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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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 [...]
Our story this week: The narratorial tag team of Adam Wade and Peter Aguero form the beast with two butts to double down on the old number two. It's a poop story, okay? Two poop stories. Remember a couple of weeks ago when we had the story of comedian wrestling with the urge to contextualize her own abuse? Well, now we're doing poop stories.
Peter Aguero is a storyteller and general bon vivant about town. You can find him at The Comedy Bar on the 22nd playing with the BTK Band, and telling stories at Bare (true stories with burlesque (naked people)) March 31st at the Red Room, [...]
Our story this week: Abra Tabak thought she was headed for the idyllic American summer camp experience. She'd be the fun counselor, with rugs and lamps! She wasn't prepared for the grimness, the grief, or the cargo shorts. And yet, somehow, a year later, she found herself returning for another summer at Bummer Camp.
Abra Tabak is a comedian and improvisor in New York City. Follow her on twitter @abratabak, hear her on the brilliant podcast Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak and see her perform at the UCB theater on Saturday nights with Grandma's Ashes.
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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 [...]