Since 2009, The How I Learned Series has featured writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, unlearned, relearned or in progress. The How I Learned Series happens once a month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.



Thursday, January 12, 2012

HOW I LEARNED I'LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN (MOST LIKELY)

It's time! The first exciting lineup of the new year not only features at least one big beard and maybe some oversized black glasses, but also five funny writers and performers who've pretty much learned what not to do with drugs, diets, office furniture and ice cream trucks. I really think this show is probably the best thing for you right now. Hope to see you there!

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The How I Learned Series Presents:
HOW I LEARNED I'LL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN (MOST LIKELY)

Featuring:
MIKE DOUGHTY
(Yes and Also Yes)
TED TRAVELSTEAD
(SEX: Our Bodies, Our Junk)
DANA ROSSI 
(Host, The Soundtrack Series)
LIANNE STOKES   
(The Frisky)
LAURA JAYNE MARTIN
(McSweeney's Internet Tendency)

Created, Produced + Hosted by
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, January 25th
8pm / Doors open at 7
HAPPY ENDING 
302 Broome Street between Forsyth + Eldridge
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand
FREE

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MIKE DOUGHTY is a singer/songwriter, isn't that term awful? Please, somebody, come up with a new way to say that. He's been on Letterman twice, Conan once and Nulle Part Ailleurs three times. His albums Dubious Luxury, and Yes and Also Yes came out in 2011, and his memoir, The Book of Drugs, and another album, The Question Jar Show, are out in 2012.

TED TRAVELSTEAD is a writer and performer. He is co-author of SEX: Our Bodies, Our Junk, and has written for Esquire, Vanity Fair, Radar and McSweeney's. As an actor he has appeared onstage performing sketch and stand-up at various venues in NYC, and in a broad range of films, comedic shorts and music videos. He is a frequent tweeter, follow him here: @trumpetcake

DANA ROSSI is the creator and host of The Soundtrack Series--stories about songs--which happens the fourth Thursday of every month at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Her writing has appeared in the New York Press and Time Out New York, and she is a regular contibutor to InDigest and The Retroist. An essay of hers will appear in the upcoming anthology, Madonna & Me; Women Writers on the Queen of Pop.

Like any white girl who got an 820 on her SATs, LIANNE STOKES became a non-fiction writer. She's written for Playgirl, The Frisky, Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled and The Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up. Her debut memoir is aptly called Below Average: A Lifetime Way Under the Bar. In her spare time she talks to herself. And, yes, she really does think someone is listening.

LAURA JAYNE MARTIN's writing has been featured on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Hairpin, Slack Story, Thought Catalog, and in the forthcoming Fraudulent Artifacts: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Dubious Documents (W.W. Norton, August 2012). She lives in New York City.

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