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

Aug 25, 2015

Name That Trivia! Makes its Sid Gold's Debut!

Sid Gold's Request Room is the beautiful new piano bar in Chelsea which has already been featured in The New Yorker, The NY Times, and Time Out NY. And now, Dana Rossi and I are bringing a live (I'm playing the ivories and we're both sangin'!) musical trivia show there on Tuesday, September 1st, 7:30pm.
A hybrid between pub puzzles and Name That Tune with giveaways and categories like "Gary Busey quote or Showtune Lyric" (it's harder than you think).
A mere 10 bones at the door. T or F: We hope to see you there! (answer: duh, True!)

Check it out HERE!

Aug 14, 2015

Say Hello to My Little Friend!

Get ready, New York! John Travolta is about to take Manhattan!

Leading up to the big Staying Alive Tribute Party at Joe's Pub on Thursday, September 17th, 9:30pm, John Travolta will be exploring the city and sharing his thoughts. And let me tell you, those thoughts are deep. Just today, he bought a salad in Queens!

"It's important to eat healthy to maintain that lean dancer's physique. My diet consists of salads and slaying the dragons of self-doubt. Also...up your nose with a rubber hose!"  ‪#‎StayingAliveTributeParty‬ ‪#‎JoesPub‬ ‪#‎Sept17th‬‪#‎ExploiTravolta‬ ‪#‎TravoltaTakesManhattan‬

Aug 6, 2015

He's Baaaack! New Huffington Post Article featuring TATER!

He's baaaaack! Tater shares his top tips to help you get beach body ready! He also uses words like "Felicia" and "resting b*tch face." I don't know where he gets it.
Hubba hubba

Aug 4, 2015


AHHH!!! You guys!!! This is an absolute dream come true! My little engine-that-could show --"Staying Alive Tribute Party" -- that lives in my Frank Stallone music-obsessed heart is now making its big-time debut at Joe's Pub on Thursday, September 17th, 9:30pm! And you're all invited!!!

We'll have all the elements you loved from the original show with even bigger and better surprises! A celebrity discussion panel, The StalloneTones, giveaways, trivia, and SO MUCH SPANDEX! Where are my Spanx?!

Tickets are now on sale for the amazing bang-for-your-buck price of only $15 bones! Wowza!

So, break out those leg warmers and get ready to see John Travolta in some very revealing spandex because the Staying Alive Tribute Party is alive and well at Joe's Pub!!!

photo courtesy Maryanne Ventrice, photo editing courtesy David Bright

Jul 27, 2015

July Sideshow Goshko Recap, Going to the Prom, & Kick Assonance!

Wow, what a fun Sideshow Goshko that was last week! Not only did we celebrate two anniversaries (the half birthday of SG--6 1/2 years! And my wedding anniversary--11 years what?!), we also had the debut of two new performers to Sideshow Goshko: Kyle Erickson and Athalie Paynting who did a fantastic job!

And look what a cute prom group we are!
(L to R: Kyle Erickson, Leslie Goshko, Rory Scholl, Athalie Paynting*)
Big thanks to everyone who came out to support the show and to all our fantastic storytellers! Sideshow Goshko is taking a hiatus for the month of August, but fear not! I will be hosting the Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" Kick Assonance Reading Series in its place on Thursday, August 27th, 7pm, at KGB Bar. FREE! You don't wanna miss it.

So, see you on the 27th for a night of original works and my bad high school poetry! Trust me, it's worth it.

Kick Assonance Reading Series:

Award-winning storyteller and Huffington Post blogger Leslie Goshko hosts tonight’s curated evening of original poetic works that’s sure to Kick Assonance! Join co-creators Kyle Erickson ("Enduro’s Lament") and Steven Leyva ("Low Parish") as they welcome fellow authors Ron Kolm and Zakia Henderson-Brown for an evening of original poetry that Time Out New York magazine named a “Critics’ Pick.”

*photos courtesy Maryanne Ventrice 

Jul 21, 2015

You Meet The Nicest People In Your Dreams...

Unless you have night terrors, and then in that case, I'm sorry...


Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series Does "Anniversaries"

A mere two days away...did you get your tickets? No? That's because it's FREE! A New York Times "Critic's Pick," this month we celebrate Sideshow Goshko's half birthday (6 1/2 years!) and an 11 year wedding anniversary. Not saying whose, but there will be toasting and drinks. Always FREE, always at a Soviet Bar. Hope to see you there!
Classy from the start
Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion) 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:

Rory Scholl ("Mallorca" Off-Broadway, The People's Improv Theater, NYC Fringe Festival)

Kyle Erickson (Kick Assonance Reading Series, author "Enduro's Lament," This Land Press)

Athalie Paynting (Moth StorySlam Winner)

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