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.



BACK AT BOWERY ELECTRIC, WEDNESDAY MAY 28TH: "HOW I LEARNED IT'S NOT LIKE IN THE MOVIES" (Plus, "Best In Show" Open Mic Returns!)


There's no place like home. Love means never having to say you're sorry. Thanks for getting my undies back. It puts the lotion in the basket... (In other news, the "Best In Show" open mic / feedback show returns! More details than you probably ever wanted are below.)

The How I Learned Series Presents
"HOW I LEARNED IT'S NOT LIKE IN THE MOVIES"


Featuring:*
DAN KENNEDY
(Author, Rock On / Host of The Moth)
COLLEEN WERTHMANN
(Comedy writer for the Oscars / Actor, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson)
MAGGIE SEROTA
(Writer, AV Club / Former co-host, Low Times podcast with Tom Scharpling)
JOEL KIM BOOSTER
(Storyteller / Comedian, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac)
ALISON LEIBY
(Writer / Comedian and host, It's a Long Story)

*Maris Kreizman, who was scheduled to appear, unfortunately had to cancel. Nobody panic —she'll be with us at the end of June!

Hosted By:
Blaise Allysen Kearsley

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH, 2014
8:00PM / Doors at 7:00PM
THE BOWERY ELECTRIC
327 Bowery, NYC (Between E 2nd + E 3rd)

B, D, F, M to Broadway Lafayette
6 to Bleecker
 / F to 2nd

$5 Advance / $8 at the Door
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS


DAN KENNEDY is the author of the novel American Spirit, the memoirsLoser Goes First and Rock On (a Times London Book of The Year, series rights bought by HBO). He is host of The Moth storytelling podcast, both a performer and host at live Moth events, and a contributor to GQ andMcSweeney’s. His stories have been featured on the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour and in numerous print anthologies. 


COLLEEN WERTHMANN is a twice-Emmy nominated comedy writer for Comedy Central roasts and for the Oscars. As an actor, she starred as "The Storyteller" in the off-broadway play Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson and created and performed three solo shows at PS 122, Joe's Pub, and Here, and appeared in The Sopranos and Sex and the City. She is a member of The Civilians theater company and a founding member of the theater company Elevator Repair Service.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian and writer who has performed all over the country. Locally, he has appeared on such shows as RISK!Comedy as a Second Language, and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. He also co-wrote and guest starred in the critically acclaimed webseries Kam Kardashian. He cares deeply about cats.


MAGGIE SEROTA has written for Village Voice, The Fix, The Onion A.V. Club and other print and web publications. She was also the co-host of theLow Times podcast along with Tom Scharpling and Daniel Ralston. She means well. 



ALISON LEIBY is a stand-up comedian, writer, storyteller, and the producer and host of It's a Long Story at UCBeast. She was also a featured performer at the 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, VICE, The Toast, and many other publications and she is the co-author of two e-books, Lean Over and Marry Smart OR DIE.

Here's the event on Facebook for your totally optional RSVP'ing pleasure.

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"BEST IN SHOW" OPEN MIC
A How I Learned Series Production

1. Toss your name in the hat for a chance to tell a 5-minute "how I learned..." story.

2. Get friendly, constructive feedback from a rotating panel of seasoned coaches who may or may not be liquored up at any given time during the show. No scores.

3. At night's end, someone will be crowned "Best in Show" and receive fabulous prizes. (Probably just verbal accolades and a bag of chocolates from Duane Reade.) 


MONDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2014
Sign-Up 7:45PM / Stories 8:00 - 9:30PM

THE BOWERY ELECTRIC
Upstairs in The Map Room
327 Bowery, NYC (Between E 2nd + E 3rd)

B, D, F, M to Broadway Lafayette
6 to Bleecker
 / F to 2nd
FREE

Host:
BRAD LAWRENCE

This Month's Coaches:
DIANA SPECHLER (The Moth GrandSLAM)
MICAELA BLEI (The Moth GrandSLAM)
JIJI LEE (Split Personality)