Continuing with our profiles of St. Louis’s comedy scene, today we present, Jason Jenkins. Jason is a contestant in the Jukebox Comedy Club’s comedy contest in Peoria, Illinois tonight. If you live in P-Town, check him out.
Hey Guys Comedy is located in Fairview Heights, IL. It’s owners, stand up comic Bruce Veach and his partner Shelbie Wohlstadter took the time to answer some questions for us.
At the dawn of time, when the Earth was nothing but fire and lava, one open mic stood against the threat of a world without laughter. Stand up comic, Sam Rootbeer, hosted the Danno’s Open Mic. The mic served as a training ground for many comics looking to spar with all of the distractions an audience could have.
Stand up comedian, Brian McDowell is a regular host and feature at Hey Guys! Comedy Club in Fairview Heights, Illinois. He just wrapped up a weekend working with the legendary Jimmy Walker.
Vincent Bryant was a finalist in Helium Comedy’s 2016 Funniest Person in St. Louis contest and performs regularly at The St. Louis Funny Bone.
One of the problems a lot of comedy scenes deal with is the tension that exists between the local comedy clubs and the comics who put on DIY shows around their city. St. Louis is lucky enough to have three clubs comics can get work in, and who aren’t antagonistic towards indy shows. Not only that, all three have regular open mics and showcases that only feature local talent.
Andy Hamilton recently inherited the monthly showcase, O’Fallon Out Loud from Shaun Arredondo and has been doing a great job making sure the show continues to live up to the standards for which it is known. He’s also the host of Parrot’s Open Mic, which takes place every Wednesday at Parrot’s Bar and Grill in St. Peters.
Reggie Edwards is a rapper and stand up comedian in the St. Louis scene. He’s a regular host at the St. Louis Funny Bone, where he just won their 2016 Comedy Contest.
Max Price is one of the finalists in the St. Louis Funny Bone’s 2016 Annual Comedy Competition. He can be found performing on a lot of showcases around town, and is the host of a new regular showcase at the Funny Bone, as well as his own indy showcase at Sappington Lounge.
Ryan Dalton is a former member of Bare Knuckle Comedy, and he’s the current host of Fitz’s Comedy Night, a stand up comedy open mic that returns to Fitz’s Upstairs Bar in University City on August 18.