Grown Folks Stories

Grown Folks Stories™ - Chicago, IL

It's back!

Local storyteller Cara Brigandi hosts no-notes tales by amateur and professional storytellers. Drop your name in the hat for a five-minute turn at the mic. Most stories are light and entertaining to downright hilarious, while others can be very sobering and heart-felt. Come on out with us to hear some great unscripted tales from the lives of everyday people or maybe get up to tell a story of your own. It's always a good time!


The show is free, but they ask for a $5 donation. They have a start time of 7:30, but that's usually when they start accepting names for those telling stories. It is a BYOB event, too. So bring whatever spirits or drinks you like. And if you get there after 7:40, you might want to bring your own chair. After that time, standing room only remains. Look for me! I'll be standing near the front seating toward the back of the room.They usually start the show at 8:00 pm. Usually, after the show, a good number of us hang out in the area for a drink and maybe a bite to eat. We may just skip across the street to Swig, where it will be less crowded. Bar Bar Black Sheep was the last spot we hit. I hope to see you there!

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  • Tamara G

    I really enjoyed the stories. It was my first time, but it won't be my last. I think my favorite was the caucasian guy telling the story of him and his friends smoking weed in the woods! I would like to meet his Indian friend one day. LMBO! I woke up lauging about that one! Whew!

    2 · July 19, 2013

  • Jason W.

    Good time as always!

    2 · July 19, 2013

  • Margie R.

    It was great that was my first time and I really like the concept of different people sharing stories especially funny ones!

    2 · July 18, 2013

  • NIA

    I really enjoyed the stories.

    July 18, 2013

  • Debra S.

    Stuck on a project, mayb next time

    July 18, 2013

  • Paige


    July 18, 2013

  • Heavenly C.


    July 17, 2013

  • Maya

    Bummer..Have to work!!!!

    July 17, 2013

  • Carolyn O

    Will not be able to make it.

    July 13, 2013

  • Henri B.

    There has been a change of venue folks! Check out the new location on the south side.

    July 13, 2013

  • Nina

    looks like it's at Arts Incubator this month:

    July 12, 2013

  • Ms T.

    Hi everyone... I look forward to meeting everyone.

    July 5, 2013

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