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Slam @ the Chair

  • Blue Chair 9624 76 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6C 2K9 Canada (map)

show at 8pm, sign up 7pm
first ten people to sign up get a chance to compete
donations ($5 suggested)
ALL audience donations go to winners

Come and join: Anybody can come tell their 5 minute story. You can win cash prizes and a spot in the Slam Off 2015!

The format

Up to ten brave people take the stage with an original story. They've got five minutes to pull it off, with a chance to win a good sum of cash! Five random audience judges give the scores and the rest of the audience gets a say too. Read full details below.


- One Judged winner, 75% of donations
- One Audience Choice, 25% of donations

Here's what you need to know...

  • Competing stories have to be original, and no longer than 5 minutes! There are point penalties for going overtime.

  • Slam @ the Chair runs every second Wednesday of the month (except August).

  • When we have filled the slate with winners, there will be a Slam Off. All monthly winners will compete, and some of the audience choice award winners will get a chance too by random draw. Sign up for our special Slam mailing list to get a reminder every month so you won't miss it.   

  • At 7pm we start signing up a maximum of 10 writers. Show starts at 8pm.

  • There are 5 audience judges and at the Blue Chair the rest of the audience gets to vote as well! Winner of the Jury Prize takes home the audience donations, minus 25%. That last quarter is given to the person who gets most audience votes!

  • No props.

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