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Comedy: Andy Woodhull

By P.F. Wilson · September 4th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
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Long before trying stand-up comedy, Andy Woodhull was stockpiling jokes. “In high school I read in a book that Jerry Seinfeld wrote that he kept a notebook and wrote funny things down in it.” Woodhull started doing the same, but it wasn’t until after college that he decided to give stand-up a shot. “I found out about open mic night at the Westport Plaza in St. Louis.” The notebooks came in handy, sort of. “I wasn’t writing in them all the time and basically everything was bad,” he says, lauging.

“I hadn’t ever done stand-up so I didn’t know how to write jokes. Basically I had two notebooks of Seinfeld jokes. Not his jokes, but jokes that he would tell, except they weren’t good enough.” Since then, Woodhull has moved from the observational fare to stories about his own life. “I talk 100 percent about myself,” he says. “If you come see my set you’ll get a really good idea of what’s going on in my life. I’m dating a single mom with two kids, so I talk about that a lot.” Before that, he tried online dating. “You put your information about yourself on the Internet and then the Internet lets you know who it thinks would go out with you,” he tells an audience. “So far the Internet’s kind of been a dick about it.” Through Sunday Sept. 9. $10-$15. Go Bananas, Montgomery. 513-984-9288, gobananascomedy.com.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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