Mark Pagán was interested in finding out the mess of moves men enact to make ourselves appear desirable, powerful, and hunk-worthy. So he made a podcast about it. Then, he decided to party. On September 20th, he’s inviting you to celebrate the launch of Other Men Need Help with some of his favorite writers, comedians, and storytellers who will share some tales of etiquette and desirability missteps.
Hosted by: Mark Pagán, Producer of Other Men Need Help
Aparna Nancherla (Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers)
Henry Alford (The New Yorker, author of Would it Kill You to Stop Doing That?)
Joanna Solotaroff (This American Life, Why Oh Why)
Isaac Oliver (NY Times, author of Intimacy Idiot)
Mark Pagán, host
Mark Pagán is an award-winning comedian, film and podcast producer, writer, and former b-boy. A Moth Storyslam winner, his work and performances have been shown at festivals and shows worldwide including Slamdance Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, RISK!, The Moth, Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, Story Collider, Peoples Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater. He currently produces and hosts the series and live show, “Other Men Need Help.”
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think a wine you didn’t order.
You can currently watch Aparna as Grace the belabored HR rep on the Comedy Central’s Corporate. She has also appeared on Two Dope Queens on HBO, Bojack Horseman, Crashing, Master of None, A Simple Favor, Love, and Inside Amy Schumer. Her half-hour special is available on Netflix and her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, is available through Bentzen Ball Records.
On Monday nights, Aparna co-hosts the new show Butterboy at Littlefield in Park Slope at 8 p.m. with Jo Firestone and Maeve Higgins.
Joanna Solotaroff is a hit podcast producer and performer. Her work has appeared on Why Oh Why, Unfictional, Serendipity and more. Before moving to New York, Joanna was a community organizer (along with a short stint as a Segway tour guide). She recently got into a fight with Garrison Keillor over a candy bar and spends her free time performing on stages throughout NYC. She has appeared on The Moth, Two Truths and a Lie, Camp Sunshine, and she produced a story for This American Life.
Henry Alford has contributed to the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and the New York Times for almost two decades. His books include “How to Live” and “Big Kiss,” which won a Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Isaac Oliver’s debut collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2015 and is available in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audiobook. He performs regularly at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, next up on October 11th. Additionally, he’s written for The New York Times, W Magazine, Time Out New York, Out, and HBO’s “High Maintenance.”