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Jan 14, 2015

"What People Did Before the Internet"

Brand new "Americans Try..." video is up! This time we're tackling BOOKS. The results are not favorable.

Jan 8, 2015

Serving Up 2015 Realness

Hey friends, comrades, and 4-legged beasts of all kinds! HAPPY 2015!

We're hitting the ground running over here and I'm so excited for what we've got planned this month! (And every time I say "we" I mean me and my cat.)
First off, January 2015 marks 6 YEARS OF SIDESHOW GOSHKO! Holy moly, how did that happen?!
Aww...a baby "me" hosting the very first Sideshow Goshko at Ochi's Lounge (RIP) Photo courtesy Craig Ruttle
We'll be celebrating our 6 year anniversary on Thursday, January 29th, 7pm at KGB Bar. Always FREE, always at a Soviet Bar. We have an all-star lineup featuring:

Andy Christie (host The Liar Show, Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour)

Catie Lazarus (host Employee of the Month, The New York Times)

Martin Dockery (“Outstanding Solo Performer” – NY Innovative Theater Awards, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

Also, this month, I'm excited to be playing synths for the debut album release for band Susan Jane on Sunday, January 25th, 7pm at the Delancey. The show is FREE and you can RSVP HERE!

And a HUGE thanks to The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts! They were very gracious and individually edited our stories from Story League Presents: PRESENTS. My story is now featured on the Kennedy Center's Youtube Page! Huge thanks to Scott Shrake, The Story League, and the Kennedy Center. Such an amazing night.

And in the midst of all this, I'll be turning another year older this month! I personally believe I have the best birth date on the planet because I share it with Janis Joplin and Dolly Parton. Not bad company to be in ;)

Happy 2015, everyone! And hope to catch you at a show!



Dec 22, 2014


Wishing you and yours a very Merry and Happy Holidays! 2014, you've been great!

Also, New Year's Eve "Liar Show" (one of my favorite shows to perform on!) just got named a Time Out New York "Critics' Pick!" Be sure to call the cafe to make your reservations. Rumor has it the show is almost completely sold out!

Thanks for all your support, laughs, and good times this past year. I so appreciate it!

Peace, love, and here's to a happy and healthy New Year!!!


Dec 10, 2014

We Came, We Saw, We Kennedy-ed!

Performing at the Kennedy Center
On Sunday, December 7th, I got to perform live at The Kennedy Center as part of The Story League Presents: Presents! It was a fantastic show and I'm so honored to have been a part of it.

And in case you weren't able to be there in person, no worries! You can watch it on the Kennedy Center archives (I'm in the Kennedy Center archives!!!) right HERE! (I'm at the 57:28 mark)

Huge thanks to The Story League, The Kennedy Center, and to the amazing 400 person sold-out audience we had. You guys were amazing and so much for to perform for!

And just think, we were one stage away from this amazing group of humans!
Kennedy Center honorees Tom Hanks, Sting, Al Green, Patricia McBride, and Lily Tomlin. I LOVE YOU, TOM HANKS!
 A truly magical night. Like, unicorns-are-awesome magical night!

Nov 24, 2014

Hosting New Trivia Show at QED Astoria!

Do you like trivia? Do you like "Name That Tune?" Do you like having some drinks on a Friday night and having a good time? Well, then I'll see you December 5th at the new performance space QED in Astoria where I'm hosting a brand new show called NAME THAT TRIVIA! 

Oh, and did I mention the best part? It's FREE! See you December 5th at 7pm! It's trivia time!

Nov 18, 2014

Nov 16, 2014

Birthday Duets and Janis Joplin Sing-Alongs!

Today is my mom's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! And in September, for the first time EVER, she flew to New York to visit and see me perform. So of course, I had to do a special song just for her.

Big thanks to Camille Harris for making this duet happen. You can catch her (and yours truly!) at Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, December 4th, 8pm. 

Thanks to Todd Jackson for filming and editing all these clips. You rock!

And of course, thanks to everyone who came out to "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko!" Y'all sing Janis real nice ;)