Longhorn has been a comedy fixture around the midwest for awhile now. Whether he’s performing in a club, college, or other venue, he’s consistently funny and has earned his fanbase.
There’s a great comedy scene in Springfield, Missouri and their comics are no strangers to the stages of St. Louis. In a few cases, we’ve managed to steal some of these delightful people. Among them is Matt Barnes. Matt performs regularly on the local showcases at Helium Comedy and at the various indie shows. He’s never played basketball for the Golden State Warriors.
Zach Gzehoviak hosts the monthly Arguments & Grievances event at Brennan’s in the Central West End. He books comedy shows for the venue and has been around the scene for a while. His newest project is the Flyover Comedy Festival, which is having its inaugural festival this November.
Ron Finger is an interesting person. In the St. Louis comedy scene, he’s known for saying some pretty outrageous things, with no fear whatsoever. But, even though he’s sometimes saying the most horrible things you can imagine, he’s smiling so much you’re almost certain to forgive yourself for laughing. This has made him a regular this past year on Helium Comedy’s Wednesday showcases. Especially, their monthly Dirty Show.
Zack Stovall is an incredibly high energy performer who’s been involved in a number of creative projects here in St. Louis. He’s performed with Sketchpad Comedy and The Catalogue, and his writing has been featured in Splitsider. He really put a lot of thought into that “taco” question.
Jim “The Dad” Keith has been a fixture of the local comedy scene for a long time. You can occassionally find him at area open mics carrying his shopping bag full of props, or on a local showcase at Helium Comedy here in St. Louis.
Angela Smith was recently profiled by St. Louis Magazine. You can find her performing 1/14 at the Monocle as part of Nasty Women: A Comedy Show, if you have a ticket. The show’s sold out. Which is a problem we think Angela’s going to have to deal with a lot in her comedy career. We see a lot of sold out crowds in her future.
Christian Lawrence is the founder of Bare Knuckle Comedy and is a driving force behind all of the many shows they’ve produced. Thursday 1/12, his show History Shmistory will kick off a weekend of comedy at Foam Coffee and Beer. History Shmistory features comics performing material in character as famous historical figures. Go see it!