Our 21st Show: We went legal

Our 21st Show: We went legal

Guys it happened–our show is all growed up now! And we had so much fun with these talented performers!!! Check More »

Emma Willmann: One Night stand of Sex Toys

Emma Willmann: One Night stand of Sex Toys

She performed for us once and we begged her come back! And oh she came… More »

Kevin Iso’s 3 Strikes for Dating

Kevin Iso’s 3 Strikes for Dating

One year later… Remember the time when you met a girl at Olive Tree and then you planned one year More »

Sydnee Washington’s Millionaire Dating Flashback

Sydnee Washington’s Millionaire Dating Flashback

When you are as drop dead gorgeous as Sydnee it shouldn’t be surprising that everyone including millionaires want to scoop More »

Gaby Moss Finds True Love in Recovery

Gaby Moss Finds True Love in Recovery

You know how it is. You meet the person of your dreams, they used to be a drug addict, you More »

Alex English Had THE Craziest Dating App Rendezvous

Alex English Had THE Craziest Dating App Rendezvous

We love Alex, so we feel for him on this dating app mishap that is one step away from ending More »

Robyn Schall Goes on the EPIC Road Trip

Robyn Schall Goes on the EPIC Road Trip

This date has everything we want from a road trip date: Jewish speed dating… Fetishes…Liquor…Karaoke…Nudity… and that’s just the beginning More »

Jason Saenz Just Couldn’t Hold it Inside…

Jason Saenz Just Couldn’t Hold it Inside…

Sometimes you’re on a date and someone’s had surgery, someone’s getting naked and someone just can’t hold it in. That’s More »

Marie Faustin’s Date “Forgets” his wallet…

Marie Faustin’s Date “Forgets” his wallet…

You might know her at @MsReeezy we know her as a BDGS favorite! Here’s Marie sharing the date that started More »

Will Miles’ trek of death to Kelis Doppelganger —

Will Miles’ trek of death to Kelis Doppelganger —

First video from our last show! Here is the hilarious Will Miles: More »

BDGS Rides Again!

BDGS Rides Again!

Our March show featured this epic performers.  Check out our Facebook page for event photos and stay tuned for videos! More »

Bad Date Great Story writes for Bustle.com!

Bad Date Great Story writes for Bustle.com!

Check out Emi and Jessie’s latest article where they give you a How-To Guide for optimizing a bad date… Read More »

Ayanna Dookie Travels for some Palm Sunday Lovin’!

Ayanna Dookie Travels for some Palm Sunday Lovin’!

Oh we were so lucky to have THE Ayanna Dookie up on our stage.  In a story that will live More »

April Salazar’s date gains national appeal!

April Salazar’s date gains national appeal!

We adore April. In this video she had us hooked and reminded us all why bad dates are storytelling gold… More »

BDGS Jan show heats up NYC !

BDGS Jan show heats up NYC !

It was a freezing NYC Tuesday night, but hot inside!  Check out photos! More »

Erica Jong “liked” our tweet. We can die now.

Erica Jong “liked” our tweet. We can die now.

That is all people.  That is all. More »

Yep!  Sometimes we’re the bad date

Yep! Sometimes we’re the bad date

We love these hysterical performers! Check out this short clip of Emma Willmann, Kyle Ayers, Kevin Allison and Sydnee Washington More »

Sydnee Washington: Model stalking & the Ultimate Bad 1st Date

Sydnee Washington: Model stalking & the Ultimate Bad 1st Date

Sydnee Washington @justsynnyc and her story “From Lust to Dust” More »

Our Sunday Night show was Amazing!

Our Sunday Night show was Amazing!

Best show this universe has ever been blessed with. -Anonymous Photos!   More »

Bad Date Great Story: Who are we?

Bad Date Great Story: Who are we?

Catch a mini run-down in this clip!   More »

Category Archives: City Dating

Bad Date Great Story Storytelling Comedy Show Turns 21!

Media Contact: Emi & Jessie at BadDateGreatStory@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, March 19th 2016 at 5pm, New York’s Bad Date Great Story show will have its twenty-first performance. We’re legal baby!

Going on six years of celebrating bad dates with NYC’s funniest people in downtown Manhattan, BDGS will perform at its current home the famous The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street— New York’s oldest rock club.

Being that heartbreak and crappy dates are older than time—the venue couldn’t be more fitting!

Past performers range from the SNL’s hilarious Sasheer Zamata… to performers we’ve loved for years like the endearing Mara Wilson… and epic comedians who are grabbing headlines nationwide on Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing like Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Aparna Nancherla and Broad City writer Naomi Ekperigin—As well as literary darlings, like National Book Award winner of Redeployment writer Phil Klay. We are so lucky for these next five to hit the BDGS stage:

Join five stellar talents:

Charlotte Glasser The Moth legend and LGBT events supercreator

Francesca Hogi, Two time Survivor contestant, love expert regularly featured on Today show with Kathie Lee & Hoda

Sean Wilkinson Comedy festival God, fake beauty pageant winner

Dru Johnston, Writer for Slate, MTV, last seen on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Petey DeAbreu, Taking over the NYC comedy scene…

 

The event will be in typical BDGS fashion be bursting with slap bracelets, candy and oh so juicy stories….

 

Tickets are $7, but please email us if you are press (or we forgot we owe you money) and we’ll leave tickets in your name at the door!

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Brian Kennedy Braves The Way Into the Gay Bar

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#TBT to our last Bad Date Great Story show!

When MOTH winner Brian Kennedy moved to Minneapolis post-college, he was excited to meet a man who could show him the ropes. Phil seemed like the perfect guy to do so–until their “tour” of Minneapolis took an unexpected turn.

Next show is at The Bitter End on Oct 3rd! Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Next BDGS show is Jan 6th! Killer lineup!!!

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Stay tuned for more details… we’re not fooling when we say this is going to be a line up you won’t wanna miss!

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Sarah Tells Her Boyfriend a Tiny White Lie

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The plan was a birthday bar crawl for my best friend followed by a drunken sleepover at our friend’s big Brooklyn apartment. I brought my boyfriend (now husband). Not a huge deal, but he was meeting some of my friends and he wasn’t a big fan of NYC at the time.

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#TBT Kendra Cunningham: Duffle bags of condoms

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Could we love her anymore?  Since our show she’s been on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and she will always be on our favorite list!!!

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#TBT Our Fave Naomi tells us the secret to getting the ring

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Watch here!  Naomi Ekperigin

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BDGS alum Alison Griffin Vingiano wins Vimeos Video of the Week!

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This video could not be more BDGS:

What You’re Saying When You First See An Ex:

 

 

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When past mealtimes rebel…

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This happened a few months ago, but it’s now a running joke with my coworkers.

I had been seeing this guy a couple of times, and for our third date we went to a restaurant that was serving a special dinner for Restaurant Week.

Now, I’ll preface this with the fact that I had a questionable lunch. When we got to the restaurant, I felt suddenly hot, and sweaty on and off.

“Is it warm in here?”

“No, it’s actually just perfect…” Maybe I was just thirsty and needed to drink more water.

Then the salad came out.

“Do you feel okay?”

“Sure, I haven’t eaten in a little bit so I must be just hungry.”

This was the last thing I said on this date, I proceeded to projectile vomit on the salad, on myself, and partially on my date. Oh, and before you ask, he’s the one that said “I think you should go home now.”

On my way home from my “date” I also had to pull over and continue to vomit in the street. It was food poisoning. I never heard from the guy again.

-Erica Smith

Burlington, VT

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