The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: October 2013
@Dadboner at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
8 p.m. | $15-$18
Karl Weizen is @Dadboner, Mike Burns' America-loving degenerate brainchild. It's an act that is so good Deadspin took the time to not only investigate the matter but inevitably unmask the man behind the story. Comedian Kyle Kinane is quoted by a Deadspin reader as stating, "DadBoner's story is all fake, but the love of bold flavors, '80s rock and Detroit Lions is absolutely real."
Karl Weizen seems to be the character traits and interests of one man, all souped-up and over-exaggerated (which is really what all comics do), only Mike Burns adopted a new personality rather than pass it off as his own. Weizen bleeds red, white, blue and cheap beer, and is the kind of guy whose scent would linger after he slept the night on your basement couch. He's got a lot to say, all of it honest-to-God bullshit and honest-to-God hilarious.
Mary Mack and Tim Harmston at Foam
9 p.m. | $10
The first matter to address is Mary Mack's voice. If you're not a fan of the way grown-ups talk to children, don't even bother clicking this -- Mary Mack is not for you. It's a bold approach. She's a curious woman so in a way embodying the voice of a child is pure genius. Mack is silly as she is smart and genuinely strange.
Teaming up with Mack is Tim Harmston, a comic who spins the average into interesting just as any comic should do. His lackadaisical approach to storytelling is a much-needed alternative to the current all up-in-your face comedy trend. Harmston is soft-spoken, so he wouldn't grab your attention in a crowded room, but once you heard him, you'd be disappointed you haven't been listening to his guy all night.
Together, Mack and Harmston make an adorable duo whose comedic styles not only compliment each other but take it to the next level of hilarious abandon.
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