David Martin has performed comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for many years now -- some might argue too many and he wouldn't disagree with those people. But he also hopes (fervently) to be performing there for many years to come.
For the past twelve years, he has hosted and produced Nights of Our Lives, the second oldest storytelling show in New York. The show has featured such performers as John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Rob Riggle, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Gethard, Chelsea Peretti, John Flynn, Adam Pally, Curtis Gwinn, Anthony Atamanuik, and Adam Wade. David is uncertain about how he could even be associated with the likes of such talented people.
This month our storytellers get all hot and bothered as they share with you tales of their most passionate nights. And boy does it get steamy. From a critical exegesis of Scorsese’s The Last Passion of Christ to a bittersweet reminiscence of freshman love gone awry, our performers are going to get you and a loved one (or perhaps a complete stranger) very very lucky tonight.
We discuss all things Thanksgiving food in this month’s show, with yours truly—the host—decreeing that mashed potatoes should never ever be made with their skins on. Upon this I shall not waver. And with that we wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
What scares you? Is it the sweetly sick taste of candy corn? Or an obscure peanut butter candy called, enigmatically, Chick-O Stic? Or perhaps it’s just the sight of your face in the mirror every morning (guilty)? Whatever it may be, we guarantee that this month’s stories will terrify you into never listening to this show again!! (Wait, scratch that. They’ll terrify you into listening to this over and over for all of eternity. There, that’s better.)
We could all use a break from the world. This month’s show promises only Happy Stories—a first for our show we think. From getting engaged to taking dance classes in Tucson to being the lone videographer on a Playboy shoot, happiness sneaks upon you sometimes when you do indeed most expect it.
As summer winds down we think about the start of school. And although school, this year, will look different, some things never change: like productions of Romeo and Juliet run amok or spring band trips that turn into scenes of a crime or open mic nights that don’t end as disastrously as feared. Tune in and slide back down memory lane as our storytellers this month share their Back to School stories.
What do you get when you reunite three friends after seven years of being apart and toss in the host’s mother? Lots of nostalgia and an airing of grievances How else would you know that it was true friendship?
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