Ooh St. Lou Gets Impolite at the Crack Fox

Last Friday I saw the Impolite Company show at The Crack Fox (1114 Olive) and took some footage of the proceedings.

The show occurs on the 3rd Friday of every month, and features a rotating cast of local stand-up comedians. It’s hosted by Chris Cyr of Wildcard Comedy at The Crow’s Nest (7336 Manchester Rd, Maplewood).

Impolite Company is designed to let comics have an outlet for some of their less ready-for-prime-time fare, promising talk of sex, religion, politics, bodily functions and everything else you wouldn’t discuss at the dinner table, or with your Aunt Tilly. The challenge for the comedians is to straddle the line that hovers between “impolite” and “offensive.” Most did a good job, and several were outright hilarious. The uselessness of children was an almost universal theme, and St. Louis race relations popped into more than one act. The stand out act of the night was Carolyn Agnew, whose set didn’t miss a single beat.

Host Chris Cyr keeps the event moving at a steady and upbeat pace, starting and finishing on time, a rarity in the comedy world. Props also to Cyr for working to ensure that each of his events has a diverse line-up.

The Crack Fox is a good venue for this show, with ample seating and good views throughout the house. Word of warning, as of now the Crack Fox is still a smoking bar, and will be until (January 2016?) the last of the holdouts have to switch to vaping non-smoking.

Details:

Who: 21 and Up Crowd
What: Impolite Company Stand Up Comedy
Where: The Crack Fox, 1114 Olive Street, St. Louis
When: 3rd Friday of Every Month, 10/Door, 10:30/Show
Why: Because you like to laugh, then feel ashamed
How much: $5 at the door

PLACES/PEOPLE MENTIONED:
The Crack Fox – http://crackfoxbar.com
Impolite Company – http://www.facebook.com/ImpoliteSTL
Chris Cyr http://twitter.com/CDCyr
Shaun Arredondo http://twitter.com/dondocomic
Jon Maddy – http://twitter.com/jaymadd32
Tina Dybal – http://twitter.com/tinadybal
Carolyn Agnew – http://www.carolynagnew.com
Joe Murray – http://twitter.com/ComicJoeMurray

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