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Yom’s The Word: A Night of Jewish Storytellers Yom’s The Word: A Night of Jewish Storytellers

with Peter Shankman, Mindy Raf, Gianmarco Soresi, Stacey Curry & host Robin Gelfenbien

Wed October 4th, 2017

7:30PM

The Gallery

Minimum Age: 21+

Doors Open: 7:00PM

Show Time: 7:30PM

Event Ticket: $15

Day of Show: $20

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“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, nostalgic candy 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”
BonAppetit.com

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.

Listen to the Yum’s the Word podcast

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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”
BonAppetit.com

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.

Listen to the Yum’s the Word podcast

Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman on Instagram | Peter Shankman on Twitter | Peter Shankman on Facebook

The New York Times has called him “A PUBLIC RELATIONS ALL-STAR WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT NEW MEDIA AND THEN SOME.” Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. An author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, this “worldwide connector” is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer service, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD. Peter is the author of five books: Faster Than Normal, Unlocking the Gifts of the ADHD Brain, Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans, Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is Over, and Collaboration is in, Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World and Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work–And Why Your Company Needs Them and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and tradeshows worldwide, including South By Southwest, Affiliate Summit, BlogWorld, TBEX, The Public Relations Society of America, CTIA, CTAM, CES, PMA, OMMA, Mobile Marketing Asia, and the Direct Marketing Association.

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf on Instagram | Mindy Raf on Twitter

NYC based artist Mindy Raf is an award winning published author, storyteller, stand-up, and musical comedian. Raf has performed all over the USA with notable performances at the Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), NY Funny Songs Fest, SketchFest NYC, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR). Raf contributes to several websites and TV shows including MTV’s Girl Code, VH1, College Humor, TNT, Lifetime, and was a contributor to the “My Parents Were Awesome” anthology (Random House). Raf’s debut young adult novel The Symptoms of My Insanity was published by Penguin Books. Her comedy and writing have received accolades from BUST MAGAZINE (“we walked out holding on to our ribs from laughing so hard”), PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (“refreshing”), and BCCB (“pitch-perfect”), among others. Her critically acclaimed solo comedy show Keeping My Kidneys was named an "LBGT Best Bet *****" by Time Out New York, “hilariously quirky” by Theatre Is Easy, and just finished a 26 show run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was lauded as "cheeky, infectious and intensely lovable ****" by Ed Fest Magazine and  "Barrier Breaking ****" by The Edinburgh Reporter. For more on Mindy: KeepingMyKidneys.com

Gianmarco Soresi

Gianmarco Soresi on Instagram | Gianmarco Soresi on Twitter

Gianmarco Soresi is a storyteller, comic and actor but the first line of his obituary will likely read “guy from all those General Electric commercials” He’s a Moth StorySLAM winner, recently headlined at Carolines on Broadway, will be on RISK! later this year and just shot his first hour special Infinite Bris! His sketch work (Matza Pizza) and sketch team (Uncle Function) have been featured on Splitsider, Laughspin, Fast Company, Metro New York, CityLab, and his first Funny or Die original was green lit for production this fall. Recent acting credits CBS’ Blue Bloods, TruTV’s Hack My Life, and TBS’s The Last O.G.

Stacey Curry

Stacey Bader Curry on Instagram | Stacey Curry on Twitter

Stacey Curry has studied creative writing at the 92nd Street Y, The Kenyon Review Summer Writers' Conference, and the MFA program at the New School. She began storytelling in 2016 and has since won three Moth story slams and has performed in three Grand Slams. Originally from New Jersey, Stacey has been an equity research analyst on Wall Street, owned a photography studio, and currently works as a real estate agent in NYC. Stacey lives in East Harlem with her husband, four children, and a dog named Pip.

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.

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