The Lyons Den

The Lyons Den

By The Lyons Den
Hosted by St. Louis comedian Sam Lyons. You never know what you’ll get. It could be comedians talking comedy. It could be politicians talking politics. It might be Sam talking to himself. Whatever it is, rest assured, every conversation leads back to Gilmore Girls.

Welcome to The Lyons Den.
Hosted by St. Louis comedian Sam Lyons. You never know what you’ll get. It could be comedians talking comedy. It could be politicians talking politics. It might be Sam talking to himself. Whatever it is, rest assured, every conversation leads back to Gilmore Girls.

Welcome to The Lyons Den.

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Humor vs Tumor at The Heavy Anchor, July 11
The 4th came and went, and ya'll still poppin' fireworks? Out of line. Come to The Heavy Anchor this Friday for the Humor vs Tumor Benefit Show. There will be comedy, a silent auction and karaoke, and it's all to support one of our won and his family as Tony Gardiner's niece fights a punk-ass craniopharyngioma.  Asking for $10-15 at the door, and whatever else you can give.  Fuck tumors.
August 2, 2019
Breast Bumps and Engagement Rings (a.k.a. We're Fine)
Sam and Kate trade stories of love, loss and laughs, and get into the gritty of what comedy, performance and art mean to each of them. Hit them up if you need an engagement ring, wedding dress or a breast pump. You can catch Sam at Helium Comedy Club 7/14, and Kate at Kingside After Dark (7/5), New Comic, Who Dis (7/11) and Impolite Company's WAL takeover at Southtown Pub(7.25).
July 1, 2019
Heavy Anchor, June 27 - Be There Nerds
7th Heaven is still perplexing. Netflix is still just putting out whatever the hell they want. And Sam is still talkin bout it. Come to Yours, Mine, and Ours Thursday at The Heavy Anchor, 8PM.
June 27, 2019
The HinderLyons Den Pt. 2
You thought the Blues winning the Stanley Cup was special, but the real miracle will be if Sam acts like an adult and goes to the dentist for his toothache. Tune in for the second part of that lost nonsensical interview with Lucas Hinderliter, complete with a No Limit Records dining experience.
June 17, 2019
The Lost HinderLyons Episode
Take a trip back in time to 2 months ago, and listen to Sam and fellow comic Lucas Hinderliter discuss their comedy and their youth. See Sam at Westport Plaza tonight as the preliminary rounds of the Funny Bone Comedy Competition continue, and catch him at Southtown Pub for We Are Live's Free Comedy.
June 10, 2019
Yours, Mine, & The Lyons Den 3: Homecoming
Play Gloria and come to the Justice Cup at 7PM Memorial Day to stand against the abortion ban and other injustices. 400 14th St. across from the Enterprise Center. Meredith's back on the mic this week to gush over the genius that is Beyonce and reminisce about high school parties. Check her out Wednesday at The Heavy Anchor for Sorry, Please Continue and Thursday at Southtown Pub for We Are Live.
May 27, 2019
The Watch Has Ended
Sam is shellshocked by the ending of Game of Thrones this week, so he's offering you some lighter alternatives in TV Land: including a show about a town of high schoolers who get thrown into their own personal Lord of the Flies, complete with teen pregnancy and homicide. Check out the Clayton Comedy Series, Yours, Mine and Ours, and all the great mics in St. Louis this summer. Valar Morghulis.
May 20, 2019
The Lyons Den- We Might Be Making Out
The Lyons Den becomes the Lovin Den when St. Louis Comedy sweetheart Tony Gardiner drops by to talk about his Comedy Digest showcase, adventures in exotic dancing, and why a Blues player would name his kid that. Catch Yours, Mine, and Ours and Pit Stop Comedy at The Heavy Anchor 5/16 and 5/21, respectively.
May 13, 2019
The Lyons Den: Seven Hells, It's 7th Heaven
Sam just emailed a proposal to Brenda Hampton for a remastering of this classic family drama, with yours truly playing the role of Eric Camden. Shang isn't seeing the bigger picture when he sings for Ping(Mulan) to pack up and leave basic training. Come see a show: Yours, Mine, and Ours 5/16, and The World Series of Comedy Satellite Round at Wichita's Loony Bin, 5/22. The theme music for this episode is VHS by Keanutis Smith & lyfestile. Used with permission of the artist.
May 6, 2019
Justice For Meredith Palmer
Sam touches on the injustices served to one of his favorite Merediths(Palmer of Dunder Mifflin- Scranton) and rejoices in the impending return of the other (Hopping, of St. Louis comedy). He skates around Game of Thrones spoilers without ruining everything like Chris does with Gossip Girl. And there's a fun new movie on Netflix. Watch "Someone Great". Come to Dark Roast Comedy in Edwardsville on April 27. Love a little more.
April 25, 2019
Hickory Dickory Guac
Casey Paulsen's back in the booth with Sam for this week's episode. They talk a lot about Lindsay Lohan and Frankie Muniz. Did you know Frankie Muniz and Hillary Duff were costars in Secret Agent Cody Banks? Did you know Frankie also played Hillary's love interest in an episode of Lizzie McGuire? What would an Andrew Dice Clay-themed Mexican restaurant be called? Who are the previous cohosts of Boondoggle? Listen up!
April 8, 2019
Sam Quits Comedy
We all knew it was coming eventually. And now the end is here. Sam's done with the jokes, tired of the punchlines, and he ain't got time for callbacks! Come see his final shows: Comedy in the Loo-April 12-San Loo; Tax Free Comedy- April 13-Wilbert's in Cleveland; Yours, Mine, and Ours- April 17- The Heavy Anchor; No Mic Stand-April 19-message for info. We shall never hear his laughs again.
April 1, 2019
The Lyons Den: Someone to Float My Boat
Sam's sorry about taking the week off. To make it up to you, this episode has a warning about a Netflix movie you don't want to see. "Us" made $70 Million in its opening weekend. "On My Block" Season 2 drops this weekend. Yours, Mine, and Ours has come home to The Heavy Anchor. Now somebody please plan a float trip for Sam.
March 25, 2019
Pray for Alex Trabek
Sam recounts a tale as old as time- a boy's first experience being whitesplained at a Kids Jeopardy audition. We find out Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose's son has a strong love for all things T-Swizzle, and we've got a new sponsor! Welcome King Edward's Chicken and Fish to the Impolite Family. Catch Sam on the Impolite Company showcase March 15 at The Crack Fox, and Yours, Mine and Ours returns March 21 at The Heavy Anchor.
March 11, 2019
I'm Sorry DJ Unk
Justin Luke returns to the Den to chat with Sam about Growing up in Nelly's zip code, the widespread reach of the OJ trial and why people keep asking to have their ashes spread at his mother's house. Sam continues to complain about irrelevant Gilmore Girls details, and finally apologizes to the commander of the Oomp Camp, DJ Unk. Catch Justin at The Monocle this Saturday featuring for Ben Kronberg, and get $5 off tickets when you buy them here with the code "Luke". Enjoy the episode!
March 6, 2019
Michael Scott is the Enemy of Hopes and Dreams
Sam takes suggested topics from his Facebook friends to deliver a lot of contested hot takes. Do vampires carry the AIDS virus? Is Amelia Badelia responsible for her actions? Is baseball good? Did Sam spell Amelia Badelia correctly? Challenge him at Helium Comedy Club 2/28 for The Dirty Show and 3/2 for Late Night Dip.
February 25, 2019
Happy President's Day, Mrs. Doubtfire
Doesn't President's Day seem kind of like a ripoff for George Washington? Mrs. Doubtfire had a very obvious way out of her predicament with the birthday dinner. Nickelodeon was tyrants for their "Get Out and Play" campaign. All this and more on The Lyons Den
February 18, 2019
Suge Knight and The Mouse Whisperer
Casey Paulsen joins Sam in the studio for a couple beers and a no-nonsense education on OJ Simpson and The Notebook. Casey knows how to make the masses laugh. But does he know other things? Let's find out!
February 11, 2019
The Lyons Den: Wood You Rather
5 years ago today, a young man got on a stage in Oxford, MS and tried stand-up comedy for the first time. That young man was Sam Lyons. On this wooden anniversary, Sam tells the how he was inspired to try comedy, and reflects on where it's taken him. He also provides the rundown of his 5 must-watch Nicholas Cage and Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. At the end of the episode, you can hear his first set in entirety! The Patriots won the Super Bowl, and life will go on. Enjoy as you step into The Lyons Den
February 4, 2019
The Government Lives...For Now
The government lives...for now. Black Panther took home 7 nominations. Who's going to watch Game of Thrones for the 6th time now that Sam's going back to work?! Welcome to The Lyons Den.
January 28, 2019
The Lyons Den: New Year Same Den
2018 was a lot of up and down for Sam, but he focuses on the ups and talks about some of his favorite moments. He’s also been bingeing Dexter. Convict R. Kelly.
January 7, 2019
A Glitch In The Matrix
Sam and Brendan are back at it with the movie recaps. They stray off topic, a lot, but it's always interesting. Sam's never seen the Matrix, and Brendan refers to Vin Diesel exclusively as "that bald guy". Things get heated when Sam questions Brendan's commitment to whipped cream. How are they both still single? Go see a show this week.
December 17, 2018
Ocean's Rising
Sam and fellow comic/new roomie/apparent boat captain, Brendan Olson, watched a gawd awful movie so you wouldn’t have to. But their review was almost as long as the run-time, so who are the real losers? Stop using aerosol cans. #OceansRising #RatingsFalling #ClimateChangeIsReal
December 10, 2018
Sam's Brain
Happy Monday? We guess? It will be once you step into The Lyons Den Sam spends the top of the hour alone with his thoughts, always an interesting journey. Richy James stops by to promote his new open mic. Catch it every first Friday at Artist Art. Doors at 7:30, show 8:15, $5 entry. Performers enter free with advance notice. Don’t forget to vote November 6.
October 29, 2018
Rock the Vote
SLPS candidate Adam Layne joins Sam in The Lyons Den. They talk public education, college prep, and candy corn. Find the candidates here:, review their platforms, and go vote on November 6! It's what Diddy would do
October 22, 2018
Yours, Mine, and The Canadian Supreme Court
Local talent Meredith Hopping joins Sam in the Lyons Den to promote their monthly and weekly shows. They dive into the flaws of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision and whether racial profiling kept a resident out of his own home. Also, it's picture day! Catch Sam and Meredith this Thursday at Gezellig for Yours Mine and Ours, and Saturday at the Improv Shop for Late Night Live! Meredith tries to imitate a lion.
October 15, 2018
The Lyons Den: A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Sandwich
It's Monday morning, so it's time to enter the Lyons Den with Sam Lyons.  Sam breaks down the Columbus situation and is joined in the second half by St. Louis comic, John Green. Put us in your ear!
October 8, 2018
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