Here’s your best holiday gift so far–Funny Story is Thursday night at Brooklyn Brewery. This month we have a writer for Letterman, a badly behaved girl and an editor of Out Magazine telling hilarious true stories, and as always, our beloved host, Tom Shillue. We never set a theme, but a holiday menagerie of stories may well occur this time around. If you want more Shillue steeze, check him out in Jimmy Fallon’s barbershop quartet in the video above (Tom’s the one to the left of Steve Carell, no, not Jimmy Fallon, your other left). While we can’t promise he’ll break into song on Thursday, he did perform a barbershop snippet back in October, which you can listen to on Funny Story Live, episode two. Tickets are $10, and that includes a beer. Good times guaranteed.
As you may know, each month we co-curate a storytelling show at Brooklyn Brewery with Tom Shillue, a comedian, barbershop quartet enthusiast, and frequent performer on The Tonight Show. Some of our storytellers are comedians or regulars on the storytelling circuit, but others are just interesting people–chefs, journalists, filmmakers and all-purpose weirdos.
The show is such a good time that we decided to record it and produce a podcast, and this is the first one.
Fri August 23, 2013
The Brooklyn Public Library’s summer reading program winds down this week with a reading about walruses and other aquatic life at the Kings Bay library branch Aug. 23. Photo: Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Public Library is wrapping up its summer reading program this Friday, Aug. 23, with a little help from some walruses. Beginning last week, BPL partnered with Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium to host seven read-aloud children’s storytelling events about aquatic life at different library branches around Brooklyn. In addition to hearing about sea creatures, kids get a better understanding of what it’s like to be a walrus through trivia games that teach them everything from the anatomy to the eating habits of the marine mammals. A family four-pack of tickets to the aquarium is raffled off at every reading for a chance to see the bristly creatures up close at the aquarium. The final story time is happening at the King’s Bay branch at 2pm.
Thu August 15, 2013
By now you know the drill–every month we co-curate Funny Story, an evening of storytelling with comedian and all-around nice guy, Tom Shillue. He lines up fellow comics, we line up writers, cooks, bartenders, minor celebrities, playwrights and weirdos. It’s always fun, there’s always beer and yet somehow you feel smarter and more connected to the world when you leave. Yes, the show is that good. We have a great cast of characters this month including Becky Yamamoto, Erik German, Anita Flores and Jason Saentz. Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30pm, your $10 ticket gets you a beer with your laughs.