The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows in December
Too Hip Comedy Presents: Mikey Manker
7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 22. Foam Coffee & Beer.
Too Hip (For A Comedy Club) Hilarious Showcase Spectacular is a monthly, you guessed it, showcase of both local and national talent at Foam. Last month Eddie Pepitone stopped in and if the trend continues producer Kris Wernowsky will continue to bring in even more top and emerging names to Cherokee Street. December's show features Mikey Manker who is as funny as his stories are infamously tragic. Now an out-of-towner, Wernowsky will grace St. Louis with his presence for a set and will share the stage with locals Kenny Kinds and Amy Milton.
Thursday Night Mic Night with Steve Poggi
10 p.m. Thursday, December 27 at Fitz's Restaurant
Thursday Night Mic Night at Fitz's has become one of the predominant comedy open mics in the city (in the interest of full disclosure, I started it, though I am no longer involved in its organization) and just over a year out from its birth the show continues to run as a weekly open mic now hosted by Jon Venegoni. Occasionally pros (like Ali Wong) will stop in after their sets at the Funny Bone or other venues to try out late-night or new material. And just to keep things fresh, Venegoni has been known to pull a switcheroo and allow only a select few of the comedians the gift of the microphone. On the 27th, Steve Poggi will be passing through on his most recent tour and partnering up with Mark Feigenbutz to take over the show. One tells stories of an addiction riddled past and one calls his act Comedy on Acid. Enthusiasts, experimenters and entertainment lovers welcome.
Kelsey McClure is a comedian, Producer of Thursday Night Mic Night and author of a beard blog.