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Jul 20, 2016

10 Years of Lies!

The long-running and award-winning Liar Show turns 10 years old this August! I'm so honored and excited to be on the celebratory lineup! This will absolutely sell-out, so be sure to RSVP by calling the cafe at 212-989-9319.

4 stories, 3 true, 1 lie. Interrogate the performers and find out who's lying. If you get it right you win...wait for it...a t-shirt!! :)

Hope to see you there! No lie.


Get Out Your Cone Bras!!!


It's time to put on your lace gloves and celebrate the Material Girl...MADONNATHON IS COMING! I'm so thrilled to be joining this talent-packed night which celebrates the one and only Madonna. Live musical performances, dancing, DJ's, it's going to be a night you don't want to miss.

Tickets on sale now! I'm off to buy a wig...

Last Sideshow Goshko of the Summer! 7/28/16

And we're back! Sideshow Goshko (Time Out NY "Critic's Pick") returns to the KGB Bar next Thursday, July 28th, 7pm (doors 6:30pm) for our last show of the summer. There is NO Sideshow Goshko for the month of August. We will return in full force on Thursday, September 22nd.

Always FREE, always at a Soviet Bar.


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from:

Stephen Gevedon (HBO)

Thomas Pryor (author "I Hate the Dallas Cowboys")

Sandi Marx (The Moth)

* New York Times "Critic's Pick"
* Time Out NY “Critics’ Pick”
* NY Daily News “Editor’s Pick”
* “a well-programmed night” - The New York Times

New Director of Storytelling for Gotham Comedy Foundation!


I'm very excited to announce that I am the new Director of Storytelling for the Gotham Comedy Foundation! Feel free to like their Facebook page to keep up with all the comedy goings on and great events that they head up. You can also read about their non-profit efforts here. Story on, friends!

Piano Karaoke this Saturday, July 23rd!


I'm back behind the keys at the lovely Sid Gold's Request Room this Saturday, July 23rd, 9pm - 1am for piano karaoke! If you can, stop by Cornelia Street Cafe at 6pm for "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" and then join us as we move the party over to Sid Gold's! You sing, I play, we all drink! And you can check out my current song list HERE! See you there!

Jul 8, 2016

It's Baaaack!


The Time Out NY "Critic's Pick" event is back at Cornelia Street Cafe on Saturday, July 23rd, 6pm as part of their "Solo Fest!" Be sure to call the cafe to RSVP; these usually sell out.

I'll see you downstairs with mah hur did! ;)

Thanks to John Morrison for the poster!

May 9, 2016

Live Podcast Recording for #LastThingsFirst

I had such a blast being interviewed on Sean L. McCarthy's podcast #LastThingsFirst recorded live at QED Astoria. We talked Broadway, storytelling, teaching, and all things in between. And there's a slide whistle! Musical intro by Camille Harris and Shockwave! 



Per The Comic's Comic: Leslie Goshko joins me in a special episode recorded live at QED in Astoria. She's featured on a new episode of truTV's Impractical Jokers, but there’s nothing impractical about going from teaching music and theater in Tulsa to the Broadway stage, at least the way she tells it. Goshko won a national dance contest held in 2006 by the producers of Hairspray to appear in the Broadway production. She’s a gifted storyteller who has won the Manhattan Monologue Slam, provides music for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter’s live shows at 92Y, sings regularly at Joe’s Pub and has hosted her storytelling showcase, Sideshow Goshko, for the past seven years. She tells me all about her journey, what storytelling means to her, and performs a song live for us.