The Legacy Show - Hosted by Michael Ian Cedar
A direct derivative of The Legacy of You, The Legacy Show is a live show hosted monthly by blogger and speaker, Michael Ian Cedar at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NY, NY.

The Legacy Show features an ever-changing star-studded lineup in an intimate setting. Sharing often personal and humbling stories the aim is to help improve the quality of life for all involved from the audience to the doorman. Show themes change monthly and always bring heartwarming laughs. Think Oprah Winfrey in her earlier years, but with a drink in your hand.

View upcoming/past shows below!
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Un-f**k They Life - The Legacy Show - Michael Ian Cedar

Past Event Date: Jan 10th, 2017

The Legacy Show #007 – ‘Un-F*** Thy Life’

This was the 7th ‘The Legacy Show’ and is titled ‘Un-F*** Thy Life.’ The first episode of the New Year! The speakers had the audience laughing and feeling inspired to break away from the sh*t that has you all f****d up.

“It hits hard, but you’ll be smiling the entire time.”

Tickets were only $5 and 100% of sales go to She’s The First!

Featuring:
Chad L. Coleman (Actor, formerly from “The Wire”, “The Walking Dead”, Currently on “Arrow” on CW!)
Dorie Clark (Author of “Reinventing You”)
Mary Bridget Davies (Tony Nominee as Janis Joplin in Broadway’s “A Night with Janis Joplin”)
Faye Lane (Award-Winning Writer and Performer)
Jordan Matter (NY Times Best-Selling Photographer)

 

Chad L. Coleman Chad L Coleman - The Legacy Show

is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Dennis “Cutty” Wise on the HBO crime drama series The Wire (2004–2008), voicing Coach in the video game Left 4 Dead 2, and portraying Tyreese Williams on the AMC post-apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead (2012–2015). He currently stars in the Syfy series The Expanse as Fred Johnson, aka “The Butcher of Anderson Station”, and starred in History Channel’s re-imagining of the miniseries Roots airing the week of May 30, 2016.

 

Dorie Clark Dorie Clark - The Legacy Show

is the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and is a consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Morgan Stanley, and the World Bank. You can download her free 42-page Stand Out Self-Assessment Workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com.

 

Mary Bridget Davies Mary Bridget Davies - The Legacy Show

is an American singer and actress. She performs with her own band, The Mary Bridget Davies Group, and is also an interpreter of Janis Joplin’s music. She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance as Janis in A Night with Janis Joplin. Her band The Mary Bridget Davies Group released an album with original songs in 2011 titled Wanna Feel Somethin.

 

Faye Lane Faye Lane - The Legacy Show

is a writer and performer whose unique blending of story and song moved New York Magazine to gush, “They were howling, crying, falling in love with her.” Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories, the award winning chronicle of her childhood in a Texas beauty salon, enjoyed a two year residency at the legendary SoHo Playhouse in New York and has touched audiences across the country and around the world. Faye’s stories can be heard on NPR’s Cityscapes, The Moth Radio Hour and The Risk Podcast, and were featured in Reader’s Digest and the New York Times bestseller The Moth: Fifty True Stories. To learn more about Faye’s writing, performing and motivational speaking, please visit www.FayeLane.com

 

Jordan Matter Jordan Matter - The Legacy Show

never planned to be a professional photographer. It was either baseball or acting that was going to be his obvious career choice. But one day he attended an exhibit by photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson. His attitude began to change. Cartier-Bresson’s images of humanity moved Jordan to learn how to photograph people intimately. Soon it became a hobby. Then it became a passion. But it only became a career when he decided to outdo photos for his friend who had just paid too much for bad headshots. He did. Her agents soon sent Jordan their clients, who in turn recommended him to their friends, and a photography career was born. The Today Show, Tyra Banks, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and the BBC have since profiled Jordan.

 

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*The producer(s) of this event hold no responsibility in the event that you quit your job after attending this show.

**This event proudly has NO drink or food minimum. Phew, what a relief.

Directions to venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge


The Legacy Show - Serving Others - Hosted by Michael Ian Cedar

Past Event Date: Dec 5th, 2016

The Legacy Show #006 – ‘Serving Others’

This was the 6th ‘The Legacy Show’ and was titled ‘Serving Others.’ Our influential guest presenters shared stories about how they built successful careers by committing to a life of serving others.

View The Full Show – Playlist for ‘The Legacy Show’ hosted by Michael Ian Cedar – Show #006

Featuring:
Adam Wade (HBO’s Girls, 20x Moth Slam Winner)
Sean Aaron Carmon (Alvin Ailey Dancer)
Dov Barron (Inc Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker & Best Selling Author)

 

Adam Wade Adam Wade

has been a fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He is the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories. He has toured across North America with The Moth Main Stage and has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour Episode 1305, Episode 1410 and The Moth Podcast. Adam is a regular on the legendary comedic storytelling show Nights of Our Lives at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He has also been part of such shows as Magnet Theater’s Armando Diaz Experience (guest monologist), UCB’s Asssscat 3000 (guest monologist), Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Big Terrific, The Liar Show, Mortified, and RISK.

 

Sean Aaron Carmon sean aaron carmon

began his training under Bonnie Cokinos at her School of Dance. Under her guidance, he began competing nationally with Dance Masters of America. Sean held the titles of Mr. Dance of Texas in both 2004 and 2006 while in high school. Thanks to two dedicated teachers, Eva Leblanc and Lucia Booth, and a host of support from other district faculty members, Sean was awarded the Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship, affording him the opportunity to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2006 on full scholarship. After moving to New York, he began taking supplemental classes at the Ailey School which led to an inevitable transfer to, and later graduation from, the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program in Dance in 2010.

 

Dov Baron Dov Baron

has been speaking internationally for over 30 years, he’s the man with a finger on the pulse of the evolving world of NextGen leadership. One of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire, Dov Baron is a master storyteller! Considered by many as the leading authority on Authentic Leadership, and the founder of Full Monty Leadership and The Authentic Speaker Academy for Leadership. Outside of his speaking and training Dov works with multi-disciplinary leaders and executive teams to build the bonds that create organizational cultures that become Fiercely Loyal. Dov is a bestselling author of several books. His latest book is Fiercely Loyal; How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent. He also writes for and has been featured in many industry magazines including being featured on CNN, CBS Small Business Pulse, SHRM, Yahoo Finance, Boston Globe, Business in Vancouver, USA today, CEO, Entrepreneur and many more.

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*The producer(s) of this event hold no responsibility in the event that you quit your job after attending this show.

Directions to venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge


Past Event Date: Oct 4, 2016

The Legacy Show #005 – ‘What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?’

The 5th show is entitled ‘What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?’ This show highlighted the stories of influential guest speakers and their respective, untraditional journeys. Aspirations change even when we’ve reached an atypical age to have a change of mind.

View The Full Show – Playlist for ‘The Legacy Show’ hosted by Michael Ian Cedar – Show #005

Featuring:
Jordan Matter (Photographer, ‘Dancers Among Us’)
Tammy Tibbetts (Founder/CEO of ‘She’s The First’)
Sandi Marx (7x Moth Storytelling Champion)

 

Jordan Matter

Jordan never planned to be a professional photographer. It was either baseball or acting that was going to be his obvious career choice. But one day he attended an exhibit by photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson. His attitude began to change. Cartier-Bresson’s images of humanity moved Jordan to learn how to photograph people intimately. Soon it became a hobby. Then it became a passion. But it only became a career when he decided to outdo photos for his friend who had just paid too much for bad headshots. He did. Her agents soon sent Jordan their clients, who in turn recommended him to their friends, and a photography career was born. The Today Show, Tyra Banks, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and the BBC have since profiled Jordan.

 

Tammy Tibbetts

Tammy oversees the strategic planning, communications & PR, campaign management, and business development for She’s the First. She is a frequent public speaker and regularly keynotes events for corporate leaders, students, and philanthropists.

At age 23, Tammy had an idea for a social media-driven campaign that would inspire Millennial women to fundraise for girls’ education in low-income countries. She shared her idea for She’s the First with a Facebook friend, Christen Brandt. On November 1, 2009, they launched it in the form of a YouTube video. That one video became a movement that now reaches millions and has sponsored more than 1,200 years of girls’ education.

 

Sandi Marx

Sandi, a seven time Moth story slam champ is a retired talent agent. In the past couple of years she has appeared in shows all over NY and LA, like the 92nd Street Y with Piper Kerman, “The Story Collider”, “Out by Ten”, and “What are you afraid of?” with Mara Wilson. Sandi also just debuted her solo show, “You’ll be Sorry” at the Tank theater. She can be heard on podcasts such as, Yum’s the Word, RISK, The Soundtrack Series and countless others. Sandi is delighted to be back at LPR with the Legacy Show.

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*The producer(s) of this event hold no responsibility in the event that you quit your job after attending this show.

Directions to venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge


The Legacy Show - Gratitude - Hosted by Michael Ian Cedar

Past Event Date: May 23, 2016

The Legacy Show #004 – ‘Gratitude’

The Legacy Show is a quirky take on storytelling events that entertain AND get the listeners thinking about their lives in new ways. The performers and presenters are all people who gave a middle finger to the status quo.

This is the 4th ‘The Legacy Show’ and is called ‘Gratitude.’ Our influential guest speakers credit their positive attitudes for their success. They spoke of what it means to have gratitude and how it helped them do work that is meaningful to them –  they inspired and motivated us all.

Tickets were only 99 cents and went towards charity (Ability List)!

View The Full Show – Playlist for ‘The Legacy Show’ hosted by Michael Ian Cedar – Show #004

Featuring:
Dion Flynn (TEDx, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon)
Andrew Horn (Founder Tribute.co)
Kambri Crews (NYT Best Selling Author)

Dion FlynnDion Flynn Headshot - The Legacy Show

is a comedian/actor best known as Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and has over 45 appearances as 14 different characters on both The Tonight Show & Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Cited by Oprah Magazine as “one of our favorite creative thinkers…” Dion has led workshops in mental agility via improvisation, with clients from Booz Allen Hamilton and Price Waterhouse Coopers to Ecolab and Herman Miller. Dion’s voice-overs and on-camera national commercials include clients like Sprint, Virgin Mobile and Verizon.

Dion’s proudest achievement is making Spike Lee LOL, booking a McDonald’s industrial directed by Lee. Dion also makes live Obama appearances all over the world. He served overseas as a soldier and performer in the US Army for 4 years. Dion holds an MFA in acting from NYU. His theater history includes Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater and The Guthrie. Dion is co-creator of Clanging w/Josh and Dion with How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor and a principal member of NYC’s longest running improv ensemble: Big Black Car. His current solo show and soon-to-be book is titled: The Only Brown Kid In The Trailer Park. Dion is the frequent co-host of Seth Herzog’s long- running Lower East Side gem: Sweet, and thrilled to be making his first appearance at TED.

 

Andrew HornAndrew-Horn - Headshot - The Legacy Show

is a serial social entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, NY.  In 2009, at the young age of 22, he started a children’s non-profit, Dreams for Kids DC, without any prior experience in launching a business. In just three years, he established the organization as one of the premiere adaptive athletic providers in Washington, D.C. (where kids with disabilities played sports with professional athletic orgs from the Washington Capitals to the DC United).  He was able to build a succession plan and stepped down in 2011 to start another non-profit venture called AbilityList, (think “Craigslist for people with disabilities.”).

Once Dreams for Kids DC and Ability List were operationally sound, Andrew went to work with best-selling author Sam Horn to launch The Intrigue Agency, a full service branding/communications firm with offices in NYC and Washington, D.C.

Most recently, in 2014, Andrew launched TRIBUTE. He has built what The New Yorker calls “Hallmark 2.0” and makes it easy for people to send meaningful collaborative video montages to the people they care about on special occasions. He is on a deep mission to spread gratitude around the globe and already have tens of thousands of people using the site.

 

Kambri CrewsKambri Crews - Headshot - The Legacy Show

once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now owns and operates Q.E.D. – A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria, Queens. An after-school space for grown-ups, Q.E.D. is a café and co-working space by day and comedy club and learning center by night. With 80 to 100 events per month ranging from comedy and music to classes like learning to crochet or home brew beer, there is something for everyone.

Kambri is also a renowned storyteller and the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times best selling memoir Burn Down the Ground(Random House). She has performed on The Moth, Literary Death Match, Risk! and Mortified and has appeared at SXSW Comedy, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club. Also a public speaker, she has given speeches at the University of Texas, Texas Book Festival, University of Oregon, SXSW (South by Southwest), DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, book festivals, and events.

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*The producer(s) of this event hold no responsibility in the event that you quit your job after attending this show.

Directions to venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge


The Legacy Show 3 - Michael Ian Cedar

(Past) Event Date: April 13, 2016

The Legacy Show #003 – Survival of the Creative – always FREE to attend!

What an inspiring night!The Legacy Show is a quirky take on storytelling events that entertain AND get the listeners thinking about their lives in new ways. The performers and presenters are all people who gave a middle finger to the status quo.

The 3rd ‘The Legacy Show’ was called the ‘Survival of the Creative.’ Our influential guest speakers talked about the unconventional routes and creative journeys they took to their destinations. They spoke of what it means to be able to to do work that is meaningful to them and building dynamic networks full of like-minded people – the motivation will be available for viewing on the blog.

View The Full Show – Playlist for ‘The Legacy Show’ hosted by Michael Ian Cedar – Show #003

Featuring:
Peter Shankman (CEO, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Public Relations All-Star)
Stefanie O’Connell (Financial Expert, Gen Y Advocate, Speaker, Author)
Robin Gelfenbien (Storyteller, Writer, Comedian, Ambassador of Fun)

 

 

Peter ShankmanPeter Shankman - The Legacy of You - Michael Ian Cedar blames ADHD for most of his success. He’s best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) and as the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc. a boutique social media, marketing and customer service strategy firm located in New York City He spends the majority of his time on the road, keynoting corporate events for clients including American Express, Sheraton, Saudi Aramco, Cisco, SAP, Sprint, The US Department of Defense, Walt Disney World and many more. In his little spare time he is a NASA Advisory Board member, angel investor in multiple start-ups, sub-­4 marathon runner, Ironman and B-­licensed skydiver. A tweet of his was voted one of the top 10 Tweets of 2011 by ABC News and Twitter. Peter recently authored the bestselling book Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans. He lives in New York City with his beautiful wife and daughter, and two psychotic cats. http://shankman.com and @petershankman

Stefanie O’ConnellStefanie O'Connell - The Legacy Show - Michael Ian Cedar is a financial expert, Gen Y advocate, speaker and author of the book, “The Broke and Beautiful Life.” Dedicated to helping young adults achieve financial greatness, Stefanie has been nicknamed the Mindy Kaling of personal finance by The Greenwich Time. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Yahoo!Finance, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News and ABC World News. She also works with universities, leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, sharing her fresh and timely advice with their audiences.

Robin GelfenbienRobin Gelfenbien - The Legacy Show - Michael Ian Cedar is a NYC-based writer, comedian and storyteller. She has performed her original comedy songs at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Robin is the Creator and Host of the storytelling series and podcast, “Yum’s the Word,” that features her homemade ice cream cakes. The show was recently named one of the “5 Best Storytelling Series in NYC” by CBS New York, a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick and Bon Appetit raved, “We love Yum’s the Word.” Guests have included Jason Biggs, Joy Behar, SNL’s Sasheer Zamata and stars from “Orange is the New Black.” Robin has written jokes for emcee Rosie O’Donnell at The Matrix Awards where featured presenters included Martha Stewart, Rupert Murdoch, Hillary Rodham Clinton and more. She’s also been on VH1 and AMC, and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee.

Tammy Tibbetts - The Legacy ShowSpecial Guest Tammy Tibbetts from ‘She’s The First’ our charity speaker of the evening! If you have not heard of the organization she founded, check it out HERE.

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Directions to venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge


The Legacy Show 2 - Take A Leap

(Past) Event Date: February 29, 2016

The Legacy Show #002 – Taking A Leap – was FREE to Attend!

Did you feel inspired? The Legacy Show is a quirky take on storytelling events that entertain AND get the listeners thinking about their lives in new ways. The performers and presenters are all people who gave a middle finger to the status quo.

The theme for this show was ‘Taking A Leap.’ These speakers took a leap into doing what they were passionate about no matter what the obstacles and risks were. Inspiration combined with hilarity made this show a truly memorable one!

*The producer(s) of this event hold no responsibility in the event that you quit your job after attending this show.

Directions to venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge

Orly Wahba - The Legacy Show #2

View Full Show Playlist – ‘The Legacy Show’ hosted by Michael Ian Cedar – Show #002

Featuring:
Jordan Matter (Photographer – ‘Dancers Among Us’)
Orly Wahba (Founder/CEO – ‘Life Vest Inside’)
Sandi Marx ( ‘7x Moth Storytelling Champion’ )
Special Guest AppearanceJonathan Kolby (Amphibian Rescue, NatGeo)


Storytellers, Speakers & Interviewees

(Past) Event Date: January 11, 2016

The Inaugural Legacy Show – was FREE to Attend!

Did you feel inspired? The first Legacy Show was a quirky take on storytelling events that entertained AND got the listeners thinking about their lives in new ways. The performers and presenters were all  people who gave a middle finger to the status quo.

*The producer(s) of this event hold no responsibility in the event that you quit your job after attending this show.

Directions to venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge

The Legacy Show - Sierra Bogges

View Full Show Playlist – ‘The Legacy Show’ hosted by Michael Ian Cedar – Show #001
Featuring:
Sierra Boggess (School of Rock – Broadway)
Adam Linn (Author – American Sexy)
Michelle Hurst (Actress – Orange Is The New Black)