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Uptown at Night: An Evening of Humorous Storytelling and Comedy

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:00 PM
| Open to the public | Members' Room | $15 per person | advance registration required

Featuring Jenny Allen, Tyler Fischer, Jane Condon, and John Snyder

Uptown at Night returns to the Members’ Room with a vibrant new lineup of humorous storytellers and comedians. Fresh, funny and fearless, these talented humorists shine a light on our modern foibles large and small. Please join us for a delightful evening that showcases the Library’s lighter side.

Jenny Allen’s humor pieces appear in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and others, and in the anthology The 50 Funniest American Writers, edited by Andy Borowitz. She wrote and performs I Got Sick Then I Got Better, which she has presented at the New York Theater Workshop and around the country. She is also a Moth contributing storyteller. Her new book is Would Everybody Please Stop.

Tyler Fischer is a comedian who has performed on America’s Got Talent and in top comedy clubs nationwide. An actor as well, he’s had guest-star roles on NBC’s Chicago Med and co-stars on TV Land’s Younger. He is also an internet star whose hilarious YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views and are regularly featured in the Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and on the Today show.

Jane Condon won NBC’s Last Comic Standing Audience Favorite award (NY) and was the grand prize winner in the Ladies of Laughter contest nationwide. She has appeared on The View and the Today show and at Caroline’s Comedy Club. Her one-person Off-Broadway show, Janie Condon: Raw & Unchained!, received rave reviews. She recently co-authored her first cartoon book, Chardonnay Moms.

John Snyder’s magical memoir Hill of Beans: Coming of Age in the Last Days of the Old South was named a Best of 2012 book by Kirkus Reviews. He is also an inventor with seven patents, a sculptor, and a former Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. In addition, he has written two Off-Broadway plays and produced an industrial film that won first place at the New York Film Festival.

Uptown at Night presents live storytelling and comedy on the Upper East Side. Sydney LeBlanc, its founder and director, is a writer. Her books have been published by W.W. Norton and Rizzoli; her articles have appeared in the New York Times. She frequently reads her humorous short stories at Live from the Library.


To register, contact the Events Office at events@nysoclib.org or 212.288.6900 x230. Library members may click below to register online.


The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.