Jessie & Emi

Emi and Jessie are two creative New York natives who met in a writing class and bonded over their love of Manhattan living, late night roti rolls, and AWFUL dates. One night, a great re-cap at their neighborhood bar 1020 led to the reply, "That was a bad date--but a GREAT story." A running dialogue of "Never date a man who..." began and zing! was born! Since then, the two have made it their business to collect hundreds of the funniest, most hilarious stories of dating shenanigans and bring them to print. Soon after launching the site, Emi and Jessie decided to take it to the stage. In the past nine years, the Bad Date Great Story Comedy Storytelling Series emerged from the burst of talent who submitted to the site, and from the need of Emi and jessie to throw parties.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the show, or submitting to the website, send us a holler at!