KEVIN ALLISON / RISK!
The award-winning storytelling show and podcast RISK! is coming this summer in book form with a book tour and live shows across the U.S. to follow. RISK!: True Stories People Never Thought They’d Dare To Share features the most celebrated stories from the hit podcast and live show plus some all-new true tales about explosive secrets and off-the-wall adventures we experience in life but rarely talk about. It’s a diverse collection of uncensored, confessional and at times outrageously funny personal stories from RISK! creator Kevin Allison and featuring Michael Ian Black, Marc Maron, Aisha Tyler, Dan Savage, Lili Taylor — and many more. Of the book, John Hodgman says, “These stories will move you to get outside and share your wildest truths.” RISK!: True Stories People Never Thought They’d Dare To Share will be released July 17 (Hachette).
Pre-orders available HERE.
Kevin Allison will be on a book tour and taking RISK! live to cities across the U.S. this summer. The book tour will also feature producer JC Cassis and special guests doing readings and signings at select bookstores. All book events are free and open to the public.
Kevin will be hosting RISK! live shows across North America giving local storytellers the opportunity to tell their true, personal tales “they never thought they’d dare to share.” RISK! has been hailed as “always entertaining” – The New York Times; “consistently unforgettable” – The AV Club; and one of the Best Podcasts To See – Entertainment Weekly. The shows will be recorded for the popular RISK! podcast which gets a million downloads every month.
“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.”
RISK! was created in 2009 by comedian, actor and master storyteller Kevin Allison, member of MTV sketch comedy troupe The State whose show remains a cult classic. The RISK! live show packs houses in NYC and LA every month and also travels the world to showcase local storytellers. Kevin was awarded the Excellence in Podcasting Award at NYC Podfest for being “a groundbreaking storytelling podcast and giving a voice to everyday people”. He is also the founder of The Story Studio in NYC.
“RISK! gives a platform to stories rarely heard, to people rarely represented and their most insane experiences. This book pushes us to live lives that inspire stories like these, to take risks you wanna live through to tell the stories about.” – Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad City
“expect to feel a range of emotions that will leave you cracking up one moment and in shock the next.” – Entertainment Weekly, Best Live Podcasts To See
“Amid a cluttered field of digital reminiscences, Kevin Allison’s RISK! stands out as one of the most compelling of the genre...If The Moth is a welcoming cup of hot tea, RISK! is ayahuasca.” – City Arts
Listen to the RISK! podcast and find more info on RISK! here: risk-show.com
On socials: @RISKshow @thekevinallison