You can’t talk about comedy in St. Louis without talking about Bare Knuckle Comedy. The organization is one of the longest running comedy troupes in the city, producing podcasts, sketch shows, stand up shows, and shows that really can’t be easily described. Tonight (Friday July 8, 2016) their anniversary show with Ron Lynch, at Foam Coffee and Beer.
JC Sibala is the co-creator and co-host of Wild Card Comedy. He performs at clubs around the mid-west, and recently opened for Heather McDonald at Helium Comedy in St. Louis.
Jonathan Venegoni is a triple threat in the St. Louis arts scene. He’s a talented stand up comedian. He’s a talented musician. And, he has the most recognizable head of hair in the city. Until recently he was the host of Fitz’s Comedy Night, the longest running independent open mic in the St. Louis area.
Shane Presley is the host of Rock Paper Podcast, where he interviews musicians and comedians in the St. Louis area (as well as some who are just passing through). Shane’s a major supporter of the St. Louis arts scene, and every week publishes a nearly comprehensive list of shows taking place in the area on the Rock Paper Podcast Facebook page.
Of all the stand up comics we asked to complete these profiles, Stryker Spurlock used the most words, and actually complained that he couldn’t self promote more. He’s going to go far. He’s part of a lot of projects in the St. Louis area, but can be found monthly at Contraceptive Comedy, a showcase he
Chad Wallace is the host of The Comedy Shipwreck, a semi-monthly open mic and monthly showcase in South St. Louis. His open mic is usually one of the most well attended open mics in the scene.
Stand up comic Amy Milton is part of the creative force behind Fatal Bus Accident, a monthly comedy talk show that features stand up, sketch comedy, videos, music, interviews, and anything else that can possibly happen on a stage. It’s really impossible to accurately describe the show. Go see it.
Comedian Larry Greene can be found performing around the St. Louis area. He also hosts a number of shows as part of Hi-Larry-Ous Comedy. Not only is he a funny comic, he responded faster than anyone else to our questionnaire. Punctuality is such a rare thing in stand up comedy, we thought we’d highlight it.
St. Louis is full of comedic talent. Stand up comics, improv comics, podcast hosts, writers, and other performers keep our scene fresh and exciting. Our goal for the rest of this summer is to start highlighting some of that talent by introducing you to the people you’ll see on local stages, the people you can
A lot of people watch comedy. They watch stand up specials on Netflix. They watch sketch shows on YouTube. They watch a plethora of sitcoms on television. There are myriad ways to passively enjoy entertainment meant to make you laugh. Why be passive though? Nothing compares to a live show. Combine the thrill of knowing