The Hard Way - LIVE! - Episode 111

Snap Judgment takes “Storytelling with a Beat” to the stage for our first ever LIVE show!  No notes, no do-overs, no safety net--the nation’s best storytellers join host Glynn Washington and rock San Francisco’s Brava Theatre.  

Hear the electrifying performances from your own front row seat (wherever you are) . . .

Snap Judgment: LIVE!

Great-Great-Granddaddy's Land

Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington recalls a very, very, very secret bit of family lore.


In an amazing performance, Marc Bamuthi Joseph uses his many gifts to transport an entire live audience from San Francisco to the heart of Africa.  National Poetry Slam champion, Broadway veteran, GOLDIE award winner, Marc is also an inaugural recipient of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship which annually recognizes 50 of the country's "greatest living artists." In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of the Top Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences.

Porn with Nana

Joshua Walters, beatboxer, storyteller and poet, cranks a tale of family tension past the breaking point when Nana’s Netflix delivery goes horribly wrong.


Check out the video from Joshua at Snap Judgment LIVE!


Joshua Walters is a true “Renaissance Man,” excelling in all manner of performance art.  Joshua chronicled his battle with bipolar disease in the acclaimed one-man show, "Madhouse Rhythm," and advocates nationally for mental health patients, using humor to reframe his experience.  
Last year, Joshua released his first music album, "Grow the Good," to widespread critical and audience acclaim.  Joshua’s work has appeared on ABC, HBO, and MTV.  He is a regular contributor to Snap Judgment.


Discover more about the world of Joshua Walters at and check out an absolutely adorable picture of Joshua and his beloved Nana right here.

Mad Love and A Tired Mother's Testimony

Joyce Lee, two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, exposes both her sacred and profane sides to a roaring Snap Judgment crowd.  After bursting onto the poetry slam scene in 2008, Joyce proved a versatile storyteller, singer, poet, and actor--routinely mixing all her passions into the same performance.

In addition to storytelling, Joyce regularly features with Valarie Troutt and the Fear of a Fat Planet, a jazz ensemble.  In the past few months, Joyce has astonished audiences in world-famous locations including San Francisco’s Yoshi's, da Poetry Lounge in LA, and New York's NuYorican Poets Cafe.

Graduation Day

When it comes down to his place in life Jamie deWolf says  "My life ain't nothin but prologue." His future passes before his eyes as the spotlight turns to his daughter Nadia.


Check the video from Jamie at Snap Judgment LIVE!



Performer, teacher and filmmaker Jamie DeWolf reigned as both the Oakland and Berkeley Grand Poetry Slam Champion.  Jamie created the amazing Tourettes Without Regrets (a variety / vaudeville / comedy / slam show), founded the Suicide Kings performance trio, performed as an HBO Def Poet, and recently completed directing, acting and starring in the feature length film “Smoked.”   Jamie has performed everywhere from Moscow, Russia to San Quentin Penitentiary.

The Curse

Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington recalls battling his family curse as a young boy. 

Get the pocast, and hear why Ira Glass called Snap Judgment, "Amazing.  Like a cousin of This American Life that grew up in a wildly different neighborhood . . . "


Stream the full episode of Snap Judgment Live right here!

I heart "Mad Love" by Joyce Lee. After this episode I youtubed almost everyone to hear more. Thanks for great episodes every week!