St. Louis has given the world some amazing comedic talent. Dick Gregory may have been our comedy scene’s greatest alum.
Maria Bamford caused a comedy hurricane in St. Louis yesterday when she posted this challenge to Twitter:
Thomas Crone continues his year long visit with #STLComedy’s performers in St. Louis Magazine with profiles from Andrew Frank, Sarah Pearl, and Rob Tee. All three recently made it into the semi-finals of Helium Comedy’s “Funniest Person in St. Louis” competition, where Frank ended up taking third place. Enjoy reading the article here.
St. Louis Magazine continues its year long profile of local comics. This month’s profile from Thomas Crone features Fitz’s co-host, Ryan Dalton, Hey Guys regular, Jamie Fritz, and newcomer to the STLComedy scene, Sam Lyons. Get to know these great local performers, and take some time to read the other profiles Thomas has written.
In 2004, in an article about St. Louis comedy powerhouse, Jessie Taylor, there’s a point towards the end of the article where Ben Westhoff writes of Jessie:
“Taylor dreams of opening what he says would be St. Louis’ first black comedy club.”
– (“What Are You Laughing At”, St. Louis, Riverfront Times, February 4, 2004)
The statement seems prescient, as this week Jessie Taylor announced the soft opening of The Laugh Lounge, his new comedy club. This new club promises to be home the city thriving urban comedy scene, but Taylor isn’t limiting the reach of his audience or comic base.
St. Louis Magazine continues Thomas Crone’s monthly profile of comics at various levels of the St. Louis comedy scene. This month, they asked questions of Ella Fritts, JC Sibala, and Eric Brown. It’s a fun look at their views on the craft of comedy. We’d be remiss if we didn’t point out each of them
Comedy careers are measured in milestones. Tomorrow starts a new month, so that seemed like a good theme for today. So here are two milestones that are actually related.
Ahead of their show next week and their “best of” show at The Improv Shop, the team behind Fatal Bus Accident got a nice write up in this week’s Riverfront Times. Congrats to the show, and thanks to the RFT for its increasing coverage of our local scene!
We were delighted to see that Thomas Crone has a Q&A in St. Louis Magazine with some of our favorite local comics. Follow the link and peer into the minds of Rima Parikh, Angela Smith, and Carolyn Agnew. It’s a fun read. Also, starting tomorrow, we’re going to begin posting new profiles of local comics
Continuing with the latest bump of local media coverage of the St. Louis comedy scene, both Amy Milton and Libbie Higgins made the Riverfront Times’ list of “Seventy Five Reasons We Love St. Louis.”