About the show

Joe Charnitski's Funeral

Moth StorySlam Winnner: Joe Charnitski has given two eulogies in his life. Both were for men named Joe Charnitski. These are their stories. A celebration of fathers and sons, of vagabond shoes, little town blues and swallowing your pride when you do go home again. Come to the “Funeral” for guaranteed laughs, with the possibility of tears and an outside chance at personal reflection.

Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother

Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (three-time Moth StorySLAM champion) faces his three most defining relationships—booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean—in this darkly comic tour de force. Ripped from the pages of his critically acclaimed memoir that Interview magazine called “as funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher,” and Paul Rudnick praised as “witty, blisteringly honest, and wickedly intoxicating,” it sparkles under the direction of Obie Award-winning David Drake. It won the "Audience Choice Award," was featured on "Page Six" of the New York Post, was a Theater is Easy "Best Bet," and received rave reviews from NY Theater Guide (“Stunning performer.”), Theater is Easy (“Thoroughly entertaining.”), and Hi! Drama (“Rib-tickling funny.”).

Set against a multi-media backdrop of evocative photos, home movies, vintage postcards, and music haunted by Peggy Lee’s “Is That All There Is?”, with dazzling wit and unflinching honesty Jamie tells his story of booze-soaked nights, suicidal mornings, and Mama Jean's bombastic sMother love that ultimately rescues him.


Last year’s inaugural StoryFest was a solid sold-out weekend. Curated by The PIT in tandem with international storyteller Harmon Leon (TALE, Big Fat Racist Show), StoryFest is a three-day festival that celebrates the very best of the NYC storytelling scene.

StoryFest aims to spotlight the wide variety of themed shows that dot the New York landscape - and trumpet what's best about our storytelling scene.