How To Break Up By Text was born when host Allison Goldberg and her then-collaborator Jen Jamula realized that people were breaking up by text and that it was really f#cked up but also kinda funny. The first iteration of the show was performed at a festival they created with the NYC Mayor's Office of Tech & Innovation called No Text Weekend. People around the world pledged to talk instead of text for one weekend, and no one died! There were also comedy, storytelling, and other weird artsy events all over NYC that weekend so that people could focus their withdrawal symptoms elsewhere.

Allison Goldberg

Photo cred: The incomparable Lindsay May Cook.

Since then, Jen's moved on to other wonderful endeavors (don't worry, they still talk an inappropriate amount), and Alli's reformatted the show to feature a panel of comedians, all there to break down your texts and guess WTF happened and why - yet with the ultimate intention of hopefully inspiring us to behave a little better in this new magical/terrible world.

Alli is an actor, producer, writer, and comedian whose work has been covered by Good Morning America, Time Out in both NY and LA, WIRED, Forbes, Thrillist, and more. She's performed at The Comedy Store, UCB, The PIT, The COW (now Caveat), iO, and others. For more about her and her projects, please visit She is repped by Gersh.