About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
-Caitlin Brodnick (Glamour, Funny or Die)
-Michele Carlo (Moth GrandSlam and Moth Mainstage)
-Jonathan Braedley Welch (UCB, “Watch Your Mouth” Host)
-One more TBD
3 Ice Cream Cakes
-One made with Ginger Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
-One with candy corn on top (Ice cream flavors TBD)
-One more TBD
$15 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.
Taylor Negron is a writer, actor and stand-up comedian. His TV appearances include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911, Seinfeld and many others. He has also appeared in numerous movies including The Aristocrats, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and The Last Boy Scout. Taylor wrote and performed the solo show The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron, which ran at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Best of New York Solo Festival at the SoHo Playhouse and at the Barrow Street Theater. His plays include Gangster Planet and Downward Facing Bitch. He is one of the original members of Un-Cabaret, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the mother show of alternative comedy.” www.taylornegron.com
Michele Carlo is the author of the memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) Tracks. As a storyteller, she’s appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage in NYC, and on NPR with Latino USA. Tonight’s story is an excerpt from the stage adaptation of Fish Out Of Agua—full show to come soon!
Caitlin Brodnick is a Moth StorySLAM winner and has been featured on the MOTH Podcast. Her credits include Sideshow Goshko, The Story Collider, and Story League (Washington, DC) and is a founding member of the MIMSY storytelling team. Contact Caitlin if you’d like to develop your story to perform in the show: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Braedley Welch is an actor, storyteller and writer. His monthly storytelling show Watch Your Mouth drudges up his obsession with 1980s television every month with shows in both NYC and his new home city of Los Angeles. He has performed at Upright Citizens Brigade, the PIT, Magnet and Improv Asylum. He loves two things: Valerie Harper on “Valerie” before it became “The Hogan Family” and when you follow him on twitter: @braedley.
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