This Saturday (Apr. 26), liars are hitting the stage of New Yorks Cornelia Street Cafe for The Liar Show, in which four performers tell a funny personal story and the audience has to figure out whose is pure fiction.
Show creator and host Andy Christie says the event is a good training ground for spotting a fibber in real life.
He explains, You become a pretty good lie detector. You learn to look for subtle body language, like watery eyes, stuttering, and anyone looking a bit shifty.
Christie says long pauses before answering a question, trying to cover up a mistake in a story, and the blood draining from someones face are also good indications of a liar.
But for those wanting to get away with a little white lie, Christie has some advice.
He recommends, You have to believe your own lie. If you tell the story a few times, you get better at making it more believable.
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