I’m looking forward a busy week of comedy-related fun in Knoxville this week. As always, I’d be delighted if you’d join me at a show.
Here’s where you can find me on stage this week:
Monday, February 2 — QED presents Spellbound
Pilot Light, 7:30ish
I’m excited to have an opportunity to guest host an edition of the always adventurous QED Comedy Lab show. If you aren’t familiar with the show, you probably haven’t talked to me in person for longer than five minutes, so here’s what you need to know.
The show is easily one of the most inventive and entertaining comedy shows being produced right now in the Southeast. As a performer, it challenges our writing, improvisational and overall performance skills. Each week we perform based on a different theme. Matt Chadourne is the show’s producer and regular host.
This week’s theme is “Spellbound.” It’s a comedy spelling bee. I’ll be assigning our performers random and likely completely made up words to spell, along with various unusual tasks to help define those words for our audience.
The show is free (donations are always appreciated).
Wednesday, February 4 — The Station Comedy Showcase
Blue Slip Winery @ Southern Station — 7:30 pm
I’m privileged to produce and host this new addition to the Scruffy City Comedy scene. It’s a weekly showcase that allows us to spotlight traveling comedians visiting our area and some of our best local comedians. This week’s show is an all-star lineup of some of the best of the best of Knoxville comedy: Ian Ferguson, Alex Stokes, Jeff Blank, Matt Ward and Tyler Sonnichsen. Each of these gentlemen has been incredibly helpful to me in finding my way in the comedy field, so it is my honor to have the opportunity to put them in the spotlight.
Admission is $10. Wine is available from Blue Slip Winery and food service is available at your table courtesy of Forks on the Road food truck. Doors open at 7. The show starts at 7:30.
You can keep up to date on all the events taking place at The Station Comedy Showcase on our website at stationcomedy.com, on Twitter at @stationcomedy, and on our Facebook page at stationcomedyknox.
Saturday, February 7 — Quartjar Pre-Valentine Variety Revue
Open Chord Brewhouse and Stage — 8 pm
The guys in Quartjar have decided to its time to put on another rock and roll show with a little extra something in the recipe. I was delighted to provide comedy between sets for them last year at a rock show in the Old City and I’m happy they’ve invited me back to be a part of this bigger, more spectacular spectacular.
It’s a variety show! I’ll be your host and/or ringmaster for the evening as we’ve put together a show that includes two longtime favorite Knoxville bands — Quartjar and Jack Rentfro & the Apocalypso Quartet — as well as comedy from Gail Grantham, Jay Kendrick and Jeff Blank, magic from Pan Walker and juggling from our friend Doug McCaughan.
I’m sure other things will happen, too. I suspect it’s going to be an adventurous night. Admission is $8.
So, come on out and join us for some pre-Valentine’s Day variety fun.
Additional information about these or other upcoming shows can be found on my calendar page.