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Yom’s The Word: A Night of Jewish Storytelling Yom’s The Word: A Night of Jewish Storytelling

with host Robin Gelfenbien, Scott Rogowsky, Jess Salomon, Eli Reiter & Cyndi Freeman

Thu September 13th, 2018

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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It’s the Jewish New Year and we’re going to party like it’s 5779!

Join us for the 5th Annual Yom’s the Word with:
– Funny true stories
– A Yiddish quiz
– Jewish Mad Libs
– A Farkaktail
– Robin’s homemade ice cream cakes*
– And a special surprise!

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

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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

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.

Scott Rogowsky

Scott Rogowsky on FacebookScott Rogowsky on Twitter | Scott Rogowsky on Instagram

Named “The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet” – Time Magazine, Scott Rogowsky is quickly making a name for himself across the media landscape. Whether you know him as the host of the wildly popular live mobile game show HQ Trivia, or have streamed one of his two shows currently airing on Verizon’s Go90 – Start Talkin’ produced for Complex Networks and Weird World of Sports produced for Whistle Sports, he is seemingly popping up everywhere. Prior to joining HQ, Scott co-hosted the ABC Primetime series Would You Fall For That? with Nick Watt and Sasheer Zamata.


In addition to his work on-camera, Scott has hosted his own live, late-night style talk show Running Late with Scott Rogowsky since 2011, where he has interviewed over 400 celebrity guests including Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Steve Buscemi, Sarah Silverman, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Amy Sedaris, Nick Kroll, Paul Dano, Matt Groening, Kevin Nealon, Reggie Watts, Dick Cavett, Jim Gaffigan, Dan Rather, Janeane Garofalo, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, and Desus & Mero.

Scott is also a talented writer and producer.  He has produced Debate Wars for Seeso and Crowd Goes Wild on Fox Sports 1 and has written for The Onion News Network on IFC and Onion SportsDome on Comedy Central. He has also produced, written, and/or starred in several viral videos including “Mother’s Day Lie Detector” (17 million YouTube views) and the “Fake Books on the Subway” series which has been viewed over 200 million times across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Scott resides in New York City. Isn’t that interesting?

Jess Salomon

Jess Salomon Official Website | Jess Salomon on Twitter | Jess Salomon on Instagram

Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian who recently made the move to New York with her Muslim wife because she has excellent comedic timing.

Since making the move to the USA, Jess was selected to be a 2017 StandUP NBC finalist and had her stand up featured on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog. She’s done lots of cool festivals in America like the Laughing Skull Festival and San Francisco Sketch Fest, and she was recently hired as a writer on the fourth season of the award-wining IFC/CBC sketch comedy show, Baroness Von Sketch.

In Canada, Jess has been in Just for Laughs and Juste Pour Rire, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and on CBC’s “The Debaters”. Her stand up has aired on CBC Television and can be heard on SiriusXM’s “Canada Laughs” and CBC’s “LOL”. You can catch her this summer at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Fun fact: before comedy Jess used to be a U.N. war crimes lawyer. The jury is still out on whether this was a good move.

Eli Reiter

Eli Reiter on Twitter

Eli Reiter is a NYC-based teacher whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and other publications. He has won 3 Moth StorySLAMS and produces a live show called Long Story Long. He also has a series of Muslim and Jewish storytelling shows in Crown Heights. He’s writing a memoir about how he tried to leave Judaism, but failed.

Cyndi Freeman

Cyndi Freeman on Twitter

A two-time NY Fringe Festival award-winning solo performer, Cyndi has presented solo shows in Boston, Amsterdam, Ireland, The UK, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New York. Cyndi is the recipient of a grand prize playwriting fellowship award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and three artist-in-residence awards through the Brooklyn Arts Council: SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists City Wide) and SU-CASA – CASA, a collaboration among the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and the city’s five local arts councils.

Other performance credits include appearances on HBO, Showtime and the Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

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