with Jason Biggs, Constance Shulman, Kambri Crews, Adam Wade & host Robin Gelfenbien
Tue December 15th, 2015
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $15/$20
free for members
$15 advance, $20 at the door
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
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, 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.
– Critic’s Pick – The New York Times
– Critics’ Pick – Time Out New York Comedy
– “Things We Love” – Time Out New York
– One of “5 Best Storytelling Series in NYC” – CBS New York
– “We love Yum’s the Word” – BonAppetit.com
– “It’s like your 9-year-old birthday party with booze and funnier friends” – Flavorpill
*Lactaid pills available at every show. Seriously.
Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles, Conversations with my Father, The Graduate. Off-Broadway: Modern Orthodox, Boys’ Life at Second Stage. Film: American Pie (and its sequels American Pie 2, American Wedding and American Reunion), Boys and Girls, Amy Heckerling’s Loser, Saving Silverman, Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Prozac Nation, Woody Allen’s Anything Else, Guy X, Eight Below, Wedding Daze, Over Her Dead Body, My Best Friend’s Girl, Lower Learning, Life Happens, Grassroots and the forthcoming Drive, She Said. Television: “Drexell’s Class,” “As the World Turns,” “Total Security,” “Off Centre,” “Frasier,” “Will & Grace,” “Mad Love,” “The Good Wife,” “Deadbeat,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Jenji Kohan’s award-winning Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.”
Original cast of Steel Magnolias, (Annelle). Voice of Patti Mayonnaise in Nickelodeon’s animated series, DOUG. Films: Fried Green Tomatoes, Men Don’t Leave, Sweet and Lowdown, Reversal of Fortune, He Said/She Said, Nasty Baby. TV: Orange Is The New Black, (Yoga Jones)…(SAG ensemble award). Co-produced documentary, Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury (playing on America ReFramed). She has written her first novel and is an avid watcher of Project Runway. 🙂
Kambri is a renowned storyteller and author of the critically-acclaimed and New York Times best selling memoir BURN DOWN THE GROUND (Random House). She has performed on The Moth Mainstage, Women of Letters, Literary Death Match, RISK! and Mortified and has appeared at SXSW Comedy, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club. Also a public speaker, she has given speeches at the University of Texas, Texas Book Festival, University of Oregon, SXSW, DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, book festivals, and events.
Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now owns and operates Q.E.D. – A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria, Queens. An after-school space for grown-ups, Q.E.D. is a performance space learning center. With 80 to 100 events per month ranging from comedy and music to classes like crochet or home brew beer, there’s something for everyone.
Kambri Crews official site
@kambri on Twitter
host Robin Gelfenbien
Robin Gelfenbien is the self-proclaimed Ambassador of Fun and an NYC-based storyteller, writer and comedian. She’s a three-time Moth Story SLAM winner who has performed on PBS, RISK!, Mortified and countless other shows. She’s also shared the stage with Hannah Gadsby, Trevor Noah and more.
Robin is the Creator and Host of the storytelling series and podcast, “Yum’s the Word,” that features her homemade ice cream cakes. The show has been named a New York Times and Time Out New York Critic’s Pick. Guests have included Tim Gunn, Jason Biggs, Joy Behar and stars from “Orange is the New Black.”
New York Magazine called her solo show, “My Salvation Has a First Name: A Wienermobile Journey,” “the highlight of the Fringe” and Time Out New York gave it 4 stars.
She’s performed her original comedy songs at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and on Sirius Radio. She’s also been featured in Marie Claire magazine and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee.