Monday, June 17, 7-9pm, $8 Advance, $10 Door
Drom, 85 Ave A (between 5th and 6th Streets), New York, NY 10009 (212) 777-1157
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 always daring, sometimes contrite storytellers recall things they shouldn’t oughtta done:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Spill!)
Mike Amato (Above and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls)
Nick Turner (If You Build It)
Jimmy Wohl (Get Outta’ Here)
Rick Younger (The Today Show)
Sasheer Zamata (School Night)
Musical guest Rob Paravonian
. . . and more! You’ve got regrets, secrets or happy memories of things you did despite knowing better. Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.
. . . and still more! One lucky audience member will win a sex toy 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 along the East Coast 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.
Mike Amato is an actor, writer, comedian and playwright who blogs for The Huffington Post. He’s performed in the Edinburgh Fringe festival and the Montreal Comedy festival and his prose can be seen in several online and print journals. He returns to Drom on June 20 as host of Above and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, a burlesque show inspired by Jaqueline Susann and Russ Meyer.
Rob Paravonian, well-known for his popular Pachelbel Rant, is a comedian, musician and writer who performs all over the U.S. and throughout world. Rob has released several CDs and has received millions views of his videos on YouTube. In addition to performing standup across the country, Rob created three solo shows, has written one-act plays that have been produced in New York, and regularly writes for New York-based sketch group Spurn.
Nick Turner hosts the weekly stand-up comedy show “If You Build It” Saturdays at 8:30pm at UCBeast. Nick is a comedian, actor, writer and dogless dog lover living in Brooklyn.
Jimmy Wohl is a jack of some trades, master of several. He has published short stories in the New York Press and Future Cities, played and directed music on cruise ships, and created No Fear’s “This is My Comfort Zone” campaign. He also has a monthly travel storytelling show is called Get Outta’ Here! at Muchmore’s in Williamsburg. It features inspiring tales of voyages, pilgrimages or trips gone awry. Ladies and gentleman, Jimmy Wohl.
Rick Younger has been seen in numerous national commercials including popular ads for Verizon, State Farm, and McDonald’s, has toured nationally with the Broadway musical RENT, has appeared on TV shows (Law & Order:SVU, Damages, Rescue Me) and was recently in the movie Morning Glory with Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams. He can also be seen monthly on NBC’s Today Show on the recurring segment “Guys Tell All.”
Sasheer Zamata is an actress, writer, and comedian. She performs sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and stand up across the country. Her work has been featured in Jezebel, Hairpin, Vulture, Think Progress, Clutch Magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Times. She’s done stand up at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, the Letterman Showcase in the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch Showcase, and has opened for John Mulaney and the Bonnaroo365 tour. And she hosts School Night at UCB every Wednesday at 11PM.
July 15, featuring Dana Bruno, Kris Grey, Murf Meyer, Jenny Zigrino and musical guest Stuckey N Murray.
August 20, featuring John Flynn, Kate Tellers and Julia Wiedeman.
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Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance takes place on the first Mondays of the month at The Middle East in Boston, first Wednesdays of the month at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C. and at Drom 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. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at the biweekly Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, alternate Mondays at The Three of Cups in New York City.