About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
Get 20% off admission at the door if your birthday is in December (must show ID at the door).
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
“Yum’s The Word” is a new show that blends old-fashioned birthday parties with modern- day storytelling. Each month comedian and storyteller, Robin Gelfenbien, throws a party for an audience member replete with Mad Libs, balloon animals and homemade ice cream cakes. Join Robin and some of New York City’s best storytellers for a sweet and decadent night of juicy stories and treats.
Adam Wade is an 18-time StorySLAM winner and 2-time GrandSLAM champion at The Moth in New York City. Last month he was on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ telling a story about surviving Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken with his 80-year-old Italian landlady and her sister. For the past 3 years he’s been performing the monthly ‘Adam Wade from NH Show’ at the Theater Under St. Marks which has been praised by the NYTimes and TimeOut New York. He also hosts and produces 2 other monthly storytelling shows ‘Tales of the Cosmos’ at UCBeast and ‘Whatever Happened to the Nerds’ at the Magnet Theater.
A.J. Jacobs is the editor at large at Esquire magazine, and author of four New York Times bestsellers, including “The Year of Living Biblically” (about his quest to follow all the rules of the Bible as literally as possible), “The Know-It-All” (about his quest to read the Encyclopedia Britannica from A to Z), and “Drop Dead Healthy” (about his attempt to become the healthiest person alive). He’s also been featured on The Moth Mainstage and at TED, he is a contributor to NPR and lives on the Upper West Side with his family.
Jen is a writer whose pieces have appeared in anthologies, The Huffington Post and xojane, among others. In 2010 she chronicled Oprah’s final season for Bitch Magazine. As a storyteller, she’s appeared in numerous productions in Washington D.C. and New York City where she co-hosts One to Grow On with Robin Gelfenbien. In 2012 she launched the You’re Not Pretty Enough project, which seeks to empower women and girls and is also the title of her upcoming memoir.
DAVID CRABB is a performer, writers, storyteller, and host of the Moth StorySLAM. He is the co-creator of the live storytelling series ASK ME and has told stories at RISK!, Stripped Stories, The Soundtrack Series and Story Collider. David is a member of NYC’s Axis Company Theatre where his solo show, Bad Kid was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. He teaches storytelling at The PIT and Kevin Allison’s The Story Studio. He generally dislikes sorcerers, dragons, and anything having to do with “wizardry.” This is his fourth appearance on How I Learned. That’s how similar to Diana Spechler he is.
Robin has written jokes for emcee Rosie O’Donnell at The Matrix Awards where featured presenters included Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Her original comedy songs have played on Sirius Satellite Radio and The Wiseguy Show hosted by Vinny “Big Pussy” Pastore. She’s been on VH1’s “Awesomely Badder Videos,” AMC’s “Liza Life Coach” with Cheri O’Teri, and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee. She wrote and performed the critically-acclaimed solo show, “My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey),” she has performed at The Moth, RISK! and Mortified, and she is the creator and host of the storytelling series, “Yum’s the Word.” Recently, she was featured in “Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life” along with Henry Winkler and Larry David.
Robin Gelfenbien official site