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RISK! live storytelling show Seeking Storytellers (US-Connecticut)


RISK! live storytelling show Seeking Storytellers for show in New Haven (Hamden) on 4/17/20

Theme: "Sneaky"

(Please note: while RISK! like to offer a theme as a launching point for storytellers to brainstorm around, we are much more interested in great stories than we are stories that adhere closely to said theme. Alternate theme ideas might be "Triumph" or "Life or Death")


I am reaching out to you because I found your contact information while looking up storytelling and comedy organizations in your area. I am hoping you can encourage the storytellers, comedians and performers in your community to pitch us their stories for the chance to perform in our live show.

RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public, hosted by Kevin Allison of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe, The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles and tours around the US and Canada. It has featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and regular folks from around the world, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly RISK! podcast gets one million downloads each month. called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”


RISK! is not like other storytelling shows. It’s “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public.” We encourage our storytellers to step out on a limb, be brutally candid and emotionally raw. This is an uncensored show where taboos are tackled and people talk about things they ordinarily might not share in mixed company, but might save for their therapist.


To hear some of our stories, go to:


For more information about what we look for in story pitches and how to submit, go to: 

Send us your pitch by 3/6/20, to be considered!

Payment: If you are selected to tell your story at the RISK! live show, you will be paid an honorarium of $40.00 via PayPal after appearing in the show. No PayPal transaction fees will be deducted from your honorarium.

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