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
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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.