The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: September 2013
Press Photo Doug Benson
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Jeremy Essig, who has been based out of St. Louis for quite some time now, is taking the plunge and heading East to the comedy mecca known as New York City. He already has two shows under his belt for the week but has one more to go before he leaves town. In addition to this being his last week, it may also be the last time $10 will get you a seat at his show.
Hosted by Tom Shelton, a veteran and mentor to the local comics, the affair will be a grand farewell. Opening the night will be Thomas Brady. And even if you've seen Essig before, you need not fear. He's one of those comics that doesn't run the exact lines show after show.
Kevin James is a stand up comic. However, he's best known as the guy falling down in movies. Before he slipped into movie world, though, he regularly made the rounds on the late night circuits and even landed a spot on Comedy Central's list of Top 100 comics.
His 2001 special "Sweat the Small Stuff" received excellent reviews but it seems movies and The King of Queens kept him on-screen as opposed to on-stage. Fingers crossed that his comedy tour isn't a "Best Of" but rather a plunge into James' old standup roots.
Also, I apologize for no falling puns.