Comedian Andrew Orvedahl cant recall exactly when he lived in Los Angeles (it was somewhere between one and three years ago, hes pretty sure), but he can recall a lot of other things facts that contributed to The Narrators, a series hes been doing for the last year or so.
During the indeterminate time he lived on the coast, he would sometimes tell personal stories that people would say he should work into his standup comedy routine. But theyd never work for standup, because its too long or it doesnt have enough funny parts, he explains. So I had this idea to just do a storytelling night, where the emphasis wouldnt be on comedy. I mean, theres a lot of funny stuff people say, but not every story has to be funny.
For The Narrators, Orvedahl gathers a group of writers, comedians, musicians, generally creative people or anyone who is enthusiastic about doing it to tell stories about their lives. The evening is loosely tied to a theme, to give it cohesion, Orvedahl says.
It happens tonight, and on the first Wednesday of every month, at Paris Wine Bar, 1553 Platte Street, at 8 p.m., and its free. All you have to do is show up.
First Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m., 2010