Yum’s The Word: Mo Rocca & Friends Yum’s The Word: Mo Rocca & Friends

with Mo Rocca, Peter Grosz, Stacey Bader Curry & host Robin Gelfenbien

Wed December 4th, 2019


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Show Time: 7:30PM

Event Ticket: $25 / $20

Day of Show: $30 / $25

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“Yum’s The Word” is the only show that blends old-school fun with modern-day storytelling. Join comedic storyteller and host Robin Gelfenbien for this unique event replete with her homemade ice cream cakes* and funny true stories from:

Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning, Mobituaries)
Peter Grosz (Veep, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me”)
Stacey Bader-Curry (7-Time Moth StorySLAM Winner, Moth GrandSLAM Winner)
Robin Gelfenbien (Host and 3-Time Moth StorySLAM Winner, Vh1, Sirius)

On the Menu

  • Funny true stories from Mo, Peter, Stacey & Robin
  • “Mobituaries” Book Signing with Mo Rocca
  • Interview with Mo Rocca
  • Robin’s homemade ice cream cakes and more

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158 Bleecker Street (Between Sullivan and Thompson St.)

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*Lactaid pills at every show. Seriously.

Ticketing Policy


Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.

A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.

All ticket sales are final. No refunds or credits.

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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, 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

– 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” –
– “It’s like your 9-year-old birthday party with booze and funnier friends” – Flavorpill

*Lactaid pills available at every show. Seriously.

Listen to the Yum’s the Word podcast

Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca Official Website | Mo Rocca on Facebook | Mo Rocca on Twitter | Mo Rocca on Instagram

Emmy winner Mo Rocca is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Mo spent four seasons as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He created and hosted Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learned to cook from grandparents across America.

Mo began his career in TV as a writer and producer for the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning PBS children’s series Wishbone. Currently he hosts The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Saturday mornings on CBS.

On stage Mo starred on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and as Doody in the Southeast Asian tour of the musical Grease.

Mo is the author of All the Presidents’ Pets, a historical novel about White House pets and their role in presidential decision-making.

Peter Grosz

Peter Grosz on Twitter

Peter Grosz began his improv training at iO Chicago and wrote and performed in four reviews on The Second City’s ETC stage. Films include The Weatherman, Stranger Than Fiction, Slow Learners, Aardvark and Rough Night. TV credits include Key and Peele, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Inside Amy Schumer, Desus and Mero, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, The Loudest Voice, Vinyl and a recurring role as Sidney Purcell on Veep. 

He wrote for At Home With Amy Sedaris, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Colbert Report and was an Executive Producer and played Mike Pence on The President Show. 

He was also featured in Lincoln Center’s production of “A Kid Like Jake” at LCT3. He can currently be heard as a frequent panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me and has been the co-star of a national commercial campaign for Sonic Drive-In since 2002.

Stacey Bader Curry

Stacey Bader Curry on Twitter | Stacey Bader Curry on Instagram

Stacey Bader Curry is a writer, storyteller, mother of four, and real estate broker from NYC. Stacey is a 7-time Moth StorySLAM winner, Moth Grand Slam winner and has recently appeared on PBS’s Stories From the Stage. In addition to telling stories at various venues in the tri-state area, Stacey runs a storytelling workshop for seniors at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and might just like listening to her seniors more than anything. In her spare time she enjoys watching YouTube videos that demonstrate how to repair large household appliances.

host Robin Gelfenbien

Robin Gelfenbien Official Website | Robin Gelfenbien on Twitter | Robin Gelfenbien on Instagram | Yum’s the Word on Twitter | Yum’s the Word on Instagram

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.

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