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.


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If JOE VEIX is your friend, he is likely the most good looking friend you have. Like, you can't even believe it. As a precaution, his face had to be shielded in this photo for those of you who are not friends with him, lest it spark a cross-internets rage of female, male, and non-gender specific hormones and jealousy. (Photo courtesy Joe Veix)

Joe is a humor writer and has contributed to The New Yorker, The Awl, Death and Taxes, McSweeney's, and more. This was his first time under the How I Learned hot lights. It was also his first time telling a true, personal story to nearly 100 people, many of whom were sitting on the sticky floor, in a dark lounge on the Lower East Side. MILESTONES!

He's also the mad genius behind the recent New York Times front page parody, which went viral and delivered some spot-on levity to recent (and ongoing) injustices that made us sort of feel like America is broken. IT IS!

Anyway. Here's Joe, recorded live at How I Learned To Lie, Cheat or Steal at Happy Ending Lounge in 2013. The music is "Day After Day" by Badfinger.

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Posted December 1st, 2014