Posts Tagged by the moth
|October 6, 2016||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Storytelling! It’s something I’ve been doing a whole lot more of the past few years. While I’ll always think of myself of a standup comic before all else it’s been really rewarding to work within a performance style that allows me to talk candidly about things I’ve experienced without constantly working to generate laughter at every turn (though, if I’m being real, pretty much all of my stories have a comedic delivery).
Anyway, after lots of work with local organizations like MassMouth and the Boston chapter of The MOTH I’m finally hitting the road for storytelling. This October I’m heading down to Jonesborough, Tennessee for the National Storytelling Festival to take part in their Story Slam!
The festival runs Friday 10/7 – Sunday 10/9 and the slam is on Saturday the 8th. I’ll be competing with a tale on the theme of “Lost & Found” and I couldn’t be happier to be spending 3 days immersed in amazing narratives, likeminded creators, and a whole mess of Tennessee style pulled pork BBQ.
|May 7, 2016||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
If you’re going to get stuck with a chronic illness you could really do a lot worse than Crohn’s Disease. That said, it can sometimes be a total bastard. And on some days it will try to kill you. Here’s a story I told at the last area GrandSLAM from The Moth about one of those days (spoiler alert: things worked out!). I can laugh about it now and I hope you enjoy!
|December 20, 2015||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Here’s a fun Christmas story for the whole family. It’s about my mom, a doll, a movie, and one of the most terrifying moments of my childhood. good times all around! This was the winning story at the Moth StorySLAM held at Oberon in Cambridge, MA on 10/27/14. Enjoy!
|September 16, 2015||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Had an incredible time at The Moth’s GrandSLAM event last month. Such a privilege to share the stage with so many talented tellers. I didn’t happen to take home the victory that night (2nd place if my math is correct) but I couldn’t imagine having had a better time. Such an awesome storytelling scene here in Boston. Check it out if you haven’t!
|November 3, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
I’m a little late in updating about it here, but the weekend before Halloween I set a goal for myself: Win 2 story slams in 2 nights. I’m very happy to say that I was able to do it, so yeah, not a bad 48 hours. I owe many thanks to Massmouth for putting on the excellent “Near Death” slam at Sanctuary on Sunday and also to The Moth for packing the house at OBERON last night as we heard tales of “Lost & Found”. Amazing tellers and audiences for both shows, I couldn’t have asked for more. Seriously folks, if you’ve never made it out to a story slam before, treat yo self. We have a pretty damn good scene.