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!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Scruffy City Fest Pre-Festival Comedy Show tonight at Latitude 35

We have a whole bunch of stuff going on this week, beginning tonight at Latitude 35 with a special pre-festival comedy blow-out.  Jeff Blank gathers his best comedy buddies from L.A. for a show at Latitude 35. Knoxville favorites Dave Stone and Ryan Singer return TOGETHER with one of their favorites, Lisa Best!!!  
 Dave Stone
2014_1105_DaveStone Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone has appeared on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’, Season 8 of ‘Last Comic Standing’ and provides voices for AdultSwim’s hit animated series ‘Squidbillies’ on Cartoon Network. In 2013 Dave was selected to the prestigious ‘New Faces’ showcase at the ‘Just For Laughs Festival’ in Montreal and in 2012 was named one of the ’12 comics to watch’ by L.A. Weekly Magazine. gave Dave their ‘Silver Nail Award’ in 2010, naming him one of the top 8 up-and-coming comedians in the country. Dave’s laid back and self-deprecating style make him a hit with a wide range of audiences, transcending age, race, class, gender, height, and weight.
Ryan Singer
2014_1105_RyanSingerRyan Singer is the rarest of breeds: A comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious. LaughSpin says, “With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone as a comedian “who should be big.”
2014_1105_LisaBest  Lisa Best Lisa Best is one of the exciting fresh faces making a name for herself in the Los Angeles comedy scene. The Portland Monthly wrote that Lisa “has a flair for turning embarrassing stories into comedy gold.” Lisa can be seen in Comedy Central’s sketch, “Hot Girl Fail,” as well as starring in the film “Something Funny.” She has been a recurring guest star in SyFy’s hit docu-series “Fangasm” and also created and stars in the webseries “The Apartment” – a documentary-style comedy loosely based on her current living situation: Five comedians under one roof. Lisa performs standup comedy throughout Los Angeles, as well as in clubs, colleges and comic book conventions around the country. With her quirky perspective and captivating knack for story-telling, Lisa has been a finalist in California’s Funniest Female Competition, in Rooftop’s NCCC presented by TBS, and has been asked to perform at the 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
This is truly a show not to be missed!!! Admission is $10 cash at the door.  Scruffy City Comedy Festival Passes are not accepted for this show.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Lance Adams is the Knox Comedy Live Comedian of the Month for November 2014!

Lance Adams is the Knox Comedy Live Comedian of the Month.  Lance has been quite dedicated to comedy in 2014 especially considering he lives all the way in Morristown, Tennessee.  He drives almost two hours round trip each time he comes to Knoxville to do comedy.  While Lance has been on the seen very little time, he has already made a dramatic impact and worked his ass off to do it!

He killed it on the Roast of Hogan and brought the house down on the Star of Knoxville Riverboat opening for Denver comic Sam Tallent.  Now see him at the Finals of the Rocky Toip Comedy Contest and in the 2014 Scruffy City Comedy Festival as part of the Roast of Superman!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Less than a week until the Scruffy City Comedy Festival

Wednesday November 5th marks the beginning of our amazing week of comedy in Downtown Knoxville.  The Pre-Festival party show is hosted by Jeff Blank at Latitude 35.  Latitude just had the first four rounds of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest and proved to be a fantastic venue for live comedy.  On this pre-fest party blow-out show are Ryan Singer, Dave Stone and Lisa Best.  All three comics are living in Los Angeles.  Ryan is out of Cincinnati, Dave out of Atlanta and Lisa from Tallahassee.  All three have also been making waves in the comedy world and it is ultra rare to have them on a show together outside of LA (where those spoiled comedy fans get mega-line-ups like this all the damn time.  If you are fan of comedy and you want the best appetizer you could possibly consume to begin your Scruffy City Comedy Festival week, SEE this show.  Please note Scruffy City Comedy Festival passes are not honored at this event.  All show proceeds go to the touring comics.  Admission is $10 at the door.
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The Official Kick-Off to the Scruffy City Comedy Festival is Thursday at Scruffy City Hall with the finals of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest. Tickets (Buy Tix) for JUST that show are $8 in advance or $10 at the door OR you can get in buy purchasing an All Access Festival Pass (Buy Pass) for just $15 that includes every show all weekend long.

For a complete schedule of events including any last minute updates visit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A PACKED Wednesday of Comedy Tonight October 29th!

Comedy Fans there is something for you in three different parts of Knoxville tonight! Comedy shows are happening Downtown, on UT Campus and out West. Check it out!

Friendlytown Episode 3 (Knoxville's Finest LIVE Talk Show) Fall Festivals Edition! w/ Musical guest CRISWELL COLLECTIVE 
The Pilot Light 8:30pm
106 E. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
Featuring our special guests: William & Nick, co-founders of the Knoxville Horror Film Fest
Matt Ward, the ward (GET IT!?) of the Scruffy City Comedy Festival 
Musical guest The Criswell Collective. YEAH!!!

Comedy at Hodges Library on University of Tennessee Campus 8:30pm
1015 Volunteer Blvd, 
Knoxville, TN 37996
A showcase of local talent hosted by John Miller.

Comedy On Rocky Hill 9pm
Junction 33
7428 Northshore Dr, 
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
This is an open-mic run by Michael Dougherty.  Admission is free to this show.

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 , 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
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