Leanne Morgan

Leanne Morgan performs in Knoxville on May 7 at the Bijou Theatre.Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theatre welcomes East Tennessee’s own Leanne Morgan to the stage for a Mother’s Day weekend show.

Leanne Morgan grew up in rural Appalachia and attended the University of Tennessee here in Knoxville. Her southern charm and storytelling talents have led her to a successful comedy career performing at comedy clubs, performing arts centers, and theaters across the country. Her homespun sensibility and sense of humor have earned her spots as a guest advice panelist on Dr. Phil’s television program as well as live and televised performances with cooking star Paula Deen. Leanne has also appeared on The View and was a finalist for Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America.

Leanne is heard daily on Sirius/XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called Chewing the Fat.

The Bijou Theatre is one of Knoxville’s crown jewels for downtown entertainment venues. Originally built in 1815 as a tavern and hotel, the Bijou has been a Civil War hospital, an X-rated theater, and a vaudeville stage. In its vaudeville days, the Bijou hosted performances by The Marx Brothers, Houdini, and even John Philip Sousa. Tickets for Bijou Theatre shows are available via the Tennessee Theater box office on Clinch Avenue or on through the Bijou’s website.

The Bijou has bar service and is a non-smoking facility.

For additional information about this show and other events at the Bijou Theatre, visit the theater’s website at knoxbijou.com.

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Laugh in Public: Your Guide to Live Comedy in East Tennessee (May 6-15)

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: ChattanoogaGatlinburgKnoxvilleSevierville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: May 6-May 15, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Friday, May 6: Dale Jones (stand-up)

Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

From NBC’s Last Comic Standing and films, Dale Jones is a fan favorite for his physical comedy and rapid fire delivery. He’ll be entertaining Chattanooga this weekend as the headliner at The Comedy Catch.

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

Sunday, May 8: 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.

Wednesday, May 11: 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 12: 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 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: 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 7: 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.

Tuesday, May 10: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

Thursday, May 12: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

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!

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KNOXVILLE

Friday, May 6: Full Disclosure Comedy (improv)
Emporium Center. 5 pm. No cover. PG.

The long form improv group Full Disclosure Comedy returns to another First Friday celebration in downtown Knoxville at the Emporium Center.

Friday, May 6: Jon Durnell & Katherine Jessup (stand-up)
Saw Works Brewing Company. 7 pm. No cover. 21+.

It’s time for another fun episode of First Friday Comedy at Saw Works. This month’s co-headliners are Jon Durnell (Los Angeles) and Katherine Jessup (Washington, DC). The show will also feature performances from local comics Boston McCown and Aaron Chasteen. Tyler Sonnichsen is this month’s host.

Friday, May 6: 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!

Friday, May 6: Ooh Ooh Revue (variety)
Cocoa Moon. 10 pm. $10. 18+.

Burlesque. Music. Dancing. Comedy. Poetry. It’s a wide variety of entertainment that awaits you on to wrap up another First Friday each month.

Saturday, May 7: Leanne Morgan (stand-up)
Bijou Theatre. 8pm. $25. PG.

East Tennessee native Leanne Morgan returns to Knoxville for a Mother’s Day weekend comedy event at Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theatre.

Saturday, May 7: 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 8: 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 9: On the Mic with Mike (variety)
Scruffy City Hall. 7 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s a late night talk show with music and comedy, but not late at night. Mike Bartlett is your host with special musical guest Spades Cooley.

Monday, May 9: QED Comedy Lab (experimental)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s another week of experimental comedy from the QED Comedy Lab. Each week’s show follows a different theme. This week’s theme is “Tiger Style” in which our fearless performers must write and perform a stand-up comedy set in costume and character as an animal from nature’s wild kingdom. Previous editions of Tiger Style have included stand-up comedy performed by a tiger, camel, sloth, monkey, butterfly, koala, and more. Come on out as Matt “Cat” Chadourne is our host for a new comedy zoo.

Tuesday, May 10: Knoxville Poetry Slam Open Mic (variety)
Open Chord. 8 pm. $5. All ages.

The Knoxville Poetry Slam returns with slots available for poets, spoken word performers, and comedians. But, they’ve lost Courageous the show’s co-host. Come on out to the Open Chord for the “Find Courageous” edition of the Knoxville Poetry Slam Open Mic.

Tuesday, May 10: 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 10: 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. Special guest host TK will be your guide tonight for the fun.

Thursday, May 12: 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.

Thursday, May 12: Pizza Ha’s (stand-up)
Pizza Hoss. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s a monthly showcase of local comedy talent at the Pizza Hoss in Powell. Pizza Ha’s is held on the second Thursday of each month. This month’s host is Shane Rhyne with featured performances from Jake James, Liz Brooks, and Matt Ward. Additional performances TBA.

Thursday, May 12: Full Disclosure Comedy (improv)
Open Chord. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+.

Join the Full Disclosure Comedy gang for an evening of long-form improv and a few surprises along the way.

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: 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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Friday, May 6: Alex Stokes’ Music and Comedy Jam (variety)
Club 1341 Grill. 8 pm. No cover. 21+.

Comedian Alex Stokes is celebrating a book release party for his newest book 5 Years of This?. He’ll be joined by comedians Matt Ward and Grady Ray, as well as musical performances from Brian Sneed, Ashley Marquez, and Autumn Reflection.

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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 29-May 8)

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 CityKnoxvilleSevierville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: April 29-May 8, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Friday, April 29: Spanky Brown (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

Chattanooga loves Spanky Brown and the feeling is mutual. The Comedy Catch welcomes Spanky Brown back to the stage for a weekend of making Chattanooga laugh.

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

Saturday, April 30: Pool Party (stand-up)
JJ’s Bohemia. 9 pm. $5. 21+.

Pool Party is a monthly stand-up comedy show and karaoke extravaganza on the last Saturday of the month at JJ’s Bohemia. Ryan Darling is your host as a mixture of traveling and local comics perform for you, followed by a karaoke party where you could be the star. This month’s featured performers include Cherrith Fuller, Corey Forrester, Dan Immke, James Massey, Katherine Jessup, Natasha Ferrier, and Will Copeland.

Sunday, May 1: Spanky Brown (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+.

Sunday, May 1: 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 2: First Monday Improv (improv)
Barking Legs Theater. 8 pm. $8. PG.

It’s time for another evening of improv fun at the Barking Legs Theater, hosted by Improv Chattanooga.

Wednesday, May 4: Comedy Catch Open Mic Wednesdays (open mic)
Comedy Catch. 7 pm. $5. 18+.

It’s an evening of local and regional comedians performing for you at the Comedy Catch at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Luke Marter is your host for this every-other-Wednesday show.

Wednesday, May 4: 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 5: Dale Jones (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+.

From NBC’s Last Comic Standing and films, Dale Jones is a fan favorite for his physical comedy and rapid fire delivery. He’ll be entertaining Chattanooga this weekend as the headliner at The Comedy Catch.

Thursday, May 5: 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 6: Dale Jones (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+.

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

Sunday, May 7: 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, April 30: 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.

Tuesday, May 3: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

Thursday, May 5: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

Saturday, May 7: Ramblings of a Plaid Mind (variety)
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. 8 pm. $8.90-$24.95. PG.

JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, May 5: NSFW Open Mic (open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s the penultimate episode of NSFW Open Mic. Join host Jessica Lane as she hosts local and regional comics for the next to last time at Mecca Lounge.

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KNOXVILLE

Friday, April 29: Cattywampus Puppet Council (variety)
Market Square. Two shows: 1 pm and 3 pm. Free. All ages.

The Cattywampus Puppet Council performs on the children’s stage as part of the Dogwood Arts Festival in downtown Knoxville.

Friday, April 29: 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, April 30: Cattywampus Puppet Council (variety)
Market Square. Two shows: 1 pm and 3 pm. Free. All ages.

The Cattywampus Puppet Council performs on the children’s stage as part of the Dogwood Arts Festival in downtown Knoxville.

Saturday, April 30: Po Boys and Poets: Cometry Night (variety)
Big Fatty’s. 7 pm. $5-8 pm. 18+.

The monthly Po Boys and Poets spoken word poetry show explores their sense of humor tonight with the addition of a collection of Knoxville comedians to the lineup. In addition to spoken word artists such as Black Atticus, Summer Awad, and Werde, the show will include comedy performances from Jay Kendrick, Aaron Chasteen, JohnJohn PokenBeans, and Liz Brooks.

Saturday, April 30: 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 1: 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. This week Upstairs Underground welcomes a special guest performance from Katherine Jessup of Washington, DC. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

Monday, May 2: QED Comedy Lab (experimental)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s another week of experimental comedy from the QED Comedy Lab. Each week’s show follows a different theme. This week’s theme is “This Knoxville Life,” featuring our performers in a storytelling mode fashioned after the popular public radio program This American LifeSean Simoneau is your host for the evening and will providing unexpected turns and obstacles to our storytellers’ journeys.

Tuesday, May 3: Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby (stand-up)
Casual Pint-Hardin Valley. 7 pm. No cover. 18+.

Chattanooga’s Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby headline this month’s Casual Comedy lineup. John Miller and Danny Whitson will also perform. Sean Simoneau is this month’s host.

Tuesday, May 3: 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 3: 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. Special guest host TK will be your guide tonight for the fun.

Thursday, May 5: Beer Market Comedy Showcase (stand-up)
Bearden Beer Market. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

The Bearden Beer Market hosts a semimonthly comedy showcase on the first and third Thursday of each month. This week’s show features performances from JC Ratliff, Jay Kendrick, Liz Brooks, Miss James Holdiness, and Kevin Shockley. Your host this week is Jeff Danger.

Thursday, May 5: 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 6: Full Disclosure Comedy (improv)
Emporium Center. 5 pm. No cover. PG.

The long form improv group Full Disclosure Comedy returns to another First Friday celebration in downtown Knoxville at the Emporium Center.

Friday, May 6: Jon Durnell & Katherine Jessup (stand-up)
Saw Works Brewing Company. 7 pm. No cover. 21+.

It’s time for another fun episode of First Friday Comedy at Saw Works. This month’s co-headliners are Jon Durnell (Los Angeles) and Katherine Jessup (Washington, DC). The show will also feature performances from local comics Boston McCown and Aaron Chasteen. Tyler Sonnichsen is this month’s host.

Friday, May 6: 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!

Friday, May 6: Ooh Ooh Revue (variety)
Cocoa Moon. 10 pm. $10. 18+.

Burlesque. Music. Dancing. Comedy. Poetry. It’s a wide variety of entertainment that awaits you on to wrap up another First Friday each month.

Saturday, May 7: Leanne Morgan (stand-up)
Bijou Theatre. 8pm. $25. PG.

East Tennessee native Leanne Morgan returns to Knoxville for a Mother’s Day weekend comedy event at Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theatre.

Sunday, May 8: 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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Monday, May 2: Late Night Luau Comedy Show (open mic)
Boogaloos. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s the only comedy open mic in the Smokies. Join host Aaron Chasteen for an evening of comedy with local and regional performers.

Friday, May 6: Alex Stokes’ Music and Comedy Jam (variety)
Club 1341 Grill. 8 pm. No cover. 21+.

Comedian Alex Stokes is celebrating a book release party for his newest book 5 Years of This?. He’ll be joined by comedians Matt Ward and Grady Ray, as well as musical performances from Brian Sneed, Ashley Marquez, and Autumn Reflection.

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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.

Country Cool Comedy Tour

Leanne Morgan comedy show in ChattanoogaThe Country Cool comedy tour, starring Leanne Morgan, Karen Mills, and Trish Suhr arrives in Chattanooga at The Comedy Catch.

Country Cool is a straight shootin’ comedy show that laughs at what we’re all dealin’ with…. The “this can’t really be happening” moments in life, that make us all feel like we’re loosing our minds one traffic jam at a time. Trish Suhr, Karen Mills, and Leanne Morgan all have southern roots but are
well traveled, diverse, sharp and savvy. They’re no non-sense approach “tells it like it is” but of course with charm and style. It’s not redneck, it’s not white trash, these girls are country cool! It’s comedy for the masses, because let’s face it, everybody’s got a little country in ‘em!

These three women have been friends for over a decade and have stood in it, walked through it, and come out the other  side laughing. Their take on marriage, kids & aging, will keep you in stitches and the laughs don’t stop there, this comedy show runs the gamut….topics ranging from sports to mastering technology to their undying support for the troops, gives them a universal appeal that both men and women can relate to.

Trish Suhr, a native of Kentucky now living in Los Angeles, who has been seen on Good Morning America, The Ricki Lake Show, The Marie Osmond Show, Good Day LA, Good Day NY. As well as commentary on CMT, VH-1, E!, Style Network, and Lifetime.

Karen Mills, Karen has been a nationally touring comedian for 22 years. She’s worked clubs, colleges and theaters across the country and can be heard daily on Sirius / XM Blue Collar Radio, Laugh USA, iHeart Radio and Pandora. Additionally, her stand up has been seen on FOX, ABC & GACtv.

Leanne Morgan, Leanne’s funny but honest point of view has earned her spots on the Dr. Phil show as part of his “advice panel.” She’s also worked with Paula Dean both “Live” in theaters as well as numerous appearances on her cooking shows. Leanne was chosen by The View as one of their most hilarious housewife’s and she was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America. Leanne is heard regularly on Sirius / XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat.”

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.

Country Cool Comedy Tour

Leanne Morgan comedy show in ChattanoogaThe Country Cool comedy tour, starring Leanne Morgan, Karen Mills, and Trish Suhr arrives in Chattanooga at The Comedy Catch.

Country Cool is a straight shootin’ comedy show that laughs at what we’re all dealin’ with…. The “this can’t really be happening” moments in life, that make us all feel like we’re loosing our minds one traffic jam at a time. Trish Suhr, Karen Mills, and Leanne Morgan all have southern roots but are
well traveled, diverse, sharp and savvy. They’re no non-sense approach “tells it like it is” but of course with charm and style. It’s not redneck, it’s not white trash, these girls are country cool! It’s comedy for the masses, because let’s face it, everybody’s got a little country in ‘em!

These three women have been friends for over a decade and have stood in it, walked through it, and come out the other  side laughing. Their take on marriage, kids & aging, will keep you in stitches and the laughs don’t stop there, this comedy show runs the gamut….topics ranging from sports to mastering technology to their undying support for the troops, gives them a universal appeal that both men and women can relate to.

Trish Suhr, a native of Kentucky now living in Los Angeles, who has been seen on Good Morning America, The Ricki Lake Show, The Marie Osmond Show, Good Day LA, Good Day NY. As well as commentary on CMT, VH-1, E!, Style Network, and Lifetime.

Karen Mills, Karen has been a nationally touring comedian for 22 years. She’s worked clubs, colleges and theaters across the country and can be heard daily on Sirius / XM Blue Collar Radio, Laugh USA, iHeart Radio and Pandora. Additionally, her stand up has been seen on FOX, ABC & GACtv.

Leanne Morgan, Leanne’s funny but honest point of view has earned her spots on the Dr. Phil show as part of his “advice panel.” She’s also worked with Paula Dean both “Live” in theaters as well as numerous appearances on her cooking shows. Leanne was chosen by The View as one of their most hilarious housewife’s and she was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America. Leanne is heard regularly on Sirius / XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat.”

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.

Country Cool Comedy Tour

Leanne Morgan comedy show in ChattanoogaThe Country Cool comedy tour, starring Leanne Morgan, Karen Mills, and Trish Suhr arrives in Chattanooga at The Comedy Catch.

Country Cool is a straight shootin’ comedy show that laughs at what we’re all dealin’ with…. The “this can’t really be happening” moments in life, that make us all feel like we’re loosing our minds one traffic jam at a time. Trish Suhr, Karen Mills, and Leanne Morgan all have southern roots but are
well traveled, diverse, sharp and savvy. They’re no non-sense approach “tells it like it is” but of course with charm and style. It’s not redneck, it’s not white trash, these girls are country cool! It’s comedy for the masses, because let’s face it, everybody’s got a little country in ‘em!

These three women have been friends for over a decade and have stood in it, walked through it, and come out the other  side laughing. Their take on marriage, kids & aging, will keep you in stitches and the laughs don’t stop there, this comedy show runs the gamut….topics ranging from sports to mastering technology to their undying support for the troops, gives them a universal appeal that both men and women can relate to.

Trish Suhr, a native of Kentucky now living in Los Angeles, who has been seen on Good Morning America, The Ricki Lake Show, The Marie Osmond Show, Good Day LA, Good Day NY. As well as commentary on CMT, VH-1, E!, Style Network, and Lifetime.

Karen Mills, Karen has been a nationally touring comedian for 22 years. She’s worked clubs, colleges and theaters across the country and can be heard daily on Sirius / XM Blue Collar Radio, Laugh USA, iHeart Radio and Pandora. Additionally, her stand up has been seen on FOX, ABC & GACtv.

Leanne Morgan, Leanne’s funny but honest point of view has earned her spots on the Dr. Phil show as part of his “advice panel.” She’s also worked with Paula Dean both “Live” in theaters as well as numerous appearances on her cooking shows. Leanne was chosen by The View as one of their most hilarious housewife’s and she was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America. Leanne is heard regularly on Sirius / XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat.”

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.

Country Cool Comedy Tour

Leanne Morgan comedy show in ChattanoogaThe Country Cool comedy tour, starring Leanne Morgan, Karen Mills, and Trish Suhr arrives in Chattanooga at The Comedy Catch.

Country Cool is a straight shootin’ comedy show that laughs at what we’re all dealin’ with…. The “this can’t really be happening” moments in life, that make us all feel like we’re loosing our minds one traffic jam at a time. Trish Suhr, Karen Mills, and Leanne Morgan all have southern roots but are
well traveled, diverse, sharp and savvy. They’re no non-sense approach “tells it like it is” but of course with charm and style. It’s not redneck, it’s not white trash, these girls are country cool! It’s comedy for the masses, because let’s face it, everybody’s got a little country in ‘em!

These three women have been friends for over a decade and have stood in it, walked through it, and come out the other  side laughing. Their take on marriage, kids & aging, will keep you in stitches and the laughs don’t stop there, this comedy show runs the gamut….topics ranging from sports to mastering technology to their undying support for the troops, gives them a universal appeal that both men and women can relate to.

Trish Suhr, a native of Kentucky now living in Los Angeles, who has been seen on Good Morning America, The Ricki Lake Show, The Marie Osmond Show, Good Day LA, Good Day NY. As well as commentary on CMT, VH-1, E!, Style Network, and Lifetime.

Karen Mills, Karen has been a nationally touring comedian for 22 years. She’s worked clubs, colleges and theaters across the country and can be heard daily on Sirius / XM Blue Collar Radio, Laugh USA, iHeart Radio and Pandora. Additionally, her stand up has been seen on FOX, ABC & GACtv.

Leanne Morgan, Leanne’s funny but honest point of view has earned her spots on the Dr. Phil show as part of his “advice panel.” She’s also worked with Paula Dean both “Live” in theaters as well as numerous appearances on her cooking shows. Leanne was chosen by The View as one of their most hilarious housewife’s and she was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America. Leanne is heard regularly on Sirius / XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat.”

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.

Country Cool Comedy Tour

Leanne Morgan comedy show in ChattanoogaThe Country Cool comedy tour, starring Leanne Morgan, Karen Mills, and Trish Suhr arrives in Chattanooga at The Comedy Catch.

Country Cool is a straight shootin’ comedy show that laughs at what we’re all dealin’ with…. The “this can’t really be happening” moments in life, that make us all feel like we’re loosing our minds one traffic jam at a time. Trish Suhr, Karen Mills, and Leanne Morgan all have southern roots but are
well traveled, diverse, sharp and savvy. They’re no non-sense approach “tells it like it is” but of course with charm and style. It’s not redneck, it’s not white trash, these girls are country cool! It’s comedy for the masses, because let’s face it, everybody’s got a little country in ‘em!

These three women have been friends for over a decade and have stood in it, walked through it, and come out the other  side laughing. Their take on marriage, kids & aging, will keep you in stitches and the laughs don’t stop there, this comedy show runs the gamut….topics ranging from sports to mastering technology to their undying support for the troops, gives them a universal appeal that both men and women can relate to.

Trish Suhr, a native of Kentucky now living in Los Angeles, who has been seen on Good Morning America, The Ricki Lake Show, The Marie Osmond Show, Good Day LA, Good Day NY. As well as commentary on CMT, VH-1, E!, Style Network, and Lifetime.

Karen Mills, Karen has been a nationally touring comedian for 22 years. She’s worked clubs, colleges and theaters across the country and can be heard daily on Sirius / XM Blue Collar Radio, Laugh USA, iHeart Radio and Pandora. Additionally, her stand up has been seen on FOX, ABC & GACtv.

Leanne Morgan, Leanne’s funny but honest point of view has earned her spots on the Dr. Phil show as part of his “advice panel.” She’s also worked with Paula Dean both “Live” in theaters as well as numerous appearances on her cooking shows. Leanne was chosen by The View as one of their most hilarious housewife’s and she was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America. Leanne is heard regularly on Sirius / XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat.”

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.

Country Cool Comedy Tour

Leanne Morgan comedy show in ChattanoogaThe Country Cool comedy tour, starring Leanne Morgan, Karen Mills, and Trish Suhr arrives in Chattanooga at The Comedy Catch.

Country Cool is a straight shootin’ comedy show that laughs at what we’re all dealin’ with…. The “this can’t really be happening” moments in life, that make us all feel like we’re loosing our minds one traffic jam at a time. Trish Suhr, Karen Mills, and Leanne Morgan all have southern roots but are
well traveled, diverse, sharp and savvy. They’re no non-sense approach “tells it like it is” but of course with charm and style. It’s not redneck, it’s not white trash, these girls are country cool! It’s comedy for the masses, because let’s face it, everybody’s got a little country in ‘em!

These three women have been friends for over a decade and have stood in it, walked through it, and come out the other  side laughing. Their take on marriage, kids & aging, will keep you in stitches and the laughs don’t stop there, this comedy show runs the gamut….topics ranging from sports to mastering technology to their undying support for the troops, gives them a universal appeal that both men and women can relate to.

Trish Suhr, a native of Kentucky now living in Los Angeles, who has been seen on Good Morning America, The Ricki Lake Show, The Marie Osmond Show, Good Day LA, Good Day NY. As well as commentary on CMT, VH-1, E!, Style Network, and Lifetime.

Karen Mills, Karen has been a nationally touring comedian for 22 years. She’s worked clubs, colleges and theaters across the country and can be heard daily on Sirius / XM Blue Collar Radio, Laugh USA, iHeart Radio and Pandora. Additionally, her stand up has been seen on FOX, ABC & GACtv.

Leanne Morgan, Leanne’s funny but honest point of view has earned her spots on the Dr. Phil show as part of his “advice panel.” She’s also worked with Paula Dean both “Live” in theaters as well as numerous appearances on her cooking shows. Leanne was chosen by The View as one of their most hilarious housewife’s and she was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America. Leanne is heard regularly on Sirius / XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat.”

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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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.