Since 2009, How I Learned has featured some of the best live storytelling, reading, and comedy in New York. It all happens every month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you'll have the best night of you life on those nights, repeatedly.



EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE EVERY DAY EXCEPT ON DECEMBER 12TH FOR OBVIOUS REASONS


Hello, New York! On DECEMBER 12th, come to Union Hall for stories and booze—and help elect more women while you're at it. Activism is so easy! A portion of all the proceeds for this show will go to EMILY's List to change the face of power on national, state, and local levels. We flipped the house, but our work is far from over. WE WILL FLIP ALL THE THINGS! 


Tickets and details here. xo


Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2018

IT'S BEEN A MINUTE...

One Night Only! We're not playing around. 
(Also, here's the event on Facebook because that's how you know it's even real.)
Cannot wait to see you.

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018














How I Learned is on hiatus for a bit. Nobody panic.

Stay tuned for news... I'm on Twitter, @blaiseallysen and @HILSeries, and @howilearnedseries on Instagram. There's also all that Facebook group and page stuff (I know, overkill), and there's always the podcast, which is pretty great and it may or may not even boast new episodes soonish. Who can say?

The point is: I love you, and I can't wait to see your face again, and thank you for coming out to all the freaking shows.

Love + Gratitude,
Blaise

Posted: June 28, 2016

DELIVERY! Wednesday, May 25th at Union Hall

Here's what's up. You'll love it. Plus, special co-host Cammi Climaco keeping Blaise in line and upright.

HOW I LEARNED IT'S A LIVING:
STORIES FROM THE UNEMPLOYED, THE UNDEREMPLOYED, AND THE WORKING STIFFS
Clock in at 7:30PM, Wednesday, May 25th at Union Hall

And here's the event on Facebook if you want to show the world that you are "interested" and "going." XO

Tickets / Full Details














Posted on May 10th, 2016

Look How Excited They Are!

The next show is Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at Union Hall with Jacqueline Novak, Janelle James, Joel Kim Booster, Shelly Oria, Jenny Rubin, and Mindy Raf.  The theme is "How I Learned The Struggle Is Real!"

It really is. Just look at their faces. (Details / Tickets)

















Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

We Already Can't Believe How Good This Is Going To Be



















More info plus advance tickets with your name on them. Or your name will be on them once you buy the tickets in advance. Facebook event coming soon. Nobody panic.

Posted: March 2, 2016

All Your Dreams Are Coming True

This Wednesday's show is being sponsored by Carvel Ice Cream. Come get your Cookie Puss, Cookie Pusses! Also, Fudgie The Whale. Also, Union Hall Drink Specials and stories that will make you laugh, cry, and also make you feel better about yourself at our expense, probably. It's going to be bananas foster.

Get tickets and save room for dessert:  How I Learned To Eat Cake: Stories About Birthdays Featuring Cathy Erway, Drew Prochaska, Anita Flores, Rachael Parenta + Julie Threlkeld

Posted on February 23rd, 2016