About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
Featuring stories from:
Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, Comedy Central)
Slash Coleman (PBS, TED)
Martin Dockery (Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival)
Melanie Hamlett (RISK!, Moth Story Slam Champion)
20% off if your birthday is in January (must show ID at the door)
20% off if you’re Canadian (must show passport at the door)
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
“Yum’s The Word” is a new show that blends old-fashioned birthday parties with modern- day storytelling. Each month comedian and storyteller, Robin Gelfenbien, throws a party for an audience member replete with Mad Libs, balloon animals and homemade ice cream cakes. Join Robin and some of New York City’s best storytellers for a sweet and decadent night of juicy stories and treats.
Selected as one of New York Magazine’s Top 10 Comics and featured in the New York Times, Ophira Eisenberg has appeared on Comedy Central and VH-1. She is the host of NPR’s new trivia and puzzle show, Ask Me Another and a regular host and storyteller with The Moth. Her writing has been published in five anthologies including I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics and Heeb Magazine’s collection Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish. Her own debut memoir will be coming out this spring.
NPR calls award-winning writer/performer Slash Coleman, “Extremely provocative and entertaining,” and WGBH Boston says, “Slash has the power to change the way people think.” The author of “The Bohemian Love Diaries” and the 2012 recipient of the United Solo Award for Best Drama, Slash is best known for his PBS special and Off-Broadway one man show, “The Neon Man and Me.” Slash’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Theatre Magazine, Backstage Magazine and most recently on the NPR series, “How Artists Make Money.” As a performer, he’s been featured at: TEDx, The International Storytelling Center, Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Festival, and The National Storytelling Festival. He’s currently at work on his 2nd PBS special, which is about the re-birth of storytelling in America.
Over the past several years, Martin Dockery has created six monologues and one play, touring them across the US, Canada, Australia, and The UK. He has won Best of Fest in theater festivals in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Orlando, London, and Adelaide. In 2012, he performed month-long runs of his shows at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Adelaide Fringe, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A good time, all, but he’s happy right now to have some good times back home right here in Brooklyn.
Melanie Hamlett is an adventurer, comedian, writer, storyteller, and two-time Moth Story Slam winner. When not living out of the back of her truck somewhere around the country, a backpack around South America, or a trailer with no running water out in New Mexico, she lives in NYC, where she performs all over at places like the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in shows including Asssscat 3000, Nights of Our Lives, Stripped Stories, etc. She’s been featured on the Risk! podcast, has written for publications like Marie Claire and Nerve.com, and co-authored the book Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana. Picture stories of her travels can be seen on her blog, Melanie Hamlett – Wandering Narcoleptic. And
Robin has written jokes for emcee Rosie O’Donnell at The Matrix Awards where
featured presenters included Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch and Hillary
Rodham Clinton. Her original comedy songs have played on Sirius Satellite
Radio and The Wiseguy Show hosted by Vinny “Big Pussy” Pastore. She’s
been on VH1’s “Awesomely Badder Videos,” AMC’s “Liza Life Coach” with Cheri
O’Teri, and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee. She wrote
and performed the critically-acclaimed solo show, “My Salvation Has a First
Name (A Wienermobile Journey),” she has performed at The Moth, RISK! and
Mortified, and she is the creator and host of the storytelling series, “Yum’s
the Word.” Recently, she was featured in “Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six-
Word Memoirs on Jewish Life” along with Henry Winkler and Larry David.