Recap: Jan. 7, 2009 “Dive Laughing” Open Mic @ Springwater

There’s always an element of danger with comedy shows at the Springwater Supper Club. 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.
Brad Edwards hosted this month’s edition of the “Dive Laughing” open mic comedy night on Wednesday. The place was smoky as always.. there was a dog named Zeus wandering around.. and the crowd was ready to laugh. Corey Reppond has put together a video sampler of jokes from the night which is now available on YouTube and embedded below.

The “Dive Laughing” open mic happens the first Wednesday of every month, with the next show falling on February 4th at 9pm. All are welcome.
115 27th Ave N.
Nashville, Tennessee

Sunday Stand-Up Showcase Showdown And Stuff (1/11)

Sunday Stand-up Showcase Showdown And Stuff
6pm every Sunday night
“America’s Favorite Comedian Of All Time,” Chad Riden, hosts a showcase of touring, professional stand-up comedians plus random guest sets from Nashville-based comics and surprise, impromptu sets potentially available for anybody who brings fresh Funny with ’em.
The show starts at exactly 6pm and ends at 7:30pm – so if you have stuff to do Monday morning, this shouldn’t interfere at all!
Jan 11: Kevin “Renegade” Green, Sean Parrott;
Jan 18: Monty Mitchell, Damian Anaya;
Jan 25: Wynn Reichert, Brian E. Kiley;
Feb 1: Shawn Tidwell;
(more TBA)
Sunday Stand-up Showcase Showdown And Stuff
$5 ($2 with student ID)
Tickets available at the door, or in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets:
The Improv Nashville Comedy Theater
2907 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
If you’re on Facebook, here’s the event.

The Second Annual Ultimate Comedy Christmas Spectacular! (12/14)

The Second Annual Ultimate Comedy Christmas Spectacular
The Second Annual Ultimate Comedy Christmas Spectacular!
Sunday, December 14 at 8:00pm.
(immediately following this week’s Sunday Stand-Up Showcase Showdown)
“We’re going to put the “Christ” back in Christmas…but not necessarily in the way you would expect!”
Featuring hilarious comedy by Mark Anundson, Brad Edwards, Jesse Case, Damian Anaya, and hosted by Sean Parrott. You’ll see SKETCHES! SONGS! and STAND-UP! All that for ONLY 5 AMERICAN DOLLARS! Might as well spend them now, they’ll be worthless in another month!
Here’s a clip from last year’s show:

The Improv Nashville Comedy Theater
2907 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204


The MangyDog Radio Hour Whoop-Dee-Doo!

The “MangyDog Radio Hour Whoop-Dee-Doo” is a funny new podcast presented by the fine folks at that features stand-up comedy, skits, parody songs, prank calls and other wacky stuff. One recurring sketch is called “Texas Toast & His Talking Dog, Jesus” – written and conceived by Sean Parrott, the skit follows the adventures of Texas Toast taking on such opponents as nocturnal flying snakes with AIDS (and chainsaws with lasers).. armed only with a pocket knife and a talking dog. NashvilleStandUp’s Chad Riden does the voice for Texas Toast and very little else for this show, but fellow Nashville-based comedians Jesse Perry, Mark Anundson and Sean Parrott work hard on it and the show IS really funny.
Recent episodes includes stand-up comedy clips from Doug Stanhope, Bill Burr, Roy Wood, Jr., Tom Papa, Reno Collier, Greg Fitzsimmons, Pat Dixon, Mary Mack and Keith Alberstadt.. who (amazingly) even gave us permission to do so. (If you’re a comic who would like to send us a cd to play, contact us today!)
The Whoop-Dee-Doo is all over the interweb, check it out:
iTunes: The MangyDog Radio Hour Whoop-Dee-Doo