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Bawdy Storytelling

The Original Sex and Storytelling Series

 

Live Shows

SEATTLE

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‘hurts so good’
September 25th, 2019
RE-Bar

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San Francisco

‘folsom street fair bawdy’
September 29th, 2019
VERDI CLUB

This one’s a very Special Event!


CHICAGO

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‘BAWDY LIVE in CHICAGO’
October 18th, 2019
Avondale Music hall

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NEW YORK CITY

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‘BAWDY LIVE in NEW YORK’
October 30th, 2019
Chelsea Music Hall

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LoS ANGELES

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‘BAWDY LIVE in LoS angeles’
October 3rd, 2019
busby’s east

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Storytelling

is about building a connection.

So is sex.

For almost 12 years now, Bawdy has featured true stories of sex, kink, body image, gender and more to build community and bring people together. We do regular live storytelling events in two cities, but that's just one way to enjoy Bawdy. Our podcast and YouTube channel are great ways to get your Bawdy fix, too.

Our live events feature an eclectic mix of authors, poets, comedians and actors – along with real people just like you - sharing their (true) adventures in ten minutes or less. Storytellers submit their material online and are chosen for their panache and sense of (mis)adventure.

Sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour curates submitted stories, then works with experienced and first-time storytellers to create a one-of-a-kind evening for each and every Bawdy. Her coaching superpowers tease out surprisingly powerful stories of sex, kink or gender. Then at showtime, Dixie coaches the audience, too – creating an emotionally supportive, unintimidating, and sex-positive atmosphere that’s unique, engaging and fun. Add connecting games (like the ever-popular Bang-O) and you have a show that’ll be your new favorite social event EVER.

Come see a show and meet new, open-minded people. Before you know it, you'll be wanting to share your stories, too.

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Want to be the first to know when we have a live event in your area? Interested in telling a story? Sign up for a little fun in your inbox. We promise we won't send you stuff too often, and we'll never share your info with others.

Where do you like to see shows?
What kinds of Bawdy get you going?
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Bang-O

Find someone who...

Likes to watch?
Has written an erotic story to seduce someone?
Identifies as bisexual?

Bang-O has been a highlight of live Bawdy Storytelling shows since 2013. Because who doesn't want to meet new people, ask them about their sex lives, and maybe win a huge bag of sex toys? Find friends who can answer YES to the nine questions, and that bag could go home with you!

Got the perfect question for us to use in the future? Now you can suggest your own. Hit the big shiny button!

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Music

Music is an important part of Bawdy Storytelling. Every live show features a musical guest who riffs on the theme of the night. Some of our talented pals have even written original music for us! Here are a few of our very favorite regular guests, and links to their music. You should listen to their stuff and give them all your money. They deserve it.

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Rachel Lark

Rachel is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon, and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe.  She's made waves for her biting political satire, fearless authenticity, and hilarious, raunchy wit.  She's been called the "musical muse for the sex-positive revolution" and "in the league of Sondheim and Tim Minchin."

In December, 2016, Lark recorded a studio album at Tiny Telephone Studios with her band, The Damaged Goods.  In March 2017 she released "They've Done Studies" followed by a multi-media dramatic live production at DNA Lounge called "Studies Have Shown." She toured the production throughout the U.S. in the summer of 2017.

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Jefferson Bergey

When singing on his best behavior, Bergey is a sought-after private event vocalist, M.C., and consultant for the award-winning Lucky Devils Band as well as a solo artist for Ivy Hill Entertainment. He IS the wedding singer. 

When he isn't performing in a family-friendly environment, Bergey takes great delight in participating in shows that could very well be considered family-unfriendly.  Bergey writes and performs his own unique genre of (Immature) Adult Contemporary in various comedy shows, podcasts, story-telling events, and house concerts. It's coffee shop singer-songwriter folk music... if the coffee shop also sold sex toys and sativa gummy bears. Definitely not for the very young or the very old and quite possibly conservative. 

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Shirley Gnome

 You may be thinking it - but Shirley sings it shamelessly with "the voice of an angel dry-humping a cloud." Provocative truths about sex and human nature go down smooth with her sugar-coated vocals and gorgeous guitar stylings. Internationally acclaimed, she has wowed audiences and critics alike with sell out shows across Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. She has recently signed with Canada's largest independent music label (604 Records).

Her latest album, "Taking It Up The Notch", went to #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts in Canada on release day. It's award winning, cleverly-carnal cabaret comedy that is NOT for the faint of heart. 

Where Next, y’all?

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Help us bring Bawdy Live to your city!

“Bawdy Storytelling is the safest, most hilarious way to get to know your sexy side while also getting to feel like the host is your new best friend. I recently attended a Bawdy Live and it was more than I ever hoped it could be. Dixie was kind, hilarious, personable and willing to talk to everybody. I love love LOVE this podcast!” - AJkins’ in a recent review on Apple podcasts

Have you ever wanted to go to an actual Bawdy Storytelling? Well, Dixie’s chomping at the bit to bring Bawdy Storytelling to you, but before she can, she needs to test the waters.

Dixie wants your help to determine where Bawdy is gonna go next...

So we're giving your City a little Tickle.

Here's how it works:

  • Click on the ticket link for your city below.

  • Each ticket you purchase is a VOTE for your city, and for a possible Bawdy Live there.

  • When we sell 50 tickets in your city, that city will be activated for an upcoming Bawdy Live.

  • When your city is activated, it will be marked here as Confirmed. Your city can only be confirmed if we sell the minimum amount of tickets there, so help us spread the word to meet this ticket goal. Promote! Post on social media, including the Test Tickle link for your city. Tell your friends and fellow freaks that they can make Bawdy Live in your city a reality, just by purchasing their ticket. You and your friends control where Bawdy goes next!

  • Once your city’s ticket minimum has been reached and marked Confirmed, the Bawdy Live date and venue will be delivered to that city’s ticket purchasers, and announced to the public.

  • The Test Tickle deadline is September 23, 2019 (the first day of Fall).

  • If your city does not meet the number of ticket sales needed to activate the event by September 23rd, your full ticket price will be refunded to you.

So what are you waiting for?!!?!? Get your favorite perverts together to represent your city, purchase your tickets and tell us where Bawdy Live should go next.

Wanna be the first to know where we’re headed next? Sign up HERE!