That’s Emmy The Great performing this piece live for the first time EVER. It is the opening credits track for the The Mystery Show podcast by Starlee Kine who was also performing the same evening.
I’m New Here, Can You Show Me Around is an evening of performances curated by Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins. I STILL cannot believe I saw Jon Ronson live on stage and he even read a couple of pages that are going to be added to his book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed! I loved this evening and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The following a collection of photographs from the evening : mostly portraits of the performers on stage. I really did not want to make videos because this HAS to be watched live. The evening takes place each month – there are links at the end of the photos that will link you to where you can find tickets ( if you’re in NYC ) and links to websites and social media accounts of all the performers.
We got ourselves a couple of beers and they were also handing out scraps of paper and stubs of pencils – later we would find out that Jon and Maeve would ask the audience to write down their most irrational anxieties while living in NYC – especially if you’re new to living in NYC. I tried so hard to think of something but it was impossible – I live in India – I can’t imagine anything happening to me here that hasn’t already happened to me in India! I did think about getting shot by a stray bullet maybe but that isn’t an irrational fear in America.
Jon Ronson above and Maeve Higgins below.
Hallie Cantor who writes for Inside Amy Schumer among others.
Jon reading the two new pages that are going to be added to So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed ( link to the book on his website, listed at the end of this blog post. )
Above, Starlee Kine who is a contributor to This American Life and also runs her own podcast called The Mystery Show.
Above, Emmy The Great.
Mark Hudson took us through his experiences as a learning boxer in Brooklyn. He works at the UN otherwise and also write for VICE’s FightLand. Quite an engaging and emotional story.
Delightful ending to the evening! Mike Brown was HILARIOUS! He’s a stand-up comedian.
Then Jon and Maeve picked the winner from the “most irrational anxieties” notes and they won a prize! As it turned out, the person who won the prize and the person who came in second were the SAME. She’d written down THE most irrational anxieties and BOTH of them were super. Unfortunately, for the life of me, I don’t recall either. It is for the better. Trust me.
Lots of smiley faces in the photo below! I got a photo with Jon! YAYAYAYAYAY! He’s SO awesome. I love his The Psychopath Test and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. Since I purchased and listened to both books in audio format on Audible.com, I didn’t have physical paper books that I could’ve asked him to sign. Sometimes, selfies do WIN.
So so glad I could catch this during #EyesForNewYork
USEFUL LINKS :
The above show’s tickets were listed here on the Union Hall website.
Links to each of the above performers’ websites and social media accounts :
This story is part of our #EyesForNewYork #REDHUxNYC trip. Lots more to see there – New York Fashion Week, #EyesForDining and #REDHUxAIRBNB.