Blake Friis

Stand-Up. Stories. Life Stuff.

May
7
2:00 pm14:00

This Is My Brave - Kansas City

  • City Stage (Union Station)

Real people tell real stories about their real life mental health issues at City Stage in Kansas City's historic Union Station.

This is My Brave seeks to remove the stigma of mental illness, open a dialog, and create opportunities for people to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health. 

Get your tickets HERE.


Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Comedy Open Mic @ The Tank Room

  • Tank Room

Every Tuesday Night -- Come see KC best comics work out new material and sharpen their sets. And if you're up for it, get on stage yourself and see what you've got.

Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Free State Story Slam

  • Lawrence Art Center

Real stories, live & uncensored.

Extraordinary, witty, suspenseful. This is a don’t-miss occasion to hear raconteurs step up to the mic to bring laughs, tears, surprise, amazement, and the occasional awkward moment. All are welcome, bring a tale to tell on the theme for the evening, or just come to listen. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults, 18+ only. Live music starts at 7pm, Slam at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout. Donations encouraged!

Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Free State Story Slam

  • Lawrence Art Center

Real stories, live & uncensored.

Extraordinary, witty, suspenseful. This is a don’t-miss occasion to hear raconteurs step up to the mic to bring laughs, tears, surprise, amazement, and the occasional awkward moment. All are welcome, bring a tale to tell on the theme for the evening, or just come to listen. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults, 18+ only. Live music starts at 7pm, Slam at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout. Donations encouraged!

Jan
26
8:00 pm20:00

Once Upon a Time

  • Outburst Performance Gallery

True stories, wild times, told by the people who lived them! Maeret Lemons scours the city for interesting people who want to tell their tales. Show begins at 8pm, and is open to anyone 18+.

Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

  • United Methodist Church

Brady Fellowship Hall, lower level
Free -- Open to all who want to learn more

As a featured panelists, Blake will share his reaction to the documentary, "Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life After Loss," as well as his personal experiences related to suicide loss

RSVP: M.Epstein.LMSW@gmail.com

Sponsored by Healing After Suicide support group of Lawrence, KS
http://marciaepstein.biz/counseling-services/suicide-bereavement-support/

Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

Free State Story Slam

  • Lawrence Art Center

Topic: Pain/Pleasure

This is a don’t-miss occasion to hear and share whoppers, MOTH–style. Raconteurs step up to the mic to bring laughs, tears, surprise, amazement, and the occasional awkward moment. All are welcome.

Adults, 18+ only. Live musicstarts at 7pm, Slam at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout. Donations encouraged!

 

Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

West Liberty High School

  • West Liberty High School

Blake will perform his one-man show, Mama's Boy, accompanied by live music from singer/songwriter Ryan Atkinson.

FREE SHOW -- Open to the public

Oct
26
8:00 pm20:00

Indian Hills Community College

  • Indian Hills Community College

Blake will perform his one-man show, Mama's Boy, followed by a Q&A about his experience with suicide and mental illness.