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How I Learned You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $10

(Author, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing)
(Host, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show)
(Host, People Now)
(Storyteller, The Moth)
(Comedian, Funhouse)

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MIRA JACOB (www.mirajacob.com) is the author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, which was shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, and named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Vogue, the Telegraph, and innumerable other places. She is co-founder of the beloved Pete’s Reading Series, which she curated for 13 years on the city’s sweetest stage. She was named Emerging Novelist Honoree at Hudson Valley Writer’s Center and received a commendation from the U.S. Congress.

DAVE HILL (www.davehillonline.com) is a comedian, writer, musician—and host of WFMU’s The Goddamned Dave Hill Show—whose debut comedy album, Let Me Turn You On, is out now on A Special Thing records. His book, Tasteful Nudes …and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation (St. Martin’s Press, 2012), was optioned for a series by Comedy Central. He’s written for the Times, GQ, McSweeney’s, The Believer, and Salon. He wrote Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’s theme song, performed by his band Valley Lodge, and he’s a frequent contributor to This American Life.

ABBI CRUTCHFIELD (www.curlycomedy.com) is a comedian and the host of People Now. She has been featured on MTV, VH1, CollegeHumor and in national commercials. She is a contributor to Someecards, and her jokes are listed among the “Best Tweets of the Year” by Huffington Post Comedy. She is a UCB alum and produces the popular stand-up hour The Living Room Show weekly in Brooklyn.

NATE CHARLES TROISI is an award-winning storyteller and solo performer originally based in Melbourne, Australia and now based in NYC. A playwright and a filmmaker, he was also part of the Australian sketch group Middle Brow, and released an album as 50% of Australian hip-hop group Arty Bucco. He is a Moth SLAM champion, and he’s currently working on his next solo show, Take Care, which will premiere in New Orleans, and then travel over the pacific back towards his Mother country.

GABE PACHECO (www.twitter.com/gabe_pacheco) is a Brooklyn based comedian and the host of the weekly show Funhouse at Passenger Bar. He likes hip-hop, horror movies, animals being animals, cults, and self-help gurus.

THE HOW I LEARNED SERIES features writers, storytellers, comics, and other raconteurs holding forth on a rotating theme. It’s been named one of “Five Best NYC Storytelling Shows” by Time Out New York, and CBS New York calls it one of the “Best Comedy Shows Hosted by Funny Women.” The series has also been featured in the New York Times, the Observer, Electric Literature, Brooklyn Magazine, The Skint, Bedford + Bowery, Village Voice, The L Magazine, Splitsider, Flavorwire, and elsewhere. Born on the Lower East Side in 2009, the show now takes place in Brooklyn every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you’ll have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.

BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY is the creator, producer, and host of the How I Learned Series. She has told stories at The Moth, RISK!, Mortified, Real Characters, The Liar Show, The Soundtrack Series, Literary Death Match, and elsewhere. Her writing has appeared in The Nervous Breakdown, Midnight Breakfast, The Weeklings, VICE, two anthologies, and several other places that are perhaps not worth mentioning by name. She teaches memoir writing in New York City, unless she’s been fired by now. One time, she was awarded a month-long writing residency in Vermont where she got electrocuted and maybe almost killed a horse. To find out how to say all her names, visit her www.bazima.com at your own risk.


Aug 26, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Union Hall
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY , NY 11215 United States
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