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“I love both The Monti and The Monti StorySLAM.  When I want a guarantee of finely crafted narratives, I go to The Monti; when I want great stories that are raw and unexpected, I go to the SLAMs.  They’re perfect complements!”
Lori Hensley, 2009 Hippo Award Winner
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The Monti
February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
11th Annual Hippo Awards


Tickets are on sale NOW!

The Monti presents the 11th Annual Hippo Awards. Our biggest shows of the year, The Hippo Awards is both a legitimate award show, honoring the best stories told in the previous year, and a storytelling event featuring never-before heard personal stories from people in the community. The excitement is palpable in the room, even for newcomers, as nine nominees await the results of our extensive voting process. Awards are handed out in three categories: Comedy, Drama, and Overall, and each winner will walk away with our signature Hippo Award.

The Nominees (Click on any of the names to watch his/her story):

COMEDY: Montek Singh, Mac Hulbert, Matt Junge

DRAMA: Paul Cuadros, Steve Daugherty, Betsy Bertram

OVERALL: Konoy Mandal, Ami Claxton, Daniel Wallace

This event is not just for veterans, it’s also an evening of moving and relatable personal stories. This evening of stories will revolve around the theme, Risky Business.

Do not miss this powerful night of storytelling and celebration that will prove why The Monti has become the hottest literary ticket in the Southeast.


Our base ticket price for this event is $22.

  • Online: For every ticket, The Carolina Theatre of Durham will add $2 restoration fees for improvements and repairs to the theatre. Ticketmaster will then add their own ticketing fee of up to $9 per ticket. NC adds 7.5% entertainment tax. Translation: a $22 ticket will end up costing ~$34.
  • Phone: If you call The Carolina Theatre to purchase tickets, there will be the $2 restoration fee plus a $4 service charge plus tax. To purchase tickets by phone, 919 560-3030.
  • In-person: The only fees that will be placed on top of our base ticket price will be the $2 restoration fee plus tax. The box office is open from 11am-6pm Monday through Friday and an hour prior to showtime on the day of our show.

We strongly recommend purchasing tickets IN ADVANCE in-person or by phone. This show is GENERAL ADMISSION