Seriously Entertaining

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


House of SpeakEasy’s flagship program is an acclaimed series of literary cabarets called Seriously Entertaining 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, first at City Winery in Manhattan, then at Joe’s Pub with our new partners at The Public Theater, and, more recently, online via livestream with Crowdcast to reach national and international audiences. The Wall Street Journal calls the show, “Think-y entertainment for New York’s book-loving crowd.”

Photos From Our Recent Shows At Joe’s Pub

Upcoming shows

SpeakEasy’s Fall Season of Seriously Entertaining

We are excited to be able to continue offering our shows as livestreamed events throughout the fall. Stay tuned for details on line-ups and info on how to register to watch. You can join our mailing list to get updates on upcoming programs.

9.22.20 @ 7pm EDT All Good Things

10.20.20 @ 7pm EDT Nerves of Steel

11.17.20 @ 7pm EST Up in Smoke

For a list of past Seriously Entertaining shows and the media from performances, go here.
Barnes & Noble
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Joe's Pub

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