Bad dates

Dates of the best kind of worst kind

Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 7 pm (Doors at 6:30)

The Wooly - 20 North Main Street

 There are dates that make you cringe. uh-oh. Online. In person. Blind dates. Auspicious calendar dates gone wrong. However it turned out, we've all been there. Come hear stories about one of the most familiar things in life: making mistakes in the dating world.


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Unexpected Gifts

stories about surprises and twists of fate

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Cypress & Grove Brewing

Our holiday extravaganza is a gift theme that you can interpret broadly and cozily for the holidays!  

Wear your ugliest sweater for the ugly sweater contest! The winner will be given a free ticket to our next show. Ooo la la.

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stories about the sexy, sketchy, and salacious

February 10th, 2023

The Wooly - 20 North Main Street

This is our most popular show! These stories are exactly what they sound like - a little R rated storytelling about sexy stuff, iffy stuff, not-so-smart stuff, and the like. Don't bring your kids or your 85 year old grandma to this one.......unless your 85 year old grandma is down for some drama, and then we'd love to see her there.

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The Big Tasty

A delicious buffet of stories

The Wooly - 20 North Main Street

It's our big return to the stage after a 2 year hiatus! Come taste a succulent sampling of stories from your favorite storytellers and some new faces as well. This show is upbeat, energetic, funny stories to celebrate community and some semblance of normalcy. We can't wait to see you!

Thursday, May 26th 7 pm (Doors at 6:30)


Masks are not mandated but respect for everyone's choices for safety is required!

(The below shows are dates TBD 😉 Stay tuned.....)

Juke Box

Stories that celebrate the music that shaped us

The Wooly - 20 North Main Street

Music​ plays such a huge role in memory-making. Where were you when you first heard that song? What song did you dance your first dance to? What jam always brings you out to the dance floor? What was playing during that painstaking teenage break-up? Come hear stories about the music that makes our lives!


stories about beloved and beleaguered body art

The Wooly - 20 North Main Street

This is a show where we'll share stories about the behind-the-scenes of body art, both loved and loathed. We will have storytellers share their tales behind their tattoos, complete with photos and the like - projected behind them while they tell the tale. 

Dear diary

Hilarious stories about keeping secrets

The Wooly - 20 North Main Street

Come have fun with a night of stories about shhhhhhh, secrets! These stories will reveal long-held diary entry gems, revealed personal jokes, insider family drama, mysteries revealed for the first time - live on stage!

Stories to celebrate GNV LGBTQ+ Pride

The Wooly - 20 North Main Street

This show is to add to the celebration that is Gainesville Pride. We want to bring together members of the LGBTQI+ community and allies for a night of supportive, celebratory, and powerful storytelling. This is our second time hosting this very special show. 

This show will be at The Wooly, our beloved home for G&G GNV storytelling here in Gainesville. 

Guts & Glory GNV's passion is to hold the space for stories of all shapes, sizes, and persuasions.

*Please note that this is not a commissioned show by Gainesville Pride. This is an independent Guts & Glory GNV event.

Pants on Fire

Who's telling the truth? You be the judge.

The Wooly - 20 North Main Street

Our "Pants on Fire" show features 3 storytellers, one who is lying and the 4th who is a fibber. The audience has to question the storytellers about their stories and crack the code! This time, we're infusing these wild stories with holiday magic to see if we can stump the storytellers or if they'll stump us!

This is one of our most popular shows. Come see what it's all about!