Comedy in The Lou

First Comes Love: Show of the Week, June 7 – 13

First Comes Love
Saturday, June 13 at The Improv Shop
10 p.m. | $5

A few years ago, comedian and bored drunk Kyle Ayers decided to post a fake job on Craigslist, out of pure curiousity. He put an ad up, claiming to be a producer for a very prominant adult film (porn) company. “Send me your best three to four page porn script. I want to find the ‘next big thing in adult film writing.’ And make it weird.”

He wasn’t sure what to expect, but he certainly didn’t expect the flood of responses. Over 1,000 responses in just under a week. Musicals, movie spoofs, personal experiences put down on pages, sex toys you’ve never even heard of, everything. Over a thousand scripts and (still!) growing. After a while, Kyle decided it was time to do something with these scripts.

Using the talents of some of the best comedians around (and willing members of the audience!), First Comes Love honors this aspiring porn writers by acting these scripts out, live on stage. Word for word, line for line, typo for typo, comedians, actors, and audience members pay tribute through performance, and get really, really weird. Props, costumes, everything that would make up a bad high school theater production.

First Comes Love has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles, and has been standing room only for all of its shows. A show on the rise, it has big things planned moving forward.

Description of event provided by Kyle Ayers via

A Literal Miracle Comedy SortaFest!

Hey gang, big news. There was a meteor shower, the planets aligned just right, and we sacrificed our intern on an altar to Dr. Comedy. And then a festival happened! On accident. Within a span of ten days (November 19 to November 29) there are some unique and exciting shows happening in St. Louis, totally by coincidence. However, for marketing purposes, we are referring to it as A Literal Miracle Comedy SortaFest. There are some amazing things happening. For full information, check out the Facebook event.


Via Parody Patrol: First Kiss with a Drunk Chick


Parody Patrol‘s Adam Huber teamed up with members of Comedy in the Lou, Bare Knuckle Comedy and STL Up Late to bring you First Kiss with a Drunk Chick because… of course they had to. Plus nothing brings the St. Louis comedy community like the opportunity to gratuitously make out with each other.

And if you’re wondering, “WTF..?” it’s probably because you missed the original that turns out to be not-so-sweet because Lo and Behold! a clothing company was behind the whole ordeal.

BUT WAIT! There’s More! Check out these other parodies; Saudi Men Kissing | First Sh*t | FIRST HANDJOB | Jimmy Fallon’s “First Lick” | And of course BuzzFeed made A List.

The Riverfront Times’ Best Comedy Shows in January 2014

 For the complete story  by Kelsey McClure check out the Riverfront Times Music Blog.


The Improv Shop’s Harold Night at Brennan’s
Thursday, January 2nd
8p.m. | Free

13th Annual XRII Bonanza Blowout Spectacular! at The Way Out Club

Showtime TBD | $5

O’Fallon Out Loud at Rendezvous Cafe & Wine Bar
Saturday, January 18
8p.m. | $10

Ben Bailey at the Valley Park Funny Bone
January 23 – 25
Showtimes Vary | $20

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