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

How I Learned That Everyone is Against Me

(PS122, Heeb, the forthcoming film The Promise of New York)
(Writer and former editor of Pindeldyboz)
(Comedy Central,, Variety Shac)
(, Happy Cruelty Day!, You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero)

And me! BLAISE, your hostess! I am also reading something! Allegedly!


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between Forsyth & Eldridge
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ANDY HORWITZ is a writer/performer and the founding editor of Culturebot, NYC's first arts blog. His work has been seen at PS122, HERE, Dixon Place, and countless other venues. In 2005 he ran for mayor of New York - a performance project documented in the forthcoming film The Promise of New York, by director Raul Barcelona. His writing has appeared in, Heeb magazine, and various anthologies. He is currently developing several projects including a play about the Mattachine Society and a site-specific performance in his apartment.

KRISTIN MCGONIGLE was the print editor for the literary magazine Pindeldyboz. She's been working both on a novel and "getting her shit together." Neither is panning out.

CHELSEA PERETTI is a comedian who has performed on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," and whose satirical web projects include and The Rejection Line. She is a founding member of Variety Shac, which can be seen monthly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

BOB POWERS was a staff-writer for the political humor site He is the author of the humor books Happy Cruelty Day! and You Are A Miserable Excuse for a Hero. He has also co-authored the upcoming The Werewolf's Guide To Life, the ultimate instruction manual for the newly bitten lycanthrope, which will be in stores this October. In the meantime, if you're a werewolf and have questions, speak to Bob after the show.