Sept. 7

Saved 

by the Bell

Oct. 5

No Place

Like Home

Nov. 2

Still

Standing

Dec. 7

Unfinished

Business

WEST SIDE STORIES
THEMES & TICKETS

Oct. 15

 

TICKETS

You should purchase tickets in advance to secure your seat,
so click on the box above to get yours.
Show time is always 7:30pm and because we normally sell out in advance there is a "stand-by line" for any last minute tickets --they are $16. 

what is west side stories petaluma

​West Side Stories Petaluma believes that everyone has a story.   Our goal?  To give those stories a forum.   After producing successful shows where stand-up comedians told their stories, former comic turned storyteller, Dave Pokorny sought to accommodate all those people who asked, “When can I tell my story?” And to encourage those people who doubted they had a story worth telling. ​

 

RULES

Stories are told, not read. We love how the storyteller connects with the audience when there is no PAGE between them! Please know your story “by heart” but not by rote memorization. No notes, paper or cheat sheets allowed on stage.

No standup routines pleaseWest Side Stories loves funny people but requires that all funny people tell funny stories.

No rantsTake up this anger issue with your therapist, or skip therapy and shape your anger into a story with some sort of resolution. (Stories = therapy!)

 

No essays. Your eloquent musings are beautiful and look pretty on the page but unless you can make them gripping and set up stakes, they won’t work on stage.

No fake accentsIf your story doesn't work in your own voice, or that of your people of origin, please consider another story. In our experience, imitating accents from another culture or race rarely works and often offends. 

 

Please use our stage to practice civility and respect.

Please don't include racism, homophobia, misogyny or any form of hate speech.

 
 

2022 MONTHLY WINNERS

Ben Bourdon -2021 GrandSlam Winner
Ben Bourdon -2021 GrandSlam Winner
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January 2022 Cancelled Due To Covid
January 2022 Cancelled Due To Covid
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February 2022 Winner: Selena Polston
February 2022 Winner: Selena Polston
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March 2022; Alia Beeton
March 2022; Alia Beeton
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April Winner 2022-Matt Fabiano
April Winner 2022-Matt Fabiano
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May Winner 2022-Craig Logan
May Winner 2022-Craig Logan
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June Winner 2022 -Janet Friedman
June Winner 2022 -Janet Friedman
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July 2022 Winner - JP Frary
July 2022 Winner - JP Frary
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August 2022 Winner - Carlos Garibias
August 2022 Winner - Carlos Garibias
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September Winner 2022-Shannon Dejong
September Winner 2022-Shannon Dejong
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October Winner 2022-Bill Reading
October Winner 2022-Bill Reading
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November Winner 2022-John Ton
November Winner 2022-John Ton
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when and where

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West Side Stories Petaluma  happens on the 1st Wednesday

of every month at the Hotel Petaluma located @ 205 Kentucky St, Petaluma, CA 

with The Shuckery selling at their bar. 

The doors open at 7pm, but if you want a good seat you better get there early.

OUR 2021 GRANDSLAM WINNER: BEN BOURDON

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2021 GRANDSLAM FUN