St. Louis Comedy Profile: Nathan Orton

St. Louis Stand Up Comedy Nathan OrtonNathan Orton performs regularly on local indy produced shows and in the clubs. He’s a favorite among many St. Louis comedy fans, as evidenced by being a finalist in the Funny Bone’s annual comedy competition. The final round of that contest is August 8.

Your Name
Nathan Orton

How long have you been performing stand up?
3 years

Who are your biggest comedy influences?
Patrice Oneal, Bill Hicks, Dave Chappelle, Louis CK, Bill Burr

Describe your worst experience on stage.
I was bombing at an urban mic and some chick yelled “next!” I thought she said “necks.”

What’s your best on stage experience?
Performing along side working headliners and being received by the crowd very well. “The Dirty @ 12:30” in Las Vegas.

What’s your favorite thing about the St. Louis comedy scene?
Getting work at the clubs

Is there anything you’d like to say to the people sitting in the coffee house where I’m typing up this list of questions?
The scone is terrible for you.

Rank in order of coolness: Pirate, Ninja, Zombie, Robot

Cake or Pie?
Fresh fruit

Plug something. It’s why we do this.
I’m in the final round of the Funny Bone’s annual comedy competition on August 8.

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