Tell It: All-Stars | July 1 at 8PM

Can you believe a month has passed so quickly? Already, it’s time for another Tell It: Brooklyn and boy, oh boy, have we amassed a phenomenal lineup!

We hand-selected four of the very best storytellers in NYC today just for you!

Meet us July 1 at 8PM at The Fifth Estate for stories from:

  • Tim Manley (Alice in Tumblr-land, The Moth)
  • Marc Abbott (Barbershop Stories, The Griot Show)
  • Blaise Allysen Kearsley (How I Learned Series)
  • Nisse Greenberg (Bad Feelings, Drawn Out Storytelling)
  • And of course … YOU!

Drop your name in our can for a chance at 5 minutes onstage sharing your very own true tale. It’s guaranteed to be a magical night.

tim manley

Tim Manley is the writer and illustrator of Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, out now from Penguin and optioned for TV by Twentieth Century Fox. His first one-person show will debut at the New York International Fringe Festival this August. It’s titled Feelings, because why pretend it’s about anything else?

marc abbott

Marc L. Abbott is a Brooklyn-based fiction writer, playwright and storyteller. He’s an old-school Tell It’er who’s shared stories on a ton of other stages across NYC including Barbershop Stories, Word the Storytelling Show, The Griot Show, The Lost and Found Show, and others. Marc is currently hard at work on his first solo show. Check him out at


Blaise Allysen Kearsley is the creator, producer, and host of the How I Learned series, and has performed stories for The Moth, The Soundtrack Series, RISK!, and Literary Death Match, among many others. Her writing has appeared in VICE, The Nervous Breakdown, Midnight Breakfast, The Weeklings, two anthologies, and some other places a long time ago that are perhaps not worth mentioning by name. Visit her at

nisse greenberg

Nisse Greenberg is the creator and storyteller behind Bad Feelings, Drawn Out Storytelling, and VHS Presents. He hosts VHS Presents monthly with Angel Yau and the other ones he does when he has the energy. He’s probably working on a new project right now. His solo-show “Eighth Grade” was pretty good. He’s been on shows like Story Collider, The Liar Show, Soundtrack Series, Geeking Out, TOLD, Ask Me etc… He likes talking about basketball, but probably has a lot of insecurities around you if you also like talking about basketball.

Best Theme Ever

When we chose, “No God, Please No!” as our theme for June’s Tell It: Brooklyn, we had no idea just how fun it was going to be. Not only did it make for a ton of incredible story pitches, but it’s given us countless, “Who’s on first,” moments whenever we’ve been asked what the show’s about this month.

We’re thrilled to be featuring 5 storytellers who will all be hitting the Tell It: Brooklyn stage for the very first time, two of whom are named Nate(haniel).

We’d love you to come out and meet our new friends.

Wednesday, June 3 at 8PM | The Fifth Estate, 506 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn


Nate Charles Troisi

AKA BigBabyYeezus is a self-proclaimed swarthy Mediterranean demigod—slash—raconteur extraordinaire who’s working on his next solo show, Take Care, which will premiere in New Orleans later this year.

He’s a playwright and director, a member of the Australian sketch group, Middle Brow, and 50% of the hip hop group, Arty Bucco.




11156247_10206133457081216_2359015916683627080_n Alison Leiby

is the host of It’s a Long Story at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and her writing has appeared in The Onion, McSweeney’s Cosmo, and VICE, among others. She’s also co-authored two parody ebooks: Lean Over and Marry Smart OR DIE.






photo-5 Nathaniel Bates

is the reigning Oyster Bay Oyster Fest Oyster Eating Champ with 96 oysters in 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

He’s a storyteller whose one man show, “Mommy, Mommy! Look, It’s a Monster!” premiered last year. You can find him on Twitter @NateCocoaBates.






Jean Le Bec

told her first story when she was 4 years old, but back then it was called lying.

She’s a true Brooklynite who’s been featured on Risk!, Big City Stories, and Two Truths & a Lie. You can frequently find her on The Moth StorySLAM stages around NYC.





mkf photoMeg Ferrill

has three Moth StorySLAM wins under her belt, and has been hailed by the New York Times as “a potential new subscriber.”

When she’s not searching for the next “this will be such a good story” moment, you can usually find her napping next to her daughter, Chloe the Corgi, who’s inherited her mom’s love of sleeping.

We’re on a Culture Trip List!

Last week, The Culture Trip, New York shared a list of 5 Outstanding Storytelling Venues in New York City and Tell It: Brooklyn totally made the cut!

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Thanks to The Culture Trip & Courtney Antonioli. We’re super flattered.

TONIGHT! Wed, May 6 | It’s Time for Tell It: Brooklyn


It is on once again, kiddos! Tell It: Brooklyn is back with stories about Truth, Lies & Consequences and a big ass celebration of the arrival of actual spring weather.

Join us to hear our incredible group of storytellers share their tales and drop your name in the can to tell one of your own!
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This month, we’re featuring: Lindsay Hoffman (The Moth, RISK! & Fresh 102.7), Melissa Shaw (Bowery Poetry Club, Jimmy’s #43), Courtney Antonioli (Split Personality, The PIT), Athalie Paynting, Anita Flores (Paste, Above Average) & Sharon Spell!

Meet us at The Fifth Estate, 506 Fifth Avenue between 12 & 13th St. in Park Slope.

Can drops at 7:30, stories start at 8. No cover, no drink minimum.

Time to Blossom!

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April 1st is near and it’s time for another Tell It: Brooklyn!  Last month, we had some great stories about lambs fighting the lions and this month, we have a chance to see how some of our favorite storytellers have blossomed.

From a blossom in reverse to a wily kid turned calm adult, we’ve got the stories.  But we also want you!  As always, the can is open to receive your name and determine your fate!  Drop in your name for a chance to get on stage and tell your own story. 

Join us this Wednesday, April 1st at The Fifth Estate in Park Slope to check out some sweet storytellers and drop your name in the can for a chance to get on stage and tell it!

8pm and FREE!


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