Fresh off Easter, it’s time to gather those chocolate bunnies and send part of them to the IRS for tax day, which is on April 18th this year. Most comics probably aren’t even filing taxes, but it’s good to know. Let’s get to the real meat of the week. We still giggle when we hear the numbers 69 and the almighty 420. Cool people will celebrate 4/20 by smoking a fat blunt (Can you tell someone who doesn’t smoke weed wrote this?) and uncool people will spend 4/20 wishing Hitler a happy birthday. Hell, you may even be high and do it by accident. No two pastimes go together better than watching standup comedy and being high. We’re not advocating drug use, but hell, you’re an adult and can do whatever you want. Also, why have the Easter people not gotten with the 4/20 people and put together the greatest wake and bake holiday the world has ever seen?
Palomino Open Mic (10:30PM, The Palomino Lounge 5876 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112) – Where do you want to be when the world ends? J/K! We don’t know when that’s happening, but everyone knows we’re goddamn closer to it. If it’s your last night on earth, spend it at the coolest and the smoothest open mic in the Loop.
WordUp (7PM, 5249 Delmar Blvd, 5249 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108) – Comedy is king here, but you can see artists of all kinds including poets, singers, musicians, and more! They’re all fighting to the death for a cash prize or performing. Either way, it’s exciting!
Bar 101 Open Mic (8 PM, Bar 101 Soulard, 3rd and Lafayette, 1724 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63104) – What’s a Soulard bar to do on a Wednesday night with a showroom fit for great entertainment? Host an open mic! That’s what! Stop asking questions.
Wild Card Wednesday Night Comedy (10:30PM, The Crow’s Nest, 7336 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63143) – You drank in college, so you know how harrowing it is to draw a card and have to finish your drink. Maybe that was your goal all along. Watch as comedians try their hand at new material and challenges like performing without a mic and doing a set as a comedic legend.
Thursday 4/20 (TEE HEE)
Impolite Company (10:30PM, The Crack Fox, 1114 Olive
St. Louis, MO 63101) – This colorful show, now in its second year is looking to give back by giving $2 of every admission to Planned Parenthood. They’ll need it! The show’s for adults. We can’t stress that enough. Be an adult and see Jack Schurk, Stephon Hightower, Justin Luke, Carolyn Agnew this month.
Mimi’s Gigglebox (10:30PM, The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Ave St Louis, MO 63110) – Hey, a variety show! You’ll definitely see standup comedy here, but you might also be treated to a magician, a puppet show, or a sword swallower! This first edition features stand up from Angela Smith, clowning from Too Me Tom, burlesque from the legendary Lola Van Ella, and more!
O’Fallon Out Loud (8:30PM, Rendezvous Cafe & Wine Bar, 217 South Main St O’Fallon , MO 63366) – Wine and comedy mix. Fine wines and comics Steve Poggi, Joe Lehnig, Andy Hamilton, and Andrew Frank will be your sommeliers. If you don’t know the word, that’s okay!
A Solid 20 (8:00PM, The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110) – Chris Cyr hosts as local comics get a chance to stretch their acts for longer sets at this monthly show. This month features Matt Wayman, Emily Hickner, and Duke Taylor.
From Last Comic Standing and Conan, Joe List will be at the Funny Bone 4/19 and 4/20. Stop in every day at Helium from 4/20 to 4/23 for DeRay Davis, from Montreal’s Just For Laughs and Cedric The Entertainer’s festival.
The city-wide Death Mic 2017 contest continues!