February 2: The Kidders Are Back In Town

Michaela Murphy is in NYC to dry out. By "dry out" I mean from Seattle weather, not... you know, that's how rumors get started. She'll be joining the unusually talented suspects in our next lineup. Come and try to nail the Liar. By "nail" I mean uncover, not... oh, forget it.

Saturday, February 2 @ 6:00 pm
29 Cornelia Street (bet W 4th and Bleeker)

$12 - includes one drink.
Reservations highly recommended:

Michaela Murphy is a featured Moth Mainstage storyteller on The Trio Network. She has performed with Second Stage Theater, The Atlantic Theater (with Lewis Black), and has been heard on NPR's Studio 360 and All Things Considered, at The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Lincoln Center. Michaela’s work as a playwright and actor has been featured at Manhattan Theater Club, The Ensemble Studio Theater, LaMAMA Theater, The Aspen Comedy Arts Festival and the Clinton White House.

Ed Gavagan is the current Moth GrandSlam Story Champion and has been featured on The Moth Mainstage. He is trained as an architect, a philosopher, a furniture maker and a motorcycle mechanic. He has been living in New York since Ed Koch was mayor and has probably built something in a building near you.

Sara Barron
was called "A tour-de-force performer," by The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz. She 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 is a three-time Moth Slam winner. www.SaraBarron.com

J.Keith van Straaten can be seen as the host of Yahoo! Answers On The Street, a talking head on VH1™s Best Week Ever and on E! countdown shows like Celebrity Feuds and Guilty Pleasures. He hosted Comedy Central’s game show Beat The Geeks, and since 2004 has been producing and hosting What™s My Line? - Live On Stage in Los Angeles (coming to New York City in 2008).


Jan 14th: The Fib Four

My excuse for that stupid headline is that I saw the Fab Faux last week. Be that as it may, please come to Ochi's Lounge on Monday and find the rotten apple in this unbelievable bunch.

Monday, January 14 @ 8PM
FREE ADMISSION (one drink minimum)

Eat, Drink and Be Gullible.
353 West 14th Street (downstairs at Comix, corner of 9th Ave)

Marlene Nichols is a writer/performer and at any given time at least one of her multiple personalities is appearing around town at such venues as The Kraine Theatre, Mo Pitkins, Stage Left Studio, and Cornelia St. Cafe. She has had several of her character monologues commissioned by the Winter Harbor Theatre in Maine and performed at the 2006 Culture Project's Impact Festival. She is the 2006 recipient of a Fantasy Fountain Fund Grant to write and study in Paris. Her solo show "Seeing Voices" is currently being workshopped at Stage Left Studio, New York.

Ryan Britt is a hails from Mesa, Arizona where he studied Education, Literature, and the art of paying rent a few days late. In New York, he has been seen on stage performing his non-fiction monologues at The Moth, and Speakeasy Stories. His writing has been featured on Mr. Beller's Neighborhood and reallysmalltalk.com Ryan's fiction has been selected as a finalist for multiple Glimmer Train Stories short story competitions. His most recent play, Encounter at Greenpoint was produced in December as part of the Longest Lunch's theatre festival in Tribeca.

Cyndi Freeman is an actress, playwright, story teller and burlesque performer. Currently she produces two shows in NYC, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque and Story Telling at Coraline Cafe (www.myspace.com/cyndifreeman.) Her one woman shows have been performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival. Ms Freeman is a recipient of a grand prize play writing fellowship award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (with collaborator Ellen Groves). Other credits include HBO, Comedy Central and Showtime.

H.R. Britton is a NYC storyteller who gravitates towards the anxiously comic. His monologue, From Madison to Madurai: 134 Days in Mother India, is wry look at his pilgrimage to India. His other original monologues and literary 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.” www.OvercoatTheater.com