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Thawed Out and Ready for Comedy

Thawed Out and Ready for Comedy

March 2, 2015 4:35 pmComments are Disabled

After spending 12 of the last 14 days unable to leave the house thanks to the February winter storms, I’m more than ready to try out a few jokes and fun for area stages. So, here’s what this week looks like for me so far:

QED Comedy Lab - 2ED: The Return of the Reckoning


Monday, March 2 — QED Comedy Laboratory

It’s another fun night of experimental comedy tonight at the QED Comedy Laboratory (also know as the friendly confines of the Pilot Light in Knoxville’s Old City). This week’s theme is “sequels.” So, for 2ED: The Return of the Reckoning, each performer will be pitching ideas for sequels that can’t, won’t or shouldn’t happen. Although she has been invited, we have not been able to confirm if Harper Lee will attend. Nevertheless, we’ll likely raise a toast tonight in honor of her upcoming release 2 Kill 2 Mockingbirds. Matt Chadourne is our host.

The show is free to attend, although donations are always accepted. Showtime is 7:30ish. It’s a cash only bar, so stop by the ATM before you visit.

Station Comedy featuring Blayr Nias on March 4


Wednesday, March 4 — The Station Comedy Showcase

Yes, usually I’m talking about The Station because I’m the host, but this week is a bit different. I’m handing over the hosting reins for the week to my friend Tyler Sonnichsen. This week, I’m going to perform a regular set. I’ll probably still end up hyping the drink and food specials out of habit, but it will be nice to try something different. Also, it will just be good to have a chance to get things running again at The Station after two consecutive weeks of cancellation because of winter storms.

The headliner this week is Blayr Nias from Charlotte, NC. We’ll also be joined by Max Fine from Atlanta, GA, and Knoxville’s Sean Simoneau.

Tickets are $10. Wine is available from our host, Blue Slip Winery, and food is available from Forks on the Road food truck. Doors open at 6:30. Showtime is 7:30.

KnoxVegas Comedy banner


Friday, March 6 — KnoxVegas Comedy

The last time I performed at Sassy Ann’s was as an opener for the great Tim Northern. It snowed a bunch that night. I am hoping we’ll have just as many laughs this time, with far less precipitation.

This week’s show at Sassy Ann’s is a return to the show’s usual format of open mic comedy with two or three feature comics sprinkled throughout the night’s festivities. Happily, I get to be one of the feature comics this week, along with John Miller and Grady Ray. Our co-hosts are Jay Kendrick and Chase Dyer.

There’s no cover. The show starts at 9 pm. It is a 21+ and smoking venue.

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