We’re continuing our profile of the comics in the St. Louis comedy 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.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?
Too long. (A total of 13 years or so.)
DESCRIBE YOUR MATERIAL/STYLE OF PERFORMING TO SOMEONE WHO HASN’T SEEN YOU
I have a unique delivery, and cover race, religion, marching bands, and other topics of maximum importance.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING THING, PERSONALLY, THIS YEAR, ABOUT STAND UP?
I had a couple of bar shows early this year where the comics that went up before me were having a rough time and the audience seemed tepid, and where I was able to figure things out and turn the show around. As a performer, nothing feels better than that.
CURRENTLY, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU ARE WORKING TO OVERCOME, IN STAND UP COMEDY?
This year has been a real struggle, as a recent car accident caused things to spiral for me medically and financially. The few times I’ve managed to get onstage since have gone reasonably well. and I had to cancel most road work. I am certainly not getting onstage at the same pace I once was. It’s definitely been a challenge to most everything in my life, especially comedy.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?
Right now, I am just trying to financially and creatively get back on my feet.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU’D KNOWN BEFORE YOU STARTED PERFORMING?
I moved to Los Angeles and showcased for industry with less than six months of comedy experience. I certainly wouldn’t do that again. Really, I wish I’d learned to manage pace and to limit expectations, and to just perform for the joy of it, and that this kind of life is much more about the journey than the destination, much earlier than I did.
IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A wine cooler. Drinking me should make everyone instantly lose respect for you.
PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?
I feel like I would do well in “The Ring” these days, since no one I know has a VCR.
Check back tomorrow as we continue to highlight the area’s working comics.