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Story Pirates

102 N. Chicago St. Joliet, IL

Dates: May. 11, 2024
Times: 6:00 pm
Location: Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL

Story Pirates, the 2022 Webby and iHeart Radio Awards Winner for Best Children's Podcast announced today the launch of the second leg of their first-ever national tour, Story Pirates: The Amazing Adventure Tour. The eight-city tour launches on May 1, 2024, in Iowa City, Iowa at the Englert Theatre and culminates on May 11, 2024, at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois. The tour includes Story Pirate Eric, from the popular The Story Pirates Podcast, Alex and Andrew from Story Pirates Presents SPTV, and a video appearance by fan favorite DJ Squirm-a-Lot. Story Pirates Live on Stage: The Amazing Adventure will include sketches based on ideas from children in the audience as well as hit songs from the podcast including Cats Sit on You and Fart Out Loud Day.

In addition to being recognized as one of the best podcasts for children by The New York Times, Vulture, WIRED and Parents, Story Pirates also has published a critically acclaimed book series with Random House, produced award-winning albums featuring artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda, and produces SPTV for public television in markets nationwide to further their pursuit of nurturing and inspiring the big thinkers, dreamers, and creative problem solvers of tomorrow. With over 75 million downloads, the Story Pirates Podcast takes stories written by kids and turns them into comedy and original songs. Made up of talented comedians, songwriters, and frequent celebrity guests, Story Pirates inspire kids to create, bringing laughter to kids and grownups of all ages with hilarious sketches, catchy original songs from all genres, and interviews with the creative geniuses (kids!) behind the stories. They have an impressive roster of Story Pirates alumni including Emmy and Tony Award nominee Amber Ruffin, Oscar and Tony Award nominee Stephanie Hsu, Emmy nominee Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers, Michelle Wolfe and Kristen Schaal. Past special guests of the podcast include Julie Andrews, Kristen Bell, John Oliver, Dax Shepard, Sara Bareilles, Sasheer Zamata, Cecily Strong, Billy Eichner, Natasha Rothwell, Claire Danes, and more.

Story Pirates: The Amazing Adventure Tour Get ready for Story Pirates: The Amazing Adventures Tour, featuring fan-favorite songs from the multi-award-winning Story Pirates Podcast and improvised sketch comedy based on ideas from kids in the audience. The Story Pirates believe that all kids are creative geniuses, and they're ready to prove it with their fast-paced, hilarious, and inspiring show for the whole family. Featuring Eric from the Story Pirates Podcast, plus a cast of the funniest Story Pirates actors, singers, and comedians around. VIP experiences are available in each city. For more information on Story Pirates: The Amazing Adventure Tour please visit


The Story Pirates are an award-winning family media company that brings together top comedians, musicians, designers, best-selling authors and incredible teachers to amplify the words, ideas, and stories of kids on the world stage. They are best known for their multi-award-winning, top-downloaded family podcast, the Story Pirates Podcast. With over 70 million downloads, the podcast takes stories submitted by kids and turns them into sketch comedy and songs. The Story Pirates have released critically acclaimed middle-grade books with Random House Children's Books and several award-winning albums, all based on ideas from kids around the world. These songs and sketches are often performed on the podcast or their albums by artists and celebrities like Kristen Bell, John Oliver, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles, Seth Myers, and many more. The Story Pirates have also produced the first Looney Tunes podcast for Warner Brothers Animation, Bugs, and Daffy's Thanksgiving Road Trip, which was featured on NPR. Their latest endeavor is Game On, a sports-themed podcast for families created in conjunction with Audible and Stephen Curry's Unanimous Media. In partnership with their non-profit arm, Story Pirates Changemakers, Story Pirates Studios produce Story Pirates Presents: SPTV which is currently in its second season airing on public television in various cities. Story Pirates Changemakers, brings life-changing arts and literacy tools to under-resourced schools and communities. This multiple award-winning arts education organization brings excitement to literacy learning. For more on the Story Pirates please visit

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