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Two Free Shows added at The Mill at Saw Works Brewing Company

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

The Mill at Saw Works Brewing Company

The Mill at Saw Works Brewing Company

Saw Works Brewing Company is one of our local partners for the Scruffy City Comedy Festival.  We are excited that they are opening up the Mill at their brewery two additional comedy shows during our fest.  The shows will be Friday and Saturday from 6pm-7pm.  Each show will feature a host and 4 comedians from the festival performing 15 minute sets each.  This is a great time to get a taste of what the festival is all about. Grab some great Saw Works Beers and watch some of the most talented comics in the country without even paying a cover!

Check out Schedule Page for more details on the line-ups for these shows as they become available.
Friday November 7th and Saturday November 8th
Scruffy City Comedy Showcase
The Mill at Saw Works Brewing Company
708 E Depot Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917

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3 days Left to Submit to Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

The 6th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival returns to Atlanta March 25th – March 29th, 2015.  Submissions are still being accepted for the festival via

We here at the Scruffy City Comedy Festival are dedicated to sharing information with you about not only the events we have going on, but also other events we feel are beneficial for young comics.  So if you have a video ready, submit to the 2015 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival today.


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Enter to Win a Pair of Passes to the Scruffy City Comedy Festival!

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

That’s right, all you have to do to enter to win a pair of All Access Passes to the 2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival is click the link below and follow the directions.  We will be giving out a total of 10 pairs of passes at random to folks that enter! While admission is only $5/$8 at most of the shows and festival passes are only $15, why not enter anyway!!  If you already have tickets, enter and if you win, give them away!!


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Festival Pass Also Good for Finals of Rocky Top Comedy Contest

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

The 5th Annual Rocky Top Comedy Contest is also produced by us folks here at the Scruffy City Comedy Festival.  If you have a festival pass you can get in to see the finals of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest on Thursday November 6th, 2014 at 8pm at Scruffy City Hall in Downtown Knoxville.  This is also the kick-off event to the 2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival and the show will be followed by comics doing sets until the bar closes. Come join us for Rocky Top and the Festival Opening Party!

Competing in the finals are:
Jay Kendrick- Knoxville, TN
Liz Brooks- Knoxville, TN
Chase Dyer- Knoxville, TN
Andrew Davis- Nashville, TN
Ian Ferguson- Knoxville, TN
Jessica Crowder- Knoxville, TN
J.C. Ratliff- Knoxville, TN
Trae Crowder- Oak Ridge, TN
Daniel Carrillo- Nashville, TN
Lance Adams- Morristown, TN
Eliot Rahal- Knoxville, TN
Ian Aber- Atlanta, GA
Eric Steele- Nashville, TN

If you want tickets JUST to see the Rocky Top Finals, go here>>

For Festival Passes that include the Finals, go here>>

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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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