Dec

07

Yum’s The Word: It’s Sherbert Day – A Tribute to December Babies Yum’s The Word: It’s Sherbert Day – A Tribute to December Babies

with Selena Coppock, Adam Linn, Richard Cardillo, Katherine Wessling & host Robin Gelfenbien

Thu December 7th, 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, 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

PRESS
– 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.

Listen to the Yum’s the Word podcast

Selena Coppock

Selena Coppock official site | Selena Coppock on Twitter | Selena Coppock on Instagram | NYTimes Vows on Twitter | NYTimes Vows on Instagram

Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, writer, author, and storyteller based in NYC. She has been called a “dark horse audiences never see coming” by The Village Voice and an “impressive young talent” by the New York Times. Bustle called her one of the 8 Funniest Feminists on Twitter and TheFrisky ranked her one of the 25 Funniest Feminists on Twitter. She is the creator of @NYTVows, the parody Twitter and Instagram account that lampoons the New York Times Wedding section.

Selena was recently seen in the Amazon Prime sitcom RED OAKS and has been seen on Bravo, Lifetime, VH1, CollegeHumor.com, RooftopComedy.com, and elsewhere. In May 2013, she published her debut book, THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES (HarperCollins), a collection of personal essays celebrating and subverting the blonde stereotype.

Her writing has also been featured on Jezebel, McSweeney’s, Reductress, The Loom, xoJane, Huffington Post, TheFrisky, and she was a creative consultant to TVLand’s Younger. Her first standup album, Seen Better Days, will be released December 5th by Little Lamb Recordings.

Adam Linn

Adam Linn official site

Adam Linn is an American author and essayist. Linn’s recent work includes the satirical novel, American Sexy, and several of his personal essays have been adapted for audio broadcast. He’s appeared on The Moth Mainstage, The Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment, among other shows. Linn is currently working on his memoir, Seeing Life, which explores the challenges of growing up without a father, going blind and eventually becoming a father himself. In addition to his writing, Linn is an award-winning director: his debut film, Smell the Light, screened at festivals around the world and on Canadian television.

Richard Cardillo

Richard Cardillo on Twitter | Richard Cardillo on Instagram

Richard Cardillo has been an educator for over three decades. and still considers himself more of a learner than a teacher….but always a storyteller! Rich is a six-time Moth StorySLAM winner. He’s performed at Mostly True Things, Pros(e) Of Pie, Story Collider, Taboo Tales, RISK!, and was recently featured on The Best of RISK! 12 Podcast. Rich is a passionate bread baker and a passionate activist. His playground voice has transitioned nicely to become his protest voice!

Katherine Wessling

Katherine Wessling on Twitter | Katherine Wessling on Facebook | Katherine Wessling on Instagram

Katherine Wessling is an actor, writer and storyteller. Her stories have been heard on WNYC and at How I Learned, You Went to College for That?, A Very Special Episode, BADYHouse and Moth Slams, and published in the anthology Have I Got a Guy for You, the magazines Speak and Swing and on Bustedhalo.com and High50.com. She’s also written for O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Elle (UK) and Town & Country. Katherine’s NYC acting gigs have run the gamut from playing a photon in Happy Hour at the Event Horizon to playing Regan in King Lear. Her latest projects are the indie feature About a Donkey, the short Testament, and the new play Minotaur. She is happy to continue telling stories in various formats and forms.

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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