Posts tagged as stories

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: Adam Wade Tells Dan Marino Where to Stick It

Our story this week: Adam Wade, friend of the show, fearless speaker of truth to power, idolized in his youth the great Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino. Years later, working for a pittance to get over a hard spot, Adam found himself in the company of The Great Marino himself. How does it go? What happens when we face our heroes in the flesh? Listen to find out! Spolier alert: Ace Ventura quotes ahead.

Adam Wade is a MOTH GrandSlam champion a dozen times over and you can see him telling stories all over the world, especially New York. Catch him hosting his own storytelling show, Tales of the Cosmos at the UCBeast, or see [...]

A Funny Thing: John Flynn Fights One Enormous Testicle

Comedian and storyteller John Flynn awoke one morning to discover one of his testicles had swollen to the size of an ambitious nectarine. Only one man could help him: his own grandfather, the very man from whom John must keep an incredible secret! How unspeakably awkward will things get? Listen to find out, on this week's A Funny Thing.

John Flynn is the damn best and he is recording a new album at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York on Wednesday, November 21st at 8pm. Get your (supercheap) tickets here. Come and have your laugh recorded for posterity! Everybody loves posterity!

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A Funny Thing #21: Code Brown with Andrea Rosen

Paper plates, salad bowls, the unwilling folds of a boyfriend's testicles. What won't our intrepid heroine squeeze her excreta into/onto? Not much, apparently. Listen with a rictus of disgust, but listen well, as Andrea Rosen, Mayor of Brown Town, not-so-reluctant tamer of the wild mudsnake, leaves a deposit where any can go and even where some never dare!

A Funny Thing #17: I See You In a Cape with John Flynn

John Flynn is off to see the wizard! But what will the wizard give him? A pretty hot pink cape, a believable sexual alibi, or perhaps the genesis of young John’s abiding love affair with…the theatre!


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John Flynn is a performer, writer and storyteller who is almost impossible to escape. He's been featured by everything and anything about storytelling and he's written for some of the biggest cable-centric award shows around. Go visit Mr. John Flynn at allthingsflynn.com and tell him A Funny Thing sent you.

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 [...]

A Funny Thing: Hayley Bing is Drinking Pee and Taking Names

Hayley Bing was dating a nice boy who happened to be friends with the biggest asshole in the world. One time he gave her a beer that was really his own urine. It got worse, and when it spread to muffins, Hayley hatched a plan for revenge. We won't spoil the big reveal at the end of Hayley's tale, but let's just say she has the last laugh.

You can follow Hayley on Twitter right here, @thehayleybing.

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A Funny Thing #28: Wrong Place, Wrong Time with David Smithyman

David Smithyman wanted to lay low and avoid attention, to pass as a phantom over the choppy waters of an awkward adolescence, but the universe had other plans. One second David Smithyman discovers he's gay while attending an Australian boy's school, the next he's adopting a runaway fallopian tube and politely asking Jeeves about bully porn. It's never a good time, David.

David Smithyman, storyteller and stand-up, told his story at the stand-up and storytelling show My High School Boyfriend Was Gay at the UCBeast theater. David Smithyman, know him, love him, book him at davidsmithyman.com.

A Funny Thing #20: The Swing Set with Jenice Matias

This week Jenice Matias, born of Spanish Harlem, raised on Father Knows Best, aspiring social climber, is led along the primrose path with promises of high class friends and luxury playground equipment only to find herself trapped! Will an entire coffee table's worth of top quality drugs save her, or will this wilting flower be forced to become the queen bee? LISTEN TO FIND OUT!

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Jenice Matias is a singer, dancer, improviser, and actress whose one woman show Pussinomics debuts at New York's Magnet theater this fall. Find her here. Jenice told her story at the indelible storytelling open mic,[...]

A Funny Thing #16: Know Thy Cops with Anthony Atamanuik

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

- Edward Gibbon

This week, Anthony Atamanuik, our ablest navigator, steers the reckless barge of his fortune tween the twin dooms of wanton self destruction and the eager, crushing bootheel of the American Drug War. Also there’s a hobbit.



Anthony Atamanuik is comedian and actor in New York City. You’ve seen him on NBC’s 30 Rock and now you can listen to him here, but if you’d like to see him in person you can check out The Tony and Johnny Show.

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: Kate Tellers Gets Handsy During Thanksgiving Dinner

This week on A Funny Thing, a story from comedian and storyteller Kate Tellers about the time she put on a corset, impersonated an Astor, and tried to give her boyfriend a handjob during Thanksgiving dinner with her family. Just like the pilgrims did!

Kate will be hosting the MOTH slam on Dec 27th. and you can follow her on twitter @katadudle. She told her story at the comedy storytelling stalwart Oh Hey Guys! This week please remember that all of us here at A Funny Thing wish you a happy and safe thanksgiving. HJ's for everybody!

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A Funny Thing #22: Monkey Shines with Jim O'Grady

On this week's A Funny Thing Jim O'Grady goes tete-a-tete with a clever little monkey. The prize? Romance! The complicating factor? Horror auteur George Romero! Brace yourself for the climax, a scene of wriggling, oral horror worthy of Romero himself.

Jim O'Grady is a reporter for WNYC and a Moth GrandSlam champion. Jim told this story at Tales of the Cosmos at UCBeast.

[Producer's note: The monkey in this story has his own IMDB page, the "Trivia" section of which lists only one item of trivia: "Is a monkey."]

A Funny Thing #19: If You Show Me Yours with Aileen Clark

Aileen Clark is a woman of the world, but when the body images of the next generation are challenged by her own family will she step up and take care of lady business? YOU MUST LISTEN TO FIND OUT!

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Aileen Clark is an improviser with the NYC improv group P.I.G. Her one woman show, How I Learned To Stop worrying and Lost My Virginity, was featured in the 2011 NY Fringe Festival. She told her story at the wonderful storytelling open mic Oh Hey, Guys! at the UCBeast.