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!

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.
RSVP HERE on Facebook>>
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 ScruffyCityComedy.com/Schedule

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 
and
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 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.


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