Barrel of the Bottoms is an eclectic and professional space for artists looking to master their craft in the radio, film, and comedy scenes. We believe that talented individuals in Kansas City need a home to network and a platform to promote content.

Have an idea for a podcast? Need to record sound clips for your acting portfolio? Our soundproofed recording studio is ready to broadcast high-fidelity content for your listening pleasure. Studio time can be rented by the hour, but our membership offers unlimited access to our facilities and showcases your work through the growing Barrel network. We now offer trial memberships, so contact us to book your first recording completely free!


Barrel of the Bottoms hosts monthly comedy showcases, open mics, and other events to bring Kansas City's burgeoning talent under one roof.  If you're a stand up comic, musician, or poet, we wants to give you a platform to succeed within your creative community whilst building a new network in the process.  Each month, we choose one member for our community spotlight to show off their recent accomplishments and promote any upcoming shows or content they want to share.

Our office space in the historic Hobbs Building of the West Bottoms provides the comfort and high-speed internet access that great ideas can thrive in. Whether you need a distraction-free writing zone or somewhere to brainstorm with your fellow content creators, we want to incubate the diverse creativity that the city has to offer.  We host weekly writing workshops for those wanting to fine-tune stand up jokes, sketches, and scripts. Complimentary coffee, water, and beer is provided to all members!



Here's what's going on in the BOTB community. 

BOTB Presents: Carter Deems & AJ Grill

BOTB welcomes two Milwaukee comics, Carter Deems and AJ Grill who are in town to teach us a few things about comedy and cheese.

Carter Deems is a standup comic living in Milwaukee, WI. He was on the writing staff for TBS show Drop the Mic and his online videos have over 3 million views. He has also appeared on Snoop Dogg’s Gladiator School and voiced a character for Animation Sandwich. He has been featured on Worldstar Hip Hop, LA Weekly, Toronto Metro, and as guest on the Earwolf Podcast Get up on This. He owns two microwaves and was retweeted by T-Pain once.

AJ Grill is a comedian based out of Milwaukee, WI. AJ performs all over the midwest and has recently appeared in the Memphis, Cape Fear, and Milwaukee comedy festivals. In May 2018 he appeared on Battles in the Belly Room at the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

BOTB I-70 Special

We've got four great comics from St. Louis are coming to KC for a night of comedy at the Barrel. They are regulars at comedy clubs throughout the Midwest and have worked with nationally recognized names the film, radio, and comedy industries

Chris Cyr is a stand up comic and the host of Impolite Company (www.impolitecompany.com) a daily radio show in Saint Louis Missouri. He is a regular at the local comedy clubs and in the St. Louis Independent Comedy scene, where he produces several shows.

Susanna Lee has been heard on Sirius XM's Raw Dogs comedy channel, seen on "Girls Behaving Badly", Viceland's "Party Legends", and, for a quick second in 2010, "Last Comic Standing".

Brandon Judd left the finance industry for the glamorous world of standup comedy, he explores themes of not fitting in, nerd culture, and cats with wordplay and stories from his life.

Angela Smith was a finalist in the 2018 Funny Bone
comedy competition and has most recently opened for Nikki Glaser and
Michael Ian Black.