Salon Of Shame Wants You To Laugh Through The Pain Of Your Adolescence

Unless your life is 100% perfect, you probably have at least one embarrassingly awkward memory from your adolescence. I’m not going to go into detail, but let’s just say my time at Pleasant View Middle School had more of these moments than I’d care to admit.

But now that we’re through all of that, it’s easy to look back on your teenage years and laugh. And that’s exactly what Hashtag Comedy wants you to do. The group is partnering with Studio 35 in Clintonville to bring Seattle’s popular Salon of Shame to Columbus. The show has sold out every showing in Seattle for nearly a decade. With the blessing of the show’s founder, Salon of Shame is coming to Columbus on September 25th at 7 p.m.

Salon of Shame features readings from people’s childhood, teen, and young adult years, and naturally, hilarity ensues. They can be excerpts from middle school diaries, or maybe even embarrassing fan fictions you wrote that you thought would never see the light of day.

The show will be hosted by Sarah J. Storer and Sara Bucher Greer of Hashtag Comedy and highlights stories from various readers.

The readings will be about 5 minutes apiece and they must be writings that the reader created in their youth. In fact, if you’re looking to get involved, they are still looking for a handful of readers to participate. You can read the rules and submit your writing here.

Salon of Shame will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on September 25 and tickets are just $9.