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Thank You to all of our 2013 Performers!!

Lost & Found Show First Anniversary EditionWednesday’s show was fantastic. Thanks for everyone who came out on such a cold night to celebrate our First Anniversary. Thanks also to Le Poisson Rouge for hosting our special event.

Big thanks to our performers for the evening: Sarah Peele, Andrew Lloyd-Jones, Michael Maiello, Ember Flame, Ken McCarthy, and Omar Olusion.

As is our custom with each show, we always raise a glass at the finale to honor whatever theme object was featured that night. However, there was no theme this time, just great performers. We honored all of the 2013 performers at the end of the show on Wednesday, and we honor them here with you.

So pour yourself a drink, and raise a glass…

The Lost & Found Show’s 2013 Performers:

Michele Carlo
Mike Brown
Mike Zimbouski
Alyssa Pinsker
Suzanne Russo
Kiley Edgley
Marie Sabatino
Robb Todd
Katie Wudel
Mellini Kantayya
Adam Wade
Thomas Pryor
Angel Yau
Peter Aguero
Lisa Kirchner
Meredith DiMenna
Emily Rubin
Three Thousand Crowns
John Freiler
Samantha Jane Gurewitz
Sandrine Petit
Judy Batalion
David Bluvband
Mike Amato
Emily Gallagher
Danny “Tumbleweed” Elder
Jenice Matias
Patrick Gallagher
Dawn Fraser
George Flanagan
David Stewart
Melissa Caminneci
Ledia Xhoga
Saara Dutton
JJ Orgera
Chelsea Davison
Susan Kent
Robert Weinstein
Amos Rose
Natasha Gural
Heather Trobe

Big thanks to Wednesday night’s performers:

Sarah Peele
Andrew Lloyd-Jones
Michael Maiello
Ember Flame
Ken McCarthy
Omar Olusion

Cheers! And thank you again.

We’ll see you next month for our “Condoms” Edition, stories about love, sex, relationships, all that hot, weird, embarrassing stuff. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

And, as always, if you want to share a story, send it in! Submission Guidelines are here: https://lostfoundshow.com/submissions/

Photo: Luke Redmond

First Anniversary Edition, Wednesday January 8th at Le Poisson Rouge!

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The Lost & Found Show turns 1! Come celebrate our first year with some of our favorite storytellers of 2013. Featuring a star-studded lineup of writers and performers.

FEATURING

Ember Flame (Boundless Burlesque, Sharkbite Sideshow, Guilty Pleasures Burlesque)

Ken McCarthy (Slacktory, Horsey Surprise, College Humor)

Michael Maiello (Esquire, McSweeney’s)

Omar Olusion (Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Spike TV, Coney Island USA)

Andrew Lloyd-Jones (Liars’ League NYC, Litro Magazine)

Sarah Peele (The People’s Improv Theater)

Hosted by Daniel Guzman

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Doors 7PM, Show 7:30PM-9:30PM
The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
(between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012

(212) 505-3474

http://www.lepoissonrouge.com

Nearest Trains:
W 4th St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
8 St – NYU (N, R)
Bleecker St (6)
Broadway-Lafayette (B, D, F, M)

21+, FREE

ABOUT THE LOST & FOUND SHOW

Each month, we bring together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction stories involving a theme object that could be found in a lost and found box. We’ve featured burlesque stars, magicians, Moth Grand Slam winners, actors, and a ukulele player.

For a list of upcoming theme objects, or to submit a story for consideration, visit:

lostfoundshow.com
Twitter: @lostfoundshow
Facebook.com/lostfoundshow

Facebook Event Page

 

FEATURING

EMBER FLAME

Ember Flame is a poet-cum-burlesque babe who fuses storytelling and striptease into her distinctive brand of cabaret. She sends up modern life and her own anxieties with comic ballads loaded with insight and sexual innuendo. And she finds liberation in dance, with seductive sequences that reference everything from Bob Fosse to deep disco. Ember tells her tales through different characters, and her ever-expanding cast includes a futuristic iBabe, a whistle-blowing fairytale princess and an office worker who longs to feel her jungle rhythms. Whoever she is embodying, Ember tries to strip away the layers between us and our flaws, between us and freedom.

KEN MCCARTHY

Ken McCarthy is the writer of “The Troll” column for College Humor and has contributed several indefinite articles to Slacktory under the clever pseudonym Ken M. Most of his creative energy is devoted to his Tumblr, Horsey Surprise, for which he was recently named A Real Douchebag by a fan.

http://horseysurprise.tumblr.com

MICHAEL MAIELLO

Michael Maiello is a New York based columnist, performer, fiction author and playwright. He’s written for The Daily, Reuters, Esquire, and McSweeney’s. He is the author of Shuts & Failures, Rejected New Yorker Pieces (Also Rejected by McSweeney’s!). He worked for ten years at Forbes Media, writing and editing for both Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com. He is also the author of the 2004 book Buy The Rumor, Sell The Fact: 85 Wall Street Maxims and What They Really Mean. He has performed stand up comedy at The Laugh Factory, The Comic Strip and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Mama D’s Arts Bordello in New York.

OMAR OLUSION

Omar is a magician who has performed his unique style of entertainment for Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Spike TV, New York Carousel, and Coney Island USA, to name a few. He is the owner of Vibe Right Corp, performing anywhere from 7-12 shows per weekend. From kids birthdays to sold-out events, Omar brings humor, professionalism and wonder to the art of illusion.

http://www.viberightcorp.com

ANDREW LLOYD-JONES

Andrew Lloyd-Jones was born in London, England and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. He won the Fish Prize with his story “Feathers and Cigarettes”, and his writing has featured in numerous publications, including Cent Magazine, the Tales of the Decongested anthologies, and the Canongate collection Original Sins. He is a Contributing Editor at Litro Magazine, and co-founder of Liars’ League, one of London’s most successful live literary events. Andrew now lives and writes in New York, where he hosts Liars’ League NYC.

http://www.liarsleaguenyc.com

SARAH PEELE

Sarah Peele is an actress and improviser from the Ozark Mountains. She took up the ukulele during the recession, occasionally performing in subway stations for money. This really bothered her parents. You can catch her every Wednesday at the People’s Improv Theater, where she’s super excited to be performing above ground now.

HOSTED BY

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

The Lost & Found Show – December 19th “Bling”!

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It’s a Lost & Found Show Christmas!

Guess what, guys? It’s the holidays already. What better way to celebrate than with stories about BLING? Put on your flashiest outfits (or just bring back that Mr. T costume from Halloween) and warm up with a tasty beverage.

Featuring:

NATASHA GURAL
MARIE SABATINO
HEATHER TROBE
JENICE MATIAS

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)

RPM (formerly Lolita Bar)
266 Broome Street
(between Allen St and Orchard St)
New York, NY 10013

Nearest Trains:
Delancey St. (F)
Grand St. (B, D)
Essex St. (J, M, Z)

21+
FREE

Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration, visit:
lostfoundshow.com
Twitter: @lostfoundshow,
Facebook.com/lostfoundshow

Facebook Event Page

FEATURING

NATASHA GURAL

Natasha Gural is an award-winning journalist and writer of many things including a novel-in-progress tentatively titled Lubachka, a factual tale of survivor’s guilt based largely on her Russian mother’s early childhood as a prisoner in concentration and labor camps in Poland and Germany. It delves into cultural, ethnic and national identity as well as the lifelong emotional impact of surviving traumatic events. Her newswriting and analysis has appeared in major newspapers, magazines and websites throughout the world, and her cultural writing has been published by AP, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Cinespect and The Awl.

Follow Natasha on Twitter @natashagural

MARIE SABATINO

Marie Sabatino has been writing stories since she was a little girl. She’s told stories all over NYC for the last ten years… at venues like The National Arts Club, Galapagos Art Space, Happy Ending Lounge, KGB Bar and the Lit Crawl in Manhattan. You can find her stories in publications like Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Word Riot, Liars League, Freerange Nonfiction and a number of other places that only the most diligent stalker would be able to find. This is Marie’s second time reading for the Lost and Found show… and she often wonders when just once will ever ever ever be enough.

JENICE MATIAS

Jenice Matias considers herself a Nuyorican actress, storyteller, dancer, singer, and improviser. She studied with Adam Wade and John Flynn. In addition she wrote and performed in her One-Woman Show entitled “Pussinomics: A Comedy” an outrageous and unique collection of comedic character monologues that include original songs and dance presenting fictional scenarios of politicians exploiting women that premiered at the Magnet Theater 2013. Jenice’s next show is entitled “I don’t Suffer from Insanity, I Enjoy Every Minute of It,” a bio story about her relationship with her mother who was the biggest abortionist in New City during the 1960’s.

http://jenicematias.biz/

HEATHER TROBE

Heather Trobe is a social worker and storyteller from Brooklyn, NY. Previous to becoming a storyteller, Heather worked as a children’s birthday party entertainer/”Mad Scientist” where she honed her ability to melt plastic and breathe it in. Heather has appeared in “Whatever Happened to the Nerds?” at the Magnet Theater, “Two Truths and a Lie” at Cameo Gallery, and “For the Love of Candy” at Brooklyn Launchpad. She doesn’t have a pet at this time but she did grow up with three small dogs each with separate, beautiful stripper names.

HOSTED BY

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

UPDATE! November 21st “Pets”!

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We’re pleased to announce that Susan Kent will be joining us for tonight’s Lost & Found Show:

SUSAN KENT

Susan Kent escaped a rural Georgia upbringing to live in Brooklyn where she now works on healing emotional issues from her childhood. Writer, performer and co-host of Tell It: Brooklyn, Susan has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, the Risk! podcast and is currently working on her memoir, “I Am Not the Same.” Feel free to check out her tell-way-too-much blog www.SouthernDiscomforts.com or follow on Twitter @TheSusanKent.

http://www.TellItBrooklyn.com/

Susan will be sharing a story about Buffy AKA “The Hound of Hell.” Sounds like the feel-good story of autumn.

Speaking of Hounds of Hell, have you heard the pop culture rumor that Toto in the Wizard of Oz is actually Anubis, the dog-headed Egyptian god of death? After all, it’s Toto’s life-threatening antics that send Dorothy to the strange otherworldy Oz… What do you think? Cute little companion, or creepy Egyptian death god? Turn down the lights, turn up some Pink Floyd, and let us know!

The Lost & Found Show – November 21st “Pets”!

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The Lost & Found Show returns!

This month we celebrate Pets — both the traditional variety (dogs, cats, birds, fish) and those alternative pets (pet rocks, digital pets, Pet Shop Boys, whatever).

Get ready for a night of heavy petting!

Featuring:

Chelsea Davison
Julie Rosing
Heather Trobe
Robert Weinstein
Amos Rose

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)

**BACK IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE!!**

We’re very excited to be back in the good old Lower East Side, just a few blocks over from our old Lost & Found home.

RPM (formerly Lolita Bar)
266 Broome Street
(between Allen St and Orchard St)
New York, NY 10013

Nearest Trains:
Delancey St. (F)
Grand St. (B, D)
Essex St. (J, M, Z)

21+
FREE

Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration, visit:
lostfoundshow.com
Twitter: @lostfoundshow,
Facebook.com/lostfoundshow

Facebook Event Page

FEATURING

CHELSEA DAVISON

Chelsea Davison is a comedian and writer who performs all over New York City at places like The Stand, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The PIT, and more. Her work has been featured by The Huffington Post, Jezebel, Grantland, and she writes a weekly comedy blog called What I Fucked Up.

http://www.whatifuckedup.com

JULIE ROSING

Julie is a writer, performer and improviser living in Queens. She is very excited to be an actor on the PIT’s newest sketch team SLAP FIGHT! with whom she performs a new show the second Tuesday of every month. She improvises around the city with her favorite people including (but not limited to) The Smitts and Hightower. Julie can also be seen in videos and performing with her super power sketch group “Buzz Off, Lucille.” She considers herself very lucky to have studied with some of the most amazing teachers from the UCB, PIT and Magnet. She quickly fled to NYC after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. She doesn’t realize how tall she is… so don’t point it out.

http://buzzofflucille.tumblr.com

HEATHER TROBE

Heather Trobe is a social worker and storyteller from Brooklyn, NY. Previous to becoming a storyteller, Heather worked as a children’s birthday party entertainer/”Mad Scientist” where she honed her ability to melt plastic and breathe it in. Heather has appeared in “Whatever Happened to the Nerds?” at the Magnet Theater, “Two Truths and a Lie” at Cameo Gallery, and “For the Love of Candy” at Brooklyn Launchpad. She doesn’t have a pet at this time but she did grow up with three small dogs each with separate, beautiful stripper names.

ROBERT WEINSTEIN

Born and raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Robert studied theater at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS; Ecole Jacque Lecoq in Paris, France; and Kiklos Teatro in Padova Italy. He’s currently pursuing a Library Science degree from Pratt Institute, is a frequent monologist for The Armando Diaz Experience at the Magnet Theater and can be heard telling a story about his grandmother on themoth.org.

 

MUSICAL GUEST

AMOS ROSE

New York native Amos Rose has traveled the world playing music. His distinctive style can be described as an exciting and lush float down the river of life, with elements of American, British, and Brazilian music. Some people call it psychedelic love-rock. Amos has had several pets, and knows the sounds they make.

 

HOSTED BY

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

The Lost & Found Show – September 19th “Diaries & Journals”!

johnny-depp-as-paul-kemp-in-the-rum-diary_rgbWe’re back! And in a NEW LOCATION!

This month we celebrate Diaries and Journals! Whether you write your thoughts down on paper, on a laptop, on a cocktail napkin, or tattooed like that guy in Memento, we’ve got stories for you!

Featuring:

JJ Orgera
Saara Dutton
Ledia Xhoga
Melissa Caminneci
David Stewart

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)
**NEW LOCATION**

Sadly, our old venue is closing for good. But, don’t cry! Come join us at our new East Village location for great drink specials, familiar faces, and our famous L&F Show Trivia!

Solas
232 E 9th St
(between Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
Located in the East Village
21+
STILL FREE $$ (Save your money for drinks)

Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration, visit:
lostfoundshow.com
Twitter: @lostfoundshow,
Facebook.com/lostfoundshow

Facebook Event Page

FEATURING

JJ ORGERA

JJ Orgera is an actress, storyteller and improviser who earns money by selling fancy jewelry to rich ladies… ladies who push their dogs around Saks 5th Avenue in baby carriages (seriously). She has performed at UCB, the PIT, the Moth and Mortified NYC and is a member of the PIT tv team, The Murk. If you think she is funny and want to check out her website, please make her one.

SAARA DUTTON

Saara Dutton is a subculture straddler. She’s written about furries, vampires, strippers, swingers and more. As you’ll find out at the Lost and Found show, she fits in some subcultures better than others. So, to anyone hankering to sign up for an online Imaginary Girlfriend…you can blame Saara for adding an extra hurdle. Saaradutton.com

LEDIA XHOGA

Ledia Xhoga was born and raised in Tirana, Albania. Her stories have appeared in Liars’ League, Hobart, Kneejerk, Untoward Magazine and other online publications. She is also the writer of Visiting Hour, a short film that was awarded best film at the New York Katra Film Series and is currently competing in various film festivals in the US and Europe.

MELISSA CAMINNECI

Melissa Caminneci is an editor, writer, storyteller and performer. In a former life she was a medievalist and lyric poet. She currently studies improv at Magnet Theater and acting at Stella Adler Studio, and she has shared her stories at the Moth and at open mics throughout the city. She hopes to eventually develop her stories into a one woman show about her search for understanding her sexuality and her search for divine revelation, intertwined with her studies of Catholic monastic movements and female mysticism in Medieval Europe

DAVID STEWART

The author of three novels, one of which is undergoing open text surgery, David can be found in the realm of the strange. In fiction. Also, real life. He employs a unique method of camouflage called being A Photographer in an effort to avoid having his picture taken, having decided it is far more effective to be behind the camera in order to accomplish this. He is also the official photographer for the Lost and Found Show. www.david-stewart.net

HOSTED BY

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

The Lost & Found Show – August 15th “Drugs”!

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This month is a very special episode of the Lost & Found Show…

That’s right, we’re talking about Drugs! Whether you’re a casual user or another freak in the freak kingdom, come on and get your fix!

Also: Mind-blowing Drug Trivia to expand your consciousness and tickle your aura!

Featuring stories by George Flanagan, Dawn J. Fraser, Patrick Gallagher, Jenice Matias, and Danny “Tumbleweed” Elder!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)
Happy Ending
302 Broome St. between Eldridge and Forsyth
21+ FREE

Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration, visit:
https://lostfoundshow.com/
http://twitter.com/lostfoundshow
http://facebook.com/lostfoundshow

FEATURING

GEORGE FLANAGAN

George Flanagan is a musician who dabbles in the comedy world. While his band El Jezel has been playing their blend of post-rock/shoegaze at clubs around the city for over ten years now, he only began hosting and booking a monthly stand up show in 2010. For three years this packed show (Spit Take Friday at Fort Useless) in Bushwick has featured some of NYC’s best new comics. He also hosts and co-produces Guilty Pleasures, a variety and burlesque show at The Secret Theater in Long Island City. Lately his favorite color has been baby blue.

https://www.facebook.com/gpburlesqueandvariety

DAWN J. FRASER

Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller, and national speaker based out of New York City. She is the Host and Producer of ‘Barbershop Stories’, which features musicians, poets and storytellers performing true tales in a salon in Brooklyn. Then she chops off their hair. Dawn delivers speeches and workshops about the nature of stories to develop vision, identity, and leadership potential, and is a storytelling instructor through The Moth’s Community Outreach Program. She has performed on storytelling shows nationwide and has been a featured performer along with Neil Gaiman on The Unchained Tour. She loves being both a twin and a Trinidadian.

www.dawnjfraser.com
@dawnjfraser
www.facebook.com/dawnjfraser

PATRICK GALLAGHER

Patrick W. Gallagher’s stories and essays have appeared in The Adirondack Review, the New York Times, the Broken Suitcase, and elsewhere. He formerly edited Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and curated the Neighborhood reading series, and currently hosts and curates Animal Farm, NYC’s destination for the newest best satirical and/or critical writing in any genre. He holds a PhD in Comparative Lit from NYU and make sure to ask him about Pollen, his new novel about the death and rebirth of human society through drug use, financial crime, and unrestrained homicidal violence.

http://animalfarmnyc.tumblr.com/

JENICE MATIAS

Jenice Matias considers herself a Nuyorican actress, storyteller, dancer, singer, and improviser. She studied with Adam Wade and John Flynn. In addition she wrote and performed in her One-Woman Show entitled “Pussinomics: A Comedy” an outrageous and unique collection of comedic character monologues that include original songs and dance presenting fictional scenarios of politicians exploiting women that premiered at the Magnet Theater 2013. Jenice’s next show is entitled “I don’t Suffer from Insanity, I Enjoy Every Minute of It,” a bio story about her relationship with her mother who was the biggest abortionist in New City during the 1960’s.

http://jenicematias.biz/

DANNY “TUMBLEWEED” ELDER

Danny “Tumbleweed” Elder is a lifelong New Yorker who enjoys navigating the gray area between rationality and mysticism. His lone published work appeared in the quarterly journal for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. He is currently compiling a collection of essays about esoteric synthetic psychedelic molecules, due for release in 2014. In the winter months he can often be found in the Bowery Ballroom, elevating the art of coat check to the science of Outerwear Suspension Engineering.

http://facebook.com/dannytumbleweed

HOSTED BY

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

The Lost & Found Show – Thurs July 18th “Cell Phones”!

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This month we celebrate the magic/science/addiction(?) of cell phones! Join us as we pay tribute to the looming Siri singularity and bow down to our portable electronic overlords through stories, comedy… and even a ukulele!

Also: Spectacular Phone Trivia to sharpen our minds and prove we are smarter than our technology (maybe…)

Featuring stories by Emily Gallagher, Mike Amato, Michael Maiello, and David Bluvband. Musical guest: Sarah Peele.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)
Happy Ending
302 Broome St. between Eldridge and Forsyth
21+ FREE

Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together
authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and
nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they
reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming themes, or to submit a story for consideration, visit lostfoundshow.com, Twitter: @lostfoundshow,
Facebook.com/lostfoundshow

FEATURING

EMILY GALLAGHER

Emily Gallagher is a storyteller, oral historian and costumed interpreter who spends most of her days at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Emily’s work has three missions: to humanize history, to amplify ignored or unheard voices, and to do it with a dash of wit. She creates storytelling based art projects & walking tours and is the founder of the history art group Brooklyn Diggers. She occasionally over-shares on blogs like The Billfold, and has abandoned a half dozen Tumblr pages. If you’re interested in sharing half baked ideas, she’d be absolutely pleased to join in.

MIKE AMATO

Mike is an actor, writer, comedian, and playwright. He has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Montreal Comedy Festival as well as in comedy clubs all across the country and was a 2-time finalist in the Andy Kaufman Awards.

MICHAEL MAIELLO

Michael Maiello (also known as “Destor23”) is a New York based columnist, performer, fiction author and playwright. He is the author of Shuts & Failures, Rejected New Yorker Pieces (Also Rejected by McSweeney’s!). He worked for ten years at Forbes Media, writing and editing for both Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com. He is also the author of the 2004 book Buy The Rumor, Sell The Fact: 85 Wall Street Maxims and What They Really Mean. He has performed stand up comedy at The Laugh Factory, The Comic Strip and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and now reads regularly with Mama D’s Arts Bordello in New York. From inception to dissolution, he wrote a weekly op-ed column for The Daily and he is an occasional op-ed contributor to Reuters and Esquire.

DAVID BLUVBAND

David Bluvband is a comedian/filmmaker born and raised in NYC. He has directed several web series including Cardigan Does Brunch, Bluvband Is Doing Just Fine and Last Night among others. As an actor, David has appeared in videos for College Humor, LandLine TV, UCB Comedy, Jest, and commercials for Joe’s Crab Shack and Subway. David is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he can be seen performing with the Harold team GoodGirl, and making videos with the Beta team Horse + Horse.

SARAH PEELE

Sarah Peele is an actress and improviser from the Ozark Mountains. She took up the ukulele during the recession, occasionally performing in subway stations for money. This really bothered her parents. You can catch her every Wednesday at the People’s Improv Theater, where she’s super excited to be performing above ground now.

HOSTED BY

DANIEL GUZMAN

Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.