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        Contents:

Press Kit, with Bio, Booking information, unedited VIDEOS, Media Images etc.
Email List Know when we're going to be in your area - no spam; no sharing; no advertising
Free Comedy for Charity: (PDF)
Open / Host for Lou Are you a comedian? Are you funny?
Past Comedy Appearances for Arizona Lou (PDF): 1,238 appearances; at 328 venues; in 152 cities; in all 50  states; in 5 countries; on 1 planet... so far
(PG-16, Lou's invention, means no foul language, but may include some audience-appropriate adult concepts)

1:06 minute video;                Lou picking on William Cole, Mayor of Billings
Appearance #882   Fun for all, including the mayor           G        Billings, Montana
5:29 minute video at Cozzy's Comedy Club;                Lou's 5:05 set    
Appearance #666 ?76? Holding;;         PG                   Newport News, VA

FUTURE APPEARANCES       (back to TOP of page)
Wed Oct 20,2021; 7:00pm; El Charro Hipster; 1325 NW Grand Ave; Phoenix, AZ 85007 - Open Mic
*Thu Oct 21, 2021; 7:00pm; Improv Mania ; 250 S. Arizona Ave.; Chandler, AZ 85225
Sat Oct 30, 2021; 5:30pm; Phoenix Has Talent; Urban Beans, 3508 N 7th Street; Phoenix, Arizona 85014
             This is Arizona Lou's last scheduled local appearance before leaving on his Veterans Appreciation Alaska Tour

Veterans Appreciation Alaska Tour, 2021 (mostly the Matanuska Valley)             (back to TOP of page)
  1. Wed Nov 3, 2021; 7:00pm?; American Legion Post# 29; 1467 Muldoon Rd; Anchorage, AK 99504 -
  2. Fri Nov 5, 2021; 7:00pm; Elks Lodge 2868; 1101 East 76th Suite B ; Anchorage, AK 99518 -
  3. Sat Nov 6, 2021; 7:00pm; American Legion Post 1; 840 W Fireweed Ln; Anchorage, AK 99503 -
  4. Sun Nov 7, 2021; 7:00pm; American Legion Post# 33; 21426 Old Glenn Hwy; Chugiak, AK 99567 -
Back to Phoenix Area:             (back to TOP of page)
Thu Nov 11, 2021; 9:15pm; JP'S Comedy Club ; 860 E Warner Rd; Gilbert, AZ 85296
Thu Nov 18, 2021; 7:00pm; Improv Mania ; 250 S. Arizona Ave.; Chandler, AZ 85225
Wed Nov 24,2021; 7:00pm; El Charro Hipster; 1325 NW Grand Ave; Phoenix, AZ 85007 - Open Mic !--
Sat Dec 4 2021; 3:30pm; Urban Beans; 3508 N 7th Street; Phoenix, Arizona

    Arizona Lou's Veterans Appreciation National Tour 2022             (back to TOP of page) `
  1. Sat Mar 12, 2022; 7:00pm; VFW Post 1763; 2485 E 14th St; Yuma, AZ 85365
  2. Fri April 8, 2022; 7:00pm; American Legion Post#832; 2400 Bassett Ave; El Paso, TX 79901 -
  3. Sat Apr 9, 2022; 7:00pm; VFW Post#812; 2400 Davis-Seamon Rd; El Paso, TX 79930 -
  4. Wed Apr 13, 2022; 7:00?pm; VFW Post 7110; 600 Peace Ave; New Braunfels, TX 78130 -
  5. Fri Apr 15, 2022; 7:00pm; Alamo Am Legion Post#2; 3518 Fredericksburg Rd; San Antonio, TX -
  6. Wed Apr 20, 2022; 7:00pm; VFW Post#4501; 1680 Chaney Dr; Batesville, AR 72501 -
  7. Fri Apr 22, 2022; 7:00pm; VFW Post#8845; 3005 Tilles Ave; Fort Smith, AR 72901
  8. Wed May 11, 2022; 5:00pm; VFW Post 4526; 15206 Dedeaux Rd; Gulfport, MS 39503
  9. Fri May 20, 2022; 7:00pm; VFW Post#4848; 2402 Amnicola Hwy; Chattanooga, TN 37406 -
  10. Tue, Jun 7, 2022; 7:00pm; Comedy-n-Sunset; at Haulover; (1.6 mi S of Avon, NC)
  11. Tue, Jun 14, 2022; 7:00pm; Comedy-n-Sunset; at Haulover; (1.6 mi S of Avon, NC)
  12. Tue, Jun 21, 2022; 7:00pm; Comedy-n-Sunset; at Haulover; (1.6 mi S of Avon, NC)
  13. Fri Jun 24, 2022; 7:00pm; American Legion Post#28; 17934 Liming Ln; Triangle, VA 22172 - with Geo Wagner
  14. Sat Jun 25, 2022; 7:00pm; Elks Lodge 315; 13813 Warwick Blvd; Newport News, VA 23602 -
  15. Tue, Jun 28, 2022; 7:00pm; Comedy-n-Sunset; at Haulover; (1.6 mi S of Avon, NC)
                  * Engagement is tentative       x Engagement has been canceled


ARIZONA LOU POSTERS             (back to TOP of page)       (Past Posters)
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ARIZONA LOU STAND UP COMEDY FIRSTS:       (back to TOP of page)

On-Stage Stand Up Comedy Performance; Tempe Center for the Arts, Jan 3, 2014

T-Shirt sold Dec 1, 2015 to Patric Chandler in S Tempe AZ
Patrick

Marquee, Jul 8, 2018 Mill House Pub, Mechanic Falls, ME and first 100% Lou marquee, Jul 10, 2020 in Cincinnati, OH
Marquee Marquee

Flag set presented to Lou; Jul 24, 2019
flags

Stage named after Arizona Lou, Nov 2, 2019, Tap Inn, Billings, MT
Stage

1,000 Shows and Roast; Nov 25, 2019; CB Live, Phoenix, AZ

Internet Show Mar 29, 2020 Opened for We All Bond Over Bombs

Merch Signing; Jun 23, 2020; Kitty Hawk Kites, in Rodanthe, NC
Merch

Three-foot poster; Aug 2, 2020; American Legion Post 69, Cincinnati
Lou in Cincinnati

Show out in a field; August 20,2020; American Legion Post 35 in Wasilla Alaska set up this stage just for the show! (spread out due to COVID-19)
Field

Five-foot poster; Dec 18, 2020; American Legion Post 54, Coolidge, AZ
Without glasses, July 3, 2021 American Legion Post 530; Greenhills, OH
Poster poster

Opening Comediation Liz Frisius; Jan 15, 2021; American Legion Post 54; Cooliedge, AZ
Liz

Certificate of Appreciation; April 10, 2020; VFW Post 812; El Paso, TX
certificate

Unsolicited Guest Appearance; April 22, 2021; Rail Yard; Little Rock, AR

Charged admission tickets as a headliner; July 3, 2021; American Legion Post 530; Greenhills, OH
ticket

Name In Lights; July 12, 2021; AMVETS Post 22; Vermilion, OH
Sign

Name on a mirror; July 16, 2021; AMVETS Post 22; Vermilion, OH
Sign

Musical opening act; TJ Reno; July 24, 2021 VFW Post 3360; Defiance, OH
Sign

Additional Videos       (back to TOP of page)

Venue Information: Video (Unedited)

79; Alive; Yoga T-Shirts Alive
The Loony Bin

Wichita, KS
Appearance #1242
August 4, 2021
Video length: 4:55
PG-16

76; Suplemnets; Gym; T-Shirts
The Winner's Circle

Salisbury, MA
Appearance #677
July 10 2018
Video length: 5:45
PG-16

Signature Old Man Routine
St Louis Funny Bone

Maryland Heights, MO
Appearance #249
April 26, 2016
Video length: 3:33
PG
EARLY VIDEOS OF LOU ON STAGE - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

RESOURCES:       (back to TOP of page)
Some of Lou's Favorite Comedians
Note: some of the open mics and shows in the following listings have been changed or canceled due to COVID-19.
Treavor Skies's excellent list of open mic oportunities in the Phoenix, AZ area. It is one of the most helpful and up-to-date I've seen.
Arizona Comedy Open Mics offers something every day of the week.
Bird City Comedy Festival is a good list of Arizona open mics, clubs etc.
BadSlava is an excellent source of open mic opportunities, listed by state and city, although some of the information is out of date
comedy.openmikes.org is searchable within a radius of a US city or zip code
Comedy Festivals listed by month by badsalva.com
Stand-up Comedy Classes in the Phoenix area.
Beginner open mic comedy advices: Good 37 minute video by Kevin Gilroy
Headshots - DIY
Comedy definitions, particularly related to Vaudeville.
StandUp Comedy Rules includes good information and lots of opinions from Curt Shackelford of Washington DC.
Typing got you down? Send Rev, an audio or video of your performance and in a few hours get a TRANSRIPTION back.
Past Appearances Spreadsheet: It doesn't take long to log your appearances with Lou's template. One of his comedian friends asked for it. Here is the PDF result for Lou.

Arizona Lou about lost some fingers. PHOTOS       (back to TOP of page)

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