I will have you know I intentionally wrote ‘twiced’ in this headline. For two reasons, really. First, one-letter click bait. You can’t wait to comment to tell me I had a typo you grammar nazi. Perfect, that is the kind of mind we need for an audience at the QED Comedy Lab shows every Monday at Pilot Light. Don’t have any money? It’s cool, it can be free if you want it to. Just walk in all confident like you are performer and it will be free. Be warned, if you lose confidence right before you walk in, they will be able to tell and then, still not make you pay. Have plenty of money? Then tuck it in the box in the front of the room. Oh, yeah, and secondly, people in parts of East Tennessee actually say ‘twiced’ like it isn’t incorrect. Like in regular speech. IT’S SO HARD TO HEAR OUT LOUD!!!
Oh, and here is the official description from show creator, Matt Chadourne.
Todd Lewis performs at QED Comedy Lab in September of 2014
QED Comedy Laboratory
“Q.E.D. is an initialism of the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum…meaning ‘which had to be demonstrated’.” – Wikipedia
QED is a regular, experimental comedy show on Monday nights at the Pilot Light. The goal of this night is to provide a venue for one-off or rotating themed show ideas that explore new outlets for comedy. This is an opportunity for Stand-Ups, Improvisers, Sketch Performers, Writers, Actors, Musicians, and others to work together, get out of their comfort zones and demonstrate that they’re funny.
Los Angeles native, stand-Up comedian and comedy writer Julia Prescott(VICE Magazine, The Aquabats Super Show, MAD on the Cartoon Network) is touring around the country on her “I Just Really Wanted to Go To Dollywood” tour (a semi-self-indulgent comedy tour). Catch her tonight at Latitude 35. (Get Tickets Here) or pay at the door. $5/$7
She hosts a regular show at the Nerdmelt Theater in LA and is fresh off amazing appearances at the FUN FUN FUN Comedy Fest and the HELL YEAH Comedy Festival on her way here. She has come all the way to Knoxville with the goal of, not only, crossing off a long-cherished item from her bucket list by visiting our regional treasure Dollywood, but also with the goal of making you laugh. Won’t you please help her make her dreams come true?
Backing her up on this show is a quartet of amazingly talented comics from around the region:
Angela Angela Garrone (Knoxville)
Allie Steinhoff (Asheville)
Jessica Crowder (Knoxville)
And the evening will be host by Ashley French (Chatanooga)
Tickets are $5 in advance/ $7 at the door.
Kenny Zimlinghaus is coming back for a special Comedy Cruise on the newly renovated Star of Knoxville Riverboat. The last time Kenny was in town he put nearly 100 people in The Well and it was a fantastic show. This time around he is hopping aboard the Star of Knoxville Riverboat to tell some jokes along with local comics Matt Ward and Trae Crowder. Tickets are still available online for $17, or they can be purchased for $20 at the dock beginning at 9:30pm. For more info on the show, click the show details in the right hand column of this page.
Our first Scruffy City Comedy Festival was a HUGE success. Tons of comedy fans and over 50 comics participated as well as five venues over the course of three days to really make something magical happen in Downtown Knoxville.
Thanks to: Shane Rhyne, Erin Donovan at Visit Knoxville, Adam and Johnny at Saw Works Brewing Company, Crowne Plaza, Scott and Bernadette from Scruffy City Hall/Preservation Pub, Cullen from Scruffy City Hall/Pres Pub, Barry Garner from Latitude 35, Kristy and Taz at the Jack Cellar, Jason and staff at The Pilot Light, Remedy Coffee, Regene, Mike and of course Miss Jackie at the Star of Knoxville Riverboat, Thomas Hensley at Cook Loft, Tony Farina and Benny Smith at WUTK Radio, Rusty at Blank Newspaper, Chris Seaton at Quest Law Collaborative, Lee Ann Bowman and staff at WBIR, JD Howard aka Octavius from WIMZ, Thanks to Gail Grantham, Debby Johnson, Jake James, Jeff Blank, Tyler Sonnichsen, Matt Chadourne, Victor Agreda Jr., Zac Fallon, Lil Iffy, Reformed Whores, Tim Northern, Jarrod Harris, Einstein Simplified, Jennifer Ward, Grady Ray, Eliot Rahal, Michael Dougherty, Augusta Anderson, Jay Kendrick, Ian Ferguson, Drew Morgan, Trae Crowder, Alex Stokes, Alex Stypula, Andrew Michael, Angela Garrone, Bob Hansen, Boston McCown, Bryan Cook, Chase Dyer, Chris Mata, Devon Gollinge, Joe Pettis, John-Michael Bond, Paige Bowman, Dougie Almeida, Dustin Meadows, Liz Brooks, Evan Brooks, Holly Lynnea, Hunter Roberts, Josh Di Donato, Kayla Avery, KC Arora, Mo Arora, Michael Shibley, Mike Berlon, Lydia Popovich, Shannon Kelley, Tom Scheve, Trevor Thorpe, Zach Martina, and everyone else we may have neglected to list that helped with the festival! Without you we are nothing!
We are already beginning to plan for our 2015 event. Thank you all for supporting Live Comedy in Knoxville!
Einstein Simplified is performing for FREE at Scruffy City Hall tonight at 7pm to kick of the main action in Market Square. Einstein Simplified is one of the original comedy troupes in Knoxville dating back since 1902. Ok, that’s not true, but they have been doing Improv in Knoxville for the better part of two decades. The reason we use Patrick Sullivan’s in our logo is related to Einstein Simplified. When I began producing comedy shows in Knoxville I produced them at Patrick Sullivan’s in the same room Einstein had been doing their weekly Tuesday show for over 10 years.
Come give the guys a hug and throw out a suggestion and thank them for being an integral part of our comedy community.
Getting the day started very early with a private showing of an unnamed movie. Private? Not really, you are invited, it’s free, along with a slew of other podcasts all being recorded in front of real live folks today at the Pilot Light in the Old City beginning at 10am. Don’t miss it! Here is today’s podcast schedule, all recording are at the Pilot Light.
10AM How Have You Not Seen This?
1pm Einstein Simplified Podcast
2pm Laugh-o-matic Podcast
3pm My Stories Podcast