Nashville StandUp Sits Down #25 – James Austin Johnson – 11/23/2016

James Austin Johnson, Chad Riden, Mary Jay Berger at WXNA 11/23/2016

Chad Riden & Mary Jay Berger welcome guest James Austin Johnson and play stand-up from Jeremy Pinsly, Roy Wood Jr., Scot Eason, Shang, Brad Edwards, Gary Fletcher & Mark Anundson.

‘Nashville StandUp Sits Down’ features the very best of Nashville Comedy from 1-2pm Wednesdays on WXNA 101.5 FM in Nashville and streams online at & on the TuneIn app AND is archived at

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Dave Stone w/ James Austin Johnson @ SPiFFY SQUiRREL Comedy Show (The East Room) 8/30/2015

8/30/2015 Dave Stone w/ special guest James Austin Johnson & more at Spiffy Squirrel stand-up comedy show at The East Room.

8/30/2015 Dave Stone w/ special guest James Austin Johnson & more at Spiffy Squirrel stand-up comedy show at The East Room.

Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone has appeared on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’, Season 8 of ‘Last Comic Standing’ and provides voices for AdultSwim’s hit animated series ‘Squidbillies’ on Cartoon Network.

In 2013 Dave was selected to the prestigious ‘New Faces’ showcase at the ‘Just For Laughs Festival’ in Montreal and in 2012 was named one of the ’12 comics to watch’ by L.A. Weekly Magazine. gave Dave their ‘Silver Nail Award’ in 2010, naming him one of the top 8 up-and-coming comedians in the country. Dave just wrapped production on a feature-length comedy/nutrition documentary called “Gutbuster” which will appear on Netflix in the fall of 2015. Dave’s laid back and self-deprecating style make him a hit with a wide range of audiences, transcending age, race, class, gender, height, and weight.

His 2015 debut album Hogwash is available on iTunes and other places.

Dave on ‘Squidbillies’:

James Austin Johnson is a painter of light. You may know him from comedy. Once upon a time, James co-founded Corporate Juggernaut in Nashville. He currently co-hosts “rod stewart live” (stand up in a cool bar in LA) on Wednesdays.

SPiFFY SQUiRREL is an independent, underground professional weekly alt comedy show featuring touring comedians from all corners of the earth, plus outstanding local regulars who are worth paying attention to. Sundays at 6:30pm at The East Room for just $5 cover. Produced and hosted by Nashville’s Chad Riden.

8/30/2015 6:30pm: Dave Stone w/ special guest James Austin Johnson plus Donnie Pollard, Brad Ellis, Bret Schmidt, Jesse Turney and Chad Riden:

6:00pm doors open
6:30pm show begins
6:31pm you’re late, dummy
8:00pm show is over

The East Room
2412 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37206

TICKETS: $5 at the door or in advance online


For Booking Inquiries, contact N’Sup

Quit Your Day Job Tour @ Zanies – Dec. 2, 2012

Quit Your Day Job Tour

Quit Your Day Job Tour

We all have wanted to do it. Dealing with incompetent management and lazy co-workers every day for years can drive one to the breaking point. For these three comedians, that is exactly what happened. One by one they told their jobs to suck it so they could live a life on the road telling jokes to strangers. Now the
y have come together to hit the road to spread their stories of freedom and sleeping until noon on the Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour. It’s more than a comedy show, it’s a living, breathing example of how you don’t have to suffer the rest of your life behind a desk or on a sales floor. Quit your day job and come out to a show. But before you do, put some visine in a fresh pot of coffee in the break room.

Grady Ray- The Manchild
Grady Ray is a self described bi-racial bowl of love sauce and a former police officer in the Smoky Mountain town of Newport, Tennessee. His deep well of experiences coupled with his creative wit melts the crowd like rain drops… White chocolate rain drops. Grady Ray was raised in Cocke County, Tennessee, a part of the country known for moonshining, weed farming, chop shops, brothels and cock fighting. His influences include Richard Pryor, Mitch Hedberg and Tommy Chong. Grady has performed regularly at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Knoxville and recently toured the Midwest with the Crackers of Comedy Tour. When not on the road doing comedy you can find Grady reading comic books, watching Star Wars or playing XBox in true manchild fashion.

Matt Ward- The Stoner
Matt Ward doesn’t set out to offend, but he routinely stumbles into territory his devoted fans fearlessly go with him. He is an everyman and a nobody simultaneously. Getting his start at a hippie music festival in Ohio, Ward knows a bit about herbal inebriation. Matt has shared the stage with Doug Stanhope, Seaton Smith and Kyle Kinane. His Debut CD ‘Glamorous’ can be heard on his Pandora Comedy Channel or purchased through Itunes or Amazon. Ward is the co-host of the Sushi Douche Podcast and also has performed at the Laughing Skull and Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festivals.

J.C. Ratliff- The Drunk
Born into the ultra-conservative Southwest Virginia hills, J.C. Ratliff is wonderfully broken. A product of an Irish Protestant family that also produced a preacher and a police officer, J.C. chose the path of least appreciation in stand-up comedy. Channeling the energy and expelling the vitriol of Carlin and Hicks and the alcohol-fueled epithets of Doug Stanhope, J.C. Ratliff never loses your attention. He is the co-host of the Bone’s Lair Podcast, downloaded more than 200,000 times in 99 countries. His goals include getting free drinks when he performs and becoming the top bar comic in the world, or at least East Tennessee.

Also appearing, Nashville’s Gary Fletcher, Paulina Combow and James Austin Johnson (Hosted by Chad Riden!).

Tickets are on sale NOW at

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Corporate Juggernaut presents.. Naked Men At The Brick Factory (10/12)

Corporate Juggernaut presents.. Naked Men At The Brick Factory

A Night of Absurd Comedy

Hosted by James Austin Johnson

Featuring short plays by Spaghetti Theatre

Solo comedy by Will Copeland and Michael Hampton

Musical performances by Sean Parrott and rapper Swagnum P.I.

And art by Michael Hampton and Ellie Caudill

And more! Or not! BUT MAYBE!


Brick Factory Nashville
209 10th Ave South
Suite 126
Nashville, Tennessee

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July 11th N’Sup Showcase at Zanies

NashvilleStandUp Showcase at Zanies
The Showcase @ Zanies is a showcase of the funniest professional comedians based in the Nashville area, plus guest sets from traveling comics, and a few up-and-coming young comics from the local Nashville scene. The line-up for the July 11, 2012 show includes: Monty Mitchell, James Austin Johnson, Rob Haynes, Sean Staggs, Paulina Combow, Brad Edwards, Katrina Coleman, Sean Parrott, Chad Riden, Gary Fletcher, Dave Stone, and will be headlined by Dee Jay Dangler.

D.J. Dangler’s comedy is a high-energy blend of curiosity and commentary. He melds East-Coast cynicism with Midwestern politeness to create a unique and accessible take on the way things are or should be. D.J. tells stories that are hauntingly honest, but disarmingly sincere. Believing nothing is off limits, so long as it’s funny, D.J. pushes forward to prove his message that people everywhere, are pretty much the same, and that if you can make enough of those people laugh, you don’t have to get a real job.
The head writer for Comedy Circus, D.J. has performed at Caroline’s onBroadway, Gotham Comedy Club, and the New York Comedy Club. His debut album, “Where my sixes at?” is available on iTunes. He currently tells jokes all over America, except for Texas, and will make his European Debut this summer. His high energy style informs and entertains crowds of every demographic.


The Showcase featuring Dee Jay Dangler
Wed., July 11, 2012
doors open: 6:30pm
showtime: 7:30pm

Zanies Comedy Showplace
2025 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

$5. available at the door, online, or at the Zanies box office at: 615-269-0221

Facebook event:
Wed., July 11, 2012 – 7:30 pm

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