Sunday, November 4, 8-10pm, $10
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Bare! Birthday Blowout
In October 2011, at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, a smutmonger named Jefferson donned ridiculous pants, opened the Bare! Pussy and hosted the first evening of Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance. In the subsequent year, Bare! has showcased dozens of stories and songs, played two festivals, spawned a queer sibling, Spill!, expanded into larger digs at The PIT and opened two monthly shows in Washington, D.C.
Join New York’s sexiest audience in celebrating our first year when Bare! returns to Brooklyn for a one-night only Birthday Blowout at The Bell House.
Each month, Bare! 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.
This month, our timely tellers recount stories about stand-out encounters that can only be described as this one time:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Spill!)
Kevin Allison (The State, RISK!)
Mo Beasley (UrbanErotika)
Reformed Whores (Ladies Don’t Spit)
Amy Sohn (Motherland)
Dan St. Germain (Bad at the Good Times)
Opening musical act Kill The Band (Mock Bottom)
. . . and you! You have a story about this one time you found yourself in an unusual situation. Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.
And more! One lucky audience member will win Bare!’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.
Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare! 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 the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of the monthly series Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance.
Kevin Allison is the creator and host of the live storytelling show and podcast RISK!, and a member of the legendary television comedy troupe The State. He has appeared in Reno 911!, The Ten, VH1′s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Viva Variety and Stella and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. Kevin has written for The Village Voice, Premiere, Film Journal and more. He has written for Blue Man Group and served as the Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater from 2006 to 2008. Kevin recently founded TheStoryStudio.org, a storytelling school in New York that offers workshops for businesses and individuals.
Mo Beasley is an award-winning poet, author, actor and educator, dubbed “The Head Coach of Erotika” for founding New York’s longest-running erotica performance series, UrbanErotika. Beasley made his debut as a playwright with the critically-acclaimed “No Good Nigga Bluez,” which was also his first published work. His second book, Be a Father to Your Child, is an anthology on fatherhood and hip-hop. His one-man show, “You a Man Now?” premiered at Passage Theatre’s Solo Flights Festival. When not at the mic, Beasley teaches classes and workshops on poetry/spoken word, theatre and sexuality education.
Founded in 2009 by front-stunt woman Killer Killy Dwyer, Kill The Band was created as a mock band for a performance art piece presented at the New York City Frigid Festival. The group continues as a shock-mock-rock and comedy band combining satire and slapstick, theatrics, costumes and music from almost every genre. Kill The Band is accessible avant-garde and punk cabaret comedy performance art with soul. Featuring Killer Killy Dwyer, Mike Milazzo, Joe Yoga, Blair Frowner and Nick Fox the Human Drum Machine, Kill The Band frequently plays at such venues as Fontanas, Pianos, Galapagos, The Delancey, National Underground and Bowery Electric. The band recently released the album Mock Bottom.
The musical comedy duo Reformed Whores, fronted by Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame, have been lassoing hearts throughout the New York City comedy scene. You can catch Reformed Whores at such notable venues as UCB, The PIT, The Creek and The Cave and Caroline’s on Broadway. They’ve also been busy touring the country and have performed at the Chicago Sketchfest, LAFF, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and the Charleston Comedy Festival. Their new album, Ladies Don’t Spit, was released this month.
Amy Sohn is author of the new novel Motherland, as well as Prospect Park West, Run Catch Kiss and My Old Man. She got her start as a writer with her autobiographical “Female Trouble” column in New York Press, which ran for six years, and followed that with columns at the New York Post and New York magazine. She has written for many publications including Playgirl, Playboy, The New York Times, and The Nation, and has written pilots for ABC, Fox, Lifetime, and HBO. Raised in the Heights, she now lives in the Slope.
Dan St. Germain has been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver’s New York Standup, The Electric Company, MTV’s New Year’s Eve Bash and in the film Wifed Out. He’s written for The Onion, Funny or Die, Best Week Ever and the Huffington Post, and been featured on WTF with Marc Maron, Keith and the Girl and Sirius Radio. Dan created and stars in the web series Kicking Dan Out and co-hosts a weekly podcast with Sean Donnelly called My Dumb Friends. Dan has appeared at the Montreal Just For Laughs, SXSW, Eugene Mirman, Riot, Bridgetown, New York, UNC and Boston comedy festivals. This fall, Dan will be recording his first album, Bad at the Good Times, at the Boston Comedy Studio.
Featuring David Crabb, Kelli Dunham, Graham Nolan, musical guest Rob Paravonian. Advance tickets.
Featuring Kevin Allison, Mo Beasley, Mollena Williams, Lizz Winstead, musical guest BETTY. Advance tickets.
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Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C., and the third Mondays of the month at The PIT in New York City. Also visit our monthly companion show Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance at Public Assembly in New York City and Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C.