How I Learned It Was a Good Idea at The Time

The How I Learned Series Presents:

How I Learned It Was a Good Idea at The Time

Jen Snow, Doogie Horner, Christian Finnegan, Amber Drea, Meg Ferrill, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Tue · October 28, 2014

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.

How I Learned it Was A Good Idea at the Time
How I Learned it Was A Good Idea at the Time
Blaise Allysen Kearsley's How I Learned series features writers, storytellers, comics, and other raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, unlearned, relearned or in progress. The How I Learned Series happens once a month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.
Jen Snow
Jen Snow
JEN SNOW (www.jensnow.com) is Director of Media and PR for Russ & Daughters. Previously, she worked as Director of PR for 826NYC and The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., as an art critic, as a photographer, in an office at the Whitney Museum, and at the front desk of MOMA. She made shiva platters for Law & Order: SVU and for the film This is Where I Leave You. She played herself in the movie Lola Versus and on Louie. She writes the blog Things I Do Not Understand And Definitely Am Not Going To Talk About.
Doogie Horner
Doogie Horner
Doogie Horner is a comedian, writer, artist, and author of Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren't Aware Of (Workman),100 Ghosts (Quirk Books), and Everything Explained Through Flowcharts (HarperCollins). His art and writing have appeared in Wired, McSweeney's, Fast Company, Boing Boing, the Believer, the London Times, the Sun, and other publications. His comedy achieved national attention when a video of him taming a hostile crowd on America's Got Talent became a viral sensation.
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff.

Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous “Mad Real World” sketch of “Chappelle’s Show”. He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and in Spring 2014 he can be seen on VH1′s “I Love the 2000′s”. He’s also co-host of Zest TV’s travel show, “CustomNATION”.

Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”.

Christian’s latest comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”.

Christian also hosts a music geek podcast called “Audio Spackle” for Cave Comedy Radio. It can be found on iTunes.

When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their faithful pooch Griswold.
Amber Drea
Amber Drea
AMBER DREA is, by day, the managing editor of beverage alcohol trade magazine Market Watch, and by night, a storyteller, fiction writer and essayist whose work has been published by McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Northville Review, Another Chicago Magazine, The 2nd Hand and The Chicago Reader. She's been featured on many storytelling shows and podcasts, and hosted the series Another Round Storytelling, which is currently on hiatus.
Meg Ferrill
Meg Ferrill
MEG FERRELL is a comedian and storyteller who was selected to perform/compete at The Chicago's Women's Festival, Ladies of Laughter, New Guns of Comedy Competition, She-Devil Comedy Festival, Upright Citizen's Brigade Stand-Up Smackdown, Mortified and Amateur Night at the Apollo. She is a two time NYC Moth StorySlam winner, has appeared on Anderson Cooper's former talk show, has nabbed a mention in the New Yorks Times and has even caught the attention of documentary filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock cast Meg in his Yahoo! Screen series, Failure Club, a year long online documentary series featuring seven people pursuing lifelong dreams and conquering the fear of failure in the process.
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.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/