How I Learned Things Aren't Always What They Seem

The How I Learned Series Presents:

How I Learned Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Anna Sale, Josh Gondelman, Phoebe Robinson, Micaela Blei, Anthony DeVito, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Wed · February 25, 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
Anna Sale
Anna Sale
ANNA SALE is a veteran media reporter and the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, a biweekly interview podcast on WNYC in which Anna gets celebrities and regular folks to open up about the three touchiest subjects. She is a frequent fill-in host for The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show, and has contributed to This American Life, Studio 360, Slate, BBC, MSNBC, and PBS Newshour.
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. This spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly.
Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson
PHOEBE ROBINSON is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour, critically-acclaimed HBO specials. She is a New York Times best-selling author of the book You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain. Following these successes, Phoebe has gone on to be a staff writer for the final season of Portlandia, act in TBS’s Search Party, host another critically-acclaimed podcast for WNYC Studios entitled Sooo Many White Guys, and made her film debut in the Netflix summer comedy Ibiza.
Micaela Blei
Micaela Blei
MICAELA BLEI is a storyteller, Education Program Manager for The Moth, and co-creator of The Moth High School StorySLAM Program. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion and The Daily Dish called her "hilarious and heartrending" which was pretty exciting because she'd never had a press quote before and isn't sure where else she'd use it except in this bio. Micaela is also a doctoral candidate in Educational Theatre at NYU.
Anthony DeVito
Anthony DeVito
ANTHONY DEVITO is a SAG-AFTRA actor, a comedian, a storyteller, and a native New Yorker who appears in the TV pilot for the storytelling podcast RISK! and stars in the independent film A Box Comes to Brooklyn, which he co-wrote, and the award-winning indie feature, The Apostles of Park Slope. His other appearances include Boardwalk Empire, Rescue Me, Conan, Best Week Ever, A&E, VH1, Discovery Channel, and Comedy Central.
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/