Beth Donahue: Stand Up 101 – Appearance

Nashville’s Beth Donahue-Weedman has been a successful comedian and former on-air radio personality for more than 20 years. You may recognize her from the CMT special “Southern Fried Chicks” where she performed alongside Etta May, Trish Suhr, and Sonya White. These days, she is a perfectly healthy, self-professing shut-in, proclaiming: “If Starbucks delivered, I’d never leave the house.

Thankfully, you can still hear from Beth online – she’s on Facebook and Twitter AND she has started writing a column for DreamRow about stand-up comedy:

I am a 22-year vet who had a great career till I ruined it with drugs and alcohol. But we’ll get to that later! You may be looking to get into stand up, or maybe you’re just here for an interesting read. Nevertheless, I’ll tell you all about what it takes to get there, and show you how easy it is to screw up.

Her first lesson? Appearance – check it out, it’s good information from someone who knows what they’re talking about.

This Week In Nashville: Mike Birbiglia, Tom Rhodes, Sugar Sammy

This week doesn’t look too bad for stand-up comedy in Nashville. We’re lucky enough to have several heavy hitters in town and one of these great shows is even a breast cancer benefit.. so there’s no guilt in going out and having a good time:

Tuesday, September 15
8am Get Up, Stand Up (91.1 WRVU-FM)
8:30pm OPEN MIC Contest (Spanky’s Sportsbar & Grill)

Wednesday, September 16
7:30pm Jeff Allen / “Best Of Nashville” (Zanies)

Thursday, September 17
7:30pm Mike Birbiglia: I’m In The Future Also (TPAC: James K Polk Theater)
7:30pm Sugar Sammy (Zanies)

Exclusives – Mike Birbiglia Interview
Joke of the Day Stand-Up Comedy Free Online Games

Friday, September 18
7:30pm Tickled Pink – Comedy For The Cure – Tom Rhodes, Beth Donahue, Brian Bates, Shawn Tidwell, Matt Holt (Belcourt Theater)
7:30pm, 9:45pm Sugar Sammy (Zanies)


Saturday, September 19
7pm, 9pm, 11:15pm Sugar Sammy (Zanies)

Sunday, September 20
7:30pm Sugar Sammy (Zanies)
8pm Laugh At Joe’s OPEN MIC (Joe’s Place)

9/18: Tickled Pink – Comedy For The Cure w/ Tom Rhodes (Belcourt Theater)

Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but the International Man of Comedy Tom Rhodes along with Beth Donahue, Brian Bates and Shawn Tidwell invite you to get “Tickled Pink” about attending an evening of laughs and entertainment while supporting a worthy cause. This “Tickled Pink” fundraising affair for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Nashville Affiliate will take place on Friday, September 18th at the historic Belcourt Theater.

In a raucous stand up career spanning 25 years and 7 continents, Tom Rhodes has been on HBO, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and filmed two half hour specials for Comedy Central. Tom was also the host of his own late night talk show in Amsterdam for Dutch television. Tom is one of those rare exotic creatures who has dedicated his life to stand-up comedy. Nashville-based comics Beth “Damn” Donahue (CMT’s “Southern Fried Chicks” Tour), Shawn Tidwell and Brian Bates will also perform.

Tickets are $25 and are available now at the Belcourt’s website. The Facebook event is here.

Belcourt Theater
2102 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212-3543