...Josh Homer has always been an outsider; from growing up in an interracial household to being raised a Jehovah's Witness he was always on the outside of the mainstream looking in. Now as an adult Josh’s stand up performances take unordinary experiences from his life and make it relatable through universal language of human emotion. His comedy comes from a place of truth and rawness that someone from any background can find personal and, in effect, humorous.

Josh has been performing stand-up comedy for 10 years in New York, where he has received several accolades including winning Best Emerging Comedian in the New York Underground Comedy Festival. He has also been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Travel Channel's Food Palaces.

Ember Flame is a poet, storyteller and burlesque performer who sends up the peculiarities of modern life and her own tightly-packed anxieties. She co-hosts the I Have A Crazy Idea. The Show. and has performed at the Lit Crawl NYC Festival, Bowery Poetry Club and Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She's also graced a number stages around the city with her distinctive fusion of spoken word and striptease.

Thomas Pryor's work has appeared in The New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and other periodicals. His memoir, “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood,” was published in 2014 (YBK). His short stories are found in Thomas Beller's, "Lost and Found: Stories from New York," Three Rooms Press, “Have A NYC 2,” and Larry Canale's, "Mickey Mantle - Memories and Memorabilia." Pryor’s blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," was chosen by The New York Times for their Blog Roll in 2008. Thomas appeared on PBS's "Baseball: A New York Love Story," NBC’s “New York Nonstop,” radio’s “This American Life,” and TV’s “Impractical Jokers.” His newspaper column ran in Our Town and The West Side Spirit and his weekly radio show was featured on the Centanni Broadcasting Network.

For five years, Thomas curated a monthly storytelling show, “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” at the Cornelia Street Café that Time Out Magazine, New York Daily News and CBS News praised. His photography portfolio, "River to River - New York Scenes From a Bicycle," was published in 2012 (YBK). Cornelia Street Cafe hosted an exhibition of his photography. NBC TV, New York Press/Our Town Downtown and NY 1 TV highly recommended the exhibit and his portfolio. His passion is preserving the history of Yorkville street life on NYC’s Upper Eastside through storytelling, writing and photography. His play about a century in the neighborhood, “City Boy” previewed July 21, 2016 at Cornelia Street Café to a full house. You can view and purchase his New York City prints online at Thomas R. Pryor Photography.

Elizabeth Trundle is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including The Georgia Review and The Brooklyn Rail. Her e-book, Seventies Gold, is available on Amazon. She tells stories live, and has won The Moth StorySLAM in NYC. She produces a monthly show with Roll Call Comedy Lab in New Jersey. Online, she's at

HOST: Jeff Rose writes fiction and tells stories. He’s the co-host and co-producer of the storytelling show New York Story Exchange and the variety show I Have A Crazy Idea. The Show. He's a Moth Storyslam champion and has appeared on/in WBAI's Tall Tales in the Big City, the Bady House Concert, Long Story Long, Word-Up No Name Super Storytellers, Word at the Sidewalk Cafe, Rimes of the Ancient Mariner, Friday Night Stories, among many, many more.


Cornelia Street Café, Tuesday, July 11, 2017,  6:00 PM