What does the St. Louis Independent Comedy Scene have to offer?
(You’re about to find out if you continue reading…)
The local independent scene produces a lot of great stand up comedy shows every month. Some of these shows have been running for a several years. They allow St. Louis audiences to watch local talent develop, as well as a chance to see touring comics passing through the St. Louis area. Many of these shows are in intimate venues & are free or have cover charges more affordable than a traditional comedy club.
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**COVID-19 Note: Some of these shows are currently on hiatus until further notice. We will keep you posted either way!
ARGUMENTS & GRIEVANCES **On Hiatus
Arguments & Grievances is a live debate show in which contestants – from comedians to CEOs to your great Aunt Helen – debate outlandish topics with audiences choosing the victor. An outrageous enterprise exploring the heated issues of the day! Message their Facebook page for details.
COFFEE BREAK VIRTUAL COMEDY SHOWCASE
A Weekly Comedy Showcase performed virtually through Zoom Live every Wednesday @ 8pm CST. Produced & hosted by Yale Hollander, featuring St. Louis comedians & out-of-towners. Follow the Coffee Break Comedy Showcase on Facebook to tune in!
COMEDY SHOWCASE AT THE SHOP **On Hiatus
Weekly showcase with local and traveling comics at The Improv Shop. Every Saturday night, stop in and see this show. Produced by Rafe Williams and Bobby Jaycox.
THE BEST OF STL SHOWCASE AT THE FUNNY BONE
Local showcase at The Funny Bone Comedy Club at Westport Plaza. Produced & booked by St. Louis comedian Max Pryce.
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE **On Hiatus
This monthly showcase at The Heavy Anchor features female comics from the St. Louis Area at every level of their careers.
Local comedians perform as historical figures in this monthly show. Now operates as a podcast ambushing comics mid-interview by assigning them a historical figure. Created/hosted by Christian Lawrence. Follow this show on their Facebook page.
Impolite Company is a podcast where no topic is off limits. Normally hosting monthly showcases at The Crack Fox, Impolite Company is now expanding to socially distanced shows still at The Crack Fox, as well as 9 Mile Garden. Follow the Impolite Company Facebook page for updates on upcoming shows & more.
O’FALLON OUT LOUD
Originally started by Shaun Arredondo, St. Louis comedian Andy Hamilton now hosts this monthly showcase at Rendezvous Cafe & Wine Bar. Andy brings a headliner, a feature, and assorted guests to a cafe setting where patrons enjoy a club style show while sampling a great selection of food and drinks.
HAPPIEST HOUR COMEDY SERIES **On Hiatus
Chris Denman of ‘We Are Live’ (a podcast in production with live events) is an active member of the St. Louis scene, curating a weekly comedy night at Sophie’s Artist Lounge in Mid-Town St. Louis. Sponsored by Jack Daniels, see some St. Louis favorites while enjoying a fun cocktail!
SOUTH CITY COMEDY SERIES **On Hiatus
This weekly showcase is hosted by Tom Brown at Apotheosis Comics on South Grand in St. Louis city. Spend your Saturdays in this combination comic book store/bar and laugh with some of the city’s rising stars of comedy.
More Than Stand Up
There are a ton of comedy related projects going on in the St. Louis Comedy scene! There’s improv, talk shows, variety shows, podcasts, & sketch comedy. This is just a small sample of what’s going on.
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Part sketch, part stand up, part video, all funny. Boondoggle is a live comedic variety show written and performed entirely by Aaron Sawyer & a rotating guest comedian.
ROCK PAPER PODCAST
Do you like St. Louis comedy? Do you like St. Louis music? Shane Presley interviews both as part of his regular podcast. Take a minute to check out this great look at the creative scene in St. Louis by following the podcast on Facebook & Instagram, in addition to streaming it wherever you stream your podcasts.
SLOP CITY PODCAST
Hosted by St. Louis comedians Libbie Higgins & Tina Dybal, this podcast is chock-full of free flowing discussions with improvisation & hilarious storytelling. By the end of your first listen, you’ll be subscribing wherever you stream your podcasts! Follow on Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube.
THE CASUALLY MOLLIE PODCAST
St. Louis comedian Mollie Amburgey hosts a podcast that showcases casual interviews with comedians, musicians, & entertainments in St. Louis, as well as out of town. Casually check this podcast out on Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube, in addition to streaming it wherever you stream your podcasts on audio.
THE DAY AT NIGHT PODCAST
Day at Night is a podcast with a late night influence featuring monologue jokes, funny segments, celebrity interviews, & great musical guests. St. Louis comedians Jimmy Day & Jack Schurk bring late night to your ears with a talk show that you can enjoy anytime and anywhere. Follow this podcast on Facebook & Instagram, & stream on Apple Podcasts & Spotify.
THE COPING PODCAST
A podcast with St. Louis comedian Brendan Olson discussing death, grief, & spirituality with those who have experienced it first hand. Subscribe wherever you stream your podcasts.
SHUT UP DURING THE MOVIE
Every month, Michael Allen and crew view a “classic” movie at The Heavy Anchor while providing live commentary.
SORRY, PLEASE CONTINUE
A cross between The Moth Radio Hour and Mystery Science Theater 3000, “Sorry, Please Continue” is a storytelling show where a panel of comics and guests provide insight and humor while interrupting guest storytellers. Kenny Kinds and Jeremy Hellwig host the show with a different guest panelist each month. Check out their Facebook page for opportunities to be a storyteller on this show.
THE IMPROV SHOP
Whether you want to learn the craft or watch others practice it, The Improv Shop in the city’s Grove Neighborhood is the place to go. In addition to stand up and improv shows, they offer classes on everything from sketch writing to scene work, and of course, improvisation. They also have the best damn burger in town.