How I Learned Everything is a Lie

The How I Learned Series Presents:

How I Learned Everything is a Lie

Anna Drezen, Darin Patterson, Cyndi Freeman, Leslie Goshko, Louis Peitzman, Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Wed · October 28, 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 Everything is a Lie
How I Learned Everything is a Lie
Anna Drezen
Anna Drezen
ANNA DREZEN – Anna is a writer for NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and the co-author of the books HOW TO WIN AT FEMINISM (HarperCollins, 2016) and HOW MAY WE HATE YOU (Potter Style, 2016). The latter, which was based on Anna’s experiences working as a concierge at a hotel in Times Square, was optioned by ABC this year and made into a pilot, starring Kat Dennings and directed by Will Gluck. She recently contributed to Kate McKinnon’s upcoming Audible series, HEADS WILL ROLL, collaborated with McKinnon on her 2017 Oscar nominee luncheon video, and consulted on Jena Friedman’s Adult Swim special, SOFT FOCUS. Other writing credits include; MTV, Cracked, Nylon and The Daily Dot. She has been featured in videos on CollegeHumor, Above Average, Buzzfeed, and Funny or Die. She was chosen to participate in Comedy Central’s 2017 UP NEXT showcase and can regularly be seen performing stand-up at colleges and clubs across the country. Anna is the editor-at-large of REDUCTRESS and is currently writing for Comedy Central's “Reductress" pilot starring Abby Elliott.
Darin Patterson
Darin Patterson
Darin Patterson is a stand-up comedian, writer and proud native New Yorker. He's performed in various comedy festivals including the Derby City Comedy Festival in Louisville, KY and most recently, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival in Cambridge, MA. He's the co-host/co-producer of Comic Sans, a monthly comedy show in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and he's also the co-host of the Virgin Chronicles podcast where comedians and storytellers share their "first time" stories. Darin currently lives in Bloomfield, NJ with his lovely wife and he's an all-around swell guy!
Cyndi Freeman
Cyndi Freeman
Cyndi Freeman is a two-time FringeNYC award winning storyteller, playwright and theatrical producer. She has created and produced several solo shows, including I Was A Sixth Grade Bigfoot, which was presented at the Frigid Festival and the Edmonton Fringe Festival in Canada in 2015. She is a recipient of a grand prize playwriting fellowship award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Other credits include: HBO, Showtime, and The Colbert Report. She produces and performs, as "Cherry Pitz," in two regular shows: Nefarious Laboratory Variety Show and Hotsy Totsy Burlesque at The Slipper Room.
Leslie Goshko
Leslie Goshko
Leslie Goshko is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which was hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as “a well-programmed night” by the New York Times. She is a Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion and her stories have been featured on the Huffington Post, Sirius XM, WNYC, New York Metro “Funny Page" and more. She performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway, thanks to the support of many Internet voters, and her cabaret show, An Old-fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko, takes place at Cornelia Street Cafe.
Louis Peitzman
Louis Peitzman
Louis Peitzman from buzzfeed - Louis Peitzman is a freelance arts writer living in Los Angeles. He is a writer for Buzzfeed and a regular TV critic for TV.com. He also contributes to BlackBook Magazine, WitStream, and the San Francisco Chronicle. In his free time, Louis is an aspiring humorist on Twitter, where he has learned how to turn his insecurities into something we can all laugh at (between the tears).
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/