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 MTV sketch comedy troupe The State. It has been hailed "always entertaining" (The New York Times), “consistently unforgettable” (The AV Club) and one of the Best Podcasts To See (Entertainment Weekly). For fans of The Moth or This American Life, RISK! takes a walk on the wilder side with its true, uncensored personal tales which can range from hilarious to provocative to highly emotional. The RISK! live show is recorded for the RISK! podcast which gets millions of listens every month by fans around the world.
RISK! was created by Kevin Allison, member of legendary comedy troupe The State, in NYC in 2009. Storytellers have included Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Trevor Noah and more, as well as everyday folks. Kevin hosts monthly RISK! shows in NYC and he also takes the show around the world to showcase local talent. There is also a monthly RISK! show in L.A. hosted by Beowulf Jones. Kevin takes great pride in providing a safe space for people to share their personal stories. He was awarded the Excellence in Podcasting Award at NYC Podfest for being "a groundbreaking storytelling podcast and giving a voice to everyday people.” Fans also tell Kevin that their lives are changed by the stories they hear on RISK!. Kevin also is founder and teacher at The Story Studio NYC.
The RISK! book featuring the 50 best stories from the long-running live show & podcast, including personal stories from Michael Ian Black, Marc Maron, Aisha Tyler, Dan Savage, Lili Taylor and more will be released July 17, 2018. Pre-orders available at http://risk-show.com/book/
“jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching” – Slate
“The Moth‘s scrappier, freakier little sibling…storytellers dishing tales they never planned to tell in public — means that the recordings are both honest and revealing.” – Rolling Stone “20 Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now”
“Simple yet highly addictive… It’s heartwarming voyeurism at its finest.”