Erik Anker Conquers First-Ever RFT Standup Throwdown, Earth


Erik Anker (left) with his trophy (right) - PHOTO BY NICHOLAS PHILLIPS
  • Photo by Nicholas Phillips
  • Erik Anker (left) with his trophy (right)
The room was packed to the gills and the competition fierce, but on Sunday night we crowned a champion in our inaugural RFT Standup Throwdown: Mr. Erik Anker!

The sold-out crowd at The Maryland House and our two celebrity judges -- KMOV Channel 4 news anchor John Knicely and Sixth Ward Alderwoman, Kacie Starr Triplett -- all put in votes in the final round that handed Anker a 2-1 victory over funnyman Kenny Kinds.

"I've lost more contests than I've won," noted Anker, who was disgustingly humble about the whole thing. "But I couldn't have had a better time."

Kinds shared that sentiment -- to a degree. 

"It was a lot of fun," he said, "which is what I'll also tell my lawyer when I demand a full investigation into your 'voting' process."

As the champ, Anker won a cash purse of $100 derived from ticket sales. Asked how he planned to spend that crazy cheddar, Anker said: "I'm going to get a tattoo on myself of myself carving myself out of stone."

We did not get any video footage of the finals. However, below are some of the same jokes that Anker performed on Sunday. Enjoy!


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