How I Learned to Fight Loneliness

The How I Learned Series Presents:

How I Learned to Fight Loneliness

Sue Smith, Greg Olear, Amy Shearn, Mark Sam Rosenthal, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Peter Aguero

Wed · April 29, 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
Sue Smith
Sue Smith
SUE SMITH has appeared on Best Week Ever and I Love the 2000s. She's one of the 10 Funniest Women in NYC, according to Time Out New York. She has performed and studied at the UCB Theatre since 2007. She's the host of Tits & Giggles, the podcast for women in comedy. She teaches at New York Film Academy. Her writing has appeared in xoJane, Brokelyn, VICE and other places that aren't as hipstery. She loves snacks.
Greg Olear
Greg Olear
GREG OLEAR is the founding editor of The Weeklings and the author of the novels Fathermucker and Totally Killer.
Amy Shearn
Amy Shearn
AMY SHEARN is the author of the novels The Mermaid of Brooklyn and How Far Is The Ocean from Here. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Poets & Writers, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, L Magazine, The Millions, Five Chapters, Opium, Oprah.com, xojane, and elsewhere. Her most recent project was the publication of The Little Bastard, a novella written by her late grandmother, for which Amy wrote the introduction. She also curates a monthly reading series called Lit at Lark.
Mark Sam Rosenthal
Mark Sam Rosenthal
MARK SAM ROSENTHAL has been called "one of the greatest comedic storytellers in New York" (Time Out New York). He is also a staff writer, producer, and director for Comedy Central. His acclaimed solos shows include Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire, and I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Rosenthal Celebrity Autobiography. He can currently be seen onstage in the long running movie parody Point Break LIVE!
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.
Peter Aguero
Peter Aguero
Peter Aguero is a regular host and Instructor for The Moth. His newest show, "Daddy Issues", has played across the country and will be a part of The 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Peter is a writer for Double Take Comics and his books based in the world of Night of The Living Dead will be published this June. For outdated information, go to peteraguero.com.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/