2019 St. Louis Comedy Profile: Kate Barton

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

Kate Barton

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

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

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?

1.5 years

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

A little raunchy, a mixture of my experiences dating and also being a single mom, and generally TMI.

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

Getting to host for Mia Jackson.

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

Pushing through when I feel like I’ve hit a plateau either writing or performing, and crafting a cleaner set.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?

Create a clean set and host more.

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

I don’t need as many words in delivering a joke as I think I do– even though words are like my children.

IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

A margarita, because I’m better with tacos.

PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

I would have survived the movie “It Follows” by investing in a really good vibrator.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?

A film I made, “Bottle Fed”: https://www.facebook.com/BottleFedMovie/
Trailer for “Bottle Fed”: https://vimeo.com/159586733
A song I wrote for the film “MILF”: https://vimeo.com/213759978

Enjoying these profiles of the local comedy scene? Get out and see a show this week. Then purchase your ticket to Flyover Comedy Festival, coming to The Grove in November. Over 100 local and touring comics will be bringing the laughs alongside headliners like Kyle Kinane & Sasheer Zamata. Wristbands are on sale now!

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