Amber Drea talks about her son, Stanley, who received a liver transplant at
6 months old after being diagnosed with biliary atresia, and the All-Stars of
Comedy hosted a fundraiser on October 4th, 2016, at Pete's Candy Store for
the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Stanley to help
families cover transplant-related expenses. She performed as part of the show,
which also included stand-up comedy and characters from Samantha Ruddy,
Michelle Onufrak, JiJi Lee, Chris Pappas, Anna Roisman and Jolenta Greenberg. 

Amber Drea tells the story of her son Stanley's diagnosis with biliary atresia and
resulting liver transplant at Encampment: Fireside Tales & Tunes in the chapel at
Green-Wood Cemetery on August 27th, 2016. Hosted by storyteller Susan Kent,
the show's theme was BATTLES and included performances by musical duo
Charming Disaster, storyteller Drew Prochaska and comedian Jasmine Pierce.

Amber Drea discusses her son, Stanley, his diagnosis with the rare liver
disorder biliary atresia and its subsequent treatment, which included a liver
transplant. The performance took place on July 29th, 2016, at Open Source
Gallery's monthly storytelling show, How to Build a Fire, with the theme DETOUR. 
Hosted by Matthew Barbehenn and Karen Stevenson, the event also featured
musician and novelist David Brensilver and P.S. 118 PTA copresident Adam Walsh.

Amber Drea tells the story "Mugged in Miami," about the perils of living in South
Florida without a car, at Treat Yourself at 61 Local in Brooklyn, NY, on April 21st,
2015. Hosted by Melissa Rocha and Kevin Townley, the show also featured Elna
Baker, Maeve Higgins, Becky Yamamoto and Joe Rumrill.

Amber Drea tells the story "The Year of Zero Fucks," about the time she played
the song "Doll Parts" at her high school talent show, at The Anthology Presents
The B-Side: Nirvana Edition
at The PIT in New York City on April 18th, 2015.
Hosted by Michelle Thomas, the show also featured Sarah Peele, Megan Baker,
Abbie Harper and Kevin Scott. 

Amber Drea tells the story "Juror #4," about her unpleasant experience serving
jury duty in Brooklyn, NY, at the monthly storytelling open mic FastTrack
Storytelling
at QED in Queens on March 31st, 2015. Hosted by David Lawson,
the show also featured Lauren Hennessy and Jake Hart.

Amber Drea tells the story "The Hives," about the first time she tried to lose her
virginity, at Comic Sans: The Virgin Chronicles at Over the Eight in Brooklyn, NY,
on February 28th, 2015. Hosted by Darin Patterson, Evan Morgenstern and Megan
McCoy, the show also featured stand-up comedians and storytellers Heather
Trobe, Rachael Parenta, Kaytlin Bailey, Neil Charles and Alison Klemp.

 

Amber Drea tells the story "Been Caught Stealing," about her brief case of 
kleptomania, at Split Personality at Over the Eight on January 22nd, 2015. The
monthly storytelling open mic is hosted by JiJi Lee, and the show's other featured 
storyteller was Anna Roisman.

Amber Drea tells the story "Section 8 Living," about her first apartment in a scary
Miami neighborhood, at the monthly storytelling series How I Learned at Union
Hall in Brooklyn, NY, on October 28th, 2014. The theme was IT WAS A GOOD
IDEA AT THE TIME, and the other storytellers included Christian Finnegan, Jim
O'Grady, Doogie Horner and Meg Ferrill, along with host Blaise Allysen Kearsley. 

Amber Drea tells the story "Raver From Juvie" at Bare! — a monthly series that
features true stories of sex, desire and romance — at Sidewalk Cafe in New York
City on October 23rd, 2014. The show also included storytellers Polly Superstar,
Amanda Duarte and Mary Cyn, along with musical act Afterbirth Monkey and
host Jefferson.

Amber Drea tells the story "Church Creep," about an older man who took an
interest in her when she was in high school, for the storytelling series Shut UP on
October 16th, 2014, at The PIT in New York City. The show, hosted by Caitlin
Brodnick and Lisa Kleinman, also featured Ginny Leise and Dom Ino.

Amber Drea tells the story "Scary Stepmom #3" for the storytelling series
Relationshit at Treehouse Theater in New York City on September 12th, 2014.
Hosted by Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli, the show also featured Ophira
Eisenberg, Sharon Spell, Nelson Lugo and Lance Weiss.

Amber Drea tells the story "Fayetteville Fight Club" for the monthly storytelling
series TALE at Three of Cups in New York City on August 26th, 2014. The show,
hosted by Harmon Leon, also featured Kevin Avery, Morgan Pielli, Jeff Kornberg
and David Lawson.

Amber Drea tells the story "Nate From Iceland," about a Chicago friend who
pretended to be Icelandic for nearly two years, at Sideshow Goshko at KGB Bar in
New York City on October 24th, 2013. The monthly storytelling series is hosted by
Leslie Goshko, and the other performers included Andy Ross and Kerri Doherty.

Amber Drea tells the story "Losing My Religion," about her exploration of God and
faith, at Local Stories hosted by Andrew Linderman at Three of Cups in New York
City on May 20th, 2013. The theme of the show was ELIMINATION, and the other
performers included Robin Gelfenbein, Brady Dale and Ray DeVito.