2019 St. Louis Comedy Profile: Brandon Judd

We’re currently profiling the comics in the St. Louis scene. We’ll be covering a range of comics from seasoned pros, to open mic comics booking their first shows. Our goal is to give you a glimpse at who you can expect to see, no matter where you experience live comedy.

NAME

Brandon Judd

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

Website: http://www.juddgment.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/juddgment
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/juddgment

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?

7 years

DESCRIBE YOUR MATERIAL/STYLE OF PERFORMING TO SOMEONE WHO HASN’T SEEN YOU

Autobiographical absurdity. The thoughts and situations are real, the jokes usually aren’t. I started out as a one line guy, heavy on wordplay and puns. Don’t think there’s no room for puns anymore.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING THING, PERSONALLY, THIS YEAR, ABOUT STAND UP?

Back in May, I got to open for Brian Posehn at Helium. That was a dream come true. Back in college, I listened to him and Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins on repeat. Amazing to meet someone I admired so much and who had a huge influence on me wanting to perform.

CURRENTLY, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU ARE WORKING TO OVERCOME, IN STAND UP COMEDY?

Ahhh, great question. I took a 5 month break from standup this year. I think after spending so much time in it, I got burnt out. Finding love for it again is the biggest challenge for sure. I have a lot of fun writing, performing, and making people laugh, but there can be some dark times. Hours of driving to road gigs with no audience or an audience that hates you, missing out on some opportunities you thought for sure you’d get. It’s tough sometimes. I’m coming back from the break fresh and ready to keep moving forward.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?

In my break from standup, I started work on a completely improvised show. The premise is that with the help of what the audience brought to the show and what their occupations and skills are, we’re going to rob a bank. So trying that out with a live audience is definitely a 2020 goal. Also want to get some really metal album artwork done so I can put out some of what I’ve recorded over the years in a decent package, tentatively titled Levitating Church or Moving Tomb.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU’D KNOWN BEFORE YOU STARTED PERFORMING?

You have to tell people what you want and ask for what you want if you want to get it. You can be a great writer and a great performer, but you’re not going to get the opportunities you want if you don’t put yourself out there.

IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

Dr. Pepper because I have bold flavors.

PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

The Mangler – It’s about a haunted machine that kills people in a factory. I would just not go near it.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?

November 12th, I’ll be at Happiest Hour at Sophie’s. https://www.facebook.com/events/485739768651578/?event_time_id=485739801984908

Just follow me on Instagram or add me on Facebook if you like to see fuzzy pictures of bands playing around St. Louis or my hot takes on Ramones album art.

Enjoying these profiles of the local comedy scene? Get out and see a show this week. Then purchase your ticket to Flyover Comedy Festival, coming to The Grove in November. Over 100 local and touring comics will be bringing the laughs alongside headliners like Kyle Kinane & Sasheer Zamata. Wristbands are on sale now!

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Brandon Judd

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.

Performing in St. Louis since 2012, Brandon Judd has appeared on national festivals and has been featured on the Best of St. Louis at Helium Comedy Club. He has performed with the likes Gilbert Gottfried, Kevin Pollak, Hari Kondabolu, Ron Lynch of Bob’s Burgers and Portlandia, Creed Bratton of The Office and Randy and Mr. Lahey of The Trailer Park Boys.

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

Getting to kickflip in front of out-of-town comics.

When/where are you performing at the festival?

If I was pressed for it, I’d say November 9th at The Monocle at 10PM, but you can check out juddgment.com for more details.

Give us your social media information!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juddgment
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juddgment/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/juddgment

It’s Halloween season, did you wear a costume? What was it?

I wore my Starfleet uniform to parties and dressed as a Jedi to hand out candy.

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

Are the two mutually exclusive? Is it a world where it’s physically impossible to put a taco together? What about foods derived from tacos like a taco salad?

Do you even lift?

Yeah, and a meme from 2017 called, it wants this question back.

If you have a pet project, something to promote, or anything you want share, tell us here.

My pet project is my epileptic cat Henry Pawlins.

See Brandon and all of the other comics joining him at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!  We don’t know if Henry will be there or not.

Spring Comedy Has Sprung, Hon – St. Louis Comedy Roundup 3/20-3/26

St. Louis Comedy

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!

 

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Take a Second to Be the Third to March Fourth: Shows 3/3-3/4/17

It’s a dumb pun, but it correctly expresses our desire for you to see a live comedy show this weekend.  Starting tonight.  There are so many choices, you might have an anxiety attack.  You know, that feeling when you’re presented with so many choices that your chest tightens and your vision starts to tunnel?  Your breathing speeds up and gets shallow.  Your body temperature increases.  You feel like you’re going to faint.

Then you remember, it’s just comedy.  No one’s going to die if you don’t choose their show. So pick the one closest to you. Or the one your friends will be at.  Or throw a dart at your computer monitor and see where it puts you.

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