In its 20 years of nationwide storytelling, The Moth has never had a chance to stagnate.

Spread across 25 cities, the still-growing program prompts strangers to gather and recite their best beat-poetry-esque tales, along with a myriad of other things, including a podcast, education program, and compilation books.

And while the series peppers StorySLAM events around Boston at venues like ONCE Sommerville and Oberon for anyone stop step up to the storytelling plate, the MainStage events are a much rarer commodity, featuring five pre-selected speakers. This Thursday (June 22), “Great Escapes: The Moth in Boston” hits The Wilbur Theatre as one of the series’ near-600 shows planned for this year.

So what’s on tap? A lot of personal storytelling from six scheduled performers. Catch up on their backgrounds and bios from the Wilbur below, and hit up the venue’s ticket page for more info. Featured Carmen Aguirre photo via The Blue Box.

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Jon Bennett

Jon Bennett’s comedy career began in his homeland Australia, and after 14 years in the business he is now known as one of the most prolific storyteller-comedians touring the world. With a total of eight one-hour-long individual comedy shows, Jon is constantly performing across the globe making people laugh through exceptional comedic storytelling. He has received multiple five-star reviews in reputable publications world wide and won awards such as Funniest Show Award in the London Fringe, Critics Choice Award for Best Solo Show at the Orlando Fringe and a Golden Gibbo Award nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has performed at a number of prestigious festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs in Montreal.

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