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.



Up Next: HOW I LEARNED TO LIE, CHEAT OR STEAL

This February, let us warm you on the fourth eve of Wednesday with tales of trickery and deception and maybe a PowerPoint presentation. Believe me, you will not be disappointed. (I mean, look at this crazy, beautiful lineup.) Also, it's official: we have the most fun audience ever.

Tell your friends, get there early, bring your stolen items, your mother, your coin purse, your talismans, your game face, your winning smile, your Oprah Winfrey Gratitude Journal.™
xoxo Blaise

The How I Learned Series is proud(?) to present:
HOW I LEARNED TO LIE, CHEAT OR STEAL

Featuring:
ANDY CHRISTIE
(The Liar Show, NPR)
OPHIRA EISENBERG
(Comedy Central, The Moth)
EMILY FLAKE
(
New York Times, These Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves)
BEN GREENMAN
(New Yorker, Please Step Back)

GIULIA ROZZI
(Stripped Stories, Mortified)

Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
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")
(212) 334-9676
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand

Get directions

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ANDY CHRISTIE's writing has appeared in the New York Times, in snooty literary journals and in the new Thomas Beller anthology, Lost and Found: Stories from New York. He has been heard on NPR's Cityscape, and has been featured on The Moth Mainstage and Podcast. His humor book, I Wasn’t Kidding: How To Commit Suicide So They'll Never Forget It was published by Random House in the United States and the United Kingdom. Consequently his work can be found on remainder shelves spanning two continents. He is the creator and host of The Liar Show, but tonight, he'll be telling the truth.

OPHIRA EISENBERG has appeared on Comedy Central and Vh-1 and was recently selected as one of New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics. She is a regular host for The Moth StorySLAMS and has been featured on their podcast. Her writing has been published in four anthologies including I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics and the brand new collection Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish. She is also a regular contributor for US Weekly's Fashion Police and a two-time MAC Award Finalist (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) for Best Female Comic.

EMILY FLAKE is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Forbes, and the Globe and Mail, among many other publications. She is the author of the book These Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves, which is about cigarettes and how awesome and horrible they are, and her comic strip, Lulu Eightball, runs in several publications which allow her to cuss. When not drawing, smoking, or cussing, she enjoys pursuing the womanly arts, such as cooking, knitting, and boxing.

BEN GREENMAN is an editor at the New Yorker and the author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including Superbad, A Circle is a Balloon and Compass Both: Stories about Human Love, the recent novel Please Step Back, and the forthcoming What He's Poised to Do. He lives in Brooklyn.


GIULIA ROZZI is a NYC based comedian, actress and writer who was raised in Boston by two adorable and obnoxious Italian immigrants and grew up (sorta) to become an adorable and obnoxious young lady. She has appeared on MTV, Vh-1, Italian MTV, CNN, and Jimmy Kimmel, and has been featured in BUST, Glamour, and Arena magazines. She co-hosts the popular monthly sex-themed storytelling show Stripped Stories with longtime friend Margot Leitman. As a writer, Giulia has contributed to Playgirl, NY Press, Gawker, and The Huffington Post. She was a contributor and associate editor for the Mortified book series, and co-producer of the national Mortified stage show in both NYC and Boston.