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Tuesday, January 29, 8-10pm, free!

Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 384-4586

Each month, Spill! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of queer 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 our enduring storytellers as they tell tales of finally getting it:

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

Dick and Duane (Fun With Dick and Duane)

Dawn J. Fraser (Barbershop Stories)

Frank Liotti (Comedian)

Susan Kent (Tell It: Brooklyn)

William Mullin (Closet Cases)

Victoria Scroggins (Tell It: Brooklyn)

Musical guest Mindy Raf

. . . and you! You’ve got stories of hair-splitting moments. 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 around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of the monthly series Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.

dick and duane

Dick and Duane

Dick and Duane (Richie Cohen and Duane Tragis) met as teenagers, fell in love and exchanged rings from a gumball machine. But finding a soulmate and a cheap apartment so early in life was not enough. They decided to follow in the footsteps of other married duos like Burns & Allen, Stiller & Meara and Sonny & Cher, becoming the first husband and husband comedy team. They’re part traditional burlesque comics, part old-school stand-up comedy team, part 1970s variety show and part vintage gay porn. They’re neither glamorous, fabulous, A-list, nor concerned with celebrity gossip. But what they do best is to skewer and deconstruct the art of comedy itself while shattering preconceived notions of married gay couples.

Dawn J. Fraser

Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller and national speaker from San Jose, California. She is the host of Barbershop Stories, which features storytellers performing true tales in a salon in Brooklyn. Then she chops off their hair. Dawn delivers speeches and workshops about the nature of stories to develop vision, identity and leadership potential, and is a storytelling coach through The Moth’s Community Outreach Program. She loves being both a twin and a Trinidadian.

Susan Kent

Susan Kent is a freelance writer, storyteller and future New York Times-bestselling memoirist. She spent over half of her life in the Deep South and has been working out a lot of those demons on her blog, Southern Discomforts, for quite a while. Susan also over-shares on a regular basis at shows like The Moth, on the Risk! Podcast, and encourages others to do the same at her own show, Tell It: Brooklyn.

Frank Liotti

Frank Liotti’s criminal spree has taken him to Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Jonny Zero, Canturbury’s Law and other televised murder scenes. A graduate of Yale School of Drama as well as SUNY Purchase, he landed in The New York Times for the production of “Cats Talk Back,” a mockumentary of life as a cast member of the Broadway hit “Cats.” As a stand-up comic, his sardonic wit, powerhouse characters and bizarre stream of consciousness are garnering growing buzz about the scene. He will appear in the film “BearCity 2,” a TLA Films release, this fall.

William Mullin

William Mullin has written and performed with Ed Helms of the Office as well as writing for Jane Lynch. He has performed at The Moth, and produces a storytelling show in Provincetown called Closet Cases.

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf is a writer, comedienne and musician based in Brooklyn. She has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network and was a contributor to the “My Parents Were Awesome” anthology. She has been invited to perform at the Women in Comedy Festival, SketchFestNYC, NY Funny Songs Fest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, where she was named a “stellar surprise” by The Portland Mercury. Her fist novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity, will be published by Dial (Penguin Young Readers Group) and comes out April 2013.

Victoria Scroggins

Victoria Scroggins is a Brooklyn-based storyteller, comedian and writer. She co-produces and hosts a monthly storytelling show Tell It: Brooklyn. You can find her there and various other venues regaling audiences with her tales of life in Texas and beyond.





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on the final Tuesday of each month and in Washington, D.C., at Black Fox Lounge. Also visit our monthly companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.

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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.

Tuesday, May 15, 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 tried-and-true storytellers as they tell tales of trial and error:

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

John Flynn (Nights of Our Lives, Upright Citizens Brigade)

Nisse Greenberg (Drawn Out Storytelling, Rachel and the Elf)

William Mullin (Santa Fe Comedy Festival, Haitus Improv)

Spycey Spyce (Spycey Buzz)

Musical guest Jessica Delfino

. . . and you! You’ve got stories of trials and tribulations. 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 Bare’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.

Jessica Delfino

Hailing from a small town in coastal Maine, Jessica Delfino grew up with the characters from Stephen King’s novels as her neighbors, and thus, today is a quirky, critically acclaimed pop musician who sings songs mostly in the key of strife, usually with a sense of humor to them. Hailing from a small town in coastal Maine, Jessica Delfino grew up with the characters from Stephen King’s novels as her neighbors, and thus, today is a quirky, critically acclaimed pop musician who sings songs mostly in the key of strife, usually with a sense of humor to them.

John Flynn

John Flynn has been performing, writing, and directing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade since 2004. He’s a producer and regular performer of Nights of Our Lives, a monthly storytelling show that has been running for seven years. He hosts an open mic story telling show, Oh Hey Guys, every Thursday at the UCB Theater in the East Village.

Nisse Greenberg

Nisse Greenberg is a sexual pervert and by”‘pervert” he means person who gets intimidated by the idea of going through multiple positions during the same session of intercourse. CRAZY! He prefers high fives to fucking, but only because he rarely cries during a high five. He also hosts and produces Drawn Out Storytelling and is one half of the sketch comedy group Rachel and the Elf.

William Mullen

William Mullin performs stand-up comedy all over New York City, including at Comix Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Gotham Comedy Club and Don’t Tell Mama. Mullin has performed improv and written and performed with sketch comedy groups including the award-winning Hiatus Improv group and The Jakes. William is founder, producer and performer of the Santa Fe Comedy Festival, the southwest’s largest stand-up comedy festival. He has performed at numerous colleges and universities including Boston University (his alma mater), Green Mountain State College, and Rutgers University. William currently lives in Hamilton Heights with his partner and his black Labrador Guffman.

Spycey Spyce

Spycey Spyce is an “erotic edu-tainer” based in Asheville, North Carolina. She hosts the popular Spycey Buzz Radio Show, featuring special guests and frank, open talk about sex and sexuality. Her storytelling credits include an appearance at Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco.

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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.

Tuesday, April 24, 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.

The evening’s theme is “werk.” Join these hard-working storytellers as they werk it for you:

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

Ilana Glazer (Comedian, Broad City)

Morgan (Comedian, Storyteller)

Michael Pope (Michael Pope Is Gay For Pay)

H. Alan Scott (Comedian, SRSLY LOL)

Musical guest Molly Ruth

. . . and you! Put your name in 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.

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 around the city and elsewhere, 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.

Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer is a writer/performer based in Brooklyn. She is one-half of the web-to-TV series, “Broad City,” and she performs stand-up and writes scripts when she isn’t trying to make a buck.

Morgan

Morgan describes herself as a “middle-aged woman, provided she lives to be one hundred and eighteen.” A transgendered comic and storyteller, Morgan has appeared at Gotham Comedy Club, Harvey’s in the Castro, The Punchline in San Francisco and the legendary Purple Onion.

Michael Pope

Michael Pope is a filmmaker whose music videos are in MTV, LOGO and RAGE rotation and have seen premieres on People, Spin and Pitchfork sites. His award winning experimental film Neovoxer united hundreds of artists from the United States and the Czech Republic in a “primal scream of creative expression” and he was once bestowed the title of “Boston’s Best Visual Artist” by the Boston Phoenix. He continues his career as artist and raconteur with his one man show Michael Pope Is Gay For Pay, chronicling his legendary career as a phone sex operator in New York City.

Molly Ruth

Molly Ruth’s forthcoming debut LP, “Birth Against the Nation,” includes songs about animals, incest, fear, glory, murder, God, honor, blasphemy, tragedy, fervor, frenzy, longing, dreams, deserts, pain, devotion, crossroads, blood, birds, minds, time and war.

H. Alan Scott

H. Alan Scott, a comedian, writer, and actor, is the Mormon with an intense interest in Fresca!  Hailing from a lovingly dysfunctional family from the right side of the tracks in St. Louis, Missouri, he has become what the Chicago Tribune’s Red Eye calls the “hot gay Mormon.” Scott has performed at the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, Comix, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater.  You may have also heard him on Sirius/XM Radio or as one of here!TV’s “Hot Gay Comics.” Scott, along with Bryan Wilson, is the co-host and producer of “SRSLY LOL,” an alternative variety show in New York City and Los Angeles. Scott also is the creator and producer of “The Tweet Spot: The Twitter Game Show,” a live game show based on the regular activities of a Twitter user.





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

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

Tuesday, March 20, 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.

Our inaugural show features tales of firsts from these storied cherry-pickers:

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

Kevin Allison (The State, Risk! Show)

JT Bullock (Poet, Writer)

Kelli Dunham (Comic, Queer Memoir)

Jessica Halem (Comic, Activist)

Musical guest Killy “Mockstar” Dwyer

. . . and you! You’ve had all kinds of firsts in sex, desire and romance. Pick one and put your name in 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.

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 around the city and elsewhere, 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.

Kevin Allison

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.

JT Bullock

JT Bullock is poet, writer and storyteller who has published in academic journals, including Note Bene. He has competed in three National Poetry Slam competitions, most notably in 2006, when he ranked nineteenth nationally. JT was featured at Sparkle, a queer reading series at Busboys and Poets, and at Capturing Fire at The Fridge DC. Currently he is working on an autobiographical one-man show, which debuted as a work-in-progress at the Wooly Mammoth Theater through Artist Bloc.

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.

Jessica Halem

Called “brave and bawdy” by Time Out Chicago and “righteous and chipper” by the Times-Picayune, Jessica Halem was raised by hippie Jewish artists from the East Coast which was anything but normal—or easy—in small-town Ohio, but did help to foster this very funny “on-your-face” comic who puts her queer spin on everything from Sudafed to feminism to glory holes. Jessica Halem was trained in femme queerness at Sarah Lawrence College; earned her chops as a social justice activist working for Bella Abzug; and as a LGBTQ health guru running the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Jessica Halem performs at every college, Pride, and bathhouse where she can help find the funny in even the toughest of times.





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

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