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EVERY STORY HAS A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE, AND AN END… and ladies and gentlemen, the story of Happy Hour Story Hour might be reaching its conclusion.
UCB East is moving all of their open mic shows to Thursday at 5:30pm to perform once a month on a rotating schedule. This does not work for me. One, it is too early for any of you to be able to make it. Two, I refuse to host a show the same night as Jiji Lee’s very popular Split Personality storytelling/character mic because it is about creating more opportunities for you to work on stories and not competing opportunities. And three, I humbly believe that Happy Hour Story Hour is too important of a show in the storytelling community to be offered monthly.
Naturally, I will be looking for a new space that suits the show’s supportive, creative, and happy hour nature. Of course, there is the possibility that this will not happen and August will be the last month of Happy Hour Story Hour. I choose to be optimistic because after all, change can lead to growth and I am bound to be inspired to create another wonderful thing for you if this truly is the end of Happy Hour Story Hour.
If you want to take the time to write to the Artistic Director of the UCB Theatre to bemoan the loss of Happy Hour Story Hour, I thank you in advance. If you know of any Manhattan location that is perfect for Happy Hour Story Hour, I would be grateful to you to tell me. If you have been waiting to come tell your story at Happy Hour Story Hour because you thought it would last forever and you could rely on being able to put it off one more week, (shame on you because you should know better that nothing lasts forever!) I hope you will come to the last three foreseeable shows in August at UCB East.
Thank you for all of your support and all of your stories for the past year and a half. This could be the end or simply the “inciting incident” that leads us to the “main event” of the Happy Hour Story Hour story. Let’s raise our glasses to the future as it is unknown and therefore so very exciting.
Great. Take away the UCB’s new story-telling teacher’s storytelling show that takes a usually lame Monday night at an otherwise dead bar and makes it magic.
But don’t listen to me. I don’t know anything about anything.
Bladdered and other delightful turns of phrase all in one lovely place.
"I remember Fight Club played at the Venice Film Festival at a midnight screening. Edward Norton and I, after having a few drinks, were sitting next to the president who’s running the whole thing. We’re sitting up in the balcony. It’s subtitled and we’re the only fuckers laughing. It gets to one of Helena’s scandalous lines - ‘I haven’t been fucked like that since I was in grade school.’ - and literally, the guy running the festival got up and left. Edward and I were still the only ones laughing. You could hear two idiots up in the balcony cackling through the whole thing.”
- Brad Pitt in Entertainment Weekly, Sept 23rd, 2011