World Series of Comedy Local Qualifier Rounds

The World Series of Comedy qualifying rounds at The Comedy Catch in ChattanoogaChattanooga’s Comedy Catch is hosting a qualifier for a spot in the national satellite for the World Series of Comedy. Local and regional comedians will compete to advance in this nationwide comedy tournament. And, you the audience have a say in the winner. 50% of each comic’s score comes from the audience, with the other half coming from the show’s professional judges. Come on out to Chattanooga’s comedy club to see the rising stars of comedy joust for your entertainment and votes.

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.

World Series of Comedy Local Qualifier Rounds

The World Series of Comedy qualifying rounds at The Comedy Catch in ChattanoogaChattanooga’s Comedy Catch is hosting a qualifier for a spot in the national satellite for the World Series of Comedy. Local and regional comedians will compete to advance in this nationwide comedy tournament. And, you the audience have a say in the winner. 50% of each comic’s score comes from the audience, with the other half coming from the show’s professional judges. Come on out to Chattanooga’s comedy club to see the rising stars of comedy joust for your entertainment and votes.

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.

World Series of Comedy Local Qualifier Rounds

The World Series of Comedy qualifying rounds at The Comedy Catch in ChattanoogaChattanooga’s Comedy Catch is hosting a qualifier for a spot in the national satellite for the World Series of Comedy. Local and regional comedians will compete to advance in this nationwide comedy tournament. And, you the audience have a say in the winner. 50% of each comic’s score comes from the audience, with the other half coming from the show’s professional judges. Come on out to Chattanooga’s comedy club to see the rising stars of comedy joust for your entertainment and votes.

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.

World Series of Comedy Local Qualifier Rounds

The World Series of Comedy qualifying rounds at The Comedy Catch in ChattanoogaChattanooga’s Comedy Catch is hosting a qualifier for a spot in the national satellite for the World Series of Comedy. Local and regional comedians will compete to advance in this nationwide comedy tournament. And, you the audience have a say in the winner. 50% of each comic’s score comes from the audience, with the other half coming from the show’s professional judges. Come on out to Chattanooga’s comedy club to see the rising stars of comedy joust for your entertainment and votes.

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 (April 8-17)

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.

Get out there and laugh this week.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: ChattanoogaGreeneville – KnoxvilleMaryville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: April 8-17, 2016.

CHATTANOOGA

Friday, April 8: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $17. 18+

The competition has been narrowed to 40 comics for the Satellite Round. Winners of the Satellite Round will win a week of booked work at The Comedy Catch and will also earn a spot in the WSOC’s second round in Las Vegas this September. A panel of comedy professionals will judge the show, but the audience also has a vote. Come on out and help launch the next star of comedy.

Saturday, April 9: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round Finals (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $17. 18+

Sunday, April 10: Girl on Girl Comedy and Revue (variety)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Girl on Girl Comedy and Revue puts the women in charge with an evening of comedy, burlesque, and more performed by some of the region’s best female and LGBT performers. Christy Eidson is your host for the evening.

Sunday, April 10: ComedyFight! (open mic/stand-up/competition)
The Honest Pint. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

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.

Tuesday, April 12: Improv Chattanooga Intermediate Showcase #1 (improv)
The Granfalloon. 8 pm. $5. PG-13

The inaugural Intermediate Improv class of Improv Chattanooga presents a showcase of the new skills they’ve developed.

Wednesday, April 13: Improv Chattanooga Beginner’s Showcase #7 (improv)
The Granfalloon. 8 pm. $5. PG-13.

A new class of beginners at Improv Chattanooga show off the skills they’ve learned in this showcase.

Wednesday, April 13: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

Each week Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby bring a group of talented comedians to the JJ’s Bohemia stage to make you laugh. Join the fun at Chattanooga’s weekly comedy open mic. Shows often feature a touring featured comedian to round out the night.

Thursday, April 14: Mark Lowry (stand-up/variety)
Chattanooga Convention Center. 6 pm. $50. All ages.

Gospel music star and comedian Mark Lowry is the featured entertainer for the Bryan Opportunity Program fundraiser dinner for Bryan College.

Thursday, April 14: Comedy Catch Open Mic (open mic)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

The Comedy Catch’s Open Mic Wednesdays moves to Thursday this week. Jerry Harvey closes out the show tonight. Luke Marter is your host for the evening.

Thursday, April 14: Open Mic Comedy at McHale’s (open mic)
McHale’s Brewhouse. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

Your host Jared Nipper brings to the stage a variety of comics from Chattanooga and beyond each week for Open Mic Comedy at McHale’s. Come on out and join the fun.

Friday, April 15: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

TBS star of Deal with It and fan favorite of NBC’s Last Comic Standing Theo Von arrives for a weekend of comedy at Chattanooga’s Comedy Catch.

Saturday, April 16: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

Sunday, April 17: Ray Stevens (stand-up/variety)
Tivoli Theatre. 7 pm. $49.50-$125. All ages.

Famed singer/songwriter Ray Stevens, known for comedy classics such as “The Streak,” “Guitarzan,” and more, performs at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre. Southern comedian Etta May provides the opening act.

Sunday, April 17: Theo Von (stand-up)
Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $12-$18. 18+.

Sunday, April 17: ComedyFight! (open mic/stand-up/competition)
The Honest Pint. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

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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GREENEVILLE

Saturday, April 9: Tim Hawkins (stand-up/music)
Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 7:30 pm. $25-$75. PG.

Comedian and musical parody artist Tim Hawkins brings his guitar and wit to the stage for an evening of comedy at Greeneville’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, April 14: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater (variety/vaudeville)
Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 7 pm. $15-$25. All ages.

Las Vegas performer Gregory Popovich brings his vaudeville-style show to Greeneville’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center for an evening of family-oriented comedy, clowning, juggling, and performances from Popovich’s talented 30 rescue pets.

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KNOXVILLE

Friday, April 8: The Improv*Ables (improv)
Time Warp Tea Room. 7:30 pm. No cover. PG.

Every month, Knoxville-based improv group The Improv*Ables entertains you with a free show at the Time Warp Tea Room in Knoxville’s Happy Holler.

Friday, April 8: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. Clarence Brown Theatre hosts the world premiere of The Open Hand, a satire commissioned by the theatre. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 8: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 8 pm. $45-$90. PG.

The smash hit comedy musical The Book of Mormon arrives in Knoxville as part of the Tennessee Theatre’s Broadway series.

Friday, April 8: 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 Kevin Shockley for an evening of open mic comedy with some special guest featured comedians.

Saturday, April 9: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. Two shows: 2 and 8 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Saturday, April 9: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Saturday, April 9: Jenn Snyder (stand-up)
Kristtopher’s. 8 pm. $5. 21+.

It’s a great night of comedy at Kristtopher’s in Bearden as Jenn Snyder, one of South Carolina’s funniest comics, takes the stage. Also performing will be Danny Whitson, and Matt Ward.

Saturday, April 9: 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, April 9: Silly Saturdays with DJ Stearl the Pearl (stand-up)
Square Room. 9 pm. $25. 21+

DJ Stearl the Pearl drops the beat on a comedy show with its own built-in after party. Lawrence Owens is your host with a headline performance from Dave Martin (HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy). Carolina’s Queen of Comedy, Sweet Baby Kita, will also perform.

Sunday, April 10: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. Two shows: 2 and 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Sunday, April 10: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 2 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Sunday, April 10: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover before 8 pm. 21+.

Join us for another edition of Knoxville’s longest-running comedy open mic. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

Monday, April 11: On the Mic w/Mike (variety)
Scruffy City Hall. 7 pm. No cover. 18+.

Mike Bartlett wants to find a way to combine his love of music and comedy. And talk shows. So, he created this attention deficit inspired late night talk show that isn’t very late at all.

Monday, April 11: QED presents Random Show Generator (experimental/stand-up/improv)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+.

What happens when you give the show host a set of Dungeons and Dragons dice, a list of random topics and QED show themes, and too much free time? Well, you get the QED Random Show Generator. This week’s host Shane Rhyne sends our performers on random quests to complete on stage for your amusement.

Tuesday, April 12: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

Tuesday, April 12: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Blue Slip Winery/Southern Station. 8:15 pm. No cover. 21+

East Tennessee’s longest running weekly improv comedy show is back for another week of fun. This week’s show will be hosted by The Blue Slip Winery in the Southern Station. Join the Einstein Simplified gang for madcap fun and barely controlled chaos.

Tuesday, April 12: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

The legendary Longbranch Saloon on the UT Strip (Cumberland Avenue) is home to a weekly comedy open mic hosted by John Miller.

Wednesday, April 13: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG

Wednesday, April 13: Full Disclosure Comedy (improv)
Open Chord. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s time for another evening of laughter and long-form improv from Knoxville’s Full Disclosure Comedy troupe. Come on out to the Open Chord in west Knoxville and enjoy the fun.

Thursday, April 14: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Thursday, April 14: Pizza Ha’s (stand-up)
Pizza Hoss. 8 pm. No cover. 18+.

It’s a night of stand-up comedy featuring a selection of Knoxville’s best comics and rising talent at the Rain/Shine Events monthly local showcase Pizza Ha’s at Pizza Hoss. Tyler Sonnichsen hosts an evening that includes performances from Ashton Binkley, Boston McCown, Larissa Radtke, Danny Whitson, and additional performers TBA.

Friday, April 15: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 15: 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, April 16: 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, April 17: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. Two shows: 2 pm & 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. These presentations are currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Sunday, April 17: 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. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

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MARYVILLE

Friday, April 8: Tomáš Kubínek (vaudeville/variety)
Clayton Center for the Arts. 7:30 pm. $15.50-$28.50. All ages.

The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer. Drawing on his love of clowns, circus, theater, and magic, his show brings a spirit of vaudeville and circus-like fun that will fill the Clayton Center for the Arts with laughter.

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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.

World Series of Comedy Local Qualifier Rounds

The World Series of Comedy qualifying rounds at The Comedy Catch in ChattanoogaChattanooga’s Comedy Catch is hosting a qualifier for a spot in the national satellite for the World Series of Comedy. Local and regional comedians will compete to advance in this nationwide comedy tournament. And, you the audience have a say in the winner. 50% of each comic’s score comes from the audience, with the other half coming from the show’s professional judges. Come on out to Chattanooga’s comedy club to see the rising stars of comedy joust for your entertainment and votes.

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.

World Series of Comedy Local Qualifier Rounds

The World Series of Comedy qualifying rounds at The Comedy Catch in ChattanoogaChattanooga’s Comedy Catch is hosting a qualifier for a spot in the national satellite for the World Series of Comedy. Local and regional comedians will compete to advance in this nationwide comedy tournament. And, you the audience have a say in the winner. 50% of each comic’s score comes from the audience, with the other half coming from the show’s professional judges. Come on out to Chattanooga’s comedy club to see the rising stars of comedy joust for your entertainment and votes.

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.

World Series of Comedy Local Qualifier Rounds

The World Series of Comedy qualifying rounds at The Comedy Catch in ChattanoogaChattanooga’s Comedy Catch is hosting a qualifier for a spot in the national satellite for the World Series of Comedy. Local and regional comedians will compete to advance in this nationwide comedy tournament. And, you the audience have a say in the winner. 50% of each comic’s score comes from the audience, with the other half coming from the show’s professional judges. Come on out to Chattanooga’s comedy club to see the rising stars of comedy joust for your entertainment and votes.

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 31-April 10)

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.

April Fools’ Day weekend is bringing an amazing amount of live comedy to East Tennessee, but it doesn’t stop there. You’ll find 60 performances listed here covering March 31 through April 10. Enjoy live comedy with nationally recognized performers like James Gregory, Lachlan Patterson, Eddie Pepitone, Derek Sheen, Junior Stopka, and Sheryl Underwood. Need some improv? We’ve got it. Looking for a variety show with comedy and music to fill your evening? That’s here, too. Ready to enjoy an evening of theater that will leave you laughing? Yep. Got that, too. Ready to go to the fringe of comedy with experimental shows built around found video or a comedic walking tour of local history? It’s here as well. From clean family fun to outrageous envelope pushing experiences, we’re quite proud of the variety of choices available to you.

From open mics to Broadway musicals, this week’s 10-day guide to live comedy events in East Tennessee is packed with fun in eight different cities and 27 different venues.

Cities featured in this week’s guide are: Bristol – ChattanoogaGreenevilleJohnson CityKingsportKnoxvilleMaryvilleSevierville

Laugh In Public: Live Comedy Events in East Tennessee: March 31-April 10, 2016.

BRISTOL

Friday, April 1: James Gregory (stand-up)
Paramount Center for the Arts. 8 pm. $22-32. PG.

One of the nation’s most successful touring comics, James Gregory, arrives in Bristol, Tennessee, just in time for April Fool’s Day.

CHATTANOOGA

Thursday, March 31: World Series of Comedy (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $5. 18+

Local and regional comics are competing for votes from you and a panel of judges on who will advance to the next round of the World Series of Comedy. Tonight is the local qualifying round finals. Who will advance to the next round: the satellite competition?

Thursday, March 31: Comedy Buffet (stand-up)
JJ’s Bohemia. 10 pm. $10. 18+

The Comedy Buffet is open. This edition of The Comedy Buffet features performances from Junior Stopka, Andy Andrist and Sean Rouse as part of their Comedy Killers tour. Also performing will be John-Michael Bond and Ian Sharp. Donnie Marsh is your host for the evening.

Friday, April 1: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Last Comic Standing‘s Lachlan Patterson headlines this weekend’s performances at The Comedy Catch. Trae Crowder is the featured performer this weekend.

Saturday, April 2: Ladie’s Night (experimental)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 6 pm. $10-250. 18+

Atlanta’s popular comedy show, Ladie’s Night, brings its hilarious mix of stand-up, sketch comedy, and film to the Chattanooga Film Festival.

Saturday, April 2: Eddie Pepitone (stand-up)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 7:15 pm. $10-250. 18+

Eddie Pepitone, the Bitter Buddha, brings his hilariously dark thoughts to the Chattanooga Film Festival. Also performing are Corey Forrester, Ryan Darling, and John-Michael Bond.

Saturday, April 2: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. $15. 18+

Saturday, April 2: Clean and Classy Comedy Tour (stand-up)
Camp House. 8:30 pm. $15-20. 18+

The Clean and Classy Comedy Tour returns to Chattanooga with a new slate of comics. Chattanooga’s own Tresha Rutledge is your host with performances from Big Sean and Gordon Quinney.

Saturday, April 2: Everything Is Terrible! (experimental)
Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema. 10:30 pm. $10-250. 18+

It’s a mind-bending night of comedy and multimedia entertainment as the Internet sensations Everything Is Terrible! bring their live show to the Chattanooga Film Festival.

Sunday, April 3: Lachlan Patterson (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Wednesday, April 6: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $17. 18+

The competition has been narrowed to 40 comics for the Satellite Round. Winners of the Satellite Round will win a week of booked work at The Comedy Catch and will also earn a spot in the WSOC’s second round in Las Vegas this September. A panel of comedy professionals will judge the show, but the audience also has a vote. Come on out and help launch the next star of comedy.

Wednesday, April 6: JJ’s Bohemia Open Mic (open mic)
JJ’s Bohemia. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

Each week Ryan Darling and Ben Dalby bring a group of talented comedians to the JJ’s Bohemia stage to make you laugh. Join the fun at Chattanooga’s weekly comedy open mic.

Thursday, April 7: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $17. 18+

Friday, April 8: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $17. 18+

Saturday, April 9: World Series of Comedy-Satellite Round Finals (stand-up)
The Comedy Catch. Two shows: 7:30 and 9:45 pm. $17. 18+

Sunday, April 10: Girl on Girl Comedy and Revue (variety)
The Comedy Catch. 7:30 pm. $10. 18+

Girl on Girl Comedy and Revue puts the women in charge with an evening of comedy, burlesque, and more performed by some of the region’s best female and LGBT performers. Christy Eidson is your host for the evening.

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GREENEVILLE

Saturday, April 9: Tim Hawkins (stand-up/music)
Niswonger Performing Arts Center. 7:30 pm. $25-$75. PG.

Comedian and musical parody artist Tim Hawkins brings his guitar and wit to the stage for an evening of comedy at Greeneville’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

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JOHNSON CITY

Thursday, March 31: Next Door Comedy Night (open mic/stand-up)
Acoustic Coffeehouse. 9 pm. $5. 18+

It’s a night of stand-up showcase comedy and open mic comedy, and it’s all for a good cause. Sam Rucker is your host. Jessica Lane is this month’s featured comedian.

Thursday, April 7: NSFW Open Mic Comedy (open mic)
Mecca Lounge. 10 pm. No cover. 18+

Every other week, Jessica Lane hosts an open mic comedy night of laughter and surprises at the Mecca Lounge in downtown Johnson City.

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KINGSPORT

Tuesday, April 5: Beer and Comedy (stand-up)
Sleepy Owl Brewery. 8:30 pm. $5. 18+

Beer and Comedy night returns to the Sleepy Owl as part of the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week celebration! This month’s show is hosted by Nathan Blevins with performances from Tara White, Jeff Blank, and Hunter Roberts.

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KNOXVILLE

Thursday, March 31: The Open Hand (theater)

Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG.

SOLD OUT. Clarence Brown Theatre hosts the world premiere of The Open Hand, a satire commissioned by the theatre. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 1: First Friday Comedy (stand-up)
Saw Works Brewing. 7 pm. No cover. 21+

It’s April Fool’s Day! This month’s show gets in the spirit of the holiday with performances from Atlanta’s Ian Aber and Hayley Ellman. Also performing will be Lance Adams and Todd Lewis. Matt Chadourne is your host.

Friday, April 1: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 1: Sheryl Underwood and Friends (stand-up)
Holiday Inn-Downtown Knoxville. 9 pm. $20-25. 18+

Sheryl Underwood, co-host of CBS’ The Talk, headlines this comedy show held in conjunction with Phi Beta Sigma-Southeast Region’s 102nd anniversary regional conference. Joining Sheryl will be comedians Mike Washington, David Raibon, and Kyle Irby.

Friday, April 1: 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.

Friday, April 1: Ooh Ooh Revue (variety)
Cocoa Moon. 10 pm. $10. 18+

It’s the debut of a new monthly variety show featuring burlesque, comedy, spoken word, and quite a few surprises. Join the troupe of Noir et Blanc Ventures every First Friday at Cocoa Moon for this neo-vaudeville variety revue.

Saturday, April 2: Blue Umbrella Walking Tour (experimental)
Market Square and Downtown. 6 pm. No cover. PG.

It’s another installment of the unpredictable Blue Umbrella Walking Tour, in which local performers share amazing fact-like stories about downtown Knoxville history as you stroll through the city. There’s a reasonable chance the stories are true, but we wouldn’t bet on it. This tour’s theme explores the musical history of Knoxville. Just in time for the Big Ears Festival. Matt Chadourne is the host.

Saturday, April 2: Stop the Violence (variety)
Overcoming Believers Church. 6 pm. No cover/donations accepted. PG.

Comedians, hip hop artists, dancers, singers, and more gather for a night to raise awareness of the Stop the Violence campaign in Knoxville. Comedians Jay Kendrick, Li’l Twin, and Daniel Wade will perform.

Saturday, April 2: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theatre Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-15. PG

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Saturday, April 2: 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, April 3: Upstairs Underground Comedy with Dan Alten and Eric Sorgel (stand-up/open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover if you arrive before 8 pm. 21+

Knoxville’s longest running weekly comedy open mic this week also includes featured performances from visiting comics Dan Alten and Eric Sorgel. Boston McCown is your host.

Monday, April 4: Dear Penthouse…presented by QED Comedy Lab (experimental)
Pilot Light. 7:30 pm. No cover. 18+

This week, the QED performers will read to you letters they’ve written everyone’s favorite smutty magazine. It should be hilarious. Or sexy. Or both. Come on out and see for yourself. Matt Chadourne is your host for the evening.

Tuesday, April 5: Casual Comedy presents Derek Sheen (stand-up)
Casual Pint-Hardin Valley. 7 pm. No cover. 18+

Derek Sheen brings his “Tiny Idiot” tour to Knoxville for this month’s Casual Comedy show. Joining Derek at this show will be Matt Ward, Sean Simoneau, JC Ratliff, and Alex Stokes. Shane Rhyne is your host for the evening.

Tuesday, April 5: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

The smash hit comedy musical The Book of Mormon arrives in Knoxville as part of the Tennessee Theatre’s Broadway series.

Tuesday, April 5: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

Clarence Brown Theatre hosts the world premiere of The Open Hand, a satire commissioned by the theatre.

Tuesday, April 5: Einstein Simplified (improv)
Scruffy City Hall. 8:15 pm. No cover. 18+

Knoxville’s long-running improv troupe Einstein Simplified is prepared to delight and amuse you every week at Scruffy City Hall.

Tuesday, April 5: Longbranch Saloon Open Mic (open mic)
Longbranch Saloon. 9 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s a night of open mic comedy, conveniently located near the UT campus at the legendary Longbranch Saloon. John Miller is your host for the evening.

Wednesday, April 6: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Wednesday, April 6: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

Thursday, April 7: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Thursday, April 7: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 8: The Improv*Ables (improv)
Time Warp Tea Room. 7:30 pm. No cover. PG.

Every month, Knoxville-based improv group The Improv*Ables entertains you with a free show at the Time Warp Tea Room in Knoxville’s Happy Holler.

Friday, April 8: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Friday, April 8: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. 8 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Friday, April 8: 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, April 9: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. Two shows: 2 and 8 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Saturday, April 9: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 7:30 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Saturday, April 9: Jenn Snyder (stand-up)
Kristtopher’s. 8 pm. $5. 21+.

It’s a great night of comedy at Kristtopher’s in Bearden as Jenn Snyder, one of South Carolina’s funniest comics, takes the stage. Also performing will be Gail Grantham, Danny Whitson, and Matt Ward.

Saturday, April 9: 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, April 10: The Book of Mormon (theater)
Tennessee Theatre. Two shows: 2 and 7:30 pm. $45-$90. PG.

Sunday, April 10: The Open Hand (theater)
Clarence Brown Theater Lab. 2 pm. $5-$15. PG.

SOLD OUT. This presentation is currently listed as sold out. Please check with the box office for additional information or alternate available dates.

Sunday, April 10: Upstairs Underground Comedy (open mic)
Preservation Pub. 8 pm. No cover before 8 pm. 21+.

Join us for another edition of Knoxville’s longest-running comedy open mic. Boston McCown is your host for the evening.

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Friday, April 8: Tomáš Kubínek (vaudeville/variety)
Clayton Center for the Arts. 7:30 pm. $15.50-$28.50. All ages.

The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer. Drawing on his love of clowns, circus, theater, and magic, his show brings a spirit of vaudeville and circus-like fun that will fill the Clayton Center for the Arts with laughter.

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Monday, April 4: Late Night Luau Comedy Show (open mic)
Boogaloos. 8 pm. No cover. 18+

It’s the return of the only comedy open mic in the Smokies. Aaron Chasteen is your host for an evening of comedy and fun at your favorite tiki bar in the mountains.

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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.

World Series of Comedy Local Qualifier Rounds

The World Series of Comedy qualifying rounds at The Comedy Catch in ChattanoogaChattanooga’s Comedy Catch is hosting a qualifier for a spot in the national satellite for the World Series of Comedy. Local and regional comedians will compete to advance in this nationwide comedy tournament. And, you the audience have a say in the winner. 50% of each comic’s score comes from the audience, with the other half coming from the show’s professional judges. Come on out to Chattanooga’s comedy club to see the rising stars of comedy joust for your entertainment and votes.

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.