August 4th: The Moth and The Myth

Okay, maybe I'm back on track with the clever headlines. That one's not bad, right? Anyway, I'm pleased and proud to welcome The Moth's Catherine Burns to the Liar stage. Artistic egos being what they are, let me quickly add that I'm equally pleased and proud that those other three fantastic people have agreed to help put one over on you. So please come and listen, laugh, eat, drink and win an unbelievable t-shirt at the venerable Cornelia Street Cafe; where the food goes down easy, but the stories are hard to swallow.

Saturday, August 4th @ 6:00 pm
29 Cornelia Street (bet W 4th & Bleeker)

$12 - includes one drink.
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Catherine Burns is the Artistic Director of the urban storytelling group The Moth, and has also told stories on The Moth's stages at The Aspen Comedy Festival, Central Park SummerStage and The Players Club. She is the director and producer of the feature film, A Pound of Flesh, and the co-producer of the films All the Rage and Starving Artists. As a television director/producer, she has interviewed such diverse talent as Aerosmith, Howard Stern, Martha Stewart and Chuck D.

Ned Vizzini is the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story , Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah.... He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The New York Sun, Bookslut, Huffington Post, Dogmatika, 3:AM and Underground Voices. His work has been has been translated into six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Adam Wade is a record eight-time StorySlam Champion at The Moth and the 2006 GrandSLAM Champion. He has been performing in New York City for the past eight years at renowned venues such as Caroline's on Broadway, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and Rififi. He has also served as the warm-up comedian for Comedy Central's Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, and for CNBC's John McEnroe Show.

Michelle Leona is a writer, performer and artist. When she’s not telling stories at The Moth, Talkingstick, or SpeakEasy she’s making readable, tactile art, trying to meditate or punching & kicking the heavy bag.


Monday, 7/23: Catch Us While You Can

Tonight is our last show at The PIT before taking a 2-month summer break. So stop by and try to catch us in a lie before we get away. (We'll continue at Cornelia Street Cafe, Time Out NY Lounge and Donna da Vine during August and September and will be back at the PIT in October.)
Monday, July 23 @ 8pm
154 W 29th Street
(bet 6th and 7th Ave)
Buy tickets online.
Alert! The P.I.T now serves wine and beer.

Martin Dockery has been a featured storyteller on The Moth Mainstage and is a three-time Moth Grandslam finalist. He’s performed with Mouthpiece, SpeakEasy, Talking Stick and others. Earlier this month, his full length monologue, Wanderlust, premiered in San Francisco.

Kimmi Auerbach is a former Fox News producer who now writes and performs full time. Her comedic monologues have been performed throughout New York, including a sold out run at the 9th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, several Moth GrandSLAM Championships, The Original Improv, The Kraine Theater, and The Bitter End. Her memoir The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life In Tarot was just published by E. P. Dutton. For more information, please contact her at kimmi@nyc.rr.com

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

Richard Jones hails from Kent, Ohio by way of Sarnia, Ontario, and he loves his cats. A graduate of The Second City Conservatory, Rich can next be seen in the upcoming David Wain feature "Wainy Days." His sketch group Gay Christ Figues In Cinema (as seen in The Village Voice) debut their new show at The PIT in August.

Andy Christie, the creator and host of Liar, is co-author and illustrator of I Wasn't Kidding (Ballantine Books). Recently, his piece on midlife mortification appeared in the New York Times. He is the current Moth GrandSlam Champion.


Port Washington, Mon Amour

I love the people of Port Washington. And not just because among the crowd at Friday's show, I was a practically a youngster for one night. The place was packed with smart, funny people who didn't take no bull. I guess when you've raised kids and grand kids, you're used to spotting lies. I mean, even the three honest storytellers came close to confessing under the brutal interrogation session.

Thanks to everyone who came and raked us over the coals.


Friday, July 20: At The Public Lie-brary

Sorry for that tortured pun of a headline. Rest assured, it doesn't represent the level of wit and wisdom you'll be subjected to at Long Island's beautiful and distinguished cultural institution, The Port Washington Public Library. Come and listen, laugh, cry or cringe as seems appropriate, then figure out which one of these basically honest people thinks you'll believe anything.

Friday, July 20 @ 8pm
One Library Drive, Port Washington, NY
(516) 883-4400
"We love this kind of theater. While it’s entertaining us, it makes us think, which is really less dangerous than we’ve been led to believe.” - NY Record-Review, Talk of the Town

"Andy Christie has a true hit on his hands." - Chelsea Now
James Braly has told his stories on National Public Radio's Marketplace. He is a two-time winner of the Moth Storytelling GrandSLAM and is a featured performer on The Moth National Story Tour. His monologue, Life In A Marital Institution, will be featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August and will be available from Algonquin Books in 2008. www.JamesBraly.com

Ophira Eisenberg
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 D-Lounge, beneath the Daryl Roth Theatre in NYC. www.OphiraEisenberg.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.

Peter Lubell
has written, produced and dire cted 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 storytelling series and Speakeasy Stories.

Andy Christie, the creator and host of Liar, is co-author and illustrator of I Wasn't Kidding (Ballantine Books). Recently, his piece on midlife mortification appeared in the New York Times. He is the current Moth GrandSlam Champion. Please come join the fun. As they say: "The truth shall set you free. But a good lie will make sure you don't get caught in the first place." And while you're at the library, remember that you can't believe everything you read.


July 9th & 12th: Double Exposure

As I've said before, eventually you run out of "clever" lie-related headlines for these things. By "Double Exposure" I mean (oh, it's so embarrassing, having to explain) there are two Liar shows this week, so there are TWO chances to expose a Liar. Okay...whatever. I hope we see you at one show or the other, or both. You could probably use the clean t-shirt.

Tonight's show features four performers with a far greater command of the English language than myself:

Thursday, July 12 @ 8:00pm
Donna da Vine Wine Bar

378 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn (bet Hoyt & Bond)
$5 at the door
"In vino non veritas."
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All Brooklyn, all the time. With:
Jon Levin (distinguished Brooklyn writer/documentarian)
Ryan Britt (distinguished Brooklyn writer/storyteller)
Marlene Nichols (distinguished Brooklyn writer/actor)
Sean Conrad (distinguished Brooklyn writer/software developer)

Monday, July 9 @ 8:00pm
154 West 29th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves)

$5 at the door or buy tickets online.
Alert! The PIT now serves beer and wine.

Mike Daisey - "The master storyteller." (New York Times)
Jean-Michele Gregory - Director,
Great Men of Genius, 21 Dog Years
Faye Lane - Caroline's; Comix; The Moth
DJ Hazard - American Misfits, Fuel TV