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.



How I Learned About Sex

Hello! Spring is here (I think?) and you know what that means? It's time to MOUNT!

This month's reading is not only going to be fun and educational, but there is bound to be some dry humping at the very least. Whatever happens, the bar supplies the special cocktails and the free condoms, so you'll be ready to prove it all night long. I'm totally pulling for you.


The How I Learned Reading Series
is super excited to present:


HOW I LEARNED ABOUT SEX
(because you knew we'd do a sex one sooner or later)

Featuring:
CRAIG BALDO
(Premium Blend, Last Comic Standing)
CLAUDIA COGAN
(ECNY Awards Best Female Stand Up Comic Nominee)
DAVID HEATLEY
(My Brain is Hanging Upside Down)
CYNTHIA KAPLAN
(Why I'm Like This: True Stories, Leave the Building Quickly)

Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

ALSO! There will be live music and visual aids! If that's not a reason to hump I honestly don't know what is.

Wednesday, May 27th
8:00 pm (Bar opens at 7:00)
FREE
HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street
(between Forsyth & Eldridge)
Look for the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club"
(212) 334-9676
Get directions

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CRAIG BALDO has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Comic Remix, NBC’s Late Friday and numerous VH1 and Bravo talking head shows. Craig was a finalist on the first season of Last Comic Standing although he was not left standing. He has performed in countless clubs and colleges throughout North America and has been featured on national tours such as the College Humor Short Bus Tour and the Nobodies of Comedy. Craig has warmed up audiences for TV shows hosted by the likes of Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert and Demetri Martin. His writing has been featured in scores of on- and off-line publications such as The Onion, Time Out New York and CollegeHumor.com. Oh, and he was pictured in Playgirl once wearing short-shorts. He was recently featured in New York magazine as one of ten comedians in NYC that funny people find funny.

CLAUDIA COGAN is a New York City comedian who has been called "hilarious" by Time Out New York and an "acerbic wit" by the New York Post. It’s in print and can’t be undone. For the second year in a row, comedy fans and industry nominated Claudia for Best Female Stand Up at the ECNY Awards. If you’re observant, you may have seen her act at Caroline’s, Comix, Stand Up New York, Laugh Lounge, M Bar in LA, the UCB Theatre and the DC Comedy Festival. She also spent last October in swing states as part of The Obama Girls of Comedy Tour. Fans of satellite radio may have experienced the invigorating joy that is Claudia’s voice on Raw Dog Comedy and the Derek and Romaine Show. Her work has appeared in AfterEllen’s "Fake Gay News", CollegeHumor.com, and BestWeekEver.tv and she was one of the authors of mock corporate site BiggCo.com. Look for her on here! tv’s Hot Gay Comics. She’s the lesbian in the blazer.

DAVID HEATLEY's book My Brain is Hanging Upside Down was published by Pantheon Books in the US and Jonathan Cape in the UK in 2008. His performance for his 2008 tour, which included music, slides and breakdancing is documented on Google's author channel on YouTube. A mini-LP soundtrack for the book, produced by grammy award-winner Peter Wade was released by WonderSound Records in October '08 and is available on iTunes. He sometimes collaborates on comic strips for the New York Times with his wife, the writer Rebecca Gopoian.

CYNTHIA KAPLAN is the author of two collections of essays, Why I'm Like This: True Stories and Leave the Buidling Quickly. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Huffington Post, and New York magazine, among others, as well as in journals and anthologies. She is the co-writer of the indie cult classic film Pipe Dream starring Mary-Louise Parker and Martin Donovan, and she herself has appeared in many plays and some movies as well as in comedy and rock clubs throughout the U.S. Kaplan has never appeared on Law & Order. Who's to say why? She is also the creator of The Confessions of Captain Scruffy, which is the video blog of a dog, and can be seen on the website smartmandaily.com. Visit her, if you wish, at cynthiakaplan.com

How awesome is all that!