The last time I'd actually spoken with St. Louis'/Arkansas own Ms. Arkansas, she was jet setting her way back to California.She can always be found on social networking, updating her fans on her current gigs, and West Coast shindigs.
I had the opportunity to catch up with her a few days ago, as she'd returned back to St. Louis, for business and pleasure.And you better believe California has done wonders for this amazingly talented comedy queen.
How is the comedy scene going?
Ms. Arkansas: The comedy scene is not all what it shakes out to be, everyone wants you to work for free.
I remember when I first met you, we were at Bar-Salon-Ahh! Cocktail House Lounge, and you performed comedy at Karaoke with DJ Earl The Pearl.
Ms. Arkansas: So many years ago, we use to have a blast back then.
What are your favorite West Coast’s spots to perform?
What brings you back to STL?
Ms. Arkansas: I came back to St. Louis for a vacation and business.
What made you go into comedy?
Ms. Arkansas: I've always been an entertainer even as a child.
How is your family life?
Ms. Arkansas: My family life is pretty good due to the economy.
Is there a special man waiting to get on his knees for you-no puns intended?
Ms. Arkansas: I am in love at this time, and I hope to get married soon.
Where are you best places to hang out when in St. Louis?
Ms. Arkansas: My best places to hang out while in St. Louis is Bar-Salon-Ahh! And of course, my dear aunt Margaret’s house, and anywhere there is Karaoke going down.
Who in the comedy scene inspired you?
Ms. Arkansas: I was inspired by my father, he was a comedian, but he didn't have time to do shows; always too busy taking care of home.
Do you have any last words?
Thanks for your time and it was great seeing you. I can’t wait to get over to see your gigs before you fly back out to California.
Ms. Arkansas: Thanks, and I can’t wait to hang out with you and The Newsletter again.