We know it’s Tuesday and you’re still ramping up your weekend, but there’s a lot going on tonight! You could go watch Lost Boys, in a bar. You could go watch comics develop new material. You can laugh at their failures. You can cheer their triumphs. Or you can just drink and enjoy the show. Whatever you do, do it!
It’s exactly 10 days until Halloween! You’ve been working diligently on your costumes. You’re sick of pumpkin spice (which is weird, because pumpkin spice is pretty rad). The thought of the Cubs in the World Series is making you crazy. And, the presidential election makes you want to cry. What is a St. Louisan to do?
Go see one of these shows and cheer up!
There’s no shortage of stage time tonight. There are a total of three open mics you can go to as a performer, or as just an audience member. You’re not a true comedy nerd if you don’t check out the up and comers of your local scene. And, if an open mic isn’t your bag, we even have a show you can check out.
Stop being such a homebody. Wednesday is the new Friday!
The Improv Shop Open Mic (The Improv Shop – 510 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108) – Want something early? Want something that mixes improve, stand up, musical comedy, character work, and other forms of comedy? Then you want to head to the Central West End for The Improv Shop’s Open Microphone. This mic only happens once a month, and the combination of a great venue and talent make this a fun show for all involved. Hosted by Rafe Williams and Bobby Jaycox. The show starts at 8pm.
Parrot’s Open Mic (Parrot’s Bar & Grill, 2951 N. St. Peters Parkway, St. Peters, MO 63376) – Hosted by Andy Hamilton, Parrot’s Open Mic has quickly become a comic favorite. Food and drink specials, an attentive audience, and comics who really try to bring their “A” game each week make this fun for both the audience and the participants. Show starts at 8pm.
Wild Card Wednesday Night Comedy (The Crow’s Nest, 7336 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63143) – Hosted by JC Sibala and Chris Cyr (or at least one of them), this weekly open mic is the best way to finish off a Wednesday. Every week features either a game or a selection of challenges that comics can participate in to help broaden their writing and stagecraft skills. There’s also some drinking. And by “some,” we mean “Geez! It’s only Wednesday, folks!” Show starts at 10:30pm.
Fancy Things with Zack Stovall (Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO 63118) – If you don’t want to risk an open mic, Zack Stovall is back with this month’s installment of Fancy Things. The show is very fancy and features art, drinks, and stand up comedy. $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30pm.
You already know who you’re voting for. Go see something you’re actually supposed to laugh at, not just something that makes you laugh.
For the first time in the 150 year history of St. Louis, there is no baseball in October. How does a city with such a rich and deep emotional connection with its number one sports team console itself when presented with the unfairness of a universe where that sports team doesn’t have a post-season pageant of athleticism to cheer on?
That city goes out to comedy shows and laughs its rear end off!
You have multiple chances to see local comedians perform new material tonight. Considering that Stand Up Comedy is going to be illegal after the November elections, you should take this opportunity to see something funny seriously.