Time Out New York
"Critic's Pick"
                                                   New York Times
"A well programmed night"
                                                                                                                     New York Daily News "Editor's Pick"

Aug 7, 2014

Cats Raging to "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne is the Only Catharsis You'll Need Today -- NEW HUFFPO!

Well, looks like this is turning into a series. Here for the second installment of ridiculous cat videos is "Cats Raging to 'Crazy Train' by Ozzy Osbourne is the Only Catharsis You'll Need Today."

And FYI--if you wanna see YOUR adorable fur ball on the Huffington Post, shoot me your email address. I'll be sending out submission emails looking for your cat pics!

photo courtesy Amy Cope

Sideshow Goshko in Collaboration with New America NYC Part Deux!

We're so excited to be teaming up again with New America NYC! The event is FREE and RSVP's go fast. So, be sure to sign up and we'll see you at their beautiful SoHo loft for the theme "Hot Child in the City: True Tales of Sticky Situations!"

Storytelling is an art that brings us together, reminding us of the common threads of our humanity through recognition of shared experience. To celebrate the art of storytelling, New America NYC has again teamed up with Leslie Goshko, award-winning storyteller and the host of Sideshow Goshko, for an evening with some of New York’s top writers and storytellers as they share true, bizarre tales about their lives.

Leslie Goshko (host)
Contributor, Huffington Post
Host & Creator, Sideshow Goshko
Diana Spechler
author "Who by Fire" & "Skinny"
The New York Times
Michele Carlo
author "Fish Out of Agua"
The Moth 
Jim O'Grady
reporter for WNYC
contributor This American Life 

July Sideshow Anniversary Recap

Okay, I know I say this a lot, but really...WHAT A FUN SIDESHOW WE HAD! We celebrated over 5 1/2 years of Sideshow Goshko and my 10 year wedding anniversary! Plus, we called my mom on the phone live and now I think she's caught the performing bug.

Thanks to everyone who came out and packed the place and to our AMAZING storytellers. We're doing it all again on Thursday, August 28th, 7pm at KGB Bar. FREE!

Totally normal (L to R Alexis Sottile, yours truly, Julia Wiedeman)

Your host, Leslie Goshko

The inimitable, Andy Christie
Dancing queen, Julia Wiedeman

Alexis Sottile explaining how allergies can transform a face
All photos courtesy of Maryanne Ventrice. Full photo set HERE.

Jul 18, 2014

Anniversaries Abound at July's Sideshow Goshko!

Hey friends of the internet!

Our July 24th show marks two important milestones:

1) Sideshow Goshko has now officially been running for over 5 1/2 years (what?!)

2) July 24th is my 10 year wedding anniversary (what?!)

And because I'm married to the most patient man on the planet, he's totally fine sitting through a show on our anniversary rather than going out to dinner. So, we've got a stellar lineup to make it a fantastic evening and I hope you'll join us!

Always FREE, always at a Soviet Bar. Be sure to arrive early to snag a seat! (they go fast)

Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series
Thursday, July 24th, 7pm (doors 6:30pm)
KGB Bar (85 E. 4th Street, 2nd Floor)

"Cats Relaxing to 'Take It Easy' by the Eagles is the Only Therapy You'll Need Today"

Apparently, this is the kind of stuff my brain comes up with while I'm home sick. A big "thank you" to all my friends who submitted photos of their furry loved ones. They're all stahs in my book.

And a huge thanks for all the likes and shares! We're still sittin' pretty on the front page of Huffington Post Comedy.

Jul 3, 2014

June Sideshow Recap

Hey Guys!

Wow, what a power house lineup we had for June. Seriously. So honored to have had Catie Lazarus ("Employee of the Month"), Elna Baker (This American Life), and Mike Daisey (award-winning monologuist and Public Theater regular) join us at the KGB Bar. And a big thanks to all of you for coming out to support the show!

(L to R: Mike Daisey, yours truly, Elna Baker)

We'll be back at it on Thursday, July 24th (which just happens to be my 10 year wedding anniversary!), 7pm at KGB Bar. Always FREE, always at a Soviet Bar.

See you then!
Catie Lazarus explaining why you might wanna lock your doors when she's around.

Jun 27, 2014

United Colors of "The View"

We're either the perfect Benetton ad or an early 90's GAP commercial (thanks, Blaise!). Either way, I had a blast shooting this commercial for the Game Show Network with none other than Sherri Shepherd from "The View." Keep your eyes peeled for our blurry mugs on the T.V.

Such a happy family
And here's some more behind-the-scenes shots.