2019 St. Louis Independent Comedy Profile: Bobby Jaycox

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.

Bobby Jaycox is regular feature at clubs across the country. In addition to stand up, he’s a mainstay in the local improv scene and can often be found doing something cool at The Improv Shop. He co-runs The Improv Shop open mic with Rafe Williams each Monday.

NAME

Bobby Jaycox

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

Website: http://bobbyjaycox.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bobbyjaycox
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bobbyjaycox

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?

Almost 10 years

DESCRIBE YOUR MATERIAL/STYLE OF PERFORMING TO SOMEONE WHO HASN’T SEEN YOU

I think my style right now is more storytelling. I like reflecting my material off of what is actually going on in my life. Most of my old material is about being single and now I am in a relationship and finding new things funny I had not noticed as a single comic.

A club owner once compared me to Nate Bargatze and Rory Schovel. I look up to both of them and I have had the pleasure of working with both of them.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING THING, PERSONALLY, THIS YEAR, ABOUT STAND UP?

I have been the most excited about finding material in the moment on stage. I get really nervous, and crazy excited, when I don’t know where I want to go next and in that moment I do what I was taught in improv which is “follow the fun.” It is really rewarding and special to find the next part of your act in the actual space of the room. More times than not my brain takes over in ways I personally can’t reach with writing.

CURRENTLY, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU ARE WORKING TO OVERCOME, IN STAND UP COMEDY?

Right now the biggest challenge is becoming better than I was last year. It’s all a challenge. I love facing the fear, and making it look easy.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?

Become the head coach of the Battlehawks. Kaa kaww!!

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU’D KNOWN BEFORE YOU STARTED PERFORMING?

Write a joke, and perform a joke on stage, in as many different ways you can, always moving forward with it.

Also, no one knows anything. Follow your heart and listen to the audience. They want to like you, so show them why.

IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

I would be PurpleMonster. Because, no one drinks that stuff and I would live on, and be energized forevererrererrrrr!

PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?

The Shining.

I would have just kept writing. Jack Nicolson’s character should have just kept writing his story, ya know? I mean how much easier could a job be? And who wouldn’t love to live in a hotel with your wife and kid with a split personality pointer finger.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?

I am hosting for Natasha Leggero Sept. 12-14 at Helium Comedy Club

Go see Bobby this weekend, and check back tomorrow as our profile of the St. Louis comedy scene continues.

Flyover Comedy Festival Performer Profile: Bobby Jaycox

We’re taking a minute to show you some of the great performers who’ll be walking the boards of the stages in The Grove for Flyover Comedy Festival.

What are you looking forward to most at the festival this year?

Playing with my friends on Burnside!

When/where are you performing at the festival?

Friday Nov. 9th
6pm with my improv team, Burnside.
And 7pm i headline Bobby Jaycox and friends.

Give us your social media information!

@bobbyjaycox on everythang

Would you rather be covered in spiders, or live in a world without tacos?

I would be covered in spiders. You’re welcome the world! #tacosaboveall

Do you even lift?

Yes. I lift very heavy weights, a lot. The worst thing about lifting is running out of weights.

Plug something. Commerce will save us all!

Comedy Showcase at The Improv Shop! Every Saturday! Its a show I run with my comedy partner and life mate Rafe Williams.

See Bobby and all of the other comics joining  him at Flyover Comedy Festival, November 8 – November 10 in the Grove.  Wristbands for the entire festival are on sale now.  Buy yours today!

The Week Before Holiday, and All Through the Town – Shows 12/14 – 12/17

From tonight, through Saturday, we have a ton of shows you can go to that will keep your mind off of all that holiday shopping you still have to do.  From open mics to showcases, St. Louis Comedy has you covered.

Go to a show! Go to every show! Finish your shopping on Amazon while sitting at the bar waiting for the jokes to start.  Be a human being with purpose.

 

 

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