July's comedy joke theme is "Doublin' Up." Bare Knuckle Comedy is hosting a soiree of comedy shows featuring the triumphant return of a few of St. Louis' finest - two of whom you might have caught a glimpse of at the sold out Kyle Kinane and Marc Maron shows at The Firebird. The minds behind the Imp ... More >>
Comedian Kurt Braunohler has made a career out of exposing audiences (and strangers) to the hilarity of the absurd. But with his upcoming webseries from Comedy Central, he's out to prove that absurdity can be a force for good. His plan? Jet-ski from Chicago to New Orleans as a means of raising $50, ... More >>
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, s ... More >>
It's pretty cool to watch someone that you know grow into a well-deserved position within in the comedy and entertainment worlds. Kirkwood native, podcast superstar, MTV talk show host and generally nice person Nikki Glaser's half-hour comedy special airs this Friday on Comedy Central. See Also: - ... More >>
This month marks twenty wonderful years since MTV aired the first episode of Beavis and Butthead. Mike Judge's hilarious cult phenomenon originally ran from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997, before being retired so that Judge could focus on Fox's animated series King of the Hill. When that show ca ... More >>
Would you rather see Stephen Colbert or Bill Clinton speak in St. Louis? Trick question! You can see both at Washington University this month -- which the "Colbert Report" has announced is the official site of the high-profile interview. "I am thrilled and honored to be interviewing President Clin ... 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 >>
Rep. Russ Carnahan was in the hot seat last night on Stephen Colbert's Better Know A District series on the Colbert Report.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Update: And our winner is Tekoa Bolden, whose Wu-name is Budget Nudist. Thanks for playing to all but one of you. Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) is coming to the Pageant this Thursday, June 7, and we'd like to give you a pair of tickets. It is well-known that Glover came by his hip-hop m ... More >>
Nick LucchesiJeff Robtoy in his element.Tomorrow night, there are no fewer than four major local shows vying for your weekend attention. Two of them are sad occasions -- Dynabro Griffin Kay's final performance with So Many Dynamos, Glass Teeth's final show as the five-man powerhouse you've co ... More >>
Image viaGreg Warren will wrassle you. Greg Warren of Kirkwood is amassing an army. A comedy army. Of comedians. And they're assaulting The Funnybone tonight and Brennan's Wine Food & Tobacco Friday and Saturday. What plan has he hatched, this Westpoint-cadet-turned-nationally-touring-comic?& ... More >>
Seth OlenickPaul F. Tompkins will bust your gut on Saturday! Lit'rally. Did we lurve Paul F. Tompkins the most on Mr. Show, Tenacious D, VH1's Best Week Ever or his stand-up? No matter. You can catch his act at the Firebird on Saturday night thanks to a new business model: if 300 people on Facebo ... More >>
Some things are just made for each other: peanut butter and jelly, rock and roll, Albert Pujols and the Cardinals, and now, Andy Schlafly and Stephen Colbert.Last night the world's finest faux-pundit hosted the St. Louis scion--son of Phyllis Schlafy, cousin of brewer Tom Schlafly-- and it was a ... More >>
What's scarier than a Cubs World Series championship? Trick question, it won't happen. But Cardinals Halloween costumes -- especially an Al Hrabosky mask from the '70s -- could be almost as frightful. The below suggestions and more are submitted by the folks over at InsideSTL. It's a funny read ... More >>
The wits over at The Daily Show -- along with the rest of America -- haven't pulled any punches against Chicago Cubs fans lately, which is just fine by all of us here at The Rundown.
See, we told you it was Cougar Week! Even Jon Stewart was attacked by one, last night on his Comedy Central show: -Unreal
Sure, wed love some
The questions Steven Colbert didn't ask.
Week of February 22, 2007
It's official: Truthiness, the term coined by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Respondents to M-W's online poll chose the expression -- a noun Colbert defined as "truth that comes from the gut, not books" and the American Dialect Society (which chose it as W ... More >>
Super news geek Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, showed Missouri some love Wednesday night during his regular segment, "The Word." If you missed his modest proposal for a "heartland transplant," Unreal suggests you hurry up and click ... -Unreal
Sedaris and Colbert peddle Candy not everybody wants
The Mel Brooks Collection
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party
Sarah Silverman speaks the unspeakable. And funny? Oh hell, yes.
Roseanne's still sweet
The Baxter can't get the girl. Except maybe just this once.
Comedian Dave Attell rolls into town
This is no time for laughter
Hydeware's dinner-theater offering lacks a substantial main course
Content, but still funny
No strings attached
Angry comedian Lewis Black is worried about St. Louis' mold count
2002 proved that TV has no shame at any hour
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Cartoon Network sets a snare for grownups in the form of a new programming block
Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.
The hellishly funny Dave Attell makes ready for a hot time at the Funny Bone
As if local commercials weren't already (unintentionally) funny, a pair of twin comics have made them their stock-in-trade