Local practitioners of stand-up are confined like lepers to the perimeter of St. Louis - between Westport and the Landing, few venues ever host their kind.
But last evening, five of them were lured into civilization for a sort of comedy showcase at Brennan's in the Central West End. Below are some highlights.
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"I have a Down Syndrome uncle. My uncle Terry. Yeah. And some people might see that as unfortunate, but you know, people with Down Syndrome have a lot of skills.
Like guilting professional athletes into signing autographs. Man, that shit is awesome. I made like $10,000 on E-Bay after the All-Star Game last week."
was my dad's birthday the other day, so I called him with a surprise. I
was like, 'You're gonna be a grandpa!...Until Tuesday! Soak it up!'
(That's also what I told the doctor). No really, I'm pro-life. I'm just
pro-MY-life, and having a baby would fuck it up right now."
study has shown that seventy percent of people with herpes contracted
it from partners who showed no symptoms. And that's scary. Because that
means 30 percent showed symptoms and did it anyway."
Joe Murray (on frequent misuse of the word, "random")
"A girl will be like, 'My boyfriend took me to this random restaurant last night.' No, he made reservations, it wasn't random. Or, you'll hear, 'We went to some random bar and Jill hooked up with some random dude.' And I'm like, 'No, Jill likes black guys.'"
need a vacation. But I don't have the time. So I set up an appointment
with a time-travel agent. I don't know where I'm gonna go that I've
already been. But I hope I have a good time. Because I already have."
"I took a first date to see Saw V.
She did NOT have a good time. It could've been my constant giggling. Or
my stubborn erection. But they're NOT making a sequel to that date."