There have been months when "The Best Comedy Shows" have actually been the only comedy shows, which is not a secret that needs to be kept. Comedy typically takes a nose dive after about April on account of the people in St. Louis making patios, beers and the Cardinals their top priorities, but thank ... More >>
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!
This week, big names like Justin Timberlake and Elton John visit town. In addition, hometown heroes the Urge and Jonathan Toth from Hoth release CDs. For info on these shows and more, including Beers & Cheers and Iris Dement, keep reading after the jump!
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 >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... 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," Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, ... More >>
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 >>
Every week or so, Daily RFT is going to sift through "the Twitter" for choice nuggets by St. Louis comics and comic-aspirants. Here are a few that have tickled us recently. Dayo AdesokanThere's sort of an unwritten rule against naming your son Jesus -- or maybe it's just unwritten in Spanish.-- Dayo ... More >>
The room was packed to the gills and the competition fierce, but on Sunday night we crowned a champion in our inaugural RFT Standup Throwdown: Mr. Erik Anker! The sold-out crowd at The Maryland House and our two celebrity judges -- KMOV Channel 4 news anchor John Knicely and Sixth Ward Alderwoman, K ... More >>
Update: These were some very tight races, but at last, we have our Final Four. Congrats to Kenny Kinds, Kris Wernowsky, Shaun Arredondo and Erik Anker! We hope to see the rest of you, and the voting public, at Brennan's on April Fool's Day for the Final Four show! Details to come. Original ... More >>
Update: Congratulations to Ryan Haynes, Shaun Arredondo, Kenny Kinds, Jr Moore, Erik Anker, Kevin White, Zack Stovall and Kris Wernowsky for making the elite eight. Thanks also to everybody else for entering, and all you readers for voting! Original Post: It takes an extraordinary set of balls - ... More >>