Twisted Storytellers: City Hall Wedding

Maxie Jones has the best intentions to stand for his sister’s wedding.

From the live stage in Detroit to earbuds everywhere, WDET presents Season 2 of the Twisted Storytellers Podcast. The podcast features a diverse cast of Detroit area storytellers who performed live at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to sold-out audiences.  They tell uproariously funny, real-life stories about how our families and diverse cultures shape our experience.

Episode four features Maxie Jones’ story about standing as a witness for his sister’s wedding at the Bronx Courthouse in New York City.

Jones is waiting for his sister to arrive at the courthouse when he’s asked by a different couple to stand for their wedding.

“I went in there with them. I signed my name,” he says.

After the first ceremony, Jones jokes with the judge that he will be back momentarily to witness his sister’s wedding.

“And the judge was like, ‘not today,’” he recalls.

“The judge said, ‘you can only witness for one couple per day.’”

Curated from the wildly popular Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers show, each episode is hosted by Detroit’s Satori Shakoor. Shakoor is the founder of The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers. She is also a former Parliament-Funkadelic singer, stand-up comedian and Moth Mainstage Storyteller.   

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Twisted Storytellers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and sponsored by the MGM Grand Detroit.