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11/03/2010

Andrew’s Philadelphia Rite of Passage

When Andrew was a sophomore at Temple University he experienced what he considers a Philadelphia rite of passage. He was robbed. (Don’t worry, he was allowed to keep his Redbull.) You can watch the full story below.

Andrew will be battling with other favorites at our Fall Grand Slam on November 10. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

You can read about some of the storytellers Andrew will be competing against here.

We’re especially glad to have Andrew in the Grand Slam since he recently moved to Santa Fe for a job and is flying in for the Slam. Welcome home Andrew!

Name: Andrew Thompson

Age: 24

Location: Various

Slam won: Dates to remember

What was the last thing you won (story slam not included)?

A four day vacation from work.

In honor of FPA’s 10 year anniversary in 2011 – Tell us a story in 10 words.

Thought gold stars were worthless until I stopped getting them.

What would your dream theme be for a Storyslam? What story would you tell?

It would be called “New beginnings,” and it would be about the time my boss was eaten by wolves.

Who do you know that tells the worst (or best) stories?

The best stories are from my former colleague at City Paper, Isaiah Thompson.

Why are you a good storyteller? (aka why should your competitors be scared?)

Two different questions. I’m a good storyteller because people pay me to do it professionally. They should be scared because I’ve killed 12 men.

Upcoming Events
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  • Date: June 28, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Pro-Act
  • Location: 1701 Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA