Monday, February 18, 8-10pm, $10

The PIT, 123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010 (212) 563-7488

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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.

Join our once-wide-eyed storytellers as they recount the first bloom of their experiences as newbies:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Spill!)

Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!)

Damian Bellino (My High School Boyfriend Was Gay)

Shannon Cason (Do Not Submit)

Justin Morgan (Comedian)

Musical guest Robin Gelfenbien (Yum’s The Word)

. . . and you! You were once wet behind the ears; perhaps you’re still a tad moist back there. 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 sexy raffle, courtesy of Shag.



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

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 VoicePremiereFilm 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, a storytelling school in New York that offers workshops for businesses and individuals.

Damian Bellino

Damian Bellino

Damian Bellino is a comedian, actor, writer and short man. He is the creator and author of the popular blog, My High School Boyfriend Was Gay, and hosts the storytelling show inspired by it at the Upright Citizens Brigade. My High School Boyfriend Was Gay has been featured in Marie Claire, In Touch Weekly, AM New York, among others. You can also see him perform various characters, stories, sketches and bits around New York.

Shannon Cason

Shannon Cason

Shannon Cason is a writer/storyteller. He is Chicago’s first Moth GrandSLAM champion and has hosted shows for The Moth in San Francisco and Milwaukee. Shannon hosts his own storytelling show in Chicago called Do Not Submit and a storytelling podcast called Homemade Stories. He is originally from Detroit, manages a custom clothing shop and is the father of two beautiful girls.

Robin Gelfenbien

Robin Gelfenbien is a writer, comedian and storyteller who has written jokes for Rosie O’Donnell and starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee. She has appeared on Vh1, Sirius Radio and AMC, and her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey), premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. Robin is the creator of the monthly storytelling series, Yum’s the Word, that features her homemade ice cream cakes. She is also the co-host and co-producer of the storytelling/reading series One To Grow On. Robin is currently working on a memoir about her life on the Hot Dog Highway.

Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan is a comedy nerd and comedian who was initially trained in musical, dramatic and improvisational theatre. He utilizes his education along with a wealth of pop culture knowledge, love of jokes and unique storytelling ability to craft his stand-up act. Once named “The Best New Comedian in Atlanta” by his peers, Justin now resides in New York City.

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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.

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