Monday, June 06, 2005

Funny Ladies at East Side Oral

I heart East Side Oral and Elise Miller and her family, not to mention Chelsea and Claudia, so I will be there after I'm done baking with some of my favorite writers.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 5:00 PM (Last show of season 4!)

the reading series your mother warned you about

is proud to present readings by

154 Ludlow (btw. Rivington and Stanton)
F to 2nd Ave
no cover
2 drink minimum

Kim Brittingham writes from her home in a turn-of-the-century tuberculosis asylum on the East Side of Manhattan, encouraged by an endlessly optimistic line-up of dimpled Shirley Temple dolls and a ratty old pin-up of Nick Rhodes in uber-positive pink lipstick. Lately her work has appeared on, and she was recently named the winner of the 2005 Midnight Sun Fiction Contest sponsored by Permafrost, the literary journal of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. In addition to exercising a passion for the written word, Kim is the designer behind the Bux'm label of vintage-inspired plus size coats.

Chelsea Peretti is a comic/writer hailing from Oakland, California. Her humor has been featured on VH1, Comedy Central, and AMC. With her brother Jonah, Peretti co-created the Rejection Line (212-479-7990; and the web satire Her writing has appeared in Details, Jest, American Theatre Magazine, Flyer, and The Village Voice. She blogs and co-produces the monthly show "Variety SHAC" at Galapagos. She lives with her husband and four dogs in Brooklyn. (That last part's not true--she's single, on the isle).

David Deutsch is humor editor of Heeb Magazine, and co-author of The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies. Born in Tel Aviv and raised in Milwaukee, he served two years as an infantryman in 101st Airborne Division. He's got a Master's in Judaic Studies from NYU, and completed most of his exams and coursework for a joint-PhD in American History and Judaic Studies before realizing he wasn't actually that bright. David teaches history at a New York area Yeshiva high school, and lives with his wife and two sons on the Lower East Side.

Claudia Cogan is a comedian and blogger in New York City. She's written and performed in the sketch shows Two Fisted Crazy and Siddown & Shuddup, performed improv at the UCB and Improv Olympic and created the thing she's most proud of—her one-woman show I, Claudia. Catch up on all the bees in her bonnet at her blog

ELISE MILLER hosts and curates East Side Oral. Her first novel, STAR CRAVING MAD (Warner Books, 2004) was optioned by Maverick Films and is to be translated into Japanese. For more information, please visit


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