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May 9, 2016

Live Podcast Recording for #LastThingsFirst

I had such a blast being interviewed on Sean L. McCarthy's podcast #LastThingsFirst recorded live at QED Astoria. We talked Broadway, storytelling, teaching, and all things in between. And there's a slide whistle! Musical intro by Camille Harris and Shockwave! 

Per The Comic's Comic: Leslie Goshko joins me in a special episode recorded live at QED in Astoria. She's featured on a new episode of truTV's Impractical Jokers, but there’s nothing impractical about going from teaching music and theater in Tulsa to the Broadway stage, at least the way she tells it. Goshko won a national dance contest held in 2006 by the producers of Hairspray to appear in the Broadway production. She’s a gifted storyteller who has won the Manhattan Monologue Slam, provides music for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter’s live shows at 92Y, sings regularly at Joe’s Pub and has hosted her storytelling showcase, Sideshow Goshko, for the past seven years. She tells me all about her journey, what storytelling means to her, and performs a song live for us.

May 3, 2016

70's and 80's Rock Tribute at Sid Gold's!

I'm thrilled to be playing keys and singing back-up vocals for rocker extraordinaire, Jan Tilley! (original guitarist for Hedwig!) Come see us at her rock tribute show "Time Capsule" at Sid Gold's Request Room, Saturday, May 21st, 8pm. A mere 10 bones gets you in!

Also featuring Joe DiBella, Amber Martin, and Shannon Conley! It's a who's who of talent!

Thunder and Sunshine Debut Saturday, May 7th!

This Saturday, May 7th, 4pm at the West End, it's the debut of "Thunder and Sunshine!" This is an all-ages, kid-friendly show. So bring the kids, sip on a beverage yourself, and enjoy some rockin' good times. It's like if School-House Rock and Sly and the Family Stone had a baby.

April Sideshow Goshko Recap

You guys! A packed, standing-room only crowd which spilled out into the hallway. Thank you for keeping Sideshow Goshko going strong! Our next show is Thursday, May 26th, 7pm at KGB Bar. Always Free, always at a Soviet Bar. And now we can say, "As seen on Tru TV's 'Impractical Jokers!'"

April's storytellers L to R: Drew Prochaska, Cyndi Freeman, Rory Scholl, Anna Zagerson, Leslie Goshko

photo courtesy Maryanne Ventrice

Sideshow Goshko on Tru TV's "Impractical Jokers!"

I can FINALLY reveal that our big Sideshow Goshko taping was for an episode of "Impractical Jokers" on Tru TV! Thank you to everyone who came out and for being such good sports! Proving yet again that Sideshow Goshko has the BEST audiences. And special thanks to the evening's readers: Michele Carlo, Thomas Pryor, Francesco Marciuliano, and Brad Lawrence!  You can check out the full episode over at the Impractical Jokers website.  We're featured in Season 5 episode 11 "Whose Phone is Ringing?"

Loser's Lounge Tribute to Lionel Richie and the Commodores

Always an honor to perform with The Loser's Lounge at Joe's Pub! Thanks to Joe McGinty and the Joe McGinty 7 for letting me pull the "Night Shift." And thanks to Mike Fornatale for the video. And yes, I bought that sequined jacket just for this performance :)

The evening ended with us all singing "We Are the World." Here's me doing my best "Steve Perry."

Wunnerful Wunnerful!

Our latest edition of Wunnerful Wunnerful at Joe's Pub was just that...WUNNERFUL! A huge thank you to everyone who came out and to the immensely talented cast. Geraldine is still on parole...for now. All photos courtesy of John Huntington. Stay tuned for video!!!

Jesus Christ Super Star

Jesus Christ Superstar at Sid Gold's Request Room was a blast and an amazing way to spend Easter. Thanks to Joe McGinty for inviting me to play Judas. My mind is clearer now...

And big thanks to the ever-talented Craig Ruttle for all the photos!

Women in Comedy Photo Shoot! Featured in the NY Times!

I was so honored to be a part of the historic Women in Comedy photo shoot which took place last month. You can read all about it over at The NY Times and check out the full photo set over at With Reservation! A major shout-out to Mindy Tucker who is not only extremely talented, but a sweetheart of a person and made this thing happen! Kudos also to Jessica Delfino.

photo courtesy Mindy Tucker