Computer Embellished Drawing

This tale-telling sign is a telltale sign of my admiration for First Person Arts.

Not only will I be telling a story at First Person Arts’ upcoming “Obsessed” StorySlam, I’m also hosting. This is a unique opportunity to be doubly disappointed in me.

Monday, August 13th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA

StorySlam at L’Etage

There are storybook weddings and there are StorySlam weddings.

Sketchy Characters

Pal and colleague, Kevin Ginsberg, and I were recently art-mortalized by the fine folks of First Person Arts for our contributions to their bimonthly StorySlams. Our mugs, along with a dozen or so others, will grace the margins of Slam-related marketing materials.

Summer Solstice at the Kimmel Center

You never forget your first hickey, even especially if it was given to you by a hot tub.

Colleague and pal, Kevin Ginsberg, cut his StorySlam teeth as well. Thanks to former student, Hahri Shin, for capturing our moments in the sun.

Last December, I squeaked by with first honors in First Person Arts’ Holiday Spirit installment of Story Slams. The semi-enchanting tale of friendship, generosity and defecation also earned me a spot in this season’s Grand Slam.

If you’re interested in catching a rare glimpse of me in a church as I lose the title of Best Storyteller in Philadelphia to someone whom actually deserves it, order tickets.

Wednesday, May 25th, 6:00 – 10:30 PM
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 North America St. Philadelphia, PA


66% of Team UsedWigs chatted with pint-sized story-telling powerhouse, SM Shrake right before he hosted the “Holiday Cheer” themed StorySlam event at L’Etage on December 28, 2010.

Winner of “Best in Philly,” First Person Arts StorySlams are monthly, real-life-storytelling competitions held at World Cafe Live and L’Etage in Philadelphia. Each month’s theme elicits stories that come from the life experiences of Philly’s storytellers. StorySlams take place on the second Monday of each month at World Cafe Live and the fourth Tuesday of each month at L’Etage.

Guest: Colin Helb

Topics: Joys of Canned Beer, Pop Culture, Reality TV, Old Guy Section at Rock Shows, Musicians’ Day Jobs, Comic-Con, Green Super Heroes, 3-D Movies, Jeff is Not a Fan of G. Love, Local Philly Celebrities, Crying During “Annie,” and Michelob Ginger Wheat Detergent Beer

Playlist: We Are Scientists, 1000000 A.D., Adam Franklin and The Bolts of Melody, Vertinsky Dogs

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All the World Cafe Live’s a Stage

I recently shared this case of Miss-fakin’-identity via First Person Arts’ StorySlam at World Cafe Live.