Subject:

Jon Venegoni

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Losers on the Road, Days 3 - 8: Whiskey Boot and Road Sodas

    [Editor's Note: Following the 2013 RFT Standup Throwdown, judges Jeremy Essig and Chris Ward went drinking for the first time together. Hungover on a plane to San Francisco the next day, Essig created a game show that combined their common interests in music, video games, and comic books, and Loser. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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!

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: March 2014

    There seems to be a new trend growing the St. Louis comedy scene that demands the format of the traditional comedy show be disregarded. While it still isn't difficult to find a show that is exactly what you'd expect, there's also increasing opportunities to step outside of the comfort zone and share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    RFT Seeks St. Louis Comics for 3rd Annual "Standup Throwdown"

    March Madness is nearly upon us and so too is the third annual installment of the Riverfront Times' comedy competition, Standup Throwdown. Not familiar with how it works? Here's the Throwdown lowdown:

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 14 to 16

    This Valentine's day weekend, celebrate St. Louis' 250th birthday with a festival in Forest Park or snuggle up to Bruiser Queen during an acoustic intimate set in south city. Alternatively, ignore the holiday entirely and check out some rock and comedy at Pet Sounds, an event to benefit Stray Rescue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: February 2014

    TJ Miller It's a standup heavy month but with a whole lot of flair. Both Mary Mack and TJ Miller wound up canceling shows last year but are headed back to town for a second go. A local favorite and comedy powerhouse makes yet another move and Valentine's Day is cause for laughter. For those in sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    B.B. King, Guttermouth, Three 6 Mafia and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Smokey Robinson, Saint Vitus, Geto Boys, Joey Bada$$ and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows in August 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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!

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows in June 2013

    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 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, standup, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows in May

    Ryan Singer 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 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 sketc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows in April

    Jeremy Essig 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 sket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows in December

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Last Week's Best Tweets by St. Louis Comedians

    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 >>

Loading...