2019 St. Louis Comedy Profile: Max Pryce

We’re currently 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

Max Pryce

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

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

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?

5 1/2 years

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

I’m a storyteller who talks a lot about being a young, single parent, as well as other crazy situations I’ve been involved in.

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

Getting asked to join a few dates on Preston Lacy’s tour was a dream come true. Getting to hang out and do amazing shows with someone I grew up watching on my favorite show, Jackass, was incredible. Getting to do my first headlining gig at a comedy club for Fort Wayne Comedy Club was a surreal experience as well and definitely one of the highlights of my year.

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

Learning how to conquer my favorite type of storytelling, which is dark and personal. It’s really a challenge sometimes to get the audience to respond to it the way you want them to rather than just feeling sorry for you. You have to somehow imply that everything’s okay and it’s actually better to laugh than feel bad without explicitly saying it.

I’m currently working very hard on a side project that’s sort of a one-man-show type routine going over the many wild and interesting things I experienced in the first 20 years of my life from growing up in a cult, to making drugs in a trap house as a teen, and many other things. It’s not easy, but I think it will be very interesting for the audience and I’m enjoying the challenge.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?

To have completed and performed my routine I mentioned above. I hope to have it ready no later than spring of next year.

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

You don’t just get famous in a few months and humility is very important.

IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

Any of the weird beverages sold at a gas station that no one buys, so I could just be left alone in peace on the top shelf with no one bothering me .

PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

Friday the 13th. I would’ve not tripped over a branch.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?

November 8 – 9 at Back Door Comedy and Events
November 14 at WAL Happiest Hour at Sophie’s Artist Lounge
November 20 at Best of St. Louis Showcase at St. Louis Funny Bone

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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