If there are indeed eight million stories in New York City, these storytelling shows represent the best way to eavesdrop on a few. These performances are often more serious than the city's best comedy shows
, less fictional than the best reading series
, and the eclectic themes range from music
to truth-telling to butts
. And whether it's your downstairs neighbor on stage or one the funniest women in NYC
, the storytellers at these events offer their hearts and histories to you in displays of utter fearlessness.