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!

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

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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Geoff Tate (WTF w/ Marc Maron/Comedy Central) Tonight at The Pilot Light (September 25th)

Geoff Tate is a touring stand-up that has been featured on Comedy Central as well as the latest season of Last Comic Standing on NBC. Geoff has shared the stage with a countless number of great comedians including Doug Stanhope. Locals Chase Dyer, J.C. Ratliff and Ian Ferguson also join Geoff on this show. $5 cover at the door.

Geoff Tate BIO:
When college doesn’t appeal to you, you can’t find a good job, and you have a hard time passing drug tests, you’re really only left with one career option, stand-up comedy. Geoff Tate discovered this life path only a few short years ago but is already making it work for him. He toured the country as part of the Comedy Central Live Presents' Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal Live, he appeared at The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, he's been on The Bob and Tom Show several times and appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham.
Geoff Tate 7:30pm Doors 8pm Showtime 
The Pilot Light
106 E. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FriendlyTown!! Episode Two LIVE with special guests RICKY MOON, PRAT SINGH, and EX-GOLD

Knoxville's greatest and probably only live talk show is back and going to bring you enough peace, love, and goddamn laughtertainment to stock up for the fall. Jokes, music, conversation, and an all around good time.

Hosted by Tyler Sonnichsen and Jeff Blank with our special guests, local legend RICKY MOON! 
Also appearing, impresario of many, many things, PRAT SINGH!
Musical guests EX-GOLD to pleasantly melt your faces.

Wednesday, September 24 8:30pm
The Pilot Light
106 E. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
$Pay what you'd like

* FriendlyTown will be recorded live for a Podcast, coming soon.