About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
Featuring stories from:
Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, Comedy Central)
Slash Coleman (PBS, TED)
Martin Dockery (Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival)
Melanie Hamlett (RISK!, Moth Story Slam Champion)
20% off if your birthday is in January (must show ID at the door)
20% off if you’re Canadian (must show passport 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.
Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another where she has interviewed and played silly games with the likes of Ethan Hawke, John Turturro, Justin Long, Elizabeth Gilbert, Cristin Milioti, Doug Limon, Dr Ruth, Lewis Black, Hannibal Buress and more. She has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, Comedy Central, and VH-1. Selected as one of New York Magazine’s Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny, and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a “bleakly stylish” sense of humor, Ophira’s debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was recently optioned for a feature film with Zucker Productions. She has appeared as a panelist on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and is a regular host and teller with The Moth. Her stories have been featured on The Moth’s award-winning podcast, radio show, and Audience Favorites complication. She recently released her second comedy album BANGS!
Ophira Eisenberg official site
NPR calls award-winning writer/performer Slash Coleman, “Extremely provocative and entertaining,” and WGBH Boston says, “Slash has the power to change the way people think.” The author of “The Bohemian Love Diaries” and the 2012 recipient of the United Solo Award for Best Drama, Slash is best known for his PBS special and Off-Broadway one man show, “The Neon Man and Me.” Slash’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Theatre Magazine, Backstage Magazine and most recently on the NPR series, “How Artists Make Money.” As a performer, he’s been featured at: TEDx, The International Storytelling Center, Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Festival, and The National Storytelling Festival. He’s currently at work on his 2nd PBS special, which is about the re-birth of storytelling in America.
Over the past several years, Martin Dockery has created six monologues and one play, touring them across the US, Canada, Australia, and The UK. He has won Best of Fest in theater festivals in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Orlando, London, and Adelaide. In 2012, he performed month-long runs of his shows at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Adelaide Fringe, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A good time, all, but he’s happy right now to have some good times back home right here in Brooklyn.
Melanie Hamlett is an adventurer, comedian, writer, storyteller, and two-time Moth Story Slam winner. When not living out of the back of her truck somewhere around the country, a backpack around South America, or a trailer with no running water out in New Mexico, she lives in NYC, where she performs all over at places like the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in shows including Asssscat 3000, Nights of Our Lives, Stripped Stories, etc. She’s been featured on the Risk! podcast, has written for publications like Marie Claire and Nerve.com, and co-authored the book Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana. Picture stories of her travels can be seen on her blog, Melanie Hamlett – Wandering Narcoleptic. And
Robin Gelfenbien is a NYC-based writer, comedian and storyteller. She has performed at The Moth, RISK!, Mortified and The Soundtrack Series, and she is the Creator and Host of the storytelling series, “Yum’s the Word,” that features her homemade ice cream cakes. The show was recently named a “Critics Pick” by Time Out New York Comedy, one of the “5 Best Storytelling Series in NYC” by CBS New York and Bon Appetit raved, “We love Yum’s the Word.”
Robin has written jokes for emcee Rosie O’Donnell at The Matrix Awards where featured presenters included Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch, Hillary Rodham Clinton and more. Her critically-acclaimed solo show, “My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey),” premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival where New York Magazine called it “the highlight of next month’s Fringe.”
She’s performed her original comedy songs at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and on Sirius Satellite Radio. She’s also starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee.
Robin also created the web series “Auntie, Do Tell” with her 74 year-old aunt and is the co-host and co-producer of the storytelling show “A Very Special Episode.” Off stage, Robin writes for Huffington Post Comedy, and she is currently working on a screenplay about how the Wienermobile saved her life.
Robin Gelfenbien official site
@robingelfenbien on Twitter