About Goeff Tate & Jeremy Essig Two great comedians for the price of one!
?Over-educated and under-employed, Jeremy Essig has been developing a loyal comedy following across the country over the last decade. Upon graduating from Wake Forest University in the spring of 2000, Essig chose open-mic nights over graduate school, a perhaps likely outcome for a Midwesterner who came of age during the slacker revolution of the early 90’s.
A decade later, Jeremy Essig has developed an act that was described by Nuvo Magazine as “Intelligent Cynicism.” The act is a mixture of stories stemming from Essig’s real-life experiences mixed with social and pop culture commentary. Essig has appeared multiple times on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show as well as released three CD’s which have received airplay on XM/Sirius Radio. He also appeared in the 2003 Boston Comedy Festival and was featured in St. Louis Magazine as a comic to watch.
A native of Zanesville, OH, Essig now resides in St. Louis where he has been a fixture on the city’s thriving comedy scene since 2004. Essig has also begun tying up loose ends, completing his long delayed Master’s Degree at the University of Missouri while still doing over 200 shows a year. An accomplished writer, his opinion pieces have been featured in the Columbia Missourian, The Riverfront Times and Velocity magazine.
When college doesn’t appeal to you, you can’t find a good job, and you have a hard time passing drug tests, you’re really only left with one career option, stand-up comedy. Geoff Tate discovered this life path only a few short years ago but is already making it work for him. He toured the country as part of the Comedy Central Live Presents' Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal Live, he appeared at The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, he's been on The Bob and Tom Show several times and appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham.
Geoff "has a knack for mining his own personal history for big laughs" (The Capital Times, Madison, WI) and his style has been compared to the late Mitch Hedberg (The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH).