For those in search of laughter or curious about the on-goings of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations of shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers crossed, Oh God! I hope this works, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, stand-up, improv and everything in between and out-of-the box.
By Kelsey McClure
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The "Fun" Tour 7 p.m. Friday, December 7. Brennan's Wine and Tobacco. If you want to call a 3-day road trip with your closest and funniest comedian friends "a tour" then you're probably one of the guys on The "Fun" Tour. And it's really just that simple; five guys, three days and three venues, kicking off right here in St. Louis. The show is independently written and produced by the lot of them and with the exception of Kansas City-based AJ Finney, you'd have to make your way to Chicago to see any of these guys perform. The ticket for the night gets you performances by Finney, Kevin White, Kenny Deforest, Sam Norton and Alan Grafton. If you're fond on over-the-top imaginations and the stories told as a result then this is the show for you.
W. Kamau Mau Uprising 9 p.m. Tuesday, Decmeber 11. The Firebird W. Kamau Bell is a socio-political comedian who boldly and hilariously lays out his thoughts on the reality of racism, stereotypes and a mess of typically taboo topics. His FX show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell is produced by Chris Rock and his most recent album Face Full of Flour was voted in the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010 by iTunes and Punchline Magazine.
Janine Brito -- one of the Totally Biased writers -- will be alongside Kamau for the ride. She's a comedian with a message, and if you called her a sassy she'd take it as a compliment. It also just so happens that she got her start in comedy right here in St. Louis.
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