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Meet Our “No Vacancy” Storytellers

Mar 23 2016 @ 7:00PM

Meet our switched-up “No Vacancy” storytellers! See you on Wed at Jimmy’s No. 43 – click here to RSVP.

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Sydney Beveridge has interviewed a judo Olympian at a grappling session, played a cruel waitress in a radio drama, and channeled Cher to explain census data. She communicates demographics, software, and stories for SocialExplorer.com. Working for the Corporation for Independent Media and independently, she has produced stories for BBC Radio, WNYC, SiriusXM, Third Coast International Audio Festival, and Public Radio Exchange. She is also assisting with the development of a stage play inspired by outsider artist Henry Darger. As a standup comic, she participated in the She Devil Comedy Festival and co-hosts Free Mic Fridays at QED Astoria.

Laura Forer would like to thank her parents for putting her through journalism school and is grateful for this one night since graduation that she’s been able to use those writing skills. She would also like to thank her fourth grade teacher for casting her as a little pig in the school play in order to prepare her for tonight’s performance. And lastly, she would like to thank Oren for leaving the house tonight and Charlie for depriving her of just enough sleep to keep her mind sharp.

Bard Hovenga is a special education teacher and writer from Colorado Springs. His work has appeared in Newtown Literary. He currently lives in Sunnyside, Queens, with his fiancée, Monica, and their two dogs, Killian and Riisy-girl.

Liz Simons is a comedian, writer, and actress based in New York. She performs stand up all over NYC and produces and hosts the popular monthly show “Laugh It Up, Astoria!” with Jenn Wehrung at Q.E.D. in Astoria. She can be seen in all three seasons of Broad City. She has written for Oxygen.com and independently founded the pop culture blog TheDVRFiles.com where Jason Priestley once called her “really funny.” Liz grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of Duke University. She is also a very avid, very average runner whose goal is run a marathon in every state! Find out more about her at lizsimons.com.

Event Information

Mar 23 2016 @ 7:00PM

Jimmy's No. 43 (43 East 7th between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Moons and Goochers

Vern-o, no one believes that crap about moons and goochers anymore, it’s baby stuff! Now come on, flip again.


We had our kick-off story meeting last night for No, YOU Tell It! “No Vacancy” on March 23rd! The switched-up storytellers we booked for the show met each other for the first time and brought in rough drafts of their true-life tales inspired by the theme “No Vacancy.”

Each installment of No, YOU Tell It! features stories inspired by a different theme, such as “Three Strikes” or “Temper, Temper,” and part of the excitement is seeing how four people interpret that idea in unique and personal ways.

Last night, for the first time, all four storytellers brought in stories about the SAME THING. But so incredibly not the same, as each story reflected their varied takes and experiences. Still, weeeeird…

Their first drafts are so great – we’re calling it a MOON. No Goochers here, baby!

Want to know what the stories were all about? Save the date, March 23rd, for No, YOU Tell It! “No Vacancy” 7 p.m. at Jimmy’s No. 43, FREE, with switched-up stories from Sydney Beveridge (Free Mic Fridays at Q.E.D.), Laura Epstein Forer (ParentalLeaveLetter), Bard Hovenga (Newtown Literary Issue #7), and Liz Simons (Laugh It Up, Astoria!)

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Event Information

Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th between 2nd & 3rd