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Totally True Things: A Socially Conscious Storytelling Show presents “The Journey Of Funny”

October 29, 2020, 7:30 pm9 pm.


Totally True Things: A Socially Conscious Storytelling Show is a live-streamed weekly series of solo or group storytelling shows focused on mental health or social issues. They are also funny, emotionally compelling and highly entertaining, which you can watch from the best seat in your house!
Thursday Oct. 29 we present “The Journey Of Funny” written and performed by comic Vernon Payne. “The Journey Of Funny” details Vernon’s life as a comedian and his struggles with the depression that comes with it, how the demons of perceived failure haunt his mind, and how he struggles with quitting the art form. Vernon gives you a real behind the scenes look of the mind of a comic and how it can affect mental health. Vernon has performed all over NYC and the Northeast. Vernon has written for comic books and has had two one man shows called “Teenage Love and “Hilariously Mediocre” that was part of the Emerging Artist Festival. Join Vernon as he takes you on his personal journey, his Journey Of Funny.
Joining Vernon and host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff for a post-show discussion is Alexis Lambright, LCSW, a New York City-based performer and comedy writer. She has studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre as well as the Magnet Theater, and produces and hosts a bi-monthly storytelling show called The Griot Show, which features black performers from around NYC.

In addition to doing improv and storytelling, she has written for Reductress, contributed her voice to the award-winning podcast The Truth, and can also be seen entertaining scores of children as a performer with the Story Pirates!

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