About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
$10 advance, $15 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.
Josh Ozersky is the executive producer and host of Ozersky.TV. He also writes the “Taste of America” column for Time Magazine and is the author of The Hamburger: A History (2008) and Meet Me In Manhattan: A Carnivore’s Guide to New York City (2003). A winner of the James Beard Award for food writing, he was formerly the editor of New York Magazine‘s food blog, Grub Street, and the National Restaurant Editor of Citysearch. His writes a cooking column for Rachael Ray.com, and his videos about food and restaurants can also be seen every day on Ozersky.TV. His next book, Colonel Sanders and The American Dream, will be published next year.
Laurie Segall is a technology correspondent for CNNMoney, covering the latest on innovation in the tech world. She joined the CNNMoney team as a multimedia journalist reporting both television and web content. Before joining CNNMoney,she worked at CNN’s New York based general assignment desk. In the fastpaced world of news, she covered everything from Bernard Madoff’s ponzi scheme to the financial crisis and the 2008 presidential election.
Laurie was named Forbes ‘30 under 30’ and one of Mashable’s ‘7 top journalists to subscribe to on Facebook.’ Laurie has spoken at New York’s Internet Week, Austin-based SXSW interactive conference, and has previously hosted a debate series for The Webby Awards. She’s always looking for new ways to utilize technology to push the envelope.
Laurie Segall official site
Jim O’Grady is a reporter for WNYC Radio. He has also appeared on This American Life, National Public Radio, and Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. He’s a Moth GrandSLAM winner.
Jim O’Grady on Twitter
Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, writer, and storyteller based in New York City. She recently published her debut book, THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES, a collection of essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype, to It Books (Harper Collins) in May 2013. Her writing has also been featured on xoJane, the Huffington Post, TheFrisky, McSweeney’s and elsewhere.
Her storytelling abilities have been showcased on stages throughout New York and Boston, including RISK! (live show and podcast), Stripped Stories, and, at the Moth Story Slam (where she tied for 1st place with her “After Hours” story in March 2011). Selena has been seen doing jokes and characters on Vh1, RooftopComedy.com, CollegeHumor.com, and elsewhere. She has also been featured on the Glamour Magazine blog, the Lucky Magazine blog, Boston Globe and LA Weekly.
Selena Coppock official site
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.