Hey Essay Fiesta fans. Last night was an amazing show! We packed the Book Cellar more than ever. Our readers were amazing. Thank you again to Kristin Clifford, Tom Wolferman, Scott Smith, Robyn Okrant and Diana Slickman. Alyson and Keith really can’t express how touched they are that so many people appreciate their little show. … Continue reading
“Poco a poco” is a Spanish term that translates into “little by little.” We here at Essay Fiesta hail the simplicity of this philosophy. Because it’s true! And with our perpetual busyness, it’s the only way things get done around Essay Fiesta Land. The Poco a Poco method incorporates the principles behind the saying, “The … Continue reading
A couple months ago Essay Fiesta’s Alyson Lyon recorded a song she had written for Matt Dillon (the actor). She then uploaded it to YouTube. It was then discovered by LA Talk Radio’s Hollywood London Show, which interviewed her and played the song on air. The good people on the radio show said they’d do … Continue reading
Do you want to see what the Essay Fiesta experience is like? Well now you can! Check out our YouTube channel. We recently posted our newest set of clips from our April show. Watch the highlight reel below!
Essay Fiesta’s Keith and Alyson get bored just like everybody else. But whereas most people would choose to spice up their lives with a pottery class, Keith and Alyson assume false identities and start a fake band. And that band is The Lite Sleepers. Here are are The Lite Sleepers in the world premier at … Continue reading
Tell all your friends! Here it is! The Essay Fiesta theme song. And check out our event page on Facebook, and RSVP to the next installment slated for June 21. We’ll be playing the song LIVE!
Essay Fiesta is looking to enlarge our team. Currently we’re a small operation that consists of creators and producers Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon, Howard Brown rep Bryant Dunbar and our videographer Elizabeth McQuern. We’d like to add another person to our team, namely a video editor. You can check out our recent post on … Continue reading
Sorry about not posting this super special post until today. There were some technical issues yesterday. Anyway, hip-hop, neo-soul animatronic soon-to-be superstar Janelle Monae performed two nights in a row at Schuba’s Tavern. If you’ve never heard of Janelle Monae then you are doing your ears a major disservice. Watch her video from her EP … Continue reading
Update! The short is now officially on the Second City 7 Day Shorts YouTube Channel. Hurrah! Here’s the much-anticipated video short we’ve been telling you about featuring Essay Fiesta co-producer Keith Ecker. It’s called “Atomic Test,” and it was written by Essay Fiesta alum Bryan Bowden, filmed by Essay Fiesta videographer Elizabeth McQuern and co-starring … Continue reading
Here’s a round up of some of the great things past readers of Essay Fiesta are up to. Bryan Bowden may have wowed you with his tale of bicycle riding at Essay Fiesta, but now he will completely hit you over the head with a laughter frying pan courtesy of his new video sketch (P.S. … Continue reading