“I’m sort of a student of comedy.” -Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Scranton
I have taken humor writing classes in college as well as sketch writing classes at local improv theaters. I quite enjoy using the comedian’s “third eye” to analyze everyday situations and envision them as situation comedies, monologues and humor articles. To view some of my selected work, visit my humor writing page. The stories include a nightmare of a roommate, a cup of coffee that turned on me as well as dumping the Golden Rule. Enjoy!
The West Chester Story Slam is a monthly event where anyone can get on stage and tell a five minute story based on the theme of the night. Inspired by urban story slams such as the Windy City Story Slam and Philadelphia’s First Person Arts Story Slam, along with The Moth and NPR’s This American Life, a few friends first met in Jim Breslin‘s living room to tell stories in November, 2009.
In addition to the live event, the West Chester Story Slam YouTube channel features videos of selected stories. A monthly podcast is also produced featuring selected stories from the live event and is available through iTunes. At the end of the season, the winning storytellers compete in the Grand Slam for the title of “Best Storyteller in West Chester. Over 280 people attended the 2015 Grand Slam, which was held at the Chester County Historical Society.
I have done camera work as well as storytelling in past events. Here’s a sample video of my performance from September 2012. For more, visit my West Chester Story Slam video page.