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 Zanies.com

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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 NashvilleStandUp.com 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 NashvilleStandUp.com 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

More info about the N’Sup Showcase @ Zanies is available at: http://NashvilleStandUp.com/showcase/

Corporate Juggernaut: Live Album Recording @ Bongo April 23rd

Corporate Juggernaut Live CD Recording

Corporate Juggernaut Live CD Recording

The fine folk at Corporate Juggernaut have decided to record their very own live comedy album and we want you to share this emotional event with us. We want your smiles, we want your laughs and we want your permission to burn them on to a CD for other people to enjoy. So, come on out and be a part of this historical evening and let us help you have a bad-ass time.

Also, stay tuned for all sorts of fun contests and stuff!

Performers Include:

Gary Fletcher
John Thornton Jr.
James Austin Johnson
Brad Edwards
Sean Parrott
Mark Anundson
Chad Riden
Brandon K. Norman
Sean Christian Staggs
Doug Morinec
Paul Strickland
Bryce Damuth
Dan Schlacter


@ 9PM 21+


@ BONGO AFTER HOURS THEATER; 2007 Belmont Ave. Nashville, TN 37212


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Friends and Friends at Bongo 3/29

Friends and Friends 3/29 at Bongo Java

Friends and Friends 3/29 at Bongo Java

Friends & Friends: America!

Avast, pilgrims! Here comes Plymouth Rock, and the St. Louis Arch and McDonalds and the mall and Abraham Lincoln! Wait–it’s just Friends & Friends, Nashville’s ONLY comedy show, in another manic-delirious evening of stand-up and unexpected comedy weirdness. Join host James Austin Johnson and a wily band of manky schnooks on a pilgrimage to find the Fountain of Youth and give everybody who was already here smallpox. Who knows, we may even invent a couple religions along the way (wink Mormons wink; nah man I’m just jerkin, you guys are doing great)! Featuring local talent, touring acts, probably some country music, and some visitors from astral planes that only your dying grandfather has peered upon, Corporate Juggernaut’s F&F is the whackest, mackest and–that’s right, ONLY–comedy show in Nashville. So Ameri-come on out to the show that will make you Ameri-come.

The jokes at the show are better. PROMISE.

March 29th

9 pm/$6

Bongo Java After Hours Theater, 2007 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212-4405

(Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/337806312937878/)