By Kenneth Lipp
I’ve written quite a bit about local activist-convict-politician-comedian Nikki Allen Poe – he’s a good friend of mine, and I worked as his campaign manager during his run for Philadelphia City Council. I’ve covered and worked with Poe because I think he’s a good guy and funny as hell.
Poe appeared in Tell Me a Story: Growing Pains, an “evening of storytelling” at Shot Tower Coffee on September 17th. His routine is a 5 minute bio of his past 5 years, from capricious mid-twenties, through Occupy Philly, to the infamous Smokedown Prohibition events at Independence Mall and the recent success of Councilman Jim Kenney’s marijuana decriminalization bill, which Poe helped to conceive and push through.
It’s funny and well worth the watch. Check Poe out.