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.


Remember in "The Great Muppet Caper" when the lights go off in the ballroom and they come back on and Lady Holiday puts her hand to her bare throat, gasps and screams, "My jewels!" because her jewels were stolen? And Charles Grodin is there? I really hope something like that happens at this show.

The How I Learned Series Presents


Mike O'Brien
SNL7 Minutes in Heaven
Elna Baker
This American LifeStudio 360
Joe Veix
The New Yorker, McSweeney's
Juliet Hope Wayne
The Moth GrandSLAM, "Best Comedian in Philadelphia 2012"
Tara Clancy
The New York Times, The Rumpus

Creator / Producer / Host:
Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Wednesday, May 22nd
8:00PM / Doors at 7
Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street
Between Forsyth + Eldridge
B, D to Grand
F, J, M, Z to Delancey
MIKE O'BRIEN has written for SNL since 2009. Before that, he performed at Second City and iO in Chicago, where he was a founding member of the group The Reckoning. He also makes the web series 7 Minutes in Heaven, for which he has interviewed many celebrities inside his closet, including Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Patricia Clarkson.

ELNA BAKER is a writer, storyteller, monologist and the author of The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. She is a regular contributor for This American Life and has told stories for The MothStudio 360RISK!Radiolab and BBC Radio 4. Elna has also written for ELLEGlamour and The Onion, among others.

JOE VEIX is a writer and comedian who contributes to The New YorkerMcSweeney's,The Awl, and Someecards. He was also briefly the official t-shirt cannon shooter for the Chicago Desire Bikini Basketball team.

TARA CLANCY has most recently written for The New York Times and The Rumpus.She has also written and performed several full length monologues, including Channel Rat, which ran at the NY Fringe Festival. A native New Yorker and third-generation bartender, Tara is a licensed tour guide for the City of New York. She lives in Manhattan with her wife and son.

JULIET HOPE WAYNE was named Best Comedian in Philadelphia in 2012 byPhiladelphia Magazine. She was the first female to win the Moth GrandSLAM in New York City and has been featured on the Moth PodcastMoth Radio Hour on PRX, and toured with The Unchained Tour  in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree in Animation and was recently nominated for the 2013 PEW Arts and Culture Fellowship.