First Friday Comedy at Saw Works

 

First Friday Tumblr (2)Every month, Saw Works Brewing Company presents First Friday Comedy, a Knoxville stand-up comedy show featuring great traveling and local comedians to entertain you.

Hosted and produced by the comics of RainShine Comedy, each show includes a spotlight on Scruffy City comedians and some of the best performers from comedy scenes across the nation.

Of course, you can also enjoy Saw Works Brewing Company beers, lovingly crafted on site. Each month’s show also includes delicious food and treats from local food vendors. Get there early, seats fill up quickly.

Each show starts at 7 pm and is over by 9 pm. Perfect for a date night or as the start to an exciting Friday evening.

This month’s headline performer is Wayne Cousins of Columbia, SC. Joining him will be Grace Holtz (Chattanooga, TN) and John Gibson (Columbia, SC). Knoxville comedians Jake James and Daniel Wade will also perform. Sean Simoneau is this month’s host.

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:

Del Rio Shuffle Comedy Show

Del Rio Shuffle Comedy Show at Brandywine Creek in Newport, Tennessee

The Del Rio Shuffle Comedy show proudly presents Wayne Cousins all the way from the hard as hell streets of Columbia, SC.

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Feb 27th
Brandywine Creek Steakhouse & Tavern

Line up featuring
Host: Grady Ray
Features: David Habel and Jake James Hasenauer
Headliner: Wayne Cousins

The Del Rio Shuffle is a live stand up comedy show! It relieves stress. It makes you forget about paying bills.It will take your mind off your mean kids….if your kids are mean and combined with the proper libations it may elevate gout ..temporally

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.