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Saw Works Brewery Partners with Scruffy City Comedy Festival!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

We are very pleased to be able to include another amazing local business by partnering with Saw Works Brewery! Now you can Laugh Local at the Scruffy City Comedy Festival (Locally produced and volunteer run) you can also DRINK LOCAL with Saw Works Brews!

Saw Works
First opening in 2010 as Marble City Brewing Company—an historic nickname for Knoxville—they spent a good year rehabbing the brewing equipment, hiring a brewmaster, and throwing themselves into learning the beer industry. Marble City hit the market in 2011 with its Nectar Rubus, Dad’s Dime, and Spiced Pumpkin Ales, quickly becoming one of Knoxville’s favorite breweries. Not all was smooth sailing, however, and after too many missteps to count, Adam and Johnathan decided follow their passions and make beers and do business in a way in which they could be proud.

In 2012, Marble City partnered with the family-owned Century Harvest Farms in an effort to locally source as much of our materials as possible, while also reusing the overwhelming majority of our waste byproducts. Finally, to reflect our changed priorities—while still remaining true to our Knoxville roots—we renamed ourselves the Saw Works Brewing Company.

Located in the old Wallace Saw Works building (hence the name), Saw Works Brewing is located in Knoxville, Tennessee’s Warehouse District, just outside the Old City/Downtown area. We might be in an out-of-the-way part of town, but then again, we go out of our way to make great handcrafted beers.

Welcome aboard Saw Works!

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Full 2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival Schedule Posted!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Check the our FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE!!  Get your passes now for just $15 as you don’t want to miss all the awesome coming to Knoxville Nov 6th-8th!

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November is a GREAT time to Visit Knoxville

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

The fall is an amazing time to visit Knoxville, Tennessee.  Not only is the weather cooling off making it completely unnecessary to use your A/C OR your heat just yet, but there is an electricity in the air that is hard to describe.  You see, we here at the Scruffy City Comedy Festival love Knoxville.  That is why we are putting this festival together to bring some of the best comics in the country to our city.  We want to share what we have grown to love with talented folks from afar.  For those of you that already live here, you are aware of the great things about our city.  For those that don’t, allow me to share some things with you.

Cost of Living

The Cost of Living in Knoxville hovers around 80% of the national average.  This means buying most things is cheaper than other places. For example, want a pack of cigarettes? That will cost you about $5.25.  Want to buy a gallon of gas?  That is going to cost you (as of this writing) about $3.15.  Housing is also very affordable in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The average price of a home in Knoxville $114,000 compared to a similar size city like Winston-Salem where the average home price is $144,000.


Knoxville is intersected by two major freeway systems.  Interstate 40 runs East to Asheville North Carolina.  About 25 miles east of Knoxville I-40 intersects I-81 which runs all the way to Canada. To the west I-40 takes you through all of Tennessee all the way to the Pacific Ocean if you keep driving. Interstate 75 also runs directly through Knoxville and takes you all the way to Detroit to the North and all the way to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to the South.  A large percentage of our countries population is with a few hours drive of Knoxville.

Outdoor Activities

Knoxville has miles of bike trails, hiking paths and beautiful mountains all within 30 minutes of the center of the city.  We are very proud of how much free outdoor activity exists in our area.  The Tennessee River cuts right through the heart of the city providing a great environment for kyaking and boating.

So if you have never visited East Tennessee in the fall, plan on doing some the week of our comedy festival, November 6th-8th, 2014.  You will quite possibly fall in love and never want to leave.  Visit for more info on all the is Knoxville, Tennessee.


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Festival Passes Just $10 until Midnight Tonight!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

You don’t have to buy a festival pass if you don’t want to. I mean, if you just want to see one show during the festival, you can do it for less than $10. In fact, cover is just $5 at all venues but Scruffy City Hall where it’s just $8. However, if you want to see more than one show, you should consider purchasing an All Access Festival Pass. This past will get you a wristband that gets you in every show over course of our entire festival!
What’s even better than that? They are only $10 until Midnight tonight, October 10th, 2014! After that they go up to $15, which still is a steal, but why not save a little dough and get yours now? Here is the link to do it.

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.@Nerdist: Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Podcast at Scruffy City Comedy Festival

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Bryan Cook and his Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction Podcast will be at the 2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival. The show will be on Friday at The Pilot Light. More information will be available soon as we reveal our full schedule of events later this week.


Listen Here>>


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2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival Passes Now on Sale!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

Tickets to the 2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival can’t get much more simple.  One pass gets you into all shows.  You can purchase that pass here now via Brown Paper Tickets.  Then you will come to Latitude 35 beginning at 7pm on Friday November 7th and pick up your festival wrist band.  This wrist band will get you into all shows at all venues during the festival.  You are 100% permitted to give your wrist band to a friend after you are done seeing whatever shows you want to see so that he or she can enjoy the rest of the festival on your dime.

ONLY 100 $10 passes will be sold!!  Then the price goes up to $15

We are working on the specific schedule of events and should have that posted very soon.  But why wait?  It’s just $10 for passes that get you in to every show at all venues (5 total venues).  Get yours now!



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2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival Performers

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Here you have the 2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival Performers!

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