404 Bar and Grill OPEN MIC 6/7

404 Bar and Grill Open Mic Hosted by Renard Hirsch and Brad Hinderliter June 7, 2015

404 Bar and Grill Open Mic Hosted by Renard Hirsch and Brad Hinderliter June 7, 2015

404 Bar and Grill Open Mic Hosted by Renard Hirsch and Brad Hinderliter

Right now this is a one-off show but if it goes well, it may become a regular thing. Here’s what Renard has to say about it: “Really Nice Bar on Nolensville Road by the Zoo! Now Shut up! I know what you are thinking! Ain’t nothing on Nolensville Rd! Come check it out! You will be pleasantly surprised and this nice place!! Open Mic hosted by me and Brad Hinderliter!!”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015
7:30 sign up
8:00 Showtime
FREE Admission

404 Bar & Grill
404 Elysian Fields Rd
Nashville,TN 37211
www.404barandgrill.net

Renard Hirsch’s Comedy Night Showcase at Flava’s 5/27

Renard Hirsch's Comedy Night Showcase - May 27, 2015 at Flava's

Renard Hirsch's Comedy Night Showcase - May 27, 2015 at Flava's

Renard Hirsch’s Comedy Night Showcase

Nashville-based comic Renard Hirsch has this to say about his new comedy showcase: “Another new food spot that just opened up in Nashville on Dickerson Road. I had the fish sandwich there the other day and I can’t wait to go back! Come laugh with me, Flash Flood, Ron Ron, Sleazy, and Carl Burrell and Zach Boog. Full Bar and Food! FREE ADMISSION.”

2 for 1 drinks and $4.25 Fish Sandwich Specials

7:30pm showtime – Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Flava’s
2919 Dickerson Pike
Nashville,TN 37207

East Nashville Late Night Talk Show Taping 5/11: THE NIGHT SHOW with Brad Edwards (The East Room)

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TONIGHT: The East Room doors open 7:30, show starts at 8 with warm up comics: Chad Riden, Kate Spellman, DJ Buckley. Your NIGHT SHOW host? BRAD EDWARDS! and co-host Michael Hampton! with guests Renard Hirsch (comedy), Tom Schreck (music), videos from Marty Linville and David Shamban PLUS house band The Grey Grays.

The East Room
2412 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37206
615-335-3137
https://www.facebook.com/TheEastRoom
http://twitter.com/TheEastRoom

(The East Room is on Gallatin across the street from the Lincoln Diesel college, between the Subway and a Car Wash. The sign on the street says “LOVE East Nashville.” Park at the Car Wash. The entrance is on the side between the car wash and The East Room.)

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See tomorrow’s stars tonight at open mic stand-up comedy shows in Nashville

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Every comedian you’ve ever heard of – Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Daniel Tosh – ALL of them got their start at an open mic somewhere. They went to some bar or a restaurant with a microphone set up in the corner of the room and put their name on a sign-up sheet. They waited for their turn and got up on stage and for the first time ever, told original jokes that they wrote to a room full of strangers. Some of them got laughs, some jokes fell flat. They learned from the experience, made some changes and went to the next open mic to try again.

Tim Northern onstage at The Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar April 1, 2013There is no shortcut in comedy. There are no “one hit wonders” or overnight successes. It takes years to get great and all of your jokes have to be consistently funny before people really start paying attention. Even then there’s no rest. Once they’ve heard your jokes and remember them, it’s time to write more to replace the old act.

This process happens just about every night in cities all across the world. Open mic comics work on the jokes they wrote that week. Traveling, full time comics drop in and try out that new thing they thought of. Some random guy sits watching the show with a page of jokes folded up in his pocket, trying to get the nerve to sign up for the first time. Comedy fans fill the seats watching live comedy in it’s rawest, most unfiltered, most unadulterated form.

Imagine being in the room when a young David Letterman went on stage for the first time. Or being a part of the legendary Boston comedy scene when Steven Wright was completely unknown to anybody who wasn’t there, watching him develop for years. The super famous incredible “breakout” comics of 10-15 years from now are trying standup comedy for the first time ever this week and you could be there to see them.

Nashville’s local comedy scene has had regularly scheduled open mic nights for decades. The current crop of new comics are energetic, excited and pro-actively putting new shows together all around town. Sometimes they’re great, sometimes they’re not, but in general they’re a lot of fun. Here’s a list of the current recurring shows where you can show up and go up:


MONDAYS –

Bobby's Idle Hour Comedy Night OPEN MICBobby’s Idle Hour Comedy Night OPEN MIC

when: Every Monday
sign up: 6:30 pm
show: 7 pm
hosted by: various – Chad Riden & friends
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: outside
food: Chicken Pot Pies, B-B-Q Sandwiches, Pizza, more
drinks: beer

Show up and go up stand-up comedy open mic at the ONLY live music venue on Nashville’s legendary Music Row, Bobby’s Idle Hour is America’s quintessential dive bar, serving as the “official” home for several of the music industry’s die-hard veterans: hit songwriters, recording studio guns, and emerging talent.

“…the walls of this joint bleed with 30+ years of beer, cigarette smoke, and the vibrant echoes of thousands hit songs written on these very bar stools by Nashville’s top songwriters. If you want a taste of REAL MUSIC ROW HISTORY stop in Bobby’s Idle Hour and ask for Jonathan the bar keeper..”

Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern
1028 16th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
(Historic Music Row @ 16th Avenue South & Tremont)
615-726-0446

BobbysIdleHour.com
Twitter.com/BobbysIdleHour
Facebook.com/OfficialBobbysIdleHour
NashvilleStandUp.com/bobbys/

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The Laugh Cycle at The Family Wash - 2nd Monday of every monthThe Laugh Cycle: An Evening of Open Mic Comedy at the Family Wash

when: 2nd Mon. every month ON HIATUS UNTIL NEW LOCATION IS READY
sign up: 9 pm
show: 9:30 pm
hosted by: Daniel Swinney
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: no
food: yes
drinks: full bar

The Laugh Cycle is a fun monthly open mic at The Family Wash in East Nashville. Comics get four minutes each. For table seating, please see the hostess first. Bar seating is open to first come, first seated.

The Family Wash
2038 Greenwood Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
615-226-6070

Facebook.com/familywash
LaughCycle.com
NashvilleStandUp.com/laugh-cycle/

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TUESDAYS –

ultimate comedy @ the east room every tuesCorporate Juggernaut presents ULTIMATE COMEDY Open Mic at The East Room

when: Every Tuesday
sign up: 8 pm
show: 8:30 pm
hosted by: Brad Edwards
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: on the deck outside
food: Pizzas, Pizza Dogs
drinks: beer

Ultimate Comedy is a loose, fun show where host Brad Edwards is joined on stage by house band “The Grey Grays” featuring Sean Parrot on guitar/vocals and Gary Fletcher on drums/vocals, playing intro music for comics, randomly interacting with the performers and playing them off if they go too long. Each comic gets four minutes.

The East Room
2412 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, TN 37206
615-335-3137

Facebook.com/TheEastRoom
Twitter.com/TheEastRoom
CorporateJuggernaut.com
Twitter.com/CorporateJugger
NashvilleStandUp.com/ultimate-comedy-open-mic/

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Spanky's open mic comedy  every Tuesday nightSpanky’s Open Mic at Spanky’s Sportsbar & Grill

when: Every Tuesday ON HIATUS UNTIL NEW MANAGEMENT IS READY
sign up: 8 pm
show: 8:30 pm
hosted by: Joe Kelley
set time: 5 min
cover charge: none
smoking: yes
food: yes
drinks: full bar

Located behind the WalMart at the intersection of Nolensville and Harding Place, Spanky’s Sportsbar has a blue collar atmosphere. Smoking indoors is permitted. Full bar available. Comics get five minutes each. Weekly winners receive a can of delicious Fresca plus a ten minute set at next week’s show.

Spanky’s Sportsbar & Grill
330 Welch Road, Nashville, TN 37211
615-837-3450

Facebook.com/spankys.bar.1
NashvilleStandUp.com/spankys-open-mic-every-tuesday-night/

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Zanies' Homegrown ComedyZanies’ Home Grown Comedy

when: 1st Tues. every month
sign up: 6:00 pm
show: 7:30 pm
hosted by: various
set time: 3 min
cover charge: $4
smoking: no
food: yes
drinks: full bar

Zanies’ monthly open mic has 6 show-up-and-go-up 3-minute spots available to people who sign up at 6pm and longer, pre-booked spots for the more experienced comics who are already on Zanies’ radar. If you’re new, go to other open mics around town first and then come here once you’ve perfected a good solid 3. Otherwise you’re gonna be the worst one in the lineup and everybody will think you’re an idiot.

Zanies Comedy Showplace
2025 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
615-269-0221

Nashville.Zanies.com
twitter.com/zaniesnashville
facebook.com/zanies
zaniesnashville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=362472

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WEDNESDAYS –

Barnes & Noble Open Mic Night

when: 1st Wed. every month
sign up: before the show or email paulina.combow@yahoo.com
show: 7:00 pm
hosted by: Paulina Combow
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: no
food: Starbucks things
drinks: Starbucks things

OPEN MIC NIGHT in the Starbucks area of the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University welcomes all types of comedy: stand-up, sketch, improv. Everybody gets 4 minutes. It’s an all ages show, so performers are asked to keep material PG-13.

Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University
2501 W End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

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Dive Laughing open mic at Springwater - 1st & 3rd Wed every monthDIVE LAUGHING open mic at Springwater Supper Club

when: 1st & 3rd Wed. every month
sign up: 9 pm
show: 9:30 pm
hosted by: Sean Parrott
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: yes
food: no
drinks: beer

There’s always an element of danger with comedy shows at Springwater. Several things can be rough: the crowds, the language, and finding a seat in the packed house. You never know what’s going to happen, but you can bet it’ll be funny and exciting. Previously just once a month, this is now twice a month (since January 2015).

Springwater Supper Club & Lounge
115 27th Ave N.
Nashville, TN 37203
615-320-0345

SpringwaterSupperClub.com
Twitter.com/SpringwaterNash
NashvilleStandUp.com/divelaughing/

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KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden & friendsKAMiKAZE KiTTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden and friends at Dino’s Bar

when: 2nd Wed. every month
sign up: 8 pm
show: 8:30 pm
hosted by: Chad Riden
set time: varies from 3-15 minutes
cover charge: none
smoking: yes
food: yes
drinks: beer

A stand-up comedy showcase featuring various comedians traveling around the country and local favorites. Comics are booked in advance but there are always several shorter “bucket” spots available for anybody in the audience. The show is always loose, weird and pretty hilarious. Bucket spots are five minutes each. Running since January 2013.

Dino’s Bar
411 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
615-226-3566

Twitter.com/dinosbaren
Facebook.com/pages/Dinos-Bar/232420103441283
NashvilleStandUp.com/kamikazekitten/

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THURSDAYS –

Hopefully Funny open mic, every Thursday

The HOPEFULLY FUNNY OPEN MIC house show

when: Every Thursday
sign up: 6:30 pm
show: 7 pm
hosted by: Josh Inocalla
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: no
food: no
drinks: BYOB

Cult Fiction Underground was/will be the home of this show, but the new location is NOT READY! In the meantime, Hopefully Funny is doing a series of house shows. Pay attention to @NSUP and @TryBeingGood on Twitter every week for the location.

Comics can sign up for 4-5 minute spots or opt for randomly sequenced “hell spots,” (just like SET LIST SHOW or IRON COMIC) where comics riff on random audience suggestions for 3 minutes.

Cult Fiction Underground
1048 E Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207
615-562-4710
www.CultFictionUnderground.com
Facebook.com/CultFictionUnderground
Twitter.com/TryBeingGood
NashvilleStandUp.com/hopefully-funny/

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Open Mic @ The Cave

when: 3rd Thurs. every month
sign up: 6:45pm
show: 7:15pm
hosted by: Renard Hirsch & Ron Ron Moseley
set time: 5 min
cover charge: FREE
smoking: no
food: grill
drinks: full bar

The Cave
811 Gleaves St., Nashville, TN 37203
615-567-5483
http://www.twitter.com/cavenashville
http://www.facebook.com/thecavenashville
http://www.instagram.com/thecavenashville

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FRIDAYS –

Mostly clean comedy open mic (PG-13) every Friday night from 7:30-9 (sign-ups at 7) at Charlie Bob's 1330 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207Misfits Mostly Clean Comedy Open Mic

when: Every Tuesday
sign up: 7 pm
show: 7:30 pm
hosted by: Linda Fogwell & Erika Chambers
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: on the deck outside
food: yes
drinks: full bar

Misfits Mostly clean comedy open mic (MOSTLY clean, not squeaky clean. PG-13. Think more “Wedding Singer” than “Wedding Crashers”) every Friday night at 7:30. Charlie Bob’s Restaurant been owned and operated by the Douglas family since 1972. The restaurant has been in operation for over 60 years in the Northeast Village. Misfits open mic began on 1/20/2015 & switched to Fridays on 2/6/2015.

Charlie Bob’s Restaurant
1330 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
615-262-2244

facebook.com/misfitsmostlycleancomedy
www.charliebobs.com

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Go check out some of these shows. Pick out your favorite up and coming local comics. Tell them what you thought about their sets. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter and share their videos with your friends. Buy them a beer! Every famous comedian you’ve seen on tv started off the exact same way and they probably remember the first time they had a fan. Support your local comedy scene and you’re supporting tomorrow’s comedy superstars when they need your support the most.

N’Sup Showcase at Zanies (2/17/2013)

NashvilleStandUp 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 2/17 lineup includes:
Chad Riden
Paulina Combow
Mark Anundson
Ron Ron Moseley
Sammy Obeid
Ron Placone
Carlie and Doni
Jamie Lee
TC Cope
Monty Mitchell
Lauren Ashley Bishop
Renard Hirsch (headliner)
(Facebook event)

The NashvilleStandUp.com Showcase
Sun., Feb. 17
doors open: 6:30pm
showtime: 7:30pm

Zanies Comedy Showplace
2025 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
615-269-0221

tickets:
$10. available at the door, online, or at the Zanies box office at: 615-269-0221

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