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.
How long have you been performing stand up?
4 long excruciating years.
Who are your comedy influences?
Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Patrice O’Neal
Describe your worst experience on stage.
Doing a show with a hood crowd, and an even “hood-er” host. The first three minutes went well, until I closed on a joke about my car being stolen with my mom’s remains in the trunk. Dead silence. After that, the host roasted me for 20 minutes.
Describe your best experience on stage.
My best experience on stage was performing a set at a music venue out of town. Even though it was a music show, the crowd loved it.
What do you like best about the St. Louis Comedy scene?
My favorite thing about the St. Louis Comedy scene, for stand ups, is the speed in which okay comics improve. They start of okay. Get good quickly. Then, all of a sudden they’re great.
We’re typing these questions up in a coffee house. Is there anything you’d like us to tell the other people here?
Don’t wash down Mexican food with coffee.
Rank the following in order of coolness. Pirate, Ninja, Zombie, Robot.
Ninja, robot, zombie, pirate
Cake or Pie?