Standup comics are rarely one-trick ponies nowadays. Some act in movies, others in sitcoms and a handful even take a crack at the music business. But only a small minority ever host their very own TV show. The Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell ran on FX for two seasons, making t ... More >>
Buried Alive hits Netflix November 1
Standup comedian/TV/movie actor Kevin James is coming to the Peabody Opera House on September 13. Tickets range from $35 to $75 and will go on sale this Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m.
Despite his ever-expanding recognition as a socio-political voice in our society, one thing remains the same for W. Kamau Bell: His desire to be recognized as a great comedian. Kamau will be storming the stage at the the Firebird in St. Louis on December 11th for the next stop on his The Kamau Mau U ... More >>
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, im ... More >>
Horror, rom com, science fiction -- your days are numbered. Hollywood has a new genre of film to exploit: board game movies. In the wake of the that-looks-so-bad-it-might-be-good Battleship (which is released tomorrow), a number of films are in the works that are inspired by, named after or based on ... More >>
The first time comic Kris Wernowsky put on a "Too Hip for a Comedy Club" standup event at Foam last October, indie darling St. Vincent played the same night -- rather stiff competition, if you're trying to lure the Cherokee crowd. His other mistake: Keeping the overhead lights on full blast for t ... More >>
Stan Kann's websiteSt. Louis native Stan Kann was already a celebrated organ player before he became a comedic presence on talk showsFor most part, people in the entertainment business become famous by harnessing a single skill. They achieve notoriety through singing, dancing, acting, spoon-p ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, November 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Before My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy fused the two sides of Kanye West into a paranoid (beautiful, dark, twisted) mess of triumphalism and (twisted) Chris Rock-aided introspection there were two West figures in evidence on his albums--the massively confident rapper and the confused, angry ... More >>
The one and only Don King will be in town later this afternoon to promote his fight at the Scottrade Center on August 7 between St. Louis' own undefeated WBC/IBF champion Devon "The Bull" Alexander and Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnik.There are few sports figures more colorful -- and notorious -- than King ... More >>
And he's proud of it.The younger Berry will perform on Monday night at Blueberry Hill, headlining a night of stand-up comedy on the same stage at the Duck Room where his legendary uncle performs monthly. Berry says he's been working the comedy circuit off and on for nearly two years now but has ... More >>
Have you heard about Chris Rock's new movie, the documentary on African-American coiffure titled Good Hair?Rock got the idea for the film a few years back when his daughter complained to him about her kinky hair. The comedian was so baffled by his daughter's complaint that he set out to examine the ... More >>
Venue: The Middle East Upstairs Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Date: 06.16.08 Other Bands: Seymore Saves The World, Hospital Bombers, Daniel Oulette We rolled out of bed early to eat some breakfast and say goodbye to our lovely hostess, the Tomkos’ Aunt Donna (Uncle Chris had already headed o ... More >>
When Professor Griff talks, Joe says: listen.
Week of March 15, 2007
Week of January 19, 2006
Julie Seabaugh profiles local laugh-riot Brie Johnson
Lessons learned where the red carpet ends
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Stargaze for charity at the Longest Yard premiere party
Unreal bids fond farewell to Jerry Berger, witnesses a presidential Opening Day and a six-foot-tall termite and gives out a very, very special award
Arvin Mitchell and Jessie Taylor must contend with a segregated St. Louis comedy scene on their road to the big time. Maybe they'll navigate the system. Or maybe they'll just have to blow it up.
Chris Rock takes no prisoners
What's a little statutory rape between R. Kelly and his fans?
Dick Gephardt also likes kittens and cross-stitching; Unreal has fun with greed and other mortal sins
Week of March 26, 2003
Week of June 26, 2002
Week of June 5, 2002
Hip-hop legend Prince Paul is responsible for some of the music's most transcendent moments
How two American filmmakers made a very British Boy
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Saturday, Aug. 25; Pageant
In Osmosis Jones, a virus takes over Bill Murray. (So that's his excuse.)
Heaven Can Wait, but hell can't, for Down to Earth
Directed by Neil LaBute
Saturday, Dec. 4; Mississippi Nights
Written and directed by Kevin Smith
How long before Bill and Nancy Laurie move their newly purchased Grizzlies from Vancouver to Our Town?