Firebird St. Louis

Brian Posehn

Brian Posehn

Jeremy Essig

Fri 05.30

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is all ages

$2 minor surcharge at the door. This is a standing room only show.

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Brian Posehn
Brian Posehn
Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. He
is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock
venues in the country. He just released his first hour long special, The Fartist
through Netflix. Brian is currently writing Deadpool for Marvel Comics. He has a
popular podcast, Nerd Poker on the Earwolf Network.

He has most recently co-starred in Universal's feature, The Five-Year Engagement,
directed by Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow and in the popular Canadian
indie comedy, Lloyd the Conqueror. In the last year he has done guest spots on the
sit-coms, Big Bang Theory, Guys With Kids and Anger Management. He also starred
for three seasons in Comedy Central's popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program,
and toured as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy.

Besides writing and performing on HBO's acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared
in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Californication, Everybody
Loves Raymond and Friends. He also has an extensive resume in voice-acting
including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Adventure Time, Metalocalypse, Bob’s Burgers,
Mission Hill and American Dad.

Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Judd Apatow’s Funny People,
Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sex Drive,
and Surfs Up.

He has written episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program and Metalocalypse (Adult
Swim). He’s written for the popular sketch show, Human Giant and various specials
and roasts including recent stints on the Oscars and The Comedy Central Roast of
Rosanne Barr. In 2009 and 2010 Brian directed a video and a Comedy Central pilot
for the hilarious hair metal band, Steel Panther.

In 2006 he released his first graphic novel, The Last Christmas, and his debut
comedy album: Live in Nerd Rage. In 2009, Brian released his album, Fart and
Weiner Jokes.

2013 will see the release of a book Brian has co-written with Bob Odenkirk and
David Cross called Hollywood Said No. He is also currently producing a Comedy
Metal album with Scott Ian of Anthrax.

In 2010 he continues to tour, is releasing a new album called "Fart and Wiener Jokes" and a new video for "More Metal Than You", and was recently featured on the Golden Gods Awards performing his new song with his all-star metal band. Posehn is currently working on a new comic book ("Science Projects").
Jeremy Essig
Jeremy Essig
Jeremy Essig is the former bass player and guitarist for late-90’s (way) underground bands Box of Rocks and The Flaming Moes.
To many, however, Jeremy is best known as a stand-up comedian and writer. His comedy, described in NUVO magazine as “Intelligent Cynicism,” walks the line between “smart” comedy and mindless indulgence. In a matter of minutes, Essig can move seamlessly between current events and kitchen appliances, weaving the two together with a nod to his love of pop culture.
Essig has released three comedy albums that have appeared on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio as well as on his own Pandora Channel. He has also appeared more than fifteen times on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show as well as multiple times on National Public Radio.
An accomplished writer, Essig has also had pieces appear in the Columbia Missourian, Riverfront Times and Louisville’s Leo.
A graduate of Wake Forest University and Ohio native, Essig moved to St. Louis in 2004 where he became a fixture in the city’s thriving comedy scene.
St. Louis Magazine dubbed him a “comic to watch” and KDHX’s “Slip of the Disc” radio show featured his segment “Six Degrees of Tommy Stinson,” a celebration of Essig’s love of music and trivia.
Essig spends his downtime reading comic books, playing with his dogs and patiently awaiting his bands' 20-year reunions