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Friday, December 5, 9-11pm, $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)

Damian Bellino (So Into It)

Charlie Gaeta (Comic)

Kate Greathead (The Moth)

Lauren Maul (Bithcraft)

Musical guests 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 in New York.

Damian Bellino

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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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.

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.

Lauren Maul

Lauren Maul

Lauren Maul, a nice white lady from Nebraska, creates characters and puppets that can be seen around New York doing weird things. She’s the brain behind two monthly comedy shows—a variety show called “Bitchcraft” and “Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes,” show where gay men and ladies dress up like straight men and do stand-up.

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 TheStoryStudio.org, 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.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

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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