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Comedian, Host/Emcee, Storyteller, Producer

Shane Rhyne is a reluctant optimist, a "the glass is half-shattered" kind of guy. He has worked previously as a husband, a marketing professional, and a television and radio personality. But that’s all gone, so now he turns personal traumas into jokes for strangers. He uses playful, clean, intelligent comedy as he exposes the bright side of his dark thoughts. He hosts and produces comedy shows in Knoxville. He has been blocked on Twitter by his Congressman, and takes this as a sign his comedy career is going well. He is also a co-founder and co-producer of RainShine Comedy, a cooperative of comedians producing live comedy events in East Tennessee.
Festival News!

Festival News!

I am excited to announce that I have been accepted to perform in the 2017 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival this February in Chapel Hill. #NCCAF is an amazing two week festival featuring stand-up comedy, musical comedy performances, sketch, variety, and improv. One of the headliners for this year’s festival will be a comedy hero of mine: Emo Phillips!

I’ll know more about my actual performance schedule this December and will add performances to my calendar. I also hope to string together a few dates in the Carolinas on either end of the festival, so keep an eye on this space for that information as well.

November 15, 20161 commentRead More
Honored to Be Honorable Mention

Honored to Be Honorable Mention

Shane Rhyne was named a runner-up in the 2016 Knoxville Mercury readers polls of Top Knoxville comedians. This year's winner was Trae "The Liberal Redneck" Crowder.

I want to send out a great big thank you to the readers of the Knoxville Mercury who voted me in as a runner-up for Knoxville’s top comedian in the 2016 Top Knox readers’ poll. I wish I could say I voted along with you in that decision, but like most of Knoxville, I cast my ballot for my friend Trae Crowder who is having a phenomenal year hitting the national comedy scene.

But, I am humbled to be included in such very good company as Trae, comedy veteran and author Alex Stokes, and 2015’s Top Comedian Jeff Blank.

 

November 12, 2016Comments are DisabledRead More
Giddy with Anticipation

Giddy with Anticipation

Least Insane GOP Conversation

As a political geek, I am eagerly awaiting the kickoff of the convention season. Let the circuses begin!

July 18, 2016Comments are DisabledRead More
Sugar High!

Sugar High!

Sugar High June show

I’m very excited to host this show tonight in the newest RainShine Comedy monthly showcase: Sugar High!

Atlanta’s Ismael Loutfi is absolutely brilliant and I’ve been hoping to get him up to Knoxville for a show since I first started producing shows last year. Tonight, I finally get my wish. Hope to see you there!

June 23, 2016Comments are DisabledRead More
This Thing Called Life: Remembering Prince

This Thing Called Life: Remembering Prince

So, Prince died. That’s not cool at all. Not one bit.

I don’t think that it is any exaggeration at all to say he was to my generation (Gen X) what Elvis was to the Baby Boomers. His death, as sudden and shocking as Presley’s own, left me and millions of fans reeling yesterday. I posted a few remembrances over on Facebook and the local weekly paper, The Knoxville Mercury, kindly asked if one of my posts could be included on their blog collecting local writers’ thoughts and memories of Prince.

You can read the whole thing here on the Mercury site. I will add, for the sake of keeping this somewhat connected to comedy that memories number 2, 3, and 5, became the premises for jokes and stories I have been telling on stage for the past couple of years in one form or another. So, they actually had a role in making new memories of their own. But that’s life. A funny word, “life,”…

Purple Rain

April 22, 2016Comments are DisabledRead More