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Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:30-10:30pm $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.

Join our dogged storytellers as they tell tales of the elusive:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Nisse Greenberg (Wearing Shorts)

Jenice Mathia (Pussinomics)

Steve Zimmer (Moth GrandSlam)

Musical guest Juliet Jeske

. . . 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!, 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 at the Delancey in New York.

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Nisse Greenberg

Nisse Greenberg is wearing pants despite the fact that is shorts weather. It was just a mistake, but it’s a mistake that will haunt him for minutes. Soon he will put on shorts and then think about art some more. He really likes art that he makes and also sometimes art that others make. You should check out his playground at Nisse Greenberg. It’s full of art that he’s made. Mostly he tells stories, but also he writes things and teaches math-like things.

Juliet Jeske

Juliet Jeske

Juliet Jeske is a comedian and writer. She’s appeared in the New York Fringe Festival three times, Off Broadway and toured the country twice with Cornerstone Chorale and Brass. Since switching to comedy she’s appeared at Comix, Broadway Comedy Club, The PIT, UCB and has been a host of variety and burlesque shows around New York City. Juliet is currently working on a memoir about being married to a gay clown, and is a frequent blogger and pundit on the Huffington Post.

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Jenice Mathias

Jenice Matias is a non-union, energetic, spontaneous Nuyorican baby boomer, recently nominated to the 2014 NBC/UCB Diversity Scholarship Showcase top-twenty finalist list. An actress, dancer, singer, improviser and educator, Jenice has told stories at The Moth, Whatever Happen To The Nerds, Animated Stories, RISK!, Local Stories, Shut Up, The Lost and Found Show, Casual Sketch and Bare! Her stories can be heard on Splitsider and iTunes. Jenice wrote and performed the one-person shows “Pussinomics: A Comedy” and “I Have No Luck With Men.” She is currently working on “Shadow Bat,” true paranormal stories performed in darkness, and “I Don’t Suffer From Insanity, I Enjoy Every Minute of It,” an autobiographical play about life with her mother, an abortionist for the Mafia in the 1960s.

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Steve Zimmer

Steve Zimmer is known mainly for his efforts at the New York Moth GrandSlam, where he has collected eight bitter second-place finishes and five bitter first-place finishes.

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.

Thursday, February 7, 8pm, $10

92Y

200 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10023 (212) 601-1000

Advance Tickets

My Favorite Thing brings together storytellers, comics, musicians, curators and others to tell the stories behind their most treasured possessions. Each show is organized around a central museological theme, such as souvenirs, heirlooms, relics and finds, that puts the stories—which may range from the poignant to the humorous—into context.

The debut show features an eclectic mix of personal stories about objects that are either unique, historic, ephemeral or, to other eyes, essentially junk.

Hosted by Jefferson (Bare! Spill!)

Kambri Crews (Burn Down the Ground)

Nisse Greenberg (Drawn Out Storytelling)

John Heneghan (Eden and John’s East River String Band)

Carla Rhodes (Continuing Story of Carla Rhodes)

Trav S. D. (American Vaudeville Theatre)

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Jefferson

Jefferson is the curator and host of My Favorite Thing. 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 Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance and Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance.

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.

Nisse Greenberg

Nisse Greenberg is the founder/producer/host of Drawn Out Storytelling and the more attractive half of Rachel and the Elf. His apartment is a mess right now, but it’s getting there.

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Eden and John’s East River String Band

Drawing from the vast spectrum of traditional American country blues music, Eden and John’s East River String Band creates some of the most authentic renditions of country blues and popular songs from the 1920s and early 30s. Founded in 2006, the New York City based duo has released four albums and toured the US, Canada and Europe. The group’s two leaders, Eden Brower (vocals, ukulele, guitar and kazoo) and John Heneghan (vocals, guitar, mandolin and kazoo) are often joined by musicians such as underground comic/old-time music legend Robert Crumb (Cheap Suit Serenaders), stride pianist Terry Waldo (Leon Redbone/Woody Allen) and multi-intrumentalist Dom Flemons (The Carolina Chocolate Drops). Their 2011 release, “Be Kind To A Man When He’s Down,” features Robert Crumb on mandolin, Pat Conte on fiddle and banjo and Dom Flemons on guitar. David Fricke of Rolling Stone says, “Eden and John cover country blues from the 78-rpm era with crisp fervor and a natural flair that suggests loving study and a respect for the original records.”

Carla Rhodes

Carla Rhodes

Carla Rhodes is a rock n’ roll ventriloquist and comedienne. Mentored by the legendary Shari Lewis, Carla has performed since her teens and appears regularly in New York City when not touring nationally. Most recently, Carla launched a live comedic rock n’ roll show entitled “The Continuing Story of Carla Rhodes.” Dubbed by New York Magazine as one of the “Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny,” according to Backstage “Carla Rhodes isn’t your typical ventriloquist . . . She’s intent on shaking up the norm . . .” and described in The Villager as “the Savion Glover of vents, almost single-handedly injecting a notoriously uncool and backward-looking performance branch with a badly-needed kick in the ass.”

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Trav S. D.

Trav S.D. is best known for his book No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous. His plays and performance pieces have been presented regionally and internationally, and include Willy Nilly, a hit of the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, and House of Trash, published in Plays and Playwrights 2001. His newest play, The Fickle Mistress, was workshopped by Theatre Askew in 2012.  Since 1996, he has also presented hundreds of New York’s top variety acts through his American Vaudeville Theatre. He has contributed to The New York Times, American Theater, The Village Voice, Time Out New York and many other publications. A contributing reviewer to nytheatre.com, he also writes the popular arts and culture blog Travalanche and the “Downtown Theatre” column in The Villager, Downtown Express, and three other papers. His next book, Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, will be out in 2013.

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Monday, October 15, 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.

This month, prepare for tales of the unexpected from our well-girded guides:

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

Dawn J. Fraser (Barbershop Stories)

Robin Gelfenbien (Yum’s the Word)

Nisse Greenberg (Drawn Out Storytelling)

Sharon Spell (The Big Shrink)

Musical guest Ben Lerman (Big Band Hot 100)

. . . and you! You’ve encountered the unexpected. 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.

And still more! We’ll also give away a pair of tickets to the Bare! Birthday Blowout at The Bell House on Sunday, October 28.

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.

Dawn F. Fraser

Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller and national speaker from San Jose, California. She is the host of Barbershop Stories, which features storytellers performing true tales in a salon in Brooklyn. Then she chops off their hair. Dawn delivers speeches and workshops about the nature of stories to develop vision, identity and leadership potential, and is a storytelling coach through The Moth’s Community Outreach Program. She loves being both a twin and a Trinidadian.

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.

Nisse Greenberg

Nisse Greenberg is the founder/producer/host of Drawn Out Storytelling and the more attractive half of Rachel and the Elf. His apartment is a mess right now, but it’s getting there.

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, a monthly music party at the Ace Hotel 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.

Sharon Spell

Ever since comedian and artist Sharon Spell was a little girl growing up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, it was her dream to one day move to New York City. Her dream has come true and you can tag along for the ride via her podcast, The Sharon Spell Show, and also live as she hosts her big variety show, The Big Shrink at UCBeast. Her portrait-based artwork has appeared in group and solo shows, and she collaborated with friends from The Onion on a cartoon that ran in Paper Mag.

Upcoming Dates

October 28, 8-10pm

Celebrate Bare!’s first year at the Bare! Birthday Blowout at The Bell House featuring Mo Beasley, John Flynn, Dan St. Germain, Glennis McCarthy, Reformed Whores, opening act Kill the Band. Advance tickets.

November 19, 8-10pm

Featuring David Crabb, Kelli Dunham, Graham Nolan, musical guest Rob Paravonian. Advance tickets.

December 17, 8-10pm

Featuring Kevin Allison, Mo Beasley, Mollena Williams, Lizz Winstead, musical guest BETTY. Advance tickets.

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.

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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