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Photos from last week’s Local Stories are up!

Photos from last Tuesday’s show are up!  Here’s a taste of what you saw…

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Rich Guralnik musing about life in Staten Island…

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Jason Saenz discussing the challenges of mixing sex and IBS…

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Leslie Goshko recounting the difficulties of cat ownership, and…

Jeff Simmermon learning about the challenges of Australian desert life.

For more fantastic photos, check out the full album HERE.  

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Local Stories is a little over a week away!

The last few months have been a battle here at Local Stories headquarters.  We’ve fought a winter that won’t die, a landlord who’s trying to sell our building, and construction noise that has us aggravated enough to take swings at inanimate objects.  But there’s good news on the horizon: the April edition of Local Stories is only a week away!

Come on down to the Three of Cups next Tuesday, April 8 at 8 PM for stories about being stuck “IN THE MIDDLE”. We’ll have tales of Middle America, the Middle East, mid-air mishaps and other tough jams from the completely centered:

LESLIE GOSHKO (Sideshow Goshko)

JEFF SIMMERMON (The Moth)

RICH GURALNIK (UCB)

JASON SAENZ (College Humor, MTV)

We’ll also have trivia, prizes and plenty of jokes about middle child syndromeTickets are $10 ($8 in advance), but each ticket includes a drink.  So there’s that, too.

RSVP HERE and get your tickets HERE.

See you in a week!

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Local Stories is Tuesday, March 11!

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Here at Local Stories headquarters, this winter has been a slog.  Lately, we’ve been feeling a bit like the Incredible Hulk: withdrawn, anxious, and prepared to rip siding off of the nearest building with only a slight provocation.  Relief is only a day away, however: Local Stories is tomorrow night at 8:30 PM!

Come on down to the Three of Cups in the East Village TOMORROWMARCH 11, and celebrate the first month of spring (we hope) with stories about everything GREEN.  We’ll have tales of jealousy, novelty, the environment and other types of greenery from the fully blossomed:

Emmy Blotnick (Best Week Ever)

Matthew Mercier (The Moth)

Cammi Climaco (Ask Me Stories)

Michael Sutton (Your Fifteen Minutes are UP)

We’ll also have triviaprizes, and jokes about the challenges of living as a 20 foot tall green blob.  RSVP HERE.

See you tomorrow!

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Local Stories is a little over a week away!

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Here at Local Stories headquarters, we have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day.  Much as we love romance, there are some major downsides to public displays of affection: clogged restaurants, oversized stuffed animals taking up valuable subway seats, and enough guilty suits to make Anthony Weiner seem like a model husband.  Not to worry, though: the Februaryedition of Local Stories is less than two weeks away!  

Come on down to the Three of Cups in the East Village on Tuesday, February 11 at 8:30 PM for stories about BAD ROMANCE.  Come hear tales of heartbreak, heartache and romantic antics from the always lovable:

Andrew Collin (UCB)

Natalie Wall (Awkward Sex, and the City)

Mehdi Barakchian (The PIT)

Giulia Rozzi (MTV)

Jefferson (BARE)

We’ll also have trivia, prizes and plenty of jokes about romance gone wrong.  RSVP HERE.

In the meantime here’s a highlight reel from Gigli, arguably the worst romantic comedy ever made.  Now you just have to figure out who’s the cow and who’s the bull in your relationship…

See you next Tuesday!

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Local Stories is tonight at the Three of Cups!

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Winter is the worst.  Here at Local Stories headquarters, we’ll be the first to admit that it’s tough to get out of bed when it’s cold and gray (or when you wake up on a snowy beach next to Kate Winslet).  But at least today you have a good reason to leave the house: Local Stories is tonight at 8:30 PM!  

Come down to the Three of Cups tonight (January 14) for stories about being OUT IN THE COLD from the always hot:

John Asante (Ask Me Another)

Jamie LeeLo (Brunch Night)

Victoria Scroggins (Tell It)

Michele Carlo (The Moth)

We’ll also have trivia, prizes and plenty of booze to warm up your body and ply your mind.  RSVP HERE.

In the meantime, enjoy this early 90’s gem about bobsledding in Jamaica.  It pretty much sums up my feelings about ice…

See you tonight!

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Local Stories is less than two weeks away!

Here at Local Stories headquarters, we’ve been in denial of winter for over a month now.  But with Christmas/New Year’s/Festivus behind us, it’s time to face facts: it’s cold.  But not to worry: January edition of Local Stories is less than two weeks away!

Come on down to the Three of Cups on Tuesday, January 14 at 8:30 PM and chase away the winter blues with hilarious stories about being OUT IN THE COLD.  Come hear tales of cold shoulders, cold showers and other frigid topics from the always heartwarming:

John Asante (Ask Me Another)

Victoria Scroggins (Tell It)

Jamie LeeLo (The Pit)

Michele Carlo (The Moth)

We’ll also have trivia, prizes and our usual witty reparte.  And, as always, the show is FREE.  RSVP HERE.

See you in a few short weeks!

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Photos from the Holiday Show are up!

Photos from the hilarious and heartwarming holiday edition of Local Stories are up!  Here’s a bit of what you saw…

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Anita Flores mulling over the complexities of stripping

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Jerusha Klemperer musing about money

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Julie Threlkeld waxing about war

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Kambri Crews explaining how to smuggle contraband into prison, and..

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The gang kicking off the holiday season in style.

For more fantastic photos, check out the full album on the Local Stories Facebook page.

Our next show is happening on Tuesday, January 14 at 8:30 PM at the Three of Cups.  We’ll have stories about being left “OUT IN THE COLD”, so stay tuned for updates.

Happy Holidays and see you in the new year!

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Local Stories is TONIGHT at the Three of Cups!

It’s official: winter has arrived in New York.   In honor of the most wonderful time of the year/wet sock season, we’ve got a little something to help you keep the chill out: the extra-special holiday edition of Local Stories!

Come on down to the Three of Cups tonight at 8:30 PM for stories about GIFTS from the highly gifted:

Anita Flores (My Damn Channel)

Jerusha Klemperer (Huffington Post)

Julie Threlkeld (Modern Stories)

Kambri Crews (Burn Down the Ground)

We’ll also have trivia, prizes and plenty of snow related jokes (or maybe just a few).  And, of course, the show is FREE.  RSVP HERE.  

See you tonight!

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The Local Stories Holiday Show is less than two weeks away!

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Oh, the holidays.  A time for celebration, good will, indulgence  overindulgence, drunken encounters with your boss, bad will, unexpected snowstorms and casual squabbling with family members.  Not to worry, though.  Local Stories is only a week away!

Come on down to the Three of Cups in the East Village on Tuesday, December 10 for a boozy holiday storytelling show to end all boozy holiday storytelling shows.  This month, we’ve got tales about GIFTS of all kinds from the exceptionally gifted:

Anita Flores (My Damn Channel)

Julie Threlkeld (Modern Stories)

Jerusha Klemperer (Huffington Post)

Kambri Crews (Burn Down the Ground)

And, as usual, we’ll have trivia, prizes and witty banter about re-gifting.  RSVP HERE

See you in a week!

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Photos from the November show are up!

Photos from last Tuesday’s “PASSAGES” show are up!  

Here’s a preview of what we saw…

Ginny Leise musing on Nepali seduction…

Andy Christie informing us about the importance of strong footholds…

Leslie Goshko pointing out the importance of safety precautions, and…

Jordan Carlos breaking down club culture in Jamaica.

For more photos, check out the full album on the Local Stories Facebook page

The next show is coming up on Tuesday, December 10, so stay tuned here for updates, posts and more.

See you guys in a few short weeks!

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