Hosted by Chris Denman
– Host of Drinks With the Band, Host of We Are Live! ,Co Founder, Mid Coast Media Group, Creative Producer and appears weekly on “Two Funny Mamas” with Sherri Shepherd & Kym Whitley. Producer for Greg Fitzsimmons and Mike Gibbons “Sunday Papers”.
A respected rising talent, Angela Smith has performed throughout the midwest and regularly in STL in independent venues, Helium Comedy Club, and The Funny Bone. Her humor has earned her the distinction of working alongside Nikki Glaser, Aparna Nancherla, and Ben Gleib among others. As a witty and relatable performer she has also earned spots performing at The LouFest Redo show, Flyover Comedy Festival, and has been a regular on St. Louis radio for her comedic talents.
Comedian and battle rapper, Reggie Edwards, winner of 2016’s Funny Bone Comedy Competition has stayed busy as a regular at The Funny Bone in STL as well as establishing himself on the New York comedy scene over the last five plus years. Reggie is currently working on a new album and can be seen on “Cooking with Kush” weekly. Reggie was the first ever winner of We Are Live!’s “Target Practice” live roast competition.
STL Native Larry Greene brings wit, humor, and a dose of reality to his comedy delighting every type of crowd you can imagine. Performing over the last 7 years from Los Angeles to STL to Atlanta, Larry continues to impress audiences across the country. In 2019 Larry was the first to win Helium Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person in St. Louis” and The Funny Bone’s “Comedy Competition” in the same year. Along with standup comedy he aspires to produce, write, and act as his career continues to grow.
Hailing from the Former Soviet Union but growing up in Kansas City, MO. Tina Dybal started her career as a comedian in St. Louis, she has become a regular performer at Helium Comedy Club and all over the city. Tina was crowned Helium Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person in Saint Louis 2018”. Tina’s unique background, caustic humor, and memorable stage presence have landed her opportunities to work with some of the industry’s best comics. She has opened for comedians such as Beth Stelling, Rhea Butcher, Joey “CoCo” Diaz, and Christina P. Tina is also the co-host of the “Slop City” Podcast alongside fellow comedian and best friend, Libbie Higgins. The podcast has garnered a cult following since it’s creation. Both performers can be seen touring the country with comedic powerhouse, Chelsea Lynn.
A veteran and leader of the STL Comedy scene, Jovan has performed and produced popular comedy shows in STL and New York over the last decade. Jovan can be heard regularly on the SOLC Podcast Network and is respected for his hilarious stories and relatable point of view.
Jovan’s “Class Klown’s” stand up series features popular comedians from all over the world and can be seen live in STL. Jovan himself has been seen on Comedy Central & BET, as well as on stage performing with the likes of Kevin Hart, Joe Torry, Guy Torry, the late comedy and civil rights legend Dick Gregory, and has performed at Jamie Foxx’s “Laffapalooza”.
Rafe’s professionalism and reputation for being both a club and crowd favorite has already landed him at the top of the STL comedy scene with national recognition. He recorded his first television stand-up set in 2020 for “Live from Zanies” on Circle TV Network. Rafe also released his debut comedy album on Sirius XM and all streaming platforms in January of 2020. His album “Young Grandpa” was recorded and released by 800 Pound Gorilla Records in Nashville.
Rafe was invited to perform in several festivals in 2019, including Flyover Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, and the Del Close Marathon 21 in Los Angeles, as well as Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2020. In addition, Rafe is an accomplished sketch performer and improviser and has performed several times on the popular Improv4Humans podcast with Matt Besser.
He has received the honor of being named The Funniest in STL by Riverfront Times Magazine in 2017, one of “2016’s Rising Stars in Arts and Entertainment” by GO! Magazine and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the distinction of winning Helium Comedy Club’s first annual “Funniest Person in St. Louis” competition in 2016.
In addition, Rafe is an accomplished improviser and is a performer, coach, and adjunct faculty at The Improv Shop theater where he is a member of the house team “Burnside” and “Dadvan” performing regularly at The Improv Shop, Detroit Improv Festival in 2016, Chicago Improv Festival, And Del Close Marathon 19 in NYC with Matt Besser and Tim Meadows. Rafe was also a writer/cast member on STL Up Late, a late-night sketch comedy talk show on KMOV CBS television from 2014-2017. He has been a regular guest and contributor on We Are Live!