Scruffy City Comedy Festival 2015

Arts and Entertainment

November 2, 2015

From: Scruffy City Comedy Festival

Schedule:

November 13, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Scruffy City Comedy Festival: Festival Opening Party

This is the very first show of the 2015 Scruffy City Comedy Festival!  Get your day passes to see this show for $15 or a festival pass to see ALL SHOWS ALL WEEKEND for just $40 the week of the festival.

Location: Speakeasy at Preservation Pub

Cost: $30

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Ben Kronberg

9:45 pm - 11:15 pm: Air Sex

Location: Scruffy City Hall

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm: QED Presents "Pick a Card"

"Pick a Card" is an improvised story/stand-up performance based off of cards with random words written on them. Before the show, each performer is given ten large cards and they are to write a different word on each card. The cards are then returned to the emcee who will sort them into ten stack with one card in each stack from each performer. When they get on stage, the performer then has to improvise a set based on the words on the cards, flipping to a new one periodically throughout their six minute set.

Location: Speakeasy at Preservation Pub

11:00 pm - 12:00 am: Laughs Uncorked

Oodles Uncorked is now Knoxville Uncorked.  This year during the Scruffy City Comedy Festival, the side room at Uncorked will be converted into an intimate comedy club!  This is where the final shows of the evening will happen for Friday and Saturday night of the Scruffy City Comedy Festival.  Come in, grab a late dinner and an early seat to enjoy some amazing stand-up comedy and wine!

Location: Knoxville Uncorked

November 14, 2015

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: The New Movement's Language and Philosophies Workshop

Learn to work your scenes without the aid of a suggestion from the audience. Discover how to map patterns using only the beginning of the scene. Experience a workshop where each student is guaranteed a plethora of stage time. The New Movement has been aggressively exploring an alternative approach to improv since its inception this workshop is a peek into what we think makes improv tick. Every student receives a free copy of Improv Wins. All improv experience levels welcome.

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Jackie Kashian

9:45 pm - 11:15 pm: Improv Extravaganza

This is show is going to be so amazing that we had no choice but to call it the IMPROV EXTRAVAGANZA!!  Veteran Knoxville Improv Troupe Einstein Simplified will be joined by new comers Full Disclosure for a fantastic late show on Saturday at the amazing Scruffy City Hall!

Location: Scruffy City Hall

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Upstairs Underground

The Speakeasy on the 2nd Floor of Preservation Pub is ground zero for the Knoxville comedy scene.  In January of 2011, festival founder Matt Ward began doing a monthly show featuring comedians from all over the region.  In May of that year, the show became a weekly open-mic every Sunday at 8pm in the Speakeasy.  The show became know as the Upstairs Underground Comedy Show.

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm: QED Presents "It's Debatable!"

"It's Debatable!" is a comedy debate show where comedians argue over absurd topics such as: "Tuesday v Thursday", "Pluto is a Planet v. Pluto is a Dog" or "I'm winning this debate v. I'm winning this debate". Comedians are paired up and then select a debate topic at the beginning of the show. When they get on stage each performer will, in turns, get two minutes to make their case then one minute for rebuttal. At the end the audience gets to decide who the winner of the debate is. Since every debate has two participates, every comedian gets to be in two debates with two different opponents.

Let me know if you have any questions. Also, what time do you want to have the walking tour? Is 4pm on Saturday good or would 5pm be better? Let me know.

Location: Speakeasy at Preservation Pub

11:00 pm - 11:55 pm And 11:55 pm - 1:00 am: Laughs Uncorked

Oodles Uncorked is now Knoxville Uncorked.  This year during the Scruffy City Comedy Festival, the side room at Uncorked will be converted into an intimate comedy club!  This is where the final shows of the evening will happen for Friday and Saturday night of the Scruffy City Comedy Festival.  Come in, grab a late dinner and an early seat to enjoy some amazing stand-up comedy and wine!

Location: Knoxville Uncorked

November 15, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm And 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Upstairs Underground

The Speakeasy on the 2nd Floor of Preservation Pub is ground zero for the Knoxville comedy scene.  In January of 2011, festival founder Matt Ward began doing a monthly show featuring comedians from all over the region.  In May of that year, the show became a weekly open-mic every Sunday at 8pm in the Speakeasy.  The show became know as the Upstairs Underground Comedy Show.

Location: Speakeasy at Preservation Pub

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Mia Jackson

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm: This is your Shane on Drugs With Shane Mauss

Location: Scruffy City Hall

Date: November 13 - 15, 2015

Locations:

Speakeasy at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902

Scruffy City Hall, 32 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Uncorked, 18 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902

Tickets:
Festival Passes $30
Day Passes:
Friday $15
Saturday $20
Sunday $15

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