with Craig Baldo, Michele Carlo, Aaron Wolfe & host Robin Gelfenbien
Tue May 13th, 2014
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $10/$15
free for members
$10 advance, $15 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.
Craig Baldo is a writer/comedian who splits his days between freelance copywriting and audience warm-up for The Colbert Report. His stand-up has been featured on Comedy Central, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and NBC’s Late Friday. He’s written ads for dozens of brands including Nike, Verizon and Wendy’s as well as for the MTV VMAs, The New Yorker and his own web series, SoBro. \
Craig Baldo official site
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!
Aaron Wolfe is a Brooklyn-based writer, filmmaker, Moth GrandSLAM winning storyteller, and obsessive fan of Tottenham Hotspur — an English Football club, which he knows is dreadfully hipster and he’s pretty embarrassed about it, but he’s trying to own it, you know? He’s also the host of “First Time, Long Time” a brand new storytelling show about sports and games and silly stuff.
Aaron Wolfe official site
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.