Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Angela Smith

We’re taking a minute to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival November 8 – 10.

Angela Smith is a St. Louis based stand-up comic and friend to animals everywhere.  She was a finalist in the 2018 Funny Bone comedy competition and has most recently opened for Nikki Glaser and Michael Ian Black.

Don’t miss her this week at the festival!

What about the festival are you most looking forward to this year?

All of it. Last year’s Flyover Festival felt like summer camp. I’m looking forward to seeing friends and catching as many shows as possible. Shane Torres is a must-see.

Do you have a favorite memory from last year’s festival?

None that I can share without compromising my promising future in politics.

As a St. Louis native, is there anything visiting comics must see or do while they’re in town?

Definitely. I think visiting comics would love coming to my neighborhood and checking on my pets a couple times a day while I’m busy enjoying Flyover. There’s a great washer/dryer setup in the basement if they wouldn’t mind switching the clothes over, too. Treat other cities like your own home — don’t touch my thermostat.

When / where are you performing during the festival?

11/8 at Ready Room for The Best of the ‘Lou Showcase, 11/9 hosting for Liam McEneaney at the Monocle and 11/10 hosting the first half hour of the open mic at Handlebar.

Give us your social media info!

Twitter:  @angelamarie85

Instagram: angelasmithstl

You wake up tomorrow morning, and you’re in the middle of a post apocalyptic wasteland, much like the world of Beyond Thunderdome or Fury Road. What’s your plan for survival?

Same as my pre-apocalypse plan — share the hottest memes I can find and survive off the validation.

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Come to the Best of Boondoggle at the Heavy Anchor in South City on 11/7. It’s the night before Flyover, so any traveling comics who are getting in the night before — this is the show to see. It’s a gift to our comedy scene. Aaron Sawyer and his comedic collaborators are reprising the best sketches and videos from the show’s first year. I’m hosting it, and it’s not to be missed.

See Angela and all of the other comics joining her at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Max Price

We’re taking a minute to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

Max Price is a St. Louis based comedian whose humorous and relatable stories give him a universal connection with audiences of all ages. Max has worked with big names like Pauly Shore, Chris Kattan, and John Caparulo, and is a regular at The Funny Bone, where he hosts and produces the very popular “Best of STL Showcase”.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

Looking forward to Shane Torres, cause his Guy Fieri bit is the bomb.

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Performing at Improv Shop on Friday at 7:00.

Give us your social media information!

Instagram:  @maxpriceisme  (and that’s all that’s important)

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

I’m literally eating a taco as I write this, but definitely live without tacos. Spiders are my greatest fear.

Do you even lift?

I used to be a bodybuilder(not joking), but no one ever believes me cause I’m naturally so skinny.

Plug something. Commerce will save us all!

My show, “The Best of STL Showcase” at The Funny Bone is great. Come check it out. Follow me on social media and you’ll see dates and showtimes.

See Max and all of the other comics joining him at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Ben Johnson

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

A Funny Bone regular, Ben Johnson has been performing comedy for 6 years in the St. Louis area. He’s opened for comedians such as Joe List and Ian Bagg. He embraces the absurd and cartoonish, while maintaining an intellectual undertone entertaining for audiences from all walks of life.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

Last years festival had some of the best comedy audiences I’ve ever seen in St. Louis. Definitely that.

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Thurs Nov 8 @ 9 at Arguments & Grievances which is an absurd debate show, then meat and potatoes standup Nov 9 @ 7 both at The Improv Shop Side stage

Give us your social media information!

@BonjaminJehnson on twitter and Instagram

It’s Halloween season, did you wear a costume? What was it?

I was hometown hero Johnny Brock. I handed out business cards and told people what their costumes are worth wholesale.

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

Well weighing pro’s and cons, if I’m covered spiders I wouldn’t have to worry about a spider when I saw one cause I’m already covered in them. I could also look into silk manufacturing, either to start my own LLC or I could breed the spiders and sell their eggs either to the textile industry or rebrand it as land caviar….

If tacos were to disappear we would lose millions of jobs and the stock market would crash. I presume the inexistence of tacos probably means all tortillas have vanished probably due to some sort of worldwide pestilence or locusts, which is a tell for the biblical end of times. Fallout would ensue from panic causing the dissolution of world governments, and the memory of tortillas kept alive through an oral tradition where not only did they hold burritos together but also communities. I’m for anarchy so I’m going no tacos.

Do you even lift?

I listen to a recording of someone else lifting when I sleep at night. Not sure if it’s working but I definitely wake up sweating.

If you have a pet project, something to promote, or anything you want share, tell us here.

Just be good to people… ya know?

See Ben and all of the other comics joining him at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Justin Luke

Each day, we’re going to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

Justin Luke is on of the funniest comics on the St. Louis comedy scene. He’s performed all over the country, including at the Cream City Comedy Festival and Beast Village Comedy Festival and has opened for acts such as Wyatt Cenac and Sean Patton. What else do you need to know? His social security number? We can give that to you.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

Meeting new comedians and showing them around St. Louis!

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Hosting for Cameron Esposito at The Ready Room. 11/9 8pm

Give us your social media information!

@imjustinluke on Twitter
@justinlukeisdumb on Instagram

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

The latter. Burritos still exist. It’s Halloween season, did you wear a costume? What was it?

Do you even lift?

A 12lb kettle bell; my body is very sore.

Plug something. Commerce will save us all!

Nothing to promote! Go see comedy in St. Louis!

See Justin and all of the other comics joining him at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Tyler Menz

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

This afternoon’s profile is Tyler Menz. Tyler’s humor draws on his experiences as a school teacher, stories about his family, and his deep contempt of how painfully white he is. He has worked with a wide range of comedians, including Tig Notaro, Neil Hamburger, and has also been performed at The Milwaukee Comedy Fest,The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, and Gilda’s Laughfest.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

I grew up in St Louis. Looking forward to returning to perform there! Also planning on eating my weight in Lions Choice.

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM – The Monocle
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM – The Improv Shop – STL
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM – The Improv Shop – STL

Give us your social media information!

@jtylermenz on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

It’s Halloween season, did you wear a costume? What was it?

I dressed up as the “Change My Mind” meme.

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

No tacos, easy. Nachos are better than tacos. There I said it!

Do you even lift?

Bein’ dope is all in the muscle
It’s more than just a pause and a chuckle
I bench press elephants, and bowlin ball juggle

See Tyler and all of the other comics joining him at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Leah Rudick

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

It’s time for your afternoon cup of comedy. Hailing from Los Angeles, Leah Rudick performs stand up at venues such as The Comedy Store, Flappers, HaHa Cafe, and UCBT. She is the co-creator of the web series Made To Order and runs a monthly comedy show called The Reunion in West Hollywood.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

This is my first time at Flyover so everything feels exciting! New friends to make! New food to eat! New butts to touch!

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Friday at 8 at the Monocle and Saturday at 7 at the Improv Shop Side Stage

Give us your social media information!

Instagram: @leahlalaleah
twitter: @leahrudick

It’s Halloween season, did you wear a costume? What was it?

I didn’t! I like to stay inside on Halloween because I am easily frightened.

Do you even lift?

I don’t! Not. A. Finger.

Plug something. Commerce will save us all!

My first standup special Everything Is Fine! was recently released on the streaming platform Seed & Spark. I would love for you to watch it!

See Leah and all of the other comics joining her at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Tiel Pearce

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

Good morning! This is the perfect time to introduce you to Late Night Live’s Tiel Pearce.

With a combination of celebrity impressions and an off the wall stage presence, Tiel Pearce has quickly carved out a niche in the St. Louis comedy scene. A skilled improviser, he is a graduate of The Improv Shop’s training program, where he performs with the indie team Yo Nicky!. As a standup, he regularly performs at Helium and placed 3rd at Punderdome’s Blueberry Hill show.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

Meeting new people, going to all of the  shows, and performing.

When/where are you performing at the festival?

I’m hosting the Friday open mic at Handlebar at 5:30 pm.

Give us your social media information!

Tiel Pearce on FB
tiel520 on Instagram
@Tiel52093 on Twitter

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

A world without tacos, because I have no soul.

Do you even lift?

Yes, but sometimes I Uber.

Plug something. Commerce will save us all!

I am a writer on Late Night Live, a talk show at the Improv Shop. Our last show is the 24th of November.

See Tiel and all of the other comics joining him at Flyover Comedy Festival November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Tina Dybal

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

Getting ready for work tomorrow? Take the edge off by meeting Tina Dybal.  Tina is the 2018 winner of Helium Comedy’s “Funniest Person in St. Louis.”  She’s a comedy monster who’s going places.  You better see her now.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

Opening for the great and powerful Cameron Esposito. Also, hoping there’s smoked salmon as food for comics again this year. I really enjoyed that.

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Friday, November 9- 8PM with Cameron Esposito
Saturday, November 10: 9-11PM Adult Spelling Bee with Raj Suresh

Give us your social media information!

witter: @tinadybal
instagram: @tinadybal
website: www.tinadybal.com

It’s Halloween season, did you wear a costume? What was it?

Nope, real slacker this year.

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

Live in a world without tacos. I fuck with burrito bowls, I’ll be just fine.

Do you even lift?

Yes. Kettlebells 4Ever.

Plug something. Commerce will save us all!

The savage Libbie Higgins and I started a podcast. We will begin releasing episodes before the end of 2019. Follow us online to stay up to date!

See Tina and all of the other comics joining her at Flyover Comedy Invasion November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Ali Macofsky

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

This afternoon, we introduce you to Ali Macofsky from Long Beach, California. Ali wrote a new minute of comedy every week for 2 years as part of the podcast, Kill Tony. She’s a regular at clubs and alternative venues around Los Angeles.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

Getting to perform in a new state and seeing some cool St. Louis stuff.

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Check the website out for shows I’m doing and other comics!

Give us your social media information!

Fine! @notalimac

It’s Halloween season, so……did you wear a costume? What was it?

Last year I went as Guy Fieri. And not even a Sexy Guy Fieri. I straight up just looked like Guy Fieri. Proof is on my Instagram.

Do you even lift?

To be honest, no.

Plug something. Commerce will save us all!

I mostly post on Instagram fun stuff I’m getting into professionally and casually.

See Ali and all of the other comics joining her at Flyover Comedy Invasion November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Jon Venegoni

Over the next two weeks, we’re going to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

This morning, have a cup of coffee with Jon Venegoni. Jon has been a mainstay of the St. Louis Comedy scene, both in comedy clubs and on the independent scene, since 2010. He’s one of the creative powerhouses behind, Fatal Bus Accident and has opened for the likes of The Sklars, Greg Fitzsimmons, and John Witherspoon.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

The pie eating contest! Is this questionnaire a good place to suggest that we have a pie eating contest?

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Fatal Bus Accident on Thursday at Improv Shop and then I’m hosting a showcase on Friday in the small room.

Give us your social media information!

Twitter @jonvenegoni
Instagram @jonvenegoni

It’s Halloween season, so……did you wear a costume? What was it?

Yes-I was Cat Jesus. I had an old Jesus costume and some cat ears and one thing led to another.

Do you even lift?

Yes- I’ve been lifting spirits every day my whole life. (Editor’s Note: Awwww…)

Plug something. Commerce will save us all!

You’re going to love Fatal Bus Accident this time. Come check it out.

See Jon and all of the other comics joining him at Flyover Comedy Invasion November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!