with Michelle Buteau, Josh Johnson, Sam Dingman, Vanessa Golenia & host Robin Gelfenbien
Wed July 26th, 2017
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
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.
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/performer Michelle Buteau brings a cheeky swagger, unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. You can catch her co-hosting on Vh1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey weekdays at 9 a.m. Michelle has been a staple at Vh1 appearing on countless I Love The series, Best Week Ever, where she was nominated for a New Now Next Award, and also played the sassy sidekick on The Jenny McCarthy Show. As a comedian, Buteau has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs and comedy festivals.
Her television stand-up appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. As well as playing Private Robinson on FOX’s critically-acclaimed series Enlisted, Michelle is also known as ‘The Crazy Girlfriend’ on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele and Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. Michelle’s dynamic presence both on television and on the stage, bringing an unapologetic frankness to every performance will have you saying, “Hey, Girl Hey!” the rest of your day.
Josh Johnson, featured on Season 1 of Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs festival’s “New Faces” in 2016. He is a former writer/performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he also made his late-night stand-up debut earlier this year. As a stand-up, Josh has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals across the country, such as Just For Laughs, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown, RIOT LA and the New York Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick and has a Comedy Central Presents- Stand Up half hour coming out this fall.
Sam Dingman is a managing producer at Panoply, where he created and hosts the Family Ghosts storytelling podcast, and produces the podcasts You Must Remember This and Bad With Money. He’s a winner of the Moth Grand Slam, and his stories have been featured on RISK!, The Moth Radio Hour, and Too Beautiful To Live.
Vanessa is a Southern California transplant who has often wondered how long it would take her to become a real New Yorker. Is it seven years? Ten years? One day she fell into the gutter of the G-train which automatically granted her true New Yorker status. Soon you might be able to read about this story and her other precarious experiences in New York as she’s currently working on a collection of personal essays. Vanessa also produces and hosts the NY edition of @TabooTales, a live storytelling show that believes the more we talk about how fucked up we are, the more normal we all feel.
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.