Selected Live AppearancesShrake on YouTube





August 8, 2014
Black Cat
Washington, DC

“Black Eye”

July 27, 2014
The Capital City Showcase
Capital Fringe Festival
Washington, DC

“Stay With Me” (Song)

May 30, 2014
Story League Sings 3: Bad Boys
Black Cat
Washington, DC


April 13, 2014
UsedWigs Radio Podcast 100 Taping
Philadelphia, PA


March 22, 2014
March Madness of Comedy Finals
Fort Fringe
Washington, DC

“Story League: Missed Connections” (Host)

February 13, 2014
Smithsonian at 8: Signed, Sealed Delivered
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Washington, DC

“Handcuffed” (Host)

January 24, 2014
First Person Arts StorySlam: Busted
Philadelphia, Pa.

“Born Under a Bad Sign” (Rant + Song)

January 16, 2014
Encyclopedia Show: Zodiacalypse
The Dunes
Washington, DC

“My First Stand-up Gig”

November 13, 2013
Story League Stands Up 2
Busboys and Poets
Washington, DC

“Reparative Therapy” (Winner/Liar)

November 4, 2013
Perfect Liars Club
Science Club
Washington, DC

“Gypsy Cab with Ghost” (Host)

October 22, 2013
First Person Arts StorySlam: Spooked
Philadelphia, Pa.


October 10, 2013
Comedy Secrets
The Dunes
Washington, DC

Stand-up Comedy Set

September 7, 2013
Glo’s Glitter Showcase
Washington, DC

“Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” (Song)

August 9, 2013
Story League Sings 2: Bad Girls
Black Cat
Washington, DC


June 13, 2013
Mortified NYC
New York, NY

“German Mystery”

June 1, 2013
The Moth Mainstage: Changing Gears
Yards Park
Washington, DC


May 16, 2013
Thirst DC
Black Whiskey
Washington, DC

“Mr. Runningwater”

April 18, 2013
The Moth StorySLAM: Mystery
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
New York, NY

“German Interpreter”

March 13, 2013
American Advertising Awards (ADDYs)
DC Ad Club
Almas Temple
Washington, DC

“I Hit a Kid in the Face with a Hammer”

March 8, 2013
Story League ALL-STARS: 2-Yr Anniversary Special
Black Cat
Washington, DC

“Bike Accident” (Host)

February 26, 2013
First Person Arts StorySlam: Danger
Philadelphia, Pa.

“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (Story + Song)

January 18, 2013
Story League Sings
Black Cat
Washington, DC


January 15, 2013
The Encyclopedia Show DC:
9th and Beats
Washington, DC

“Mr. Runningwater”

October 18, 2012
The Anecdote
Room and Board
Washington, D.C.

“Papa, Can You Hear Me?”

September 9, 2012
Huffington Post DC’s Top 5
The Millennium Stage at
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

“Michigan Accent”

September 5, 2012
One to Grow On
New York, NY

“Not Kosher”

August 31, 2012
Story League Presents: The Ultimate Story Showcase
The Black Cat (Mainstage)
Washington, D.C.

“Papa, Can You Hear Me?”

August 10, 2012
Soundtrack Series: Big Fan
The Gallery at LPR
New York, NY

“Papa, Can You Hear Me?”

August 9, 2012
Oh, Hey Guys! (Co-Host)
New York, NY

“Papa, Can You Hear Me?”

June 14, 2012
And I Am Not Lying LIVE
The Black Cat (Backstage)
Washington, D.C.


June 5, 2012
Story League Presents: Broken Toys
Arts Club of Washington
Washington, D.C.


May 19, 2012
First Person Arts GrandSlam
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA


May 16, 2012
Drawn Out Storytelling
The Tank
New York, NY

“Michigan Accent”

May 4, 2012
Improv & Storytelling Showcase
The DC Improv Comedy Club
Washington, D.C.

Michigan Accent

April 20, 2012
First Person Arts
Detroit vs. Philly StorySlam (Winner: Best Invidual Story)
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa.

“What I Gave Up for Lent”

March 23, 2012
Toiling in Obscurity
The Dive Bar
Philadelaphia, Pa.

“What I Gave Up for Lent”

March 10, 2012
The Capital City Showcase
DC Arts Center
Washington, D.C.

“Collecting Barbra Streisand”

February 25, 2012
The Stoop Storytelling Series at
American Craft Council Convention
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Md.

“Reincarnation Party”

February 15, 2012
Story League Contest: The Movies
Busboys and Poets
Washington, D.C.

“When’s Etta Coming Down?”

February 2, 2012
The Charlie Visconage Show
DC Arts Center
Washington, D.C.

“The Irish Bathhouse”

January 24, 2012
Bare! Stories of Sex, Romance and Desire
The Black Cat
Washington, D.C.



The Washington Post
September 12, 2014
Who Is the East Coast's Funniest Storyteller?

Pyragraph Magazine
June 12, 2014
The Rise of the Personal Narrative Show
March 14, 2014
Storytellers Catch a Case of the Funnies
August 8, 2013
Story League Sings... And You Can Too

September 18, 2012
SM Shrake Tells His Story

Washington City Paper
August 30, 2012
The Ultimate Story Showcase at Black Cat

The Huffington Post
June 12, 2012
My D.C. with SM Shrake

Washington Examiner
June 6, 2012
Experience Modern Storytelling at a Story League Event

The Washington Post
December 21, 2011
Storytelling Sweeps the District

Washington Times
October 9, 2011
Storytelling Takes Center Stage

August 5, 2011
What's New, DC? Story League

DC Magazine
July/August, 2011
That's Another Story

We Love D.C.
February 25, 2011
Storytelling in D.C.: Story League

Philadelphia Magazine’s G-Philly
December 27, 2010
Interview with SM Shrake

The Rumpus
October 1, 2010
Mini-Interview with SM Shrake

People's District
May 29, 2010
On Being the Ultimate Washington Insider


This Is a Game Show
Podcast Recorded at Artisphere, Arlington, Va.

You, Me, Them, Everybody
Recorded at The Wonderland Ballroom, Washington, D.C.

UsedWigs Radio LIVE
Recorded at L'etage in Philadelphia

This American Life:

Episode 231, Sink or Swim. Interviewed for the prologue.

Episode 330, My Reputation. Interviewed in “The Hole Truth.”