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Laugh in Public – Your Guide to Live Comedy in East Tennessee (March 10-20)

Welcome to another weekly edition of the Scruffy City Live Comedy Guide in East Tennessee. It’s packed full of information to help you find live comedy events across the 423 and 865 area code regions of East Tennessee from this weekend to next weekend.

From the Choo-Choo City to the Atomic City to the Tri-Cities, we’ve got all kinds of live comedy events for you to enjoy from the theater stage to the basketball court. It’s an amazing week of comedy in East Tennessee when the schedule includes performances from the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Harlem Globetrotters, Last Comic Standing‘s Monroe Martin, and more. Check out the full guide below and make plans to enjoy some live comedy in East Tennessee this week.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: Chattanooga – Johnson City – Knoxville – Oak Ridge

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: March 10-20, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Thursday, March 10: World Series of Comedy Competition (stand-up)

The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $5. 18+

Local and regional comedians compete to advance to the national championships in the World Series of Comedy.

Friday, March 11: Monroe Martin (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Last Comic Standing finalist Monroe Martin brings his comedy to Chattanooga’s Comedy Catch for a weekend of hilarity.

Saturday, March 12: Monroe Martin (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Sunday, March 13: Monroe Martin (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Wednesday, March 16: World Series of Comedy Competition (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $5. 18+

Local and regional comedians compete to advance to the national championships in the World Series of Comedy.

Wednesday, March 16: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No  cover. 18+

Join the fun at this weekly comedy open mic hosted by Ben Dalby and Ryan Darling.

Thursday, March 17: April Macie (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Comedian April Macie takes the stage at Chattanooga’s The Comedy Catch.

Friday, March 18: April Macie (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Saturday, March 19: April Macie (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Sunday, March 20: April Macie (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, March 10: NSFW Open Mic (open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

Johnson City’s open mic comedy night returns to the Mecca Lounge with host Jessica Lane. Come be a part of the fun every other Thursday downtown.

Thursday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Comedy (stand-up)
Capone’s. 8 pm. $5. 21+

It’s just the amount of wild, untamed comedy you need for America’s favorite night of drinking, featuring performances from Hunter Roberts, Jessica Lane, Jacob Moore, Stephen Bashor, Joey Tucciarone, and Jenna Duvall.

Friday, March 18: Upright Citizens Brigade (improv)
Culp Auditorium. 8 pm.

The nationally-acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) brings its touring company to the East Tennessee State University campus.

KNOXVILLE

Thursday, March 10: Pizza Ha’s (stand-up)
Pizza Hoss. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s the debut of a new monthly show at the Pizza Hoss pizza parlor and craft beer bar in Powell. The show will be held on the second Thursday of each month. This month’s show features performances from Matt Chadourne, Shane Rhyne, Sean Simoneau, and Tyler Sonnichsen.

Friday, March 11: Fourth and Gill Friday! (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+

Sassy Ann’s might look like your grandma’s house on the outside, but inside you’ll find two bars, a dance floor, and live comedy. Join guest host Shane Rhyne for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Sunday, March 13: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Join Boston McCown for an evening of open mic comedy on Market Square with local and visiting comedians.

Monday, March 14: The Party Decides (experimental)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+

This week’s show finds performers creating original characters to run as presidential candidates who must then be prepared to debate important questions. The audience will vote on a winning candidate.

Tuesday, March 15: The Harlem Globetrotters (sports/comedy)
Thompson-Boling Arena. 7 pm. $22.50-$123.50. All ages.

The clown princes of basketball return to Knoxville as part of the Harlem Globetrotters‘ 90th anniversary world tour. Learn from our mistakes: do NOT bet on the Washington Generals.

Tuesday, March 15: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s longest-running improv comedy troupe, Einstein Simplified, meets once again on Market Square to make you laugh.

Tuesday, March 15: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open-mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

Open mic comedy, hosted by John Miller, at The Strip’s legendary live entertainment venue, The Longbranch Saloon.

Tuesday, March 15: Old City Comedy presents Todd Gosser and The Gov’Na (stand-up)
Carleo’s Lounge. 9:45 pm. No cover. 21+

Gulf Coast area comedians Todd Gosser and The Gov’Na arrive in Knoxville’s Old City for a night of stand-up comedy. Local comics performing include Jeff Danger, Daniel Wade, and Jake James. JC Ratliff is your host for the evening.

Thursday, March 17: Head Over Heels (theater)
Knoxville Civic Auditorium. 8 pm. $45.50-$51.50. All ages/PG

HBO and BET comedian Tony Tone leads an all-star cast including Grammy-nominated R&B singer Kenny Lattimore and jazz legend Theresa Hightower, in this nationally-touring production of the gospel music comedy Head Over Heels.

Friday, March 18: Fourth and Gill Friday! (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+

Sassy Ann’s might look like your grandma’s house on the outside, but inside you’ll find two bars, a dance floor, and live comedy. Join host Jake James for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Sunday, March 20: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Join Boston McCown for an evening of open mic comedy on Market Square with local and visiting comedians.

OAK RIDGE

Saturday, March 19: Comedy at the Grove presents The Future Queens of Comedy (stand-up)
Grove Theater. 8 pm. $10. 18+

Comedy at the Grove presents an evening with the Future Queens of Comedy, with scheduled performances from Jenn Snyder, Kristine Kinsey, Jennifer Lynch, and Miss James Holdiness. Bridgette Martin is your host for the evening.

 

And there you have it. There’s something for everyone in this week’s 10-day guide to live comedy in East Tennessee. Stay up to date on these shows and more by following Scruffy City Comedy on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about these or other events, check the links in this post or visit the Scruffy City Comedy Calendar on ScruffyCityComedy.com. As schedules often change, please check in advance with the event for updated show times, box office prices, etc. Prices listed here may not always include various service fees, taxes, etc. Always check with the show organizer or box office linked in the event description for the official details.

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Laugh in Public – Your Guide to Live Comedy in East Tennessee (March 3-13, 2016)

Welcome to another weekly edition of the Scruffy City Live Comedy Guide in East Tennessee. It’s packed full of information to help you find live comedy events across the 423 and 865 area code regions of East Tennessee from this weekend to next weekend.

This week’s edition is packed full of great events. The guide includes live comedy with featured performances from more than 30 regionally and nationally touring comedians, 7 performances from Last Comic Standing competitors, an improv comedy festival, a live radio variety show broadcast, 8 open mic comedy shows, and more, all scattered across five different East Tennessee cities. From clean comedy to no-holds-barred raucous fun, you’ll find something for every taste in comedy in this week’s guide in comedy clubs, breweries, pizza parlors, tiki bars, performing arts centers, coffee houses, and favorite dive bars across Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: Chattanooga – Gatlinburg – Johnson City – Knoxville – Sevierville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: March 3-13, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Thursday, March 3: Country Cool Comedy Tour (stand-up)

The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Nationally touring comedian (and Knoxville native) LeAnne Morgan headlines the Country Cool Comedy Tour performing this weekend at The Comedy Catch in Chattanooga. The tour includes performances from LeAnne Morgan, Karen Mills, and Trish Suhr.

Friday, March 4: Country Cool Comedy Tour (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Saturday, March 5: Country Cool Comedy Tour (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Saturday, March 5: Clean and Classy Comedy Tour (stand-up)
The Camphouse. 7:30 pm. $16. 18+

Tony Tone (BET’s Comicview) is the headliner for this comedy show, featuring performances from Nashville comedian Flash Flood and Chattanooga’s Tresha Rutledge.

Sunday, March 6: Country Cool Comedy Tour (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Tuesday, March 8: Just a F*cking Comedy Show (stand-up)
JJ’s Bohemia. 10 pm. $6. 18+

It’s a night of stand-up comedy featuring performers from the Chattanooga and Atlanta scenes. Scheduled Atlanta performers include: Cherith Fuller, Hayley Ellman, Samm Severin, Olive Lynch, Lace Larrabee, and Paige Bowman. Scheduled Chattanooga performers include: Grace Holtz, Natasha Ferrier, and Morgan Gray. Aria Taibi is the host. The cover charge is reduced to $5 with a donation of hygiene items for the Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults’ crisis resource center.

Wednesday, March 9: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

Chattanooga’s weekly open mic gets underway at JJ’s Bohemia. Join the fun with Ben Dalby and Ryan Darling.

Friday, March 11: Monroe Martin (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Last Comic Standing finalist Monroe Martin brings his comedy to Chattanooga’s Comedy Catch for a weekend of hilarity.

Saturday, March 12: Monroe Martin (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Sunday, March 12: Monroe Martin (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

GATLINBURG

Friday, March 4: Gatlinburg Improv Festival (improv)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Two shows: 8 pm and 10 pm. $10-25. 18+

The Gatlinburg Improv Festival brings together a variety of comedy improv troupes from across the region for shows, workshops, and improvised fun.
8 pm show: The Improv*Ables (Knoxville, TN), The New Fangles (Gatlinburg, TN) and Nashville Improv Co. (Nashville, TN)
10 pm show: Einstein Simplified (Knoxville, TN), LOL Nashville (Nashville, TN) and Improv Jam (multiple improv groups)

Saturday, March 5: Gatlinburg Improv Festival (improv)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Three shows: 6 pm, 8pm, and 10 pm. $10-25. 18+

6 pm show: The Maybe Pile (Chattanooga, TN), Shenanigans (Cleveland, TN), and Full Disclosure (Knoxville, TN)
8 pm show: The Blast (Atlanta, GA), The Red Pill Players (Atlanta, GA), and The Adult Table (Atlanta, GA)
10 pm show: Ian Covell and High Wire Improv Co. (Atlanta, GA) and Improv Jam (multiple improv groups)

JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, March 10: NSFW Open Mic (open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

Johnson City’s open mic comedy night returns to the Mecca Lounge with host Jessica Lane. Come be a part of the fun every other Thursday downtown.

KNOXVILLE

Friday, March 4: Full Disclosure (improv)

Emporium Center. 5 pm. No cover. All ages/PG

Knoxville’s long-form improv troupe Full Disclosure begins a new series of performances at the Arts and Culture Alliance’s headquarters at the Emporium Center on the 100 block of Gay Street. The troupe will perform on alternating First Fridays beginning in March.

Friday, March 4: First Friday Comedy at Saw Works (stand-up)
Saw Works Brewing. 7 pm. No cover. 21+

On the first Friday of every month, Saw Works Brewing Company hosts a monthly showcase of traveling and local comedians. This month’s show is headlined by Trae Crowder and Corey Forrester. Local performances include Kristine Kinsey and Liz Brooks. Sean Simoneau is the host this month.

Friday, March 4: Hunger Isn’t Funny, But We Are (stand-up/fundraiser)
Scruffy City Hall. Two shows: 7 pm and 9:30 pm. $15. 21+

**7PM SHOW IS SOLD OUT. ** It’s a night of stand-up comedy to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The show is hosted by WIMZ’s Billy Kidd with stand-up performances from Octavius and Josh Phillips, and a headline performance from Julie Scoggins.

Friday, March 4: Henry Cho (stand-up/fundraiser)
Knoxville Christian School. 7:30 pm. $25-40. All ages.

Knoxville native and nationally touring comedian Henry Cho performs his signature brand of clean comedy in a fundraiser concert to benefit Knoxville Christian School.

Friday, March 4: Fourth and Gill Friday! (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+

Sassy Ann’s might look like your grandma’s house on the outside, but inside you’ll find two bars, a dance floor, and live comedy. Join host Jake James for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Saturday, March 5: Knoxtacular (variety show/fundraiser)
Bijou Theater. 1-8 pm. $10. All ages.

It’s a live radio telethon to raise funds for the Knoxville History Project, the Knoxville Mercury, and WDVX-FM. The Knoxtacular features a variety of local musicians, comics, spoken word performers, and more throughout the day performing live in the historic Bijou Theatre and on the air on WDVX-FM. Scheduled comedy performers include Victor Agreda, Jr. as one of the show’s emcees, along with stand-up performances from Matt Chadourne and Shane Rhyne.

Sunday, March 6: Mo Alexander at Upstairs Underground (stand-up & open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Join host Boston McCown for Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic. In addition to the open mic fun, this week’s show welcomes a feature performance from JC Ratliff and a headline performance from Memphis’ own Mo Alexander on his MoBility Tour.

Monday, March 7: QED Comedy Lab presents “Bury the Lede” (improv/experimental)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s experimental comedy show this week takes a trip to explore tabloid headlines. Performers will be shown shocking headlines and asked to tell us the details that didn’t make the news. Matt Chadourne is the host.

Tuesday, March 8: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

For more than two decades, Knoxville’s Einstein Simplified has been making East Tennessee audiences laugh. Come on out to Scruffy City Hall and join the fun.

Tuesday, March 8: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s legendary Longbranch Saloon, hosts an evening of open mic comedy. John Miller is the show’s host.

Wednesday, March 9: Full Disclosure (improv)
Open Chord Music. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s long-form improv troupe Full Disclosure comedy performs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Open Chord Music in west Knoxville.

Thursday, March 10: Pizza Ha’s (stand-up)
Pizza Hoss. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s the debut of a new monthly show at the Pizza Hoss pizza parlor and craft beer bar in Powell. The show will be held on the second Thursday of each month. This month’s show features performances from Matt Chadourne, Shane Rhyne, Sean Simoneau, and Tyler Sonnichsen.

Friday, March 11: Fourth and Gill Friday! (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+

Sassy Ann’s might look like your grandma’s house on the outside, but inside you’ll find two bars, a dance floor, and live comedy. Join guest host Shane Rhyne for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Sunday, March 13: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Join Boston McCown for an evening of open mic comedy on Market Square with local and visiting comedians.

SEVIERVILLE

Monday, March 7: Late Night Luau Comedy Show (open mic)
Boogaloos. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

The only comedy open mic in the Smokies returns to Boogaloos. You can catch live open mic performances on the first and third Monday of every month. Aaron Chasteen is the host.

And there you have it. There’s something for everyone in this week’s 10-day guide to live comedy in East Tennessee. Stay up to date on these shows and more by following Scruffy City Comedy on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about these or other events, check the links in this post or visit the Scruffy City Comedy Calendar on ScruffyCityComedy.com. As schedules often change, please check in advance with the event for updated show times, box office prices, etc. Prices listed here may not always include various service fees, taxes, etc. Always check with the show organizer or box office linked in the event description for the official details.

Comedy for a Cause on the March Scruffy City Calendar

Laughing and pointing emojiAs Spring approaches, it seems there are quite a few opportunities popping up for comedy fans to support good causes through laughter. East Tennessee comedy fans can use their laughter this month to help various causes including food banks, schools, community radio, nonprofit journalism, and more.

Here’s a look at a few shows on the March Scruffy City Comedy Calendar where your price of admission can do a good deed:

Friday, March 4

There are two shows in Knoxville this evening presenting comedy for a good cause. Henry Cho, a nationally famous comedian with appearances on film and television, returns to his native Knoxville for a fundraiser for the Knoxville Christian School. Ticket prices range from $25 to $40.

In addition, NBC-TV’s Last Comic Standing contestant Julie Scoggins is joined by Oak Ridge’s Josh Phillips to help raise funds through laughter for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The “Hunger Isn’t Funny, But We Are” show will be held downtown at Scruffy City Hall on Market Square. Tickets are $15. Update: The 7 pm show for Second Harvest Food Bank has SOLD OUT, so a second show has been added for 9:30 pm.

Saturday, March 5

It’s the first ever Knoxtacular! What is a Knoxtacular, you ask? Well, it’s a day-long variety show featuring local musicians, spoken word performers, historians, comedians, and other interesting folks performing in a live radiothon broadcast from the historic Bijou Theatre as a benefit fundraiser for Knoxville’s independent voices, namely: The Knoxville History Project, the Knoxville Mercury, and WDVX-FM. And, if you can’t be there in person, you can listen live on WDVX-FM (89.9 on your terrestrial radio locally) or online at WDVX.com. The show will include musical performances of bluegrass, rock and roll, opera, and more. There will be film clips shown from the Tennessee Archive of Moving Images and Sound. There will even be comedy. Victor Agreda, Jr., a Scruffy City Comedy stalwart is one of the emcees for the 7-hour extravaganza. Plus, comedians Matt Chadourne and Shane Rhyne will perform sets during the show. Check the Knoxtacular page on Facebook for a complete schedule and updates. You can attend the show for a $10 suggested donation, and you’re certainly invited to call in your pledge of support if you’ll be listening at home. Operators will certainly be standing by.

Thursday, March 24

Can laughter cure cancer? We don’t know, but it can certainly fight it. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life presents a comedy night at Carleo’s Nightclub and Lounge in Knoxville’s historic Old City. Host Nate Cate welcomes comedians Karen George, Danny Whitson, Kristine Kinsey, and Jim Seward to the stage for this good cause. Advance tickets are available for $10 each.

Thursday, March 31

Johnson City’s Next Door Comedy Night at the Acoustic Coffeehouse always serves as an open mic comedy show and fundraiser for various local causes. This month’s show is headlined by the Tri-Cities’ own Jessica Lane. Follow Next Door Comedy Night on Facebook for announcements from host Sam Rucker about this month’s and future charitable recipients. Tickets for the fundraiser show are $5 at the door.

 

Ten Day Guide to Live Comedy in East Tennessee (Feb 25-Mar 6)

Laugh in Public – A 10-Day Guide to Live Comedy in East Tennessee (Feb 25-Mar 6, 2016)

Welcome to the newly expanded guide to live comedy in Knoxville and East Tennessee. We hope you enjoy it!

In a short time the guide has become a popular feature here on ScruffyCityComedy.com. It has already proven helpful to comedy fans in search of live comedy shows in Knoxville. But, we know there are a lot of great events and shows taking place all across East Tennessee in the Tri-Cities, in Chattanooga, in Crossville, in the Smokies, and all points in between. So, whether you’re looking for a chance to laugh out loud in the 865 area code or the 423 area code, the Scruffy City Comedy guide to live comedy in East Tennessee is going to be a valuable resource for you.

And, you’ll see we’re expanding the type of events included in the calendar, because we know that different types of comedy make the world go ’round. So, we’re gathering info on everything from open mics, to East Tennessee comedy clubs, to dive bar shows, touring national performances, vaudeville-style variety shows, touring Broadway comedies and theatrical stage comedies, roasts, comedy music performances, monthly comedy showcases, and more. If you want to find out where to see the newest up-and-coming local talent or check out a national star, we hope the Scruffy City Comedy guide to live comedy in East Tennessee will be of help to you.

We’ll keep experimenting with the format of this listing in order to make it most helpful to you. For now, we’re breaking the list down by city and then by date under each city. Don’t be afraid to let us know what is most helpful to you.

This week’s guide includes live comedy events in: Chattanooga – Gatlinburg – Johnson City – Knoxville – Newport

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in Knoxville, February 25-March 6, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Etta May at Chattanooga's Comedy CatchThursday, February 25: Etta May (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch, 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Nationally touring Southern comedian Etta May is spending a weekend on the stage at Chattanooga’s comedy club: The Comedy Catch.

Friday, February 26: Etta May (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Saturday, February 27: Etta May (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Sunday, February 28: G.R.’s Comedy Showcase (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Corey Forrester hosts an evening of comedy starring Spanky Brown and G.R. Goodwin at Chattanooga’s Comedy Catch.

Wednesday, March 2: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

Chattanooga’s weekly comedy open mic returns for another night at JJ’s Bohemia downtown.

Leanne Morgan performs in Knoxville on May 7 at the Bijou Theatre.Thursday, March 3: Country Cool Comedy Tour (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Nationally touring comedian (and Knoxville native) LeAnne Morgan headlines the Country Cool Comedy Tour performing this weekend at The Comedy Catch in Chattanooga. The tour includes performances from LeAnne Morgan, Karen Mills, and Trish Suhr.

Friday, March 4: Country Cool Comedy Tour (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Saturday, March 5: Country Cool Comedy Tour (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Sunday, March 6: Country Cool Comedy Tour (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

GATLINBURG

2016_0304_GatlinburgImprovFestivalFriday, March 4: Gatlinburg Improv Festival (improv)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Two shows: 8 pm and 10 pm. $10-25. 18+

The Gatlinburg Improv Festival brings together a variety of comedy improv troupes from across the region for shows, workshops, and improvised fun.
8 pm show: The Improv*Ables (Knoxville, TN), The New Fangles (Gatlinburg, TN) and Nashville Improv Co. (Nashville, TN)
10 pm show: Einstein Simplified (Knoxville, TN), LOL Nashville (Nashville, TN) and Improv Jam (multiple improv groups)

Saturday, March 5: Gatlinburg Improv Festival (improv)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Three shows: 6 pm, 8pm, and 10 pm. $10-25. 18+

6 pm show: The Maybe Pile (Chattanooga, TN), Shenanigans (Cleveland, TN), and Full Disclosure (Knoxville, TN)
8 pm show: The Blast (Atlanta, GA), The Red Pill Players (Atlanta, GA), and The Adult Table (Atlanta, GA)
10 pm show: Ian Covell and High Wire Improv Co. (Atlanta, GA) and Improv Jam (multiple improv groups)

JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, February 25: NSFW Open Mic (open mic)
The Mecca Lounge, 10 pm. No cover. 18+

Join the fun for Johnson City’s weekly comedy open mic at the Mecca Lounge hosted by Jessica Lane.

spike collar feb tri citiesSaturday, February 27: Spike Collar Comedy presents Hunter Roberts (stand-up)
The Hideaway. 10 pm. $5 cover ($7 if under 21). 18+

Spike Collar Comedy brings to the Hideway Stage a gathering of regional comedians headlined by the Tri-Cities’ own Hunter Roberts. In addition, there will be a rock ‘n roll performance from Thundercock. Comedians scheduled to perform include: Hunter Roberts, Jessica Lane, Jacob Moore, Jay Kendrick, and Tom Scheve.

KNOXVILLE

Friday, February 26: Fourth and Gill Friday (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+

Sassy Ann’s might look like your grandma’s house on the outside, but inside you’ll find two bars, a dance floor, and live comedy. Join host Jake James for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Sunday, February 28: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Join host Boston McCown for Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic. Visiting and local comics alike will be on hand to entertain you.

Monday, February 29: QED Comedy Lab presents “Plus One” (experimental/stand-up)
The Pilot Light. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

In honor of Leap Day, when we add a day to the calendar, QED Comedy Lab is adding an extra comedian to the stage for each performance as the QED collaborators present comedy duo acts. Matt Chadourne is the host.

Tom ScheveTuesday, March 1: Casual Comedy (stand-up)
Casual Pint-Hardin Valley. 7 pm. No cover. 18+

On the first Tuesday of every month, Casual Pint presents a monthly showcase of traveling and local comedians. This month’s show is headlined by Asheville’s Art Sturtevant and Tom Scheve. Local performances include Oak Ridge’s Karen George and Knoxville’s Larissa Radtke. Tyler Sonnichsen is the host this month.

Tuesday, March 1: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s longest running improv comedy show returns to the Scruffy City Hall stage this week to entertain you. If you’re a fan of TV shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” you’ll love being a part of the fun at Einstein Simplified.

Tuesday, March 1: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

Open mic comedy returns to The Strip near the UT Campus. John Miller hosts this open mic in the legendary Longbranch Saloon, the oldest live entertainment venue on The Strip.

Friday, March 4: First Friday Comedy at Saw Works (stand-up)
Saw Works Brewing. 7 pm. No cover. 21+

On the first Friday of every month, Saw Works Brewing Company hosts a monthly showcase of traveling and local comedians. This month’s show is headlined by Trae Crowder and Corey Forrester. Local performances include Kristine Kinsey and Liz Brooks. Sean Simoneau is the host this month.

Friday, March 4: Hunger Isn’t Funny, But We Are (stand-up/fundraiser)
Scruffy City Hall. 7 pm. $15. 21+

It’s a night of stand-up comedy to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The show is hosted by WIMZ’s Octavius and Billy Kidd with stand-up performances from Julie Scoggins and Josh Phillips.

Henry ChoFriday, March 4: Henry Cho (stand-up/fundraiser)
Knoxville Christian School. 7:30 pm. $25-40. All ages.

Knoxville native and nationally touring comedian Henry Cho performs his signature brand of clean comedy in a fundraiser concert to benefit Knoxville Christian School.

Friday, March 4: Fourth and Gill Friday! (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+

Sassy Ann’s might look like your grandma’s house on the outside, but inside you’ll find two bars, a dance floor, and live comedy. Join host Jake James for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Knoxtacular at the Bijou 5 March 2016Saturday, March 5: Knoxtacular (variety show/fundraiser)
Bijou Theater. 1-8 pm. $10. All ages.

It’s a live radio telethon to raise funds for the Knoxville History Project, the Knoxville Mercury, and WDVX-FM. The Knoxtacular features a variety of local musicians, comics, spoken word performers, and more throughout the day performing live in the historic Bijou Theatre and on the air on WDVX-FM. Scheduled comedy performers include Victor Agreda, Jr. as one of the show’s emcees, along with Matt Chadourne and Shane Rhyne.

Sunday, March 6: Mo Alexander at Upstairs Underground (stand-up & open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Join host Boston McCown for Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic. In addition to the open mic fun, this week’s show welcomes a feature performance from JC Ratliff and a headline performance from Memphis’ own Mo Alexander on his MoBility Tour.

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2016_0226_DelRioShuffleSaturday, February 27: Del Rio Shuffle Comedy Show (stand-up)
Brandywine Creek Steakhouse & Tavern. 9:30 pm. No cover. 21+

Grady Ray hosts a solid line-up of stand-up comedians from across the region for this month’s Del Rio Shuffle. Performers include Knoxville’s David Habel and Jake James with a headline performance from Columbia, South Carolina’s Wayne Cousins.

 

And there you have it. There’s something for everyone in this week’s 10-day guide to live comedy in East Tennessee. Stay up to date on these shows and more by following Scruffy City Comedy on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about these or other events, check the links in this post or visit the Scruffy City Comedy Calendar on ScruffyCityComedy.com. As schedules often change, please check in advance with the event for updated show times, box office prices, etc. Prices listed here may not always include various service fees, taxes, etc. Always check with the show organizer or box office linked in the event description for the official details.

Laugh in Public – A 10-Day Guide to Live Comedy in Knoxville (Feb 18-28)

It’s perfectly acceptable to laugh out loud, and Scruffy City Comedy is happy to help you find some of the best places to laugh and find comedy shows with this guide to live comedy in the Knoxville area. This week’s listing includes comedy shows in Sevierville and Knoxville.

For more information about these or other events, check the links in this post or visit the Scruffy City Comedy Calendar on ScruffyCityComedy.com.

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in Knoxville, February 18-28, 2016.

 

Thursday, February 18: Third Thursday Comedy (open mic)
Big Fatty’s Catering in Bearden, 7:30 pm. No Cover. 18+

On the third Thursday of each month one of west Knoxville’s most delicious locations also becomes one of its funniest. Big Fatty’s is the home to the Third Thursday Comedy Show hosted by Larissa Radtke.

Friday, February 19: Fourth and Gill Friday (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s in the Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood, 9 pm. No cover. 21+

New host. New name. But, still the same great fun at Sassy Ann’s. Open mic comedy with selected feature performers. No cover. Jake James is the host.

Upstairs Underground Comedy Show, every Sunday night at Preservation Pub

Sunday, February 21: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub on Market Square, 8 pm. No cover before 8 pm. 21+

Join host Boston McCown for Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic. Visiting and local comics alike will be on hand to entertain you. There’s no cover if you get there before 8 pm.

Monday, February 22: QED Comedy Lab presents I Drew a Crowd (experimental comedy/stand-up)
Pilot Light in the Old City, 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+

This week’s challenge to the QED cast: perform a stand-up set based entirely upon crowd work (interactions with the audience). They’ll need a crowd for this to work. That’s where you come in. Matt Chadourne is the host.

 

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Monday, February 22: Late Night Luau Open Mic (open mic)
Boogaloo’s on the Parkway in Sevierville, 9 pm. No cover. 18+

Sevierville’s only comedy open mic debuts tonight. Step away from February’s winter blues and enjoy the tiki bar beach vibes of Boogaloo’s as the Late Night Luau brings laughter to the night. Aaron Chasteen is the host.

Tuesday, February 23: Spike Collar Comedy presents Grady Ray (stand-up comedy)
Open Chord Music on Kingston Pike, 8 pm. No cover. 18+

Everyone’s favorite East Tennessee cop turned comedian, Grady Ray, returns to Knoxville to headline a showcase at the Open Chord. Also performing will be Scruffy City comedians Daniel Wade, Aaron Chasteen, and Kevin Shockley. JC Ratliff is the host.

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Tuesday, February 23: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall on Market Square, 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s longest-running comedy show is ready to make you howl with laughter at the improv antics of the Einstein Simplified troupe. Enjoy the show as the gang turns your suggestions into hilarious comedy.

Tuesday, February 23: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon on The Strip, 9 pm. No cover. 18+

The legendary Longbranch Saloon is the home to this campus area open mic comedy night. John Miller hosts.

Wednesday, February 24: Scruffy Science Cinepub 6000 (experimental/improv)
Scruffy City Hall on Market Square, 8 pm. No cover. 18+

This month our panel of comedians have to endure a series of short films, plus a few surprises. This month’s panelists are Matt Chadourne, Boston McCown, Sean Simoneau, and your host Victor Agreda, Jr.

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Wednesday, February 24: Murder! At the Pilot Light! (experimental/stand-up)
Pilot Light in the Old City, 8:37 pm. $5. 18+

Comedy, merriment, mayhem and random surprises are in store as the Pilot Light hosts a crew of Scruffy City comedians for stand-up comedy, sketches, audience participation, and lord knows what else. Scheduled performers include: Angela Garrone, Ian Ferguson, Liz Brooks, Cliff Andrews, Larissa Radtke, Daniel Wade, Ashton Binkley, Lance Adams, Jeff Danger, Todd Lewis, and the Barfly Gallery Players. Will Fist is the host.

Friday, February 26: Fourth and Gill Friday (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood, 9 pm. No cover. 21+

Sassy Ann’s might look like your grandma’s house on the outside, but inside you’ll find two bars, a dance floor, and live comedy. Join host Jake James for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Sunday, February 28: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub on Market Square, 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Join host Boston McCown for Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic. Visiting and local comics alike will be on hand to entertain you. There’s no cover if you get there before 8 pm.

And there you have it. There’s something for everyone in this week’s 10-day guide to live comedy in the Knoxville area. Stay up to date on these shows and more by following Scruffy City Comedy on Facebook and Twitter.

Will You Be in the Live Studio Audience?

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Trae Crowder is one of the comics performing at QED’s festival taping show.

For comedians looking to climb the ladder of success, getting accepted to comedy festivals across the nation is an important milestone. A key ingredient to securing those festival invitations is a high quality video of 5-8 minutes of the comics’ best material. And, this week, the QED Comedy Laboratory show in the Old City’s Pilot Light is helping a group of Knoxville comics start assembling their festival materials. All they need now is you for the live studio audience.

On Monday, February 15, a group of eleven East Tennessee comedians will take the stage at QED’s weekly show to perform and record short sets of their festival submission material. The performers include a few festival veterans from the local scene looking to update materials and up-and-coming performers ready to make their first steps into the festival circuit.

The line-up features past Rocky Top Comedy Contest champions, the reigning Knoxville Mercury readers poll winner for Knoxville’s Top Comic. The line-up also includes hosts of popular weekly open mics, monthly showcase shows, and the weekly experimental comedy show QED Comedy Lab itself.

“This show is a little different from the usual QED show since it’s a pure stand-up comedy show,” said show producer and regular host Matt Chadourne. “But, we wanted to provide an opportunity to showcase the great talent and help the scene overall with a festival recording theme for this week.”

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Matt Chadourne will perform for QED’s festival recording show.

Matt Chadourne, usually the host of QED, will be performing instead this week, so he’s handing over the reins for this week’s show to a special guest host who knows a thing or two about comedy festivals. Matt Ward, founder of the Scruffy City Comedy Festival and the Cape Fear Comedy Festival will be the emcee for the evening.

The complete line-up of performers at this time is: Jeff Blank, Matt Chadourne, Aaron Chasteen, Trae Crowder, Jay Kendrick, Joe Leeper, John Miller, Shane Rhyne, Hunter Roberts, Sean Simoneau, and Tyler Sonnichsen.

The show will begin at 7:30 pm at the Pilot Light in the Old City on February 15. For additional information, visit the QED Facebook event page for the show or the Scruffy City Comedy calendar listing.

Laugh in Public – A 10-Day Guide to Live Comedy in Knoxville

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It’s perfectly acceptable to laugh out loud, and Scruffy City Comedy is happy to help you find some of the best places to laugh and find comedy shows in the Knoxville area. This week’s listing includes comedy shows in Oak Ridge and Knoxville.

For more information about these or other events, check the links in this post or visit the Scruffy City Comedy Calendar on ScruffyCityComedy.com.

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in Knoxville, February 12-21, 2016.

Friday, February 12: The Improv*Ables (improv comedy)
Time Warp Tea Room, 7:30pm, No cover. 18+

A long form improv comedy show called “RelationSHIPS,” exploring life, love, and a certain romantic holiday.

Comedy at the Grove in Oak Ridge

Friday, February 12: Comedy at the Grove (stand-up comedy)
The Grove Theater in Oak Ridge, 8 pm, $10. 18+

Danny Whitson’s popular Comedy at the Grove series returns with a full-slate of hilarious stand-up comics. Local author and comedian Alex Stokes is the headliner, with additional performances from Kareem “Plug” Chapman of Atlanta and Joe Leeper of Knoxville. Birdwell Catering is on hand to keep your tastebuds happy during the show, too.

Friday, February 12: KnoxVegas Open Mic Comedy at Sassy Ann’s (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s in the Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood, 9 pm, No cover. 21+

This week Sassy Ann’s welcomes Jake James, the show’s new host. Join us in the fun of launching the next era of KnoxVegas Open Mic Comedy. You never know who might turn up or what might happen at Sassy Ann’s, but you can bet it will be hilarious. This open mic features a blend of open mic comedy and invited feature performers. No cover.

Sunday, February 14: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub on Market Square, 8 pm., No cover before 8 pm. 21+

What could be more romantic than an evening of laughter? Join host Boston McCown for the Valentine’s Day edition of Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic. Visiting and local comics alike will be on hand to lament and/or celebrate everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday. There’s no cover if you get there before 8 pm.

Monday, February 15: QED Presents Save It For Later (stand-up comedy)
Pilot Light in the Old City, 7:30 pm, No cover. 18+

This week’s QED show is a special stand-up comedy edition, featuring eleven of Knoxville’s best comics performing and recording short stand-up sets for their use in comedy festival submissions and other auditions. Join the studio audience in providing a great comedy scene as these comics bring their A-list material to the stage.

Tuesday, February 16: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall on Market Square, 8:15 pm, No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s longest running weekly comedy show is Einstein Simplified. Since 1994, Einstein Simplified has made Knoxville laugh with its hilarious short form improv comedy show. Join the fun every Tuesday at Scruffy City Hall on Market Square.

Tuesday, February 16: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon on The Strip, 9 pm, No cover. 18+.

Come on down to the legendary Longbranch Saloon for some open mic comedy fun as local and visiting comics entertain you.

Thursday, February 18: Third Thursday Comedy (open mic)
Big Fatty’s Catering in Bearden, 7:30 pm, No Cover. 18+

On the third Thursday of each month one of west Knoxville’s most delicious locations also becomes one of its funniest. Big Fatty’s is the home to the Third Thursday Comedy Show hosted by Larissa Radtke.

Friday, February 19: KnoxVegas Open Mic Comedy at Sassy Ann’s (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s in the Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood, 9 pm, No cover. 21+

You never know who might turn up or what might happen at Sassy Ann’s, but you can bet it will be hilarious. This open mic features a blend of open mic comedy and invited feature performers. No cover.

Sunday, February 21: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub on Market Square, 8 pm., No cover before 8 pm. 21+

Join host Boston McCown for Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic. Visiting and local comics alike will be on hand to entertain you. There’s no cover if you get there before 8 pm.

Stay up to date on these shows and more by following Scruffy City Comedy on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks, Jay. Welcome, Jake. Hosting Changes at Sassy Ann’s.

Jake James performing at Scruffy City Comedy Festival, photo by Carmen Morales
Jake James (photo by Carmen Morales)

Fans of KnoxVegas Comedy, the weekly Knoxville comedy open mic at Sassy Ann’s in the historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood, had the chance to say thanks to Scruffy City comedian Jay Kendrick last night as he performed his final show as host of the popular comedy night. Don’t worry, the comedy won’t be stopping at Sassy Ann’s as Jay introduced Jake James as the show’s new weekly host.

As Jay explained earlier in the week, he decided to hand over the reins to a new host in order for focus more of his own time on his ever-increasing travel to out-of-town comedy shows.

Jake is well-known to Scruffy City Comedy fans, having hosted previously at the Scruffy City Comedy Festival as well as a former Knoxville comedy open mic on The Strip near the University of Tennessee campus. He is also a special events DJ and often is the house DJ for comedy shows such as the Scruffy City Comedy Festival main stage performances at Scruffy City Hall and elsewhere.

Jay Kendrick performing at Scruffy City Comedy Festival, photo by Carmen Morales
Jay Kendrick (photo by Carmen Morales)

Knoxville comedy open mic fans can welcome Jake as the new host of KnoxVegas Comedy Night at Sassy Ann’s on Friday, February 12, when he officially takes over as the new host. The show continues with its normal open mic schedule with performances every Friday night beginning at 9 pm. There is no cover charge, but you must be 21 to enter.

Laugh in Public – A 10-Day Guide to Live Comedy in Knoxville

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Welcome to the Scruffy City 10-Day Guide to Live Comedy in Knoxville and the surrounding area. Based on your feedback, we’re moving this feature to Thursdays to help you better plan your weekend ahead and to give you a sneak peek at the next weekend, too. This should be especially helpful if you’re thinking about surprising your Valentine by taking him or her to a comedy show.

So, let’s see what’s on the calendar for all you February comedy lovers out there.

For more information about these or other events, check the links in this post or visit the Scruffy City Comedy Calendar on ScruffyCityComedy.com.

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in Knoxville, February 5-14, 2016.

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Friday, February 5: First Friday Comedy presents Mo Arora and Brian Emond (stand-up comedy)
Saw Works Brewing, 7 pm – No cover – 21+

First Friday Comedy at Saw Works returns in February with a pair of great comedians from the Atlanta comedy scene for you. Mo Arora and Brian Emond will be our headliners. Also performing will be Scruffy City’s Angela Garrone and Sean Simoneau. Matt Chadourne is your host this month. No cover.

Friday, February 5: KnoxVegas Open Mic Comedy at Sassy Ann’s (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s in the Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood, 9 pm – No cover – 21+

Join us in saying goodbye to longtime show host Jay Kendrick as he hands over the reins of the KnoxVegas Open Mic to a new host. You never know who might turn up or what might happen at Sassy Ann’s, but you can bet it will be hilarious. This open mic features a blend of open mic comedy and invited feature performers. No cover.

Sunday, February 7: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub on Market Square, 8 pm. – No cover before 8 pm – 21+

Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic returns to Preservation Pub for another week of local and visiting comedians to entertain you. Hosted by Boston McCown. There’s no cover if you get there before 8 pm.

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Monday, February 8: QED Comedy Lab presents “12 Hours Until Now!” (experimental comedy)
Pilot Light in the Old City, 7:30 pm. – No cover – 18+

This week’s experiment at QED Comedy Laboratory seems simple enough: performing comedians are assigned eight random topics 12 hours before the show and have to create a brand comedy set based on those topics. What desperate measures will they take as the clock ticks down to zero. Join us and find out. Our host is Matt Chadourne. No cover but donations are accepted.

Tuesday, February 9: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall on Market Square, 8:15 pm – No cover – 18+

Knoxville’s longest-running live comedy show is Einstein Simplified, a comedy improv show in its 21st year. Come on down to Scruffy City Hall to join the fun and see how the talented members of Einstein Improv turn your suggestions into hilarious comedy. No cover.

Tuesday, February 9: Longbranch Saloon Comedy (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon on the Strip, 9pm – No cover – 18+

Knoxville’s oldest home for live entertainment on the Strip is now the newest home for open mic comedy in Knoxville. The legendary Longbranch Saloon opens its doors every Tuesday evening for this entertaining evening of open mic comedy. John Miller is your host. No cover.

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Wednesday, February 10: Full Disclosure Comedy (improv)
Open Chord Music, 8:15 pm – No cover – 18+

The Full Disclosure improv troupe presents a long form improv show every month at the Open Chord in West Knoxville. Find out why Full Disclosure has become a crowd favorite of the growing West Knoxville comedy scene.

Comedy at the Grove in Oak Ridge

Friday, February 12: Comedy at the Grove (stand-up comedy)
The Grove Theater in Oak Ridge, 8 pm – $10 – 18+

Danny Whitson’s popular Comedy at the Grove series returns with a full-slate of hilarious stand-up comics. Local author and comedian Alex Stokes is the headliner, with additional performances from Kareem “Plug” Chapman of Atlanta and Joe Leeper of Knoxville. Birdwell Catering is on hand to keep your tastebuds happy during the show, too.

Friday, February 12: KnoxVegas Open Mic Comedy at Sassy Ann’s (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s in the Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood, 9 pm – No cover – 21+

This week Sassy Ann’s welcomes a new host for the show. Join us in the fun of launching the next era of KnoxVegas Open Mic Comedy. You never know who might turn up or what might happen at Sassy Ann’s, but you can bet it will be hilarious. This open mic features a blend of open mic comedy and invited feature performers. No cover.

Sunday, February 14: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub on Market Square, 8 pm. – No cover before 8 pm – 21+

What could be more romantic than an evening of laughter? Join host Boston McCown for the Valentine’s Day edition of Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic. Visiting and local comics alike will be on hand to lament and/or celebrate everyone’s favorite Hallmark holiday. There’s no cover if you get there before 8 pm.

Stay up to date on these shows and more by following Scruffy City Comedy on Facebook and Twitter.

Quit Your Day Job comedy tour comes to Casual Comedy on February 2

Laugh in Public – A 10-Day Guide to Live Comedy in Knoxville

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Winter has settled in to East Tennessee, which means the weather will likely be sunny and in the mid-60s for a few days before we all get iced in unexpectedly.

It’s no wonder that February is the peak time for the winter blues, so let’s do something about it! Get out of the house and do something brave: laugh in public! To help you with this mission, we’ve prepared this guide of live comedy events ready for you to attend over the next ten days in Knoxville.

For more information about these or other events, check the links in this post or visit the Scruffy City Comedy Calendar on ScruffyCityComedy.com.

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in Knoxville, January 31-February 9, 2016.

Sunday, January 31: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub on Market Square, 8 pm. – No cover before 8 pm – 21+

Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic returns to Preservation Pub for another week of local and visiting comedians to entertain you. Hosted by Boston McCown. There’s no cover if you get there before 8 pm.

Monday, February 1: QED Comedy Lab presents “Correct Me if I’m Wrong” (experimental comedy)
Pilot Light in the Old City, 7:30 pm. – No cover – 18+

Can you call yourself Knoxville’s longest-running comedy game show if you’re only performing your second episode ever? Yes, you can. This week, QED’s cast of comedians are faced with an improv challenge that will also test their trivia skills when “Correct Me if I’m Wrong” returns to the Pilot Light. Hosted by Matt Chadourne. No cover, but donations are accepted.

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Tuesday, February 2: Casual Comedy presents Matt Ward and Grady Ray (stand-up comedy)
Casual Pint-Hardin Valley, 7 pm. – No cover – 18+

Matt Ward and Grady Ray are wrapping up the winter portion of their 2016 Quit Your Day Job Tour with a visit to the monthly west Knoxville comedy showcase at the Casual Pint in Hardin Valley. Also performing are Scruffy City’s Victor Agreda, Jr., and Kristine Kinsey. This month’s host is Sean Simoneau. No cover.

Tuesday, February 2: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall on Market Square, 8:15 pm – No cover – 18+

Knoxville’s longest-running live comedy show is Einstein Simplified, a comedy improv show in its 21st year. Come on down to Scruffy City Hall to join the fun and see how the talented members of Einstein Improv turn your suggestions into hilarious comedy. No cover.

Tuesday, February 2: Longbranch Saloon Comedy (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon on the Strip, 9pm – No cover – 18+

Knoxville’s oldest home for live entertainment on the Strip is now the newest home for open mic comedy in Knoxville. The legendary Longbranch Saloon opens its doors every Tuesday evening for this entertaining evening of open mic comedy. John Miller is your host. No cover.

 

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Friday, February 5: First Friday Comedy presents Mo Arora and Brian Emond (stand-up comedy)
Saw Works Brewing, 7 pm – No cover – 21+

First Friday Comedy at Saw Works returns in February with a pair of great comedians from the Atlanta comedy scene for you. Mo Arora and Brian Emond will be our headliners. Also performing will be Scruffy City’s Angela Garrone and Sean Simoneau. Matt Chadourne is your host this month. No cover.

Friday, February 5: KnoxVegas Open Mic Comedy at Sassy Ann’s (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s in the Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood, 9 pm – No cover – 21+

You never know who might turn up or what might happen at Sassy Ann’s, but you can bet it will be hilarious. This open mic features a blend of open mic comedy and invited feature performers. Your host is Jay Kendrick. No cover.

Sunday, February 7: Upstairs Underground Comedy Show (open mic)
Preservation Pub on Market Square, 8 pm. – No cover before 8 pm – 21+

Knoxville’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic returns to Preservation Pub for another week of local and visiting comedians to entertain you. Hosted by Boston McCown. There’s no cover if you get there before 8 pm.

 

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Monday, February 8: QED Comedy Lab presents “12 Hours Until Now!” (experimental comedy)
Pilot Light in the Old City, 7:30 pm. – No cover – 18+

This week’s experiment at QED Comedy Laboratory seems simple enough: performing comedians are assigned eight random topics 12 hours before the show and have to create a brand comedy set based on those topics. What desperate measures will they take as the clock ticks down to zero. Join us and find out. Our host is Matt Chadourne. No cover but donations are accepted.

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Tuesday, February 9: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall on Market Square, 8:15 pm – No cover – 18+

Knoxville’s longest-running live comedy show is Einstein Simplified, a comedy improv show in its 21st year. Come on down to Scruffy City Hall to join the fun and see how the talented members of Einstein Improv turn your suggestions into hilarious comedy. No cover.

Tuesday, February 9: Longbranch Saloon Comedy (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon on the Strip, 9pm – No cover – 18+

Knoxville’s oldest home for live entertainment on the Strip is now the newest home for open mic comedy in Knoxville. The legendary Longbranch Saloon opens its doors every Tuesday evening for this entertaining evening of open mic comedy. John Miller is your host. No cover.

Stay up to date on these shows and more by following Scruffy City Comedy on Facebook and Twitter.