Baron Vaughn, Corey Forrester, Drew Morgan and Trae Crowder
We are very excited about our 2016 Scruffy City Comedy Festival Headliners! We also have this line-up for you a full month before we did last year!
comedy club. His North Georgia roots have given him an affinity for Southern wit and storytelling. He may often wear a PBR hat, but don’t assume there is anything blue collar about him. Corey has thoughts on everything from race to religion, politics and gender. He loves women and cheese. All dairy, actually.
Comedy at the Grove is back with Knoxville’s favorite headliners- ONE NIGHT ONLY on Saturday, May 28th at 8:00 PM viral sensation Trae Crowder the “Liberal Redneck” will perform, along with Drew Whitney Morgan in from NYC, special guest Waylon Whiskey and Knoxville’s Nate Cate. DO NOT miss out on a great night of laughs! You must be 18 to enter and 21 to purchase and consume alcohol. Beverages will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission.
Trae Crowder is a Liberal Redneck originally from the small backcountry town of Celina, TN. He likes to think of his material as being southern-fried intellectual humor. So basically he says a lot of big words in a funny sounding accent and sometimes people like that.
Trae has performed all over the country and has participated in multiple comedy festivals. He was a principle cast member in a pilot produced for CMT by the Impractical Jokers, and he is currently a member of NBCUniversal’s Talent Infusion Program as both a comedian and a writer.
Drew Morgan is a stand-up comedian based in New York City who has been featured as part of the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and The Laughing Devil Comedy Festival where he was a semi-finalist. He was the Fall 2015 winner of the StandUp ShowDown at the Pit.
Hailing from rural East Tennessee, Drew is the quintessential son of a preacher man. He draws on his experiences as a small town kid who has lived in Africa, Australia, Miami, Boston, and New York City, weaving together intense stories with cutting observations on culture, religion, and identity. He has been a backpacker, a public defender, a husband, a wonderer and comedian, all in all remaining a confused southerner experiencing this thing we call existence.
Described as having the “alpha certainty of a football coach, (and) the fulminating zeal of a charismatic preacher,” his style is decidedly southern, extremely smart, and charmingly sarcastic.
Trae Croder goes Viral with Liberal Redneck Videos
Trae Crowder is killing it with his new video series The Liberal Redneck. Those who are familiar with Trae’s comedy knows that these videos don’t stray far from his act on stage.
More about Trae:
Trae Crowder is an Liberal Redneck from the small backcountry town of Celina, TN, which somehow manages to be both extraordinarily beautiful and soul-crushingly depressing at the same time. He first stepped on stage in November of 2010, and hasn’t looked back. He likes to think of his material as being southern-fried intellectual humor. So basically he says a lot of big words in a funny sounding accent and sometimes people like that.
Trae has performed all over the country and has participated in multiple comedy festivals. He is also a writer and was accepted into the 2015 NBCUniversal Late Night Writer’s Workshop, as well as having multiple scripts be finalists in national screenwriting contests. Trae is not opposted to acting either, and once filmed an upoptioned pilot for CMT (produced by the Impractical Jokers).