August has a number of great shows coming up. We’ll try and highlight a few that we’re looking forward to over the next few days.
Maria Bamford caused a comedy hurricane in St. Louis yesterday when she posted this challenge to Twitter:
If you’ve been paying attention to the St. Louis Independent Comedy scene, you’ve noticed a few comics pulling off the hard task of successfully executing short form stand-up. One liners, puns, zingers, hot takes, and other cute names for material that moves fast and requires you to keep up. One of our favorites is Spencer Tegtmeyer.
As we sat and watched the preliminary rounds of Helium Comedy’s “Funniest Person in St. Louis” contest last month, we were amazed by one act that didn’t progress into the semi-final round. Dressed unassumingly in a Cardinals baseball cap and a sensible jacket for a cold summer day, Gene Kitsmiller spent the next five minutes blowing our minds with his observations on modern life. Gene proves that the line between Everyman and Superman, can be a simple pun.
Thomas Crone continues his year long visit with #STLComedy’s performers in St. Louis Magazine with profiles from Andrew Frank, Sarah Pearl, and Rob Tee. All three recently made it into the semi-finals of Helium Comedy’s “Funniest Person in St. Louis” competition, where Frank ended up taking third place. Enjoy reading the article here.
America’s birthday week! You better believe America celebrates its birthday for a whole week and tells everyone that it’s coming up months in advance. Fire up the grill, drink a beer, colonize a country and celebrate Independence Day as it’s told in history books. If only we could’ve been there when George Washington, tired after defeating the xenomorphs took a swig of a cold Bud and proclaimed July 4th Independence and Chill day. St. Louis comedy is taking the 4th off it looks like, but there’s lots of shows to see throughout the week. Some might have fireworks!