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Twentieth Anniversary Gala

The best party of the year! Honoring  Aziz Ansari in recognition of his mastery of storytelling as an art form, this year's Moth Ball will be held on the anniversary of our very first Moth storytelling show in 1997.

Join us in New York City on June 6th for A Moth Summer Night's Dream and celebrate two decades of spellbinding tales! 

Experience a gala evening of enchanting storytellers, delicious food and drink, a silent auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime "Mothy" experiences, plus a dance party with drinks, dessert and DJ Twig the Wonderkid

Festivities begin at 6:30 at Capitale. 130 Bowery, New York City.

*Tickets are sold out!* To join the wait list, please email mothmembers@themoth.org
For more information about tables and sponsorship opportunities, contact 646.762.2618 or mothball@themoth.org  
For press inquiries, contact press@themoth.org or 917-974-0022

Moth Ball2017 Schedule

Special Guests Include

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari is a writer, director, actor, and comedian. He currently stars in, writes, and directs Master of None, a Netflix original comedy series that he co-created with Alan Yang (Parks and Recreation). In its first season, the show was hailed as “the year’s best comedy” by The New York Times. It will premiere its second season on May 12, 2017. 

Master of None won the 2015 Peabody Award and the 2016 Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Comedy Series” and was named one of AFI’s TV Programs of the Year. Aziz himself won the 2016 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and received three additional nominations in other major Emmy Award categories. As well, that year, he also garnered both a Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy (TV) Series.  

In 2015, Aziz released the The New York Times best-selling Modern Romance, a book that focuses on modern dating and how the basic issues facing a single person—whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next—have been radically altered by new technologies. That same year, Aziz became one of the only headlining comedians ever to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York. His two sold-out performances at the legendary arena were filmed for his fourth comedy special, Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden (Netflix, 2015).  

On TV, Aziz co-starred in the Emmy nominated NBC series Parks and Recreation for the show’s entire seven season run. On the big screen, Aziz has appeared in This is the End, Funny People, 30 Minutes or Less, Get Him to the Greek, I Love you, Man, and Observe and Report.  

In addition to his work as a writer and performer, Aziz has lent his voice to animated projects in both film and television, Bob's Burgers and Ice Age: Continental Drift (Twentieth Century Fox).

Tara Clancy Headshot

Tara Clancy is the author of The Clancys of Queens, a Fall 2016 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review Daily and The Rumpus. She is a Moth GrandSLAM winner and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, as well as NPR's Snap Judgment and Risk! Tara lives in New York City with her two sons. More info at www.taraclancy.com.

David Litt

David Litt graduated college in 2008, and wrote speeches for President Obama from 2011 to 2016. While at the White House he covered a wide variety of issues, from criminal justice reform to climate change to the minimum wage. For four years, David was also responsible for the White House Correspondents Dinner, described as "The State of the Union of Jokes." David left the speechwriting office in January 2016, and currently serves as the head writer/producer of Funny or Die's office in Washington, DC. His memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years, is available for pre-order and will be published by Ecco Press.

Twig The Wonderkid

Twig the Wonderkid was named "The Greatest Living New Yorker" at the L magazine's First Annual Nightlife Awards and co-founded many of NYC's best-loved parties including Oh! You Pretty Things, Night of a Thousand Feathers, Glamdammit, Disco Down, Trash!, and can be seen out in the downtown New York nightlife scene most nights of the week.

Alejandro Guzman

Alejandro Guzmán (Puerto Rico, b 1978) is a Miami and New York-based visual artist who blends sculpture and performance in his work. Most recently, his work Ganggang: Creative Misunderstandings Performance Series was featured at the Brooklyn Museum, The Fatalist was featured at the Seattle Art Museum, and Bochinche at the Faena Forum. Guzmán recently completed a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. in 2013, he was a featured artist in This is Where We Jump, the 7th Biennial at El Museo Del Barrio. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and studied at The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.

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The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by Audible.

Moth Ball 2017 Sponsor Brooklyn Brewery

The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by Brooklyn Brewery.

Moth Ball 2017 Sponsor Disney

The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by Disney

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The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by OkCupid.

Moth Ball 2017 Sponsor Michael Green Wines Spirits

The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by Michael Green Wine and Spirit!

Moth Ball 2017 Sponsor Bloomberg Philanthropies

The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Moth Ball 2017 Sponsor New York Magazine

The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by New York Magazine.

Moth Ball 2017 Sponsor Tangley Oaks Wines

The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by Tangley Oaks Wines.

Moth Ball 2017 Sponsor Fleurs Bella

The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by Fleurs Bella.

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The 2017 Moth Ball is generously supported by Lady Mendl's.