Rocky Top Comedy Contest is here!

Oct. 10th, 17th, 24th and Nov 6th!

New Monday Show at Pilot Light!

Matt Chadourne's QED Comedy Series has been a big hit so far, see what all the talk is about!

Denver's Sam Tallent

Special 18 and Up Comedy Cruise Wed Oct 22nd 10:30pm

All Access Passes Now on Sale!

Just $15 gets you in to see EVERY SHOW! Get Passes>>

All-Star Pre-Festival Show

Featuring Ryan Singer, Dave Stone and Lisa Best!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Round 4 of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest Tonight Friday October 24th at Latitude 35

Preliminary Round of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest is tonight at 8pm at Latitude 35 in Downtown Knoxville.  Tickets are on sale only for $7.20 after service fee or you can get them for $8 at the door. Show begins promptly at 8pm.

The Rocky Top Comedy Contest is a stand-up comedy contest held every year in Knoxville, Tennessee. The was started in 2010 by comedian/comedy producer Matt Ward. The contest, now in it's 5th year, pits nearly 50 comedians against each other over 4 preliminary rounds. Three advance from each preliminary round to the finals.

The contest is judged by audience as well as comedian vote. The comedian vote is weighted to offset the bringer element of the contest. This allows the finals to be as truly representative of the best stand-up performers the contest has to offer.

Competing in this round will be:
Michael Dougherty- Knoxville, TN
Boston McCown- Knoxville, TN
Zac Fallon- Knoxville, TN 
Ian Aber- Atlanta, GA
Eric Steele- Hermitage, TN
Eliot Rahal- Knoxville, TN
Phillip Williamson- Knoxville, TN
John Miller- Knoxville, TN
Jonathan Craig- Huntsville, AL
Mike Pablo- Knoxville, TN
Dulce Sloan- Atlanta, GA
Jasper- Kingsport, TN

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Special 18 and up $5 Comedy Cruise tonight, Wednesday October 22nd!

A special 18 and up $5 Wednesday night comedy cruise so that that amazing Sam Talent can make a stop here on his tour. 

Joining Sam on this date will be locals Lance Adams, Mike Pablo, Jay Kendrick, Bryce Houseal and Sam Donnelly.

Sam Tallent is comedian from Denver, Colorado. The Denver Post called Sam the surreal voice of an absurd generation and the Denver Westword said that he had the best comedy moment in Denver in all of 2012 . An alt-comic road dog in the vein of Kinane and Stanhope SF scourtingcomedy.com , Tallent has performed all over at places like the SF Punchline, the Creek and the Cave NYC, the Laughing Devil, the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival and the New York Television Festival, as well as clubs and colleges across the Mid- and Southwest.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tonight Tuesday Oct 21st at Carleo's The Hellbound Comedy Tour

Doors 830  RSVP on Facebook>>
Show 930
$3 entrance fee. No exceptions
21+
Hosted by Liz Brooks 
Local support Chase Dyer and JC Ratliff 
Featuring Nico Prada

Living in South Florida for 20 years can do something to a man. In Damien Figler's case it drove him to drink, drugs, and mayhem. With material ranging from filthy stories from years as a porn store clerk to social rants on the sickeningly sad state of society one thing is constant.... This is not an act, this is his life, his experiences and his opinion. Not for the faint of heart or the weak of mind. 

"I'm not only doing this to make people laugh, I'm doing this to evoke any kind of emotion from an otherwise robotic and emasculated society of fucking drones" - Damien Figler 2013

"Damien's material is what every rock and roll lifestyle enthusaist wishes they could talk about. Anyone recruited by the Stanhope camp is gonna be funny, but Damien is just as liekable as he is inappropaiate. Damn right I booked him." - JC Ratliff

Friday, October 17, 2014

Round 3 of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest is TONIGHT Oct 17th, 2014

Jay Kendrick at Rocky Top Comedy Contest at Latitude 35
The 3rd Preliminary Round of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest is tonight at 8pm at Latitude 35 in Downtown Knoxville.  Tickets are on sale only for $7.20 after service fee or you can get them for $8 at the door.  Show begins promptly at 8pm.

The Rocky Top Comedy Contest is a stand-up comedy contest held every year in Knoxville, Tennessee. The was started in 2010 by comedian/comedy producer Matt Ward. The contest, now in it's 5th year, pits nearly 50 comdians against each other over 4 preliminary rounds. Three advance from each preliminary round to the finals.
The contest is judged by audience as well as comedian vote. The comedian vote is weighted to offset the bringer element of the contest. This allows the finals to be as truly representative of the best stand-up peformers the contest has to offer.

Competing in this round will be:
1.) Michael Shibley- Knoxville, TN
2.) Tim Benton- Huntsville, AL
3.) Nathan Baine- Atlanta, GA
4.) Gregory Stargell- Huntsville, AL
5.) Daniel Carrillo- Nashville, TN
6.) Norma Nelson- Cincinnati, OH
7.) Trae Crowder- Oak Ridge, TN
8.) Rob Sullivan- Huntsville, AL
9.) Holly Price- Pittsburgh, PA
10.) Lance Adams- Morristown, TN
11.) Kirsten Fields- Knoxville, TN

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Knoxville Metropulse Shuts Down

It indeed is a sad day for Knoxville Entertainment and Media.  Metropulse has shut down and angry Knoxvillians and more are taking to Twitter and facebook to express their displeasure. According to WBIR "Metro Pulse employees have been told not to talk to the media or they will not receive their severance."  Metropulse did support the Knoxville Comedy Community thanks to a great article by Mike Gibson you can read here>>

Since I began writing this just minutes ago, the MetroPulse twitter account has been closed after it had retweeted hundreds of tweets from disgruntled readers.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Shane Rhyne @shanerhyne is Knox Comedy Live's Comedian of the Month for October!

Knox Comedy Live's Comedian of the Month is Shane Rhyne.  Shane has been doing stand-up in Knoxville and beyond for just about a year.  In that time he became a regular at Side Splitters Comedy Club as a host.  He also had performed on the Comedy Booze Cruise and helped conceptualize the Scruffy City Comedy Festival.  Shane is an amazing part of our comedy scene and we are lucky to have him.  That is why Shane Rhyne is Knoxville's Comedian of the Month for October.

Follow him on twitter @shanerhyne

Monday, September 29, 2014

QED Comedy Lab Presents: Trust Fall, A Storytelling Show

Performers come in and tell a story they wouldn't normally tell anywhere else, counting on the audience to accept their story without judgement. These stories can be funny and/or poignant but but the focus is on truth and sincerity.
Admission is Pay what you Want
Trust Fall: A Storytelling Show
Monday September 29th 7:30pm
The Pilot Light
106 E. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, Tn 37915

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