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A Funny Thing: Cammi Climaco Can Has Cat Puke

Our story this week: cats. They are the worst. This is inarguable, timeless wisdom. As if we needed further proof (we didn't), Cammi Climaco investigates just how much of the worst (all of it) they can be when she cat-sits two purrfect examples of the spewing, defecating, life-ruining mistake we call the house cat.

Cammi Climaco, on the other hand, is lovely. A comedian, a storyteller, a sculptor, a visual/video artist par excellence, Cammi would be pleased as pie if you'd visit her and her creations at brightsunnyfutures.com. Worth your time, we guarantee it.

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A Funny Thing: Melanie Hamlett's Winter Was Coming

Our story this week: Melanie Hamlett was a gung-ho feminist out to pave the way for strong women everywhere, but a crippling handicap in the icy heart of the Wyoming Winter forced her latent sexual confusion to the surface in a season of self-shaming, lazy date rapists, and masturbating at the public pool.

Melanie Hamlett is a comedian, storyteller, world traveler , and two-time Moth storyslam winner who has contributed to Marie Claire, Nerve.com, and the great travel book Leave the Lipstick, Take the IguanaYou can catch her performing in Adventures with Melanie Hamlett at the Under St. Marks Theater in New York on the 3rd monday of every month at 7pm, and at melaniehamlett.com.

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Michelle Markowitz No Longer Likes You as a Man

Our story this week: Sideburns, zoot suits, and Fred Savage, these are the three omens that signaled Michelle Markowitz's late blooming into a wonderfully awkward young woman. Actually, you know what? Instead of describing this story, I will just tell you that it contains the line "He didn't deserve my Austin Powers quote." If you're not sold now, you never will be.

Michelle Markowitz is a comedy writer and storyteller in New York. She can be seen next month at Nights of Our Lives at the UCB theater in Chelsea, and found online @michmarkowitz

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A Funny Thing: Lisa Kleinman Says Come On, New York

Lisa Kleinman moved to New York for the big dreams, the bright lights, and the infinite possibilities. She ended up with a secret life, pregnant legs, and a roommate named White Shoes. It's the best things in life we never see coming.

Lisa Kleinman (@lisakleinwoman) is a storyteller at the P.I.T. in New York and an actor for the UCB Sketch titan BEIGE.

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A Funny Thing: Caitlin Brodnick Loses Her Mind to Lose a Few Pounds

Caitlin Brodnick thought diets were fun. Really. But then she made herself a lab rat in the cult-like laboratory of the Great American Infomercial. Cast as a "Before" in a meal-plan experiment for television, what wouldn't she sacrifice for the horrible "After"?

Caitlin is a comedian and storyteller in New York and on the internet @caitybrodnick. See her host the story show Shut Up! at the PIT in New York.

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A Funny Thing: Kim Kutt is the Beauty and the Beast

Our story this week: Comedian Kim Kutt was enamored with the Spanish handsome, Gaston. But their earliest dalliances hit nothing but snags, and when Kim went the extra mile she found herself crossing some lines. Lines like the Threat of Mass Murder Line and the Stalking Outside Your House Line, amongst others. Why must we destroy what we love, Kim?

Kim Kutt is a comedian in New York. Follow her on Twitter @tablefullofcrap.

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A Funny Thing: Nick Kanellis Wets the Bedbug

Our story this week: Christian talks with Nick Kanellis about one horrible night when Nick suffered the perfect storm of bedbugs, robot vodka, human urine on an air mattress, and being cast off from the summit of Mount Olympus, home of the gods.

Nick is a comedian and improvisor whom you may see performing with Trike at the Magnet Theater in New York Saturdays at 10:30 or tweeting under the nom de net @nickkanellis.

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A Funny Thing: Christian Capozzoli Takes Over the Show

Our story this week: Christian Capozzoli is your new host of A Funny Thing. Listen as he takes the reins in our first ever studio session and leads the story carriage right over a cliff of fire fog, adolescent gore, unrequited tan-lust, sun blindness, and arguably the most nightmarish family vacation ever.

Welcome home, Christian. You'll fit right in.

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A Funny Thing: Melanie Hamlett Nearly Seduced by South American Stilt Clown

Our story this week: Melanie Hamlett, yearning for the endless, intoxicating adventure of South America found herself couch surfing into a house full of clowns. Literal clowns. Bipolar, uncicycling clowns. Always on the lookout for a safe haven from the lecherous man-pigs of the road, Melanie thought she had found her respite from constant sexual harassment amongst those bronze boys of the circus arts. But then came a clown called Blue Angel, and everything changed.

Melanie Hamlett is a comedian, storyteller, world traveler , and two-time MOTH storyslam winner who has written for Marie Claire, Nerve.com, and her  book Leave the Lipstick, Take the IguanaYou can catch her performing in Adventures with Melanie Hamlett at the Under St. Marks Theater in New York on the 3rd monday of every month at 7pm, and at melaniehamlett.com. she told her story at the incomparable Nights of Our Lives.

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A Funny Thing 4/20 Special: Amey Goerlich Smuggles Up

Our story this week:  In honor of 4/20 we bring you international intrigue, body cavity bingo, vagina lips like hot dog buns, and so much more, as Amey Goerlich smuggles us past customs and secrets us away in the most intimate storytelling crevices of her heart. Watch out for that yogurt.

Amey Goerlich is a comedian and founding member of the seminal improv powerhouse, Krompf. See her at Indie Cage Match every Saturday at 7:00 at the UCB East in New York City (tickets here).

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A Funny Thing: Brantley Brice Discovers Himself, Matt Lauer, and the Power of Men's Underwear

Our story this week: Brantley Brice didn't so much struggle with his sexuality as much as he gleefully did the breaststroke in a river of denial of it. His closet was a palace of men's underwear models and sexual aids. But the truth, much like Brendan Fraser in a golden cod-piece, will always out.

Brantley Brice is an actor and comedian in New york. Seek and ye shall find him performing with The Bats, the resident theater company of The Flea Theater, or follow him on Twitter @brantleybrice. He loves dinosaurs.

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A Funny Thing: Pat Baer Fights Wolves, Finds Love

Our story this week: Pat Baer, creeped out by an awkward drug party around an unfamiliar campfire, escapes into the forest along with the beautiful, straight-edge subject of his unspoken desire. But if there's one thing that history teaches us, it's this: journeys into dark forests produce narrative crisis points via confrontation with representations of the bestial self. Should have seen this one coming, Pat.

Pat Baer is an improvisor and all around great guy who has helped with the production of A Funny Thing since its very beginning. Thanks Pat! He also hosts 404ing it: Breaking Down the Internet, a surprisingly moving love song to all things online at the UCBeast theater. It is a great show, and if you like the internet (you do) then you should check it out.

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A Funny Thing: Michael Hartney Gets a Lesson in Sketch Comedy From Rosie O'Donnell

Our story this week: Comedian Michael Hartney was a fresh-faced writer's assistant eager to get a foot in the door of the burgeoning gay and lesbian sketch comedy television industry. Instead, he got a master class on whom not to fuck with. Rosie O'Donnell, thats whom. Positive energy!

Michael Hartney is a comedian you've seen on 30 Rock and on stage at the UCB. He hosts the always funny character showcase Characters Welcome at the UCBeast, Friday, April 26th at 7:30pm. Click here for tickets. He told his story at the inimitable Oh, Hey Guys!

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A Funny Thing: Ophira Eisenberg Scrapes the Bottom of the Sex Barrel

Our story this week: Fresh off bombing her stand up set, Ophira Eisenberg was desperate to turn a bad night into a good one. How to do it? By sleeping with the weird, sad headliner, of course. The guy "who's entire wardrobe came from a t-shirt gun." But how weird and sad can things get, really? Very. Things can get very weird and very sad. Mondays, am I right?

Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian and storyteller who hosts NPR's Ask Me Another. She has a fantastic new book out this week, called Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy. Click on that link to see it on Amazon, and if you're smart, to buy it. She told her story at Night of Our Lives, the wizened lion of New York storytelling shows, at the UCB theater.

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