Calendar of Events - Live Comedy in East Tennessee

Laugh in Public: Your Guide to Live Comedy in East Tennessee (April 15-24)

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 guide brings you some of the biggest names in nationally touring comedy such as Eugene Mirman and rising stars at your local open mic. You’ll find experimental comedy, vaudeville shows, improv, musical comedy, live radio broadcasts, and more. Get out there and laugh this week.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: ChattanoogaGatlinburgJohnson CityKingsport – KnoxvilleMaryvilleOak RidgeSevierville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: April 15-24, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Friday, April 15: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

TBS star of Deal with It and fan favorite of NBC’s Last Comic Standing Theo Von arrives for a weekend of comedy at Chattanooga’s Comedy Catch.

Saturday, April 16: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

Sunday, April 17: Ray Stevens (stand-up/variety)
Tivoli Theatre. 7 pm. $49.50-$125. All ages.

Famed singer/songwriter Ray Stevens, known for comedy classics such as “The Streak,” “Guitarzan,” and more, performs at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre. Southern comedian Etta May provides the opening act.

Sunday, April 17: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

Sunday, April 17: ComedyFight! (open mic/stand-up/competition)
The Honest Pint. 10 pm. No cover. 21+

It’s an open mic comedy show, with a stand-up comedy contest included. Each week, two comics compete for audience votes. The winner closes the show with a longer set and moves on to the ComedyFight! bracket tournament where fame and glory await. Ian Sharp is your host. This week’s contest pits Will Foskey against Jared Nipper.

Monday, April 18: Third Monday Improv (improv)
The Granfalloon. 6:30 pm. $8. PG-13.

The folks at Improv Chattanooga debut a new monthly show tonight: Third Monday Improv at the The Granfalloon. The show featuring various long-form improv sketches will be held each month on, you guessed it, the third Monday of the month.

Tuesday, April 19: Comedy Buffet (stand-up)
JJ’s Bohemia. 9:30 pm. $10. 18+.

It’s another amazing Comedy Buffet with a trio of visiting comedians to entertain you. Ryan Singer, Dave Stone, and Andy Sandford are bringing their Three Headed Moron Tour to the Chattanooga stage tonight. Additional performances from Chattanooga’s Ben Dalby and Chris Hill. Ryan Darling is your host for the evening.

Wednesday, April 20: Comedy Catch Open Mic Wednesday (open mic)
Comedy Catch. 7 pm. $5. 18+.

Chattanooga’s Comedy Catch hosts a bi-monthly comedy open mic featuring local and regional performers. You might even get the chance to help select the best comic of the night with the winner earning a chance to perform a guest spot at that Sunday’s main show. Luke Marter is the host.

Wednesday, April 20: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

Each week Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby welcome a mix of local and visiting comics to the stage for an evening of open mic comedy fun. Treat yourself to some laughter this week, Chattanooga.

Thursday, April 21: Michael Mack (stand up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+.

Comedian Michael Mack (as heard frequently on “The John Boy and Billy Show” and “The Bob and Tom Show”) is the headliner this weekend at Chattanooga’s The Comedy Catch at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Thursday, April 21: Open Mic Comedy at McHale’s (open mic)
McHale’s Brewhouse. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

Chattanooga’s growing comedy scene continues to grow with the addition of Open Mic Comedy at McHale’s. Join host Jared Nipper for an evening of comedy fun at McHale’s Brewhouse.

Friday, April 22: Michael Mack (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

Saturday, April 23: Michael Mack (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

Sunday, April 24: Michael Mack (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+.

Sunday, April 17: ComedyFight! (open mic/stand-up/competition)
The Honest Pint. 10 pm. No cover. 21+

It’s an open mic comedy show, with a stand-up comedy contest included. Each week, two comics compete for audience votes. The winner closes the show with a longer set and moves on to the ComedyFight! bracket tournament where fame and glory await. Ian Sharp is your host.

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GATLINBURG

Tuesday, April 19: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

Celebrate 40 years of Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre’s vaudeville-style revues of comedy, improv, music, magic, and more, with a new show for the season: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind.

Thursday, April 21: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

Saturday, April 23: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, April 21: NSFW Open Mic (open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s the final countdown for Johnson City’s weekly comedy open mic. Join host Jessica Lane for this week’s show, one of your last chances before the show wraps up in May with a special roast event.

KINGSPORT

Tuesday, April 19: Beer and Comedy (stand-up)
Sleepy Owl Brewery. 8:30 pm. $5. 18+.

Beer and Comedy returns to help the Sleepy Owl Brewery celebrate the brewery’s 2nd anniversary. Hunter Roberts is your host for the evening with performances from Kayla Avery (Boston, MA), Corey Forrester (Chattanooga, TN), and Jacob Moore (Johnson City, TN).

Saturday, April 23: Robert Kelly (stand-up)
Kingsport Renaissance Center. 7 pm. $24.95. 18+.

FX TV’s Robert Kelly (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll) headlines an evening of stand-up comedy at the Kingsport Renaissance Center. The show will also include a musical performance from the Crystal Shipley Trio.

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KNOXVILLE

Friday, April 15: The Open Hand (theater)

Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. Clarence Brown Theatre hosts the world premiere of The Open Hand, a satire commissioned by the theatre. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 15: 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, April 16: Fort Sanders Yacht Club Open Mic Night (open mic/variety)
Fort Sanders Yacht Club. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s an open mic for various types of performing arts including comedy, spoken word and poetry, music and singing, and more. This weekly open mic also offers prizes to the night’s top performers as voted on by the audience.

Sunday, April 17: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. Two shows: 2 pm & 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. These presentations are currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Sunday, April 17: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover before 8 pm. 21+.

Join us for another edition of East Tennessee’s longest-running comedy open mic. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

Monday, April 18: QED Comedy Lab (experimental)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

What sort of experiment will the QED Comedy Lab host tonight? We can’t say for sure, but we think it will be some sort of lightning round comedy show so everyone can get to the Eugene Mirman on time down the street. Matt Chadourne is your host. Check the QED Facebook page for updates on this week’s theme.

Monday, April 18: Eugene Mirman & Robyn Hitchcock (stand-up & music)
Bijou Theatre. 8 pm. $25.

One of the most inventive and distinctive voices in comedy today is performing tonight at the Bijou Theatre. If you’ve never seen Eugene Mirman perform, you owe yourself this pleasure. For this tour, he is teamed up with one of the leading figures in the history of alternative rock, Robyn Hitchcock. It promises to be an amazing evening.

Tuesday, April 19: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+.

East Tennessee’s longest-running weekly improv show returns to Scruffy City Hall for an evening of hilarious misadventures inspired by audience suggestions. Come see why Einstein Simplified is a Knoxville audience favorite.

Tuesday, April 19: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s a special evening of open mic comedy at the Longbranch Saloon with special co-headlining performances from Knoxville’s Alex Stokes and Nashville’s Monty Mitchell. Nashville’s Joe Kelley is also scheduled to perform. John Miller is your host for the evening.

Wednesday, April 20: Tennessee Shines (variety)
Boyd’s Jig and Reel. 7 pm. $10.

Tennessee Shines is a weekly live radio show on WDVX-FM hosted by Paige Travis. Each week’s show features a mixture of music and other performances to entertain the live audience at Boyd’s Jig and Reel, along with those listening at home in East Tennessee on WDVX-FM or around the world on wdvx.com. This week’s show features performances from Australian guitar virtuoso Geoff Achison and Knoxville comedian Shane Rhyne.

Wednesday, April 20: Reefer Madness (experimental)
Scruffy City Hall. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s an evening of movie riffing with the cult classic Reefer Madness. Victor Agreda, Jr. is your host for another edition of Scruffy Science Cinepub 6000, and he has help tonight from comedians Liz Brooks, Tyler Sonnichsen, and Matt Ward.

Thursday, April 21: Beer Market Comedy Showcase (stand-up)
Bearden Beer Market. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

Welcome a new monthly comedy showcase to the Scruffy City Comedy scene with the debut of Beer Market Comedy Showcase. Produced by Jeff Danger and Kevin Shockley, this month’s show features performances from Matt Ward, Grady Ray, Larissa Radtke, John Miller, and Jeff Danger. Kevin Shockley is the host.

Friday, April 22: Cattywampus Puppet Council (experimental/variety)
Pilot Light. 9 pm. $5. 18+.

Join the Cattywampus Puppet Council for their 2nd Annual Spring Revue and Variety Show, featuring a mixture of music, performance art, puppetry, comedy, and dancing with wild abandon.

Friday, April 22: Fourth and Gill Friday! (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+.

It’s another week at the Fourth and Gill funhouse known as Sassy Ann’s. Join host Jake James for a night of open mic comedy this week.

Saturday, April 23: Laughter of Love Comedy Show and Party (stand-up/dance party)
Whispers Social Lounge. 8 pm. $15. 21+.

DJ Von presents an evening of laughter at Whispers Social Lounge. Tonight’s host is Grave Digger with a special guest performance by Sista “Big” Bone and Tyler Craig.

Saturday, April 23: Fort Sanders Yacht Club Open Mic Night (open mic/variety)
Fort Sanders Yacht Club. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s an open mic for various types of performing arts including comedy, spoken word and poetry, music and singing, and more. This weekly open mic also offers prizes to the night’s top performers as voted on by the audience.

Sunday, April 24: Cattywampus Puppet Council (experimental/variety)
The Birdhouse. 2 pm. $7. All ages.

It’s an all ages version of the Cattywampus Puppet Council’s 2nd Annual Spring Revue and Variety Show. Come on down to The Birdhouse in the Fourth and Gill Neighborhood for puppetry, music, dancing, comedy, and more.

Sunday, April 24: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover before 8 pm. 21+.

Join us for another edition of East Tennessee’s longest-running comedy open mic. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

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MARYVILLE

Tuesday, April 19: Sydney Castillo (stand-up)
Isaac’s Cafe. 8 pm.

Stand-up comic Sydney Castillo performs at Isaac’s Cafe on the Maryville College campus.

OAK RIDGE

Saturday, April 23: Blayr Nias (stand-up)
Grove Theatre. 8 pm. $10. 18+.

It’s time for another edition of the popular monthly showcase Comedy at the Grove. This month’s show is headlined by Charlotte, North Carolina’s Blayr Nias, with additional performances scheduled from Asheville’s Art Sturtevant and Tom Scheve. Knoxville’s own Sam King is your host this month.

SEVIERVILLE

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

Join guest host Gail Grantham for an evening of open mic comedy and featured comedy sets at the only comedy open mic in the Smokies. Tonight’s show includes a feature performance from Cincinnati’s Rob Wilfong.

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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 (April 8-17)

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.

Get out there and laugh this week.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: ChattanoogaGreeneville – KnoxvilleMaryville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: April 8-17, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Friday, April 8: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $17. 18+

The competition has been narrowed to 40 comics for the Satellite Round. Winners of the Satellite Round will win a week of booked work at The Comedy Catch and will also earn a spot in the WSOC’s second round in Las Vegas this September. A panel of comedy professionals will judge the show, but the audience also has a vote. Come on out and help launch the next star of comedy.

Saturday, April 9: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round Finals (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $17. 18+

Sunday, April 10: Girl on Girl Comedy and Revue (variety)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Girl on Girl Comedy and Revue puts the women in charge with an evening of comedy, burlesque, and more performed by some of the region’s best female and LGBT performers. Christy Eidson is your host for the evening.

Sunday, April 10: ComedyFight! (open mic/stand-up/competition)
The Honest Pint. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s an open mic comedy show, with a stand-up comedy contest included. Each week, two comics compete for audience votes. The winner closes the show with a longer set and moves on to the ComedyFight! bracket tournament where fame and glory await. Ian Sharp is your host.

Tuesday, April 12: Improv Chattanooga Intermediate Showcase #1 (improv)
The Granfalloon. 8 pm. $5. PG-13

The inaugural Intermediate Improv class of Improv Chattanooga presents a showcase of the new skills they’ve developed.

Wednesday, April 13: Improv Chattanooga Beginner’s Showcase #7 (improv)
The Granfalloon. 8 pm. $5. PG-13.

A new class of beginners at Improv Chattanooga show off the skills they’ve learned in this showcase.

Wednesday, April 13: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

Each week Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby bring a group of talented comedians to the JJ’s Bohemia stage to make you laugh. Join the fun at Chattanooga’s weekly comedy open mic. Shows often feature a touring featured comedian to round out the night.

Thursday, April 14: Mark Lowry (stand-up/variety)
Chattanooga Convention Center. 6 pm. $50. All ages.

Gospel music star and comedian Mark Lowry is the featured entertainer for the Bryan Opportunity Program fundraiser dinner for Bryan College.

Thursday, April 14: Comedy Catch Open Mic (open mic)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

The Comedy Catch’s Open Mic Wednesdays moves to Thursday this week. Jerry Harvey closes out the show tonight. Luke Marter is your host for the evening.

Thursday, April 14: Open Mic Comedy at McHale’s (open mic)
McHale’s Brewhouse. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

Your host Jared Nipper brings to the stage a variety of comics from Chattanooga and beyond each week for Open Mic Comedy at McHale’s. Come on out and join the fun.

Friday, April 15: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

TBS star of Deal with It and fan favorite of NBC’s Last Comic Standing Theo Von arrives for a weekend of comedy at Chattanooga’s Comedy Catch.

Saturday, April 16: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

Sunday, April 17: Ray Stevens (stand-up/variety)
Tivoli Theatre. 7 pm. $49.50-$125. All ages.

Famed singer/songwriter Ray Stevens, known for comedy classics such as “The Streak,” “Guitarzan,” and more, performs at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre. Southern comedian Etta May provides the opening act.

Sunday, April 17: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

Sunday, April 17: ComedyFight! (open mic/stand-up/competition)
The Honest Pint. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s an open mic comedy show, with a stand-up comedy contest included. Each week, two comics compete for audience votes. The winner closes the show with a longer set and moves on to the ComedyFight! bracket tournament where fame and glory await. Ian Sharp is your host.

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GREENEVILLE

Saturday, April 9: Tim Hawkins (stand-up/music)
Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 7:30 pm. $25-$75. PG.

Comedian and musical parody artist Tim Hawkins brings his guitar and wit to the stage for an evening of comedy at Greeneville’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, April 14: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater (variety/vaudeville)
Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 7 pm. $15-$25. All ages.

Las Vegas performer Gregory Popovich brings his vaudeville-style show to Greeneville’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center for an evening of family-oriented comedy, clowning, juggling, and performances from Popovich’s talented 30 rescue pets.

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KNOXVILLE

Friday, April 8: The Improv*Ables (improv)
Time Warp Tea Room. 7:30 pm. No cover. PG.

Every month, Knoxville-based improv group The Improv*Ables entertains you with a free show at the Time Warp Tea Room in Knoxville’s Happy Holler.

Friday, April 8: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. Clarence Brown Theatre hosts the world premiere of The Open Hand, a satire commissioned by the theatre. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 8: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 8 pm. $45-$90. PG.

The smash hit comedy musical The Book of Mormon arrives in Knoxville as part of the Tennessee Theatre’s Broadway series.

Friday, April 8: 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 Kevin Shockley for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Saturday, April 9: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. Two shows: 2 and 8 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Saturday, April 9: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Saturday, April 9: Jenn Snyder (stand-up)
Kristtopher’s. 8 pm. $5. 21+.

It’s a great night of comedy at Kristtopher’s in Bearden as Jenn Snyder, one of South Carolina’s funniest comics, takes the stage. Also performing will be Danny Whitson, and Matt Ward.

Saturday, April 9: Fort Sanders Yacht Club Open Mic Night (open mic/variety)
Fort Sanders Yacht Club. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s an open mic for various types of performing arts including comedy, spoken word and poetry, music and singing, and more. This weekly open mic also offers prizes to the night’s top performers as voted on by the audience.

Saturday, April 9: Silly Saturdays with DJ Stearl the Pearl (stand-up)
Square Room. 9 pm. $25. 21+

DJ Stearl the Pearl drops the beat on a comedy show with its own built-in after party. Lawrence Owens is your host with a headline performance from Dave Martin (HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy). Carolina’s Queen of Comedy, Sweet Baby Kita, will also perform.

Sunday, April 10: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. Two shows: 2 and 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Sunday, April 10: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 2 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Sunday, April 10: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover before 8 pm. 21+.

Join us for another edition of Knoxville’s longest-running comedy open mic. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

Monday, April 11: On the Mic w/Mike (variety)
Scruffy City Hall. 7 pm. No cover. 18+.

Mike Bartlett wants to find a way to combine his love of music and comedy. And talk shows. So, he created this attention deficit inspired late night talk show that isn’t very late at all.

Monday, April 11: QED presents Random Show Generator (experimental/stand-up/improv)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

What happens when you give the show host a set of Dungeons and Dragons dice, a list of random topics and QED show themes, and too much free time? Well, you get the QED Random Show Generator. This week’s host Shane Rhyne sends our performers on random quests to complete on stage for your amusement.

Tuesday, April 12: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

Tuesday, April 12: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Blue Slip Winery/Southern Station. 8:15 pm. No cover. 21+

East Tennessee’s longest running weekly improv comedy show is back for another week of fun. This week’s show will be hosted by The Blue Slip Winery in the Southern Station. Join the Einstein Simplified gang for madcap fun and barely controlled chaos.

Tuesday, April 12: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

The legendary Longbranch Saloon on the UT Strip (Cumberland Avenue) is home to a weekly comedy open mic hosted by John Miller.

Wednesday, April 13: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG

Wednesday, April 13: Full Disclosure Comedy (improv)
Open Chord. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s time for another evening of laughter and long-form improv from Knoxville’s Full Disclosure Comedy troupe. Come on out to the Open Chord in west Knoxville and enjoy the fun.

Thursday, April 14: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Thursday, April 14: Pizza Ha’s (stand-up)
Pizza Hoss. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s a night of stand-up comedy featuring a selection of Knoxville’s best comics and rising talent at the Rain/Shine Events monthly local showcase Pizza Ha’s at Pizza Hoss. Tyler Sonnichsen hosts an evening that includes performances from Ashton Binkley, Boston McCown, Larissa Radtke, Danny Whitson, and additional performers TBA.

Friday, April 15: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 15: 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, April 16: Fort Sanders Yacht Club Open Mic Night (open mic/variety)
Fort Sanders Yacht Club. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s an open mic for various types of performing arts including comedy, spoken word and poetry, music and singing, and more. This weekly open mic also offers prizes to the night’s top performers as voted on by the audience.

Sunday, April 17: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. Two shows: 2 pm & 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. These presentations are currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Sunday, April 17: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover before 8 pm. 21+.

Join us for another edition of East Tennessee’s longest-running comedy open mic. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

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MARYVILLE

Friday, April 8: Tomáš Kubínek (vaudeville/variety)
Clayton Center for the Arts. 7:30 pm. $15.50-$28.50. All ages.

The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer. Drawing on his love of clowns, circus, theater, and magic, his show brings a spirit of vaudeville and circus-like fun that will fill the Clayton Center for the Arts with laughter.

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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 31-April 10)

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.

April Fools’ Day weekend is bringing an amazing amount of live comedy to East Tennessee, but it doesn’t stop there. You’ll find 60 performances listed here covering March 31 through April 10. Enjoy live comedy with nationally recognized performers like James Gregory, Lachlan Patterson, Eddie Pepitone, Derek Sheen, Junior Stopka, and Sheryl Underwood. Need some improv? We’ve got it. Looking for a variety show with comedy and music to fill your evening? That’s here, too. Ready to enjoy an evening of theater that will leave you laughing? Yep. Got that, too. Ready to go to the fringe of comedy with experimental shows built around found video or a comedic walking tour of local history? It’s here as well. From clean family fun to outrageous envelope pushing experiences, we’re quite proud of the variety of choices available to you.

From open mics to Broadway musicals, this week’s 10-day guide to live comedy events in East Tennessee is packed with fun in eight different cities and 27 different venues.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: Bristol – ChattanoogaGreenevilleJohnson CityKingsportKnoxvilleMaryvilleSevierville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: March 31-April 10, 2016.

BRISTOL

Friday, April 1: James Gregory (stand-up)
Paramount Center for the Arts. 8 pm. $22-32. PG.

One of the nation’s most successful touring comics, James Gregory, arrives in Bristol, Tennessee, just in time for April Fool’s Day.

CHATTANOOGA

Thursday, March 31: World Series of Comedy (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $5. 18+

Local and regional comics are competing for votes from you and a panel of judges on who will advance to the next round of the World Series of Comedy. Tonight is the local qualifying round finals. Who will advance to the next round: the satellite competition?

Thursday, March 31: Comedy Buffet (stand-up)
JJ’s Bohemia. 10 pm. $10. 18+

The Comedy Buffet is open. This edition of The Comedy Buffet features performances from Junior Stopka, Andy Andrist and Sean Rouse as part of their Comedy Killers tour. Also performing will be John-Michael Bond and Ian Sharp. Donnie Marsh is your host for the evening.

Friday, April 1: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Last Comic Standing‘s Lachlan Patterson headlines this weekend’s performances at The Comedy Catch. Trae Crowder is the featured performer this weekend.

Saturday, April 2: Ladie’s Night (experimental)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 6 pm. $10-250. 18+

Atlanta’s popular comedy show, Ladie’s Night, brings its hilarious mix of stand-up, sketch comedy, and film to the Chattanooga Film Festival.

Saturday, April 2: Eddie Pepitone (stand-up)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 7:15 pm. $10-250. 18+

Eddie Pepitone, the Bitter Buddha, brings his hilariously dark thoughts to the Chattanooga Film Festival. Also performing are Corey Forrester, Ryan Darling, and John-Michael Bond.

Saturday, April 2: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Saturday, April 2: Clean and Classy Comedy Tour (stand-up)
Camp House. 8:30 pm. $15-20. 18+

The Clean and Classy Comedy Tour returns to Chattanooga with a new slate of comics. Chattanooga’s own Tresha Rutledge is your host with performances from Big Sean and Gordon Quinney.

Saturday, April 2: Everything Is Terrible! (experimental)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 10:30 pm. $10-250. 18+

It’s a mind-bending night of comedy and multimedia entertainment as the Internet sensations Everything Is Terrible! bring their live show to the Chattanooga Film Festival.

Sunday, April 3: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Wednesday, April 6: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $17. 18+

The competition has been narrowed to 40 comics for the Satellite Round. Winners of the Satellite Round will win a week of booked work at The Comedy Catch and will also earn a spot in the WSOC’s second round in Las Vegas this September. A panel of comedy professionals will judge the show, but the audience also has a vote. Come on out and help launch the next star of comedy.

Wednesday, April 6: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

Each week Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby bring a group of talented comedians to the JJ’s Bohemia stage to make you laugh. Join the fun at Chattanooga’s weekly comedy open mic.

Thursday, April 7: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $17. 18+

Friday, April 8: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $17. 18+

Saturday, April 9: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round Finals (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $17. 18+

Sunday, April 10: Girl on Girl Comedy and Revue (variety)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Girl on Girl Comedy and Revue puts the women in charge with an evening of comedy, burlesque, and more performed by some of the region’s best female and LGBT performers. Christy Eidson is your host for the evening.

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GREENEVILLE

Saturday, April 9: Tim Hawkins (stand-up/music)
Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 7:30 pm. $25-$75. PG.

Comedian and musical parody artist Tim Hawkins brings his guitar and wit to the stage for an evening of comedy at Greeneville’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

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JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, March 31: Next Door Comedy Night (open mic/stand-up)
Acoustic Coffeehouse. 9 pm. $5. 18+

It’s a night of stand-up showcase comedy and open mic comedy, and it’s all for a good cause. Sam Rucker is your host. Jessica Lane is this month’s featured comedian.

Thursday, April 7: NSFW Open Mic Comedy (open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

Every other week, Jessica Lane hosts an open mic comedy night of laughter and surprises at the Mecca Lounge in downtown Johnson City.

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KINGSPORT

Tuesday, April 5: Beer and Comedy (stand-up)
Sleepy Owl Brewery. 8:30 pm. $5. 18+

Beer and Comedy night returns to the Sleepy Owl as part of the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week celebration! This month’s show is hosted by Nathan Blevins with performances from Tara White, Jeff Blank, and Hunter Roberts.

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KNOXVILLE

Thursday, March 31: The Open Hand (theater)

Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG.

SOLD OUT. Clarence Brown Theatre hosts the world premiere of The Open Hand, a satire commissioned by the theatre. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 1: First Friday Comedy (stand-up)
Saw Works Brewing. 7 pm. No cover. 21+

It’s April Fool’s Day! This month’s show gets in the spirit of the holiday with performances from Atlanta’s Ian Aber and Hayley Ellman. Also performing will be Lance Adams and Todd Lewis. Matt Chadourne is your host.

Friday, April 1: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 1: Sheryl Underwood and Friends (stand-up)
Holiday Inn-Downtown Knoxville. 9 pm. $20-25. 18+

Sheryl Underwood, co-host of CBS’ The Talk, headlines this comedy show held in conjunction with Phi Beta Sigma-Southeast Region’s 102nd anniversary regional conference. Joining Sheryl will be comedians Mike Washington, David Raibon, and Kyle Irby.

Friday, April 1: 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.

Friday, April 1: Ooh Ooh Revue (variety)
Cocoa Moon. 10 pm. $10. 18+

It’s the debut of a new monthly variety show featuring burlesque, comedy, spoken word, and quite a few surprises. Join the troupe of Noir et Blanc Ventures every First Friday at Cocoa Moon for this neo-vaudeville variety revue.

Saturday, April 2: Blue Umbrella Walking Tour (experimental)
Market Square and Downtown. 6 pm. No cover. PG.

It’s another installment of the unpredictable Blue Umbrella Walking Tour, in which local performers share amazing fact-like stories about downtown Knoxville history as you stroll through the city. There’s a reasonable chance the stories are true, but we wouldn’t bet on it. This tour’s theme explores the musical history of Knoxville. Just in time for the Big Ears Festival. Matt Chadourne is the host.

Saturday, April 2: Stop the Violence (variety)
Overcoming Believers Church. 6 pm. No cover/donations accepted. PG.

Comedians, hip hop artists, dancers, singers, and more gather for a night to raise awareness of the Stop the Violence campaign in Knoxville. Comedians Jay Kendrick, Li’l Twin, and Daniel Wade will perform.

Saturday, April 2: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Saturday, April 2: Fort Sanders Yacht Club Open Mic Night (open mic/variety)
Fort Sanders Yacht Club. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s an open mic for various types of performing arts including comedy, spoken word and poetry, music and singing, and more. This weekly open mic also offers prizes to the night’s top performers as voted on by the audience.

Sunday, April 3: Upstairs Underground Comedy with Dan Alten and Eric Sorgel (stand-up/open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Knoxville’s longest running weekly comedy open mic this week also includes featured performances from visiting comics Dan Alten and Eric Sorgel. Boston McCown is your host.

Monday, April 4: Dear Penthouse…presented by QED Comedy Lab (experimental)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+

This week, the QED performers will read to you letters they’ve written everyone’s favorite smutty magazine. It should be hilarious. Or sexy. Or both. Come on out and see for yourself. Matt Chadourne is your host for the evening.

Tuesday, April 5: Casual Comedy presents Derek Sheen (stand-up)
Casual Pint-Hardin Valley. 7 pm. No cover. 18+

Derek Sheen brings his “Tiny Idiot” tour to Knoxville for this month’s Casual Comedy show. Joining Derek at this show will be Matt Ward, Sean Simoneau, JC Ratliff, and Alex Stokes. Shane Rhyne is your host for the evening.

Tuesday, April 5: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

The smash hit comedy musical The Book of Mormon arrives in Knoxville as part of the Tennessee Theatre’s Broadway series.

Tuesday, April 5: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

Clarence Brown Theatre hosts the world premiere of The Open Hand, a satire commissioned by the theatre.

Tuesday, April 5: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s long-running improv troupe Einstein Simplified is prepared to delight and amuse you every week at Scruffy City Hall.

Tuesday, April 5: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s a night of open mic comedy, conveniently located near the UT campus at the legendary Longbranch Saloon. John Miller is your host for the evening.

Wednesday, April 6: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Wednesday, April 6: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

Thursday, April 7: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Thursday, April 7: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 8: The Improv*Ables (improv)
Time Warp Tea Room. 7:30 pm. No cover. PG.

Every month, Knoxville-based improv group The Improv*Ables entertains you with a free show at the Time Warp Tea Room in Knoxville’s Happy Holler.

Friday, April 8: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 8: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 8 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Friday, April 8: 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, April 9: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. Two shows: 2 and 8 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Saturday, April 9: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Saturday, April 9: Jenn Snyder (stand-up)
Kristtopher’s. 8 pm. $5. 21+.

It’s a great night of comedy at Kristtopher’s in Bearden as Jenn Snyder, one of South Carolina’s funniest comics, takes the stage. Also performing will be Gail Grantham, Danny Whitson, and Matt Ward.

Saturday, April 9: Fort Sanders Yacht Club Open Mic Night (open mic/variety)
Fort Sanders Yacht Club. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s an open mic for various types of performing arts including comedy, spoken word and poetry, music and singing, and more. This weekly open mic also offers prizes to the night’s top performers as voted on by the audience.

Sunday, April 10: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. Two shows: 2 and 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Sunday, April 10: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 2 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Sunday, April 10: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover before 8 pm. 21+.

Join us for another edition of Knoxville’s longest-running comedy open mic. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

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MARYVILLE

Friday, April 8: Tomáš Kubínek (vaudeville/variety)
Clayton Center for the Arts. 7:30 pm. $15.50-$28.50. All ages.

The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer. Drawing on his love of clowns, circus, theater, and magic, his show brings a spirit of vaudeville and circus-like fun that will fill the Clayton Center for the Arts with laughter.

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SEVIERVILLE

Monday, April 4: Late Night Luau Comedy Show (open mic)
Boogaloos. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s the return of the only comedy open mic in the Smokies. Aaron Chasteen is your host for an evening of comedy and fun at your favorite tiki bar in the mountains.

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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 24-April 3)

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.

Spring is here and laughter is in bloom. Get ready for another busy couple of weekends ahead for comedy. This week’s guide has you covered from Easter Weekend to April Fools’ weekend with a wide variety of comedy events. Check out all the fun you can have from Bristol to Chattanooga and everywhere in between.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: Bristol – ChattanoogaGatlinburgHarrogateJohnson CityKnoxvilleNewport

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: March 24-April 3, 2016.

BRISTOL

Friday, April 1: James Gregory (stand-up)
Paramount Center for the Arts. 8 pm. $22-32. PG.

One of the nation’s most successful touring comics, James Gregory, arrives in Bristol, Tennessee, just in time for April Fool’s Day.

CHATTANOOGA

Thursday, March 24: World Series of Comedy (stand-up)

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

Regional comedians compete for a chance to advance to the World Series of Comedy national championships and you have a vote.

Friday, March 25: Matt Mitchell (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Known to fans of the Rick and Bubba radio show as “The Casio Kid,” Matt Mitchell brings his blend of southern comedy to the Comedy Catch stage in downtown Chattanooga. Comedian DJ Lewis will also perform.

Friday, March 25: Royal Comedy Tour (stand-up)
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. 8 pm. $44-$77. 18+

The Royal Comedy tour enters its fifth year of touring the nation. This year’s headliner is comedy queen Sommore, along with performances from Earthquake, Gary Owen, Arnez J, and Special K.

Saturday, March 26: Matt Mitchell (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Wednesday, March 30: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

Join Ben Dalby and Ryan Darling for an evening of open mic comedy in Chattanooga.

Thursday, March 24: World Series of Comedy (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $5. 18+

Thursday, March 31: Comedy Buffet (stand-up)
JJ’s Bohemia. 10 pm. $10. 18+

The Comedy Buffet is open. This edition of The Comedy Buffet features performances from Junior Stopka, Andy Andrist and Sean Rouse as part of their Comedy Killers tour. Also performing will be John-Michael Bond and Ian Sharp. Donnie Marsh is your host for the evening.

Friday, April 1: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Last Comic Standing‘s Lachlan Patterson headlines this weekend’s performances at The Comedy Catch.

Saturday, April 2: Ladie’s Night (experimental)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 6 pm. $10-250. 18+

Atlanta’s popular comedy show, Ladie’s Night, brings its hilarious mix of stand-up, sketch comedy, and film to the Chattanooga Film Festival.

Saturday, April 2: Eddie Pepitone (stand-up)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 7:15 pm. $10-250. 18+

Eddie Pepitone, the Bitter Buddha, brings his hilariously dark thoughts to the Chattanooga Film Festival. Also performing are Corey Forrester and John-Michael Bond.

Saturday, April 2: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Saturday, April 2: Clean and Classy Comedy Tour (stand-up)
Camp House. 8:30 pm. $15-20. 18+

The Clean and Classy Comedy Tour returns to Chattanooga with a new slate of comics. Chattanooga’s own Tresha Rutledge is your host with performances from Big Sean and Gordon Quinney.

Saturday, April 2: Everything Is Terrible! (experimental)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 10:30 pm. $10-250. 18+

It’s a mind-bending night of comedy and multimedia entertainment as the Internet sensations Everything Is Terrible! bring their live show to the Chattanooga Film Festival.

Sunday, April 3: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

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GATLINBURG

Friday, March 25: The Kerfuffle Follies (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. 12+

Another season of vaudeville-style comedy and theater awaits at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. It’s an old-fashioned vaudeville revue with comedy, music, dance routines, and surprises galore.

Saturday, March 26: The Kerfuffle Follies (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. 12+

Sunday, March 27: The Kerfuffle Follies (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. 12+

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HARROGATE

Saturday, March 26: Scruffy City Comedy Road Show (stand-up)
Oasis Pizza. 9pm. $10. 18+

Comedians from ScruffyCityComedy.com are hitting the road to bring comedy to Claiborne County. Matt Ward is your host for the evening with Chattanooga’s Corey Forrester as your headliner. Knoxville’s own Shane Rhyne and Victor Agreda, Jr., will also perform, along with Sevier County’s Gail Grantham.

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JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, March 24: NSFW Open Mic Comedy Show (open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

Jessica Lane is your host for Johnson City’s bi-weekly open mic comedy show. Come on out and laugh.

Saturday, March 25: Pride Community Center Dance Party (variety)
Best Western Hotel & Conference Center. 9 pm. $10. 18+

Comedian Jessica Lane is the emcee for this fundraiser event for the Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities. Join Jessica for comedy, music, dancing, singing, and a drag show as you dance the night away for a good cause.

Thursday, March 31: Next Door Comedy Night (open mic/stand-up)
Acoustic Coffeehouse. 9 pm. $5. 18+

It’s a night of stand-up showcase comedy and open mic comedy, and it’s all for a good cause. Sam Rucker is your host. Jessica Lane is this month’s featured comedian.

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KNOXVILLE

Thursday, March 24: Relay for Life Comedy Night (stand-up)
Carleo’s. 7 pm. $10. 21+

It’s a night to laugh for the cure, as comics participate in a fundraiser for cancer research. Nate Cate is your host at Carleo’s, with performances from Karen George, Danny Whitson, Kristine Kinsey, and Jim Seward.

Friday, March 25: 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 26: Pancake Brunch (charity event)
Ijams Nature Center. 10:30 am. $7. All ages.

Bring your appetite to Ijams Nature Center for an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch to benefit Bike and Build. The morning will include a silent auction and a performance of long form improv by Knoxville’s The Improv*Ables.

Sunday, March 27: 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 28: QED Comedy Lab – No Dumb Questions (experimental/improv)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+

Have you ever needed some good advice? Ever wished you had gotten up the nerve to write a letter to an advice columnist? Tonight, the QED Comedy Lab brings performers to the stage to answer actual letters from advice columns for everyone’s benefit. Matt Chadourne is your host.

Tuesday, March 29: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s longest running weekly comedy show is Einstein Simplified. Since 1994, the guys and gals of Einstein Simplified have delivered hilarious improv comedy to audiences across the region.

Tuesday, March 29: Justin Rivera and Jake Daniels (stand-up)
Open Chord. 8:45 pm. No cover. 18+

Justin Rivera (America’s Got Talent) and Jake Daniels bring their mix of stand-up and magic known as “The Joker and Jester Tour” to Knoxville as part of this Spike Collar Comedy showcase. Also performing will be Josh Gibson. JC Ratliff is your host.

Tuesday, March 29: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic Comedy (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

The legendary Longbranch Saloon is the home to John Miller and open mic comedy on The Strip next to the UT campus.

Wednesday, March 30: The Open Hand (theatrical comedy)
Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG.

SOLD OUT. Clarence Brown Theatre hosts the world premiere of The Open Hand, a satire commissioned by the theatre.

Thursday, March 31: The Open Hand (theatrical comedy)
Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 1: First Friday Comedy (stand-up)
Saw Works Brewing. 7 pm. No cover. 21+

It’s April Fool’s Day! This month’s show gets in the spirit of the holiday with performances from Atlanta’s Ian Aber and Hayley Ellman. Also performing will be Lance Adams and Todd Lewis. Matt Chadourne is your host.

Friday, April 1: The Open Hand (theatrical comedy)
Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 1: Sheryl Underwood and Friends (stand-up)
Holiday Inn-Downtown Knoxville. 9 pm. $20-25. 18+

Sheryl Underwood, co-host of CBS’ The Talk, headlines this comedy show held in conjunction with Phi Beta Sigma-Southeast Region’s 102nd anniversary regional conference. Joining Sheryl will be comedians Mike Washington, David Raibon, and Kyle Irby.

Friday, April 1: 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.

Friday, April 1: Ooh Ooh Revue (variety)
Cocoa Moon. 10 pm. $10. 18+

It’s the debut of a new monthly variety show featuring burlesque, comedy, spoken word, and quite a few surprises. Join the troupe of Noir et Blanc Ventures every First Friday at Cocoa Moon for this neo-vaudeville variety revue.

Saturday, April 2: Blue Umbrella Walking Tour (experimental)
Market Square and Downtown. 6 pm. No cover. PG.

It’s another installment of the unpredictable Blue Umbrella Walking Tour, in which local performers share amazing fact-like stories about downtown Knoxville history as you stroll through the city. There’s a reasonable chance the stories are true, but we wouldn’t bet on it. This tour’s theme explores the musical history of Knoxville. Just in time for the Big Ears Festival. Matt Chadourne is the host.

Saturday, April 2: Stop the Violence (variety/fundraiser)
Overcoming Believers Church. 6 pm. No cover/donations accepted. PG.

Comedians, hip hop artists, dancers, singers, and more gather for a night to raise awareness of the Stop the Violence campaign in Knoxville. Comedians Jay Kendrick, Li’l Twin, and Daniel Wade will perform.

Saturday, April 2: The Open Hand (theatrical comedy)
Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Sunday, April 3: Upstairs Underground Comedy with Dan Alten and Eric Sorgel (stand-up/open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Knoxville’s longest running weekly comedy open mic this week also includes featured performances from visiting comics Dan Alten and Eric Sorgel. Boston McCown is your host.

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NEWPORT

Friday, March 25: The Del Rio Shuffle (stand-up)
Brandywine Steakhouse & Moonshine Tavern. 9:30 pm. No cover. 18+

Grady Ray hosts another hilarious evening of comedy at the Brandywine Steakhouse. Nashville’s Brad Hinderliter is the headliner, with a feature performance from Nashville’s Joe Kelley. Knoxville comic Daniel Wade will also perform.

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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 17-27)

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 is our biggest weekly guide yet! You’ll find more than 30 live comedy events in eight different cities over the next 10 days. This week’s list of live comedy in East Tennessee has everything from St. Patrick’s Day fun tonight to vaudeville comedy shows, live comedy theater, touring comedians, improv, film riffing, and comedy fundraisers for good causes. You can see national tours of the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Harlem Globetrotters. Take part in audience voting at the World Series of Comedy local qualifying rounds. See comics featured on BET, the Howard Stern Show, Conan, and more. Watch comics make fun of a bad sci fi film, enjoy an evening of improv fun, or laugh at an open mic. It’s all here. Get out and laugh this week in East Tennessee!

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: ChattanoogaGatlinburgHarrogateJohnson CityKnoxvilleNewportOak RidgeSevierville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: March 17-27, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

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+

Wednesday, March 23: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby invite you to join them in downtown Chattanooga for an evening of open mic comedy.

Thursday, March 24: World Series of Comedy (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $5. 18+

Regional comedians compete for a chance to advance to the World Series of Comedy national championships and you have a vote.

Friday, March 25: Matt Mitchell (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Known to fans of the Rick and Bubba radio show as “The Casio Kid,” Matt Mitchell brings his blend of southern comedy to the Comedy Catch stage in downtown Chattanooga. Comedian DJ Lewis will also perform.

Friday, March 25: Royal Comedy Tour (stand-up)
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. 8 pm. $44-$77. 18+

The Royal Comedy tour enters its fifth year of touring the nation. This year’s headliner is comedy queen Sommore, along with performances from Earthquake, Gary Owen, Arnez J, and Special K.

Saturday, March 26: Matt Mitchell (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

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GATLINBURG

Friday, March 25: The Kerfuffle Follies (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. 12+

Another season of vaudeville-style comedy and theater awaits at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. It’s an old-fashioned vaudeville revue with comedy, music, dance routines, and surprises galore.

Saturday, March 26: The Kerfuffle Follies (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. 12+

Sunday, March 27: The Kerfuffle Follies (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. 12+

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HARROGATE

Saturday, March 26: Scruffy City Comedy Road Show (stand-up)
Oasis Pizza. 9pm. $10. 18+

Comedians from ScruffyCityComedy.com are hitting the road to bring comedy to Claiborne County. Matt Ward is your host for the evening with Chattanooga’s Corey Forrester as your headliner. Knoxville’s own Shane Rhyne and Victor Agreda, Jr., will also perform, along with Sevier County’s Gail Grantham.

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JOHNSON CITY

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.

Tuesday, March 22: Harlem Globetrotters (sports/comedy)
Freedom Hall. 7 pm. $20-$210. All ages.

The clown princes of basketball bring their unique blend of comedy and basketball expertise to Freedom Hall as part of the Harlem Globetrotters‘ 90th anniversary world tour. The Washington Generals will probably be there, too.

Thursday, March 24: NSFW Open Mic Comedy Show (open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

Jessica Lane is your host for Johnson City’s bi-weekly open mic comedy show. Come on out and laugh.

Saturday, March 25: Pride Community Center Dance Party (variety)
Best Western Hotel & Conference Center. 9 pm. $10. 18+

Comedian Jessica Lane is the emcee for this fundraiser event for the Pride Community Center of the Tri-Cities. Join Jessica for comedy, music, dancing, singing, and a drag show as you dance the night away for a good cause.

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KNOXVILLE

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.

Monday, March 21: QED Comedy Lab presents “The Slide Show” (experimental/improv)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+

This week’s theme provides a mixture of stand-up, improv, and storytelling as performers must improvise a story based on random images projected onto the stage. Matt Chadourne is the host.

Tuesday, March 22: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

For more than two decades Einstein Simplified has entertained Knoxville and East Tennessee audiences with their improv performances. Join the fun on Market Square this week at Scruffy City Hall.

Tuesday, March 22: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

Host John Miller welcomes you to an evening of open mic comedy fun at the Strip’s legendary Longbranch Saloon.

Wednesday, March 23: Scruffy Science Cinepub 6000 (experimental)
Scruffy City Hall. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

A panel of Knoxville comedians watch horrible movies and comment on them for your amusement. Victor Agreda, Jr. is your host for the evening. This month’s movie is the science fiction film Unknown World.

Wednesday, March 23: Full Disclosure (improv)
Open Chord. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

Long-form improv is the name of the game for Full Disclosure, performing twice a month at the Open Chord in west Knoxville.

Wednesday, March 23: Caleb Synan (stand-up)
Scruffy City Hall. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

Caleb Synan had one of the top five late night comedy debuts of 2015, according to comedy website The Laugh Button. He’ll be performing a free show at Scruffy City Hall, with additional performances from Knoxville’s Jeff Blank and Tyler Sonnichsen.

Thursday, March 24: Relay for Life Comedy Night (stand-up)
Carleo’s. 7 pm. $10. 21+

It’s a night to laugh for the cure, as comics participate in a fundraiser for cancer research. Nate Cate is your host at Carleo’s, with performances from Karen George, Danny Whitson, Kristine Kinsey, and Jim Seward.

Friday, March 25: 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 27: 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.

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NEWPORT

Friday, March 25: The Del Rio Shuffle (stand-up)
Brandywine Steakhouse & Moonshine Tavern. 9:30 pm. No cover. 18+

Grady Ray hosts another hilarious evening of comedy at the Brandywine Steakhouse. Nashville’s Brad Hinderliter is the headliner, with a feature performance from Nashville’s Joe Kelley. Knoxville comic Daniel Wade will also perform.

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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.

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Monday, March 21: Late Night Luau Comedy Show (open mic)
Boogaloos. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

Join host Aaron Chasteen for the only live comedy open mic in the Smokies.

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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 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.

Gatlinburg Improv Fest returns to Smoky Mountains

THE 5TH ANNUAL GATLINBURG IMPROV FEST RETURNS TO SWEET FANNY ADAMS THEATRE IN GATLINBURG
GIF 2016, 2 Days, 5 Improv Classes, 12 Improv Groups, 5 Improv Shows
Every year we invite improv groups to come perform at the historic Sweet Fanny Adams
Theatre in Gatlinburg, Tennessee Laughs and fun abound. Suggestions are taken from
audience members and the hilarious scenes created on the spot are completely unscripted.
Several improv coaches also teach $15 improv comedy classes that are open to everyone.
Improv Classes will be held Saturday, March 5th, during the day. Class Schedule coming
soon.

FANNY ADAMS THEATRE ON MARCH 4 & 5
Ian Covell and Highwire Improv Co. from Atlanta
Shenanigans from Lee University in Cleveland, TN
Featuring 12 Improv Comedy Groups:
Einstein Simplified from Knoxville
The New Fangles from Gatlinburg
The Adult Table from Atlanta
Full Disclosure from Knoxville
The Maybe Pile from Chattanooga and beyond
Nashville Improv Co. from Nashville
The Improv*ables from Knoxville
Red Pill Players from Atlanta
LOL Nashville from Nashville
The Blast from Atlanta

Where: Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, 461 Parkway (Traffic Light #3),
Gatlinburg, TN 37738, ph: 865-436-4039
When: March 4-5, Friday @ 8pm, 10pm, Saturday @ 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Tickets: $10 or $25 for a weekend all show pass – Order online at

gatlinburgimprovfest.net, or at facebook.com/gatlinburgimprovfest,

or by phone at 865-325-9712

Show Schedule:
Friday, March 4, @ 8pm The Improv-ables, The New Fangles, Nashville Improv
Friday, March 4, @ 10pm Einstein Simplified, LOL Nashville, Improv Jam
Saturday, March 5 @ 6pm The Maybe Pile, Shenanigans, Full Disclosure
Saturday, March 5 @ 8pm The Blast, Red Pill Players, The Adult Table
Saturday, March 5 @ 10pm Ian Covell and Highwire Improv Co., Improv Jam

GIF 2016 will be the 5th annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest. Festival producers James and
Krisha Newport are excited once again to have these shows and classes at the amazing
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg, TN. James, previously with SAK Comedy
Lab in Orlando, FL, has almost 30 years of improv experience, teaching, performing and
producing. Krisha is well-known as the morning co-host on radio station Q100.3 in
Knoxville, TN. They really love bringing the joys of improv comedy to East Tennessee.
“It is always a great time and we hope you’ll be able to join us in all the fun and laughs.”
To learn more visit gatlinburgimprovfest.net, our Facebook page, or call 865-325-9712.

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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.

NEWPORT

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.