Men and women have been telling stories since the dawn of time. It's why we go to the movies, listen to music, and for a brief time, it was the primary reason we read novels (of course no one does that anymore). Perhaps part of what makes us human is our inherent nature to sit around the campfire and listen to someone blab on about "a friend of a friend's" run-ins with a ghost. You may not hear any ghost stories at The Moth, an ongoing storytelling event that makes it way to UCLA's Royce Hall next week, but you'll definitely laugh a lot along the way. The idea behind The Moth is that real people—some famous, others not so famous—tell true stories behind a live audience. It's kind of like a psychological evaluation, but with dozens of random strangers standing in as your shrink. The theme for this week's event is ticking clocks. And as all of us already know, ticking clocks are funny. Very funny. Rudy Rush of Showtime at the Apollo will host the event, with famous guests including poker star Annie Duke, screenwriter Jerry Stahl, and renowned UCLA hand surgeon Kodi Azari. Yep! When it comes to The Moth, even hands are funny.

 

Just The Facts

What:  The Moth: Rush: Stories of Ticking Clocks

Where:  UCLA Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood  

When:  Thursday, March 1st at 8pm

Tickets:  $20, $15 for UCLA students, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster

Contact:  For more information visit www.uclalive.org/calendar/event_detail.asp?id=145