The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: April 2014

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The Comedy Bureau

I thought maybe I'd change the headline of this month's list of comedy picks to "April 5: The Choice is Yours!" but believe it or not there's more than just one day of comedy this month (despite that over-stacked date). April is an exciting month for St. Louis comedy because there are a handful of comedians coming to town who have also been on TV, and for which you won't need to worry about whether or not the show will be worth the dent in your wallet.

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The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: March 2014

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Gabriel Iglesias

There seems to be a new trend growing in the St. Louis comedy scene that demands the format of the traditional comedy show be disregarded. While it still isn't difficult to find a show that is exactly what you'd expect, there are also increasing opportunities to step outside of the comfort zone and share in the experience of comedians taking a risk.

For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.

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RFT Seeks St. Louis Comics for 3rd Annual "Standup Throwdown"

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March Madness is nearly upon us and so too is the third annual installment of the Riverfront Times' comedy competition, Standup Throwdown.

Not familiar with how it works? Here's the Throwdown lowdown:

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Comedian TJ Miller Wants to Tickle Hitler, Have Sex with Obama and Make You Laugh

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TJ Miller is a standup comedian versed in the styles of sketch, improv and absurdist comedy. His most recent cinematic venture, Transformers: Age of Distinction, just wrapped and he has three more in post-production. In 2011 he released The Extended Play E.P. demonstrating that laughter, while a one-way street, can be approached from many different angles. A true entertainment busybody, he may be most recognized as the voice of Cloverfield, Jimmy of The Goodwin Games or maybe from one of his numerous standup specials. In the past year his television interviews have proved farcical, but lucky for us, Miller was willing to dial it back a notch and genuinely discuss what it means to laugh and why doing so is the best escape to the tragic nature of our lives.

On Saturday, February 15, Miller will appear at the Firebird performing his true-to-self, chaotic yet finely tuned form of standup comedy. We talked with him about why he doesn't stick to just one medium, the many genres of comedy and where it all began.

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The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: February 2014

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TJ Miller

It's a standup heavy month but with a whole lot of flair. Both Mary Mack and TJ Miller wound up canceling shows last year but are headed back to town for a second go. A local favorite and comedy powerhouse makes yet another move and Valentine's Day is cause for laughter.

For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.

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The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: January 2014

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Ben Bailey

There's still cause for laughter in the new year. This month's picks span the spectrum from traditional to strange, so we've laid it all out for you! And so it goes.

For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.

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The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: December 2013

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Jovan Bibbs' Klass Klowns

For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.

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The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: November 2013

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Kevin White and Mikey Manker

Baseball came and went, the holidays are quickly approaching and there's a good chance you're in need of a good laugh. Funny Events offers you the spectrum, from sure thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works." Consider this your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.

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The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: October 2013

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Tig Notaro
For those in search of laughter or curious about the goings-on of the comedy scene in St. Louis, we will be making monthly recommendations for shows in (and near) the city. From sure-thing hilarious to fingers-crossed, "Oh God! I hope this works" affairs, Funny Events is your connection to sketch, standup, improv and everything in between and out of the box.

The Cardinals are in post-season play, so for the month of October the entertainment industry is going to have to get scrappy -- St. Louis has a one-track mind when it comes to baseball. This month is big for comedy in St. Louis, and it's a shame it's up against such terrible odds. So to baseball fans who like to laugh and are dynamic enough to have other interests, we'd like to plead the case for comedy: You can check the scores later, but here's no comedy show replay.

So, here goes nothing...

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Lewis Black's Priority is Standup Comedy

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Clay McBride

In this week's print edition we interviewed Lewis Black, a comic who is just angry enough to make you laugh. In addition to the Grammys he has under his belt for standup, Black is also a playwright, author and a regular recurring guest on the Daily Show. Standup comedy started as a fascination and after fifteen years Black finally found a voice worth shouting about.

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