Based on her roller coaster ride of dating experiences in New York, Vanessa Valerio was inspired to start her podcast Singleling: a compilation of humorous and genuine stories from both singles and non-singles of all different ethnicities, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. At this live recording of the popular show, the audience will hear tales of dating from five locals: Cat Jaffee, founder of House of Pod, comedians Kenny Beahm and Cristy Buchele, and storytellers Beth Bradley and Johanna Walker, founder of Truth Be Told Story Slam. Featuring special surprise guest, one of Denver’s best dating coaches. Your host and producer is Vanessa Valerio, a Moth Story Slam winner and the producer of the comedy show Party of Two in New York City.
Singleling 2nd Anniversary show will be at LPR on January 23rd at 7:30pm, featuring:
Sandi Marx is a Seven times Moth StorySlam winner. She can be heard on several podcasts including RISK! and Hot Mic with Dan Savage. She is a fixture on the New York storytelling scene.
Gianmarco Soresi is a stand up comedian that has won The Moth StorySlam, performed at Caroline’s NY and performs around the east coast.
Calvin Cato has appeard on Oxygen's My Crazy Love and National Geographic's Brain Games. He is one third of the popular live comedy show Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes.
Sydnee Washington is a cast member in MTV international tv show “Vidiots” and is the co-host of the popular podcast “The UnOfficial Expert” Podcast with ComedyHype. She has appeared in AustinMartinez Music Videos on TruTv “Late Night Snack” and various YouTube videos for GQ and Elite Daily.
Music performance by Pavel Rivera, the lead singer of the popular band Twintapes and the author of our theme song!
It is the show that explores the stories and experiences of the host and her guests, within The City That Never Sleeps.
Marie is a comedian and storyteller who has been featured in GQ Magazine, MTV, Refinery29, EliteDaily and a variety of other digital platforms. She co-hosts The Warm Up, a monthly show at Karma Lounge in NYC at 8pm on the second Saturday of every month.
She is also the co-host of Oxygen's Very Real Talk and performs all over the city weekly.
Hey daters! Have you been ghosted? MTV’s Girl Code Producer, former professional single person and cat lady Chelsea White (@thechelseawhite) and the in-a-stable-committed-relationship Erin Leafe (@erinleafe) invite guests to share ‘scary’ dating stories to help make dating less frightening for everyone. After all, there's nothing more comforting than hearing that other people have been through it, too! Plus, at the beginning of each episode Chelsea, Erin and their guest chat what's going on in their dating lives to help answer questions and concerns for anyone else who’s currently in the dating pool and give dating advice. New episodes on SoundCloud and iTunes every Thursday! Boo!
Speak Up, Rise Up is a first year storytelling festival being held at the Connelly Theater from August 14th-20th with a focus on bringing traditional and non-traditional performers together. Our focus is to raise the profile of people and communities of stories we don't often hear. The idea is to bring together people's stories and put them, literally, on the big stage with other featured performances throughout the week.
The purpose of the festival is two fold: first, to bring together traditional and non-traditional performers to tell and share their stories. We will be offering a series of community workshops to various community groups, and showcase their final shows as part of the festival.
Second, is to bring the world of storytelling to the big stage. Too often we have shows in backs of bars or black box theaters and are never allowed to explore the depth and theatricality of a stage.
Last year’s inaugural StoryFest was a solid sold-out weekend. Curated by The PIT in tandem with international storyteller Harmon Leon (TALE, Big Fat Racist Show), StoryFest is a three-day festival that celebrates the very best of the NYC storytelling scene.
StoryFest aims to spotlight the wide variety of themed shows that dot the New York landscape - and trumpet what's best about our storytelling scene.
Singleling will feature:
- Adam Selbst (Big Irv’s)
- Stan Sinberg (Mad Magazine)
- Tarik Danields (Gotham Comedy Club)
- Marie Faustin (AfroPunk)
- Sandi Marx (RISK)
- Plus dating coach: Erika Ettin
Singleling will be in Philadelphia for the first time with a fun live show at the L'Etage at 7:30pm with an amazing line up!
Mark Pagan, Moth StorySlam winner and producer of Mankind.
Hillary Rea, your favorite Philly storyteller and producer of Tell Me A Story.
Nisse Greenberg, a New York transplant in Philly
Selena Coppock, the funniest blonde I know
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Next Tuesday! Come learn how to spin your worst date ever into a story worth telling. In collaboration with It's Not Personal, our producer Vanessa Valerio will be leading us through this workshop on oral story-telling and giving us pointers on how to use comedy to transform your dating woes (or wins?) into something cathartic, fulfilling, or just laugh-until-you-cry hilarious. Tickets can be purchased here.
Come enjoy a game night featuring the traditional Mexican board game, La Loteria! Hosted by the talented Vanessa Valerio, host of the Singleling Podcast, we will be playing rounds of La Loteria all evening, swapping stories about love (and love lost!), serving fresh eats from our kitchen, and offering our regular Margarita Monday happy hour all evening!
Feel free to invite friends to join us in starting this new tradition at our home base in the charming West Village! If you can make it, please RSVP.