St. Louis native Greg Warren is sort of a Cincinnati homeboy. “I started doing stand-up in Houston while I was working for P&G,” he says. “Then I got transferred to Cincinnati.” The Queen City is where he took the plunge and started doing comedy full time. “I started working in clubs in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. I lived (in Cincinnati) for about five years,” he says. For a while Warren lived in California and took acting classes between tours.
He went out on some auditions, but he decided to move back to St. Louis and concentrate on stand-up. In his spare time the former college wrestler helps his father coach that sport. “I don’t really think I’ll ever want to stray too far from stand-up,” he says. “That’s why I left a really good job at P&G, because I just love performing. Over all, I can’t see myself getting too far from it. I don’t think there’s a replacement for the high you get from doing that. Plus you only work about an hour a night, so it’s hard to complain.” Warren performs Thursday-Sunday at The Funny Bone on the Levee in Newport. $14-$16.
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