2012: Seriously Funny

Humor is one of the most serious tools we have for dealing with impossible situations, so why not add MORE SILLY to your list of 2012 New Year’s Resolutions and join us for the following:

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at Pianos NYC (158 Ludlow)
7pm in the upstairs lounge
$8, includes ticket for raffle (YOU MAY POSSIBLY WIN A PAIR OF HANDERPANTS)

Hosted by Carter Edwards (author, poet, & Director, Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Co.) & Mira Ptacin (author, founder  & Director of Freerange Nonfiction)



DANIEL NESTER: journalist, essayist, poet, editor, and teacher. His latest book is How to Be Inappropriate, a collection of humorous nonfiction (Soft Skull, 2010). Nester’s first two books, God Save My Queen: A Tribute (Soft Skull, 2003) and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On (2004), are collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His third, The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006), is a collection of poems.

JOHN FLYNN: Flynn is one of the co-creators of the hit show “Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever!” He is also one of the writers of Logo’s NewNowNext Awards, airing in June. John also created, produced, and hosted the internet show “Project Improviser,” a competitive reality show that explored the world of long form improvisation. His one man shows, Themepark Superstar and Dances With Pitchforks: Confessions of a Farm Boy, have been performed in New York at Caroline’s Comedy Club, Joe’s Pub, and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, and in Los Angeles, Boston, and Key West, Florida. He’s a regular contributor to the monthly storytelling show at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, “Nights of Our Lives,” and has been published in The Daily News, Go Metric Magazine, and an upcoming book about Craigslist hook-ups. On television he’s appeared on 100 Centre Street and Saturday Night Live, as well as numerous commercials, industrials, print ads, motion capture work, and he’s even done some hand modeling despite a life long habit of biting his nails.

ERIN JUDGE: Erin Judge is a comedian, writer, and caffeine enthusiast based in Brooklyn, New York. Her comedy pokes fun at gender, sexuality, pop culture, politics, and anything else the universe throws her way. Erin has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and she travels all over the whole wide world saying funny things and writing hilarious tidbits both over and under 140 characters in length. Her comic talents have earned her a bunch of recognition from the press over the years, most recently from Wolcott’s blog over at Vanity Fair, which is pretty effing cool.

AMY LAWLESS: Amy Lawless is the author of Noctis Licentia (Black Maze Books), a four poem pamphlet from Greying Ghost Press, and the forthcoming chapbook Elephants in Mourning ([sic] Detroit). She is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. She is from Boston but lives in Brooklyn.

Because the best things in life are silly.

Mira P.