The Middle East Corner, 472 Mass Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
New York’s sexiest storytelling show is now monthly in Boston. Join us first Mondays at Middle East Corner.
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 deer-in-the-headlight storytellers as they tell tales of the unexpected.
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)
Chris Connolly (Bare! Feature)
Justin P. Drew (Comedian)
Ken Green (The Story Club)
Samaria “Sam Jay” Johnson (Comedian)
Michael Pope (Michael Pope is Gay for Pay)
Kevin Quigley (Bleed Out)
. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.
. . . and more! One lucky audience member will win a sexy raffle prize courtesy of Hubba Huba.
Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York 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.
Chris Connolly has lived through an Ecuadoran coup d’etat, been a massage therapist to the Bush family and named the octopus that frequents her favorite dive spot off the coast of Israel “Fred.” Chris has been talking about sex as an educator for over a decade working in clinics to universities and everything in between. She recently transitioned from not only teaching about sex, but also laughing about it in her stand up and stories.
Justin P. Drew is a stand-up comedian, originally from Maine, now living in Boston. His credits include The Laughing Devil in New York, The Comedy Studio, ImprovBoston, Mottley’s, Nick’s Comedy Stop, Catch A Rising Star, The Comedy Connection, The Comedy Connection, Joker’s Wild, The Orpheum Theater and Great Scott. He has performed with familiar faces such as Gary Gulman, Myq Kaplan, Tony V, Jimmy Tingle, Mike Donovan, Joe Wong, Erin Judge, Jamie Lee, Michael Lawrence, Dan St. Germain, Jared Logan, Zach Sherwin and Frank Santorelli. He’s a regular at ImprovBoston’s Naked Comedy Showcase, a show that features all-nude performers.
Ken Green has been a news reporter, sports reporter and editor. Since those jobs paid shit, he tried his hand at performance/slam poetry and was on several Chicago National Poetry Slam teams. Failing at that, he began writing plays and short stories. His version of “The Wizard of Oz” won third place on a David Mamet write-alike contest at the Goodman Theater. He left Chicago, lived in Denver for three years and now lives in the Boston area where he runs Story Club Boston at ImprovBoston the first Thursday of the month.
Samaria “Sam Jay” Johnson is a Boston native, lesbian and African American who brings her many vantages to bear in a style that is uniquely her own, forging stories and comedy that are witty, relatable and raw. Sam Jay provokes audiences by pushing their thinking while still giving her sets the feel of a barroom conversation with one of your funniest friends. Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. Opening for power house/veteran acts like Joe Clair (BET), Clint Coley (DL Hugley protégé) and Rob Stapleton (Comedy Central) has not only helped this rising star hone her skills but has also allowed her to branch out up and down the East Coast. Performing at comedic institutions like Gotham NYC and the Comedy Studio in Cambridge MA, Sam Jay is wowing audiences and building her fan base.
Michael Pope is a filmmaker whose music videos are in MTV, LOGO and RAGE rotation and have seen premieres on People, Spin and Pitchfork sites. His award winning experimental film Neovoxer united hundreds of artists from the United States and the Czech Republic in a “primal scream of creative expression” and he was once bestowed the title of “Boston’s Best Visual Artist” by the Boston Phoenix. He continues his career as artist and raconteur with his one man show Michael Pope Is Gay For Pay, chronicling his legendary career as a phone sex operator in New York City.
Kevin Quigley has performed regularly at Bare Stories at the Middle East and the Naked Comedy Showcase at ImprovBoston, and has recently appeared at 100 First Jokes, Truck Comedy, The Shatner, and Spill! Stories in New York City. He also directs the sketch comedy group DUCT TAPE REVOLUTION, and produces Johnny D’s Comedy in Davis Square.
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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; also monthly in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York City at The Delancey.