Mortified returned to New York City for another production at Comix on Monday night, in which real people share stories and written personal documents from their formative, and always mortifying, adolescence — the premise being, that years later, those journals, diary entries, artistic endeavors and everything else can be looked at and laughed at fondly. Groups have sprouted in several cities, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Portland (Ore.) and San Francisco.

Some highlights from Monday night (with photographs by Anya Garrett, thanks Anya!).

Co-organizer Anne Altman (pictured above and also here) also pens a very funny blog called Two Can Anne that you should read every day. Write back!

What else have we learned? (Links go to photos)
Eliot Glazer kept a travel journal as the oldest Jew for a young man. Nicole Maus wrote porn in the sixth grade that always seemed to involve mud-wrestling! Sounds like fun. Margot Leitman practiced writing letters to Kirk Cameron before writing him everyday for reals. Michele Colyn used to almost be a rock star. Adam Wade wrote a poem and made ice cream for the girl of his teen dreams. Andrea Crossman thought life would be better in Minneapolis. Anne Sullivan could’ve been Mrs. Nick Rhodes. You really should’ve been there. Or you’ll have to ask organizer Brandy Barber, who kept better notes than I did.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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