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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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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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.