I hope you look around here & find the people & information that provides the network you can use. Possibly the Group "All the Fringe That's Fit to Print" will interest you. Just remember this is both oral & storytelling, although many a stand-up comedian has found a home in storytelling.
I see you're in Southfield. I, too, am in the metro Detroit area. Let's stay in touch! (Haven't yet made the monthly story slams held on the 1st Thursday of the month -- tend to be busy on Thursdays -- at Cliff Bell's bar/jazz club, 2030 Park Ave. in Detroit. I suspect it might interest you. For more information go to www.CliffBells.com & www.theMoth.org & see for yourself.)