Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Angela Smith

We’re taking a minute to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival November 8 – 10.

Angela Smith is a St. Louis based stand-up comic and friend to animals everywhere.  She was a finalist in the 2018 Funny Bone comedy competition and has most recently opened for Nikki Glaser and Michael Ian Black.

Don’t miss her this week at the festival!

What about the festival are you most looking forward to this year?

All of it. Last year’s Flyover Festival felt like summer camp. I’m looking forward to seeing friends and catching as many shows as possible. Shane Torres is a must-see.

Do you have a favorite memory from last year’s festival?

None that I can share without compromising my promising future in politics.

As a St. Louis native, is there anything visiting comics must see or do while they’re in town?

Definitely. I think visiting comics would love coming to my neighborhood and checking on my pets a couple times a day while I’m busy enjoying Flyover. There’s a great washer/dryer setup in the basement if they wouldn’t mind switching the clothes over, too. Treat other cities like your own home — don’t touch my thermostat.

When / where are you performing during the festival?

11/8 at Ready Room for The Best of the ‘Lou Showcase, 11/9 hosting for Liam McEneaney at the Monocle and 11/10 hosting the first half hour of the open mic at Handlebar.

Give us your social media info!

Twitter:  @angelamarie85

Instagram: angelasmithstl

You wake up tomorrow morning, and you’re in the middle of a post apocalyptic wasteland, much like the world of Beyond Thunderdome or Fury Road. What’s your plan for survival?

Same as my pre-apocalypse plan — share the hottest memes I can find and survive off the validation.

Promote something. Commerce saves us all!

Come to the Best of Boondoggle at the Heavy Anchor in South City on 11/7. It’s the night before Flyover, so any traveling comics who are getting in the night before — this is the show to see. It’s a gift to our comedy scene. Aaron Sawyer and his comedic collaborators are reprising the best sketches and videos from the show’s first year. I’m hosting it, and it’s not to be missed.

See Angela and all of the other comics joining her at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

St. Louis Comedy in the News! – STLMag Profiles Three Local Comics

We were delighted to see that Thomas Crone has a Q&A in St. Louis Magazine with some of our favorite local comics. Follow the link and peer into the minds of Rima Parikh, Angela Smith, and Carolyn Agnew.  It’s a fun read.

Also, starting tomorrow, we’re going to begin posting new profiles of local comics twice a week (Wednesday and Friday) until we run out again.  The last time we did these, we were constantly amazed by the reach each post had.  Hopefully you’ll all enjoy this next batch just as much.  And to show how much of a circle life is, Rima and Angela are both in the next round of profiles.

Go comedy!

Hey, St. Louis! Comedy is in the Air! – Shows for 10/21 & 10/22

weekend-of-10%2f21It’s exactly 10 days until Halloween! You’ve been working diligently on your costumes.  You’re sick of pumpkin spice (which is weird, because pumpkin spice is pretty rad). The thought of the Cubs in the World Series is making you crazy.  And, the presidential election makes you want to cry. What is a St. Louisan to do?

Go see one of these shows and cheer up!

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