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

Jun 27, 2017


Hey Guys!

After my last website got commandeered by an Asian porn site (true), I finally got around to getting a brand-spankin' new website!

Hop on over there, look around, visit!!! Big thanks to Kevin Carter for the website design. Hire him for all your tech needs. 

Apr 26, 2017

Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series Thursday, 4/27/17

Come see why Sideshow Goshko is named a Time Out NY and a New York Times "Critic's Pick" this Thursday, April 27th, 7pm, at KGB Bar (85 E. 4th Street). We've got a fantastic lineup! Always FREE, always at a Soviet Bar.

photo courtesy Maryanne Ventrice
Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) 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:

Bill Chambers (The Frigid Festival, artist in residence at Ten Foot Rat Cabaret)

Robin Gelfenbien (Yum's the Word, VH1)

Sandi Marx (Moth Slam Champion, Boston Women's Comedy Festival)

Calvin Cato (San Francisco Sketch Fest, Oxygen Network)

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

What: Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series
When: Thursday, April 27th, 7pm (doors open 6:30pm)
Where: KGB Bar (85 E. 4th Street, 2nd Floor), named "Best literary venue in NYC" by New York Magazine212- 505-3360 
How Much: Free

Thunder and Sunshine Turns 1!

Thunder and Sunshine turns 1 year old!!! Help us celebrate at the West End Lounge, where we had our debut almost exactly 1 year ago to the DAY! (5/7/16)

Live Music! Funky Puppets! Prize giveaways! And Treats! The message is for kids, the music is for everyone. 

$10, Kids 3 and under *FREE*! (2 drink minimum for grown-ups) Hope to see you there!

"One More Thing..."

photos courtesy Maryanne Ventrice
The first-ever "The Real Housewives of Columbo" was a smash success!! Thank you to everyone who came out and packed Cornelia Street Cafe. We had a blast! We had such a good time, in fact, that we've already been booked for a return engagement. So, mark your calendars: Saturday, June 17th, 6pm at Cornelia Street Cafe! A whole new housewife, an entirely different murder.

We'll see you there!

You Now Have a Date for Saturday Nights!

photo courtesy Craig Ruttle

Hey all! I'm VERY excited to officially announce that I am the new Saturday night piano karaoke player at Sid Gold's Request Room! That means you can find me behind the baby grand each weekend where we can make all your karaoke dreams come true (of course, be sure to double check the Sid Gold's website as sometimes there's schedule changes). 
Huge thanks to Joe McGinty for the amazing opportunity! I love Sid Gold's and my Sid Gold's family! The song list is ever-growing, so be sure to check it out. Stop by, say "hi," and let's sing a tune or two!

Sing for Felipe!

huge thank you to everyone who came out to the Sing for Felipe benefit at Sid Gold's! Felipe is a beloved part of our Sid Gold's family and he risked his life to save a stranger who fell on the subway tracks. Unfortunately, Felipe was badly hurt in the process. We held a benefit and were able to raise money towards his medical bills. You can still contribute on his GoFundMe page. Here's the Sid Gold's keyboard karaoke orchestra at the benefit! Photo courtesy Emanuele Michetti. 

Mar 24, 2017

2nd Annual Jesus Christ Superstar at Sid Gold's!

I'm back for the 2nd year in a row to betray Jesus! Join us on Sunday, April 16th, 8pm, at Sid Gold's Request Room as we perform selections from the classic Jesus Christ Superstar. It's Easter Sunday! Let's have some wine and share communion!

"Just One More Thing..."

Oh yes, people. This is happening. From the deep recesses of my brain, I bring you...

Be sure to make those reservations by calling Cornelia Street Cafe at 212-989-9319!

Poster by Andy Christie
It’s the 1970’s. The cocktail parties are glamorous, the brandy snifters abound, the clothes are colorfully polyester, and when foul play occurs, homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo is on the case. But behind every man’s untimely death remains a shattered housewife who wants answers. 

Join Leslie Goshko (Huffington PostSideshow Goshko) as she presents this comedic musical-mystery show where day-drinking is glamorous and chain-smoking the norm. Play detective and receive clues from live musical performances, special guests, overly dramatic pauses, and more. And just when you think you have the case solved, there’s “one more thing”…there always is when you’re dealing with The Real Housewives of Columbo!

And now with special guests:


Piano Karaoke Time!

It's that time again! The time where you bring your pipes, I provide the tunes, and we all have a blissful karaoke time together!

I'll be behind the baby grand at Sid Gold's Request Room tomorrow, Saturday 3/25 and Friday, 3/31, 9pm - 1am. Stop by, have a drink, sing a song!

I will also provide ridiculously over-excited facial expressions.
Check out the current song list HERE!

Music That Doesn't Suck Monthly

I had a blast writing and performing in this sketch for the new show at Le Poisson Rouge, Music That Doesn't Suck Monthly. Be sure to check them out! Good music, good peeps, good times.

Jan 13, 2017

Radio Free Brooklyn Interview--Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t!

I was so honored to be interviewed by Lisa Levy for her Radio Free Brooklyn show "Dr. Lisa Gives a Shit!" We talk musical theater, alcohol, and Christianity. You can hear the entire interview HERE! Thanks, Dr. Lisa! 

Thunder & Sunshine CD Release Party at Joe's Pub at the Public!

Come to Joe's Pub on Sunday, January 29th, 12pm for the much-anticipated CD Album Release Party for the newest and best kids' rock band, Thunder and Sunshine! With 70's and 80's inspired rock, you and your kids will be jumping and toe-tapping in no time. The message is for kids, the music is for everyone! Get your tickets HERE!


More fun than a room full of Fleet Week sailors, it's the 8TH ANNIVERSARY OF SIDESHOW GOSHKO!!!

Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series is turning 8 years old and we're celebrating! Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, SiriusXM) invites some of New York’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 EIGHT (one for each year we’ve been around) lucky audience members will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from:

Kambri Crews (NY Times best-selling author of "Burn Down the Ground," creator QED Astoria)

Rory Scholl (People's Improv Theater, ARTPROV)

Thomas Pryor (author "I Hate the Dallas Cowboys," NY Times)

* New York Times “Critic’s Pick”
* Time Out NY “Critics’ Pick”
* NY Daily News “Editor’s Pick”
* “a well-programmed night” - The New York Times
* featured on TruTV's Impractical Jokers, NPR's Snap Judgment, and in The New Yorker

When: Thursday, January 26th, 7pm (doors 6:30pm)
Where: KGB Bar (85 E. 4th Street, 2nd Floor)
How Much: FREE!

Be sure to arrive early to snag a seat...they go fast! 

Sunday Night Quiz Show 1/22!

The first QuizShow of 2017 promises to be a post-inauguration day doozie! The best live music clues, terriffic pop and rock trivia, unbelievable name that movie. Win prizes bigly! Hosted by yours truly and Gary Burton followed by piano karaoke! Draft beer and pizza specials 'till 11pm! 

One, Two, Three! It's Piano Karaoke!

There are new songs on the list and they're just waiting for YOU! Stop by Sid Gold's Request Room on any or all of the following dates to make your piano karaoke dreams come true:

Saturday, 1/14
Monday, 1/16
Sunday, 1/22

9pm - 1am. You bring your pipes, I'll back you up!