Next show: February 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

First things first: Now you can get your Talk Therapy Stories + Open Mic on a full hour earlierbecause beginning in February the show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Second things second: Last month’s show was SOLD OUT. Get your ticket right here, right now so you don’t miss our fab-u-lous performers:

 

Comic Julie Threlkeld

Julie!Julie Threlkeld has written about anxiety for The New York Times and about the strange, obsessive world of professional running for Runner’s World and Running Times. She performs stories — and, occasionally, standup comedy — in and around New York City and has been in a bunch of shows including RISK!, Ask Me, and Narratively After Dark. She publishes her stuff at ModernStories.com and Ambien-Tweets at @juliethrelkeld.
And our featured storytellers:


Danny Artese

Danny ArteseDanny co-hosts A Very Special Episode, the monthly storytelling show inspired by your favorite 80s and 90s TV. He frequently attended Julia Wiedeman’s dearly departed Happy Hour Story Hour and Jiji Lee’s Split Personality. Danny can’t explain why, but he prefers his mint chocolate chip ice cream to be green. Follow Danny on Twitter.



David Lawson

David Lawson Onstage at TALEDavid is a writer/performer who lives and works in New York City. His one-man-show about porn, VCR Love, has been published by Original Works Publishing. He hosts The Astoria Bookshop Storytelling Show (second Tuesday of every month) and co-hosts the Stipend podcast. He has most recently performed on Tell the Bartender, VHS Presents, VideoTALE and Big City Stories. Follow David on Twitter.




Jeffrey Joseph

Jeffrey JosephJeffrey is an actor and an Emmy-nominated comedy writer. His work has appeared on most every television network. You may also have seen him do stand-up on The Tonight Show or Comedy Central or in a room full of belligerent drunks. Follow Jeffrey on Twitter.


And YOU?

Put Your Name in the Hat!Put your name in the basket for a chance to tell your own 6-minute story about mental health!

Next Show: January 8

So long, 2014. We clubbed you to death, rolled you inside a ratty, inexpensive oriental carpet, stuffed you into the trunk of our car, drove you out to Jersey and buried you in a shallow grave. All that’s left of you are the memories.

Hello 2015! A brand-new year and another chance to GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME. No pressure!

Don’t panic. Just take a deep breath and join us on January 8 at 8:00p.m. at QEDAstoria for comedy, stories, and an open-mic featuring your 5-minute tale of mental health. It’s all just $5 and you can get your ticket now.

This month we’re featuring:

Comic Julie Threlkeld

Julie!Julie Threlkeld has written about anxiety for The New York Times and about the strange, obsessive world of professional running for Runner’s World and Running Times. She performs stories — and, occasionally, standup comedy — in and around New York City and has been in a bunch of shows including RISK!, Ask Me, and Narratively After Dark. She publishes her stuff at ModernStories.com and Ambien-Tweets at @juliethrelkeld.

 

And our featured storytellers:

Emily Krauser

emily copyEmily is a writer, storyteller, and photographer. Her pop culture pieces have been published in ETonlineLA Confidential Magazine, and AltPress. Her personal essays have been featured on XOJane and The Huffington Post. The Jersey girl currently resides in the very non-Jersey world of Los Angeles and has performed in storytelling shows around town, including Risk! and Tattle Tales. She also hosts her own monthly storytelling show about twenty- and thirty-somethings failing at growing up called Stupid Smart Kids (it may or may not be semi-autobiographical). Follow Emily on Twitter.
  

Julie Polk

Julie PolkJulie is delighted to be returning to Talk Therapy Stories + Open Mic. She’s been seen and/or heard on RISK! (podcast and live show), Tell It: Brooklyn, A Very Special Episode, at Moth slams, at the PIT, and on as many Mondays as possible at the Happy Hour Story Hour open mic. She trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the University of Delaware’s Professional Theater Training Program and holds an MFA in nonfiction from the New School. She writes for a branding agency by day, teaches acting and playwriting at Manhattan College (also by day), and is thrilled to be teaching both a voice class and a crash course in acting Shakespeare at QED in the near future (dates TBD).

 

Leslie Goshko

Leslie Goshko Web size 4Leslie is a comedy writer and performer living in New York. She is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York “Critics’ Pick” and “a well-programmed night” by the New York Times. A Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion and Huffington Post contributor, her stories and comedy writing have been featured on Sirius XM, WNYC, New York Metro “Funny Page,” and thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

 

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!

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 NerdyShow.com. 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.