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.



ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH, WE GET DIRTY




















UPDATE: Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) has just been added to the lineup! DETAILS HERE.

The How I Learned Series Presents
HOW I LEARNED WE ARE THOSE PEOPLE NOW

Stories about parenting—or not parenting, and also other stuff because Blaise, your host, is not a parent. You're welcome.


Featuring:

CAROLYN CASTIGLIA
(Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia; Last Comic Standing; Sirius XM with John Fugelsang)
ED GAVAGAN
(The Moth Radio Hour; TED; A&E Biography)
DANIEL NESTER
(How to Be InappropriateShader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects)
TARA CLANCY
(Moth Radio Hour; The Paris Review; The Clancys of Queens)
CYNTHIA KAPLAN
(Why I'm Like ThisLeave The Building Quickly; The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal)


Hosted by:
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
8PM Show (7:30 Doors)
UNION HALL
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
R to Union
B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic
F, G to 4th Avenue


$6 in Advance / $10 Day of the Show
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CAROLYN CASTIGLIA is a comedian and writer who has been seen on Comedy CentralVH1, MTV, HLN, NickMom, and the corner looking confused. She hosts New York's only live, late-night feminist talk show, Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia, and she recently appeared on Sirius XM with John Fugelsang.


ED GAVAGAN owns a design/build firm in Manhattan. He’s built homes and furniture for fancy people and humble folk on four continents, including The Moth headquarters in NYC. He’s shared his stories with live audiences across world, on the Moth Radio Hour, A&E Biography, TED, and elsewhere.

DANIEL NESTER is the author of Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press, 2015), How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull, 2010), and God Save My Queen I; II (Soft Skull, 2003; 2004). He has written for the New York Times, The Morning News, The Rumpus, Best American Poetry, and Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll.

TARA CLANCY's writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review Daily and The Rumpus. She is a Moth GrandSlam winner, occasional Moth host, and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, NPR's Snap Judgment and Risk!. Her memoir, The Clancys of Queens, will be published by Crown this coming year. 


CYNTHIA KAPLAN is the author of two acclaimed collections of essays, Why I'm Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, and has written humor for newspapers, magazines, TV and film. She has appeared in many plays and some films, including Pipe Dream, starring Mary-Louise Parker and Martin Donovan, which she also produced. She has also performed with her band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal, in clubs and theaters throughout the country.