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 >>
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 >>
Randy and Jason Sklar share your pain, St. Louis. The Creve Coeur-born pair watched the World Series from their homes in L.A., but distance didn't lessen the hurt from the Cardinal's big loss. As consolation, the brothers are returning to St. Louis this Friday for a show at the Cherokee Performing ... 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 >>
For those in search of laughter or curious about the on-goings of the comedy scene in St. Louis, Funny Events is a monthly recommendation of comedy shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers crossed, Oh God! I hope this works, this is your connection to sketch, stand-up, impr ... More >>
Most entertainers can point to a few unique moments in their careers where in a matter of minutes, things changed. These brief moments reshape an entire career, a life -- and if a few things click, an entire generation of fans. When tracking the career trajectory of comedian Tommy Johnagin, these un ... More >>
Every comic worth his weight in salt (why is that a saying?) has some good and bad stories they picked up on "the road." If you plan on having any sort of career in comedy it is something you have to go through. I have my stories. The night Steven Wright walked into the club I was in to do a set. Th ... More >>
While on stage, Andi Smith doesn't wrap her feelings in pretty bows, whether the evening's agenda involves Justin Bieber, at-risk children, or sweatpants. Nor does she mince words off-stage, as we found out last August when we did this Q&A and crowned her Best Standup Comedian (Female) ... More >>
iliza.comIliza Shlesinger coming to the Funnybone this weekend!Iliza Shlesinger's hotness is (1) undeniable, and (2) irrelevant, because her comic chops are real: In 2008, at the tender age of 24, she won NBC's Last Comic Standing, and hasn't looked back since. She'll be at the Funnyb ... More >>
Memoryhouse. Canadian pop impressionists Memoryhouse bring their gauzy, pastel retreads to the Old Rock House on November 9. Allman Brother Gregg makes a stop at the Pageant on January 3, 2012, because apparently that's coming up quick. He'll be joined by (who else?) his son's band, Devon Al ... More >>
Image viaWinner Felipe Esparza (left) and almost-winner Tommy JohnaginThe guy who actually won NBC's Last Comic Standing earlier this week was Felipe Esparza. However, our very own Tommy Johnagin came in second.What do YOU think, St. Louis?Below we've juxtaposed each man's final performance (alth ... More >>
The Humanoids are always down to lend a helping handLong-time Blueberry Hill bartender Mark McConnell recently incurred some unfortunate medical expenses. To help him out, a bunch of his friends are throwing a benefit tonight at the Duck Room. Hosting the festivities is comedian Rick Giordano ... More >>
Ralphie May thought life on the road was tough enough. Now his two-year-old daughter, April June, and eight-month-old son, August, are teaching the Last Comic Standing vet just how grueling -- and rewarding -- the journey can be. May comes to St. Louis with a show at 8 p.m. Friday, February 26 at t ... More >>
The Best of St. Louis? Not everyone thinks so.
Oh sure, we’re pulling for hometown fave Andi Smith on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. But what we really want to know is when Mike O’Connell and Dr. Ken will find their place in the sun. -Unreal
Unreal uncovers the sexy side of snakes, digs for dirt on Pauly Shore and meets a local blogger who almost bowled a perfect game. Almost.
Julie Seabaugh profiles local laugh-riot Brie Johnson
Corey Holcomb breaks it down
The Red Sea
Week of August 18, 2004
Unreal covers it all: Funnylady Kathleen Madigan, a traveling preacher who lacks Judgment and Bob Horner's Fatkins diet; plus, a new sport for extreme St. Louisans!
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.