Louis Katz April 16th at The Well!

Featuring Matt Chadourne, Sam Donnelly, Matt Ward and Jeff Blank Get Tix>>

Comedy Cruise with Jarrod Harris!

April Knoxville Comedy Cruise Get Tix>>

Dave Ross at Scruffy City Hall!

Wed May 30th Cover $3 at the Door, As seen on Tosh.0

The Roast of Hulk Hogan

Saturday May 24th at The Pilot Light Get Tix>>

Jarrod Harris

April Knoxville Comedy Cruise Get Tix>>

Monday, April 14, 2014

Louis Katz at The Well this Wednesday April 16th!

It's time for another badass comedy show y'all, yuins, yuns, YOU people.  This time around we have Louis Katz.  Louis is a NYC that got his start in the San Francisco Bay area.  Louis has performed at the Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, the Amsterdam “Toomler International” Comedy Festival and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. He has appeared on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Jamie Foxx’s “America’s Funniest Comics,” and HBO’s “Down & Dirty w/Jim Norton.” His half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special airs in early 2011, coinciding with the release of his debut comedy album, “If These Balls Could Talk,” on Comedy Central Records.

Performing with Katz will be a mega-line-up of super-funny locals including Jeff Blank, Matt Ward, Matt Chadourne and Sam Donnelly. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Jake James is Knox Comedy Live's Comedian of the Month for April!

It would be hard to find a person in the Knoxville comedy scene that is more passionate about his love of comedy than Jake James.  He has been performing around the city for the better part of three years including contests at Side Splitters Comedy Club and the Comedy Booze Cruise.

Jake is a class act that shows enthusiastic appreciation for every opportunity that he is given. Jakes performance as Donkey Kong in the Roast of Mario (his first Roast role) arguably stole the show.

Please give a big hug and buy a shot for Jake James the next time you see him.  Likely he will just end up giving that love right back.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ben Kronberg (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel) Tonight at The Well

Tonight Ben Kronberg performs at The Well located at 4620 Kingston Pike in the Bearden neighborhood of West Knoxville at 8pm.  The doors open at 7pm and the venue serves food some come to eat and stay for the comedy.  Ben will be joined by local comics Jeff Blank, Jay Kendrick and Shane Rhyne.

Ben is on a tour of the Southeast following a performance at the annual SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.   Last night he performed in Chattanooga and tomorrow night he is off to Asheville.  The significance of this tour is that every date on the tour was booked through a network for comedian run rooms.  This DIY network is the one bringing Louis Katz to town in April and one that has previously routed names through the SE like Shane Mauss, Baron Vaughn, Kyle Kinane, Myq Kaplan, Dan St. Germain, Tim Northern and more.

Ben is a somewhat dry punster with a knack for music.  His shows have been very well received on each stop of this tour and he is excited to be coming to Knoxville today.  He will be making an appearance on Live at Five at Four on WBIR NBC Knoxville between 4pm and 4:30pm today.  Follow @knoxvillecomedy for more info on the exact times to tune in.  Tickets are still on sale for just $5 plus service fee, get yours now or get them for $8 at the door.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

NYC's Pink Collar Comedy Tour hits Knoxville Friday!

Friday night we are super pumped for the PINK COLLAR COMEDY CRUISE aboard the Star of Knoxville Riverboat docked just past Calhoun's on the River in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The cruise leaves the dock at 10:30pm and returns at 12am.  You can get tickets until 8pm tonight online for just $10.
Pink Collar Comedy Tour
The Pink Collar Comedy Tour premiered in South Carolina in 2012, and their first appearance at the
Altamont in Asheville, NC that year was the group’s first ever sold-out show. The Pink Collar Tour has since played to packed houses in more than 35 cities, including Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, New York, Raleigh, Toronto, and many more. The Boston Globe said it best: The Pink Collar Comedy Tour is "smart comedy by female comics." For a complete list of tour
stops and lots more, visit www.pinkcollarcomedytour.com.

Erin Judge began her stand-up career at the world-famous Comedy Studio in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, and now she lives in New York and performs all over the world. Erin’s first stand-
up CD, “So Many Choices,” was released by Rooftop Comedy Productions in 2012. She has
appeared on Comedy Central and at numerous festivals, including the Women in Comedy Festival
and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Abbi Crutchfield is a comedian, writer, and actor originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She has
appeared on CollegeHumor, MTV, VH1 and in several television commercials and national print
advertising campaigns. Abbi has more than 20,000 followers on Twitter, and she appears on many
“Best of Twitter” lists, including the Best Tweets of 2012 in the Huffington Post and New York
Post. Her work is also featured on Witstream.com.

Carrie Gravenson, a native New Yorker, won the 2009 New York Underground Comedy Festival’s
Emerging Talent Stand-Up Competition, and was a runner-up in 2009’s Catch a Rising Star Stand-
Up Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the Ventura Comedy Competition and the She Devil
Comedy Contest in 2012. She currently performs all over the country and co-produces “The
Tomfoolery Hour,” a popular monthly showcase in New York City.

Kaytlin Bailey grew up in Raleigh and founded the Pink Collar Comedy Tour in 2012. She
performs regularly at the famous Vagabond Cafe in the West Village of Manhattan. Kaytlin’s
nothing-to-lose honesty and brazen comedic style earned her coveted spots at the Cape Fear
Comedy Festival and the North By Northeast Festival in Toronto.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2014 Gatlinburg Improv Festival Schedule Released

The Gatlinburg Improv Fest has once again snuck right up on us here at KnoxComedy.com.  The event is in it's third year I believe and will feature multiple performances and also some improv classes this coming weekend March 7th and 8th in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Scroll down for a list of performances and a phone number to reserve tickets.

All workshops will be held on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at:
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre 
461 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Each workshop will be 90 minutes long and cost just $15! This is HIGHLY recommended for all stand-up comics looking to improve their skill set on stage.

9:00 am
Free Improv Class! - Come and play! Custom-built class for all who attend! It’s free!
All experience levels welcome.

James Newport, Sak Theatre & Comedy Lab
James has nearly 20 years of improv performing, directing, and teaching experience. Come on! It’ll be fun!

11:00 am
Get Connected and Succeed Through Failure - With 20 years of improvisation experience Paul Simmons of Einstein Simplified will show you how to find the connections to your scene partners and also how failure = success.  There are no wrong answers. $15

Dr. Paul Simmons, Einstein Simplified
Paul has been with Einstein Simplified since day one. His enthusiasm and drive has resulted in his being labeled the "Heart and Soul" of the troupe. Computer guru by day and comedian by night he has enjoyed being able to grow his comedy skills by teaching several courses in comedy and improv over the years. Quiet and reserved until he takes the stage or you get to know him, he is always ready to entertain and make others laugh.

1:00 pm
Improvising Truthfully: Through using his combined backgrounds in improvisation and the Meisner acting technique, Ian will show you how to get to the emotional core of the relationship between you and your scene partner right away. Learn how to stop “indicating”, start living truthfully onstage, and effortlessly discover the humor in the scene. Learn to become the decisive, fearless, and vulnerable improviser you’ve always wanted to be. $15

Ian Covell, Improv School of Atlanta’s Elliot Street
Ian is a student of the Sanford Meisner acting technique and has been performing improv comedy for 18 years, co-founder of the Orlando, FL based sketch and improv comedy troupe, THEM, former artistic director for Automatic Improv, worked at Relapse, Dad's Garage, SAK Comedy Lab, The Village Theatre, and is currently the voice of and evil baby in the animated series "Goodwin Vs. Badwin”.

3:00 pm
Matt’s Super Amazing Improv Class, details to come $15
Matt Stanton, Improv School of Atlanta’s Elliot Street
Matt is a veteran improviser who was one of the original founders of Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta in the late twentieth century. Just recently you can see him in that movie, news guy 2 or whatever it was called. His class will be amazing. He was also the 3rd place winner of the 1991 Winter Park High School play festival.

Order tickets to any of the shows below by calling 865-325-9712
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Alex Koll Joins TruTV Show "Impractical Jokers"

Alex Koll performing his stand-up in New York
Back in December we were lucky enough to have Alex Koll stop by for a show on his Southeast tour at The Well.  He was awesome, hillarious and humble as shit.  

We are pumped to announce that Alex will begin working on the TruTV show 'Impractical Jokers' beginning this spring.  Check out the show schedule to find out when you can watch it!

Sunday, March 2, 2014