Sarah Pearl has quickly become a regular on the St. Louis stand up scene. Another person who’s been both a musician and a comedian, she has a stage presence that engages the audience immediately.
How long have you been performing stand up?
Describe your worst experience on stage.
We held a farewell roast when I moved to St. Louis that was 98% amazing, but the 2% not-amazing part was probably the most brutal of any time I’ve been onstage.
Describe your best experience on stage.
I had an open mic at my house on the huge porch in the backyard to celebrate my birthday last year. It was so amazing to witness an entire scene of incredibly diverse and talented funny people who were all integral to my development as a comedian come together and have a blast, and we even had a first-timer go up. Plus, it was my house so I got to do as much time as I wanted, so that was pretty cool.
What do you like best about the St. Louis Comedy scene?
The talent and drive in this city inspires me. There are so many hard-working and hilarious comedians here that impress and motivate me constantly. We have mics to go to every night to develop our skills, we have tons of regular shows that people work tirelessly to put together (and do so with success), we have a scene chock full of supportive folks, and we have bad ass headliners that come through town to watch and learn from on a regular basis. What more could you ask for, really?
Rank the following in order of coolness. Pirate, Ninja, Zombie, Robot.
Cake or Pie?
Cake or Pie? The cake is a lie, so probably pie. (I lied, cheesecake.)
Plug something. It’s why we do this.
People can catch me regularly at Helium, including the Dirty Show on Wednesday, July 13. I’ll also be on next month’s The Catalogue Live! on August 26th at Heavy Anchor.