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"A well programmed night"
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Aug 15, 2016

That's Me in Your Renaissance Hotel Commercials!

I's in a commercial!!! I had a blast doing these two spots for Renaissance Hotels. Big thanks to everyone involved for a great time!

I got typecast as a neurotic, go figure... :)




Jul 25, 2016

One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces

Now that I've had a day to recover, a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko!" You guys were an awesome crowd and so much fun.


What happens when I give myself 4 days to learn a song? A lot of stress and a Ben Folds cover (explicit).

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!