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SPOKES Denver: a pop-up live comedy and storytelling event

  • Invisible City 1545 Julian St Denver, CO 80204 (map)

Denver, CO: Can you spin out a true five-minute story - on the fly - prompted by one sentence or word? Throw out the formulas, the practice, and the prep. We say, “bag of peanuts" and you tell us about that time you accidentally became a pirate. Or a zombie.

Now, you can tell it all LIVE on a stage at our very first SPOKES Denver, a pop-up live comedy and storytelling event where the audience tells the stories, decides the prompts, and chooses the best storytellers (who win $$ and prizes).

Here's how it works: DOORS OPEN AT 6:30pm on Thursday, September 20th at Invisible City, and tickets are $10.

Buy 'em early here:

When you buy your ticket, you write down a word or prompt for the storytellers. You can also throw your name in the hat to have the chance to tell a story on one of the mysterious prompts that the audience suggests. At 7:00 pm, we will pull the prompts and stick them on the SPOKES Story Wheel (a retrofitted spinning bike-wheel that displays 10 prompts at a time). Then, six storytellers from the audience will come and have two chances to spin the wheel and tell a five minute story on one of the prompts. The best stories (voted on by audience applause) will win $100 plus ONE MONTH of membership at House of Pod. All stories will have the chance to make it onto our new storytelling podcast, SPOKES!

Join us on Thursday, September 20th at our choice venue - the intriguing Invisible City - to experience the fun, live and firsthand. There will be themed drinks, a comedy intermission, door giveaways, local Honduran-inspired cuisine by Xatrucho, and more surprises that you don't want to miss. Space is limited, so buy your ticket today.

Spokes Denver is brought to you by House of Pod and hosted by Vanessa Valerio.

About House of Pod: House of Pod develops world-class audio storytellers through providing affordable audio recording space, production services, and education programming, right in the heart of Denver, CO. Since opening our doors in March, 2018, we've maintained 15-20 monthly members to our space, offered 20+ classes and events, produced two podcast series in-house, and hosted 15+ podcasts to be recorded and produced out of our studios.

About Vanessa Valerio: Vanessa Valerio is a Moth StorySlam winner that has performed stories all over the east coast. In her solo show "Where in The World is Vanessa Valerio," she tells stories about growing up in Dominican Republic and living in Europe. The show was named one of the best comedy shows in New York City in 2017 by Time Out Magazine. She is the creator of Singleling Podcast and producer of Party of Two, a monthly comedy show in New York.