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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:30-10:30pm $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Third anniversary show!

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our always-prepared storytellers for tales of the unexpected:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Mary Cyn (Wedding Slut)

Amber Drea (Writer)

Amanda Duarte (Dead Darlings)

Polly Superstar (Kinky Salon)

Musical guest Afterbirth Monkey

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySLAM winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly at the Delancey in New York.

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Afterbirth Monkey

Afterbirth Monkey is a comedy band based out of Astoria. They derive everything they do from intoxication and magic. You should exercise caution when crossing the street for tacos at the taco truck while intoxicated because Afterbirth Monkey will be waiting there and you will probably want to do it with them while you wait for your order.

Miss Mary Cyn

Miss Mary Cyn

Miss Mary Cyn is a classically trained actor and writer who takes off her clothes in bars. She’s currently releasing a series of short ebooks entitled Kat McKinney, Wedding Slut. Under the name Alithea Howes, her published writing includes “Trick or Treat,” a story in the paranormal anthology Three’s a Charm, as well as My Lolita, her exploration of Vladimir Nabakov’s masterpiece from the titular heroine’s point of view, and a hilarious true life story of a sweater fetish in the anthology Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chicken Hawks.

Amber Drea

Amber Drea

Amber Drea is a writer, editor and storyteller living in Brooklyn, New York. Her short fiction and essays have been published by McSweeneys.net, Northvillereview.com, Hypertextmag.com and Another Chicago Magazine, among others, and she’s appeared on storytelling shows and podcasts, including Risk!, No Name, Sideshow Goshko and Local Stories.

Amanda Duarte

Amanda Duarte

Amanda Duarte is an actor and writer who lives in Brooklyn. She is the host of the monthly show Dead Darlings at Judson, in which writers and other artists present work that has been cut, rejected or is otherwise dead-on-the-desktop. She is a regular at comedy and storytelling events throughout the city, including The Soundtrack Series, How I Learned, So Into It and New Work New York, and is the cohost of Cojones at The PIT. She is also a busy voice actor who can be heard selling you many wonderful and useful products on television and radio. She is a fun-loving Taurus, once sat in Julia Roberts’s piss and is a hit at parties.

Polly Superstar

Polly Superstar

Polly Superstar is a twenty-first-century sex culture revolutionary. She has dedicated her life to the sexually progressive community as a latex fashion designer, a creator of arty, sexy parties and a spokesperson for sex culture. Born in London, England, in 1974, she is the daughter of a hot air balloon pilot and a sex therapist. She relocated to San Francisco—home of the sexual revolution—in 1999. Her award-winning event Kinky Salon takes place in a dozen cities across Europe and North America. She recently joined forces with Christopher Ryan, author of New York Times bestselling book Sex at Dawn, to create Kotango.com, a social network for global sex culture.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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Sunday, October 5, 8-10pm, $10

L’Etage, 624 South Sixth Street at Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 592-0656

New York’s sexiest storytelling show is now monthly in Philadelphia!

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our all-dolled-up storytellers as they tell tales of dating:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Vickie Fernandez

Ben Fidler

Rachel Fogletto

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Bitey Switch

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez is an award-winning writer, storyteller and comedian. Her stories have appeared in a number of publications you’ve probably never heard of, but should check out. When she’s not working on her memoir and wrangling new unruly tales into submission you can find her performing her stories and telling jokes all over Philadelphia. She hopes to someday move to Mexico and live in a brightly colored house with plenty of room for her pet monkeys, Frida Kahlo shrines and disproportionate collection of cowboy boots.

Ben Fidler

Ben Fidler

Ben Fidler has been hitting clubs in the Philadelphia comedy scene since 2007. His high energy comedy is based on his unique look at life experiences and individuals he interacts with. Since starting comedy he founded the Puck Live Open Mic in Doylestown, PA, won the 2014 South Jersey Comedy Competition and featured on Podcasts such as Mental Poison, Breaking Badichek and Super Crappy Funtime. Ben has also been a finalist in the March Madness Comedy Competition and featured in shows all over the northeast. In 2009 Ben and some friends started LawnBoys Comedy, a sketch, standup and improv comedy troupe. Though his first passion will always be comedy, Ben is also a writer, storyteller and illustrator.

Rachel Fogletto

Rachel Fogletto

Rachel Fogletto is a stand-up comedian local to Philadelphia who also dips into storytelling, with a background in poetry and erotic sharing. Rachel got started on the mic about three years ago telling stories at the Erotic Literary Salon.  Rachel has been on the comedy scene for slightly over a year and is already on her eighth monthly self-produced and hosted show, Comedy-Gasm! A Comedy showcase by the unashamed, for the unashamed. Several media sites have reviewed the show’s success, including Witout.net, Theresdrinkingtobedone.com and slixa.com. You can often catch her performing all around the city, frequent updates available at RachelFogletto.com, FB and Twitter @RachelFogletto.

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman is a writer, storyteller and crazy cat lady living in Collingswood, NJ. She performs in Philadelphia comedy and storytelling shows, including Second Stories, Comedy-Gasm and Toiling in Obscurity.

Bitey Switch

Bitey Switch

Bitey is a professional switch and sex educator. She has been in the kink scene for three years . . . and has been slutting it up even longer than that! Throughout her various sexcapades, Bitey has adopted a fuck-and-tell policy that will have you at the edge of your seat. Follow Bitey on Twitter @biteytheswitch for her thoughts on whoring and pictures of dogs. To book an appointment, check out Bitey’s professional website.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance occurs regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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Sunday,September 21, 8-10pm, $10

L’Etage, 624 South Sixth Street at Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 592-0656

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our ever-graceful storytellers as they slip over tales of the awkward:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Mike Fenn

Vickie Fernandez

Ben Fidler

Jaime Fountaine

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Bitey Switch

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn is a storyteller, writer, zinester and aspiring stand-up comedian. He has written for online publications such as retro-daze.org, Geekadelphia, and the Daily Dot. He is well-liked among such celebrities as William Shatner, Tom Hanks, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Christopher Lloyd, all of whom have said “Nice to meet you” while shaking his hand. A self-professed geek, he has blogged for anime, comic book, video game, and Internet culture conventions up and down the East Coast. Send all comments, questions, pizza orders, and Paypal donations to mikefenn333@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @mikecovers.

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez is an award-winning writer, storyteller and comedian. Her stories have appeared in a number of publications you’ve probably never heard of, but should check out. When she’s not working on her memoir and wrangling new unruly tales into submission you can find her performing her stories and telling jokes all over Philadelphia. She hopes to someday move to Mexico and live in a brightly colored house with plenty of room for her pet monkeys, Frida Kahlo shrines and disproportionate collection of cowboy boots.

Ben Fidler

Ben Fidler

Ben Fidler has been hitting clubs in the Philadelphia comedy scene since 2007. His high energy comedy is based on his unique look at life experiences and individuals he interacts with. Since starting comedy he founded the Puck Live Open Mic in Doylestown, PA, won the 2014 South Jersey Comedy Competition and featured on Podcasts such as Mental Poison, Breaking Badichek and Super Crappy Funtime. Ben has also been a finalist in the March Madness Comedy Competition and featured in shows all over the northeast. In 2009 Ben and some friends started LawnBoys Comedy, a sketch, standup and improv comedy troupe. Though his first passion will always be comedy, Ben is also a writer, storyteller and illustrator.

Jaime Fountaine

Jaime Fountaine

Jaime Fountaine is the creator of the Toiling and Obscurity reading series and the Second Stories storytelling show. Her fiction has appeared in PANK, Monkeybicycle, and 3:AM magazines

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman is a writer, storyteller and crazy cat lady living in Collingswood, NJ. She performs in Philadelphia comedy and storytelling shows, including Second Stories, Comedy-Gasm and Toiling in Obscurity.

Bitey Switch

Bitey Switch

Bitey is a professional switch and sex educator. She has been in the kink scene for three years . . . and has been slutting it up even longer than that! Throughout her various sexcapades, Bitey has adopted a fuck-and-tell policy that will have you at the edge of your seat. Follow Bitey on Twitter @biteytheswitch for her thoughts on whoring and pictures of dogs. To book an appointment, check out Bitey’s professional website.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance occurs regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:30-10:30pm $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our dogged storytellers as they tell tales of the elusive:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Nisse Greenberg (Wearing Shorts)

Jenice Mathia (Pussinomics)

Steve Zimmer (Moth GrandSlam)

Musical guest Juliet Jeske

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySLAM winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly at the Delancey in New York.

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Nisse Greenberg

Nisse Greenberg is wearing pants despite the fact that is shorts weather. It was just a mistake, but it’s a mistake that will haunt him for minutes. Soon he will put on shorts and then think about art some more. He really likes art that he makes and also sometimes art that others make. You should check out his playground at Nisse Greenberg. It’s full of art that he’s made. Mostly he tells stories, but also he writes things and teaches math-like things.

Juliet Jeske

Juliet Jeske

Juliet Jeske is a comedian and writer. She’s appeared in the New York Fringe Festival three times, Off Broadway and toured the country twice with Cornerstone Chorale and Brass. Since switching to comedy she’s appeared at Comix, Broadway Comedy Club, The PIT, UCB and has been a host of variety and burlesque shows around New York City. Juliet is currently working on a memoir about being married to a gay clown, and is a frequent blogger and pundit on the Huffington Post.

Jenice Mathias

Jenice Mathias

Jenice Matias is a non-union, energetic, spontaneous Nuyorican baby boomer, recently nominated to the 2014 NBC/UCB Diversity Scholarship Showcase top-twenty finalist list. An actress, dancer, singer, improviser and educator, Jenice has told stories at The Moth, Whatever Happen To The Nerds, Animated Stories, RISK!, Local Stories, Shut Up, The Lost and Found Show, Casual Sketch and Bare! Her stories can be heard on Splitsider and iTunes. Jenice wrote and performed the one-person shows “Pussinomics: A Comedy” and “I Have No Luck With Men.” She is currently working on “Shadow Bat,” true paranormal stories performed in darkness, and “I Don’t Suffer From Insanity, I Enjoy Every Minute of It,” an autobiographical play about life with her mother, an abortionist for the Mafia in the 1960s.

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Steve Zimmer

Steve Zimmer is known mainly for his efforts at the New York Moth GrandSlam, where he has collected eight bitter second-place finishes and five bitter first-place finishes.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

bare1Friday, August 29, 7-9pm, $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our wide-eyed storytellers on a night of surprises:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Lynn Bixenspan

Carolyn Castiglia

Charlie Gaeta

Üla Überbusen

Jessica Valerio

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySLAM winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. Like, she’s been on MTV, Comedy Central, and the Biography Channel (Celebrity Ghost Stories). She’s also written for Fuse and Wizard Entertainment and a whole bunch of ad campaigns, including Viagra, which is the least funny thing she’s ever done.   She was nominated for an Emerging Comics of New York Award, but isn’t sure if she’s emerged yet. You might have heard her on RISK! or seen her telling stories and doing stand-up around town. Her one-person show, Unmolested?, recently appeared at the Plus One Theater Festival. Most importantly, Joss Whedon follows her on Twitter, so you should, too.

Carolyn Castiglia

Carolyn Castiglia

Carolyn Castiglia is a comedian, television personality and writer. She appears regularly as a talking head on HLN, and has made many memorable cameos on cable networks including VH1, MTV, Comedy Central, Food and more. You may have seen her as NickMom’s Ultimate Sports Mom, or in her recent appearance on Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WE. Carolyn has been making web content since 1949, but highlights include essays on Jezebel and Babble, as well as appearing in and singing on The Key of Awesome parodies that have millions and millions of hits. She lives with her incredible daughter in Brooklyn.

Charlie Gaeta

Charlie Gaeta

Charlie Gaeta has been a comedian for over ten years in the city. He has written for the Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, the New York Friars Club Roast and had a sex diary published in New York Magazine.

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Üla Überbusen

“Beautiful Weirdo, Professional Shitshow” Üla Überbusen is an award-winning burlesque performer, emcee, ukulele strummer, teacher and professional actress based in New York. She produces and hosts Victrola Burlesque, Tainted Cabaret at The Slipper Room, and the Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour. When not on stage performing theater and burlesque, she teaches her Storytelling through Burlesque workshops to aspiring performers. Üla holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami and studied with the Shakespeare Theater Company and the New York School of Burlesque.

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Jessica Valerio

Jessica Valerio is a comedienne, trans-activist, Jewess who has recently performed at the Magner’s International Comedy Festival in Singapore. She’s new to story-telling unless you count all the lies she tells her mother. She’s non-kosher, single and desperate. Call her.

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance occurs regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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Sunday, August 3, 8-10pm, $10

L’Etage, 624 South Sixth Street at Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 592-0656

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our ever-attune storytellers as they tell tales of miscues:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Gwen (Sex-Positive Story Slam)

Nikki Black (House of Black)

Mike Fenn (Comic)

Vickie Fernandez (Comic)

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman (Writer)

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Gwen

Gwen

A Philadelphia native, Gwen started telling stories in Seattle, where she founded the Sex-Positive Story Slam and performed at the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival. Back in her hometown, she’s shared stories at Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance and The Erotic Literary Salon.

Nikki Black

Nikki Black

Nikki Black is a Philly-based comedian and reigning fan-fiction champion. She is best known locally for her “Ghost Boners” set and running the only steampunk comedy show in the city, House of Black, at the Adrienne theater. Her comedy goes beyond simple one-liners, foraying into personal anecdotes and blurring the lines between cute and morbid, absurdity and realism, poetry and stand-up. She has been featured all over the city, including at Helium Comedy Club and the Philly Improv Theater. She has performed in various comedy festivals, including the She-Devil Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival, and has opened for the likes of Mike Lawrence and Kevin McDonald. You can also catch her on the feminist comedy podcast Wait, Wut?

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn is a storyteller, writer, zinester and aspiring stand-up comedian. He has written for online publications such as retro-daze.org, Geekadelphia, and the Daily Dot. He is well-liked among such celebrities as William Shatner, Tom Hanks, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Christopher Lloyd, all of whom have said “Nice to meet you” while shaking his hand. A self-professed geek, he has blogged for anime, comic book, video game, and Internet culture conventions up and down the East Coast. Send all comments, questions, pizza orders, and Paypal donations to mikefenn333@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @mikecovers.

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez is an award-winning writer, storyteller and comedian. Her stories have appeared in a number of publications you’ve probably never heard of, but should check out. When she’s not working on her memoir and wrangling new unruly tales into submission you can find her performing her stories and telling jokes all over Philadelphia. She hopes to someday move to Mexico and live in a brightly colored house with plenty of room for her pet monkeys, Frida Kahlo shrines and disproportionate collection of cowboy boots.

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman is a writer, storyteller and crazy cat lady living in Collingswood, NJ. She performs in Philadelphia comedy and storytelling shows, including Second Stories, Comedy-Gasm and Toiling in Obscurity.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance occurs regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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Thursday, July 24, 8:30-10:30, $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our intrepid storytellers on a night of wild-carding:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Selena Coppock (The New Rules for Blondes)

Kambri Crews (Burn Down the Ground)

Hillary Rea (Tell Me A Story)

Dan St Germain (Bad At The Good Times)

Musical guest Rob Paravonian

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySLAM winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Selena Coppock

Selena Coppock

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 (It Books/HarperCollins), a collection of essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype. 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), The Soundtrack Series (live show and podcast), Stripped Stories and The Moth StorySLAM (where she tied for first place with her “After Hours” story in March 2011).

Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now runs her own PR and production company in New York City, books comedy for The 92YTriBeCa, and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). A renowned storyteller and public speaker, Kambri has performed on The Moth’s Mainstage, The 92Y, SXSW Comedy, Risk!, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and given speeches at SXSW, DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, venues and events.

Rob Paravonian

Rob Paravonian

Rob Paravonian is a comedian and musician whose clever lyrics and catchy songwriting have created fans across the globe. Rob, once called a “deranged bastard child of Tom Lehrer and Joan Baez,” has performed throughout the U.S., he recently appeared on Dutch Television, and his videos have been posted everywhere from The Onion A.V. Club to the Wall Street Journal.

Hilary Rea

Hilary Rea

Hillary Rea is a comedian and storyteller, and the host of the storytelling shows Tell Me A Story and Fibber. She is a recent Moth StorySLAM winner and was just published in Painted Bride Quarterly. She was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC.

Dan St. Germain

Dan St Germain was chosen as a featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “Ten Comics To Watch” list, was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s Top Ten Great Underrated Comedians, and Time Out New York chose him as their “Comedy Break Out” of 2013. Dan’s Comedy Central special The Half Hour hit the airwaves earlier this year, and he’s now busy developing his own show on FOX. He has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, We Love the 2000′s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, and a bunch of other basic and not-so-basic cable programs. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel, In Security on Comedy Central Studios, and has collaborated with Above Average. Dan’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird, Ron and Fez, and The Artie Lange Show. He’s starred in a SuperBowl commercial with Howard Stern, Jack Links promos for Comedy Central and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City, a list that included Woody Allen. Dan’s first album, Bad at the Good Times, is forthcoming from aspecialthing Records and he was on @Midnight on Comedy Central and the Adam Carolla show in May. Check out My Dumb Friends, his podcast on the All Things Comedy Network.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

 

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