Chapel Hill StoryFest 2018

StoryFest: The Storytelling Festival

Nov 2nd – 4th

The PIT: Chapel HIll

For three years straight,StoryFest:A Festival of Storytelling has been bringing the finest in NYC storytelling. Now the festival is coming to Chapel HIll at the People’s Improv Theater’s new location

StoryFest is a two-day festival that celebrates the best of the Triangle and New York City comedy storytelling scene; featuring some of the top storytelling shows the area has to offer coming to the PIT Chapel Hill.

Produced by Harmon Leon (This American Life, Vice) in tandem with The PIT, StoryFest spotlights the wide variety themed shows that dot both the North Carolina and New York landscape – and trumpets why our city is the number one in the world when it comes to our storytelling scene.

FRIDAY 11/2

7PM TALE: THE BEST OF NY STORYFEST

TALE is coming to Chapel HIll to bring the very best storytellers who were in this year’s StoryFest in NYC.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/tale-the-best-of-nyc-storyfest/

8:30PM THE GREATEST STORY EVER IMPROVISED

The PIT’s Improv Faculty and Cast create a story from scratch based on audience suggestions.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-the-greatest-story-ever-improvised/

9:30PM SAM MAZANY & KEVIN GILLIGAN

Comedians Sam Mazany and Kevin Gilligan telling some hilarious stories too long for stand-up.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/kevin-gilligan-and-sam-mazany/

11:00PM FROM FAT TO LESS FAT

Fitness guru Ali Farahnakian guides you on your journey to be slightly more healthy.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-ali-farahnakian/

SATURDAY 11/3

2PM: STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS

Some of the Triangle’s best songwriters tell the stories that inspired their work.

4PM: L.E. ZARLING’S WISCONSIN LAUGH TRIP

An improvised trip around this big ol’ country called America.   The show features monologues from characters L.E. has met or imagined or invented on her travels, who are then filtered through her Wisconsin sense of hard work, sarcasm and gemütlichkeit.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-l-e-zarlings-wisconsin-laugh-trip/

5PM: HUNTER GARDNER, JOCELYN MARKS AND KELSEY KELVERINE

Personal stories with themes including exotic travels, mental illness and how to make friends.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-joey-novick-with-kelsey-keverline-jocelyn-marks/

7PM: ADAM SELBST & SARAH BETH NELSON

Moth Slam winner Adam Selbst as he recounts a lifetime of grievous mistakes, lapses in judgement and embarrassing gaffes.

Sarah Beth shares the stories of her life with “unabashed honesty.”

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-adam-selbst-and-sarah-beth-nelson/

8:15PM: BRIAN MALOW: JUST ADD GRAVITY

Science comedian Brian Malow will make you laugh and think as he wheels his comic vision from the Big Bang to dinosaurs.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-brian-malow/

9:15PM HARMON LEON INFILTRATES TRUMP AMERICA

Fresh from sold out runs in Edinburgh and New Zealand, NYC comedian/Vice contributor Harmon Leon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups in Trump America.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-harmon-leon-infiltrates-trump-america/

10PM: BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

Improviser and storyteller Jenn Bianchi presents a line up of all-female storytellers.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-big-girls-dont-cry/

11:30PM: TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE

A group of NC’s finest storytellers tell some of their darker moments.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-tales-from-the-dark-side/

SUNDAY 11/4

2:00PM: STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS

Some of the Triangle’s best songwriters tell the stories that inspired their work.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-stories-behind-the-songs/

6:30PM: TALES OF DADS

Everyone’s got a dad story.  Some of NC’s funniest join together to tell some ol’ man tales.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-tales-of-dads/

9:30PM: HUNTER GARDNER: HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS, FIND LOVE AND NOT BE LONELY (OR AT LEAST TRY YOUR BEST)

Hunter Gardner is a writer and performer currently residing in Raleigh, NC. His previous work includes a one-man show Drinking With Jesus which toured venues and festivals along the east coast as well as the web series Shepic Fail with reality star Shep Rose.

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/event/storyfest-hunter-gardner/

Tickets are no longer available.