The Liar Show features New York's most celebrated storytellers telling stories that will make you laugh, make you think, or just make you glad you’re not them. But listen carefully because one of these people is making it all up. Audience members interrogate the tellers and cast their vote for the Liar. Winners receive a Liar t-shirt. With James Braly (recently featured on NPR'S This American Life on their "Infidelity" program), Martin Dockery (Wanderlust), Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central), and Steve Osborne (NYPD Gang Squad Lieutenant). Hosted by Andy Christie (who?). A discussion and reception with Christie and the storytellers follows the performance.
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Tickets are $25. To order by phone, call (914) 698-0098 or online at www.emelin.orgThe Liar Show is presented in New York City at The People's Improv Theater, Comix, the Cornelia Street Café and the DR2 Lounge and was a hit at The 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The shows aren't literary readings -- the performers don't read, they "tell" -- nor are they stand-up comedy, but the stories are as thoughtfully crafted as literature, and as entertainment, they're refreshingly direct and funny. And with "Liar" you get to play along. It's smart AND it's fun. How odd.
Andy Christie is the the creator and host of “Liar.” He is co-author and illustrator of "I Wasn't Kidding" (Random House/Ballantine Books) as well as a featured Moth Main Stage storyteller (in New Haven and The Players Club in NYC), and four-time Moth Story Slam champion. His short stories & essays have appeared in The New York Times, literary journals and online (The Distillery; GSU Review; Mr. Beller's Neighborhood; Dan Kennedy's Really Small Talk, among others). Please visit www.andychristie.com
James Braly was recently featured on NPR's This American Life, and was dubbed "never less than excellent" by The New York Times. The only two-time winner of the Moth's GrandSlam, he has told his stories on NPR and with the Moth/TNT National Tour. His monologue, "Life In A Marital Institution (20 years of monogamy in one terrifying hour)," had an extended, critically-acclaimed run off-Broadway last season, is now on tour, and a book by the same title is forthcoming. www.JamesBraly.com
Martin Dockery is co-creator of the play C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, which ran on Broadway as "The 25th Annuall Putnam County Spelling Bee." His play, "Oh, That Wily Snake!" is being read by university students as part of a McGraw-Hill anthology textbook on literature. The New York Times has called his writing "Fey and fantastic," Backstage West has called it "deliciously enjoyable," and the L.A. Weekly has deemed it "compelling...entertaining...divinely inspired." His one-person show, "Wanderlust," was enthusiastically received when it was presented as part of The Insights & Revelations Performance Series in 2008. A frequent performer in New York's storytelling scene, he is a record seven-time finalist in the Moth's bi-annual Storytelling Championship. www.MartinDockery.com
Ophira Eisenberg is a MAC Award Finalist for Best Female Comic, and has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Fresh Faces of Comedy. She also had her own comedy special on CTV’s Comedy Now! Ophira performs regularly at renowned comedy clubs all over the world and also tours with The Moth, a NYC storytelling phenomenon and is currently featured on the Moth’s Audience Favorites CD. Ophira was selected by BackStage as one of "10 Standout Stand Ups Worth Watching" in their Spotlight on Comedy Issue and hailed as a “Highly Recommended Favorite” by Time Out New York magazine.
Steve Osborne spent 20 years in the NYPD. He retired a lieutenant in the detective bureau, where he was the commanding officer of the Manhattan Gang Squad. he has told his hair-raising stories on stages all over the U.S. He also works as a police procedural consultant for television and film.