What does the St. Louis Independent Comedy Scene have to offer?
(You’re about to find out if you continue reading…)
The St. Louis Independent Comedy circuit is infused with a variety of stand up comedy, improv, podcasts, & other entertainment every month. Allowing St. Louis audiences to watch local talent develop, as well as a chance to see touring comics passing through the area, many of these shows are in intimate venues & are free or have cover charges more affordable than a traditional comedy club. Including virtual showcases & mics, the local comedians of the St. Louis area are constantly providing a creative environment for the consumer of comedy to enjoy.
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**COVID-19 Note: Some of these shows are currently on hiatus until further notice. We will continue to update if there are any changes to be made either way. Thank you for your patience!
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.
ARIES RISING COMEDY SHOW
Looking for something fun to do with the Aries in your life? Do you love to laugh? Here’s the show for you! Come spend a night with some of the best comics STL has to offer. Produced by comedian Nicole Gory, donations of toiletries for the Center For Women In Transition will also be accepted. Each item donated gets you entered in a raffle to win a basket of goodies from local businesses/artists! Click here for Facebook event & details!
COFFEE BREAK VIRTUAL COMEDY SHOWCASE
Produced & hosted by comedian Yale Hollander, this weekly comedy showcase featuring local & out-of-town comedians is performed virtually every Wednesday @ 8pm CST. Follow the Facebook page for more details.
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. Visit the show’s Facebook page for details.
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.
HISTORY SHMISTORY **On Hiatus
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.
O’FALLON OUT LOUD **On Hiatus
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.
FOCUS ON THE FUNNY
Founded by comedian Jason Nelson, Focus On The Funny produces & promotes live comedy shows. They also assist in booking talent & creating comedy based content. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
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.
Have something similar going on that you want us to know about? Know of one that you think should be added to the list? Visit our ‘About Us’ page for contact information.
IMPOLITE COMPANY PODCAST
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.
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, & other entertainers 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.
REAL STL COMEDIANS
Hosted by comedian Yolanda ‘Mizzunderstood’ Brown, Real STL Comedians is a platform centered around getting to know comedians off the stage, & is in partnership with Real STL News. Its main focus is to to introduce the real side of your favorite & funniest STL comedians. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
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 & follow on Facebook.
HUMP DAY HOPPY HOUR
Hosted by comedian Meredith Hopping, join her & a revolving trio of comedians from all over the country as they share drinks, laughter, & comedy. This can be viewed on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 6-7 PM via Facebook Live. Follow the Facebook page for more details.
A live comedic variety show written and performed entirely by Aaron Sawyer & a rotating guest comedian. Follow their Facebook page for more details.
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.