Tonight you have a chance to see the latest rage in the St. Louis comedy scene, the Open Mic/Showcase Hybrid show. There are multiples to check out.
Continuing with the latest bump of local media coverage of the St. Louis comedy scene, both Amy Milton and Libbie Higgins made the Riverfront Times’ list of “Seventy Five Reasons We Love St. Louis.” Continue reading “#STLComedy in the News – 9/28/2016”
There are a couple of good shows in town tonight. Don’t stay home! Continue reading “9/24/16 – Comedy Tonight!”
It’s been a few weeks since Patrick Trowbridge and Eric Brown announced their new open mic, Hootin’ and Hollerin’ Comedy Open Mic. Since then, the show has literally taken on a life of its own as the show’s Twitter account has become sentient, and has taken on a Walther Matthauesque attitude toward the world.
It’s amazing how many people in St. Louis are obsessed with Pizza Rolls. Though, stand up comic Patrick Trowbridge’s description of these mini portable pizza based treats sounds more tragic than most. Patrick is funny and smart, and is working with fellow comic Eric Brown to bring a new open mic to the scene.
Jack Schurk can regularly be found at The Funny Bone, where he hides in constant fear of evil sentient killer dolls. He’s a pretty funny dude. You should check him out. Unless you’re an evil sentient killer doll. In that case, leave him alone.
Christopher Melton has a great head of hair, which may or may not be a contributing factor to why The Catalogue is such a fun podcast and live show.
Describe what you do.
I co-host The Catalogue Podcast with Joshua Evans. It’s a chat (not interview) show in which a comedian joins us to discuss a blanket topic, enjoy some audio sketches, and a couple songs from independent bands and musicians.
I write, produce, and star (like a big bright shiny fucker) in sketch videos, including our ongoing narrative sketch series The Catalogue Broadcast. I also host and avoid doing live sketch at The Catalogue LIVE! events.
What/Who are your comedic influences?
I’ve always been obsessed with smart absurdism from people like Emo Phillips, Albert Brooks, Porkum Launchmind, Norm Macdonald, Kids in the Hall, and British sketch like Big Train, Snuff Box, and Mitchell and Webb. One of those names is made up.
I think we all know which one.
Describe your worst on stage/performing experience.
So far, so good…Real good.
Describe your best on stage/performing experience.
Our first live show, and my first time doing any sort of comedy on stage, I was very nervous. I told a story about dropping a Dolce and Gabbana next to my car near traffic. You wouldn’t believe it, but people laughed! I remembered that nothing matters, and I’ll be okay.
A science experiment goes wrong and leaves you out of phase with our reality, but for 10 seconds you can speak to a group of 8th graders, before you disappear forever. What would you tell them?
I would scream through bloodied and swollen lips, “Something’s gone horribly wrong with my experiment! I think I’m fucking inside out! OH GOD FUCK! Is this a classroom?! First kid to stomp my windpipe shut gets extra cred…” and then, I guess I’m gone.
What do you like most about the St. Louis comedy scene?
Everyone we ask seems to be down to help us make things we really enjoy. There aren’t a lot of Cliquey Clarissas, so burning bridges has become a chore. I’m thinking about giving it up.
Rank the following in descending order of coolness. Zombie, Pirate, Ninja, Robot.
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The Catalogue Podcast can be heard on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, or anywhere fine podcasts are heard. The Catalogue Broadcast and our other sketch videos are on YouTube.
Come see a Catalogue LIVE show! We feature an array of St. Louis’ finest funnymuns and sillysons.
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Fight the afternoon slump by filling your ears with some of St. Louis’s best podcasts. There’s no shortage of great local shows to listen to, so we’re highlighting a couple each week. Here are two to fill out your day, and your drive home.
Whether you’re sitting in a cubicle somewhere, hiding in a walk-in freezer, or quietly weeping as you sit in a parked car crying over the fact that you’ve been lying to your family about going each morning to a job you were fired from over a month ago, you’d probably rather be doing something else. Luckily, #STLComedy’s full of people with projects to help you out. Continue reading “Waste Some Time With #STLComedy”
While describing the chaos of Nick’s Pub’s open mic, Riverfront Times writer Thomas Crone described Milly Naeger as “a true beacon” in an evening where everything seemed to be going off the rails.