The NPR public radio program ‘This American Life’ is the mothership of all storytelling podcasts. Hosted by the insightfully nasal Ira Glass, each broadcast is a deeply thought-out, carefully researched exploration of human nature. But now it’s time for an entirely improvised episode.
Matt Gehring sports the signature Ira Glasses as a team of New York’s finest improvisers construct narratives out of nonsense and pull profundity out of their ass in three acts.
With Ike Ufomadu and musical guest Friends Who Folk
Directed by Jessica Morgan (Story Pirates)
Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door
Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.
Matt Gehring is a performer in NYC. Currently he is performing at the UCBT as Jim Cardigan in Jim Cardigan: Door to Door Comedian. You might have seen him on Netflix’s The Characters or The Tick (Amazon). Upcoming: Set It Up (Netflix). Check out his website for other info and how to get in contact with him: www.MatthewRobertGehring.com
Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor, comedian and entertainer, named 1 of 5 “Comics to Watch in 2018” by Time Out New York. He is creator and host to a number of original, live shows including: his evening of talk-show entertainment Ike at Night (The Public Theater, Bushwick Starr, JACK); his night of comedy and music Nightcap | by Ike (Joe’s Pub at The Public); his one-man variety hour Ike Night (Ars Nova, San Francisco Sketchfest); his Christmas show Ike for the Holidays (Joe’s Pub at The Public); and more. His short-form series Words with Ike has aired on VICE and IFC. He has performed stand-up at venues including Union Hall and UCB in New York, and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Friends Who Folk is a comedy folk duo featuring the sensual voices and earth shattering harmonies of Ned Riseley and Rachel Wenitsky. They have performed all over New York City including at Ars Nova, UCB, Union Hall and The Slipper Room. Their work has been featured in Splitsider, Glamour, Paste and The New Yorker.