Dempsey is an Irish singer-songwriter, writer and storyteller based in New York. He is the singer and guitarist for original Indie-Rock band Supersmall. Their debut E.P. This Other World can be found on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Pandora, Google Play and Spotify. Colin is also part of the Heavy Mental Neuroscience folk rock duo So We Are. Rosanne Cash described them as a kind of “post-modern Everly Brothers.” As a storyteller, Colin has performed on The Liar Show, Ask Me Stories, Real Characters, The Sharon Spell Show, and at The Gotham Storytelling Festival.
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.
Andy Christie
Andy Christie
Andy Christie's writing has been featured in the New York Times and in the Thomas Beller anthology Lost And Found: Stories From New York. He is a Moth GrandSlam Champion and has been featured on the Peabody Award–winning Moth Radio Hour, WFUV’s CityScape andWNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. His humor collection, I Wasn’t Kidding, was published in the U.S. and the U.K. by Random House. Consequently his work can be found on remainder shelves spanning two continents. He is creator and host of The Liar Show.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/