2019 St. Louis Independent Comedy Profile: Charlie Winfrey

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.

Charlie Winfrey is regular feature at The Funny Bone and can be seen this November as part of the third annual Flyover Comedy Festival.

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Charlie Winfrey

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

Website: http://charliewinfreycomedy.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/charliewinfrey
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/charliewinfrey

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?

10 Years

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

Kind of like Kathy Griffin, if she was a totally different comic, and a boy.

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

Headlining my home club

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

Not getting paid a million dollars a show. .

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?

To achieve some sort of internet fame, hopefully not porn.

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

When I first started I was closing with a street joke. I didn’t know you couldn’t do that.

IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

Long Island, a lot to handle at first but the more you have the easier it gets. Not for everyone and you can guarantee you’ll get a hangover.

PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I would’ve just minded my own damn business!

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?

I’ll be at Mid Coast Comedy Series’ “Happiest Hour” at Sophie’s on 9/18.

Check out the Chuck and Sean Podcast. It’s me and Sean O’Brien talking about anything, no bones about it. It’s on Spotify and iTunes!

See Charlie Thursday at Happiest Hour, and check back tomorrow as we continue to highlight the area’s working comics.