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”
Today’s new issue of Penthouse magazine has a photo & write-up of our very own Carla Rhodes posing with her dummy, Cecil. I’m pretty sure this is the first time anyone that has anything to do with the Nashville comedy scene has been featured in this fine publication.
NashvilleStandUp.com is giving away a pair of two tickets to see the Jackasses of Comedy Saturday, December 23rd @ 9pm at Cafe Coco in Nashville. Enter now to win: (EDIT: Registration is over)
December 20, 2006 UPDATE:
This show got the Nashville Scene’s comedy critic’s pick for the week:
THE JACKASSES OF COMEDY
Las Vegas has the Rat Pack, and Tennessee has this loose consortium of stand-up comedians, who’ve been alternating gigs in Knoxville and Nashville, with an occasional side trip to beautiful downtown Jackson. It’s a revolving lineup, with this Dec. 23 Cafe Coco laughfest featuring old reliables Jesse Perry and Chad Riden along with newer performers Rob Haynes and Spencer Ashmun (all of a decidedly precocious 15 years old). The fun begins at 9 p.m., and if you’ve made a serious dent in the holiday shopping, this might be a good spot to treat yourself to a brew and some cathartic chuckles. Call 321-2626 or visit nashvillestandup.com.
The Tennessean might* be a Nashville-riffic filthy gossip rag unworthy of anybody’s time or attention, but they’ve got a pretty good article about how insanely profitable stand-up comedy albums are for record companies. They tie it all in to Nashville very well, mentioning some of the comics signed to Nashville labels.. but do not mention NashvilleStandUp.com or any comedians actually from Nashville.. so, come to think of it, they don’t really tie it in at all (filthy gossip rag!).
Today’s Tennessean reports:
A laughing matter: The comedy career of Keith Alberstadt, a former member of Vanderbilt’s Radio Network team, continues to blossom. The Father Ryan High School and Vandy grad was a recent finalist for NBC’s Last Comic Standing competition, has had his material played on XM Satellite Radio, and is featured in the spring issue of Vanderbilt Magazine.
Alberstadt is touring the country doing standup. He told the magazine that his mother, who would rather he be closer to home and starting a family, ”keeps sending me newspaper clips about my high school friends who are getting married. So I send her nursing home brochures.”