Next P.I.T. Bull Session: Monday, Oct 23rd

Storytellers: Lefkowitz, Parson, Braly, Rudell and host, Hemingway

On Monday, October 23, we'll be back at The P.I.T. with another great lineup. And this time we have the whole hour to ourselves. We've also added a new wrinkle: After all the stories have been heard and before the ballots are cast, audience members are given an opportunity to interrogate the storytellers. My favorite question last time came from an inquisitor who grilled James with, "In your story, how is it that you buy DuraFlame logs in the early 1970s, when they didn't even exist until the late 1970s?" You get the idea. Any lie is shredable if you're vigilant.
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Josh Lefkowitz's full-length solo show, HELP WANTED: A Personal Search for Meaningful Employment at the Start of the 21st Century, has been performed in Washington DC, Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Chicago, and New York. Josh has recorded his stories for NPR's All Things Considered.

Joanna Parson, writer, actress and comedian appears in the sitcom Temps which debuted at the New York Television Festival in September. She's included in The Complete Idiots Guide to Jokes, and she'll appear in Transport Group's fall production of All the Way Home.

James Braly's full-length monologue, Life in a Marital Institution, squeezes 20 years of monogamy into one terrifying evening. Excerpts from the show have been heard on NPR, at the Long Wharf Theater and at The Moth, where James is the only two-time winner of the GrandSLAM. Called "A master storyteller" by novelist Jonathan Ames (Wake up, Sir! and The Extra Man), James will be a featured performer on this fall's Moth National Story Tour.

Jeffery Rudell is The Moth's 2003 GrandSLAM Champion and a featured performer on the CD, The Moth: Audience Favorites, Vol. I. He has performed at The Player's Club, The New York Public Library, and The Long Wharf Theater in New Haven. In September his definition of "reality" changed dramatically when he made his television debut on the NBC series The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
The evening's host, Andy Christie, is co-author and illustrator of I Wasn’t Kidding (Random House), a book that explores the funny side of suicide. Not surprisingly, it died on remainder shelves. But he lives on, onstage, online and in snooty literary journals. He is a four-time Moth SLAM winner and has been a featured Moth Main Stage storyteller. He is currently working on Sicker! The Movie: A Novel. If he were pitching a Hollywood agent, he'd call it, "Cain & Abel meets Entourage," but he won't stoop to that.

PS: At The Moth, There Are No Losers

No, now that I think of it, there were nine losers last night. And one winner. Me. Andy. I'd like to thank the judges, the audience and the Moth staff in its entirety. I'd also like to thank Adam Wade for becoming preoccupied with some sort of potentially fatal respiratory event while telling his very funny story. It gave me the edge I needed.