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.


IT'S THE HOW I LEARNED 2014 NYC TOUR. Over the next few months, we'll be in different venues all across New York City, except for Queens and Staten Island because we don't go there. Last month? Bowery Electric. This month? The Gallery at LPR at (Le) Poisson Rouge. It was so nice when we all got together the last time. Let's do it again.

The How I Learned Series Presents
"How I Learned The Awful Truth! Stories of Backstabbing and Betrayal!"

(Author, Skinny / 7-time Moth StorySLAM champion)
(Performer, RISK! / Writer, The Atlantic)
(Editor, BuzzFeed / BlackBook Magazine)
(Performer, Bad Kid / Co-Host, Ask Me Stories)
(Writer, Bust Magazine / Performer, Chicago's Second City)

Blaise Allysen Kearsley

Monday, March 24th
8:00 PM / Doors at 7:00

(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street NYC
A, C, E, B, D, F, M to West 4th
N, R to Prince / 6 to Bleecker

$5 at the door

DIANA SPECHLER is the author of the novels Who by Fire and Skinny and of fiction and nonfiction in the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, Paris Review, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She is a seven-time Moth StorySLAM winner who has been featured on The Moth podcast and The Moth Radio Hour. This is Diana's third appearance on How I Learned. That's how good she is.

ALEX EDELMAN is a comedian and writer who hails from the Boston comedy scene where he began performing at age 15 -- 8 years ago. Now based in New York, Alex has performed all over the globe and continues to tour both nationally and internationally. He has been featured on RISK! multiple times, as well as the Live From NYC Podfest, and Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident. He was featured on Storyteller's Club in Edinburgh and The End of The Road Festival in the U.K.

DAVID CRABB is a performer, writers, storyteller, and host of the Moth StorySLAM. He is the co-creator of the live storytelling series ASK ME and has told stories at RISK!, Stripped Stories, The Soundtrack Series and Story Collider. David is a member of NYC's Axis Company Theatre where his solo show, Bad Kid was named a New York Times Critics' Pick. He teaches storytelling at The PIT and Kevin Allison's The Story Studio. He generally dislikes sorcerers, dragons, and anything having to do with "wizardry." This is his fourth appearance on How I Learned. That's how similar to Diana Spechler he is.

KARA BULLER is a writer for Bust Magazine, and her biting comedy has snatched up prizes from Chicago to New York. She has performed in places as far west as Maui and as far sad as a Midwestern memorial service. She has been deemed "very smart, very funny" by David Letterman's chief talent booker. Kara is a graduate of Chicago's legendary Second City where she performed her one-woman show Cowboy Crushes, Prank Calls and the Biblette; which was "full of hilarious insights" according to the Chicago Reader. Kara is equipped with an attitude of gratitude and is raring to go.

LOUIS PEITZMAN is a senior editor at BuzzFeed, where he writes about entertainment and occasionally makes those quizzes that annoy you on Facebook. He has previously written for Gawker,, BlackBook Magazine, and the internet at large. He came here from L.A. He's just visiting.

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