For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.
Bobby Jaycox Presents September 3 at The Valley Park Funny Bone 8 p.m. | $5 - $8
Bobby Jaycox, who came in just behind Kenny Kinds in this year's RFT Standup Throwdown, is hosting a monthly showcase at the Valley Park Funnybone, spotlighting the forerunners of the St. Louis comedy scene. If it sounds familiar, it is. He was the man behind the similarly formatted show at Jilly's Steak House in High Ridge.
This month features Jeremy Essig, who recently opened for Brian Posehn and comes back to town once a month to cohost Loser. A Live Action Shame Show at the Heavy Anchor with Chris Ward. Also on the bill is Standup Throwdown Final Four qualifier Emily Hickner, along with Frankie Chubb and JC Sibala. Each comedian is seasoned in their own right and offers a unique and individual style of humor. It's a showcase of the best, not the similar.
The Valley Park Funny Bone also has a couple of comedy veterans stopping by for special one-off engagements. Be sure to catch Louie Anderson on Friday, September 20 and Tom Arnold on September 12 and 13.
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