Category Archives: Special Guest Star

7/11 – It’s Tell It: Time Again

Tara. Clancy.

Tara Clancy

Tara & I did our first shows at The Moth on the very same night. She totally kicked my ass, went on to win the GrandSLAM, and is now known as storytelling royalty. I got my story on The Moth Radio Hour & soon it will also be on the podcast. It was a really good night.

A year or so later, Victoria and I are so excited to have her sharing a story with us at Tell It, along with all of you! If you haven’t heard Tara tell a story before, believe me. You do not want to miss it. Her accent alone is worth the MTA fare.

So come out, drop your name in the can and share your stories with us. Or, feel free to just hang out and listen to ours.

July 11 – Tell It: Brooklyn – 8:00 PM

Bar Four | 444 7th Avenue at 15th Street

F to Prospect Park/15th Street or R to Prospect Avenue

Can goes down at 7:30. Show starts at 8:00!

As always, Tell It is FREE! Cause that’s how we roll.

It’s Tell It: Time! Monday, March 25

Now that the weather’s warming up again (you know, periodically) Victoria and I have been getting out and about in the storytelling scene.

Networking.

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.

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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.

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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.)

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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…

xo/S

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.