Emily Hickner

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    October 7, 2014

    The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: October 2014

    October is far and away the most comedy-heavy month we've had to date. Between open mics, local showcases, independent shows and Dave Chappelle, there's a show every night of the week. Fingers crossed it doesn't get baseball-ed too badly because there may not be another month like this ever. For th ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: September 2014

    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 >>

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    March 24, 2014

    RFT's Standup Throwdown 2014: Round Two Results

    Congratulations Christopher Cyr, Kenny Kinds, Sean Merkle, Amber Klear, Bobby Jaycox, Brandon Judd, Dan Jaboor and Emily Hickner. You've made it to the "Elite 8" in Riverfront Times' Standup Throwdown!

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    March 19, 2014

    Vote Now to Determine St. Louis' Funniest Comic in RFT's Standup Throwdown!

    The call went out last month. Riverfront Times asked local comedians to tweet us a joke about St. Louis with the hashtag #stlfact. From the fifty people who threw their hat in the ring, we've selected the standup comedians with the sixteen funniest jokes for entry into our third annual Standup Throw ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: November 2013

    Baseball came and went, the holidays are quickly approaching and there's a good chance you're in need of a good laugh. Funny Events offers you the spectrum, from sure thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works." Consider this your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everyth ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: July 12 to 14

    This weekend, check out Let Them Eat Art in Maplewood, Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park, Tour de Donut at Fireman's Park, an opening at Vino Gallery and much more. Work up an appetite and start planning ahead!

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    July 8, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from July 8 to 14

    Aaaaand we're back from the weekend show bender plus a full four days of chanting "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" in a barbecue sauce and beer stained flag tee. This week, check out touring acts such as Lemuria, Gregory Alan Isakov, Luella and the Sun and more. Wrap up the week with the Indie Rock Ice Cream socia ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Jon Venegoni: RFT's 2013 Standup Throwdown Champion [VIDEO]

    Treemen - A compound noun made up of the words tree and semen that is used to describe certain pollinating plants whose odor strongly resembles ejaculate. (These trees are in full bloom right now in St. Louis, btw.) The term above and its definition comes (ahem) courtesy of St. Louis comedian J ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    [Updated with Winners] The Tweet 16: Vote Now in Round One of RFT's Standup Throwdown!

    Updated at 5:23 p.m. March 20: Congratulations to Lisa Rimmert, Jon Venegoni, Nick Branson, Mike Szymanski, JR Moore, Emily Hickner, Conor Hovis and Evan Rowe for making the Elite Eight. Comics stay tuned; We'll be announcing the specifics of the next round very soon! Thanks also to everybody else ... More >>