The Big Grapple: Loving and Loathing New York City
New York, we love you … but you’re bringing us down with your sloppy pizza slices, your stinky subway and your surplus of models, moguls and movie stars.
Sure, you've got your world-class art museums. And, yes, we know, you're the birthplace of hip-hop. And okay, okay, you've got Broadway and bagels and Beyoncé. Congratulations on the High Line. But…
Invasion of the Pod People
The Full Catastrophe
If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. At The Full Catastrophe, our event based on the podcast of the same name, we’ll do a bit of both, as writers, comedians, politicians and performers publicly divulge the most excruciating and hilarious events of their lives.
Leave your judgement at the door for this storytelling-slash-therapy session, hosted by Rebecca Huntley and Sarah Macdonald. Nightmare job…
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire: Rosie Waterland
For the 2018 Wheeler Centre Gala Night of Storytelling, we invited our speakers to probe a blazing, hot topic: the power of the written word and the loaded tenets of speech.
When do words inspire and when do they incite? When is speech free, and when is it hateful? Fighting words, funny words, insulting words and incendiary words – for…
Her essays and poems were already earning accolades from Rookie readers, but writer Jenny Zhang thought she was being catfished when Lena Dunham tweeted to say she loved her work. She wasn’t.
Dunham – the real Dunham – wanted Zhang to write the first book published by her new Random House imprint. The result, 2017’s Sour Heart, is a…
This Alien Nation
In an increasingly connected world where the question of immigration is often an anxious or heated one, being a newcomer can be uncomfortable, funny and weird. But it also makes for some great stories.
Each month at Joe's Pub in New York, This Alien Nation stages a celebration of immigration – inviting a handful of interesting, talented writers and performers to…
Clicks vs Tix
In 2018, what defines a globally successful comedian? A sold-out festival show? An Edinburgh Comedy Award? A Barry Award? Millions of YouTube hits? A chart-topping podcast? A Netflix special?
For this conversation, we’re bringing together panellists from across the comedy business and across the globe. They’ll discuss how the barometer for success in comedy differs across local scenes and cultures…
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