Jeff Simmermon is a storyteller and standup comic whose stories have appeared on Risk!, This American Life, The Moth‘s podcast, PBS’ Stories From the Stage and in written form on The Paris Review Daily. His new album, Why You Should Be Happy, was released on May 5, 2020, by Eight Hundred Pound Gorilla Records and is available wherever the very finest digital music and comedy is sold. His previous album, And I Am Not Lying, was released in June 2017 and reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. It was pressed onto pink vinyl and is distributed by Dischord Records. He’s also the producer-performer behind And I Am Not Lying, a variety show that combined stand-up, storytelling, burlesque, sideshow and music for five years at UCB Theater in New York City. He taught storytelling to businesses, educational institutions and performers until the collapse.