HOW I LEARNED I'LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN ...MOST LIKELY

HOW I LEARNED I'LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN ...MOST LIKELY

Sasheer Zamata, Isaac Fitzgerald, Drew Grant, Dan Wilbur, Brian Kennedy, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Wed · June 24, 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
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from January 18, 2014 until May 20, 2017.” She has appeared on TBS’s “People of Earth,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” "Bojack Horseman," Seeso’s “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” and has voiced the role of “Maise” in Nickelodeon’s “Albert” and appears in the upcoming features, "Sleight" and "Deidra & Laney Rob A Train.” She also serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights. Her one-hour standup comedy special, "Pizza Mind" debuted on March 30th on SeeSo.
Isaac Fitzgerald
Isaac Fitzgerald
ISAAC FITZGERALD has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He has written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is the co-founder of Pen & Ink, and editor of BuzzFeed Books.
Drew Grant
Drew Grant
Drew Grant is a senior editor and founder of The Observer's tvDownload. She majored in graphic novels and quote-unquote transitional media at Oberlin College, where she taught classes on Twin Peaks, took zero math classes, and surprised even her own inflated sense of potential by making a career out of her completely ridiculous interests.
Dan Wilbur
Dan Wilbur
Dan Wilbur is a comedian in NYC. He's written for College Humor, McSweeney’s, The Onion News Network on IFC, Someecards (where I was the Ecards Editor for over a year), TL;DR Wikipedia, Reader’s Digest, and a couple web series you’ve never heard of. He was also an “Adjunct Scholar” for Lapham’s Quarterly, created the Better Book Titles blog and wrote my own humor book for Penguin in 2012 called How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life. You can read some of my writing right here. He co-host a weekly stand-up show at UCB East Village called Lasers in the Jungle every Thursday night at 7:30 PM and his stand-up has been featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.
Brian Kennedy
Brian Kennedy
Writer
Brian Kennedy is a writer/storyteller living in NYC. He's written for The Huffington Post and performed improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade. He tells stories on podcasts and at various venus, including The Moth -- where he's a StorySLAM winner. A long time ago, he wrote plays and produced them in the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Yes, he grew up in Minnesota. Yes, he still has the accent to prove it.
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/