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

Aug 25, 2014

Summer Salute Sideshow Goshko!

Well, summer may be winding down, but the Sideshow Goshkos keep on coming. Join us this Thursday, August 28th for our end-of-summer salute. Always FREE, always at a Soviet bar.


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:

RYAN BRITT (The New York Times, Gotham Writers’ Workshop)

DAVID CRABB (The Moth, author “Bad Kid")

GAIL THOMAS (Funny or Die, Tribeca Film Festival)

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

(Be sure to arrive early to snag a seat! They go fast. Doors open at 6:30pm)

"An Old-Fashioned Piano Party" Returns to Cornelia Street Cafe!

It's on Cornelia's website so it's official! Also, MY MOM IS FLYING IN FROM CHICAGO JUST FOR THIS SHOW! So, yeah. No pressure. Last time the show sold out, so if you're so inclined, you can RSVP by calling Cornelia Street Cafe. "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko", Saturday, September 27th, 6pm. Squidoooo!

Also, here's a picture of Tater obstructing my daily practice. The struggle is real. 


New America NYC/Sideshow Goshko Recap and Podcast

A HUGE thank you to New America NYC for hosting Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series for the second time! We had an absolute blast playing to a full house in their beautiful SoHo loft. Special thanks to Faith Smith and her staff for all their hard work and to Giulia Rozzi, Michele Carlo, and Jim O'Grady for their top-notch stories.

And in case you weren't able to make it, you can hear the full podcast of the event HERE.

all photos courtesy of New America NYC

Host Leslie Goshko
Giulia Rozzi (Chelsea Lately, Vh1)

Drunk Kitt-ehs! NEW HUFFPO!

Are there any limits as to what I won't make into a cat video? At this point, no. I will literally take any and all of your submitted cat photos and combine them with my favorite things. In this particular case, it's adorable cats and alcohol. You're welcome.

Aug 7, 2014

Cats Raging to "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne is the Only Catharsis You'll Need Today -- NEW HUFFPO!

Well, looks like this is turning into a series. Here for the second installment of ridiculous cat videos is "Cats Raging to 'Crazy Train' by Ozzy Osbourne is the Only Catharsis You'll Need Today."

And FYI--if you wanna see YOUR adorable fur ball on the Huffington Post, shoot me your email address. I'll be sending out submission emails looking for your cat pics!

photo courtesy Amy Cope

Sideshow Goshko in Collaboration with New America NYC Part Deux!

We're so excited to be teaming up again with New America NYC! The event is FREE and RSVP's go fast. So, be sure to sign up and we'll see you at their beautiful SoHo loft for the theme "Hot Child in the City: True Tales of Sticky Situations!"

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 has again teamed 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.

Leslie Goshko (host)
Contributor, Huffington Post
Host & Creator, Sideshow Goshko
Diana Spechler
author "Who by Fire" & "Skinny"
The New York Times
Michele Carlo
author "Fish Out of Agua"
The Moth 
Jim O'Grady
reporter for WNYC
contributor This American Life 

July Sideshow Anniversary Recap

Okay, I know I say this a lot, but really...WHAT A FUN SIDESHOW WE HAD! We celebrated over 5 1/2 years of Sideshow Goshko and my 10 year wedding anniversary! Plus, we called my mom on the phone live and now I think she's caught the performing bug.

Thanks to everyone who came out and packed the place and to our AMAZING storytellers. We're doing it all again on Thursday, August 28th, 7pm at KGB Bar. FREE!

Totally normal (L to R Alexis Sottile, yours truly, Julia Wiedeman)

Your host, Leslie Goshko

The inimitable, Andy Christie
Dancing queen, Julia Wiedeman

Alexis Sottile explaining how allergies can transform a face
All photos courtesy of Maryanne Ventrice. Full photo set HERE.