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Sunday, December 7, 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.

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

James Bradford

Vickie Fernandez

Ben Fidler

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.

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James Bradford

Comedian and singer James Bradford is best known for portraying himself . . . sort of . . . on the VH1/LOGO television series “Can’t Get a Date.” He has toured the globe with his ragtag band “The Mana-Mana’s,” and his sold out Fringe show “Thick!” drew in crowds from as far away as the bar downstairs from the stage. He’s been a musical theater queen, a DJ and for two years a professional cocksucker. Combining wry observations on pop culture with his unique brand of queer-eye-hilarity, his stories will leave you shaking your head. Whether it’s in laughter or confusion is really irrelevant.

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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.

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 Switch 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.

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.

bare1Friday, March 21, 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 unerring storytellers as they reveal what happens when things go awry.

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Damian Bellino (So Into It)

James Bradford (Can’t Get A Date)

Lynsey G (New York City Poetry Brothel)

Nisse Greenberg (Bad Feelings)

Jon Klein (MassMouth)

Musical guest Ben Lerman

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

 . . . and more! One lucky person will win our sex-toy raffle.

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Jefferson

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.

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Damian Bellino

Damian Bellino is a comedian and writer-performer and short man. He currently writes about high brow reality television for VH1’s blog and cohosts the fanatic variety show So Into It at UCB East the first Tuesday of the month. Damian is the creator of the storytelling show and meme, My High School Boyfriend Was Gay which was featured in The Village Voice, The Stranger, Marie Claire, InTouch Weekly, AM New York and Out. He loves mustard and Glenn Close. He hates short jokes.

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James Bradford

Comedian and singer James Bradford is best known for portraying himself . . . sort of . . . on the VH1/LOGO television series “Can’t Get a Date.” He has toured the globe with his ragtag band “The Mana-Mana’s,” and his sold out Fringe show “Thick!” drew in crowds from as far away as the bar downstairs from the stage. He’s been a musical theater queen, a DJ and for two years a professional cocksucker. Combining wry observations on pop culture with his unique brand of queer-eye-hilarity, his stories will leave you shaking your head. Whether it’s in laughter or confusion is really irrelevant.

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Lynsey G

Lynsey G is a writer, reviewer, interviewer, columnist and blogger writing for and about sex, feminism, and porn since 2007. Formerly a smut scribe for Fox, Juggs, and Tight magazines, she’s also written for xoJane, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Luna Luna Magazine, and WHACK! Magazine. She’s still on a high after winning a 2013 Feminist Porn Award and is now at work blogging at her own website, working on a graphic novel, and whoring it up with the New York City Poetry Brothel.

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Nisse Greenberg

Nisse Greenberg talks to his friends over the phone when he can, but relies on email too much. He’s trying to stop that. It makes him feel like they’re disconnected, y’know? He hosts this show called Bad Feelings that’s really interesting and Jefferson is going to be on the next one which is March 27th, so you should come! It’s part of a weekly storytelling series that he is the curatorial manager for at The Tank Theater. Talk to him after the show if you wanna get involved. He also used to produce this show called Drawn Out Storytelling that he’ll probably do some more work with in the future. He likes beginnings, gets confused by endings and has a hard time getting through the middle.

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Jon Klein

Jon Klein has performed at open mics and storytelling venues throughout the Boston area. He won a MassMouth StorySlam and is competing in this month’s semi-finals. Jon founded and was executive director of three nonprofit organizations over a twenty-year period:  an AIDS prevention organization targeting sex workers and IV-drug users, another providing support to and advocacy for LGBT youth, and a thrift store benefiting the LGBT community. Jon’s unusual life – frequent long-distance hitchhiking, living on $300 a month, not paying rent or a mortgage since 1980, refusing to pay federal income taxes since 1981 as a conscientious objector to war, having bipolar disorder—provides fodder for his material, as does his hypersexuality (psychiatric term for “slut”). 

Ben Lerman

Ben Lerman is an award-winning comedy musician and songwriter. Ben plays colleges, clubs and festivals as a solo comedy musician. He’s a popular guest on radio and podcast shows like The Frank DeCaro Show on SiriusXM and the Keith & The Girl Podcast, and he has appeared on Logo TV and Here TV. His debut music video was featured on Atom.com. Ben was nominated for an Excellence in Comedy in New York Award for Best Musical Comedy Act in 2011. He won the award for Best Male Comedy Musician at the 2012 New York Funny Songs Festival. In 2012, Ben started Big Band Hot 100, where a twelve-piece band plays covers of the current Billboard Charts with guest singers from all over the New York City performance map, including Jackie Hoffman, Julie Klausner and Xavier.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance is monthly 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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Wednesday, August 7, 8-10pm, $8

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Black Fox Lounge, 1723 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
 202/483-1723

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 well-put-together storytellers braid stories of ladies they’ve encountered, met or become.

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

Diane Ivey (Story League)

Morgan (Comedian)

Victoria Rocha (Vagina Monologues)

. . . and more! 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 Adam & Eve.

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Jefferson

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.

Diane Ivey

Diane Ivey

Diane Ivey is a writer and storyteller. From a self-composed how-to guide on being an adventure heroine, to an obsessive college crush on the vaguely-Harrison-Ford-resembling editor of her college newspaper, to sundry forays into erotic historical fanfiction, Diane’s material comes from the tragic and hilarious place where fangirl obsession meets real life. Diane first performed in the January 2009 production of Mortified Chicago, reading her seventh-grade diary detailing her grandiose plans to write the next Gone With the Wind. She regularly performs with Story League in Washington, D.C.

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Morgan

Morgan describes herself as a “middle-aged woman, provided she lives to be one hundred and eighteen.” A transgendered comic and storyteller, Morgan has appeared at Gotham Comedy Club, Harvey’s in the Castro, The Punchline in San Francisco and the legendary Purple Onion.

Victoria Rocha

Victoria Rocha

Victoria Rocha is an emerging raconteur as she navigates the storytelling waters of DC, including her first storytelling performances at Speakeasy DC and Story League in February—both, not-so-shockingly, about sex, one her favorite topics. Still, Victoria is not new to performing, with her first role at age eight in Young Chautauqua as General George Custer. The company’s only female to portray a male, Victoria just loves the facial hair—it’s like bonsai of the face. Her collegiate theatrical training included acting, improv and stage make-up. Since moving to Washington, DC from Nevada, Victoria was in The Firm’s production of the Vagina Monologues in 2010 and 2011. Victoria has fallen in love with storytelling and is hoping, with some encouragement, to attempt stand-up in the near future.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

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 monthly in New York City. Also visit our monthly companion show Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly in New York City and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York City at Three of Cups.

Monday, May 6, 7-9pm $5

The Corner at Middle East, 472-480 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
617/864-EAST ext 221

Each month, 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.

Featuring storytellers sharing tales you won’t hear elsewhere with Boston’s sexiest audience.

Join our storytellers as they try to be understood with tales of misunderstanding:

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

Michael Anderson (First Amendment Lawyer)

Chris Connolly (Vagina Monologues)

Matt Kona (Comics Coming Up)

Jenny Zigrino (Women in Comedy Festival)

. . . and you! You’ve got a tale of misunderstanding. Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and more! One lucky audience member will win our sex-toy raffle courtesy of Hubba Hubba.

Jefferson

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.

Matt Anderson

Michael Anderson is a First Amendment lawyer.  He thinks: there’s no such thing as free speech if you don’t use it. After he takes off his tie, he talks to audiences in ways they don’t allow in federal court. He has performed in venues from San Francisco to London.

Chris Connolly

Chris Connolly

Chris Connolly has lived through an Ecquadorian 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.” Her performance credits include being picked out of the Bare! Pussy and plucked from the audience at last month’s Bare! and many stints in Vagina Monologues where she played “Cunt Girl” and the moans in the “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy”. When she is not moaning on stage she is an educator and start-up minion based in Boston.

Matt Kona

Matt Kona is a regular on the Boston Comedy Scene, and a fresh voice. Not for the faint of heart, Matt’s dark sense of humor pokes fun at topics from the mundane to the taboo with equal sharpness. He blends absurdist one liners and twisted topical commentary in with bizarre personal stories. He hosts the weekly Comics Coming Up Podcast available on his website and itunes.

Jenny Zigrino

Jenny Zigrino

Jenny Zigrino performs nationally in clubs, colleges and festivals. Jenny recently featured for national acts Gilbert Gottfried and Josh Blue, and also worked with such great comics as Eddie Brill, Bonnie MacFarlane, Maria Bamford, Joe Wong and Carole Montgomery. She was featured in the Funny Females Showcase at the Boston Comedy Festival, hosted for the Women in Comedy Festival (2010 and 2011), Magners Comedy Festival 2011 and was a festival favorite at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival 2012. 
She is featured on local television shows such as the internationally syndicated Steve Katsos Show and also in GO Magazine.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

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 third Tuesdays of the month at The Bitter End 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.

Monday, March 26, 8-10pm, $8

Union Hall, 702 Union St at Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 638-4400

Advance Tickets

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 fresh-cheeked storytellers unveil the gentle bloom of tales of innocence lost. Expect to blush.

Hosted by Jefferson (Writer, Storyteller, One Life Take Two)

Cammi Climaco (The Moth, Ask Me)

Michelle-Leona Godin (The Star of Happiness)

Michael Soviero (The Moth, Told)

Spycey Spyce (Spycey Buzz)

Musical guest Corey Sky

. . . and you! You have a story about innocences lost or retained. 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.

Cammi Climaco is a visual artist, storyteller and performance artist. She is the co-host of the storytelling show Ask Me Stories. Her work has been exhibited internationally. She has performed on a bunch of storytelling and stand up shows. Cammi teaches at Pratt Institute of Art. If you apply to Pratt’s four year undergraduate program in Fine Arts, get in, go through the Freshmen Foundations year, spend $80,000 in your sophomore year, you can take her class. She is good at parties.

Dr. Michelle-Leona Godin is a writer and performer whose one-woman, two-voice, three-act autobiographical treatment of Helen Keller’s time on vaudeville (it’s true!), called The Star of Happiness, just finished its second run at Horse Trade’s Kraine Theater and will tour next spring. She received her Ph.D. in early modern literature from New York University’s English Department, where she is a regular adjunct and occasional faculty. She performs at comedy, storytelling and variety shows, including KickAssonance, Sideshow Goshko, The Moth Mainstage, Tell Your Friends, The Liar Show, and at many music venues, both with her former band Gutter & Spine and currently as a solo act which can only be described as an avant accordion brain smash.

Corey Sky hails from Corvalis, Oregon, where he began playing guitar and singing in high school with the hope of impressing girls. He first took the stage as a Junior, attempting a cover of the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun.” He was too nervous to play and stumbled through the song a cappella. Mortified by the experience, Corey gave up music forever. “Forever” ended  just before he arrived in Brooklyn, where he is a prolific songwriter and performer.

Michael Soviero has been on a stage since he was sixteen, trying to make the world smile one laugh at a time. He’s been performing at storytelling shows for the last year and has already been to The MothSlam three times, though he has yet to claim the big prize. He’s been on the show Told and enjoys letting the world into his messed-up past. Michael owes a lot to the two grandfathers who shaped the man he is today. He splits his heart between three names: Mary, Lina and Giada.

Spycey Spyce is an “erotic edu-tainer” based in Asheville, North Carolina. She hosts the popular Spycey Buzz Radio Show, featuring special guests and frank, open talk about sex and sexuality. Her storytelling credits include an appearance at Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Visit our companion show Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance.

Monday, January 30, 8-10pm, $8.

Union Hall
702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Advance Tickets

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.

Submitted for your consideration—tales of submission from these masterful storytellers:

Hosted by Jefferson (Writer, One Life take Two)

Kevin Allison (The State, RISK! Show)

Ophira Eisenberg (The Moth)

Nisse Greenberg (Rachel and the Elf, Drawn Out Storytelling)

Dino Stamatopolous (Moral Orel, Community)

Musical guest Kim Lundie

. . . and you! Have you been submissive or been submitted to? Submit your name to 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

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.

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 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.

Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg, selected as one of New York Magazine’s Top Ten Comics, has appeared on Comedy Central, VH-1, Fox, E! Channel and The Joy Behar Show. Her writing has been published in four anthologies including I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics and Heeb’s collection Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish. She is a monthly contributor to US Magazine’s Fashion Police and a regular host for The Moth.

Nisse Greenberg

Nisse Greenberg is a sexual pervert and by”‘pervert” he means person who gets intimidated by the idea of going through multiple positions during the same session of intercourse. CRAZY! He prefers high fives to fucking, but only because he rarely cries during a high five. He also hosts and produces Drawn Out Storytelling and is one half of the sketch comedy group Rachel and the Elf.

Kimi Lundie

Kimi Lundie is a New York-based singer/songwriter. Kimi was born in Manhattan to a Hawaiian musician father and Polynesian dancer mother. In her first year of life, she traveled to over ten countries, finally landing in San Francisco where was raised. She began singing the National Anthem at air shows at age twelve; by sixteen, she was singing jazz and rhythm and blues at open mics. She is currently collaborating with several producers in Los Angeles and New York.

Dino Stamatopolous

Dino Stamatopoulos is a television comedy writer, actor and producer who has worked on Mr. Show, TV Funhouse, Mad TV, The Dana Carvey Show, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He is also the creator of the Adult Swim programs Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole. Stamatopoulos also currently plays the recurring role of “Star-Burns” on the NBC comedy series Community.




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