Those Comedians You May Do Not Know But They Are Stand-up

Zach Sherwin is a comedian and rapper based in Los Angeles. His television credits include “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX) and “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), as well as appearances on E!, VH1, and CNN Headline News. He also writes for and performs in the blockbuster YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” playing such characters as Stephen King, Sherlock Holmes, and Egon Spengler, and he has an RIAA-certified gold record for the “Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking” single. Zach’s own music videos have been viewed millions of times online, and his album is available on Comedy Central Records.


Kelsey McClure is a distinctively average comedian. She books, promotes and produces a variety of comedy events in the city. She doesn’t mind speaking in third person and one day hopes to sit on Conan O’Brien’s couch.

Once a month she recommends comedy shows and gets to interview comedians on occasion. Kelsey was the organizer of the Riverfront Times Standup Throwdown–a standup comedy competition for aspiring comedians. Proof of which can be found via the Riverfront Times.


Kenny Kinds is an award-winning local stand-up comedian and the world’s leading authority on the St. Louis stand up scene. He opens for a number of national headliners, regularly hosts and emcees at the St. Louis Funnybone, and performs constantly at other local showcases and venues. He can read, but often chooses not to.

 

Stryker Spurlock began performing stand-up comedy at the age of 15 at a weird Catholic-themed winery, which he was eventually banned from. Stryker maintains and updates the Comedy in the Lou events calendar, has been featured on showcases all over town, and co-hosts a monthly show at the coffee shop Shameless Grounds. When not doing stand-up he can be found pacing around his basement and asking people for rides.

Brandon Judd is one of the producers of the “World’s Greatest” Comedians shows at Fringe. His Comedy vs Everything episode featured one of the very best Chinese news stories we’ve ever talked about on the show.

 

 

 

Bobby Jaycox is a writer/performer for STL Up Late. He also runs the best monthly showcase  of local standup talent in town.  When we had Bobby on the podcast, we talked about movies more than any other episode. It was fun. I think his “standup shot” image below has a typo: his friend is usually a hermaphrodite, not a transvestite.

 

 

Lastly, for now, is Stryker Spurlock. Stryker has an awesome name and runs a monthly show at Shameless Grounds. Stryker’s episode was an early favorite, and is one of the most popular episodes to date.

 

 

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical and rising.” He was most recently a writer and correspondent for FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

He has done standup on Conan (see above!) , Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. He has also performed at such notable festivals as South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago.

In the UK, Hari has established himself with appearances on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric and Channel 4’s 8 out 10 Cats. He also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.

When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist) and their podcast The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist in November 2011.

He was also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.