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.
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.
Each month, Tree Sanchez hosts a stand up comedy showcase in the Fox Park neighborhood. A major believer in the greatness the local comedy scene can achieve, Tree’s show is committed to giving new comics a chance to find their voice by letting them get stage time alongside comics with more experience. Check out the show for a chance to see the breadth of talent performing in the city.
The biggest comedy news in the city is that Louis CK is performing at The Scottrade Center Thursday night. Sure, that’s cool, but you’ll have to sit with 20,000 other people in a venue where you’ll barely be able to see him without the aid of a giant video screen. It’s like being in your living room, with more expensive beer and nachos. Continue reading “Louis CK Is In Town This Week”
You’d be hard pressed to find a more enthusiastic booster of the local comedy scene than Tree Sanchez. When she’s not on stage, she’s doing whatever she can to encourage newer comics to find their own voice, rather than just trying to become successful by mimicking others. She’s also trying to convince the general public to get out and see live comedy. Continue reading “St. Louis Comedy Profile: Tree Sanchez”