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.


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