Open Mic Night in Moscow: Audrey Murray

Open Mic Night in Moscow:
And Other Stories from My Search for Black Markets, Soviet Architecture, and Emotionally Unavailable Russian Men

Tuesday, August 13, 8pm
Books & Books, Coral Gables

At age twenty-eight, while her friends were settling into corporate jobs and serious relationships, comedian Audrey Murray was on a one-way flight to Kazakhstan, the first leg of a nine-month solo voyage through the former USSR. A blend of memoir and offbeat travel guide, this thoughtful, hilarious catalog of a young comedian’s adventures is also a diary of her emotional discoveries about home, love, patriotism, loneliness, and independence.

Sometimes surprising, often disconcerting, and always entertaining, Open Mic Night in Moscow (William Morrow, $15.99) will inspire you to take the leap and embark on your own journey into the unknown. And, if you want to visit Chernobyl by way of an insane-asylum-themed bar in Kiev, Audrey can assure you that there’s no other guidebook out there (She’s looked).

AUDREY MURRAY is a redhead from Boston who moved to China and became a standup comedian. The co-founder of the Kung Fu Komedy, Audrey was named the funniest person in Shanghai by City Weekend magazine. Audrey is a staff writer for and a regular contributor at; her writing has also appeared in McSweeney’s, LitHub, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Paste, Narratively, The GothamistChina Economic ReviewNownessArchitizer, and on the wall of her dad’s office. Audrey has appeared on NPR and The Comedy Cellar: Live from the Table; the Lost in AmericaListen to This!, and Shanghai Comedy Corner podcasts, and on CNN, RTN, and ICS. She currently lives in Miami.

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