with Desiree Burch, John Flynn, Jim O’Grady & host Robin Gelfenbien
Wed February 20th, 2013
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $10
free for members
20% off for February birthdays – must show ID at the door
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
Yum’s the Word 3-Year Anniversary Show
“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.
Desiree Burch is a writer, comedian, storyteller and actress, best known for her full-length solo shows, which have toured NY, L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, London, Amsterdam and Edinburgh. She is a performer in Young Jean Lee’s “Untitled Feminist Show” and the staged performances of “Welcome to Night Vale”. Stand-up and short-form performances have been featured at 59E59, Ars Nova, LaMama, P.S. 122, DR2, Dixon Place, Carolines, Joe’s Pub, the New Museum, and WNYC’s The Greene Space. She is a New York Neo-Futurist, an arts educator (American Place Theater), public speaker (TEDx), and a graduate of Yale University.
John Flynn has been performing, writing, and directing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade since 2004. He’s a regular performer on Nights of Our Lives, and hosts the open mic storytelling show, Oh Hey Guys, every Thursday at the UCB’s East Village theater. He is the co-creator of Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever! His one man shows, Themepark Superstar and Dances With Pitchforks: Confessions of a Farm Boy, have been performed at Caroline’s Comedy Club, Joe’s Pub, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, and theaters in Los Angeles, Boston, and Key West, Florida. He is about to release his first comedy album, Faggot Munchkin.
Jim O’Grady is a reporter for WNYC and has told stories on This American Life, Studio 360 and The Moth Podcast.
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.