Janet Williams – The Tennessee Tramp

The Tennessee Tramp is a local favorite in Chattanooga. Janet doesn’t hold anything back about her views on Janet Williamsmarriage, divorce, men, and women. She takes her comedy to the edge and over the top. She’s not just the Tennessee Tramp; she’s a favorite of the Troops. She has traveled to Japan, Korea, Germany and several other countries that will never be the same. Janet has performed all over the world, but she will always be our hometown favorite. You don’t want to miss her, she’s been watching the news, and trash TV and has lots to say about it. If you are squeamish she’s not your gal, but if you like it over the top you’ll love her as we all do.

For tickets contact the Comedy Catch box office at 423-629-2233 or visit the comedy club’s website at thecomedycatch.com.

The Comedy Catch is located in downtown Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. You must be at least 18 to enter, 21 to purchase alcohol or use complimentary tickets. There is a $5 per person minimum purchase in addition to price of admission. Visit the club’s website for additional information on ticket prices and other details.

Janet Williams – The Tennessee Tramp

The Tennessee Tramp is a local favorite in Chattanooga. Janet doesn’t hold anything back about her views on Janet Williamsmarriage, divorce, men, and women. She takes her comedy to the edge and over the top. She’s not just the Tennessee Tramp; she’s a favorite of the Troops. She has traveled to Japan, Korea, Germany and several other countries that will never be the same. Janet has performed all over the world, but she will always be our hometown favorite. You don’t want to miss her, she’s been watching the news, and trash TV and has lots to say about it. If you are squeamish she’s not your gal, but if you like it over the top you’ll love her as we all do.

For tickets contact the Comedy Catch box office at 423-629-2233 or visit the comedy club’s website at thecomedycatch.com.

The Comedy Catch is located in downtown Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. You must be at least 18 to enter, 21 to purchase alcohol or use complimentary tickets. There is a $5 per person minimum purchase in addition to price of admission. Visit the club’s website for additional information on ticket prices and other details.

Janet Williams – The Tennessee Tramp

The Tennessee Tramp is a local favorite in Chattanooga. Janet doesn’t hold anything back about her views on Janet Williamsmarriage, divorce, men, and women. She takes her comedy to the edge and over the top. She’s not just the Tennessee Tramp; she’s a favorite of the Troops. She has traveled to Japan, Korea, Germany and several other countries that will never be the same. Janet has performed all over the world, but she will always be our hometown favorite. You don’t want to miss her, she’s been watching the news, and trash TV and has lots to say about it. If you are squeamish she’s not your gal, but if you like it over the top you’ll love her as we all do.

For tickets contact the Comedy Catch box office at 423-629-2233 or visit the comedy club’s website at thecomedycatch.com.

The Comedy Catch is located in downtown Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. You must be at least 18 to enter, 21 to purchase alcohol or use complimentary tickets. There is a $5 per person minimum purchase in addition to price of admission. Visit the club’s website for additional information on ticket prices and other details.

Janet Williams – The Tennessee Tramp

The Tennessee Tramp is a local favorite in Chattanooga. Janet doesn’t hold anything back about her views on Janet Williamsmarriage, divorce, men, and women. She takes her comedy to the edge and over the top. She’s not just the Tennessee Tramp; she’s a favorite of the Troops. She has traveled to Japan, Korea, Germany and several other countries that will never be the same. Janet has performed all over the world, but she will always be our hometown favorite. You don’t want to miss her, she’s been watching the news, and trash TV and has lots to say about it. If you are squeamish she’s not your gal, but if you like it over the top you’ll love her as we all do.

For tickets contact the Comedy Catch box office at 423-629-2233 or visit the comedy club’s website at thecomedycatch.com.

The Comedy Catch is located in downtown Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. You must be at least 18 to enter, 21 to purchase alcohol or use complimentary tickets. There is a $5 per person minimum purchase in addition to price of admission. Visit the club’s website for additional information on ticket prices and other details.

Janet Williams – The Tennessee Tramp

The Tennessee Tramp is a local favorite in Chattanooga. Janet doesn’t hold anything back about her views on Janet Williamsmarriage, divorce, men, and women. She takes her comedy to the edge and over the top. She’s not just the Tennessee Tramp; she’s a favorite of the Troops. She has traveled to Japan, Korea, Germany and several other countries that will never be the same. Janet has performed all over the world, but she will always be our hometown favorite. You don’t want to miss her, she’s been watching the news, and trash TV and has lots to say about it. If you are squeamish she’s not your gal, but if you like it over the top you’ll love her as we all do.

For tickets contact the Comedy Catch box office at 423-629-2233 or visit the comedy club’s website at thecomedycatch.com.

The Comedy Catch is located in downtown Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. You must be at least 18 to enter, 21 to purchase alcohol or use complimentary tickets. There is a $5 per person minimum purchase in addition to price of admission. Visit the club’s website for additional information on ticket prices and other details.

Janet Williams – The Tennessee Tramp

The Tennessee Tramp is a local favorite in Chattanooga. Janet doesn’t hold anything back about her views on Janet Williamsmarriage, divorce, men, and women. She takes her comedy to the edge and over the top. She’s not just the Tennessee Tramp; she’s a favorite of the Troops. She has traveled to Japan, Korea, Germany and several other countries that will never be the same. Janet has performed all over the world, but she will always be our hometown favorite. You don’t want to miss her, she’s been watching the news, and trash TV and has lots to say about it. If you are squeamish she’s not your gal, but if you like it over the top you’ll love her as we all do.

For tickets contact the Comedy Catch box office at 423-629-2233 or visit the comedy club’s website at thecomedycatch.com.

The Comedy Catch is located in downtown Chattanooga at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. You must be at least 18 to enter, 21 to purchase alcohol or use complimentary tickets. There is a $5 per person minimum purchase in addition to price of admission. Visit the club’s website for additional information on ticket prices and other details.

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Your East Tennessee Live Comedy Guide (May 13-22, 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.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: ChattanoogaGatlinburgJohnson City – KnoxvilleNewportSevierville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: May 13-May 22, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Friday, May 13: Lil’ Duval (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

The host MTV’s Wild N’ Out and Comic View comes to the Chattanooga stage for a weekend of shows at The Comedy Catch.

Saturday, May 14: Lil’ Duval (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

Sunday, May 15: Lil’ Duval (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+.

Sunday, May 15: 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.

Monday, May 16: Third Monday Improv (improv)
The Granfalloon. 6:30 pm. $8. PG.

It’s time for another monthly improv show from Improv Chattanooga. If it’s the third Monday of the month, the hijinks are taking place at The Granfalloon.

Wednesday, May 18: Open Mic Wednesdays (open mic)
The Comedy Catch. 7 pm. $5. 18+.

Every other Wednesday, Chattanooga’s The Comedy Catch hosts an open mic featuring rising stars of comedy from across the region. Luke Marter is your host.

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

JJ’s Bohemia is the centerpiece in Chattanooga’s weekly open mic comedy scene. Join hosts Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby for an evening of great comedy from local comics and touring guests.

Thursday, May 19: Janet Williams “The Tennessee Tramp” (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+.

Chattanooga favorite Janet Williams doesn’t hold anything back in her stand-up performances. She’s headlining a weekend of over the top comedy at The Comedy Catch.

Thursday, May 19: Target Practice (open mic)
McHale’s Brewhouse. 8 pm. No cover. 21+.

Host Jared Nipper is your guide to this week’s open mic comedy adventures.

Friday, May 20: Janet Williams “The Tennessee Tramp” (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

Saturday, May 21: Janet Williams “The Tennessee Tramp” (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

Saturday, May 21: Clean & Classy Comedy (stand-up)
Barking Legs Theater. 8 pm. $10. 18+.

Clean and Classy Comedy returns to the Chattanooga stages with a headline performance from Sean “Big Sean” Larkins (P Diddy’s Bad Boyz of Comedy). Also performing will be Birmingham comedian G. Quinney. Chattanooga’s Tresha Rutledge is your host for the evening.

Sunday, May 22: Janet Williams “The Tennessee Tramp” (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+.

Sunday, May 22: 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

Saturday, May 14: A Midsummer Night’s Fairy Tale (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

Sweet Fanny Adams presents an original musical-comedy that also happens to be a whimsical metaphor with hats! The multi-talented actors of the Great Victorian Amusement Company will transport you to another world, remarkably similar to this one, in this charming one-act play that has songs, comedy, tragedy, drama, heartbreak, laughs and, of course, hats!

Tuesday, May 17: A Midsummer Night’s Fairy Tale (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

Thursday, May 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.

Friday, May 20: A Midsummer Night’s Fairy Tale (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

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

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JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, May 19: Roast of the Host – NSFW Open Mic (roast/open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s the end of an era as the NSFW Open Mic bids farewell with one final blowout show. Tonight’s show is a roast for show host Jessica Lane with a roasting panel that includes Jay Kendrick, Jessie A.M., Aaron Chasteen, and JC Ratliff.

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KNOXVILLE

Friday, May 13: The Improv*Ables (improv)

Time Warp Tea Room. 7:30 pm. No cover. PG.

Knoxville improv troup The Improv*Ables performs on the second Friday of each month at the Time Warp Tea Room in Knoxville’s Happy Holler.

Friday, May 13: Fourth and Gill Friday! (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+.

It’s an evening of open mic comedy and dancing in the funhouse of Fourth and Gill. Join host Jake James for sets from local and visiting comics each week at Fourth and Gill Friday!

Saturday, May 14: 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, May 15: Billy Wayne Davis
Pilot Light. 8 pm. $10. 18+.

Comedian Billy Wayne Davis, fresh off a tour with Americana music sensation Sturgill Simpson, performs at The Pilot Light.

Sunday, May 15: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+.

East Tennessee’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic returns for another night of fun. Boston McCown is your host.

Monday, May 16: QED Comedy Lab presents Karaoke Roulette (improv/variety)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

This week, the comedy theme revolves around karaoke. Let’s see/hear what happens next… Matt Chadourne is the host.

Tuesday, May 17: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

East Tennessee’s longest-running weekly comedy improv show takes the stage at Scruffy City Hall. Find out why Einstein Simplified has kept Knoxville audiences laughing since the 1990s.

Tuesday, May 17: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+.

The Longbranch Saloon has played host to all sorts of live entertainment on the UT Strip since the 1970s. Today, it is also the home to a weekly comedy open mic. John Miller will be your guide tonight for the fun.

Thursday, May 19: Beer Market Comedy Showcase (stand-up)
Bearden Beer Market. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

The semi-monthly Beer Market Comedy Showcase returns to Bearden with stand-up performances from Lance Adams, Ashton Binkley, Matt Chadourne, Shane Rhyne, Tyler Sonnichsen. Jeff Danger and Kevin Shockley are your hosts.

Thursday, May 19: DJ Von’s Open Mic Night (variety)
Whispers Social Lounge. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

Each week, DJ Von hosts a weekly open mic featuring a variety of performers including comedians, musicians, spoken word performances, and more.

Friday, May 20: Fourth and Gill Friday! (open mic)
Sassy Ann’s. 9 pm. No cover. 21+.

It’s an evening of open mic comedy and dancing in the funhouse of Fourth and Gill. Join host Jake James for sets from local and visiting comics each week at Fourth and Gill Friday!

Saturday, May 21: 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, May 21: Silly Saturdays (stand-up)
The Square Room. 9 pm. $25. 21+.

DJ Stearl the Pearl drops the beats and Lawrence Owens is your comedy host for the evening with a headline performance from Dave Martin (HBO’s Badboys of Comedy). Also performing will be Sweet Baby Kita, the Carolina Queen of Comedy.

Sunday, May 22: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+.

East Tennessee’s longest-running weekly comedy open mic returns for another night of fun. Boston McCown is your host.

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NEWPORT

Friday, May 20: Del Rio Comedy Shuffle (stand-up)
Brandywine Creek Steakhouse and Tavern. 9:30 pm. No cover. 21+.

Enjoy a night of comedy, magic, and moonshine at the Del Rio Comedy Shuffle hosted by Grady Ray. The show’s headliner is comedian/magician Danny Whitson, with additional comedy performances from Lance Adams and Nate Cate.
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SEVIERVILLE

Monday, May 16: Late Night Luau Comedy Show (open mic)
Boogaloos. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

Join your host Aaron Chasteen for another edition of the only open mic comedy show 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.