Wild West Comedy Festival – May 15-18 in Nashville

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Our calendar has had “TBA” for May 15-18 for a few months now.. here you go kids:

The first annual Wild West Comedy Festival, featuring some of the funniest comedians in the world and unique special events you won’t find anywhere else, will take place in the city of Nashville on May 15 to 18, 2014. The historic Ryman Auditorium, the performance arts theaters at the Tennessee Performng Arts Center, Jack White’s Third Man Records, and Zanies Nashville will host the festival performances. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions is producing the festival in partnership with Nashville’s premiere concert promoter Outback Concerts. The festival is presented by Bud Light, with Netflix as the associate sponsor.

So far the A-list lineup includes: Aziz Ansari, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne, Bill Burr, Rodney Carrington, Billy Gardell, Dick Gregory, Chris Hardwick (w/ live performance of his @Midnight show), the cast of Impractical Jokers, Marc Maron, Demetri Martin, Ralphie May, Dennis Miller, B.J. Novak, Nick Swardson, Aisha Tyler and Vince Vaughn.

VIP Packages will go on sale March 14th at 10 a.m.

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Holiday gift ideas from Nashville comedians

Just in time for your black friday dollars, here is a sampling of some of the merchandise one could buy from Nashville comics & alumni. Kill two birds with one click – support your local comics AND get all of your shopping done without leaving your home!

Chad Riden‘s “mailbox baseball” shirts:

Charles Ives
“biggest pile of oeuvre” shirts:

The Dead Dead
‘s “Mummified Cat” shirts:

The Dead Dead
‘s “Infinite Superdoom” shirts:

Keith Alberstadt
‘s “One Night Stand” cd:

Lahna Turner
‘s tshirts & cd’s:

The Mangy Dog Radio Hour Whoop-Dee-Doo podcast
‘s “best-of” cd:

Scot Nery
‘s “I heart pancakes” shirt:

Scot Nery
‘s “CatchU” how-to juggle dvd:

Ralphie May
‘s tshirts & cd’s:

Ralphie May & Lahna Turner welcome new baby boy

ralphie_mayNashville transplants Ralphie May (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Celebrity Fit Club) and Lahna Turner (VH1, Comedy Central) have welcomed their second child. On June 24th, August James May weighed in at 8lbs 7oz and measured 20 inches. Their first child, April June May, is now 21 months old. Ralphie and Lahna will be celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary this month.

Congratulate Ralphie this week at Zanies! He’ll be headlining Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are on sale now.

Variety.com names Ralphie May in list of “10 Comics To Watch”

Ralphie May
Recent Nashville-transplant Ralphie May was written up by Variety as one of their “10 Comics to Watch“. When he’s not out slaying sold out audiences on the road, you might see him around Nashville. You can definitely see him at Zanies November 26th, and December 26-28.. IF you buy tickets in advance – those shows will sell out quickly.
Variety.com’s “10 Comics To Watch: Ralphie May”