These folks are ready to spin some yarns in your direction.

These folks are ready to spin some yarns in your direction.

Dale is pleased to be bringing the Gowanus Canal’s favorite podcast to New York City’s Gotham Storytelling Festival on Saturday, November 2 at 8pm. The hour-long talk show features the teal-suited, down-on-his-luck entertainer and whiskey enthusiast, Dale swapping stories with fellow yarn spinners: writer/comedian/producer Jon Friedman (The Rejection Show, The Jon Friedman Internet Program); adventurer, award-winner, Melanie Hamlett (The Moth, Risk!); writer, Ada Calhoun (The New York Times, The New Republic); and comedian, Becky Yamamoto (UCB, Escape from Brooklyn). The program also features live, original music from Dale’s overly eager sidekick, Steve O’Reilly (Tammany Hall NYC). Tickets available via this link.

Here’s some tidbits about this terrific lineup joining Dale at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place:

Jon Friedman is a writer, comedian and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently the Supervising Producer of MTVs’ Girl Code, producer on MTV2′s Guy Code, and is the creator/producer and host of the award winning variety show, The Rejection Show. Jon’s first book, Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped & Canceled, a humor anthology of rejected works, was released with Villard (Random House) to positive reviews. His solo show, Bear With Me ran at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York and was nominated for a ECNY Award (Excellence in Comedy) for Best One Person Show. Jon’s original series, The Jon Friedman Internet Program launched with My Damn Channel in 2012.

Melanie Hamlett is a writer, storyteller, blogger, and two-time Moth Storyslam winner. She performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in shows like Asssscat 3000, Nights of Our Lives, Stripped Stories, etc. She’s got a few stories on the Risk! podcast and has written for publication like Marie Claire and Her newest story is featured in the travel series book Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana. She’s been sharing picture stories about her travels on her blog The Wandering Narcoleptic since 2009. Yes, she’s actually narcoleptic!

Ada Calhoun is a writer based in New York City. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Times, and been a theater critic for New York magazine, a crime reporter for The New York Post, founding editor-in-chief of the ASME-nominated online magazine Babble, and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review. She is the author of Instinctive Parenting, ghostwriter of several books, and co-author, with Tim Gunn, of two New York Times bestsellers. Her next book, due to Norton in 2014, is a narrative history of the East Village street where she grew up, tentatively titled St. Marks is Dead.

Becky Yamamoto is a comedic performer and writer originally from the smoggy burbs of LA. Her past work includes solo shows performed at The UCB, Ars Nova, The PIT, Here Arts Center. She co-hosts and produces a weekly standup show at the Beauty Bar. She has appeared in a few webseries (Jack In a Box, Two Jasperjohns, Escape From Brooklyn). Theater credits: “Pullman, WA”: Chelsea Theater, U.K.“Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven”: NY Premiere: Here Arts Center, U.S. Tour and International touring. Vengeance Can Wait, PS 122.

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