Temperatures are rising, globally on average and not just seasonally, meaning baby squirrels flit across the street dodging your damn cars, chirping birds take their revenge from above, and St. Louis comedy shows are in bloom! You know what they were doing months ago. Our St. Louis comedy shows were getting it on and ’tis the season to see those baby comedy shows birth new jokes into the fresh Spring air!
Of course, most of the St. Louis comedy shows happen indoors at night, so none of that sunny stuff if happening. Unbearable heat is on the way and you can prepare for it by coming to a show in an air-conditioned venue!
Comedy Shipwreck Open Mic (10PM, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Ave
St. Louis, MO 63116) – Your captain Chad Wallace sets sail over the stormy sea that is St. Louis comedy. Be prepared for the open mic voyage with $1 PBRs!
Palomino Open Mic (10:30PM, The Palomino Lounge 5876 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112) – Zack Stovall (SketchPAD, The Catalogue) hosts this newest addition to the St. Louis comedy scene. Soft R&B and an old school vibe set this up as the coolest of the cool venues for comedy and features a new host every week.
A WORDUP! COMEDY COMPETITION (7 PM, Legacy Books 5249 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108) – Artists of all kinds are welcome to take part in the monthly competition for a $100 cash prize!
Bare Knuckle Comedy (9PM, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Ave
St. Louis, MO 63116) – The longest running sketch group in St. Louis graces the stage at The Heavy Anchor and brings along comedians JC Sibala, Rima Parikh, Ben Johnson, special guest Bunny Rodriguez, and improv group Milk Milk Lemonade!
Bar 101 Open Mic (Bar 101 Soulard, 3rd and Lafayette, 1724 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63104) – The spring sights and sounds of Soulard come alive at Bar 101 where Josh Slobe revels in the miracle of open mic comedy.
Wild Card Wednesday Night Comedy (10:30PM, The Crow’s Nest, 7336 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63143) – How horrifying would it be if your games of Circle of Death were played in front of a full bar? See what happens at Wild Card Wednesday where comedians do just that. This weekly open mic continues its month full of guest hosts this week.
Eric Brown + Brandon Judd: Live Comedy DVD (8PM, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Ave
St. Louis, MO 63116) – The debut of the only standup comedy show that has bonus features! Join Eric and Brandon go to town on popcorn and soda and watch live as the special features of a DVD come alive right before your eyes! Comedians include Chris Cyr, Patrick Trowbridge, Tom Straight, Angela Smith, Casey Paulsen, and Sarah Bursich. Bonus features include director commentary, deleted scenes, alternate endings, and more!
HH Comedy Presents: Tom Brown (8PM, The Night Owl by Tree House, 3177 South Grand St. Louis , 63118) – The Night Owl, the best bar above a vegetarian restaurant in St. Louis, plays host to the smallest (it’s tiny space-wise), weekly open mic in the city. Tom Brown features this week while Yale Hollander takes up hosting duties while the hosts are busy at The Heavy Anchor. Are their glasses real? Why?
Fitz’s Comedy Night Presents: Max Price (10PM, Fitz’s Comedy Night, 6605 Delmar Blvd University City, MO 63130) – The longest running St. Louis comedy open mic plays host this week’s featured comedian Max Price, a slender, tattooed young man who’s a straight shooter.
Once Upon A Time Improv (7:30PM, The Monocle, 4510 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63110) – Once Upon a Time will take you on a journey of in the moment improvised theater and comedy. Each night is a variety show centered on storytelling and narrative performance. Featuring Erik Diaz, Joshua Michael Slobe, Libbie Higgins, Nathan Maul, Christen Ringhausen, Rachel Saddler and Frank Zito!
The Bunker (8PM, Bar 101 Soulard, 3rd and Lafayette, 1724 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63104) – See improv from Danger Club, Homeburger, 10:02, and Putty while host Josh Slobe keeps its all together!
Contraceptive Comedy (8PM, Shameless Grounds, LLC, 1901 Withnell Ave St. Louis, MO 63118) – The only monthly comedy show in a sexy coffee shop, seriously, look at the book selection! This month’s lineup is 83% from out of town and features Tina Dybal, Dwight Simmons, Zain Zaidi, Tommy F. Oler, Christie Buchele, and Rachel Weeks. Enjoy the ramblings of curmudgeon host Stryker Spurlock!
A Solid 20 (8PM, The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Ave St Louis, MO 63110) – Swanky is the word for the fanciest offering of comedy in The Grove neighborhood. Patrick Trowbridge, Ella Fritts, and Jonathan Venegoni are featured on this show that gives, you guessed it, 20 minute feature sets to all the comics!
O’Fallon Out Loud (8:30PM, Rendezvous Cafe & Wine Bar, 217 South Main St
O’Fallon , MO 63366) – Reservations are required at this one. Exclusive! Treat yourself to elegant comedy from Chris Cyr, Shannon Yarborough, and headliner Dan O’Sullivan! Hosted by the tender Andy Hamilton.
The Funny Bone on Wednesday, March 22nd hosts a local showcase with St. Louis Comedy favorites Max Price, Brian McDowell, Reggie Edwards, and Bobby Jaycox! The weekend at Funny Bone plays host to Comedy Central’s Adam Ray. Helium St. Louis features an exclusive one time event with Christopher Titus on the same night as well as a whole weekend with Simpsons alum Dana Gould.
We hope you survive the holiday!