2019 St. Louis Comedy Profile: Jimmy Day

We’re spending the next month or so 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

Jimmy Day

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jimmycday/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimmycday
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimmy.day.1213

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?

Around 4.5 years

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

Set up. Punchline. Audience laugh/standing ovation. Repeat.

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

I hosted at The Funny Bone recently for Nick Griffin. There were great crowds all weekend, but Saturday night sticks out because I had one of my best sets ever.

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

Building more material and trying to get booked.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?

I want to drop 2 Netflix specials and have Dave Chappelle tell me that I am funnier than him.

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

How to prepare for performing and how to structure a set.

IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

A bowl of pink milk that is left over after eating Fruit Loops. Because I am delicious.

PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

I would have survived The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by living in Missouri and not visiting Texas.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?

Free comedy Thursday @ J SmugsGastropit/Gaslight October 24, 8:30 pm.
Happiest Hour Comedy Series @ Sophies Artist Lounge November 14, 6:00 pm.

I update my Facebook page with upcoming show dates.


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!