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Monday, November 2, 2015

STL Up Late to Make Televised Debut November 15 on KMOV

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 6:35 AM

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Barely two years after its start as a live stage act at midtown's Satori Theater, STL Up Late will be making its televised debut on November 15. The show, a combination of sketch comedy, interviews and musical guests which follows a late-night format, will air on KMOV's MY-TV network at 2 a.m. Guests will include filmmaker Alex Winter (best known for his role as "Bill S. Preston, Esq." in the Bill and Ted movies, also a former St. Louisan) and Pokey LaFarge.

See also: STL Up Late Is Primed to Move From Live Performance to Television

Helmed by Kentucky-born host Eric Christensen, who studied and performed with ComedySportz, CiC Theater, iO Theater and Second City during his later years spent living in Chicago, STL Up Late has been gaining steady momentum ever since its debut on October 12, 2013. It all started when Christensen moved to St. Louis in 2012.

“For a brief period, I was a stay-at-home dad with my daughter,” Christensen told Riverfront Times in an September interview. “For some reason, I started watching late-night talk shows. It just kind of hit me that this would be a great way to show off the city of St. Louis and continue doing comedy. I just had a baby, but I wasn’t able to get out. It seemed like a win-win.”

Christensen met with friend and local filmmaker Josh McNew, and the duo co-created the show with the help of a small but talented staff. The group honed its chops, and in August it launched a Kickstarter with the goal to raise $35,000 for equipment to make the move to television. At over $38,000, that goal was exceeded.

No word yet on whether Christensen will make good on his promise to marry a St. Louis-style pizza — but rest assured we plan to hold him accountable to that one.

Read the full press release below:


STL UP LATE is making its TV debut on KMOV’s MY-TV on November 15th. Filmmaker Alex Winter and musician Pokey LaFarge are set to appear on the inaugural show.

STL UP LATE is hosted by comedian Eric Christensen. It has existed as a live-only late night comedy talk show in St. Louis for two years. The show’s jump to TV comes after 500+ people donated $38,000+ to STL UP LATE’s Kickstarter in September.

ALEX WINTER is an English-born actor, director, and screenwriter. His 2015 film Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and the Silk Road is set to play opening night of the St. Louis International Film Festival on November 5, 2015. He is also known for his role as Bill S. Preston in the 1989 film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

POKEY LAFARGE is a St. Louis native and long-tenured musician. Earlier in 2015, Pokey released his seventh studio album, Something in the Water. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. He has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and A Prairie Home Companion.

In addition to Eric’s interviews with Alex Winter and Pokey LaFarge, the show will feature sketch comedy, jokes, audience interaction and more!

For more information contact:

Colin O’Brien, 314-686-2655

[email protected]

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