This Sentence Is Not True.

Today's headline is known as The Liar Paradox. Scholars, theologians and philosophers have been trying to make sense of it since the 12th century. Idiots.

Anyway, after a sun-kissed Memorial Day visit to the great green Berkshires, Liar is back on grim grey concrete. This Saturday, please come to beautiful Cornelia Street Café and guess which one of these stellar storytellers is blowing smoke. Have a drink, have dinner, or just have a good time.

Saturday, June 2 @ 6:00 pm

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (bet W 4th & Bleeker)

$12 - includes one drink.

PETER LUBELL has written, produced and directed for many television networks, and for National Public Radio. He's covered film festivals in print, worked as a jazz DJ in radio and told his stories onstage at The Moth, It Came From New York and Speakeasy.

JOANNA PARSON is an actor and comedian whose one-person shows regularly sell out NYC comedy and cabaret clubs. She appeared in Transport Group’s The Audience, which received three Drama Desk nominations. “Joanna Parson knocks us out.” —NYTheatre.com www.JoannaParson.com

DJ HAZARD is a founding member of the infamous Ding Ho Club whose members include Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone and Denis Leary. Starting this month, he is the newest cast member of American Misfits on Fuel TV! www.DJHazard.com

JULIE BOOTH has told her stories at Moth SLAMs and in the It Came From New York series. She works in marketing and media for IFC (Independent Film Channel) and plans to shoot her first documentary this summer. She loves to shop and eat, but who doesn't?

ANDY CHRISTIE is the host and creator of Liar. His writing has appeared in The New York Times. He is the current Moth GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion and co-author of I Wasn’t Kidding: How To Commit Suicide So They’ll Never Forget It (Random House/Ballantine Books) www.AndyChristie.com


Saturday, May 26: Lichtenstein Arts Center

Liar is goin' up the country again with these fine, if untrustworthy people. Say hello to the next Fabulist Four. They're unbelievable.

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

Greg Walloch
is a writer and performing artist who has appeared in Moscow, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Australia, Ireland, Germany and across the United States. He is a featured artist in The Artists with Disabilities Oral History Project at UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library. Greg's work is archived at the Bancroft Library, which houses the personal papers of the Beat Generation poets among a range of other well known artists. www.gregwalloch.com

Darlene White
's stories and essays have been heard on NPR, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and the PA system at Karen's Tanning Salon in Melbourne, FL. She produced a storytelling show in the Berkshires called "Jupiter Supersized,. and has performed with Mouthpiece and SpeakEasy. In NYC Darlene won a Moth Slam at the Nuyorican Cafe and bombed at the Roxy.

Albert Stern
developed and staged two one-person shows, "Let Me Digress..." and "Well, I Hope You're Happy" at Westbeth Theater Center. His monologues have appeared on New York public radio and his work has been cited by the NY Post, Time Out New York, and Playboy, and has appeared recently on Fresh Yarn. He is co-founder of the storytelling group Mouthiece.

Saturday, May 26 @ 8pm
28 Renne Avenue
Pittsfield, MA


RE: The 9th Commandment

Since you've already failed the "Are You A Good Lover?" and "Are You A Good Parent?" style-rag tests, here's one last desperate shot at redemption: "Are You A Good Person?" I took this Ten Commandments quiz and my scores indicate it's too late for me, but if you've lived a good life (and not THE good life), there may be time to save yourself.

Way of the Master is the ministry of Kirk Cameron, of TV's "Growing Pains" fame (clearly, this is not just another a batty, fear-based, apocalyptic manifesto--it's adorable.) So go take the test, then meet me in Hell. (Special thanks to Dave Dickerson for pointing me in the right direction.)

And speaking of bearing false witness, check out the next Liar Show:
Monday, May 21 @ 8:00pm
The PIT, 154 West 29th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves)
$5 at the door or buy tickets online. Watch a sample video.

Ned Vizzini is the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story ("insightful and utterly authentic" --New York Times Book Review), Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah.... His work has been honored by the American Library Association, BookSense, and the New York Public Library and has been translated into five languages (forthcoming in Chinese). He lives in Brooklyn, NY. www.nedvizzini.com

Martin Dockery is a frequent storyteller at The Moth story slams and is a four-time Grandslam finalist. He has performed with Speakeasy, Talking Stick, Mouthpiece and others. He recently returned from a few months in China, Mongolia, and Canada, much to the relief of his dog.

Jennifer Ostrega is a writer and actress. Her one-woman corporate comedy, Tower of Babble has been produced at several festivals and theaters including the NY Fringe festival, the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival (featured New Playwright), the Chicago Improv Festival, Upright Citizens Brigade and here at The P.I.T.

Dan Allen is a comedian and writer based in NYC. He has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. Currently, he is writing a biography about Kevin Bacon in the sixth person. www.taoofdan.com


Monday, May 7: Three For The Price Of Four

Our next show features a radical departure from the regular Liar format. Follow closely, because this gets complicated. ONE: instead of four storytellers, there will be three. Okay, I guess that's really it. Funny, it doesn't sound as radical as I thought it would. But it will radically increase your chance of picking out the Liar--a full 33% boost. Or something. The math is pretty complex. Also, you'll notice that the show begins at 7:00, not the usual 8:00. At least I hope you'll notice. So, see you there. At 7:00 not 8:00. With 3 not 4.

Monday, May 7 @ 7:00pm
154 West 29th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves)

Brian Longwell is a comedian, non-motivational, non-inspirational speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. He has performed his one-man political presentation I Didn't Vote For George W at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2004, Why Work? in 2005, and was a finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award. He moved to NY from the Boston area recently and likes it here a lot. He's single.

Sara Barron has made her mark on the NYC cultural scene, melding her interests of performance, comedy and writing, and venturing into the fields of stand-up comedy, solo performance and competitive story telling. Barron was a finalist in the Connecticut Comedy Festival and has been a three-time Moth winner.

H.R. Britton's current monologue, From Madison to Madurai: 134 Days in Mother India, is a wry look at his pilgrimage to India. His other original monologues and adaptations include Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Nikolai Gogol’s The Nose, Pieces of Calico Pie and The Kafka Thesis. Hi! Drama called Britton “a most incredible storyteller.