Can't Make This Up

Robin Gelfenbien

Robin Gelfenbien is a NYC-based writer, comedian and storyteller. She has performed at The Moth, RISK!, Mortified and The Soundtrack Series, and she 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 and Bon Appetit raved, "We love Yum's the Word." Guests have included Jason Biggs, Joy Behar, SNL's Sasheer Zamata and stars from "Orang 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.

Her critically-acclaimed solo show, "My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey)," premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. New York Magazine called it "the highlight of next month's Fringe" and Time Out New York gave it 4 stars.

She's performed her original comedy songs at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and on Sirius Satellite Radio. She's also been on VH1 and AMC, and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee.

She also created the web series "Auntie, Do Tell" with her 74-year-old aunt where she asks Auntie about everything from Mad Men to Ebola to Kim Kardashian's butt.

Off stage, Robin has been feature in Marie Claire magazine, she writes for Huffington Post Comedy, and she is currently working on her memoir about how the Wienermobile saved her life.