New Monthly Comedy Showcase for West Knoxville – First Tuesday of Every Month, Beginning December 1, 2015
Debut Show Introduces Casual Comedy Hosts and Producers to Casual Pint-Hardin Valley Patrons on November 17, 2015
If you are reading the Knoxville News Sentinel’s weekly downtown entertainment column from Randall Brown this week, then you already know the cat is out of the bag with a fun new announcement about comedy in Knoxville.
I am thrilled to let you know my partners in comedy crime (Matt Chadourne, Sean Simoneau, and Tyler Sonnichsen) and I are joining forces once again to launch a new monthly comedy showcase for Knoxville-area comedy fans. The show will follow much of the same style and format as our monthly First Friday Comedy Show at Saw Works Brewing in downtown Knoxville.
The new show, Casual Comedy, will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning December 1, at The Casual Pint Craft Beer Market in Hardin Valley in west Knoxville. We’ll be hosting a trial run show on Tuesday, November 17, to introduce ourselves to the bar’s regulars and to set the stage for all the fun to come in December and beyond.
Here’s a description of the show for you:
Casual Comedy, a new monthly stand-up comedy showcase, debuts at The Casual Pint-Hardin Valley (10677 Hardin Valley Rd., Knoxville, TN 37932) on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 pm.
Each month the show will feature smart and inventive stand-up comedy from some of the best touring comedians in the region, as well as rising local stars in the Scruffy City Comedy scene.
The show is curated by a quartet of Knoxville’s leading comedians with an eye toward a quality night of entertainment. Perfect for date night or hanging out with friends, each show will deliver a full night of entertainment, but still not keep you out too late on a work night.
For the November show, our featured performers are the show’s producers. Shane Rhyne, our host for the night, is a regular performer on the Knoxville comedy scene. He is a producer of comedy shows in the area and was a runner-up as Knoxville’s Top Comedian in the 2015 Knoxville Mercury readers’ poll.
Tyler Sonnichsen brings more than a decade of stand-up comedy experience to Knoxville. He has performed at comedy festivals such as the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival and the North Carolina Comedy and Arts Festival. He has produced comedy shows in Washington, DC, as well as here in Knoxville.
Matt Chadourne is best-known in Knoxville as the producer and host of the weekly experimental comedy show QED Comedy Laboratory in Knoxville’s Old City. The QED Comedy Lab was a runner up in the Knoxville Mercury 2015 readers’ poll for best secret and best new entertainment in town. Matt has performed at comedy festivals in Chicago and New Orleans. He was the 2013 winner of the Rocky Top Comedy Contest for best comedian in Knoxville.
Sean Simoneau is a comedian, journalist, and one of the inventive personalities helping bring attention to the Scruffy City Comedy scene as he tours across the southeast. Locally, Sean produces a semi-regular improv/experimental comedy show called Hold the Rich for Ransom.
Sean, Tyler and Shane also co-produce the monthly First Friday Comedy Show at Saw Works Brewing in downtown Knoxville. All four comics are performing at the Scruffy City Comedy Festival in downtown Knoxville from November 13-15.
(EDIT: A food truck will not be available this evening, but you are welcome to BYOF. Don Gallo’s and Double Dogs are both next door to Casual Pint and will happily prepare a to-go order for you.) I
t’s All So Yummy will be here to nourish you and, of course, We’ll have 400+ of your favorite craft beers ready and waiting for you. There is no cover charge for this show.
Beginning in December, Casual Comedy will be presented at the Casual Pint-Hardin Valley on the first Tuesday of the month.
So, bring your friends on Tuesday, November 17, and get ready for a night of laughter as Casual Comedy comes to the Casual Pint.