People are talking about Jesse Case in Portland

In other NashvilleStandUp alumni doing really well at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival news, Jesse Case was written up by Punchline Magazine as well:

“Jan Davidson, and Jesse Case increased their following with their short time in Portland as people continued to talk about their performances long after their shows were over.”

Jesse, are your ears burning? Then you should get that looked at..

Read the rest of the Punchline Magazine wrap-up at: LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

12/20/2010 N’Sup Showcase TONIGHT

The Showcase @ Zanies Comedy Showplace – a showcase of the funniest comedians based in the Nashville area, plus guest sets from traveling comics, and Chad Riden’s IRON COMIC comedy competition with jokes written on the spot based on audience suggestions. Follow and reply to @IronComic to play along at home.

The show is hosted and produced by’s Chad Riden. The December 20th show lineup includes: Indiana’s Brent Smalley; former Nashvillian, now Knoxville-based Riley Fox; Nashville to Chicago transplant Ben Bergman; Nashville’s gift to Seattle Billy Wayne Davis; PLUS Nashville’s Brian E. Kiley, Mike James, James Austin Johnson, Johnny Q. Amish, Renard Hirsch, Gary Fletcher, “Happy Birthday Gary“‘s Sean Parrott PLUS a musical sketch from “Glasses 2 Glasses”, and Los Angeles’ favorite former Nashvillian Jesse Case will be headlining the event.

I can’t find any clips of Jesse Case online, but here’s a clip of Billy Wayne Davis from RooftopComedy:

The Showcase featuring Iron Comic
Mon., Dec. 20, 2010
doors open: 6:30pm
showtime: 7:30 pm

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:
Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 – 7:30 pm

More info about the N’Sup Showcase @ Zanies is available at:

Jesse Case: New Faces class of 2010 at Just For Laughs Montreal

Jesse Case

The New Faces class of 2010 at Just For Laughs Montreal has been announced and Nashville native Jesse Case is on that list. Congratulations!

Jesse got his start at Nashville open mics before traveling across the country, doing shows and surveying local comedy scenes. He lived in Seattle for a few years, where he used the abundant stage time to his advantage. He since won both the Seattle Laughs Comedy Competition and the 2008 Rocky Mountain Laugh Off, was nominated for ‘Best “Short Format” Comic’ in the CLOG! Awards, was selected to perform at the Great American Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and the Bridgetown Comedy Festivals..  appeared on Season 6 of Last Comic Standing and is now living in Los Angeles.

Catch up with Mr. Case on Twitter or listen to his podcast “The Last Resort with Jesse Case” over on

El Comedy Show! (1/4 @ The End)

EL COMEDY SHOW is a comedic spectacle, taking place in Nashville on January 4 at 9pm at The End (2219 Elliston Place). Opening the show is the amazing band, The Mattoid. After that, comedy will befall you, with veracity. Tickets are just $5. That is a value for the ages, my friends. Prepare yourselves, for EL COMEDY SHOW is upon you.

Corey Reppond is going to host the crap out of this show. Other comedians on the bill are “Donnie Action” and Joe Southards. This month’s headliner is Jesse Case. Jesse was featured on Last Comic Standing. He won the Seattle Laughs Comedy Competition and the Rocky Mountain Laugh Off. He has also performed at Bumbershoot and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets for $5.

For more info, visit and

Great American Comedy Festival features friends of NashvilleStandUp

There are several friends of NashvilleStandUp mentioned in today’s announcement of the list of the 24 stand-up comedians who will be competing for the top prize at the Great American Comedy Festival this June in Johnny Carson’s hometown of Norfolk, NE.

“These are some of the brightest, most intelligent and creative minds in the industry,” said Eddie Brill, the executive producer of the festival and the talent coordinator for the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Brill and Lora Young, executive director of the festival, auditioned comedians in 10 cities across the United States — including New York City, Dallas, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago — to select the top 24 who wanted the chance to compete in Norfolk.

“As a result of the incredible success of last year’s festival, the good word has spread rapidly throughout the comedy community,” Brill said. “The high quality of comedians who auditioned for the Great American Comedy Festival made it so difficult to narrow the list down to just 24.”

The list includes: Keith Alberstadt (Nashville native, now living in New York City), Jesse Case (Nashville native, now living in Seattle), Pat Dixon (currently living in New York City.. he is not from Nashville, but was almost murdered by a crazy chick from here, so we claim him as our own), and Tim Harmston (from Minneapolis, who is a very good friend of our own Mary Mack).

The 24 comedians will be split up so that six perform at each of the four preliminary rounds of competition at the festival on Wednesday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 18, at the same times.

Congratulations to everybody selected!