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Grand Slam: Meet the Contestants (Pt. 2)

The countdown continues; We are now just one day out from the biggest storytelling showdown of the season- the Grand Slam. In my last post I introduced you to the first half of our storyteller line-up. Now, let’s continue our countdown of contestants along with the stories that earned them their spots in Friday’s rank.

Contestant 7: Andrew
Slam won: “Danger”

Andrew is a self-proclaimed neurotic. So when his train-wreck of a landlady calls him home to deal with a leak in his apartment, Andrew is flooded with fear.

Contestant 8: Hillary
Slam won: “Girl Power”

Gender bias still plagues the stand-up comedy scene, and that’s no joke. Hillary must decide whether to stick to her set about colonial reenactors and wind chimes or get down and dirty with her comedy routine for the sake of revenge.

Contestant 9: Kitty
Slam won: “Virtue and Vice”

Kitty is a professional investigator who makes her living “off of the infidelity of others.” In her winning story she’s called in to go undercover in order to catch a potential adulterous husband in the act. Everything goes downhill from there, and with a classic twist at the end, assumptions about virtue and vice are turned completely upside-down.

Contestant 10: Michael
Slam won: “Crush”

Not many of our Slam stories have titles, but Michael calls his winning tale, “The Great Crush of 42.” He starts out by admitting that “crushes for [him] – [are] like having a cold.” His story revolves around one very special woman and the journey they’ve shared.

Contestant 11: Anthony
Slam won: “Geek Out”

Anthony turns to online dating in search of his geektette match. But when he and his date discover their preference in geeky reading material crosses genres, her heart might as well be in a galaxy far, far away.

Contestant 12: Katie
Audience Favorite Slam: “Crush”

Katie’s story told of the time she pretended to be a hard-core camper to impress the hot group leader on her community service trip. But with one simple mix up about sanitation procedures her crush might be no longer be a happy camper.

The Grand Slam is currently SOLD OUT. We will be starting a wait list at the door at 7PM. The earlier you arrive at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.), the better your chances are for getting into see the show. We will release any unclaimed tickets just before show time.

-Becca Jennings

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Windfall
  • Date: August 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: CSZ Philadelphia
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107