Seek truth. Get a T-shirt.
In a nutshell:
Every Liar Show performance is unique. A constantly changing cast of writers and comics tell four short, extremely personal stories that will make you laugh, possibly make you think, and almost certainly make you glad you don’t live with them. But listen closely, because only three of these people are telling the truth. The fourth is making it all up.
After the stories have been told, all four performers return to the stage and defend their stories while the audience rakes them over the coals with a fact-finding question and answer session, refereed by the host.
Each audience member casts a ballot and when the Liar is revealed, the perceptive geniuses who have guessed correctly walk away with a prize T-shirt amid a bitter chorus of “Congratulations, Einstein,” from the empty-handed losers.
Ophira is the host of NPR’s trivia, puzzle, and game show, “Ask Me Another.” Her memoir, “Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy” has been optioned by Zucker Productions for a feature film. Her writing has been featured in several anthologies, including, “I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics,” alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller, and Joan Rivers. She hosts and tours with The Moth and can be heard on their Audience favorites CD, podcast and the nationally syndicated “The Moth Radio Hour.” She has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, and CTV’s “Comedy Now” in her hometown: Canada.
James is a contributor to NPR’s This American Life, the writer and performer of “Life in a Marital Institution: 20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour, (New York Times’ Critics Pick), and the author of Life in a Marital Institution: 20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Memoir published by St. Martin’s Press. James has performed at The Whitney Museum, Symphony Space, and on a 14-city national tour presented by Meredith Vieira Productions. His autobiographical stories have been broadcast nationally on NPR’s Marketplace, and Selected Shorts, and his personal essays have been published in The New York Times and Redbook. James teaches storytelling at Fordham University.
Martin is a writer and performer whose stage productions have been presented across North America, Great Britain and Australia. He headlined The London Storytelling Festival and his monologues have won honors at innumerable performance festivals: The Bike Trip (“Best of Fest” Orlando), Wanderlust (“Best Original Work” London Fringe Festival), Bursting Into Flames (“Best Drama” Winnipeg Fringe), The Surprise (Best Solo Performance San Francisco Fringe Festival.) Martin has traveled with Andy Christie’s The Liar Show to Edinburgh and New Orleans. He is a seven-time finalist in The Moth’s Grandslam Storytelling Championship. His play, “Oh, That Wily Snake!” is part of a McGraw-Hill anthology textbook on literature.
Andy is the creator and host of The Liar Show. His writing has appeared in The Moth Book, The New York Times and in the Thomas Beller anthology “Lost And Found: Stories From New York.” His autobiographical stories have been heard on The Moth Radio Hour and WFUV’s Cityscape. His humor book, I Wasn’t Kidding: How To Commit Suicide So They’ll Never Forget It was published by Random House in the United States and the United Kingdom. Consequently his work can be found on remainder shelves spanning two continents. He is also creative director of Slim Films, a NYC-based animation and illustration studio.