Wednesday, March 21, 2007


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"In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day." – F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Most glorious night! Thou wert not sent for slumber!" -- Lord Byron
The Moth invites you to

The Late Late Show: Stories of Life After Dark

Join us for tales of the nocturnal. Discover what happens in the dead of night, when the sun has been down for hours and hours, but a select few are wide awake. Hear stories of people who find comfort in the cloak of night, as well as those who find themselves stranded in a murky world, still hours away from the daylight.

Wednesday, March 21

Sponsored by TNT

Stories told by:
Paul Bacon
David Carr
Ted Conover
Mike Daisey
L. Gabrielle Penabaz

Andy Borowitz

Mazz Swift

Curated by:
Meg Bowles

7:00pm Doors Open
8:00pm Stories Start on Stage

at The Players
16 Gramercy Park South

$20 tickets available at or by calling (212) 868-4444.

Tables are $150 for non-moth members and $135 for members.
Please call the Moth office at 212-742-0551 to reserve.

Artistic Director: Catherine Burns
Senior Producer: Sarah Austin Jenness
Curator and Producer: Jenifer Hixson
Associate Producer: Katie Miller
Executive and Creative Director: Lea Thau

About the Storytellers:

Paul Bacon is a writer and cartoonist whose work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Dictionary of American History (Scribner),, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, PBS Online, Pindeldyboz, POV, Salon, San Francisco Examiner and Wired. While currently working part-time as a scuba diving and CPR instructor, Paul is also writing a nonfiction book about his three-year tenure as an NYPD patrolman, to be published by Bloomsbury USA. Paul is a former staff writer for Might magazine and Modern Humorist, and has appeared on NPR's "This American Life" (2006), John Hodgman's "Little Gray Book Lecture Series" (New York, 2001 and 2005), and "The Americana Project" drama series (New York and Boston, 2000-01).

Andy Borowitz (host) is a comedian, actor and writer whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and at He is the first winner of the National Press Club's humor award and has won five Dot-Comedy Awards for his website, He appears on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday, CNN's American Morning, VH1's Best Week Ever and has acted in the films: Marie and Bruce starring Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick and Melinda and Melinda starring Will Ferrell and directed by Woody Allen. He is the author of five humor books, including Who Moved My Soap?: The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison, The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, a 2005 Finalist for the Thurber prize for American Humor, and the recently published Republican Playbook. His new show, Next Week's News Starring Andy Borowitz, premieres at Caroline's on Broadway on April 26.

David Carr writes a media column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times and also works as a general assignment reporter in the Culture section of The New York Times covering all aspects of popular culture, including film.  During Oscar season, David works as The Carpetbagger, writing a daily blog about the movie awards and filming weekly video segments. A writer turned editor turned writer, David has worked at The Atlantic Monthly, New York Magazine and Washington City Paper. David is currently working on a book for Simon & Schuster about the nature of personal narrative and the stories we tell about ourselves. The book will include reporting on his own personal history and he has been traveling and recording video interviews with people from his past. He loves scary stories as long as they end in a hug.

Ted Conover's Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing describes the ten months he spent working undercover as a guard at the famous prison. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Newjack was initially banned by the state and now is censored before inmates are allowed to see it. Conover's writings are frequently based on first-hand participation: he is also the author of Rolling Nowhere, an account of riding the rails with modern-day hoboes, Whiteout: Lost in Aspen, and Coyotes, a classic tale of life among Mexican migrants. He contributes to the New York Times Magazine and other publications and is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. He is at work on a book about roads.

Mike Daisey has been called "the master storyteller" and "one of the finest solo performers of his generation" by the New York Times for his monologues, including 21 Dog Years, Invincible Summer, TRUTH, Great Men of Genius, Monopoly!, The Ugly American, I Miss the Cold War, Wasting Your Breath, and All Stories Are Fiction which he's performed Off-Broadway, across the country and around the world.  He's been a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, his work has been heard on the BBC, NPR and the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and his groundbreaking series All Stories Are Fiction is available through Currently he's a commentator for NPR's Day To Day, a contributor to WIRED, Slate and Salon, and his writing appears in the anthology The Best Tech Writing 2006. His first book, 21 Dog Years: A Cubedweller's Tale, was published by the Free Press and he is working on a second book. He'll be performing two full length site-specific monologues this week: The Pleasures of Technology at the Macintosh store Tekserve, and The Terrors of Literature at the independent Soho bookstore McNally Robinson. For full details check out his site,

L. Gabrielle Penabaz has extracted a multi-media artist's career out of necessity.  Avant garde event planning and the theatrical rock band, St. Eve, led to performance art with video.  Writing about it is probably the best way to distill it all.  Now, able to create unusual liqueurs in fantastical make-up before a show, while rendering files to burn a disc, she can only list herself as "Instigator" on her business card without feeling overwhelmed at other people's parties.

Mazz Swift (violin) made her solo public performance debut at Alice Tully Hall performing alongside members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and later attended the Julliard School of Music.  Since leaving in her third year to pursue a more organic approach to music making, she has performed and recorded with artists including Perry Farrell, Dee Snider, Moby, Yhe Yohimbe Brothers, Kanye West, Common, and Jay-Z.  She devotes her time to three personal projects:  Brazz Tree, Trigger and The Spondoolix.  For more information, visit

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