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.
Vincent Opper is a local comic who produces shows for Gateway Comedy Scene, focusing on comedy on both sides of the Mississippi river.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?
DESCRIBE YOUR MATERIAL/STYLE OF PERFORMING TO SOMEONE WHO HASN’T SEEN YOU
I specialize in PG-13 rated observational humor.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING THING, PERSONALLY, THIS YEAR, ABOUT STAND UP?
Starting a new promotion with my partner.
CURRENTLY, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU ARE WORKING TO OVERCOME, IN STAND UP COMEDY?
My biggest challenge is finding that sweet spot between promoter and entertainer.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?
To perform in eight major shows in 2020.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU’D KNOWN BEFORE YOU STARTED PERFORMING?
My job is to make people laugh, as opposed to doing material that makes me laugh.
IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I would be an amaretto sour. I go down fairly smooth with a slight bite.
PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?
Silence of the Lambs. I would have just kept my mouth shut while putting on the lotion.
DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?
I have shows Sept Oct 4 in New Athens, Illinois, Oct 5 in New Baden, Illinois, October 18 in Festus, Missouri. Details are at gatewaycomedyscene.com
Look up Vincent as he performs around the area, and check back tomorrow as we continue to highlight the area’s working comics.