Brian Bates worked for nearly 20 years in corporate America before he launched a career in standup comedy. His experience in the working world gives him a unique perspective on stage that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds. Since launching his comedy career, he’s toured comedy clubs and theaters across America with national headliners like Henry Cho and Nate Bargatze. His experience as a comedian and his professional approach to the job guarantees everyone has a good time and walks away from the event happy. Brian can be heard daily on Laugh USA on Sirius satellite radio.
Born to laugh, Dan Whitehurst has been searching for the funny in some of the most unusual and challenging situations. Bitten by the performing bug in 1998, Dan spent his free hours writing jokes and performing at various venues, and by 2001 was a regular at the legendary Zanies night club in Nashville. The first six years of his comedy career were accomplished while moonlighting as an Armed Robbery Detective for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Apt at flying under the radar, most of his co-workers never knew about his “silly little skit.” In February 2001 Dan won the title “Worlds Funniest Cop” from the American Society For Law Enforcement Training, and in 2002 was named Metro’s Investigator of the year.
In May of 2005, a 19 year police career ended leaving nothing but the memories, and funny stories. Over the years the act has evolved from set-up/punch to relatable, true (mostly) stories. Thanks Statute of Limitations!
As a hand picked opener for Janet, “The Tennessee Tramp” Williams early in his career, Dan was fortunate to travel and work with a seasoned professional who always kept him in stitches, and led to headlining opportunities of his own. He also toured briefly with mega-star Ralphie May, and opened for such acts as Tim Wilson, Killer Beaz, Josh Blue, Jay Mohr and the Emo Phillips, as well as appearing on the Bob And Tom Show.
Recently Dan has been working as an extra on the hit series “Nashville” and is open to any acting roles in which he can play a middle aged southerner with a thick accent.
He is recording his first album at his home club, Zanies in Nashville. You should go.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
doors open at 6:30
Nashville-based comedian & musician Sean Parrott is so incredibly funny and talented and wonderful, it’s just ridiculous. His new album “THE DTH OVE LOF” is a perfect example of that. Also, the video for “Summertime (Featuring Swagnum P.I.)” is (without question) the greatest thing on the internet. Stop everything and watch the video right now:
“THE DTH OVE LOF” is a fun and funny indie pop concept album about love, loss, and a battle to save the Earth! The album is available now on BandCamp, Spotify, iTunes and all of the other places, too. Buy it now OR, register to win a FREE copy of it right here! (Well, at the bottom of this post, actually.)
“THE DTH OVE LOF” cover art (by Nashville-based comedian / artist Bryce Damuth) shares the same color scheme as The Dead Dead album and the same sword. Sean says he conceived the new album, “..as part of a continuing story. Infinite Superdoom is about two dudes kinda wandering and battling and THE DTH OVE LOF happens after (or before) that (they have a time machine.) I’m not really sure what happened in between…or what the next album will be about (maybe more time travel stuff?).”
Watching the video for “Summertime” feels like traveling back in time to the glory days of super fun music videos. Sean says Director David Shamban “was really into the doll idea and said it was going to be awesome so I let him go buckwild. And, based on the reactions, it seems to have turned out well.”
Shamban says, “Sean’s song pretty much takes the objectification of women to a new level and what better way to express that than with actual objects. It was a tough task envisioning a video for Sean’s heartfelt ballad of breast awareness. I didn’t want to be heavy handed with the message. I came up with the concept to show characters behaving very badly in a spring break type scenario through the medium of Barbie scale dolls. I think that was good choice considering Barbie dolls anatomy are totally fucked. My motto for the video was ‘Make sure your attention deficited inner 14 year old is happy with this.’ I wanted to make a video that a modern feminist could watch and say “Hey, that’s pretty disgusting, good job!” Seeing as my girlfriend doesn’t hate me after making this video, I must have done something right.”
Within one week of being posted on Sean Parrott’s YouTube channel, the video had over 5000 views. “I’m trying to figure out which song to make a video of next,” Sean says. “But most of the others aren’t as specifically jokey. The problem is trying to scrape money together to pay someone to make another video that looks good.”
JARED LOGAN: MY Brave Battle (Live Album Recording)
We are SO excited to announce that the lovely and always hilarious Jared Logan will return to Nashville this spring to record his debut album for A Special Thing Records RIGHT HERE at The High Watt!
There are an extremely limited number of tickets available for this show, so advance tickets are HIGHLY recommended. You can purchase tix online now for just $10 -OR- you can use promo code “JLO” to get discounted bro-rate tix for just $5. Each ticket to the show comes with a FREE PIÑATA*! How cool is that?
In 2012, local human Sean Parrott embarked upon a perilous journey into sound, writing and recording a song every single week (That makes 52 total.) This show will feature some of your most-favoritest songs of the year (We are Breakin’ the Rules with Our Love, Moonbase, Let’s get some Motherfuckin’s Snackin’ Done) and a bunch of other jammy jams for your listening and watchening pleasure.
Tickets are $5 online (plus applicable service fees) or at the door the day of the show. For that money, not only do you get a show with fun and funny songs but you also get a Free Download of “Songs about Sad Stuff and Snacks” and a PHYSICAL CD COPY of The Dead Dead’s “Infinite Superdoom.”
So tell your friends and get ready for the funnest fun you’ve ever funned!
Sean Parrott: Songs about Sad Stuff and Snacks! Album Release Extravaganza
February 1, 2013 at 8pm $5 online, $10 at the door
The Building / Billups
1008C Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(next to Drifter’s BBQ, in the alley behind 3 Crow)