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 TO LIVE IN NEW YORK

May be hard to top last month's truly hysterical How I Learned, but I'm pretty sure our upcoming reading is going to be the greatest show in America.

I was thinking that I'm coming up on my 12th year of life in New York. Either the 12th or 13th year. Possibly 14th? I don't know. I'm not good at math or time or life. Anyway, in honor of my whatever New York anniversary, I've asked four funny, talented people to come talk about life in New York because I'm kind of self-involved that way.

See you there for fun and stories!
xoxo Blaise

How I Learned is pleased to present:

HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE IN NEW YORK

Featuring:
PAUL FORD
(Harper's, Author of Gary Benchley, Rock Star)
SETH HERZOG
(Zog's Place, Sweet)
BRAD LAWRENCE
(Moth StorySLAM winner)
BROOKE VAN POPPELEN
(NY is Retarded)

Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, September 23rd
8:00PM (Doors open at 7:00)
FREE
at HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street
between Forsyth & Eldridge
(It's the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club")
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand
(212) 334-9676


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PAUL FORD is an editor at Harper's Magazine, where among other things he runs the website. His novel Gary Benchley, Rock Star was published by Plume in 2005, and he has written for TheMorningNews.org, NPR's All Things Considered, and the National Information Standards Organization's Information Standards Quarterly. He is the sole proprietor of Ftrain.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Mo and the obligatory cats.

SETH HERZOG
has been a professional actor since elementary school and has been performing stand up since the 5th grade talent show. Since moving to New York in 1994, he's been a vital force in the thriving downtown comedy scene. He's the creator/producer of the long-running show, Sweet, featuring some of the greatest talents in the country, along with his Mom. Seth appears in the films Role Models, The Ten, The Baxter, and the upcoming The Winning Season. He has been a regular pop culture pundit on VH1's Best Week Ever and All Access, and he's had some memorable turns on Chappelle's Show and Stella, among others.

BRAD LAWRENCE
is a writer, storyteller, actor, burlesque performer, producer, and a good son originally from St. Louis, Missouri and now residing in Brooklyn. He and his wife are responsible for Stories at The Creek and The Thursday Show at Identity Lounge. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner, the author of the critically acclaimed one man show Monsters In The Wood, and a regular guest at The BTK Band, The Liar Show, Speakeasy Stories, and anywhere that the performers get paid in drink tickets.

BROOKE VAN POPPELEN
writes for Lemondrop.com, was recently nominated as an Emerging Comic of NYC, and, from time to time, skips town to feature in clubs around the country. Excerpts from her blog, NY is Retarded, have appeared in an array of print publications, and she will be starring in her first ever one-woman show, "So-Low Show," this October and November at the Phil Coltoff Center for Performing Arts in NYC.