Do you have uncensored stories that you share with your good friends, that you want to try sharing on stage?
“RISK!”, the live show where people tell true stories “they never thought they’d dare to share in public,” is coming to Crowell Concert Hall for two performances (7pm and 10pm) on Friday February 10, co-sponsored Desperate Measures Improv(e) Comedy and the Center for the Arts and featuring San Francisco-based comedian W. Kamau Bell (Comedy Central).
“RISK!” is looking for a total of 8 storytellers – 4 Wesleyan students, and 4 Wesleyan community members (i.e. faculty, staff, etc. ) – to be a part of these shows!
1) SET THE SCENE – Where were you in life when this began?
2) WHAT GOT THE BALL ROLLING – What incident made taking action necessary?
3) WHAT WAS AT STAKE – What hope or fear drove you? What did you stand to gain or lose?
4) HOW I TURNED THE CORNER – What finally changed this situation, for better or worse?
5) WHAT’S RISKY ABOUT THIS – Why do you feel it’s daring to be sharing this?
The theme for the stories at Wesleyan is “Discovery.” So, these might be stories where a person tried something they didn’t think they’d like, but did. Or when someone didn’t think they had it in them to succeed, but they did. Or when someone was confident they were on the right track, but life gave them a surprise they learned from.
If you have any other questions, write to Carrie Cohen ’12 firstname.lastname@example.org
“[RISK! is] jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”
“W. Kamau Bell is ferociously funny!”
“W. Kamau Bell is the most important guy doing comedy right now. Do yourself a favor and go see him. He’s got the most astute, hilarious and completely righteous material going and he’s going to be a legend in his own lifetime like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce. Think Bill Hicks but slightly taller.”
“W. Kamau Bell is in the vanguard of a new era of American comedy for an unsettling, troubling, and strangely hopeful time. Firmly in the fearless tradition of Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, and Chris Rock. Comedy as common sense purged of the absurd hypocrisy that is Our America.”
–Vernon Reid of the Grammy Award-winning band Living Colour