Comedy Setlists
I know this isn’t a setlist, but I did randomly come across this at a bar before a show. I can only imagine the conversation that led to this.
Man: I don’t think cats have tits.
Other Man: Yes they do.
Man: No, no. I think you’re wrong.
Other Man: Look, you got a pen, they look something like this. Although, I probably didn’t draw these to scale. But you get the idea.
Man: You learn something every day. 

I know this isn’t a setlist, but I did randomly come across this at a bar before a show. I can only imagine the conversation that led to this.

Man: I don’t think cats have tits.

Other Man: Yes they do.

Man: No, no. I think you’re wrong.

Other Man: Look, you got a pen, they look something like this. Although, I probably didn’t draw these to scale. But you get the idea.

Man: You learn something every day. 



Comedian: Erik AnkerLocation: FoamCity: St. Louis, Mo.Date: April 6, 2012Comment: ”I felt good about this set, but this one in particular I strayed away from because I was at Foam and felt like going off the rails as much as I could. That was a great show!” Editor’s Note: Awww, shucks!

Comedian: Erik Anker
Location: Foam
City: St. Louis, Mo.
Date: April 6, 2012
Comment: ”I felt good about this set, but this one in particular I strayed away from because I was at Foam and felt like going off the rails as much as I could. That was a great show!” 
Editor’s Note: Awww, shucks!




Comedian: Marcus NewsteadLocation: O’Shay’s PubCity: St. Louis, Mo.Date: May 22, 2012Comment: ”I saw Cypress Hill two nights before this show, which actually inspired me to write some new material.” Editor’s Note: I assume he means the “drugs” joke.

Comedian: Marcus Newstead
Location: O’Shay’s Pub
City: St. Louis, Mo.
Date: May 22, 2012
Comment: ”I saw Cypress Hill two nights before this show, which actually inspired me to write some new material.” 
Editor’s Note: I assume he means the “drugs” joke.



Comedian: Derek SmithLocation: Um, some Lounge. Seven Ten Lounge maybe?City: Chicago, Ill.Date: Dec. 30, 2011Comment: I spoke with Derek’s beard. It had no comment.Editor’s Note: Derek owned a pair of sets in St. Louis earlier this year. He’s a great comic. 

Comedian: Derek Smith
Location: Um, some Lounge. Seven Ten Lounge maybe?
City: Chicago, Ill.
Date: Dec. 30, 2011
Comment: I spoke with Derek’s beard. It had no comment.
Editor’s Note: Derek owned a pair of sets in St. Louis earlier this year. He’s a great comic. 


Comedian: Ben FlugLocation: The HideoutCity: Granite City, Ill.Date: Aug. 30, 2011Comment: Ben gave no comment because he thinks he’s better than the system.Editor’s Note: I think that’s supposed to say “Waffle House,” but the mind wonders what he might be talking about if it says “Waffle Mouse.”

Comedian: Ben Flug
Location: The Hideout
City: Granite City, Ill.
Date: Aug. 30, 2011
Comment: Ben gave no comment because he thinks he’s better than the system.
Editor’s Note: I think that’s supposed to say “Waffle House,” but the mind wonders what he might be talking about if it says “Waffle Mouse.”

Comedian: Ryan RiesLocation: The Funny BoneCity: St. Louis, Mo.Date: Nov. 8, 2011Comment: “I come up with my material about everyday situations that occur in my life.”Editor’s Note: Such a dirty mind on such a young boy. Fear for the future of our once great nation.

Comedian: Ryan Ries
Location: The Funny Bone
City: St. Louis, Mo.
Date: Nov. 8, 2011
Comment: “I come up with my material about everyday situations that occur in my life.”
Editor’s Note: Such a dirty mind on such a young boy. Fear for the future of our once great nation.

Writers who don’t write things down

In my vigilant search for the setlists of every comic in the world, a good friend of mine posed a simple question: “What if I don’t write set lists?”

This thought crossed my mind before. There are comedians whose sets reside only in their grey matter. Some people write out their jokes and just remember their set order. They experiment with things as they go along. We all work in different ways.

Recognizing this, I was forced me to come up with a way to exhibit their performance process without the fun little pictures that you’ve been seeing on this site since it launched last week.

I’ve dusted off my journalism skill to ask those people who don’t spend the minutes and hours before their performances memorizing these setlists why they don’t.

The ultimate goal with this Web site is to keep the amount of different features limited and retain its original spirit and simple concept in place. I envision that the new “Paperless Setlist” feature will be one the few, if not only, new thing that I put on here. I hope it works.

Comedian: Tree SanchezLocation: The Funny BoneCity: St. Louis, Mo.Date: Nov. 8, 2011 (set not performed)Comment: “Cheetah pants”Editor’s Note: When you hear the very patronizing statements about comedy being a tough world for women, you should think of the time I watched Tree Sanchez punch the shit out of a male comic. In the face, no less.

Comedian: Tree Sanchez
Location: The Funny Bone
City: St. Louis, Mo.
Date: Nov. 8, 2011 (set not performed)
Comment: “Cheetah pants”
Editor’s Note: When you hear the very patronizing statements about comedy being a tough world for women, you should think of the time I watched Tree Sanchez punch the shit out of a male comic. In the face, no less.

Comedian: Frankie ChubbLocation: Fitz’sCity: St. Louis, Mo.Date: Nov. 3, 2011Comment: No commentEditor’s Note: Frankie has one of the greatest bits about Paul Stanley from KISS. Also, note that horrible job I did cropping the giant nugget of something out of the left side of this photograph. Also, “baseball” is one word.

Comedian: Frankie Chubb
Location:
Fitz’s
City:
St. Louis, Mo.
Date: Nov. 3, 2011
Comment: No comment
Editor’s Note: Frankie has one of the greatest bits about Paul Stanley from KISS. Also, note that horrible job I did cropping the giant nugget of something out of the left side of this photograph. Also, “baseball” is one word.