Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Jan Gudaitis

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.

Jan Gudaitis,also known as Deadpan Jan has a unique voice and a dry and off beat way at looking at life. She has performed at the Limestone Comedy Festival; the Cleveland Comedy Festival; the Golden Spike Comedy Festival;Gilda Radner LaughFest, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival; Let’s Fest Festival; Maumee Joseph and Mary Comedy Festival and the World Series of Comedy, She has worked with Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, Laura Kightlinger, Stewart Huff Tim Northern and others.

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

I am looking forward to the Late, Late Breakfast Show on Saturday at 4:00 PM. As a comic, I keep late hours so 4:00 PM is perfect for me. Also, looking forward to seeing friends, meeting other comics and staying up late.

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Friday Nov 9th at 7:00 PM at the Improv Shop
Saturday Nov 10th at 4:00 PM The Late, Late, Breakfast Show at the Improv Shop
Saturday Nov 10th at 7:00 PM at the Improv Shop

Give us your social media information!

JanGudaitisComedy.com Webpage
twitter@DeadpanJan
Jan Gudaitis Comedy Facebook page

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

Since I’ve been bitten by a spider and it was no fun and woke up to find the campfire surrounded by a half dozen tarantulas while I slept a few feet away in a mummy sleeping bag, I would prefer to live without taco’s. It wouldn’t be much of a sacrifice since I could still eat all of the fillings separately.

Do you even lift?

Only when necessary! Like when I have to carry the vacuum cleaner from one floor to another or when I have to move mulch around in my yard. When my husband leaves his weights out in the middle of the room, I first curse him under my breath and then roll them out of the way.

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We all have dreams and goals, one I hope to realize soon is to write and produce a one-woman-show for various fringe festivals. I hope to prove that Deadpan Jan can bring life to a comedy show.

See Jan 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: Bobby Jaycox

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.

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

Playing with my friends on Burnside!

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Friday Nov. 9th
6pm with my improv team, Burnside.
And 7pm i headline Bobby Jaycox and friends.

Give us your social media information!

@bobbyjaycox on everythang

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

I would be covered in spiders. You’re welcome the world! #tacosaboveall

Do you even lift?

Yes. I lift very heavy weights, a lot. The worst thing about lifting is running out of weights.

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Comedy Showcase at The Improv Shop! Every Saturday! Its a show I run with my comedy partner and life mate Rafe Williams.

See Bobby 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!

Tour Stop STL: Your Uncle’s Girlfriend

On Monday, June 11, the Heavy Anchor will host another edition of the weekly open mic, Comedy Shipwreck, helmed by Chad Wallace at roughly 10:00 pm. A special treat’s in store early, though, as an indie tour shares the venue with a 9 pm start time.

Dubbed Your Uncle’s Girlfriend, the tour features New Orleans comics Laura Sanders and Kate Mason. After a stop in Memphis, St. Louis’ gig will be the second on their June tour swing.

The bio for the show reads like so: “Laura and Kate grew up mere hours apart in Columbus and Pittsburgh, respectively, where they honed their loud voices, love for mushy foods, and ability to fake confidence to avoid ridicule. They met in New Orleans where together they host the beloved weekly open mic, Bear with Me, at Twelve Mile Limit. With over 15 years of stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy experience between the two of them, their credits include being featured on Fox’s LaughsTV, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival. Laura’s comedy album, Oh God Please Like Me, debuted at number one on the iTunes comedy charts.”

Writing from home in NOLA, Mason notes that “this is a single tour, but we would like to do more in the future, so it could end up being a recurring one! We’ve built the tour through friendships with comics in other cities. We’re really lucky to have this network, because each show becomes like a trust fall with the local indie comedy scene. We’re so excited to see who local show producers have picked to be on the shows with us, and get to know each city’s local comics even more.

“This tour is actually a friendship anniversary for us,” she adds. “Laura moved to New Orleans in the fall of 2015. We dodged each other for as long as we could, but by June of 2016 we were unable to deny that friendship was inevitable. Laura started hosting the mic on Monday nights at Twelve Mile Limit around the time we became friends, and I jumped on board a year later.”

The pair look forward to road life.

“One thing that I think is surprising to many people,” Mason adds, “is how amazing comedy shows are in cities that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with great comedy. People tell us how impressed they are by shows in New Orleans all the time, and I think the same goes for a lot of small-mid size cities across the U.S. People are producing incredible, creative shows with fantastic talent all over the country, and you don’t need to pay a lot to see it.”

(In fact, the this Monday’s gig is a “donations accepted” affair, so open your wallet to the sum that moves you.)

Here’s Kate Mason at work:

And here’s Laura Sanders:

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Get Those Resolutions Done – Show Roundup 1/29 to 2/4

We’re at the end of January and by now you should’ve lost 35 pounds, woken up earlier every day, and finally fed your cat on a regular basis.  If you haven’t, you’ve got 11 more months tackle those resolutions, but you should probably feed the cat soon. Take some time off and treat yourself with St. Louis Independent Comedy shows this week.

Don’t forget to check out the Open Mic List to see up-and-comers and standup veterans at the popular price of free! Continue reading “Get Those Resolutions Done – Show Roundup 1/29 to 2/4”