“One Man, Two Guvnors” is part British comedy, part chaos.
“It runs like a mix between rock ’n’ roll show and a bit stand-up comedy and improv because there is so much audience interaction and there are so many wild cards,” said Raymond McAnally, who stars in the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis production.
McAnally plays Francis Henshall, a man who has taken on two jobs for two different bosses, or “guvnors.”
Actor, director and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has quite the eclectic resume. Some may know him for his role on the 1980s animated TV series “Police Academy.” Others may know him for his 1992 film “Shake the Clown” or his 2012 film “God Bless America.” From 2004 to 2007, he directed more than 300 episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
But Goldthwait got his start as a stand-up comedian, and that’s the role that has brought him to St. Louis. He’s in town through Saturday, April 5 to perform his latest set, “You Don’t Look the Same Either” at the Valley Park Funny Bone.
Humorist Dave Barry has been making people laugh for decades. For 20 years, Sunday papers across the country carried his Pulitzer-Prize-winning humor column, syndicated from the Miami Herald. He’s also the author of a long list of very funny best-selling books.
Pat Hazell may be best known for his role as a writer for the Seinfeld show but he’s more than a comedic writer. He also is a performer.
Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 he will perform his one man show “The Wonder Bread Years” at Washington University's Edison Theatre. Described as part stand-up, part drama, the show is a tribute to the memorabilia and paraphernalia of the 1960s and 70s.
Comedian Greg Warren spent his high school years in Kirkwood juggling the roles of student athlete and band nerd, which provided plenty of fodder for his comic routines. He got his start in comedy while a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has gone on to perform on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and the Bob and Tom radio show.
New Jewish Theatre opens their 17th season with Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor. More of a sketch comedy piece than a true play, the small vignettes of Anton Chekov’s short stories, represent slices of Russian life at the turn of the last century and are quilted together by a narrator, a writer who is auditioning some of his characters for us. David Wassilak plays the narrator and involves himself in several of the stories (either as the narrator character or as a specific character, it’s a bit unclear.)
In the 1950s, when Diller started being funny for a living, there were no female standup comedians making it big. Some critics have said she succeeded because a lot of her material was about mocking herself. She died at home, where she'd been in hospice care after a fall, at the age of 95.