St. Louis Comedy Guide 2024

From national names in comedy to local St. Louis legends, these are some comedy performances you simply can’t miss. Well, I guess you could, but why would you when we put them together in such a nice list?  

SPOILER ALERT – St. Louis has a LOT of comedy. You’re in town, and you want comedy any day of the week. We’ve got you covered. We have plenty of reoccurring shows, from open mics to improv! Head to the end of the list for our recommendations. 

How do we fill this list? Great question! Here is the short answer – it’s not easy. is powered by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, the largest public funder of the arts in the region. We are here to lift up all the artists, arts programs, and arts organizations who make St. Louis great. If you don’t see a show on the list, it’s possible we just forgot to add it. You can always email us!

Here is your 2024 guide to St. Louis comedy: 


Special Event: Mojo Brookzz 

Hailing from Chicago, comedian Mojo Brookzz has accumulated millions of followers on Facebook and TikTok over the past nine years from writing and performing viral video skits, putting him in national spotlight.  

WHEN: June 21-22 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


My Brother, My Brother and Me  

Along with “My Brother, My Brother and Me” (a podcast and TV show), the McElroy Brothers host nine active podcasts (18, if you include the podcasts that have ended), write comic books, and even made an appearance in the Dreamworks motion picture film “Trolls World Tour.” 

WHEN: June 22 

WHERE: The Factory  


Nate Bargatze: The Be Funny Tour 

Hailed this year as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up” by The Atlantic Magazine, Grammy-nominated comedian and podcaster Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across the world. Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, and he has been featured on Comedy Central, Netflix, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” and more. 

WHEN: June 21-23 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


Special Event: Aries Spears 

A true comedic heavyweight, MADtv standout Aries Spears always comes loaded with the best impressions in the game and a unique take on everything from sports to current events. 

WHEN: June 27-30 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


The Garage At Helium: Doug Key 

Doug Key’s comedy album “Mother of the Year” topped number one on the iTunes comedy charts in 2023. The New England comedian performs in comedy clubs and independent venues nationwide, and his talents have been displayed on MTV, ABC, VH1, Comedy Central Digital, and a brief cameo in the Amazon Prime series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” 

WHEN: June 28-29 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club 


Guy Torry: Special Engagement 

Multi-talented Guy Torry has been seen on Comic View on BET, Premium Blend on Comedy Central, Showtime at the Apollo and “Def Comedy Jam,” where he made his stand-up debut to a national audience. 

WHEN: June 28-29 

WHERE: Funny Bone (Westport)  


Jeremy Hellwig Stand-Up Special 

Jeremy is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, and playwright based in St. Louis who does standup all over the Midwest and beyond. He has performed at Flyover, Bird City, Big Pine and Memphis Comedy Festivals.   

WHEN: June 29 

WHERE: The Heavy Anchor  


Sarah Squirm: Live + In The Flesh 

Sarah Sherman aka Sarah Squirm is currently in her third season on Saturday Night Live and recently co-starred with Adam Sandler in the Netflix film “You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!” 

WHEN: July 11 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


Jon Reep: Special Engagement 

Jon Reep is a nationally touring comedian whose contemporary country point of view has won over legions of fans in comedy clubs, on TV and in film. 

WHEN: July 11-13 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (St. Charles)  


Demetri Martin 

Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, writer and director. He won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for his one-man show, “If I,” and he has released three standup comedy albums and four hour-long standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, “The Overthinker.” 

WHEN: July 12 

WHERE: River City Casino and Hotel 


David Koechner: Special Engagement + The Office Trivia with “Todd Packer” 

Actor, writer and producer David Koechner is well-known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind from “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” 

WHEN: July 12-13 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (Westport)  


Puppeteers For Fears Presents: Cthulhu: The Musical! 

Puppeteers for Fears is an Oregon-based comedy troupe specializing in original horror and science fiction rock’n’roll musicals performed with puppets. They have written and performed six original rock and roll musicals, covering everything from supernatural monsters to killer robots and lonely sasquatches. 

WHEN: July 16 

WHERE: City Winery  


Special Event: Conner O’Malley  

Chicago comedian Conner O’Malley has written for HBO’s “How to with John Wilson” and “Joe Pera Talks with You” and has acted on shows “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson,” “Louie,” Detroiters,” and “Joe Pera Talks with You.” 

WHEN: July 18-20 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club 


Jordan Klepper: Suffering Fools Tour  

Jordan Klepper’s Suffering Fools captures the pain and foolishness of our current moment, told through personal stories from Jordan’s time on the road, from presidential run-ins to the lovely insurrectionists one meets on the path to anarchy. Klepper is best known for his work with “The Daily Show” and his multiple Emmy-nominated specials focusing on the political world. 

WHEN: July 20 

WHERE: The Factory  


An R-Rated Magic Show 

Join Grant Freeman as he performs a unique, raunchy show full of side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic. 

WHEN: July 20 

WHERE: Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall 


Bad Momz Of Comedy 

This hilarious group of mom comics celebrates the joys and challenges of motherhood, womanhood, and aging like fine wine—well, more like bad cheese. Featuring comedians Orly K.G., Avril Granato, Lindsay Porter and Mo Good. 

WHEN: July 20 

WHERE: City Winery 


Billy Sorrells 

Billy Sorrells is an actor, comedian and digital content creator. Known for his versatility, unique humor and charismatic persona, he has created a distinct niche for himself in the entertainment industry. 

WHEN: July 23 

WHERE: City Winery  


Kevin McDonald: Featuring Stories from The Kids in the Hall 

Join Kevin McDonald for an evening of stand-up featuring stories from the legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe, “The Kids In The Hall.” 

WHEN: July 24 

WHERE: City Winery  


Dale Jones: Special Engagement 

For the past 25 years, Dale Jones has combined his machine gun-style delivery with quick improvisations, physical comedy and highly animated faces to put on a show that leaves the audience “wishing they had his energy.” He has appeared on numerous comedy television shows, including “The Last Comic Standing” on NBC and “The Very Funny Show” on TBS.   

WHEN: July 25-28 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (St. Charles)  


Helium Presents: Ron Funches 

Triple threat Ron Funches is an excellent stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is known for lending his voice to projects like “Trolls,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “Adventure Time,” or for his memorable acting roles on “The Goldbergs,” “Black-ish,” “New Girl,” “Transparent,” “Powerless,” and “Undateable.” 

WHEN: July 25-26  

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club 


The Daily Beans Live! 

Enjoy a special live episode of “The Daily Beans” podcast, created and co-hosted by Dr. Allison Gill and Dana Goldberg, where they serve up social justice, politics, and news with swearing five days a week. 

WHEN: July 31  

WHERE: City Winery  


Special Event: Chris Redd 

St. Louis native and Emmy-award-winning Chris Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper. He is a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and has been seen in “Kenan” on NBC, “Bust Down” on Peacock and his comedy special “Why Am I Like This?” on HBO. 

WHEN: Aug. 1  

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


The Future Is Female+ 

The Future is Female+ is a reoccurring local St. Louis comedy series that features a lineup of all female-identifying comics.  

WHEN: Aug. 2 

WHERE: The Heavy Anchor 


Cousin Tiera 

Tiera is a standup comedian known for making the world laugh via her viral videos on social media. She is more than just an Internet sensation, and since 2016, she has been rocking shows across the globe with her raw and relatable comedy and storytelling. 

WHEN: Aug. 3 

WHERE: City Winery  


Kevin Hart: Acting My Age 

Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian and actor Kevin Hart has become Hollywood’s box office powerhouse over the years, opening eleven films at number one at the box office and grossing more than $4.23 billion global revenue. 

WHEN: Aug. 3-4 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre  


Dumb Dads Live! 

“Dumb Dads Live!” is the debut tour featuring comedians Evan Berger and Kevin Laferriere as they host a night out for parents. After having kids of their own with their respective families, they decided to apply their comedy chops to challenge the lazy dad joke tropes and share their engaged take on modern parenthood on social media. 

WHEN: Aug. 6 

WHERE: City Winery  


Sammy Obeid 

Lebanese-Palestinian American stand-up comedian Sammy Obeid hosts 100 Humans on Netflix and has appeared on “Last Comic Standing,” “America’s Got Talent” and “Conan,” and is known for his world record of performing comedy 1,001 nights in a row, a story featured in both Time Magazine and The New York Times. 

WHEN: Aug. 8  

WHERE: Red Flag  


Late Night With Ler & Lionel 

Podcasters Ler and Lionel created one of the most exhilarating, unfiltered, inclusive and sex-positive podcasts in the country, and they’re taking it to the stage for a judgment-free good time. 

WHEN: Aug. 8 

WHERE: City Winery  


Ben Bailey: Special Engagement 

Comedian Ben Bailey drove the smash hit series “Cash Cab” for over 550 episodes, earning multiple Daytime Emmy Awards. Before becoming “the Cash Cab guy,” he performed at The Comedy Store in LA, in clubs across NYC and at major comedy festivals around the world. 

WHEN: Aug. 10 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (Westport)  


Special Event: B. Simone 

Braelyn Greenfield, better known as B. Simone, is a comedian, actress, singer and influencer from Dallas who is known for being a cast member on the hit MTV series “Wild ‘N Out.” 

WHEN: Aug. 16-17 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet 

Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet is a comedy podcast featuring dramatic readings of one-star reviews, written by real people with not-so-real problems. Prepare for equal amounts of laughter and eye-rolling as siblings Xandy and Christine read reviews of local hotspots. 

WHEN: Aug. 16 

WHERE: City Winery  



This comedy showcase features local St. Louis Improv groups with Some Black People, Toxic, Mrs. Somebody, Yak and Touch Baseball. 

WHEN: Aug. 24 

WHERE: Delmar Hall 


Gigi Leflair 

Gigi LeFlair is a comedic sensation with infectious southern charm and razor-sharp wit that has captivated audiences worldwide. With a staggering social media following, Gigi is a true force to be reckoned with in the digital comedy sphere. 

WHEN: Sept. 1 

WHERE: City Winery  


Nurses Night Out 

Greg “G” Williams’ comedic style arises from his day-to-day life as a male nurse. “Nurse’s Night Out” started in 2013 at The San Jose Improv as a show dedicated to our heroes working in the medical field and expanded across the U.S. 

WHEN: Sept. 4 

WHERE: City Winery  


Yannis Pappas: Special Engagement 

Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, and TV host who has appeared multiple times and is a regular on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” “Tim Dillon Show,” “YMH,” “2 Bears 1 Cave,” “Bad Friends,” “Lex Fridman” and “Tigerbelly.” 

WHEN: Sept. 5-7 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (Westport)  


Justin Willman’s ILLUSIONATI Tour 

Join in an interactive evening of magic, comedy and mind-control for the whole family with Justin Willian.  

WHEN: Sept. 7 

WHERE: The Factory 


Adam Ray 

Comedian and actor from Seattle, Adam Ray, hosts the “About Last Night” podcast and has had multiple standup specials and many television features, including “Young Rock” on NBC, the story of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s life, recurring as Vince McMahon. 

WHEN: Sept. 7 

WHERE: City Winery  


Jim Jefferies: Give ‘Em What They Want Tour  

Australian comedian, actor and writer Jim Jefferies provides provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy and is known for “Legit” on FX and “The Jim Jefferies Show” on Comedy Central. 

WHEN: Sept. 13 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


Are You Garbage: Route 66 Tour 

Kevin Ryan and H. Foley, hosts of the “Are You Garbage?” podcast, bring you a live show featuring stand-up comedy and a chance for you to ask your garbage questions. 

WHEN: Sept. 13 

WHERE: Delmar Hall 


Sarah Silverman: Postmortem  

Sarah Silverman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer and producer. She hosts a critically acclaimed podcast, “The Sarah Silverman Podcast,” and is also known for her work on various popular television shows and movies. 

WHEN: Sept. 19 

WHERE: Stifel Theatre 


Special Event: Ashley Gavin 

Ashley Gavin is a stand-up comedian based in New York City. She’s been featured on “Netflix is a Joke,” Hulu, Comedy Central, but is best known for her viral crowd work videos on TikTok and her top-charting podcast, “We’re Having Gay Sex.” 

WHEN: Sept. 19-21
WHERE: Helium Comedy Club 


Joe Pera: The PERAs Tour 

Joe Pera is a standup comedian, writer, and filmmaker best known for his Adult Swim series, “Joe Pera Talks With You,” which The LA Times refers to as ‘TV’s quietest, most artful comedy’. He has performed his subdued standup on “Conan,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and Comedy Central. 

WHEN: Sept. 20 

WHERE: The Pageant 


Jubal: Special Engagement  

Artist and comedian Jubal Fresh is known for “The Jubal Show” on iHeartRadio and Z-107’s Morning Show. 

WHEN: Sept. 20 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (St. Charles)  


Jeff Arcuri: The Full Beans Fall Tour 

New York based comedian Jeff Arcuri has appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle,” “Laughs!” on Fox, SiriusXM, and a plethora of comedy festivals around the country. 

WHEN: Sept. 20  

WHERE: The Factory  


Finesse Mitchell 

Finesse Mitchell is an actor, author, and comedian known for his diverse roles on platforms like Hulu, Fox, and Netflix. He’s starred in numerous comedy specials and TV shows, such as Saturday Night Live, where he was known for characters like Starrkeisha, 50 Cent and Morgan Freeman. 

WHEN: Sept. 20 

WHERE: City Winery  


The Garage At Helium: Malik B 

Malik has millions of followers and viewers across social media platforms, where he performs viral sketches as multiple “toxic” but relatable characters. His debut comedy special, “Who’s Ya Homegirl,” is streaming on Amazon, and he is a regular performer at the Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and Hollywood Improv. 

WHEN: Sept. 27-28 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


Ken Flores: Special Engagement  

Comedian Ken Flores has over 15K subscribers on YouTube and hosts the comedy podcast “Talkin’ My Sh*t.” 

WHEN: Sept. 27-28  

WHERE: The Funny Bone (St. Charles)  


Iliza Shlesinger: The Get Ready Tour 

Award-winning stand-up comedian, actress and television host Iliza Shlesinger has six comedy specials on Netflix and is known for winning “Last Comic Standing” in 2008. 

WHEN: Oct. 5 

WHERE: Stifel Theatre 


Kathy Griffin: My Life on the PTSD-List Tour 

Kathy Griffin is a two-time Emmy and Grammy Award winning comedian, television star, best-selling author and advocate known for her biting satire and fearless comedy. The legendary performer holds the Guinness Book of World Records for writing and starring in an unprecedented 20 televised stand-up specials. 

WHEN: Oct. 10
WHERE: The Pageant 


David Cross: The End of The Beginning of The End 

Emmy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screen and is best known for playing Tobias Fünke in the Fox/Netflix sitcom “Arrested Development.” 

WHEN: Oct. 11 

WHERE: Delmar Hall  


Special Event: Don Mcmillan 

Engineer turned comedian Don McMillan was most recently featured on America’s Got Talent, where he came in the top 12 and performed in the finals. His show featured lots of graphs and charts, earning rave reviews from America and all the judges—even Simon Cowell! 

WHEN: Oct. 15 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


Craig Conant: Special Engagement  

A standout at the “Just for Laughs Festival” in Montreal, Los Angeles-born Craig Conant can be found on the “Greatest Party Story Ever Told ” on MTV and his podcast “Community Service.” 

WHEN: Oct. 17-19 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (St. Charles)  


Tom Segura: Come Together  

Actor, comedian, and writer Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in comedy. His new tour, “Come Together,” follows his highly successful world tour, “I’m Coming Everywhere World Tour,” where he performed over 300 shows. 

WHEN: Oct. 18-19 

WHERE: The Fabulous Fox Theatre 


An Evening with David Sedaris 

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s leading humor writers. Following the release of his newest books, “Happy Go Lucky” and “Pretty Ugly,” this is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting where he will offer a selection of all-new readings and recollections, a Q&A session, and a book signing. 

WHEN: Oct. 22 

WHERE: Stifel Theatre  


Clint Coley: My Edible Wore Off Tour 

Clint Coley is this era’s new breed of do-it-all comedy star. He is a multi-talented creator and executive producer of “The World Series of Spades” and has released four comedy albums: “Tuesday Morning” “I’m An Adult” “Sturgis” and “Sensitive.” 

WHEN: Oct. 24 

WHERE: City Winery  


Chelsea Handler: Little Big Bitch Tour 

Chelsea Handler is a comedian, TV personality, author and activist, known for hosting her popular late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately. 

WHEN: Oct. 26  

WHERE: Stifel Theatre  


Special Event: Josh Johnson 

Josh Johnson is an Emmy-nominated writer, stand-up comedian, actor, and NAACP award-winner. He is currently a writer on “The Daily Show” and is Comedy Central’s ‘most watched comedian ever’ with 40M+ views to date across their platforms. 

WHEN: Nov. 1-3  

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


Flyover Comedy Festival  

Join Flyover for a massive comedy event featuring three days of over 100 comedians. Along with this year’s headliners, Patton Oswalt and Tig Notaro, this festival features various stand-up comedy showcases, improv workshops and performances, sketch and storytelling shows and more.  

WHEN: (November) TBA  

WHERE: The Grove  


Greg Warren: Special Engagement + All Ages Family Show  

Hailing from St. Louis, Greg Warren is a stand-up comedian who highlights self-deprecation, frustration, and an arsenal of lifelike characters in his comedy. He has been seen on “Coming to the Stage” on BET, “Comedy Stage” on CMT and “Comedy Central Presents” on Comedy Central. 

WHEN: Nov. 7-10 

WHERE: St. Louis Funny Bone (Westport)  


Special Event: Jared Freid 

Jared Freid is a stand-up comedian with a strong focus on dating and relationships. He has performed on “The Tonight Show” and was named one of Just for Laughs New Faces of Comedy in 2017. His comedy reflects the ordinary, daily thoughts of millennials, from obsessing over dating apps to trying to be real adults. 

WHEN: Nov. 15-17 

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


Eddie Griffinto 

A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990. He received rave reviews for his comedy special, “Eddie Griffin: Undeniable” on Showtime and appeared in the Academy award-winning film “A Star is Born.” 

WHEN: Nov. 16 

WHERE: The Factory  


Michael Yo: Special Engagement  

A two-time Emmy-nominated comedian, actor and host, Michael Yo, came up under the wings of Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy and now headlines all over the country. He has been on the “Joe Rogan Experience,” hosts the “Michael Yo Show,” and has a critically acclaimed comedy special, “Blasian.” 

WHEN: Dec. 12-14  

WHERE: The Funny Bone (St. Charles)  


Sebastian Maniscalco: It Ain’t Right Tour 

Sebastian Maniscalco is the undisputed king of physical comedy, hailed by The New York Times as the “hottest comic in America.” He has been performing for over two decades, amassing a huge, loyal fan base. He has also starred in six comedy specials for networks such as Netflix, Showtime and Comedy Central. 

WHEN: Dec. 14  

WHERE: Enterprise Center  


Improv Shop 

With shows every week, the Improv Shop is home to tons of local comedians and improv troupes that perform high energy acts.  

WHEN: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

WHERE: The Improv Shop  


Stool Pigeon: Open Mic Comedy 

Pros and first-timers welcome at this open mic hosted by comedy local, Joshua Slobe.  

WHEN: Every Monday  

WHERE: Greenfinch Theater  


Comedy & Open Mic  

Enjoy local comedians performing among the literary selection at Spine bookstore.  

WHEN: 2nd and 4th Tuesday 

WHERE: Spine Indie Bookstore & Café 


WordUp! Open Mic 

If you are looking for even more than comedy, enjoy a night full of comedy, live music, and poetry.  

WHEN: Every Tuesday Night  

WHERE: Legacy Books and Cafe 


Comedy Shipwreck Open Mic 

Free weekly open mic hosted at a South City dive bar. 


WHEN: Every Monday 

WHERE: Heavy Anchor  


Hyaah’s & Haha’s Comedy Night  

A stand-up comedy open mic night expertly produced by the hilarious Yuck Fu Productions. 

WHEN: Every Thursday (Comedy Showcase every third Thursday)  

WHERE: Steves Hotdogs  


Stand-Up Downtown

A monthly stand-up comedy showcase in downtown St. Louis.

WHEN: Third Friday of Each Month

WHERE: The Crack Fox



Open Mic Night  

Tuesday nights at Funny Bone are where you can catch the best local, regional and national comedians perform. 

WHEN: Every Tuesday 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (Westport) 


Open Mic Night  

…and Wednesday nights at Funny Bone (St. Charles) are where you can catch even more of the best local, regional and national comedians perform. 

WHEN: Every Wednesday 

WHERE: The Funny Bone (St. Charles) 


Open Mic  

On select Wednesdays, Helium holds an open mic for new talent and seasoned comics. 

WHEN: Wednesdays (check calendar)  

WHERE: Helium Comedy Club  


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Photo Credit: Flyover Comedy Festival – Rustin McCann