2019 St. Louis Comedy Profile: Brendan Olson

We’re spending the next month or so profiling the comics in the St. Louis scene. We’ll be covering a range of comics from seasoned pros, to open mic comics booking their first shows. Our goal is to give you a glimpse at who you can expect to see, no matter where you experience live comedy.


NAME

Brendan Olson

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION


Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Brendantolson
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Brendantolson

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?

3 Years

DESCRIBE YOUR MATERIAL/STYLE OF PERFORMING TO SOMEONE WHO HASN’T SEEN YOU

I rely on personal stories and a silly demeanor, taking inspiration from Mike Birbiglia and Patton Oswalt

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING THING, PERSONALLY, THIS YEAR, ABOUT STAND UP?

Running my own showcase this year has been a great opportunity.

CURRENTLY, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU ARE WORKING TO OVERCOME, IN STAND UP COMEDY?

Resisting the urge to fall back on old material when my new material isn’t going as well as I’d hoped.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?

My biggest comedy goal for the next year is to develop a solid thirty minute set.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU’D KNOWN BEFORE YOU STARTED PERFORMING?

I wish I’d known to record every set I performed.

IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

One of those plastic bottles of whole prairie farms milk you can get at the gas station.

PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

IT FOLLOWS – Maintain my ability to not have sex with anyone.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?

I’m performing at Hub’s Ha Ha in Bonne Terre, Missouri on October 10, and I’m hosting Impolite Company at The Crack Fox on October 11 at 9:45 pm.

Catch Brendan at Impolite Company and check back tomorrow as we continue to highlight the area’s working comics.