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Risk! Live


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Risk! Live, the award winning storytelling show, comes to Carrboro for a night of true stories from Kevin Allison (The State, Reno 911) and local talent on Friday, Feb 17 at Arts Center as part of NC Comedy Arts Festival. Risk has been hailed the #1 Don’t-Miss Live Podcast (Time Out LA), “always entertaining” (New York Times) and “consistently unforgettable” (The AV Club). For fans of The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, Risk takes a walk on the wilder side with its 100% true and uncensored personal tales which can range from hilarious to provocative to highly emotional. The Risk live show is recorded for the RIsk podcast which gets nearly 1.5 MILLION downloads every month by fans around the world and was named in iTunes Best Of 2015.

Risk was created by Kevin Allison, member of legendary comedy troupe The State in NYC in 2009. Storytellers have included Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho and more, as well as everyday folks.  Kevin hosts monthly Risk shows in Brooklyn and he also takes the show around the world to showcase local talent. Kevin takes great pride in providing a safe space for people to share their personal stories. He was awarded the Excellence in Podcasting Award at NYC Podfest for being “a groundbreaking storytelling podcast and giving a voice to everyday people.”  Fans also tell Kevin that their lives are changed by the stories they hear on Risk. Kevin also is founder and teacher at The Story Studio NYC.

Show info below, photo attached, interview and review tickets available.

KEVIN ALLISON’S RISK! LIVE @ THE ARTS CENTER  (300G E Main St)
FRIDAY FEB 17
Presented by NCCAF
Hosted by Kevin Allison
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Local storytellers tba
$20
Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nccaf-presents-risk-podcast-with-kevin-allison-tickets-29586874137

Praise for Risk!

“Hilarious, jaw-dropping and just plain touching” – SLATE

“The Moth’s scrappier, freakier little sibling” – ROLLING STONE

“poignant and raw and inspirational” – CREATIVELIVE

More at: http://risk-show.com/

Risk! Live Videos: YouTube.com/RISKshow