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.
JC Sibala is the co-host and co-creator of Wild Card Comedy, a weekly open mic in its fifth year at The Crow’s Nest. He’s also performing in this year’s Flyover Comedy Festival in St. Louis.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING STAND UP?
DESCRIBE YOUR MATERIAL/STYLE OF PERFORMING TO SOMEONE WHO HASN’T SEEN YOU
I’m very laid back in my delivery.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING THING, PERSONALLY, THIS YEAR, ABOUT STAND UP?
Performing this week in the World Series of Comedy.
CURRENTLY, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU ARE WORKING TO OVERCOME, IN STAND UP COMEDY?
Just having enough time to do everything.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COMEDY GOAL FOR THE NEXT YEAR?
Featuring more in clubs.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH YOU’D KNOWN BEFORE YOU STARTED PERFORMING?
How to be comfortable on stage.
IF YOU WERE A BEVERAGE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Jameson. It basically courses through my veins.
PICK ANY HORROR MOVIE. HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE?
Get Out! I would survive by not being black.
DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PROMOTE?
I’m performing as part of the World Series of Comedy Main Event this week at the Casino Queen.
See JC perform around the St. Louis comedy scene, and check back tomorrow as we continue to highlight the area’s working comics.
St. Louis Magazine continues Thomas Crone’s monthly profile of comics at various levels of the St. Louis comedy scene. This month, they asked questions of Ella Fritts, JC Sibala, and Eric Brown. It’s a fun look at their views on the craft of comedy.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t point out each of them stress the importance of open mics in developing material, since we’re in the midst of Death Mic 2017. Our favorite is Ella’s declaration that:
“I, personally, don’t consider someone a comic until they’ve done open mics for at least three months, no matter what shows you’ve done or what comedy you’ve participated in.”
Shots fired! Also, we agree. Get out there and do the work. Here’s a list of open mics.
Read the whole article here.
See Ella Fritts and JC Sibala this Wednesday night on Helium Comedy’s Dirty Show. Catch Eric Brown with Dave Stone (the comedian, not the Jazz Musician) May 3, at The Monocle.
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.
Continue reading “The Week Before Holiday, and All Through the Town – Shows 12/14 – 12/17”
Wild Card Comedy hosts Wild Card Wednesday Night Comedy every Wednesday Night at The Crow’s Nest in downtown Maplewood. It’s a comedy open mic where hosts JC Sibala and Chris Cyr encourage comics to incorporate various challenges into their sets.
Continue reading “St. Louis Comedy Profile: Wild Card Comedy”
One of the problems a lot of comedy scenes deal with is the tension that exists between the local comedy clubs and the comics who put on DIY shows around their city. St. Louis is lucky enough to have three clubs comics can get work in, and who aren’t antagonistic towards indy shows. Not only that, all three have regular open mics and showcases that only feature local talent.
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