Last night The Moth hosted its annual Moth Ball at the gorgeous old Capitale space on the Bowery, where they honored storytellers of all ages and awarded Louis C.K. with a giant Jonathan Adler-designed hand (he creates a different award ever year, tied to the event's theme).
C.K. (who took some time out from his week of SNL rehearsals) was on hand to tell his own story, which you can listen to below. It revolves around a solo trip he took to Russia one winter in the '90s—"The streets are very wide and you can't cross the street on a green light, you'll never make it, so they made tunnels and you can go under, and those are connected to the subway. And the subway in Moscow, you go down an escalator and you keep going until you think... it just keeps going. Like this is so deep, it's really upsetting."
Another star of the show was Neshama Franklin, who delivered an excerpt of this story:
Click through for a look inside, keeping in mind that last night's fundraising gala had a Superhero theme. There were over 600 in attendance, including the organization’s founder George Dawes Green, Executive Director Sarah Haberman and Artistic Director Catherine Burns, along with David Blaine, Jonathan Adler, Darren Aronofsky, Scott Shriner (bass player for Weezer!), and more. Ophira Eisenberg of NPR hosted, and OLEK provided the weird models wrapped in knit.
If you didn't make it out last night, you should still consider doing one or more of the following:
- Listen to the Moth podcast
- Give the Moth your money
- Better yet, become a member!
- Tell your own story
- Attend a StorySLAM