HOW I LEARNED TO MAKE THE GRADE: STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL

HOW I LEARNED TO MAKE THE GRADE: STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL

Jeffrey Joseph, Sara Benincasa, David Crabb, Jillian Lauren, Sandi Marx, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Wed · May 27, 2015

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

$6 Advance / $10 Day of Show

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HOW I LEARNED TO MAKE THE GRADE: STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL
HOW I LEARNED TO MAKE THE GRADE: STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL
Jeffrey Joseph
Jeffrey Joseph
Jeffrey Joseph is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer, an accomplished stand-up comedian and an award-winning actor. He starred in the feature film The Wrong Mr. Johnson and has appeared opposite such stars as Will Smith, Whoopie Goldberg and Bill Murray. On TV Jeff was a regular on The Popcorn Kid, HBO's Dream On, Fox's The Late Show, Haywire and Comic Strip Live. He's also written and developed television pilots for Fox, ABC, MGM, Imagine and Castle Rock. As a stand-up comedian, he has appeared on national television dozens of times including on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jeffrey also finds the time to work as a Teaching Artist in under-served NYC High Schools. He spends his spare time writing flossy bios in the third person and brushing his hair.
Sara Benincasa
Sara Benincasa
SARA BENINCASA is an award-winning comedian and author of the books Great and Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom from William Morrow (a division of HarperCollins), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show. Her comedy has won praise from the Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Guardian, Wired, Flavorpill, Marie Claire, The Independent, and The New York Times. Sara’s television appearances include NBC's Today Show, CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, MTV News, and Brian Lehrer Live, among others. She was a citizen journalist for the 2008 MTV Choose or Lose Street Team, part of MTV’s 2008 Emmy Award-winning Think campaign.
David Crabb
David Crabb
DAVID CRABB is a performer, writer, teacher & storyteller. He is a Moth Story Slam host and three-time Moth Slam winner. His solo show BAD KID was met with critical acclaim (Advocate, Flavorpill, NYTheatre) and named a New York Times Critics' Pick. A memoir based on the show will be released in 2015 by Harper Perennial. The Wall Street Journal praised him as a performer capable of guiding a crowd "from belly laughs to pin-drop silence." David is the co-creator/producer of the live storytelling series ASK ME, and he has been a member of NYC's Axis Company Theatre since 2003.
Jillian Lauren
Jillian Lauren
JILLIAN LAUREN the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, the novel Pretty, and the upcoming memoir Everything You Ever Wanted (out May 5 from Plume/Penguin). She has written for the The New York Times, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Elle and Salon, among others. She tells live stories, often with The Moth, and appeared on Howard Stern. She lives in LA with her husband, Scott Shriner, bass player for Weezer, and their son, Tariku, who they adopted from Ethiopia in 2009. They’ve slept a total of seven hours since.
Sandi Marx
Sandi Marx
Sandi Marx is a former talent agent who has won four Moth story slams and can be heard performing for the RISK! podcast, as well as David Crabb's latest podcast for Audible, Stories in Session. She has been featured on I'm from Driftwood at Videology, The Liar Show at Cornelia Street Cafe, and Six Word Memoirs at the 92nd Street Y with Piper Kerman. Sandi is married with three grown kids, none of whom are immune to her stories.
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/