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TALE: NYC's Finest Storytelling

  • Red Room @KGB Bar 85 East 4th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Join us for TALE: NYC's Finest Storytelling - 4th Anniversary Show

Two reasons to celebrate: TALE has moved to our new home in the Red Room at the KGB Bar & Lit Mag!!

For 4-years straight we’ve been bringing you the finest in NYC storytelling – featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, The Nation, and HBO…

No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling!

Doors: 9pm, Show: 9:30

This is as crazy good as a lineup gets:

Ted Rall (Nationally syndicated cartoonist)

Michael W. Small (Formally of People & Entertianment Weekly)

Glen Heroy (35 Years Macy’s Santa)

Nathaniel Cocca-Bates (Moth Grand Slam Champ)

Julie Polk (Story Social)

Marie Faustin (MTV, GQ)

Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life)

Music: Ross Plotkin

Come join us for 4 years of the finest in NYC Storytelling!



Ted Rall is author of “Trump: A Graphic Biography,” an examination of the life of the Republican presidential nominee in comics form. Please support Ted’s hard-hitting political cartoons and columns by sponsoring his work on Patreon

Michael Small is an author of Many Plays, former People Magazine Reporter, editor of, and was considered the Most Sincere and Most Trustworthy 12th Grader

the editor of He has been a digital manager for Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Radar, and Bravo TV. He is a descendant of progressive thinkers.

Glen Heroy has portrayed Santa Claus for 35 years including 12 years at Macy's Santaland in Herald Square, was the Santa for Hess in their annual Hess Truck commercial, and in a video with RuPauls Drag Race winner Bob the Dragqueen.
Glen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, seen in Soap Opera Digest, and mentioned in David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries.

Nathaniel Coco Bates is a two time Moth NYC story slam winner and has been featured on the Risk! podcast. By day Nathaniel Bates works on TV and film sets ("Boardwalk Empire", "Nurse Jackie", "Daredevil") as a film set electrician.

Julie Polk is a NYC-based writer and performer. She is the co-founder of Rasa Advising which teaches storytelling to public defenders and other legal justice advocates, and the host of Story Social - a bi-monthly storytelling open mic at QED Astoria.

Marie Faustin hosts a monthly show called The Warm Up at Karma Lounge, has commitment issues and has been called the perfect mix of Chelsea Handler & Kevin Hart. Her Youtube vlog has over half a million views and can be seen at

Harmon Leon is the author of 6 books. His stories have appeared in VICE, Esquire, The Nation, National Geographic, Salon, Huffington Post, This American Life, and Wired.