The "Riverfront Times" interviewed the Funny Bone's emcee, who gave an anecdote about Norm Macdonald.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
This week we ask you, the "Maryland Heights Patch" reader, to review the Westport Plaza-based comedy club.
Welcome to the “Maryland Heights Town Reviewer!" Every Saturday we’ll select a business in Maryland Heights and ask you, the reader, to give it a review. You can review a business via its directory listing—giving the entity between one and five stars. You can also leave a note explaining why you think this business deserves the rating, good or bad. This week we’re taking a look at the Funny Bone comedy club! Review the comedy club via the Funny Bone listing on Maryland Heights Patch Do the Funny Bone’s comics leave you in stitches? Or do the comedians leave you wanting to rent a Richard Pryor movie? How are the drinks? Have you ever performed during open mike night? Tell us in their listing! Do you own or manage a business in Maryland …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Every Tuesday night at the Funny Bone, folks clamor for the chance to get laughs.
For some, Tuesday Open Mic Night at the Funny Bone in Westport Plaza is no laughing matter. Tuesday night, 45 people signed up for the chance to hit the stage and entertain the crowd of more than 200 at the comedy club. Each week, organizers hold a brief meeting at 7:45 p.m. in a room on the other side of the stage. The dimly lit room was packed with an unusually large number of hopeful prospects (generally anywhere between 30-50 show up every week), all giving their undivided attention to comic and regular Funny Bone master of ceremonies Sean O'Brien as he addressed the rules. The rules, though basic, are not to be taken lightly. Each comic gets four minutes. Everyone is expected to shake the emcee's hand when welcomed to the stage—sort …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
After tornado canceled their April 26 show, comedian and promoter decide show’s proceeds should help area families affected by the storms.
When comedian and hypnotist Rich Guzzi appeared at the Pattonville Community Auditorium last September, some people ended up smelling bad. Other people smelled good. “It’s set up like a movie in three acts,” Guzzi said. “The people who volunteer and come up on stage are my performers.” As part of Guzzi’s act brings volunteers up on stage, hypnotizes them and gives them a hypnotic suggestion, such as the person next to you smells really bad or smells really good. The combination can be hilarious. “The show is as funny as it is because your friends are in the act. It’s personal,” Guzzi said. “You see a funny show, you have a good laugh and move on. But when your friends are in on it, it just lives on.” Guzzi will bring his hypnotic comedy …
Friday, December 10, 2010
Josh Blue gave a stand-up show at Westport's comedy lounge.
Josh Blue refused to let his disability keep him from a career of making people laugh. Blue won NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2006, according to his website. His fans know him for making jokes about his disability — cerebral palsy. Thursday night at the Funny Bone was no different. Before a packed audience, Blue got on stage and immediately started making jokes about his disabled arm. His act seemed to make people slightly uncomfortable. As he shifted his material to jokes about how he looks homeless, the audience eased up and quickly learned that Blue enjoys making people squirm in their seats. Blue was born in Africa, he told the audience, but now lives in America. That makes him a white African-American. He's not a fan of traveling, …