Upstairs Underground Comedy Show

Sean Finnerty tour poster

The Upstairs Underground Comedy Show is the longest running comedy open mic in East Tennessee.

This week’s show also will host the Knoxville stop of Sean Finnerty’s “Black Irish Comedy Tour.” Sean, a native of Ireland, is now living in New York City, after being a part of the great Orlando comedy scene. Joining him on this tour is Atlanta’s Fray Forde.

Come on out for an evening of open mic fun and then stick around as Sean and Fray close out the show with big laughs.

Boston McCown is the host.

Preservation Pub is 21 and Up. There is no cover before 8pm, and a $4 shot menu at the bar.

Interested in performing at a Knoxville-area open mic? Visit our Knoxville Open Mic info page for details on how to join the fun at this or another Knoxville open mic.

Previewing a Busy Summer Comedy Schedule

WBIR-TV, the NBC affiliate here in Knoxville, has generously offered Scruffy City Comedy the chance to provide viewers with a sneak preview of a few of the many great live comedy events taking place in the area in July.

Shane Rhyne was in the WBIR studio today sharing some highlights of five of the more than 70 live events scheduled.

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You can check out a video of the Scruffy City Comedy July preview over at WBIR’s website.

Of course, you can also check out our Scruffy City Comedy calendar for information on the shows Shane mentioned or any of the other showcases, open mics, improv shows, experimental shows, and other fun live comedy events we help catalog for your entertainment.

This month’s preview included these shows:

Upstairs Underground Comedy Show, every Sunday night at Preservation Pub

Upstairs Underground: Featuring Sean Finnerty from Orlando!

NOTE TO COMICS, As the event is having a special traveling comic to close out the night, spots will be limited and first come first served. Contact Boston in advance to reserve your spot.

The Upstairs Underground is the longest running stand-up comedy open-mic in East Tennessee.  It began in May of 2011 and has barely missed a week (because of private events being in the space) since. The Upstairs Underground Comedy Show is run by Boston McCown.  To get on this show you can show up at 7-7:30pm to get signed up. Spots are limited, but those who perform get a free beer and some pizza compliments of Preservation Pub!