Dec 1: An author, a speechwriter, a cop and an artistic director for a national non-profit storytelling organization walk into a bar...

The bartender says, "What'll you have?" And the artistic director says, "Well, my friend here wan...." You know what? Forget it. I can't make up a whole joke just to justify that stupid headline. Sorry. Please come to Cornelia Street Café on Saturday and listen to four people who are a lot better with words than I am. One of them says you'll believe anything. You gonna take that?

Saturday, December 1 @ 6:00 pm
29 Cornelia Street (between W 4th & Bleeker)
$12 - includes one drink.
Mike Albo - Author of The Underminer
Mark Katz - "The reigning king" of humor speechwriters -NY Times
Catherine Burns - Artistic Director, The Moth
Steve Osborne - NYPD Gang Squad Detective


11/29: The Truth Shall Set You Free, But A Good Lie Will Make Sure You Don't Get Caught In The First Place

And you thought you had something to be thankful for last Thursday?

“One of the top six comedy clubs in the U.S.”
-Hollywood Reporter

Thursday, November 29 @ 8PM (Doors: 7PM)
353 West 14th Street
Purchase advance tickets online
(with discount code: LIAR29)
or call the box office: 212-524-2500
Day of show: $15
(2-drink minimum)
Advance tickets HIGHLY recommended
. Are you made of money?

James Braly has performed his stories on NPR and on the Moth National Story Tour. His monologue (and forthcoming book from Algonquin), Life in a Marital Institution, directed by Hal Brooks, was called "a masterpiece of storytelling" (The List) at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe. It opens February 2008 in New York City at 59 East 59th Street Theaters. www.JamesBraly.com

Ophira Eisenberg has appeared on Comedy Central, VH-1, The E! Channel, Oxygen, and The Discovery Channel. She is a regular at stand-up clubs around New York and has performed stories on the Moth Mainstage. She is also a contributing writer to US Weekly's Fashion Police and is currently appearing in the off-Broadway show "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad." 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 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 storytelling series and Speakeasy Stories.

Host Andy Christie, is co-author and illustrator of I Wasn't Kidding (Ballantine Books). His writing has appeared in the NY Times and he is the current Moth Storytelling GrandSlam Champion.

Comix says: "Gone are the days of dirty, uncomfortable, cramped comedy clubs. Comix is New York’s hottest new comedy nightclub featuring the best of cutting edge variety programming. Perfectly situated in Manhattan’s booming Meatpacking District, just east of Ninth Avenue, Comix draws upon the rich experience of going to the theater uptown but brings with it a decidedly downtown attitude."


November 19: What Lies Beneath?

Beneath Comix, that is. Downstairs? "Lies" beneath? Oh, whatever...

...these four talented, funny and vaguely suspicious looking people will be telling the stories this Monday at Ochi's Lounge, downstairs at Comix (see pun clarification above.) Please come and play along so you'll have something to be thankful for on Thursday.

Monday, November 19 @ 8PM - FREE ADMISSION (1 drink minimum)
353 West 14th Street (downstairs at Comix, corner of 9th Ave)

Martin Dockery is a five-time Moth GrandSlam storytelling finalist (a record, I believe.) His one man show about an office temp lost in West Africa, Wanderlust, recently made its New York City premiere at Ars Nova Theater.

Brian Longwell is a comedian, non-motivational, non-inspirational speaker and writer. His one-man shows I Didn't Vote For George W and
Why Work? appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe. He was a finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award.

Tracy Rowland is a TV editor and writer. She has appeared onstage at many New York storytelling series, including The Moth and SpeakEasy.

Noah Harlan is a filmmaker and co-author of Mind Your Manners, Dick & Jane, a post-modern exploration of truth and meaning in a society without borders... no, that was a different book, this is a children's manners guide available from Penguin.


November 5: Should I Shave My Head?

Or is it just the new comb-over? What made me think of that? Oh, yeah. So, this Monday we have another stellar lineup at Ochi's Lounge, "The next level at Comix." Please come see who's covering up. And winners at this show will get the t-shirt PLUS free tickets to our Big November 29th Show in the main Comix showroom.

Monday, November 5 @ 8PM
(1-drink minimum)
353 West 14th Street (downstairs at Comix, corner of 9th Ave)

Dave Dickerson is a frequent contributor to NPR's This American Life. His humor pieces have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and Mirth of a Nation, and his writing is included in Year's Best Fantasy and Science Fiction 2005.

Elna Baker has written for ELLE Magazine, The Onion and one of her stories will be featured in comedian Jon Friedman’s book The Rejection Show (Random House/Villard 2008). This December she will be telling one of her stories on NPR's This American Life.

DJ Hazard is a founding member of the infamous Ding Ho Club whose members include Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone and Denis Leary. He is the newest cast member of American Misfits on Fuel TV!

Michele Carlo, (aka Carmen Mofongo) is a native New Yorker, a Nuyorican and a natural redhead. She performs at NYC venues too numerous and sometimes too torturous to mention. She remembers when a slice of pizza cost 50 cents.

Seek truth. Get a t-shirt.