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Taylor Negron's Mayan Countdown: Stories for the End of the World

The Inspired Word presents a special event just in time for the apocalypse - Taylor Negron's Mayan Countdown: Stories for the End of the World.

With the world, according to the Mayan calendar, slated for oblivion on Friday, Dec. 21, brilliant film and stage actor Taylor Negron brings you a night of hysterically tragic stories preparing you for impending doom.

You've seen Taylor in such memorable films as The Last Boy Scout, Stuart Little, Punchline, The Aristocrats, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Now, on this special evening of spoken word, get his take on upside-to-the-neck tattoos, his recent forgiveness of Yoko Ono, white privilege (“I was never white enough, straight enough or rich enough to have that privilege…I am glad it's over."), and his relocation to New York City.

“ I have come back to New York with my own bed bugs," he says. "I wont use other people’s bed bugs because quite simply you don’t know where they have been."

This hour of a heartfelt comedy show contains sex-laden language and no one will be admitted during the last 10-minute Nicki Minaj salute/trashing.

When: Thursday, Dec. 13

Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant
Downstairs Nexus Lounge
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, New York

By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 1st Avenue side.

Doors open @ 7pm, show starts @ 7:30pm.

Cover charge: $12 ($20 for front row reserved). To order tickets in advance click on


An accomplished standup comedian, actor, and writer, Taylor Negron has starred in his own HBO special and appeared on The Tonight Show as well as in such films as Stuart Little, The Last Boy Scout, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Aristocrats, and the classic Punchline (alongside Sally Field and Tom Hanks).

He’s made recent TV appearances on The Joy Behar Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Wizards of Waverly Place, and directed a musical salute to Telly Savalas called “Who Loves you Baby,” which has been running now for almost a year at The SoHo Playhouse.

As a director, Negron also staged Patricia Scanlon’s play Three Feet Under, produced by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner and starring The Office’s Kate Flannery.

His other projects include the award-winning PSA, “What Kind Of Planet Are We On?” selected 2010 Most Innovative Non-Profit You Tube video; and a new stage show The Mayan Countdown, featuring songs by written by both Negron and Logan Heftel.

He performs regularly across the United States and is one of the founding members of the Un –Cabaret (dubbed “The Mother Show of Alternative Comedy” by the Wall Street Journal).

As a playwright, Negron has enjoyed much success, including having written Gangster Planet, a four-character domestic comedy set during the Los Angeles Riots. Chosen "Critics Choice,” The Los Angeles Times wrote, "If Aristophanes were alive today and had watched L.A. burn, Gangster Planet could be the result... acute cynicism with a clown’s humanism.”

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