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The How I Learned Series Presents: HOW I LEARNED TO MAKE THE GRADE
May 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm| $6
This is gonna be just like detention, but at night and with beer and cocktails.
The How I Learned Series Presents
HOW I LEARNED TO MAKE THE GRADE: STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL
(Comedian / Author, Agorafabulous)
(Storyteller / Writer, The Moth; Bad Kid)
(Actor / Comedian, Dream On; The Tonight Show)
(Storyteller / Author, Everything You Ever Wanted)
(Author / Comedian, Premium Blend)
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY
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SARA BENINCASA is an award-winning comedian and author of the books Great and Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom from William Morrow (a division of HarperCollins), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show. Her comedy has won praise from the Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Guardian, Wired, Flavorpill, Marie Claire, The Independent, and The New York Times. Sara’s television appearances include NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, MTV News, and Brian Lehrer Live, among others. She was a citizen journalist for the 2008 MTV Choose or Lose Street Team, part of MTV’s 2008 Emmy Award-winning Think campaign.
JEFFREY JOSEPH is an actor, writer and comedic performer living in New York City. He has acted in film and television for more than twenty years. Originally trained at Juilliard and NYU Theatre programs as a stage actor, Jeffrey has acted in plays in NYC and Los Angeles. He has also performed live standup thousands of times in venues around the world — including dozens of performances on national TV. He volunteers his time as a tutor, teaches playwriting to New York City public high school students throughout the five boroughs and on Rikers Island.
DAVID CRABB is a performer, writer, teacher & storyteller. He is a Moth Story Slam host and three-time Moth Slam winner. His solo show BAD KID was met with critical acclaim and named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. A memoir based on the show will be released in 2015 by Harper Perennial. The Wall Street Journal praised him as a performer capable of guiding a crowd “from belly laughs to pin-drop silence.” David is the co-creator/producer of the live storytelling series ASK ME, and he has been a member of Axis Company Theatre since 2003.
KAREN BERGREEN is a stand up comedian, author, and stressed out, dictatorial mother of two. She has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, New Joke City, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the Comedy Festival in Aspen, and at the Kennedy Center. She has written the novels Following Polly and Perfect Is Overrated. Karen performs regularly at all the major New York City clubs.
JILLIAN LAUREN is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoirs Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, the novel Pretty, and Everything You Ever Wanted. She has written for the The New York Times, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Elle and Salon, among others. She tells live stories, often with The Moth, and appeared on Howard Stern. She lives in LA with her husband, Scott Shriner, bass player for Weezer, and their son, Tariku, who they adopted from Ethiopia in 2009. They’ve slept a total of seven hours since.
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY is the creator, producer and host of the How I Learned series. She’s also a Brooklyn based writer and storyteller who has performed all over New York and twice in New Orleans where they loved her because they drink a lot. Her writing has been published in VICE, The Weeklings, The Nervous Breakdown, two anthologies, and some other places which are perhaps not worth mentioning by name. One time, she was awarded a month-long writing fellowship in Vermont where she got electrocuted and maybe almost killed a horse. Visit her at your own risk at www.bazima.com.