Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on May 13, 2011

Story Pirates

"The Story Pirates, a national arts and literacy organization, will take the stage alongside special celebrity guests, including Jon Stewart (The Daily Show), Lou Reed, Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live, Wicked), John Oliver (Community, The Daily Show), Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me), Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon), and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords, Toy Story 3), to bring to life stories written by kids in the audience.

The Story Pirates sketch comedy musical shows are comprised of stories written by elementary schoolers and performed by professional actors and comedians. Enjoyed by all ages, the company is dedicated to showing kids that their words and ideas matter.

All funds raised at the After School Special will benefit the Story Pirates' arts and creative writing programs for low-income students. Story Pirates serves primarily low-income, culturally diverse elementary school students in over 100 schools in New York and around the country."

The Story Pirates benefit show takes place Friday, May 20th at Symphony Space and tickets are on sale.

Meanwhile catch Mike Birbiglia at his ongoing show My Girlfriend's Boyrfiend.

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Comments (9)

wow, two Jon Stewarts in one show!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 11:12 AM

the second jon stewart is the stage name for fishsticks crybaby.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 11:15 AM

Looks like it's for young kids (not an insult, just the first impression I got as soon as I saw this).

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 11:55 AM

Wait, Lou Reed laughs?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 12:03 PM

What show is Lou Reed from?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 12:10 PM

make sure you got the right show, I thought was story pirates, turned out to be butt pirates.

Posted by katy tittyball | May 13, 2011 1:52 PM

^ Christopher Street, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 2:39 PM

Hey! I work with The Story Pirates - and although our work is primarily in schools with kids (we run much needed in school literacy & arts programs), this show is for adults, is going to be hilarious, and features Lou. Reed. We are all really excited to have him. And everyone else too. The money goes to an awesome cause! You can go onto www.storypirates.org if you want to know more about what we do. Peace!

Posted by Louie | May 13, 2011 10:03 PM

loving it.

Posted by Jamie | March 11, 2014 2:28 PM

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