In Vino Non Veritas

I grew up in Brooklyn. Well, Queens--but a block from the Brooklyn border. So, as a born* and bred† Brooklyn boy, I'm proud to announce our first all-Brooklyn show. On May 3rd, Liar will begin it's monthly run on "The Great White Way of Boerum Hill": Atlantic Avenue. So come guess who's lying at beautiful donna da vine, where the wine goes down easy and the stories are hard to swallow.
*Scotland. †Queens.
Thursday, May 3 @ 8:00pm - $5
donna da vine
378 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn (bet Hoyt & Bond)

Lucy Baker will be serving and telling a story. How does she do it? Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Monkey Bicycle, Fresh Yarn, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, and reallysmalltalk.com, among others. She is also a frequent storyteller at the Moth.

Martin Dockery is a frequent storyteller at the Moth slams, and has competed in the Moth Grandslam three times. He’s appeared at other such venues as Speakeasy, Talking Stick, Mouthpiece, and others. He’s just returned from a few months in China, Mongolia, and Canada, much to the relief of his dog.

Bill Kennedy is an actor, writer and monologist who inhabits Prospect Heights.

Jon Levin has been a featured performer on the Moth mainstage. When not working on obscure documentaries, he is writing a psycho-spiritual memoir set against a backdrop of politics, corporate media, pop-culture and drug abuse. Just like everyone else.


The Fabulist Four

Meet next Monday’s line-up. Figure out which one is the fabulous fabricator and win an underhanded undershirt.

Monday, April 16 @ 8pm
The P.I.T.
154 W 29th Street (bet 6th and 7th Ave)
Buy tickets online.

Elon James White has performed through out NYC and has been featured in the New York Underground Comedy Festival, DC Comedy Festival and was recently chosen for the premiere episode of the brand new stand-up comedy series "Hey Mon".

Lucy Baker's writing has appeared in the Village Voice, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Monkey Bicycle, Fresh Yarn, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, and reallysmalltalk.com, among others. She is also a frequent storyteller at the Moth.

Ophira Eisenberg is a stand-up comic, writer and actor. She has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and as part of their Fresh Faces of Comedy series. She appeared in her own half hour special on CTV’s Comedy Now! and is a contributing writer to US Weekly’s Fashion Police. She co-produces Sweet Paprika every Friday night at the D-Lounge, beneath the Daryl Roth Theatre.

Ryan Britt lives in Queens, NY where he reads, writes, and microwaves cheese quesadillas. His work has been featured on reallysmalltalk.com. He is also a frequent participant at The Moth story slams.


Knife-like Wit, Forked Tongue

I like to arrange these pictures in a boy-girl-boy-girl pattern, but when there's color vs black & white to consider, I think aesthetics trumps gender sensitivity, so this time I wound up with boy-boy and girl-girl. Which actually sounds...kind of... Anyway, ponder the faces of our next four storytellers. Can they hide those lyin' eyes?

Saturday, April 7 at 6 PM (NOTE THE TIME!)
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (bet W 4th & Bleeker)
$12 - includes one drink.
"The stories may be hard to swallow, but the food is great."
James Braly has told his stories on Marketplace and NPR. He is a two-time winner of the Moth GrandSLAM and a featured performer on The Moth National Story Tour. His monologue, “Life In A Marital Institution,” will soon will be published by Algonquin books. www.JamesBraly.com

Steve Osborne spent 20 years in the NYPD. He retired a lieutenant in the detective bureau, where he was the commanding officer of the Manhattan Gang Squad. He is a frequent Moth Mainstage storyteller.

Cyndi Freeman won a "Best in Festival Award for Excellence" at the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival. Her one-woman show, “Greetings From Hollywood,” was spotlighted on CNN, and received a “Best in Fringe” award at the NY International Fringe Festival. She has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central and Showtime. www.CyndiFreeman.net

Debbie Shea performs regularly at comedy clubs throughout the city. She has been a semi-finalist and first runnerup in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots. Most recently Debbie made her TV debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. www.DebbieShea.com

And I'd like to thank Lyin' Jon Levin for making history at Monday's show. Only one (1) (one!) member of the audience picked him out of the line-up. Which means I only had to give up one t-shirt. I owe you, Jon. Maybe I'll get you an "h" for your name. And thanks to Ned, Michelle and Greg for three great stories that were so unbelievably true.

Check out a video sample from past Liar shows.