Irish Christmas Blarney Returns!


McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub in coordination with The Lehigh Valley Story Slam is proud to announce its second annual Christmas Blarney Show Tuesday, December 6.  This show was such a hit last year that we are bringing it back. All of our stars will be returning including Conor McGuigan, Patrick Martin, Dennis Boyne as well as our host Neville Gardner.  In addition, Regina Sayles, the noted singer/songwriter will be performing many of your favorites including a Christmas Melody. The price of $35.00 includes dinner and the show. For tickets and more information, go to:

Ken Karnas Wins 2016 Grand Slam

ken-karnasOur Grand Slam Story Slam was a very memorable event that had stories from our past winners.  The judges had a difficult job in picking our winner and felt that all who participated should win.  The Grand Slam Trophy went to Ken Karnas from New Jersey who told a story of drinking free tea as a child.  Congratulations to all.  We would like to thank you for a wonderful season and we hope to see you in January.

Marisol Sosnowski Wins! Grand Slam Tickets on Sale Now!


Marisol Sosnowski gave us a story about being scared the first time she was in the ocean. Marisa’s story was so great that the judges awarded her with the win at our “Scared” Story Slam!  All of the stories shared last night talked about our own personal fears and how we overcame them. Marisol will be competing with our former winners at our Grand Slam Event being held November 16″ Congratulations to Marisol for a win well deserved.

Tickets for the Lehigh Valley Story Slam GRAND SLAM are available now.The GRAND SLAM will be held on November 16th, 8pm, at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar in historic Bethlehem, PA.  To reserve your seats, click HERE.

Our “Scared” Story Slam is October 19th!

Join us on October 19th for our “Scared” Story Slam! We start hearing stories at 8pm on the second floor of McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar. Anyone can tell their scary story, just sign up upon arrival that night. We recommend you order your tickets by clicking HERE! 


What do we mean by “Scared?” We want to hear spooky stories, we want to hear terror stories. Have you seen a ghost? Have you had an out of body experience? Have you been in a war zone or witnessed a terrible accident? Sometimes we break out of our comfort zone and attempt something “scary” such as skydiving or bungee jumping. Have you been lost in the woods or lost in the city? Have you had a gun pulled on you? We are all scared from time to time.

If you have a story, please don’t be “scared” to tell it! Stories should be approximately five minutes long, and no props are allowed. You probably have a story you’ve told to friends or family a few times – that might be the story you want to tell. Join us at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub on October 19th, 8pm for some “Scared” Stories!

Our September 21st Story Slam is “Transformation!”

Save the date and join us on Wednesday, September 21st for our “Transformation” Story Slam! Our Story Slam is being held at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar in historic Bethlehem, PA. Grab your tickets now by clicking HERE.

What does the theme “Transformation” stand for?

We want to hear your story of how you came to be the person you are. What was the most transformative moment in your life? Was your identity altered by an amazing opportunity or perhaps by a tragedy? Did you learn a truth about yourself at summer camp or while away on vacation? Did the death of a loved one alter your course in life? Maybe the birth of a loved one set you on an unexpected journey. Was there a moment you realized you just had to come out to your family? Perhaps you quit your job to follow your passion and have been transformed in the process. Transformations can happen in many different places – in Times Square, a Buddhist Monastery, on the Appalachian Trail, etc. Where did your transformation occur?

If you have not been to a Story Slam before you just may find it is transformative! Join us on Wednesday, September 21st.

Here is one of our favorite stories that would fit under the theme of Transformation.