In this uproariously funny debut collection, award-winning writer and performer Isaac Oliver serves up a comedic cornucopia of sketches, vignettes, lists, and diaries from his life as a young, fanciful, and extremely single gay man in New York City. Whether he's hooking up with a man who dresses as a dolphin, suffering on airplanes and buses next to people with Food from Home, or hovering around an impenetrable circle of attractive people at a cocktail party, Oliver captures the messy, moving, and absurd moments of urban life as we live it today.
Let's get it on, with a little help from our friends. In these two stories, middle school friends clue each other in to the world of sex and romance - from new uses for internet connections to first kisses to Ryan Phillippe to lesbian smut. Hosted by your trusty guide Dan Savage, this episode features "Sarah and Christina" by Daniel, from True Story, and "Awkward Intentions" by Isaac Oliver, from The Soundtrack Series.
Isaac Oliver's adolescence was just like any other young man's - filled with lustful longing over celebrities in Hollywood and peers at school. However, one person in particular helped show Isaac that no matter how he feels, there is always someone going through the same thing, and everyone deserves the respect of an equal. Isaac performed this comedic story for The Soundtrack Series at The Stonewall Inn in New York, NY.
Picture it: Manhattan, 2017. A crisp Saturday morning. Every table in Rue La Rue Cafe — a new restaurant in Washington Heights dedicated to Rue McClanahan and her hit television series, “The Golden Girls” — was occupied, including one in a replica of the kitchen set from the show.
"Cheesecake for the Soul: A ‘Golden Girls’ Cafe Opens" is from the February 18, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Isaac Oliver and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.