with Adam Wade, A.J. Jacobs, Jennifer Tress, David Crabb & host Robin Gelfenbien
Tue December 18th, 2012
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $10
free for members
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
Yum’s The Word” is the only show that blends old-school fun with modern-day storytelling. Each month comedic storyteller, Robin Gelfenbien, hosts this unique event replete with Mad Libs, Pin the Hose on the Fireman and her homemade ice cream cakes.*
Join Robin and some of the country’s best storytellers, comedians and writers for a decadent night of stories and treats.
Yum’s The Word official site
Time Out New York Critics’ Pick
“We love Yum’s the Word”
One of “5 Comedy Shows to Watch”
Time Out New York Comedy
One of “5 Top Storytelling Series in NYC”
CBS New York
One of “5 Best Comedy Shows Hosted by Women in NYC”
CBS New York
*Lactaid pills available at every show. Seriously.
Adam Wade (HBO’s Girls, 20x Moth Slam Winner) has been a fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He is the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories. He has toured across North America with The Moth Main Stage and has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour Episode 1305, Episode 1410 and The Moth Podcast.
Adam is a regular on the legendary comedic storytelling show Nights of Our Lives at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He has also been part of such shows as Magnet Theater’s Armando Diaz Experience (guest monologist), UCB’s Asssscat 3000 (guest monologist), Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Big Terrific, The Liar Show, Mortified, and RISK.
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.
host Robin Gelfenbien
Robin Gelfenbien official site | @robingelfenbien on Twitter
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.