It's not easy being Santa. You have to run a sweatshop staffed by elves who are always complaining about workers' rights or whatever, you live in an inhospitable climate that you only get to leave a few weeks out of the year to go hang out in malls with spoiled kids, and Stand Your Ground laws make ... 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 >>
On a recent trip to Schnucks (8800 Manchester Road; 314-961-5454), Gut Check glimpsed bags of potato tater chips emblazoned with the visage of comedian Larry the Cable Guy goading us with, "Boy that's good eatin'!" Only in America is correct, Larry. The sack of tater chips that first caught our eye ... More >>
11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue.
9 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Beach Boys fans are resilient, and they'll get over it. I want to begin there, because it's important to remember that the news that recently broke about the Beach Boys' reunion performance at the Grammys is no more than the fifth most embarrassing thing Beach Boys fans have had to deal with in the ... More >>
Stan Kann's websiteSt. Louis native Stan Kann was already a celebrated organ player before he became a comedic presence on talk showsFor most part, people in the entertainment business become famous by harnessing a single skill. They achieve notoriety through singing, dancing, acting, spoon-p ... 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 >>
Foochebags in the wild.Earlier this week, Gut Check learned a new word. It's now our favorite word...ever.FoochebagFoochebag is a portmanteau (which we think means it was smuggled into the English language inside someone's luggage) of the words foodie and douchebag and accurately summarizes the b ... 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 >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
And he's proud of it.The younger Berry will perform on Monday night at Blueberry Hill, headlining a night of stand-up comedy on the same stage at the Duck Room where his legendary uncle performs monthly. Berry says he's been working the comedy circuit off and on for nearly two years now but has ... More >>
Lisa Lamenelli will likely insult entire races, generations, genders and religions on February 20.Equal-opportunity offender Lisa Lampanelli may be best known for destroying the dais on the Roasts of Chevy Chase, Denis Leary, Pamela Anderson, Flava Flav, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner and more. Or ... More >>
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12 p.m. Saturday, January 6. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois.
8 p.m. Saturday, October 20. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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
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The Science of Sleep
The Mel Brooks Collection
Just try to keep a straight face when Steven Wright comes to the Touhill
We wake up a Margaret Cho-approved congressional hopeful; plus, Unreal gets the Tiger Beat facts on local car dealers and Bill Haas goes south of the border
Neil Hamburger just might be hipper than you are, but that doesn't mean you can't take his calls; meanwhile, St. Louis courts record their cases on handy stone tablets.
George Carlin on KMOX
The hellishly funny Dave Attell makes ready for a hot time at the Funny Bone