Sure, everybody thinks they're hilarious when they're telling about their exploits getting wasted. Case in point: That time a friend peed in some guy's cowboy boot. But it's still best to leave the storytelling to the comedy pros. Pete Holmes and Kumail Nanjiani have gathered some hilariously talented people to talk drugs and alcohol for Risk! True Tales, Boldly Told, telling “true stories they never thought they'd dare to share.” Paul Scheer, Jackie Kashian, Paul Provenza, Al Madrigal and Jon Daly are among the tellers. Kashian tips us off with her story: “I'm thinking of doing this story about the first time I went to New York. I was the drunk 'village idiot' and counted upon the 'kindness of strangers,' and people were classically New York about the whole thing — helpful but mocking the entire time. Heh. Yeah — I think that one.”

Fri., Jan. 21, 8 p.m., 2011

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