How I Learned You Don't Have To Go Home But You Can't Stay Here

How I Learned You Don't Have To Go Home But You Can't Stay Here

Ophira Eisenberg, Nancy Balbirer, Lynn Bixenspan, Kate Greathead, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Isaac Oliver

Wed · July 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.

How I Learned You Don't Have To Go Home But You Can't Stay Here
This month, come hear stories about bars, shows, meeting up, closing down, getting kicked out, the end of things, the last person at the party, the pursuit of fun, going somewhere and then going somewhere else, and whatever other amazing stuff we come up with that may or may not be loosely connected to the theme. We're professionals and we know what we're doing.
Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another where she has interviewed and played silly games with the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, Connie Britton, Weird Al, Josh Groban, George Takei, Ethan Hawke, Ellie Kemper, Lewis Black, Uzo Aruba and more. She has appeared on HBO’s Girls, Comedy Central & @midnight, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. Ophira's debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film with Zucker Productions. She is also a regular host and teller with The Moth and released her second comedy album BANGS! on Comedy Dynamics.
Nancy Balbirer
Nancy Balbirer
Nancy Balbirer is an actress, playwright, performance artist and author, best known for the memoir Take Your Shirt Off and Cry (Bloomsbury), and for her solo show, I Slept With Jack Kerouac and Other Stories. She has also written for Slate and was the co-creator of the cult reading series, Cause Celeb! She appears regularly in New York City's alternative cabaret scene.
Lynn Bixenspan
Lynn Bixenspan
Lynn Bixenspan is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. She hosts and produces the storytelling and therapy show Relationshit. She’s been on MTV, Comedy Central, and the Biography Channel. She’s also written for Fuse. She was nominated for an Emerging Comics of New York Award. You might have heard her on RISK! or seen her telling stories and doing stand-up but you might not have. You should, though! She probably wants to be friends.
Kate Greathead
Kate Greathead
Kate Greathead is a writer, a seven-time Moth Slam Champion, and a three-time How I Learned performer whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times, on NPR’s Moth Story Hour, and elsewhere. She is one of the subjects of Michael Apted’s “Up Series in America.”
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.
Isaac Oliver
Isaac Oliver
Isaac Oliver's debut collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, was named one of NPR's Best Books of 2015. His stories have been featured on BuzzFeed, Gawker, Out, and in Next Magazine and Frontiers. He is a frequent guest in the Soundtrack Series, How I Learned Series, Dead Darlings, and Showgasm. His plays include Electra in a One-Piece, Eddie Goshen is Dead, and the ten-minute plays “3, 2, 1,” “Film Forum,” and “Come Here” (New York Innovative Theatre Award, Outstanding Original Short Script).
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/