'Freak of Nurture' by Kelli Dunham

There’s something you’ll get from Kelli Dunham’s book of essays that other comedians’ books don’t always include: heart. In Freak of Nurture (Topside Signature), Dunham offers a wide array of comedy, storytelling, observations and advice. Having spent portions of her life as a nun, a house boi, a volunteer childcare provider in Haiti, an emcee,… read more

The Banal and the Profane: Kelli Dunham

“[…] it’s a good time to sign a lease, because I’ve got a full time day job right now, and so my income looks real. Book royalties never look real, even when they are. My goal is to die in this apartment, which I know might sound depressing if you live somewhere else, but in New York this is an expression of hope.”

This month’s “Banal and Profane” comes to us from writer and comedienne Kelli Dunham.

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Remembering Cheryl B

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Cheryl Burke (Cheryl B.), New York City’s award-winning poet, writer, and community treasure, died of complications from chemotherapy treatment she had been receiving for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Cheryl was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma—a cancer of the lymph tissue—in November 2010. Born September 19, 1972, Cheryl’s performance career began in the early 90s… read more