The Comedy Bureau Field Report Ep. 62: Kevin Allison & Pandemic Storytelling

Kevin Allison, founder of the nationally beloved storytelling institution RISK! and member of legendary sketch group The State, joins TCB’s Jake Kroeger to give a bit of a state-of-the-nation breakdown of what the storytelling scene/art form has gone through during the pandemic. As you might imagine, folks have gone through so much and are still, largely, processing what has happened/is happening still.

RISK! thankfully evolved into a recurring virtual show and survived through 2020 and 2021 and is now set to return to in-person events (where the intimacy and vulnerability of storytelling is best featured). Also “hot” takes on Comedy Dynamics x Tribeca Film Festival’s slate of comedy specials and John Oliver’s latest ‘gonzo comedy’ pranks.

Follow Kevin @thekevinallison on Twitter and RISK @riskshow on Twitter and IG. Tickets for upcoming RISK! shows including 6/17 @ Caveat in NYC can be purchased at Listen to RISK! wherever you get your podcasts.

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Produced by Jake Kroeger
Music by Brian Granillo
Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT