I’m on the board of the writer’s foundation called Speakeasy and it brings incredible writers together and raises money to buy books for children in poor areas who don’t get the chance to go to the library. House of Speakeasy's offshoot, Seriously Entertaining,  is New York's premiere literary Cabaret —   an organization dedicated to connecting writers and audiences in innovative and sustaining ways, both in classrooms and at Joe's Pub. For more info visit