The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: September 2013
The name of the show sums it up. Doug Benson and Karen Anderson eat, banter and then wham! That's a podcast. Think studio audience without the "live" aspect that involves commercial breaks and applause cards. It's a dinner party with spectators!
Doug Loves Movies; also a Benson podcast, will be recording later that night. Unfortunately if this is the first you are hearing about it you're out of luck. The taping is sold out.
If podcasts aren't your jam then you can hang around and catch his standup at 11 p.m. that night.
Friday 9/28 at Shameless Grounds
8 p.m. | Free
The St. Louis comedy scene has grown primarily on account of "go-getter" attitudes and comics deciding to create a space for comedy rather than wait around and hope for it. New to the pool and already making waves is Stryker Spurlock. This young-gun (truly, he's just 16) has put together a monthly showcase at Shameless Grounds in Benton Park.
The room is cozy and the stage is small. Stryker both books the comics and hosts the show, which is becoming the norm for the DIY independent shows. The show runs about an hour and a half, so no need to worry; you're not in for a comedy marathon. And if the comedy isn't doing it for you, the walls are stacked with sex-positive literature for you to entertain yourself with.
1025 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO