Now that the weather’s warming up again (you know, periodically) Victoria and I have been getting out and about in the storytelling scene.
And we’ve been scooping up storytellers for our show all along the way. But before I drop the names — and mention our 3rd surprise storyteller, here’s a peek at the kind of awesome fan mail we get here at Tell It: Brooklyn.
Hey, just want to say it was nice to meet you last night and hear your period stain story.
That’s right kids. Right there is a little glimpse into what it’s like being a storytelling star in the big city.
And from now on, everyone who saw one of the Tell It two at Oh, Hey Guys! last week (not this one), will forever associate her with pink toilet water blood shorts and marching band … including our guest, the brilliantly hysterical host of Oh, Hey Guys!, John Flynn.
John Flynn performs stand-up all over New York and is well known in the storytelling scene; He received a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from Hofstra University after transferring from Bard College where one of his final exams consisted of him smoking a joint and dancing with a tree. (He passed with honors.)
Internet sensation Damian Bellino let me share my story about the time I heard a cassette of my preacher having sex with a deacon’s wife at his incredible www.MyHSBoyfriendWasGay.com, and I fell in love with his Andy-Cohen-stalking ass. (Check him out on Twitter @DamianBellino to see what that’s all about.) I know you’ll love him, too.
Damian Bellino likes telling stories on stage and sometimes wearing wigs and acting like an idiot. He created the blog, My High School Boyfriend Was Gay, which Dan Savage called, “[his] new favorite blog” and TheFrisky called, “a lawsuit waiting to happen.” This is one of your last chances to see Damian before he migrates to the West Coast for a while. Take advantage.
Our third guest this month is an improv genius and fascinating storyteller … and not just because of her accent. (Which I will shamelessly swoon over as if I’ve never hung out wiv anyone from England before. Just watch me.)
Rita Chinyere is a comedian and storyteller from London, England and based in New York City. She performs all about town as a proud member of the improvised tandem, Cory & Topanga. She can be followed/stalked on Twitter/Tumblr via @britajames for upcoming shows!
Know what else? You also have the chance to tell your own true, real-life, 5-minute story on stage with these phenoms.
Just drop your name in the hat and cross your fingers…
March 25 – 8pm
Superfine | 126 Front Street | DUMBO
F to York, A/C to High, Car Service to Front Street between Jay & Pearl
Doors open at 7 & the show starts at 8. Your $6 cover gets you a raffle ticket for some incredibly useful prizes AND a buck off your first drink at the bar.
** Note** Superfine’s kitchen is closed on Mondays so food will not be available during our show. The bar, however, will be wide open.