Meet the Pirates

The Funniest People We Know

The Story Pirates are passionate about elevating the value of kids’ voices. That’s why we assemble some of the funniest people on the planet to bring kids’ words and ideas to life. Jon Stewart has graced our stage, as has John Oliver, Ana Gasteyer, Reggie Watts, Billy Eichner, Patton Oswalt, Aubrey Plaza, and Conan O’Brien, to name just a few.

Playing a dragon with a cheeseburger head in a story written by a seven year old turns out to be great comedic training. So it’s no surprise that like other comedy institutions such as the Groundlings, Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade, Story Pirates has become a breeding ground for up-and-coming comedians, writers and musicians. Several of our alums have gone on to write for or star on Saturday Night Live, and you’d be hardpressed to find a late night show or popular sitcom that hasn’t had a Story Pirate on staff.

“What the Story Pirates are doing is helping America, nay, humanity — helping humanity itself. It’s crazy entertaining.” –Jon Stewart