The Red Shtick is the digital offspring (some might say “bastard child”) of Red Shtick Magazine, which served as the only print satirical publication in Louisiana’s capital city for 8½ years.

Red Shtick Magazine premiered in February 2004. In July 2012, it retired gracefully to make way for its digital descendant, The Red Shtick. Meanwhile, Red Shtick Magazine is currently living comfortably in South Florida where it’s not called nearly often enough by its children.

Like its progenitor, The Red Shtick likes to think of itself as a bold and engaging source of satire and irreverent humor. And while The Red Shtick is completely digital and subsequently limited only by the scope of the worldwide web, it – like its printed precursor – has a tendency to focus on happenings in Baton Rouge and the rest of South Louisiana.

The Red Shtick, whose mission is to provide the Baton Rouge area (and the rest of the digital world) a comical enema to cure political impaction and cultural constipation, is written by a collection of talented contributors representing various backgrounds: black, white, male, female, conservative, liberal, Christian, Buddhist, hell-bound atheist, and even Yankee.

RSS Baton Rouge News

  • TBR’s Gentleman’s Guide Kills With Music and Humor October 30, 2019
    I found myself in a preview performance of Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder experiencing something I hadn’t felt in quite some time: delight. The post TBR’s Gentleman’s Guide Kills With Music and Humor appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 214: Batmania August 27, 2019
    Knick and James get together in the Murder Shop to talk about Batman, Battlebots, and the massive trove of upcoming releases announced this week for Disney+. The post Dorque, Episode 214: Batmania appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 213: Back in Baby’s Arms July 31, 2019
    Knick and James catch up over what has been an interesting couple of weeks. There's been weather, and child care, and oh yeah...BATTLEBOTS! The post Dorque, Episode 213: Back in Baby’s Arms appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 212: I Special Needs You June 24, 2019
    James is in the Murder Shop this week which means two things: 1) Beer is included, and 2) the conversation gets inappropriate quickly. The post Dorque, Episode 212: I Special Needs You appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 211: Can We Talk? May 30, 2019
    Knick and James talk about it, at length. They also talk about crawfish boils and video games. But first they talk about it.  The post Dorque, Episode 211: Can We Talk? appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 210: Darkwing &@ck May 24, 2019
    Knick and James look at a recent rehash of an old favorite, discuss abuses of the handicapped, and ponder how weird they look. The post Dorque, Episode 210: Darkwing &@ck appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 209: Ball and Chain May 21, 2019
    Knick and James spoil Avengers: Endgame, Knick spoils a play, and James spoils his carefree bachelor's ways. The post Dorque, Episode 209: Ball and Chain appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 208: Breaking Blerd April 12, 2019
    Knick and James talk Spider-men, Blerdfest, gruesome injuries, and little people. The post Dorque, Episode 208: Breaking Blerd appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 207: Oh Captain My Captain March 21, 2019
    Knick and James talk about the latest hit from Marvel Studios, alternative health care, and the worst ways to fight terrorism. The post Dorque, Episode 207: Oh Captain My Captain appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 206: Slapping the Chicken February 28, 2019
    Knick and James talk physics, furries, and feces. The post Dorque, Episode 206: Slapping the Chicken appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 205: Knick Catches Up February 13, 2019
    Knick and James are reunited once again, and Knick has actually started catching up on the subject matter of this very podcast. The post Dorque, Episode 205: Knick Catches Up appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Cortana Mall to Be Taken Off Life Support January 17, 2019
    Doctors at Our Lady of Lake Hospital sadly report a former major shopping venue will soon be taken off life support. The post Cortana Mall to Be Taken Off Life Support appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 204: Scrappy Flu Beer January 10, 2019
    Knick and James catch up on the holidays, look into the New Year, and complain in creative ways. The post Dorque, Episode 204: Scrappy Flu Beer appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • There Can Be Only One — The Podcast 116: “Shadow of a Doubt” December 21, 2018
    Herman "OmegaPrime" Davis and Robert Rau watch an Alfred Hitchcock classic — and Brian Dennehy in a made-for-TV classic — to determine which movie should be called "Shadow of a Doubt." The post There Can Be Only One — The Podcast 116: “Shadow of a Doubt” appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 203: Car Talk December 20, 2018
    Knick and James experience the magic of Christmas and nostalgia as a whole. The gentlemen then spend an impressive amount of time talking about cars. Also, Knick gets impressed. The post Dorque, Episode 203: Car Talk appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Radio Stations Pull “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” to Avoid Offending Kaplan Residents December 17, 2018
    The song was pulled for lyrics deemed offensive to residents of Kaplan as well as the rest of Vermilion Parish. The post Radio Stations Pull “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” to Avoid Offending Kaplan Residents appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • Dorque, Episode 202: Cowboy Baby! December 4, 2018
    Knick and James talk about cowboys, old people, and their genitals. The post Dorque, Episode 202: Cowboy Baby! appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • There Can Be Only One — The Podcast 115: “Firepower” November 28, 2018
    Herman "OmegaPrime" Davis, Mike "Regular Name" Honore, and Robert Rau watch James Coburn play a knock-off James Bond — and a dystopian future ruled by The Ultimate Warrior — to determine which movie should be called "Firepower." The post There Can Be Only One — The Podcast 115: “Firepower” appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • IMMIGRATION: Louisiana economic refugees met at Texas border with tear gas. November 26, 2018
    The Red Shtick Breaking News: We break it. You buy it. The post IMMIGRATION: Louisiana economic refugees met at Texas border with tear gas. appeared first on The Red Shtick.
  • IMMIGRATION: Trump administration implements “Fuck off and die” policy at Mexican border. November 26, 2018
    The Red Shtick Breaking News: We break it. You buy it. The post IMMIGRATION: Trump administration implements “Fuck off and die” policy at Mexican border. appeared first on The Red Shtick.