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Tuesday, February 26, 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 dogged storytellers as they snoop around tales of the dark and stormy:

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

Michael Bryan (Creepy Kid)

Kelli Dunham (Queer Memoir)

J. LaLonde (Word Thug)

Adam Newman (Butt Talk)

Special guest Dandy Darkly

. . . and you! You’ve been left in the dark and weathered stormy situations. 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.

Michael Bryan

Michael Bryan

Michael Bryan is a writer, actor and director with over twenty-five years experience in the entertainment industry. He is Senior Project Manager for the entertainment division of Time Warner Global, where he works with Turner Sports, CNN, Time Warner Global, Warner Brothers, HBO, Showtime and many other brands. Michael was a child TV actor having acted in over thirty commercials, and he worked for many years in Seattle theater with The Bathhouse Theater Company, Seattle Rep and Alice B. Tolkas. He has worked with Robert DeNiro and producer Art Linson and studied playwriting with Tony-winner Tina Howe; three of his plays have been produced off-Broadway. His screenplay, Black Angel, won the Lake Placid Film Festival and was staged for a reading directed by Campbell Scott. Michael’s solo show had a successful off-Broadway run in 2011. He has written a novel based upon his screenplay Black Angel that will be published summer 2013, as well as his memoir, Creepy Kid, detailing his childhood with a bipolar and schizophrenic mother.

Dandy Darkly

Dandy Darkly

Dandy Darkly (Neil Arthur James) is a storyteller of supernatural sleaze and homosexual horror. Dandy cut his teeth (and chipped a tooth) telling tasteless tales of terror down under Provincetown’s Dick Dock and has hosted such venerated venues as Stonewall Inn’s speakeasy stage, Fire Island’s infamous Meat Rack and the Dixon Place cabaret lounge for his one-dandy show A Case of the Vapors! as part of their annual HOT! Festival. In October 2012, Dandy went national, hosting both the Phantom Cabaret and the prestigious Airship Awards at Steamcon, the national Steampunk Convention in Seattle.

Kelli Dunham

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.

J. LaLonde

J. LaLonde

J. LaLonde has been on the radio since he was sixteen years old. Considered one of the youngest major-market morning show hosts in radio history, he’s set to return to the airwaves in 2013 with the podcast Weirdos, an interview series with the world’s most tragically interesting humans. J. performs at national comedy venues with the likes of Louis C.K., Ralphie May, Carl Labove, Jon Reep, Bert Kreischer, Steve Byrne, Doug Stanhope, Robert Kelly, Whitney Cummings, Jim Breuer and many more. He filmed his first stand-up DVD at The Historic Tennessee Theatre and plans on releasing his debut album in 2013. Having voiced, produced, edited, written and acted in countless TV and radio campaigns, he operates Man Speaks Noise, a voice-over studio in New York and writes for WORD THUG.

Adam Newman

Adam Newman

Adam Newman is a Brooklyn-based comedian who has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch, won Caroline’s Comedy Madness competition, and released his critically acclaimed debut stand-up CD, Not for Horses, on Rooftop Comedy Productions. He hosts the popular BIG LONG SETS at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and Butt Talk, the world’s #1 Number 2 podcast. His new web series, My Dad is in a Boy Band, was recently released on The Warner Sound.





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.

Tuesday, September 25, 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 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 bug-eyed storytellers as they drop jaws over their most suprising moments:

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

Damian Bellino (My High School Boyfriend Was Gay)

Tara Clancy (Channel Rat)

Kelli Dunham (Queer Memoir)

David Smithyman (We’re Nice People)

Musical guest Molly Ruth

. . . and you! You’ve got stories of times you had the rug pulled out from under you. Or maybe you did the rug pulling? 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.

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.

Tara Clancy

Tara Clancy has written and performed several full-length monologues at various Off-Off Broadway theaters, including Channel Rat, her solo show in the NY Fringe Festival. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, and she is a Moth StorySLAM winner. Tara is a third-generation bartender and native New Yorker. Originally from Queens, she now lives in Manhattan with her wife and son. Tara is also a licensed tour guide for the City of New York.

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.

Molly Ruth

Molly Ruth’s 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.

David Smithyman

Failing to ever fulfill his true potential as an Australian child actor, David Smithyman now lives in Williamsburg and co-hosts and co-produces his own monthly comedy show, We’re Nice People, on the Lower East Side (now in its second year), as well as a monthly variety show in Queens, a fortnightly trivia night in Brooklyn, and an Xbox marathon in his apartment every night of the week. He divides his time between writing jokes, petting animals, and teaching stand-up comedy to teenagers at Gotham Comedy Club.





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.

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.

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.