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About The Book

Kiss & Tell: Stand Up & Stories About Love, Sex, Etc. is a breakthrough audiobook that combines the brashness of stand-up comedy, the intimacy of oral storytelling and the energy of a live audience to portray a compelling and hilarious take on modern relationships. Coproduced with Kevin Harts Hartbeat and hosted by Emmy Award–winning actress Rachel Bloom and Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah, Kiss & Tell presents an incredible lineup of the funniest comedians unavailable in any other format or on any other platform.

Telling a uniquely collaborative, extensive, and universal love story through a variety of diverse lenses, covering everything from first dates and first dances to cheating, break ups, and everything in between, Kiss & Tell features performances ranging from stand-up and storytelling to original songs, impressions, and more.

Organized along the timeline familiar to anyone who has been in a relationship—tracing the journey from pre-date jitters through settled domesticity—the assorted (and occasionally sordid) tales presented in Kiss & Tell bring the universal challenges and rewards of romantic relationships to hilarious life. Listeners will hear themselves in these talented performers’ fresh takes on these recognizable milestones: crushes crushed, proms attended and virginities lost, couples counseling, parenthood, and blending families.

Along the way, these performers share memories from surprising turns in their own journeys, including the challenges of bringing a sex toy through airport security, and coming to the realization of how threesomes are like horror movies. You’ll hear dispatches from the frontlines of today, men and women, straight and gay, pursuing romance while confronting the realities of dating in your thirties or discovering the truth about Tinder. And you’ll hear love in action as several couples perform together, including newlyweds remembering the vacation that defined their relationship, and longtime partners sharing the microphone to give each other the chance to have their say.

Hosts Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live) share hilarious stories of their own while introducing a roster of performers assembled exclusively for this recording, including:
Aisha Alfa
Alyssa Limperis
Atsuko Okatsuka
Chinedu Unaka
Chris Garcias
Danielle Perez
James III
JB Ball
Luke Mones
Mike Lawrence
Morgan Jay
Nate Jackson
Noah Findling
Ron Taylor
The Sklar Brothers
Sydney Battle
Sydney Steinberg
Zach Noe Towers

About The Authors

Rachel Bloom is the co-host of Kiss & Tell. 

Jay Pharoah is the co-host of Kiss & Tell

About The Readers

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Originals (September 20, 2022)
  • Runtime: 3 hours and 54 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797121802

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Raves and Reviews

"Bloom (of TV's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and author of I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are, 2020) and Pharoah (from Bad Hair and SNL) emcee this audio-original collection of stories centered on love, sex, and relationships of all kinds that was recorded in front of a live audience. Bloom and Pharoah exchange fun banter, which helps create continuity throughout the many comics and storytellers who come from a wide range of backgrounds. Stand-up comics, actors, media personalities, and podcasters share their personal tales. The tone ranges as widely as the diversity of performers: some pieces are laugh-out-loud funny, some are sweet or touching, some wry, some ribald, some clearly drawn from deeply personal moments, and others have a lighter, humorous touch. This is an enjoyable collection for couples on a car trip, reality-romance fans, stand-up comedy aficionados, and those who enjoy storytelling podcasts or events like those on The Moth Radio Hour."

– Heather Booth, Booklist

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