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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 [...]

A Funny Thing #27: The Sing-Along with Julia Wiedeman

A stranger in a strange land, her mop incarnadine against the native dred, Julia Wiedman wanted what any of us would: simple human connection and a part in the school production of Pan! But what could possibly tie this pale newcomer to the bosom of her adopted tribe? A rope of kindness? A bridge of common humanity? Or early 80's folk troubadour, Suzanne Vega? Listen to find out!

Julia Wiedeman is a writer and performer who can be seen all over town perpetually working on the content of her next project. Follow her @juliawiedeman on Twitter. Special thanks and congratulations to John Flynn, the host of Oh, Hey Guys!, the storytelling [...]

A Funny Thing #24: Downtown Dinner Party with Sam Dingman

Just how far will you go to get what you want? How high a price for fame, for love, will you deduct from your dignity to deposit on the watermelon sweet lips of ambition's prize? This week, Sam Dingman, aspiring actor and jaunty-angled fedora donner, finds out exactly what he's willing to put on the table, or leave on the warehouse floor, in his misinformed climb up the showbiz ladder. Who will save him? Urban Dictionary? Big Wang Lucious? Or indie titan John Cameron Mitchell? Listen to find out!

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 #26: Killer Moves with Jim Santangeli

This week, a 10-year-old Jim Santangeli dances face first into murder. Only by surrendering himself to the rhythm of life and summoning the ghost of Jimi Hendrix's iconic 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival performance can he redeem himself! But will lil' Jim go too far? Yep.

Jim told his story at the amazing Animated Stories, a monthly live storytelling show where the winning story becomes an animated film. Check out past winners and so much more. (Our favorite animated story is by SNL's Kate McKinnon!) Go get tickets to Animated Stories!

A Funny Thing: Christian Capozzoli Dresses Up Like an Old Man and Bleeds All Over Everything

Ever showed up to a costume party to find you are the only one in costume? Imagine that, then add blood. Lots of blood. You won't believe how much blood comes out of storyteller Christian Capozzoli in this tale of an ultra awkward puberty, self shaving, self loathing and Hollywood make-up wizardry.

Christian told this story at Nights of Our Lives at the UCB Theatre in New York.

You can check out Christian's videos and other ephemera here and follow him on Twitter right over here.

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A Funny Thing #25: I Come From You with Christian Capozzoli

Parents. They're supposed to be our rock, our paragons of sure-handed, stoic capability. Oh, but aren't they all too human? Maybe no one ever says "divorce", maybe we still go out to dinner as a family, and maybe this makes as much sense as driving from France to America, but they'll do it. And maybe, in their desperate all too human effort to hold it all together, to stave off the chaos of the world for just one more precious, fleeting moment, they leave a Buick-wide wake of mutilated animals and stunned children. Perhaps that is just the cost of doing business, the cost of being a parent, the [...]