Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Comic Neil Hamburger Playing at the Firebird in May

Posted By on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 4:54 PM

click to enlarge neilh.jpg

A St. Louis fave, comic Neil Hamburger will be returning to the Firebird for his almost-yearly show on May 7. Tickets are $8 and $10. In 2007, Jason Toon chatted with Hamburger (outtakes here), who was his ever-charming self.

Hamburger:What are you writing this for? Is this for the local advertising circular?

Toon: You might say that. A free alternative weekly. I'm sure you've seen this kind of thing around in different cities. Is this going to be one of those investigative hatchet jobs?

No, no, I'm a fan myself. Good, because the problem has been, with some of these writers, that I said a few things about this terrible group called Yo La Tengo, because of some terrible things they did to me. Then I started getting bad reviews everywhere. All these writers who are under the control of Yo La Tengo started writing bad reviews of me, and telling people, "Don't go see Neil Hamburger." It's getting to be quite a feud. It's getting be like Biggie and Tupac. This thing is going to end in gunfire.

Oh, yeah, Yo La Tengo's career path is littered with bodies. Don't kid yourself. That's true. It reminds me of another situation when I said something bad about Mountain Dew, because it tastes so terrible, you know? Well, Mountain Dew called up their distributors, and they had their delivery guys go pay a visit to some of these writers, conk them over the head with a wrench or what-have-you. Next thing you know, they're writing whatever Mountain Dew wants them to write.

Tags: ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation