About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
$10 advance, $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.
Josh Ozersky is the executive producer and host of Ozersky.TV. He also writes the “Taste of America” column for Time Magazine and is the author of The Hamburger: A History (2008) and Meet Me In Manhattan: A Carnivore’s Guide to New York City (2003). A winner of the James Beard Award for food writing, he was formerly the editor of New York Magazine‘s food blog, Grub Street, and the National Restaurant Editor of Citysearch. His writes a cooking column for Rachael Ray.com, and his videos about food and restaurants can also be seen every day on Ozersky.TV. His next book, Colonel Sanders and The American Dream, will be published next year.
Laurie Segall is a technology correspondent for CNNMoney, covering the latest on innovation in the tech world. She joined the CNNMoney team as a multimedia journalist reporting both television and web content. Before joining CNNMoney,she worked at CNN’s New York based general assignment desk. In the fastpaced world of news, she covered everything from Bernard Madoff’s ponzi scheme to the financial crisis and the 2008 presidential election.
Laurie was named Forbes ‘30 under 30’ and one of Mashable’s ‘7 top journalists to subscribe to on Facebook.’ Laurie has spoken at New York’s Internet Week, Austin-based SXSW interactive conference, and has previously hosted a debate series for The Webby Awards. She’s always looking for new ways to utilize technology to push the envelope.
Laurie Segall official site
Jim O’Grady is a reporter for WNYC Radio. He has told stories on This American Life, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, and National Public Radio. He’s also a Moth GrandSLAM champ.
Jim O’Grady on Twitter
Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, writer, and storyteller based in New York City. In May 2013, she published her debut book, THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES (It Books/HarperCollins). The book is collection of hilarious, personal essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype. Her writing has also been featured on xoJane, the Huffington Post, TheFrisky, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere.
Her storytelling abilities have been showcased on myriad stages and podcasts including RISK!, The Soundtrack Series, Stripped Stories, and The Moth Story Slam. Selena has been seen doing jokes and characters on VH1, RooftopComedy.com, CollegeHumor.com and elsewhere.
She has also been featured in Marie Claire Italy and on the Glamour magazine blog, the Lucky magazine blog, the Boston Globe, LA Weekly, Boston Metro, and the Boston Phoenix.
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