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

Oct 29, 2012

I'm stuck in a 'bout you?

Hello Sideshow Friends and Random Others Who May Have Found Themselves On This Page!

Well, hurricane Sandy is upon us here in the Northeast which means I have lots of time to throw out expired makeup, rearrange my couch pillows, and see how long I can listen to the same Pandora station without going crazy (so far, I'm several hours into the "Claire de Lune" station without any incident).

And all this down time also serves as a great chance to say "THANK YOU" to everyone who came out to last week's Sideshow Goshko. I was especially excited because all of October's readers had never performed with us at KGB. It was a special "virgin" lineup ( ;)

See? Sexy ladies and gent. (L to R: JiJi Lee, Leslie Goshko, Kerri Doherty, Ben Lillie)

Big thanks to Maryanne Ventrice for capturing the evening's festivities. And in case you weren't able to join us, don't worry! We'll be back at KGB in November for our last show of the year!!! Eek! That's right. So, if you haven't had a chance to make it out to Sideshow in a while, come help us close out the year on Thursday, November 29th, 7pm @ KGB Bar.

Oct 23, 2012

The Sideshow Face of Yesterday and the Look of Tomorrow!

Yep, you've heard right. Tomorrow IS in fact another installment of Sideshow Goshko with the amazing talents of Kerri Doherty (Adult Swim, host Geeking Out), Ben Lillie (TED writer, host Story Collider), and JiJi Lee (The Moth, UCB Theater)!

The Gist: Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, SiriusXM, WNYC) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s live accordion music, 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:
  • Ben Lillie (host of The Story Collider, TED writer)
with music by Dr. Leona Godin

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

Also, our big thanks for shout-outs in the following:

So come on out to KGB Bar for a night of primo storytelling, loads of trivia fun, a wine giveaway, and all for FREE! 

Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series

Wednesday, October 24th, 7pm
KGB Bar (85 E. 4th Street, NY, NY)

Also, thanks to everyone who came out to last month's Sideshow Goshko. Our storytellers and audience are the best, hands down! (all photos courtesy of Maryanne Ventrice)
September 2012 Sideshow Gang

Oct 22, 2012

Dear Lord, Please Send Me A Mr. McGibblets Costume!

The League is a TV show that can pretty much crack me up any time I watch it. I wish I could watch it more but I don't own a TV and the last time I tried to download an episode of it online I got a computer virus that crashed my entire hard drive and made life miserable for a while.


My all-time favorite character on the show isn't one of the lead actors. It isn't an occasional featured performer. It's a fictitious character known as Mr. McGibblets, and he gets me every time.

Just look:

Okay, so you may not be able to grasp the entire breadth and depth of Mr. McGibblets' awesomeness from that clip (you really need to watch the whole episode). But you can imagine how stoked I was when I saw THIS:


I don't normally get into Halloween. I don't even really care about wearing costumes. But you know what? I care about THIS costume! I would wear this effing costume every single day! Can you imagine the possibilities? Mr. McGibblets walks around Central Park. Mr. McGibblets buys a Metro Card. Mr. McGibblets tries speed dating and then hits rock bottom and gets a sponsor. This is my calling! I was meant to inhabit Mr. McGibblets!

I write this in hopes that my husband, okieinthecity, will see this post and think, "My wife deserves a Mr. McGibblets costume" and then buy it for me. I might also make mention that it is currently 50% off right now (That's right! HALF off!) We can have Christmas Mr. McGibblets. Hanukkah Mr. McGibblets. Flag Day Mr. McGibblets. The options are endless!!!

So, okieinthecity. How much do you love your wife? Sure, you could buy me an expensive bottle of perfume. could pocket the difference and buy me this kick-ass costume that I would wear every single day. Yes, you'd then officially be married to an explicitly mentally unstable person. But look at that polyestor face. Isn't it worth it?

PS--I'm totally serious that I want this.

Oct 11, 2012

Turning Neighbor Woe Into HuffPo!

If you've ever had or currently have horrible neighbors, then I wrote this for you. Turning neighbor woe into HuffPo, "Now Accepting Submissions for the I Have the Worst Neighbors Ever Award!"