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?
Baseball’s over! Just kidding. It’s a joke. It’s not a good one, but we had you for a bit. No, downtown will still be soaked with Cardinals spirit and Busch beer until the boys of summer have gone home. There’s not a game every night, so what are you going to do? Watch TV, who has the time? St. Louis comedy is what you need and we have lots of it this week, from open mics to huge independent shows to something somewhere between that.
Leave your house, take in the fresh air, pull up a chair, grab a beer, and listen to comedians. It’s that easy!
We’re a baseball town, sure, but don’t let that distract you from all the great St. Louis comedy shows happening this week! Opening Week is a fun time to watch baseball and see a bunch of your favorite players in games that don’t matter. There’s a veritable World Series of comedy happening every week where comedians attempt to out play their inner demons and bring joy to the hears of strangers at showcases and open mics in bars all over the city. Some bars have very soft seats and that’s something to be celebrated right there!
The Cardinals are offering a deal that lets you into a game to stand in a urinal for $29 a month and we’re out here giving away open mic comedy for free. You’re guaranteed a seat and won’t get a hot dog thrown at you, unless you ask nicely.
Be a team player and check out this week’s shows!
There’s a rainy week in store for St. Louis. Stay dry and entertained at any of these fine St. Louis comedy shows. Grab your umbrella and come hang out in a venue with a roof. We don’t know of any venues without one, but we can guarantee all of these shows happen under one and being prepared is half the battle!
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!
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.
Comedy careers are measured in milestones. Tomorrow starts a new month, so that seemed like a good theme for today. So here are two milestones that are actually related.
If you’re a fan of live comedy, tonight is like Christmas to you. Unless you don’t celebrate Christmas. In which case, it’s like Holiday to you. From showcases to open mics, St. Louis Comedy is well represented tonight.
We know it’s Tuesday and you’re still ramping up your weekend, but there’s a lot going on tonight! You could go watch Lost Boys, in a bar. You could go watch comics develop new material. You can laugh at their failures. You can cheer their triumphs. Or you can just drink and enjoy the show. Whatever you do, do it!
It’s another week of great shows in St. Louis. Plan on attending one or more. Especially, plan on attending St. Louis Fringe to see Amy Milton in “Good.