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Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:30-11:30pm $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.

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Lucas Connolly (Comic)

Robin Gelfenbien (Yum’s The Word)

Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight With John Oliver)

Harmon Leon (TALE)

Musical guest Jessica Delfino

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

. . . and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

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 at the Delancey in New York.

Lucas Connolly

Lucas Connolly

Lucas Connolly has been seen performing in the Comedy Central’s New York and South Beach Comedy Festivals, recently recorded a national commercial for Joe’s Crab Shack and has been featured on the front page of Reddit multiple times and has been seen by a million people around the world.

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Jessica Delfino

Hailing from a small town in coastal Maine, Jessica Delfino grew up with the characters from Stephen King’s novels as her neighbors, and thus, today is a quirky, critically acclaimed pop musician who sings songs mostly in the key of strife, usually with a sense of humor to them.

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.

Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He currently works as the Web Producer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO and has written for Esquire, Elle,  and Cosmopolitan.

Harmon Leon

Harmon Leon

Harmon Leon is the author of six books, including: The Harmon Chronicles, Republican Like Me, The Infiltrator, National Lampoon’s Road Trip USA and The American Dream. His stories have appeared in Esquire, VICE, National Geographic, Salon, The Nation, Huffington Post, NPR’s, This American Life, Details, Maxim, SF Chronicle, Penthouse, Cosmopolitan and Wired. Harmon has performed comedy around the world, including the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Dublin, Vancouver and Montreal Comedy Festivals. He’s appeared on The Howard Stern Show, Last Call With Carson Daly, Penn & Teller’s Bullshit, Spike TV, VH1, FX, as well as the BBC. Harmon also co-starred with the infamous OJ Simpson on a hidden camera reality show called Juiced! He’s produced video content for FX, Daily Mail, National Lampoon, Current TV, Fox Family Channel, VH1, Strike TV and Incredible Features.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Next month: December 5. Hosted by Jefferson with featured storytellers Damian Bellino, Charlie Gaeta, Kate Greathead, Lauren Maul and musical guest Afterbirth Monkey. Advance tickets.

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears 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.

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Sunday, November 2, 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)

Mike Fenn

Vickie Fernandez

Monica Graziosi

Geoff Jackson

David Piccolomini

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.

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn

Mike Fenn is a storyteller, writer, zinester and aspiring stand-up comedian. He has written for online publications such as retro-daze.org, Geekadelphia, and the Daily Dot. He is well-liked among such celebrities as William Shatner, Tom Hanks, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Christopher Lloyd, all of whom have said “Nice to meet you” while shaking his hand. A self-professed geek, he has blogged for anime, comic book, video game, and Internet culture conventions up and down the East Coast. Send all comments, questions, pizza orders, and Paypal donations to mikefenn333@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @mikecovers.

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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.

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Monica Graziosi

A former elementary school teacher with a lifelong passion for the bizarre and filthy, Monica Graziosi now works as a Domme and sex-positive educator. She sometimes takes her clothes off and performs under the name Carmen Monoxide, and her favorite things include cephalopods, sparkly stuff, goat cheese, meeting new people and coming. Monica: educator, BDSM worker, exhibitionist, orgasm enthusiast and general troublemaker.

Geoff Jackson

Geoff Jackson

Geoff Jackson was born on the shores of the Red Sea in the once glamorous port city of Yanbu. As a child he was ranked among the top ten skiers in the United States. He attended several boarding schools and was forcibly ejected from most of them. He is a decorated haiku champion. Geoff Jackson has told jokes and stories in coffee shops, bookstores, nightclubs, tiki bars, and punk rock basements across the US, UK, and Canada.

David Piccolomini

David Piccolomini

David Piccolomini is a comedian and bad at keeping things professional. So I’ll just level with you, person reading this (person reading this hopefully not when I’m onstage): I’m mostly a comedian but I have a fondness for adventures and I really like telling about them. I believe that good stories are the best currency we have as a people and I, for one, aim to be Scrooge McDuck. I won a couple of awards for playwriting a while ago, but the format seems so dramatically (pun!) different, I don’t know if that even matters. Anyway, just sit back and relax while I go up there and bare my soul out to you. If it works, then afterward let’s kick back and have a drink. If it doesn’t, let’s have several.

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.

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Wednesday, October 29, 8-10pm $10

Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington DC, 20010 (202) 232-5263

New York’s sexiest storytelling show returns to DC!

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 starry-eyed storytellers as they weave tales of wonder:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Shivali Goudar

Monica Graziosi

Kevin T. Phillips

. . . 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 at the Delancey in New York.

Shivali Goudar

Shivali Goudar

Shivali Goudar is a comedian and singer laugh-rocking her way around the many stages of the DC area. Originally hailing from Texas, this performer has a larger-than-life personality that will leave you captivated and craving something sweet. When she’s not singing and slinging jokes, you can find her co-producing and hosting The Encyclopedia Show DC on the first Friday of every month. She prefers her martinis extra dirty, enjoys trivia and has incredibly awful depth perception. With heels as high the sky, there’s a significant chance she’ll fall off the stage.

Monica

Monica

A former elementary school teacher with a lifelong passion for the bizarre and filthy, Monica Graziosi now works as a Domme and sex-positive educator. She sometimes takes her clothes off and performs under the name Carmen Monoxide, and her favorite things include cephalopods, sparkly stuff, goat cheese, meeting new people and coming. Monica: educator, BDSM worker, exhibitionist, orgasm enthusiast and general troublemaker.

Kevin T. Phillips

Kevin T. Phillips

Kevin T. Phillips is a comedian, entertainer, and ordained Minister living in the very busy Washington, DC. A hypervigilant personality raised in Kansas, Kevin really only knows how to talk loudly about two things: ideological hypocrisy and sex. Just to be clear, he’s usually joking about his own struggles with both. When not trolling the east coast for stage time, Kevin can be found hosting the MMA comedy podcast Verbal Tap (available on iTunes), or tweeting about his day @phillipskevin1.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears 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.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:30-10:30pm $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Third anniversary show!

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 always-prepared storytellers for tales of the unexpected:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Mary Cyn (Wedding Slut)

Amber Drea (Writer)

Amanda Duarte (Dead Darlings)

Polly Superstar (Kinky Salon)

Musical guest Afterbirth Monkey

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

. . . and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

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 at the Delancey in New York.

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Afterbirth Monkey

Afterbirth Monkey is a comedy band based out of Astoria. They derive everything they do from intoxication and magic. You should exercise caution when crossing the street for tacos at the taco truck while intoxicated because Afterbirth Monkey will be waiting there and you will probably want to do it with them while you wait for your order.

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Miss Mary Cyn

Miss Mary Cyn is a classically trained actor and writer who takes off her clothes in bars. She’s currently releasing a series of short ebooks entitled Kat McKinney, Wedding Slut. Under the name Alithea Howes, her published writing includes “Trick or Treat,” a story in the paranormal anthology Three’s a Charm, as well as My Lolita, her exploration of Vladimir Nabakov’s masterpiece from the titular heroine’s point of view, and a hilarious true life story of a sweater fetish in the anthology Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chicken Hawks.

Amber Drea

Amber Drea

Amber Drea is a writer, editor and storyteller living in Brooklyn, New York. Her short fiction and essays have been published by McSweeneys.net, Northvillereview.com, Hypertextmag.com and Another Chicago Magazine, among others, and she’s appeared on storytelling shows and podcasts, including Risk!, No Name, Sideshow Goshko and Local Stories.

Amanda Duarte

Amanda Duarte

Amanda Duarte is an actor and writer who lives in Brooklyn. She is the host of the monthly show Dead Darlings at Judson, in which writers and other artists present work that has been cut, rejected or is otherwise dead-on-the-desktop. She is a regular at comedy and storytelling events throughout the city, including The Soundtrack Series, How I Learned, So Into It and New Work New York, and is the cohost of Cojones at The PIT. She is also a busy voice actor who can be heard selling you many wonderful and useful products on television and radio. She is a fun-loving Taurus, once sat in Julia Roberts’s piss and is a hit at parties.

Polly Superstar

Polly Superstar

Polly Superstar is a twenty-first-century sex culture revolutionary. She has dedicated her life to the sexually progressive community as a latex fashion designer, a creator of arty, sexy parties and a spokesperson for sex culture. Born in London, England, in 1974, she is the daughter of a hot air balloon pilot and a sex therapist. She relocated to San Francisco—home of the sexual revolution—in 1999. Her award-winning event Kinky Salon takes place in a dozen cities across Europe and North America. She recently joined forces with Christopher Ryan, author of New York Times bestselling book Sex at Dawn, to create Kotango.com, a social network for global sex culture.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears 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, August 29, 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 wide-eyed storytellers on a night of surprises:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Lynn Bixenspan

Carolyn Castiglia

Charlie Gaeta

Üla Überbusen

Jessica Valerio

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

. . . and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

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.

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn Bixenspan is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. Like, she’s been on MTV, Comedy Central, and the Biography Channel (Celebrity Ghost Stories). She’s also written for Fuse and Wizard Entertainment and a whole bunch of ad campaigns, including Viagra, which is the least funny thing she’s ever done.   She was nominated for an Emerging Comics of New York Award, but isn’t sure if she’s emerged yet. You might have heard her on RISK! or seen her telling stories and doing stand-up around town. Her one-person show, Unmolested?, recently appeared at the Plus One Theater Festival. Most importantly, Joss Whedon follows her on Twitter, so you should, too.

Carolyn Castiglia

Carolyn Castiglia

Carolyn Castiglia is a comedian, television personality and writer. She appears regularly as a talking head on HLN, and has made many memorable cameos on cable networks including VH1, MTV, Comedy Central, Food and more. You may have seen her as NickMom’s Ultimate Sports Mom, or in her recent appearance on Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WE. Carolyn has been making web content since 1949, but highlights include essays on Jezebel and Babble, as well as appearing in and singing on The Key of Awesome parodies that have millions and millions of hits. She lives with her incredible daughter in Brooklyn.

Charlie Gaeta

Charlie Gaeta

Charlie Gaeta has been a comedian for over ten years in the city. He has written for the Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, the New York Friars Club Roast and had a sex diary published in New York Magazine.

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Üla Überbusen

“Beautiful Weirdo, Professional Shitshow” Üla Überbusen is an award-winning burlesque performer, emcee, ukulele strummer, teacher and professional actress based in New York. She produces and hosts Victrola Burlesque, Tainted Cabaret at The Slipper Room, and the Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour. When not on stage performing theater and burlesque, she teaches her Storytelling through Burlesque workshops to aspiring performers. Üla holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami and studied with the Shakespeare Theater Company and the New York School of Burlesque.

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Jessica Valerio

Jessica Valerio is a comedienne, trans-activist, Jewess who has recently performed at the Magner’s International Comedy Festival in Singapore. She’s new to story-telling unless you count all the lies she tells her mother. She’s non-kosher, single and desperate. Call her.

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.

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Thursday, July 24, 8:30-10:30, $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 intrepid storytellers on a night of wild-carding:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Selena Coppock (The New Rules for Blondes)

Kambri Crews (Burn Down the Ground)

Hillary Rea (Tell Me A Story)

Dan St Germain (Bad At The Good Times)

Musical guest Rob Paravonian

. . . 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!, 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.

Selena Coppock

Selena Coppock

Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, writer and storyteller based in New York City. She recently published her debut book, THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES (It Books/HarperCollins), a collection of essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype. Her writing has also been featured on xoJane, The Huffington Post, TheFrisky, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. Her storytelling abilities have been showcased on stages throughout New York and Boston, including RISK! (live show and podcast), The Soundtrack Series (live show and podcast), Stripped Stories and The Moth StorySLAM (where she tied for first place with her “After Hours” story in March 2011).

Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now runs her own PR and production company in New York City, books comedy for The 92YTriBeCa, and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). A renowned storyteller and public speaker, Kambri has performed on The Moth’s Mainstage, The 92Y, SXSW Comedy, Risk!, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and given speeches at SXSW, DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, venues and events.

Rob Paravonian

Rob Paravonian

Rob Paravonian is a comedian and musician whose clever lyrics and catchy songwriting have created fans across the globe. Rob, once called a “deranged bastard child of Tom Lehrer and Joan Baez,” has performed throughout the U.S., he recently appeared on Dutch Television, and his videos have been posted everywhere from The Onion A.V. Club to the Wall Street Journal.

Hilary Rea

Hilary Rea

Hillary Rea is a comedian and storyteller, and the host of the storytelling shows Tell Me A Story and Fibber. She is a recent Moth StorySLAM winner and was just published in Painted Bride Quarterly. She was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC.

Dan St. Germain

Dan St Germain was chosen as a featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “Ten Comics To Watch” list, was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s Top Ten Great Underrated Comedians, and Time Out New York chose him as their “Comedy Break Out” of 2013. Dan’s Comedy Central special The Half Hour hit the airwaves earlier this year, and he’s now busy developing his own show on FOX. He has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, We Love the 2000′s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, and a bunch of other basic and not-so-basic cable programs. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel, In Security on Comedy Central Studios, and has collaborated with Above Average. Dan’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird, Ron and Fez, and The Artie Lange Show. He’s starred in a SuperBowl commercial with Howard Stern, Jack Links promos for Comedy Central and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City, a list that included Woody Allen. Dan’s first album, Bad at the Good Times, is forthcoming from aspecialthing Records and he was on @Midnight on Comedy Central and the Adam Carolla show in May. Check out My Dumb Friends, his podcast on the All Things Comedy Network.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears 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, June 20, 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 intrepid storytellers as they tell trying tales of trying time and again:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Kate Greathead (The Moth)

J. LaLonde (Word Thug)

Diana Spechler (The Moth)

Musical guest Mindy Raf

. . . 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 courtesy of My Secret Luxury.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

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.

Kate Greathead

Kate Greathead

Kate Greathead is a four-time Moth StorySLAM champion. Her work has been featured on the Moth Story Hour, the Risk! podcast and The Hairpin.

J. LaLonde

J. LaLonde

J. LaLonde has been on the radio since he was sixteen years old. He’s been heard in Southern Oregon, Eugene, Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Palm Beach, The Keys and Knoxville. His show’s guests have ranged from Presidents and rock stars to Oscar-winning actors and Hall-of-Fame athletes. He’s considered one of the youngest major-market morning show hosts in radio history. LaLonde currently operates Man Speaks Noise, a voice-over studio in New York which records audiobooks, radio, TV & digital campaigns world-wide. He is also a national touring comedian and just completed his first European tour. He filmed his first stand-up DVD at The Historic Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN in 2011. You can see him on ION TV where he co-writes and co-stars in Investigating Greatness. He currently writes for WORD THUG from Brooklyn.

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf is a writer, comedy performer, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and grew up in a suburb of Detroit right around here (visualize the bottom of your left thumb. Mindy has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network, and was a contributor to the My Parents Were Awesome anthology. She plays guitar, autoharp, and loves interpretive dancing in the privacy of her own apartment. Her first novel The Symptoms of My Insanity (Dial/Penguin) was just rereleased in paperback.

Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler is the author of two novels, Who by Fire and Skinny. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Esquire, Slate and elsewhere. She is a seven-time Moth StorySLAM winner whose stories have been featured on The Moth podcast and The Moth Radio Hour.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! returns Thursday, July 24 8:30pm with guests Selena Coppock, Kambri Crews, Hillary Rea, Dan St Germain, more!

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears 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.