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Todd has spirit, yes he do!

It’s Summer Grand Slam time again and we want you to meet this year’s contestants so you’ll be in the know when we crown the best storyteller in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 25!

Todd won our Holiday Spirit Slam when he told a touching story about helping one of his students design art for an upstart skateboard company that ends with him defecating into a gift bag on the Main Line! (Of course it does!) Watch the video of the story below!

Name: Todd Marrone
Current Location: Belmont Hills, PA
Slam won: December at L’Etage (Holiday Spirit)
Favorite Philly summer activity: Waiting for the fall
What’s your dream StorySlam theme? What I Like About Todd Marrone
Tell us a summer story in 10 words: I once got my face caught in a hot tub.
What’s the best story you ever heard? My childhood best friend told me that Gene Simmons’s tongue was originally 20 feet long and he had to have it shortened to fit in his mouth.
What makes a great story? What makes a great storyteller? A point. Sincerity.
Why should your competitors watch their backs? They should backup their watches.

Look for more slammers over the next few days and don’t miss the Grand Slam!

– Laura Reeve

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Overdoing it at Fringe Arts (Tickets on sale Dec. 3)
  • Date: December 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: FringeArts
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106