Is your dad a deadbeat? Emotionally distant? A drinker? Then June 11 is your lucky day, because I want to hear your “Fuck Father’s Day” stories at this month’s Talk Therapy open mic. You’ll have six minutes to share your tale of fatherly failings, PLUS you’ll receive my undying respect and a cookie.
Get your ticket now for this month’s must-see lineup:
Comic Emmy Rivera
Emmy is a New York City-based stand-up comic and storyteller. She performs at comedy clubs around the city including Carolines and Broadway Comedy Club and is a popular performer at cabaret rooms such as Don’t Tell Mama and The Duplex. In addition to the acclaim she received for her recent show “The Other Side of the Hudson” at the SoHo Playhouse, she was honored to emcee an ERA rally in D.C., where she was thrilled to hypocrite-shame slut-shamers. Emmy has been hailed as “One to Watch!” and featured in Time Out New York. Emmy is workshopping the(obligatory) solo show and working on her first book, a collection of personal essays that will inspire while traumatizing you. Follow Emmy on Twitter.
And our featured storytellers:
Sandi is a four-time Moth StorySLAM winner has been busy telling stories this past year. She has been featured on the RISK! holiday podcast, “I’m From Driftwood” at Videology, “Six Word Memoirs” at the 92nd Street Y, and most recently, the Montclair Film Festival for Audible’s new podcast, “Stories in Session.” Sandi has appeared all over town in wonderful shows including “The Liar Show” “Barbershop Stories” and many more. A mother of three grown children and a retired talent agent, she has a treasure trove of stories ready to be told.
Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who by Fire and Skinny and of The New York Times column “Going Off.” Her work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She is also a seven-time Moth StorySLAM winner. Learn more at www.dianaspechler.com.