“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.

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The theme of our final show of the spring season was “Looking for the Exit,” but our audience was glued to their seats as these fantastic writers took the stage. We heard stories from Chloe Caldwell, author of Women, the cult classic novella that Cosmopolitan UK calls one of the “Best Erotic Novels of All Time;” Jay Ellis, NAACP Award-winning actor from HBO’s “Insecure” and author of the forthcoming memoir Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (or Just Me)?; Adam Higginbotham, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence and author of the New York Times bestselling Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space; and Eric Klinenberg director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Modern Romance, and author of, most recently, 2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed.

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And don’t miss our future shows:

September 17

October 22

November 12

December 10

Photos From Our Past Shows At Joe’s Pub