RISK! Live in Portland

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03/29/2015 - 20:00
Venue Name: 
Mississippi Studios

RISK! Live is returning to Portland at Mississippi Studios! Our theme for the night is "Crisis".
We are thrilled to present stories from:

Kevin Allison
Chris Gray
Danny Felts
Ana Diodati

Hosted by Kevin Allison


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RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”


Thank You!

I discovered this show about a week ago and I feel like shit for having missed out on it for so long! These stories are absolutely fascinating and the music is just fucking fantastic! I feel like I want to just pause my world, my kids, my husband and all my worries and just take it all in. The Transcendence story has stuck with me quite a bit. I started listening to podcasts a few months ago at the request of my brother who is a psychiatrist. He told me they might help distract my mind from my constant anxiety and panic attacks. I was so bad that I was afraid to take care of my 3 kids, I was afraid to leave the house, of my husband leaving for work, I had convinced myself that I was dying of cancer and that my kids were going to die of some sort of terrible illness and why the FUCK did I bring kids into this world? What's the fucking point? To just worry about them all day every day? I suddenly knew why people committed suicide to escape their own thoughts. Because that's the one place you can't escape. I couldn't sleep or eat but I KNEW it was all in my head even though I also KNEW I was dying. Luckily my brother deals with people much worse than me every day and that I really had nothing to worry about. I saw a Doctor, I now take a tiny crazy pill once a day and listen to podcasts when I feel any sort of attack coming on. It really helps. I've realized while listening to this particular one that everyone has SOMETHING. Some story to tell that they need to just fucking let out loud into the world. This is my story. Thank you.