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.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?
I’ve been performing stand up for almost 10 years
DESCRIBE YOUR MATERIAL/STYLE OF PERFORMING TO SOMEONE WHO HASN’T SEEN YOU
My style of comedy is a combination of gloomy, weird, and cuteness. A few times I’ve been told, “I love that joke about your dead brother.” Making a tragic story into hilarious comedy gold might seem difficult but definitely not impossible, always glad when I can pull that off successfully.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING THING, PERSONALLY, THIS YEAR, ABOUT STAND UP?
Moments that make me excited about performing stand up is getting booked on a showcase with comedians I admire. I tend to be a lot funnier when I’m trying to impress people.
CURRENTLY, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU ARE WORKING TO OVERCOME, IN STAND UP COMEDY?
My biggest challenge with stand up right now is organizing my material and setting time aside to rehearsing it. Sometimes I get so busy in my personal life that comedy ain’t on my list of priorities. Currently, I’m taking little steps as often as I can towards writing, performing, and formulating new funny ideas. Keep a notebook handy. I use a giant dry erase board too. It’s a “go with the flow” type of approach.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?
My big goal next year is to have a popular open mic night in the LGBTQIA community, with beginners and seasoned comedians, a bi-monthly showcase of queer performers, and for myself have a polished half hour routine.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU’D KNOWN BEFORE YOU STARTED PERFORMING?
It never gets any easier. I’m always learning something new about the comedy craft and what I’m capable of achieving as a writer and performer. It’s a lot of work but it’s worth it.
IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I’d be a frozen chai latte. Refreshing, full of spice, and I might give you a brain freeze.
PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?
I think I could survive any horror movie just by teaming up with the killer, helping herd up future victims, and volunteering to clean up afterwards, easy peezy.
DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?
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!