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Liar Show storytellers have included personalities like New Yorker Magazine contributor Andy Borowitz, writer and monologist Mike Daisey, called "The master storyteller" by the New YorkTimes, and former President Bill Clinton's humor writer, Mark Katz. Depending on the night, you may also hear stories from a gang squad detective from The Bronx, a hairdresser  from Texas, or a lapsed evangelical from heaven knows where. Here are just a few of the performers who have helped perpetrate this show on the public.

ANDY CHRISTIE
Andy Christie is the creator and host of The Liar Show. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, in the Thomas Beller Anthology, Lost and Found: Stories from New York and on WFUV's CityScape. His humor book, I Wasn’t Kidding: How To Commit Suicide So They'll Never Forget It, was published by Random House in the United States and the United Kingdom. Consequently his work can be found on the remainder shelves of two continents.

He is a Moth Urban Storytelling Grand Slam Champion and can be heard on their Peabody Award Winning Radio broacast, The Moth Radio Hour.




OPHIRA EISENBERG

Ophira is hosrt of NPR's radio quiz show, Ask Me Another. A MAC Award Finalist for Best Female Comic, Ophira Eisenberg has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Fresh Faces of Comedy.

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.

She 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.

Her writing has been featured in the Crown/Random House anthology, I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics alongside that of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller and Joan Rivers and the upcoming Heeb Magazine Anthology, Sex Drugs and Gefilte Fish. She is also a regular contributor for US Weekly's Fashion Police. www.OphiraEisenberg.com





ANDY BOROWITZ
Andy Borowitz is a comedian and satirist whose work appears in The New Yorker and at his award-winning website, BorowitzReport.com. He was the first-ever winner of the National Press Club’s award for humor.

 


MIKE DAISEY

Mike Daisey has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues, including, How Theater Failed America, Great Men of Genius, The Agony And The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, and the international sensation 21 Dog Years, based on his book by the same name.

He’s been a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, a commentator for PRI’s Studio 360 and NPR’s Day To Day, a contributor to WIRED, Slate, Salon and Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City with his director and collaborator, Jean-Michele Gregory.




MICHAELA MURPHY
Michaela Murphy is a featured Moth Mainstage storyteller. She has been heard on NPR's Studio 360 and All Things Considered, and Lincoln Center. Michaela’s work as a playwright and actor has been featured at Manhattan Theater Club, The Ensemble Studio Theater, LaMAMA Theater, The Aspen Comedy Arts Festival and the White House.

 

JIM O'GRADY
Jim O'Grady was a reporter for The City section of The New York Times and is now research director at the Center for an Urban Future, a think tank in Lower Manhattan. O'Grady, like every other drunken narcissist in New York, tells stories at The Moth. Read his New York Times piece on The Moth and the NYC storytelling scene.


 

MARK KATZ

Mark Katz , “The reigning king of humor speechwriters” (New York Times) has careened though journalism, politics, advertising and comedy, to land in the corridors of power as a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. He is the author of Clinton & Me (Hyperion Books) www.SoundBiteInstitute.com



 

FAYE LANE
Faye Lane’s one woman show, I Wish It So, moved New York Magazine to gush, “She had them gobbling from the palm of her hand. They were howling, crying, falling in love with her."
She is currently writing a new show, Beauty Shop Stories, which chronicles her childhood in a Texas beauty salon. She has performed her autobiographical stories at Caroline’s Comedy on Broadway, Comix, Time Out New York Lounge, and The Moth, where she has won Slam Championships in both New York and Los Angeles. FayeLane@aol.com

 

MARTIN DOCKERY

Martin is co-creator of the play C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E, which is now running on Broadway as The 25th Annual 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 premiered at The Marsh in San Francisco during the Summer of 2007, and moved to New York 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



 

STEVE OSBORNE

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 hs hair raising stories on stages all over the U.S. He also works as a police procedural consultant for television and film.


 

PETER AGUERO

Peter Aguero has appeared on MTV, TBS, Comedy Central, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He's a member of the Chicago City Limits National Touring Company. His storytelling CD "graphicvulgarlunacy vol. II: Jacoby Appliance Parts" is available on iTunes.


ED GAVAGAN

Ed Gavagan is a Moth GrandSlam Storytelling Champion and has been featured on their mainstage. He is trained as an architect, a philosopher, a furniture maker and a motorcycle mechanic. He has probably built something in a building near you.




JAMES BRALY

James Braly was called “Never less than excellent” by the NY Times. The only two-time winner of the Moth GrandSlam, he has told his stories on NPR and with The Moth/TNT National Tour. His monologue, Life In A Marital Institution, just completed an extended run Off-Broadway. www.JamesBraly.com




JEFF SIMMERMON

Jeff Simmermon writes and curates the blog And I Am Not Lying, presenting Web weirdness, cultural commentary and narcissistic navel-gazing in equal amounts. He has packed plastic cutlery for airline food, been the percussionist for two keyboard-playing chickens, worked as a kangaroo shooter and played an insolent gingerbread boy in a low-rent children's theater. Jeff now works in online PR and is most at home surrounded by like-minded weirdos who tell stories at The Moth.


RYAN BRITT
Ryan Britt's work has been published with Nerve, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood and is forthcoming in Opium, and Clarkesworld.  He has performed stories on stage with The Liar Show, The Moth, and Stripped Stories.  Ryan's plays have enjoyed staged readings and full productions in NYC with Collective Unconscious, The Longest Lunch Theatre Company and The Tank.  He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him here.


TRACY ROWLAND
Tracy Rowland is that rare New Yorker who likes to talk.  Except she’s from New Jersey, which makes her rarer still.  She has appeared onstage with The Moth, Speakeasy and the notorious BTK Band. Tracy makes her living as a promotion and marketing editor and is responsible for that Dateline promo involving 50-year-olds who want to hook up with your teenage daughter. She’s got a one-eyed cat, a passport and a knack for physical injury. The stories write themselves. www.TracyRowland.net



KEVIN ALLISON
Kevin Allison has appeared in Reno 911!: Miami, and on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. He was a member of the legendary sketch comedy troupe The State and is creator and curator of the live storytelling series and podcast, Risk! www.Risk-Show.com





SETH LIND
Seth Lind is a proud member of the improv teams Thank You, Robot and Bent / Lind. He hopes that all of his improv groups will have names with punctuation marks. Seth also hosts the monthly storytelling show Told, and spends his days as production manager for NPR’s This American Life.





DIANA SPECHLER

Diana is the author of the novels Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011). She has written for the New York Times; GQ; O, The Oprah Magazine; CNN Living; Esquire; New York; Paris Review; Self; Details; the Wall Street Journal; Salon; Slate; Nerve; Southern Review; Glimmer Train Stories; and elsewhere. She is also a four-time Moth StorySLAM winner and has been featured on NPR.



DAVID DICKERSON
David Dickerson‘s humor writing has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and he is a frequent contributor to NPR’s This American Life. His new memoir, House Of Cards (Penguin Books) is a thoughtful and funny look at his four year stint writing greeting cards at Hallmark. www.DavidEllisDickerson.com






CARTER EDWARDS
Carter Edwards lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and is a producer at The Upright Citizens Brigade. He is the prose editor of pax americana and received his MFA from The New School in New York City. His work has been or will be featured in Mathematics Magazine, Hobart, and Did I Shit Me (stories of people crapping their pants) He performs often at the Moth the BTK show and Told. He is also an Opium Magazine Literary Death Match champion and has the medal to prove it.




LESLIE GOSHKO
Leslie Goshko is a 2008 Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, member of the NYC improv troupes, Start Trekkin’ and The Headshop Guerillas, and hosts Sideshow Goshko at Comix Comedy Club. She won the Big Bopper Dance Topper dance contest for the musical Hairspray, which allowed her to perform onstage with the Broadway cast. www.ohmygoshko.com


PETER LUBELL
Peter Lubell has written, produced and directed for National Public Radio and Independent Film Channel. He has covered film festivals, worked as a jazz DJ in radio and told his stories on many NYC stages.


JULIET WAYNE

Juliet Wayne was voted Best Storyteller in Philadelphia by First Person Arts. She is a Moth GrandSlam Champion and mainstage performer and hosts and curates The Trainwreck a storytelling show backed by her sister's band The Resin Ballz.





JOANNE SOLOMON

After six years flying around the world in the off-Broadway show De La Guarda, Joanne is relieved to be performing without a harness. Joanne can be found performing at the Moth slams, or in a classroom at NYU where she teaches English as a Second Language.



BRAD LAWRENCE

Brad Lawrence premiered his solo show, Monsters In The Wood, at the New York International Fringe Festival where he was  awarded an extension at the festival’s close. He is a two-time Moth GrandSlam Champion, and has been a guest performer for The Moth’s outreach program to schools and institutional communities.





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