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Episode 57: Goodbyes and Badbyes

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In this Episode:

Zhu Yi was unable to be in her home country when her grandmother died, but first she had to find out about it after the fact. Zhu talks about how her eccentric family has influenced her, inspired her, and like many families sometimes had the cops called on them.

Then Kerry joins The Bartender for the first ever “Tell The Bartender Theater” segment where they do a dramatic reading of a series of unflattering text messages about Kerry, accidentally sent to Kerry, from a (now former) friend of Kerry.

ALSO listener shout outs, and check out friend of the show‘s new podcast Grownups Are Talking!

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Guests:

Zhu Yi is a New York based playwright, born and raised in China. She writes in Chinese, English and the language of her Secret planet. She has an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University and is a 2012-2013 Emerging Artist Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, a Youngblood Writer at Ensemble Studio Theatre and an adjunct lecturer at Nanjing University, China.  Here she is, just being awesome:

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Kerry McEnerney is an awesome actor, musician and person. You can find some of her original music here. Here she is looking adorable:988832_10151945746985423_1764064977_n

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Under The Milky Way” by The Church

“Another Sunny Day” by Belle and Sebastian

“Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Dweezil Zappa

“The Medallion” by Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection

“The Young and the Restless” by Soap Opera Themes

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 55: If You See Something, Say Something (Even If It Takes A Few Years)

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In this Episode:

Mike tells a story that he has never told anyone (even his wife) and The Bartender is, for the first time, at a loss for words. Then Tommy talks about the idea of “casual racism”, which culminates with a story about what NOT to do when you “see something” suspicious on the train. Like the show?  Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Guests:

Mike Guild is a comedian and storyteller in NYC. He hosts a movie based show at Creek and the Cave called Movie Night with Mikeand is the producer of the storytelling open mic “The Dump” hosted by Jake Hart. He also is the head writer and director of the sketch team HOT BEEF. Follow him on Twitter @MikeGuildNYC. Here he is looking mysterious:184441_4825939042123_1188515362_n

Tommy O’Malley is a Brooklyn-based writer, blogger and storyteller. His work has appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Queerty, Swagger New York and more. He hosts “Big City Stories”, a monthly storytelling show in Manhattan, and appears regularly on other shows and podcasts, including “RISK!” (hosted by Kevin Allison) and “What Are You Afraid Of?” (hosted by Mara Wilson). He is an editorial intern and member of the Field Research Team at the NYC-based theater company The Civilians. Follow him on Twitter @tommyomalley. Here he is looking sharp:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“L.S.F.” by Kasabian

“Farrar, Straus And Giroux (Sea Of Tears)” by Destroyer

“Music To Watch Girls By” by The James Taylor Quartet

“Laid” by James

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 54: LIVE with Norm Lewis and The Bitchy Waiter!

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In this Episode:

The Bartender is joined by Norm Lewis and The Bitchy Waiter for another wonderful live show. PLUS a listener shout out, and we play Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice with Jordan McDonough! Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Full video of the show here:

Pics by the amazing Tom Scola:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

 

Episode 53: Hits and Misses

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In this Episode:

We hear stories from people who have loved, lost, and been punched by strangers. PLUS buy tickets now for Tell The Bartender LIVE on February 18th with Norm Lewis and the Bitchy Waiter! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Guests:

J LaLonde is a comedian, storyteller, and you can see his movie Fifty Shades of J available 2/14! Here is the trailer:

Brandon Collins is an up-and-coming stand-up comedian, actor and producer. He started acting and performing stand-up comedy in high school but didn’t pursue it any further until 2011 when he completed all of his higher education goals (Masters in School Counseling, what?!!). He has performed for Yelp NYC, Webster Hall and numerous NY comedy clubs and also produced shows that have been featured in the New York Comedy Festival. He is also one half of Comedy Outliers. Here he is looking adorably confused:

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John Frusciante is an actor, comedian, improviser and an awesome person. He is currently starring in the one man show Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live! He also kills it on Twitter. Here he is giving smeyes:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Nobody’s Empire” by Belle and Sebastian

“Luck Be A Lady” by Frank Sinatra

“Ceremony” by New Order

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 51: High/Low and Stitch

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In this Episode:

Andrea recalls a series of events that lead to a major life change, and Forest talks about performing what should have been a simple procedure during his time as an Army medic in Iraq.

PLUS listener shout outs and news about the next Tell The Bartender LIVE! Also, a new episode of the advice show The Bartender co-hosts, The Struggle Bus, is up. Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Andrea Allan is an awesome comedian, person, and you should follow her on Twitter. Here she is being a badass:

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Forest Ray is a biochemist, an avid outdoorsman, and home brews his own beer. Here he is doing something amazing somewhere cold:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Debaser” by Pixies

“Just Like Heaven” by The Watson Twins

“What Do I Get” by Buzzcocks

“The Stars of Track and Field” by Belle and Sebastian 

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Episode 50: Filing Solo

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In this Episode:

Frankie joins The Bartender to talk about when she first realized that maybe you shouldn’t answer the door when you live alone. Even if it’s the lead paint inspector. Then Liz tells a very touching story about what she learned from her first love. It also involves a filing cabinet.

PLUS listener shout outs and news about the next Tell The Bartender LIVE! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Frankie Mace is an incredible sommelier, restaurant manager and person. Here she is showing off some sweet skills in a photo for the Wall Street Journal:

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Liz Miele is an amazing comedian, writer, tweeter, and has a new comedy album you all should buy here, here and here. This is her just hanging out being awesome:

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Watch some of her comedy here!

 

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Intergalactic” by Beastie Boys

“She’s So High” by Blur

“Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura

“Deceptacon” by Le Tigre 

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

 

Episode 49: Politics, Facebook and Friendship

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In this Episode:

Shawn joins The Bartender to talk about political discourse in the age of social media, “Racebook”, and how he handles situations when the police are involved.

Then Korde tells a story about a funny coincidence that happened when he first moved to New York. It’s kind of beautiful, you guys.

PLUS listener shout outs and The Bartender needs your help! Like the show? Tip The Bartender! Or give it 5 stars!

Shawn is a VO artist, actor and baseball aficionado. Here he is rocking his team uniform:

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Korde Tuttle is an incredible playwright, poet and all around awesome person. Here he is in what I’m told is a totally candid shot and I’m jealous:10518620_10202993305579214_6522821483810202941_o

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Blue Lines” by Massive Attack

“The Impossible” by Monster Movie

“Forest” by Bran Van 3000

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists