ON THE WATERFRONT STORYTELLING SERIES
NOVEMBER 8, 2019
JOE DEVITO: HOST
Joe’s dead-on comic timing, unexpected twists, and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs across the USA. He’s performed on The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, AXS-TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and Comics Unleashed. Joe’s also a regular guest on FOX News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld Show, The Anthony Cumia Show, and the David Feldman Podcast, discussing current events and mocking his social betters. Joe’s albums are in regular rotation on satellite radio, and clips from his special “First of All…” on Dry Bar Comedy have over 1.5 million views.
Rory is a comic and storyteller in NYC. He is part of Amazon’s original storytellers and had their number one selling humorist essay for four months with his piece Black Sheep as part of the This Can’t Be Happening series. He co-produces The Liar Show, one of NYC’s longest-running storytelling shows and is a member of Happy Karaoke Fun Time, a touring improvised musical group, host of the traveling game show The Big Quiz Thing, producer of the TwoProv improv festival, and a standup comic that performs all around the country. Sometimes he’s on a cruise ship for a few months performing with Beerprov. He lives in Queens, where he walks his cat Valentino on a leash.
Carla is a Jersey born and bred storyteller and comic living in Hoboken. She performs in and around New York including in The Liar Show, ‘What’s Your Story?” at the Fat Black Pussycat, Generation Women and NYC’s Secrets and Lies at Caveat, the Adam Wade from New Hampshire Show at the Kraine Theatre, at Moth StorySlams, and in a variety of shows at the Magnet Theater and the Tank. She has also performed at Speak Up in Hartford, CT, Hoboken’s On The Waterfront Storytelling Series, Word of Mouth Storytelling by the Bucks Country Playhouse in Lambertville, Montclair Film Story SLAM series, and This Really Happened at the Hopewell Theatre. Her solo show “Body Parts” debuted at the SOLOCOM 2017 Comedy Festival at the People’s Improv Theater to a sold-out crowd. By day, she is a labor lawyer, Rutgers prof, and union leader. Carla, along with fellow Hobokenite Adam Wade, is co-producer of the On the Waterfront Storytelling Series. Find her at carlakatz.com.
Adam is an inimitable fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He is the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth. He has toured across North America with The Moth Main Stage. His stories have appeared on NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour and All Things Considered. Adam has been a New York Times and Time Out New York’s critics pick. Adam’s debut storytelling/comedy album The Human Comedy (2015) was enthusiastically lauded in Sarah Larson’s profile of Adam in The New Yorker. His new album Live at The Magnet Theater was released on iTunes this past Tuesday (5/1/2018). He has been seen on HBO’s GIRLS and on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. In 2017, Adam began hosting Wade on the Bench in Hoboken on Facebook Live every Saturday morning. A seasoned teacher of his craft, since 2010, Adam has been teaching a variety of 6-week Storytelling Classes at NYC’s Magnet Theater. Find him online at AdamWade.com.
The Washington Post calls Jamie a “natural raconteur.” He has recorded voices on Beavis and Butthead, appeared on PBS-TV’s Stories from the Stage, The Moth Podcast, is a New York Times published author, four-time Moth StorySLAM champion, National Storytelling Network Grand Slam champion, Literary Death Match champion, and is currently touring two different solo shows: I Favor My Daddy (awarded Best Bet of the New York International Fringe Festival, Staff Pick of FRIGID New York Festival, and Best Of San Francisco Fringe Festival); and the award-winning Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother based on his critically-acclaimed memoir (awarded FRIGID’s Audience Choice Award, Best of and Sold Out Awards of San Francisco Fringe Festival, and Best Bet of D.C. Capital Fringe). Jamie has performed across NYC, in Mexico, Canada, D.C., L.A., San Francisco, Minneapolis, Denver, Asheville, the Catskills, and has appeared multiple times on Kevin Allison’s Risk! as well as Story Collider. He has been published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Salon, Out, Huffington Post, and POZ. Find him at jamiebrickhouse.com.
STACEY BADER CURRY
Stacey is a mother, spouse, real estate broker, morning dog walker, and storyteller from NYC. Stacey is a Moth Grand Slam winner and has recently appeared on PBS’s Stories From the Stage. In addition to telling stories at various venues in New York, Stacey runs a storytelling workshop for seniors at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and might just like listening to her seniors more than anything. In her spare time, she enjoys watching YouTube videos that demonstrate how to repair large household appliances. She is a proud graduate of Rutgers College–which has a new name, but she’s not quite sure what it’s now called–and is very happy to be back in her home state.
Will is a producer, director, videographer, and editor for his company Van Vorst Films, based in Hoboken. He grew up in North Carolina and attended Columbia University, settling in New York and then New Jersey shortly thereafter. He has performed in Adam Wade’s Storytelling Series and The Nights of Our Lives at the Magnet Theater in NYC as well as competing at The Moth StorySLAMs as often as he can. When he’s not on stage or in the audience at a storytelling show, you can usually find him kneading sourdough in his kitchen.