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Story League: Sticky
Busboys and Poets
Washington, DC
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Story League: Sticky
$150 Cash Prize for Funniest Story

LOCATION: Busboys and Poets 14/V (2021 14th St NW)

NOTE SPECIAL THURSDAY DATE (we're usually 3rd Weds of the month)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting with this contest, pre-selected ( storytellers and Members ( get in for $10. Everyone else gets in for $12.

Seven storytellers will have 7 minutes to tell a true, personal funny story on the theme "sticky" (whatever that means to you). No notes or props are allowed. The Judges' favorite will be announced at the end of the night and will receive a $150 Cash Prize. The audience will also select its favorite. Both winners go on to compete in Story League ALL-STARS (tournament) where the prize jumps to $300! And the winners will also be featured on our podcast, "Story League WINNERS" (

Submit your 100-word story synopsis here for a chance to compete: Deadline is Thursday, March 20 at 3 o'clock. Our 3 expert judges will consider all story idea submissions and decide which stories they most wish to hear. You will be notified by Monday, March 24, whether you are guaranteed to go on.

Also: 2 storytellers will be selected randomly at the contest.

Pre-selected storytellers will be strongly encouraged to do a phone coaching session for their story.

IMPORTANT: Seating cannot be guaranteed for any ticket holder after 9:00. Line forms approx. 8:30 and doors open at 8:45. See photo/video/audio release on ticket page.


Busboys and Poets (View)
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States

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Arts > Performance

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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