Snap LIVE! in LA - Snap #427

The all-new "Snap LIVE! in LA." sponsored by KPCC.   From the Nokia Theater at LA Live!  It's an amazing evening of phenomenal storytelling.. from NPR and PRX.


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Original Music by Alex Mandel
Music Performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Judgment Players (Tim Frick and David Brandt)

Performed live at Nokia Theatre at LA Live!
Sponsored by KPCC

Special Thanks to Bill Davis and Jon Cohn

My Favorite Pants


In middle school everyone knows Mike's secret.  But no one has ever seen "it."  Until a dreaded epidemic strikes his school … "Pantsing."

 

"Mighty" Mike McGee is an international spoken word artist, writer, performer, speaker, slam poet and comic. McGee is the first slam poet to win both the American National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Championship and the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship.

Original Music by Alex Mandel performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Players (David Brand and Tim Frick).   Presented by KPCC, in partnership with NPR and PRX.


Gunpowder Money


As a teenager, Gypsee takes a job dismantling bullets in an Albanian ammunition factory to earn money for a plane ticket to America.

Gypsee Yo (Jonida Beqo) is a native of Albania, currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Her work has been highlighted both in her native country and in the US in television and radio features, including "Spoken!", Nashville’s NeoSoul Radio, and Atlanta’s Voice of the Arts.

Original Music by Alex Mandel performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Players (David Brand and Tim Frick.)   Presented by KPCC, in partnership with NPR and PRX.


Turn On The Lights


The monsters of Shane's night terrors tremble in fear of Shane's grandfather until his powers fail.

Shane Koyczan is an award winning Canadian Poet, Author and Performer. He is also a TED Talks speaker. Shane's influential, anti-bullying, To This Day Project video went viral in early 2013 and currently has over 10 million views and counting.

Original Music by Alex Mandel performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Players (David Brand and Tim Frick.)   Presented by KPCC, in partnership with NPR and PRX.


Insidious


Shannon is a bank manager that likes to gamble.  That's a problem.

Shannon Cason  is a Moth GrandSLAM Champion, a Staff Writer for WBEZ’s Paper Machete,  and a frequent contributor to NPR’s Snap Judgment.

Original Music by Alex Mandel performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Players (David Brand and Tim Frick.)   Presented by KPCC, in partnership with NPR and PRX.


Spartan Hall


Glynn finds a cheap place to spend the summer . . . at a halfway house.

Original Music by Alex Mandel performed by Alex Mandel and the Snap Players (David Brand and Tim Frick.)   Presented by KPCC, in partnership with NPR and PRX.


Shark Cage


Performer James Judd lights up Snap LIVE! in LA with a story about shark diving off the coast of New England.
Original Music: Alex Mandel
Performed: Alex mandel and the Snap Judgment Players
Sponsored by KPCC