Next Show: December 11 at QEDAstoria

After an extended hiatus, Talk Therapy Stories + Open Mic is back! We’re pleased and proud to be at QEDAstoria, New York City’s newest and best performance space. Thanks be to the amazing Kambri Crews! Get your ticket now!

Join us on December 11 at 8:00p.m. for comedy, stories, and an open-mic featuring your 5-minute tale of mental health. This month we’re pleased to present:

Comic Emmy Rivera

Emmy Rivera

Emmy is a New York City-based stand-up comedian, storyteller, and writer. She performs at comedy clubs around the City including Carolines and the Broadway Comedy Club and is a popular performer at cabaret rooms such as Don’t Tell Mama and The Duplex. Emmy was honored recently to emcee an ERA rally in D.C., where she was thrilled to hypocrite-shame slut-shamers. She has been hailed as “One to Watch!” and featured on SiTV and in Time Out New York. Emmy is workshopping her (obligatory) NYC Solo Show and working on her first book. Follow Emmy on Twitter.


And our featured storytellers:
Nelson Lugo

Nelson Lugo

Nelson is a magician, sideshow artist, and Batman enthusiast. He was featured by Time Out New York as a “New York Entertainer to Watch.” He co-hosts “The EPIC PIEcast” podcast for Nelson has appeared as a guest speaker for The Sunday Assembly NYC; guest singer for the BTK Band; and a storyteller at Adam Wade’s Whatever Happened to the Nerds show, and was featured twice on The Story Collider podcast. His solo show, “Gathering the Magic,” which combines slice-of-life storytelling with sophisticated stage magic, can be seen at The Tank Theater starting in January. Follow Nelson on Twitter.


Lynn Bixenspan

Lynn is nice. No, really, she is. Lynn is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. Like, she’s been on MTV, Comedy Central, and the Biography Channel (Celebrity Ghost Stories). She’s also written for Fuse and Wizard Entertainment and a whole bunch of ad campaigns, including Viagra, which is the least funny thing she’s ever done. She was nominated for an Emerging Comics of New York Award, but isn’t sure if she’s emerged yet. You might have heard her on RISK! or seen her telling stories and doing stand-up around town. Most importantly, Joss Whedon follows her on Twitter, so you should, too.


And YOU?

Put Your Name in the Hat!Put your name in the basket for a chance to tell your own 5-minute story about mental health!  If you’re chosen, you’ll also receive a Jacques Torres chocolate chip cookie.