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.


I believe in things. I believe it means something when I put iTunes on shuffle and THAT ONE SONG comes on out of 10,000. I believe in ghosts. I believe in hailstorms. I believe Thelma and Louise were real. I believe in love and I believe in How I Learned and I believe in YOU.

In light of this being the last show until January, I also believe that you won't want to wait until 2011 for your free and easy How I Learned-style edutainment. Yes, I said "edutainment."

So, join us. This is a fantastic end-of-the-2010-season lineup. And we'll make super believers out of you.

xoxo Blaise 


The How I Learned Series presents:

(The Daily Show; Conan O'Brien)
(The Devil, The Lovers & Me; The Moth)
(This American Life; Drinking With Men)
(Tell Your Friends!; Comedy Central)

Created, Produced + Hosted by:

Wednesday, October 27th
8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00)
302 Broome Street btwn Forsyth + Eldridge
(Look for the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club")
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand


ROSIE SCHAAP has been a bartender, a fortuneteller, a librarian at a paranormal society, an English teacher, a preacher, a community organizer, a manager of homeless shelters, a ghostwriter for an inspirational magazine, and a contributor to NPR's World Cup 2010 blog. Her work has been broadcast on This American Life, and her memoir, Drinking With Men, will be published next year by Riverhead. [Photo: M Sharkey]

 LIAM MCENEANEY is a NYC comedian who made his first Comedy Central appearance on Premium Blend. He spent a couple of seasons as a talking head for VH1's Best Week Ever. He also appears in the upcoming Showtime special, Caroline Rhea and Friends. Liam is the producer and star of the upcoming Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film, based on his weekly NYC show at Lolita Bar. The movie also stars Kurt & Kristen, Reggie Watts, Christian Finnegan, and many more. Liam has toured all over the US and internationally, having headlined in England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and Sweden. For more information on Liam, please feel free to ask.

TOM SHILLUE ( is originally from Norwood, Massachusetts, and is a writer and a comedian who has been seen in his own Comedy Central Presents stand-up special, on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and in his own segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His autobiographical monologues have become a fixture in the New York downtown comedy scene, and his stories have recently been published in the Ben Karlin anthology Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me (Grand Central Publishing), and in Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine (St. Martin's Press).

KIMBERLEE AUERBACH is an author, storyteller, teacher and private coach. She teaches memoir, humor and creative writing at Mediabistro, UCLA Extension Writers' Program, Gotham Writers' Workshop and The Open Center. She has a thriving private practice, helping people of all ages with personal essays, book proposals and manuscripts. She also counsels 8th grade girls for Liberty Leads at Bank Street College of Education, where she won Teacher of The Year in 2008. You can find out more about Kimberlee and her memoir, The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life in Tarot, at [Photo: Julie Brimberg]