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

Feb 25, 2014

Postcards are Here!

Mark your calendars for March 15th, 6pm at Cornelia Street Cafe. We'll have music and booze; two of my favorite things.

Hope to see you there! Now I'm off to practice.

Feb 24, 2014

Behind-the-scenes Video from New America / Sideshow Collaboration

We had such a great time collaborating with New America this month. Thanks so much to everyone who made it out to the show despite the horrific weather. You guys are awesome and we still managed to have a full house!

Be sure to check out our behind-the-scenes interview with Steve Burns, Andy Christie, and yours truly.

Feb 14, 2014

I'm Happy In Washington Square Park!

Oh my gosh, this was so much fun to do. Geoffrey Stevens is the creator of "Happy In NYC." What is "Happy In NYC"? I'm so glad you asked:

Inspired by Pharrell's and We Are L.A.'s video for Happy and their 24 Hours of Happy project, I'm shooting various New Yorkers all over the city in places that make them happy.

We got to shoot in Washington Square Park on Valentine's Day where I was very happy and kissed a random dude. This was four minutes of pure dancing fun.

Thanks to Geoffrey for letting me be a part of his series and be sure to check out the rest of his videos. They're like potato chips; you can't watch just one.

Feb 12, 2014

How Far Will You Go for Your Pet? New HuffPo Up!

Well, I have 6 months of allergy shots down, 3 more years to go. Oh, and a bunch of swag from my allergist's office. New Huffington Post piece is up!

And thanks to all your likes and shares, we're currently on the front pages of HuffPo Comedy and HuffPo Cats! Danke Danke!

Feb 4, 2014

Sideshow Goshko Teams Up w/ New America NYC!

I am so beyond excited to announce that for the first time ever, Sideshow Goshko is collaborating with New America NYC for a night of storytelling! New America hosts events on policy and culturally relevant topics. The event is FREE, open to the public, with drinks before and after. 

And our lineup for this event? Come on: Emmy-nominated host of Blue's Clues Steve Burns, The Liar Show's Andy Christie, and author and This American Life contributor, Dave Hill. You can RSVP HERE.

Storytelling is an art that brings us together, reminding us of the common threads of our humanity through recognition of shared experience. To celebrate the art of storytelling, New America NYC is teaming up with Leslie Goshko, award-winning storyteller and the host of Sideshow Goshko, for an evening with some of New York’s top writers and storytellers as they share true, bizarre tales about their lives.

Join us February 13 for "It’s Complicated – True tales of love, loss, and everything in between."


Steve Burns (Emmy-nominated host of “Blue’s Clues”) 

Dave Hill (contributor for This American Life, author Tasteful Nudes, Comedy Central)
Andy Christie (Moth GrandSlam Champion, host/creator of The Liar Show, The New York Times)
Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion)

February 13, 2014
06:30 – 08:15PM Discussion at 6:30pm, drinks immediately following
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
Just past Spring at Kenmare—and upstairs from La Esquina!

An Old-Fashioned Piano Party @ Cornelia Street Cafe


I'm pretty excited to announce that this March, I'll be performing my first piano solo debut since I was like 12 yrs old and my first solo musical debut in NY. It's an old-fashioned piano party! March 15th, Cornelia Street Cafe, 6pm. RSVP by calling 212-989-9319

The Official Blurb:
Leslie Goshko is an award-winning storyteller, Huffington Post Comedy contributor, and a one-time performer in the Broadway musical Hairspray. And thanks to years of piano lessons, she also happens to be a classically trained pianist. Join Leslie as she combines her love of comedy, storytelling, and music for an old-fashioned piano party. Featuring everything from Elton John to George Gershwin, this evening of music and laughs holds something for everyone. 
an award-winning storyteller who’s won our hearts92Y Online

she sure knows funny – Backstage

Delightful and razor-sharp – Best NY Comedy

*head shot courtesy of Mindy Tucker 

Feb 2, 2014

Moonwork 2014

Moonwork is an amazing evening of original works that's now entering its 20th year. If you haven't had a chance to attend, I highly recommend it. The evening and its performers are documented by the much-loved (both personally and by the comedy world), Mindy Tucker.

I've talked before about how wonderful and talented Mindy is, and I'm so honored to have been photographed by her on several occasions.

Big thanks to Mindy for this latest photo taken at the latest edition of Moonwork at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center in NYC.
photo courtesy Mindy Tucker

5 Years of Sideshow and a New York Times "Critics' Pick"

What can I say? January's 5 year anniversary show was the perfect way to start off 2014. The New York Times named us a "Critics' Pick" (thank you, NY Times!), Time Out New York gave us a lovely feature in their Comedy section (thank you, TONY!), we had a lineup of some of my personal, all-time favorite storytellers, and our audience (which is the BEST!) packed out the KGB Bar to the point where it was spilling out the door.

I'm so overwhelmed in the best possible way by all the support and love and kind words we've received--not only for our anniversary--but over the years. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of making this series everything it's become. You are in my heart and I am so grateful and honored.

And a big thank you to Maryanne Ventrice for capturing the evening along with all the other Sideshows that have taken place over the years. If you haven't had to chance yet, you should check out her amazing work HERE.

And now, a recap...
The KGB Bartenders are the best.
Amazing writer and storyteller, Tara Clancy

Closing Out 2013 In Style

Yikes! I'm a little bit behind with posting these, but as they say, "Better late than never.*" December's Sideshow Goshko was a blast! Thanks to our gentlemen storytellers who helped us close out the year in style and to everyone who came out and packed the KGB Bar! You made it a great 2013.

*sorry for the cliche

Our last bottle of Sideshow Sauce for the year where my photo on the bottle looks like Rasputin.