Emi Soekawa and Jessie Male are two creative New York ladies who met in a writing class and bonded over their love of Manhattan living, late night roti rolls, and hilarious dates. One night, a great re-cap at their neighborhood bar 1020 led to the reply, “That was a bad date–but a GREAT story.” A running dialogue of “Never date a man who…” began and zing! BadDateGreatStory.com was born! Since then, the two have made it their business to collect hundreds of the most hilarious dating story shenanigans and bring them to the world.
Soon after launching the site, Emi and Jessie decided to take it to the stage. In the past four years, the Bad Date Great Story Comedy Storytelling Series has emerged from the burst of talent who submitted to the site and from the need of Jessie and Emi to throw parties. There series is now at The Bitter End in downtown NYC and has been featured in the NY Post, Refinery 29, Nerve, Bustle, Hearst Trending Weekly and Pure Wow.
The series is a go-to event for people looking to hear funny & original, sharp storytelling in the magical downtown world of nostalgia candy and drink specials.