Seriously Entertaining

“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

January Edition

While we hoped to “Come Together” at Joe’s Pub for the January edition of Seriously Entertaining,” COVID had other plans. The show will go on(line), however, so please join us as we bring this powerful lineup of speakers direct to your home via livestream. Register here.

Investigative journalist Andrea Elliott, award-winning novelist Weike Wang, documentarian and creator of the Subway Book Review Uli Beutter Cohen, and editor and game theorist Oliver Roeder will share stories tied to the theme for this month’s show “Come Together.”

Register now for an evening of entertainment and purchase copies of the authors’ books in our Bookshop storefront. A portion of proceeds from book sales go to support our work in schools and communities.

Seriously Entertaining this Winter & Spring

Though our first show of the year will be livestreamed, we look forward to returning to Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater with live, in-person programming on February 8th. Click on the show dates below to reserve your tickets.

January 27: “Come Together”
February 8: “A Rose by Another Name”
April 6: “Behind Closed Doors”
June 7: “Being & Becoming”

For a list of past Seriously Entertaining shows, go here.

Photos From Our Past Shows At Joe’s Pub