Bare! on Thursday, 10/23!


I’m performing as part of the super-sexy Bare! storytelling series’ third anniversary show on Thursday, October 23rd, at Sidewalk Café (94 Ave. A at 6th St.) at 8:30pm! The theme is “Unexpected,” and aside from our esteemed host, Jefferson, it’s an all-lady lineup! I’ll be telling a story from my raver days in Miami circa 1998 — here’s a photo of me (with my little brother) before heading out to the rave in question:


Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:30-10:30pm $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Third anniversary show!

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our always-prepared storytellers for tales of the unexpected:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Mary Cyn (Wedding Slut)

Amber Drea (Writer)

Amanda Duarte (Dead Darlings)

Kelli Dunham (Queer Memoir)

Polly Superstar (Kinky Salon)

… and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

… and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1459693877614611/


Shut-UP All-Female Storytelling Show 10/16!

imageI’m super excited to be part of Shut-UP, an all-female storytelling show hosted Caitlin Brodnick and Lisa Kleinman (pictured above) at The PIT (123 E. 24th St., New York, NY) on Thursday, October 16th, at 7:00 p.m. This month’s fantastic lineup also includes Ginny Leise and Dom Ino, and the cover is only $5!

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I have THREE storytelling shows coming up in October—mark your calendars!
October 16—Shut UP! at The PIT (123 E. 24th St., New York, NY) at 7 p.m.
October 23—Bare! at Sidewalk (94 Ave. A, New York, NY) at 8:30 p.m.
October 28—How I Learned at Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY) at 8 p.m.
Check out amberdrea.com/events for all my upcoming performances.

I have THREE storytelling shows coming up in October—mark your calendars!

October 16Shut UP! at The PIT (123 E. 24th St., New York, NY) at 7 p.m.

October 23Bare! at Sidewalk (94 Ave. A, New York, NY) at 8:30 p.m.

October 28How I Learned at Union Hall (702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY) at 8 p.m.

Check out amberdrea.com/events for all my upcoming performances.


So What Happened Was, Sunday 9/21!

I’ll be performing at the next edition of Asher Novek's storytelling show So What Happened Was on Sunday, September 21st, at 8:00 p.m. at Freddy’s (627 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY) in Park Slope! Details below…


This month on So What Happened Was, we’re telling stories of times we were “On Thin Ice: stories of times we were so close to falling through.”

The show will feature the lovely and talented storytellers Amber DreaClayton Raithel, Nhu An Do, Matt Gehring and Mary Ethelwyn Guiteras.

September 21st, 8 p.m. at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom

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I married my best friend five years ago today.


Relationshit, Friday 9/12!

I’m thrilled to be performing at the next edition of Relationshit, a monthly storytelling show about shitty relationships (get it???), on Friday September 12th a 10 p.m. at Treehouse Theater (formerly This Theater), located at 154 W. 29th St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY. More details below!


Hey, we’re moving monthly for a bit so don’t miss your one chance to see the show ALL MONTH! Also, new time, 10PM.

Hosted by Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli, Relationshit features a mix of stories and good old-fashioned newfangled advice from comics and actual qualified experts sitting on A Panel, like real grown-ups.
Be a voyeur into one person’s therapy session!

Ophira Eisenberg
Nelson Lugo
Sharon Spell
Lance Weiss
Amber Drea
Carlota Zimmerman
Marc Gerber


TALE on Tues, 8/26!


I’m psyched to be performing at Harmon Leon’s storytelling series TALE on Tuesday, 8/26, at Three of Cups! The show starts at 8:30 and also features Kevin Avery, Morgan Pielli, Jeff Kornberg and David Lawson. Details below:

8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26th
Three of Cups (83 1st Ave., New York, NY)

The legendary TALE returns with NYC’s finest storytelling, featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, Vice, The Nation and HBO…

This month is one hell of a goddamn (note swearing) fine lineup of storytelling magnitude—all for a mere $5:

-Kevin Avery (writer for John Oliver, Totally Biased w/Kamau Bell)

-Morgan Pielli (The PIT)

-Harmon Leon (VICE)

-Jeff Kornberg (UCB)

-Amber Drea (Risk)

-David Lawson (VideoTALE)

Music by Charles Whalen


Cinema Stories, Saturday 8/16!

imageI’ll be telling a story about love and heartbreak at Cinema Stories at Videology (308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 16th! The theme is romance, and other storytellers include Megan McCoy, Steven Berkowitz, Frankie Dick and Camille Theobald. Here are the details:

Cinema Stories is a storytelling show inspired by film genres.

Hosted by Amy “Amaru” Dixon
This month’s film genre: Romance

The storytelling lineup includes the following dynamic performers, writers, comedians: 

Megan McCoy (co-producer and performer at Comic Sans)
Frankie Dick (NYC Producer, Comedian, Writer)
Amber Drea (McSweeney’s, Risk!)
Steven Berkowitz (MothSlam winner, StoryCollider Magazine, SciAm Science Talk Podcast) 
Camille Theobald (Funny Or Die, MTV Girl Code and College Humor)

FEATURING: Romantic theremin sounds by Sarah Chandler of The New Thereminstrels


Charley Hopkins and a very special guest, Helen Kim of Kill Bill: Vol. 2 &Death Proof for the “Guess That Film Script Staged Readings” for your chance to win bizarre, romantic prizes.

AND it’s your host’s birthday on August 17th - so come on to the show and share the celebratory love! Videology is a super cool venue with a gourmet food menu and eclectic drinks all served at your seat. 

All this and it’s FREE!
Cinema Stories in August.


My Story on the Risk! Podcast


This week’s episode of Risk! — the podcast hosted by Kevin Allison, a comedian, storyteller and member of one of my all-time favorite sketch groups The State — includes my account of a traumatic experience from my childhood. Many thanks to Kevin and Risk! audio editor Jeff Barr for working with me on this story and for creating the sound design. (Coincidentally, the song that closes out the piece is “Trouble” by Battleme, who is currently opening for Veruca Salt — one of my favorite bands growing up — during their reunion tour.) Titled “3 Women,” the episode also features inspiring tales of discovery and survival from stand-up comedian Cameron Esposito and feminist sex educator Betty Dodson, whose company I’m honored to share. You can stream or download the podcast here. My story starts at the 20:06 mark, but I highly recommend you listen to the entire episode for the full Risk! experience.


Lamprophonic Reading Series, Friday July 18th!

I’ll be reading some new nonfiction at Lamprophic on Friday, July 18th, at 8:00 p.m. at Bar Thalia (2537 Broadway, NYC), along with Christopher Cappelluti, Diana Hamilton, Sarah Sala and Nancy Hightower.

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