The How I Learned Series features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a different theme. It all happens every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.



About Last Night...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dear Everyone,

Thank you to all who came out to Wednesday's How I Learned About Sex reading. Packed house, beautiful and revelatory storytelling, crazy comedic moments, and also breakdancing. It was pretty spectacular. I feel some Oprah size Gratitude™. (I'm pretty sure Oprah has Gratitude™ trademarked.)

Here's a quick pictorial recap.

For her performance ECNY Best Female Comic nominee Claudia Cogan asked herself interview questions about sex and then answered them. I'm pretty sure that this young man is thanking her for bringing the term "south mouth" into his life.

Cartoonist and musician David Heatley shared stories from his sexual history and then he sang an original song called "Suburban White Girls", and then he breakdanced. It was triumphant.

Look at how dreamy stand-up comic Craig Baldo is. I wasn't even listening.

Writer and performer Cynthia Kaplan read a funny and beautifully rendered true story from her first book, Why I'm Like This, which you are probably going to want to buy.

Oh! Here I am at the end of the show.

I am not sure what kind of faces we are attempting to make, but we are doing a great job.

The lady in this picture happens to be one of my fave people. Also, I am a fan of shots that help give you a sense of, you know, THE SCENE.

Here are some images from David Heatley's book My Brain is Hanging Upside Down. You are probably going to want to buy it when you buy Cindy Kaplan's book. Save on shipping.

Let's end with a goose.

It was such a fun night. I have the afterglow. I left my number on the nightstand so call me.

Love, Blaise

PS. June 24th's reading: How I Learned The Hard Way. Hope to see you then!

Photos by Bruno J. Navarro except the last two.