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Friday, September 20, 7-9pm, $5 suggested donation

The Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 212/473-7373

Each month, Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance 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 us this month as our ever-studious storytellers tell tales of being schooled:

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

Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!)

Heidi Galore (Storyteller)

Kevin Quigley (ImprovBoston, Bleed Out)

Mindy Raf (Symptoms of My Insanity)

. . . and you! You’ve been schooled or had to rap someone’s knuckles. Put your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

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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 Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance (monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.) as well as the biweekly Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic at The Delancey.

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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.

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.

Kevin Quigley

Kevin Quigley

Kevin Quigley has worked as the producer of Sketchhaus, the premier sketch comedy night at ImprovBoston, since early 2012.  He also directs, acts, and writes for two sketch comedy teams, Duct Tape Revolution and World of Hurt, both of which have had successful runs at both Sketchhaus and at the Comedy Lab at IB.  In addition, Kevin co-produced The Scoop, a limited-run storytelling night, during which he frequently appeared as a performer.  Kevin has also performed standup at 100 First Jokes, and more recently at Andy Ofiesh’s Naked Comedy Night and Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.  He lives in Boston.

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf is a author, comedian, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. 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 festival highlight performing as feminist folk singer Leibya Rogers. Through the popularity of Leibya Rogers, she fan-funded and produced a full length vinyl comedy album, “LeibyaFair Live.” She recently released her debut Young Adult novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity (Dial/Penguin).





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place in New York at The Sidewalk Cafe on the third Fridays of each month and in Washington, D.C., at Black Fox Lounge. Also visit our companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at the biweekly Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, second and fourth Mondays at The Delancey in New York.

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public-assembly

Tuesday, April 30, 8-10pm, free!

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

(718) 384-4586

Please note: this month we are meeting upstairs in the Loft.

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 us this month as our always aspiring storytellers tell lofty tales:

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

Dick and Duane (Fun with Dick and Duane)

Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!)

Kris Grey (Justin Credible)

Neil Thornton (Funny. Furry. Fierce.)

. . . and you! You had lofty aspirations, been held aloft or simply crashed. Put your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

And still more! One lucky audience member will win one Spill!’s sexy raffle prize.

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 as well as the biweekly Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic.

Dick and Duane

Dick and Duane

Dick and Duane (Richie Cohen and Duane Tragis) fell in love as teenagers, exchanging rings from a gumball machine. 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. Dick and Duane™ got their start as the late-night after-show for the Chippendales dancers and in the Lower East Side’s performance art and alternative comedy world before moving up to headline at comedy clubs and major gay events. Dick and Duane are currently developing their web series, Fun With Dick and Duane, based on the real-life, sitcom-like experiences they share daily with their sizable Facebook audience.

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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.

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Kris Grey

Kris Grey is queer. We’re talking gender and sexuality. As an artist, activist, entertainer and educator, they find creative ways to tell stories with words and images. Kris’s alter ego, Justin Credible, has appeared on stages great and small including the Stoop Storytelling series, the Creative Alliance, and Mobtown Theater in Baltimore as well as having been named the Baltimore City Paper’s best drag king from 2007-09. Grey was a 2012 Fire Island Artist Residency recipient and the resident artist for the 2012 ANTI Festival for Contemporary Art in Kupoio, Finland.

Neil Thornton

Neil Thornton

Neil Thornton is a comedian and humor writer. A favorite in the New York comedy scene, Neil is the producer of New York’s first all-bear comedy revue, Funny. Furry. Fierce. He also hosts a popular weekly show, Stand-Up @ RockBar and performs regularly all over the northeast, with shows in New York City, Washington D.C., Provincetown, Fire Island and the Poconos.





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 companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly in Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at the biweekly Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, alternate Mondays at The Three of Cups in New York City.

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.