Archives for the month of: June, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 8-10pm, $8

Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge Street, New York, New York 10002
212/334-6740

Each month, Spill! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Spill! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join these captivating captives for tales of the ever elusive :

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)

Damian Bellino (My High School Boyfriend Was Gay)

Chris Doucette (Comedian)

Lynsey G (WHACK! Magazine, New York City Poetry Brothel)

Greg Walloch (Writer, Monologist)

Musical guest Reformed Whores

. . . and you! You’ve got stories of first-time foibles. Try your luck by putting your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

And still more! One lucky audience member will win Spill’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.

Jefferson

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare! A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of the monthly series Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance.

Damian Bellino

Damian Bellino is a comedian, actor, writer and short man.  He is the creator and author of the popular blog, My High School Boyfriend Was Gay, and hosts the storytelling show inspired by it at the Upright Citizens Brigade.  My High School Boyfriend Was Gay has been featured in Marie Claire, In Touch Weekly, AM New York among others.  You can also see him perform various characters, stories, sketches and bits around New York.

Chris Doucette

If Oscar Wilde and Tina Fey had a baby, and the only books that baby read were compilations of Calvin & Hobbes comic strips, you’d get  Chris Doucette. Chris is the son of a trucker and the first in his family to graduate college. He’s got a blue collar attitude with an ivy league wit. His humor is current, topical and completely original. In June 2011, Chris won 1st place at the Snubfest Comedy Festival in Chicago. He has written jokes for Emmy Award-winning actor Jane Lynch. The Advocate referred to him as “The Best of LGBT Comedy.” He has performed for colleges, events and clubs all over the country.

Lynsey G

Lynsey G (aka Miss Lagsalot, in some circles), a copywriter, reviewer, interviewer, columnist and blogger writing for and about porn since 2007, has one foot in and one foot out of the adult entertainment industry. Formerly a smut scribe for Fox, Juggs, and Tight magazines, MadisonBound.com and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, she is now the editor-in-chief at WHACK! Magazine, an online trade publication for the adult industry, and a blogger at her own website. She is a Poetry Whore with the New York City Poetry Brothel, always working on at least one art project and manuscript, and may also be penning a graphic novel about porn and world domination . . . maybe.

Greg Walloch

Greg Walloch is an American comedian, actor, author, and monologist. Walloch is best known for his autobiographical performance monologues, which deal with events from his own life, in a style characterized by humor, poignancy, and sexuality.

Reformed Whores

The musical comedy duo Reformed Whores, fronted by Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame, have been lassoing hearts throughout the New York City comedy scene.  You can catch Reformed Whores at such notable venues as UCB, The PIT, The Creek and The Cave and Caroline’ss on Broadway.  They’ve also been busy touring the country and have performed at the Chicago Sketchfest, LAFF, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and the Charleston Comedy Festival.





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place every third Tuesday at Fontana’s. Also visit our monthly companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.

Tuesday, June 19, 8-10pm, $8

Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge Street, New York, New York 10002
212/334-6740

Each month, Spill! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Spill! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join these adventurous storytellers as they tell of forays into new terrains:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)

Lori Baird (Kinky Sticks)

David Clarke (Comedian, Journalist)

David Crabb (Ask Me, Bad Kid)

Heidi Galore (Storyteller, Ex-Cop)

Musical guest Corey Sky

. . . and you! You’ve got stories of first-time foibles. Try your luck by putting your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

And still more! One lucky audience member will win Spill’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.

Jefferson

Jefferson is the curator and host of Spill! A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He also curates and hosts the monthly series Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance based at Brooklyn’s Union Hall.

Lori Baird

Lori Baird is a writer, editor, and storyteller. A two-time Moth StorySlam winner and Moth podcast featured storyteller, she’s performing on June 20th at Drawn-Out Storytelling and on June 27th at Connotation. She’s launching a podcast, “The 45-Minute Happy Hour,” featuring comedians, storytellers, and other interesting folks talking about their experiences in psychotherapy.

David Clarke

David Clarke is a well-intentioned writer and comic. By night, he performs stand-up, improv and sketch comedy. He loves playing with his musical improv team, “Spin the Bottle,” improvising musicals that would make Stephen Sondheim weep. By day, he writes award eligible articles for The Montclair Times. He says things on Twitter @DavidClarked. Check him out!

David Crabb

David Crabb is a performer, writer, director and storyteller in New York City. He is a two-time MothSlam champion and co-producer of Kevin Allison’s Risk! He is also the co-creator/producer of the live storytelling series Ask Me. David has been a member of NYC’s Axis Company Theatre since 2003, developing original material in New York, Paris and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. His one-person show “Bad Kid” was met with critical acclaim and enjoyed its second New York run in 2012.

Heidi Galore

Heidi Galore is a former police evidence collection agent in Virginia, and is a current crime analyst for an organization focused on finding missing children. She’s told hilarious and scary stories at several local shows including the Risk! podcast and live show and AKA Variety Pants. During the one four-month stretch in which she was single, Heidi once spread the rumor that she was a slut, which resulted in her first of several near-one-night-stands. Soon after this boost to her ego, Heidi met and married the Chameleon of Burlesque, Bambi Galore, and they moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Heidi now enjoys numerous near-one-night-stands together with her wife.

Corey Sky hails from Corvalis, Oregon, where he began playing guitar and singing in high school with the hope of impressing girls. He first took the stage as a Junior, attempting a cover of the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun.” He was too nervous to play and stumbled through the song a cappella. Mortified by the experience, Corey gave up music forever. “Forever” ended  just before he arrived in Brooklyn, where he is a prolific songwriter and performer.





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place every third Tuesday at Fontana’s. Also visit our monthly companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.

Wednesday, June 13, 8-10pm, $8

Babeland SoHo, 43 Mercer Street, New York, New York 10013

212/966-2120

Advance Tickets

Spill! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Spill! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

This special Pride Month edition is hosted by Spill! partner Babeland. Spill! returns to its usual haunt, Fontana’s, the following week on June 19.

Join these well-adorrned storytellers as they tell their adventures in accessorizing:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)

Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!)

Nayland Blake (Artist, Pervert)

Kelly Dunham (Queer Memoir)

Shawn Hollenbach (Comedian)

Musical guest Killy Mockstar Dwyer (Alter Ego, Kill the Band)

. . . and you! You’ve got stories of accessorizing yourself. Try your luck by putting your name to the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

And more! One lucky audience member will win Spill!’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.

And still more! Complimentary bubbly for all. Cheers for Pride!

Jefferson

Jefferson is the curator and host of Spill! A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He curates and hosts two monthly storytelling series: Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance based at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, and Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance, based at Fontana’s.

Kevin Allison is the creator and host of the live storytelling show and podcast RISK!, and a member of the legendary television comedy troupe The State. He has appeared in Reno 911!, The Ten, VH1′s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Viva Variety and Stella and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. Kevin has written for The Village Voice, Premiere, Film Journal and more. He has written for Blue Man Group and served as the Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater from 2006 to 2008. Kevin recently founded TheStoryStudio.org, a storytelling school in New York that offers workshops for businesses and individuals.

Nayland Blake

Nayland Blake is an artist, writer and educator. Born in New York Hospital in 1960, he currently resides in Brooklyn. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Fred, London and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, and his work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Studio Museum of Harlem, LA MoCa, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the DeYoung Museum, among others. He has exhibited through out the United States and Europe. As a writer his work has appeared in Interview Magazine, Artforum, Out, and OutLook. He is the author of numerous catalog essays. In 1994 he co-curated, with Lawrence Rinder the exhibition In a Different Light, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art.

Kelli Dunham

Genderqueer nerdcomic Kelli Dunham is the host and co-founder of New York’s longest-running LGBTQ storytelling event, Queer Memoir. She performs at colleges, coffeehouses and pride events nationwide. Her comedy has been seen on Showtime and the Discovery Channel as well as once—just once—at a livestock auction. She wants to be your friend on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and any other future social networking platform, where her screen name is always (get this cleverness) kellidunham.

Killy “Mockstar” Dwyer

Killy “Mockstar” Dwyer is a comedic performance artist and co-host of Alter Ego at Fontana’s. Every third Sunday, Alter Ego makes a party of the underground performance scene, with dance, music, art and burlesque. Her recent album with Kill the Band, “Famous Baby,” includes songs of hope, inspiration and girl balls. Kill the Band’s new album “Mock Bottom” has just been released.

Shawn Hollenbach

Shawn Hollenbach is a stand-up comedian, actor and the gay next door. He was the producer of Closet Cases, a Critics’ Pick from Time Out NY, a Homo Must in HX Magazine and can be heard on Broadcastr. You may have seen him on VH1, the cover of Next Magazine or on Logo’s NewNowNext blog. He’s been featured on two episodes of Hot Gay Comics on here!TV and you may have seen him as the host of Busted, a celebrity gossip podcast.  He’s also creator and co-producer of the Miss Fag Hag Pageant featuring such talents as Caroline Rhea, Leslie Jordan, John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Musto and Hedda Lettuce. His Unicorns on Computer Paper has been named as one of the “Seven Sites You Should Be Waisting Your Time on Right Now” by the Huffington Post.

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Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Visit our companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly at Union Hall.