“A literary mixtape [with] perfect flow and variety.”
— The New York Times, March 2016

House of SpeakEasy’s flagship program, “Seriously Entertaining,” is an acclaimed series of literary cabarets where authors take the stage to riff and ruminate informally, dinner-theater-style, on the evening’s theme. Since our debut show in 2014, House of SpeakEasy has been proud to feature a diverse range of authors and performers, from Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists to acclaimed novelists and poets, as well as comedians, musicians, and emerging writers.

We invite you to experience past Seriously Entertaining programs on our YouTube channel, via livestream, through our podcast. Sign up to receive updates upcoming shows here.

Seriously Entertaining will return in 2023!

 NEXT UP: January 10 at 7pm
“This Must Be the Place”
featuring Michael Frank, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Setha Low, and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh.
Also coming up…
Winter 2023:
  • February 7 at 7pm – “Never Say Never”
  • March 7 at 7pm – “The Road Ahead”
Spring 2023:
  • May 9 at 7pm – “Playing with Fire”
  • June 6 at 7pm – “All That Glitters”
10th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser, “Play it Forward”

For more past Seriously Entertaining performances, subscribe to our YouTube channel and don’t miss our list of past shows.

Photos From Our Past Shows At Joe’s Pub