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.



Rock Bottom and Sagging Boobs: How I Learned Gravity Always Wins

OK, December. I don't even know what to say about this past year and I won't attempt to encapsulate it except we, the people, are truly insane. Fortunately, "insane" can mean a lot of good things if you use it as an adverb and then put it in front of a lot of words that mean "good." There are a lot of insanely good (and other words that also mean good) things about the How I Learned series. December's throw down lineup is one of them. I'm not sure what I mean by "throw down lineup," but it sounded OK in my head. Is it a thing? I basically meant it in a way that's akin to that thing where you drop the mic and silently walk away, having won whatever thing it was that you were dropping the mic about. Anyway, super excited about this show. It's the last one of 2015, so join us because everything is almost over.

















The How I Learned Series Presents:
HOW I LEARNED GRAVITY ALWAYS WINS

Featuring:

APARNA NANCHERLA
(Comedian, Late Night with Seth Meyers)
SEAN H. DOYLE
(Author, This Must Be The Place)
SADIE STEIN
(Contributing Editor, The Paris Review)
COLIN DEMPSEY
(Storyteller; Musician, Supersmall)
ANDY CHRISTIE
(Writer; Host, The Liar Show)


Hosted by:
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, December 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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APARNA NANCHERLA has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. Her credits include Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Last Comic Standing 6, The Bentzen Ball, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.
SEAN H. DOYLE lives in Brooklyn, New York. His memoir, This Must Be The Place, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2015. He works hard every day to be a better person and is learning how to love himself more.
SADIE STEIN is a Contributing Editor of The Paris Review and Editor and Correspondent of the journal’s online counterpart, The Paris Review Daily. Before joining the Review in May 2011, Stein was a fashion and arts editor at Jezebel.
COLIN DEMPSEY is an Irish singer-songwriter, writer, and storyteller based in New York. He is the singer and guitarist for the Indie-Rock band Supersmall. Their debut EP This Other World can be found on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Spotify. Colin is also part of the Heavy Mental Neuroscience folk rock duo So We Are. Roseanne Cash described them as a kind of “post-modern Everly Brothers.” As a storyteller, Colin has performed on The Liar Show, Ask Me Stories, Real Characters,The Sharon Spell Show, and at The Gotham Storytelling Festival.


ANDY CHRISTIE's writing has been featured in the New York Times and in the Thomas Beller anthology Lost And Found: Stories From New York. He is a Moth GrandSlam Champion and has been featured on the Peabody Award–winning Moth Radio Hour, WFUV’s CityScape and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. His humor collection, I Wasn’t Kidding, was published in the U.S. and the U.K. by Random House. Consequently his work can be found on remainder shelves spanning two continents. He is creator and host of The Liar Show.