Just a nice old Michigan boy, hardened by Philly and polished by DC, now living a simple, sophisticated life in the nation's capital, New York City.
The years 2014 and 2015 saw big shows in DC culminating in the Smithsonian, DC Improv, and Kennedy Center. Shrake took most of 2016 off to rest and regroup. Now, in 2017, we build a new nightlife venture starting in New York and spreading south to Philly and DC, then west to Detroit and maybe even San Francisco. For his first year in New York City, Shrake has had no "social life." The year 2017 is for building one, together. Are you in?
Shrake puts on shows for you.
Shrake has been an active player in the modern storytelling movement since appearing on This American Life and winning The Moth, after which he began performing around the country, drifting steadily toward comedy. He has produced shows at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, DC Improv Comedy Club, Black Cat DC, First Person Arts Festival, Artisphere, Arts Club of Washington, and many more storied venues. He has performed in 7 major U.S. cities on stages such as littlefield, Union Hall, and UCB East in New York City; Oberon and the Comedy Studio in Boston; the Kimmel Center, the Annenberg Center, the Free Library and the Museum of Art in Philadelphia; the Gem Theater in his hometown of Detroit; and all over DC.
READ SHRAKE'S IDEAS ON SHOW BUSINESS & MORE
Shrake posts every Wednesday and Sunday to his 'blog, SHRAKINGS.
You can listen with your eyes to his thoughts, plans, and stories about where he wants to take you.
The places he's been. What he was like.
The "world" he wants to build.
NATION'S CAPITAL OF FUNNY STORIES
Since Shrake created it in 2010 in Washington, DC, STORY LEAGUE has been the "Nation's Capital of Funny Stories." Featured in the Washington Post, Express, Washington City Paper, Washington Examiner, Brightest Young Things, Washingtonian, DCist, Poets & Writers, Guardian Online, and many more.
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