Last updated on December 11th, 2018 at 04:57 am
The fun of Nashville comedians flows from their many jokes that cover the gamut of life, talking about things like relationships, exercise and even “the talk.” Audiences find it easy to relate to the things comics poke fun at because we’ve experienced similar happenings in our lives. Often we can’t see the humor in our situations until later, but these Nashville comics make us laugh hard now with their insightful excursions into the realm of human nature. These funny comedians offer their own look at life and the heartwarmingly hilarious dealings with everyday circumstances, covering everything from punching a hole in the wall to karate chopping a lucky grandmother, from going bald to the insatiable appetite of a growing teenage boy. Drawing from their experiences, they hit the nail on the head, delivering punch lines that make us wish we’d thought of them first. Their delightful take on hilarious stories will have you rolling on the floor laughing long after the show is over.
The best humor comes with a southern slant. Nashville, Tennessee is the epicenter of the nation’s country music and gentle humor, home to 1,600,000 residents across its metropolitan area. The area contains Zanies comedy club, Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), and The Franklin Theatre where the best Nashville comedians and are formed. Take a look.
Funny Nashville Comedians
Renowned for his gut-busting comedy performance, “Happy Life, Happy Wife, Revisited,” corporate comedian Jeff Allen makes a living by making faces and poking fingers. Inspired by his Midwestern upbringing and Christian conversion experience, Allen delivers droll observational humor in the tradition of Tim Allen and Jerry Seinfeld. Jeff Allen brings a unique approach to comedy performance, using his semi-sarcastic style and quick wit to connect with audiences everywhere, touching on scenarios like kids leaving the nest, handling marriage, being a skinny kid and lots of other topics that make you feel like he’s an old friend. Besides being a comic and appearing in comedy specials on Comedy Central, Showtime and VH1, Allen has also written several books and starred in Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards. He is one of the best Nashville Performers for Hire.
Best known for his absurdist character, “The Village Idiot,” Joby Saad has performed everywhere from Mackinac Island, Michigan to Excalibur Casino, Las Vegas. Influenced by Steve Martin and Jerry Lewis, Saad excels at physical comedy and audience improvisation. His facial expressions change quicker than the weather. One critic said his show was “the smartest dumb guy comedy I’ve ever seen.” Saad customizes his clean performances to suit all lifestyles and to exploit regional quirk. A favorite among Nashville comics, Rik Roberts, has a pleasant southern twang and takes an honest look at life, making you laugh uncontrollably in the process. With his unassuming realism, he’ll pick up his guitar and start singing a song that you truly get, like “Just a Guy.” Roberts has been on Great American Country and has three CDs. You won’t want to miss this genuinely funny comedian.
Rik Roberts hales from the South, a place where the only things worse than 105-degree summers are the mosquitoes that come with them. Inspired by doppelganger Don Knots, Roberts participates in standup comedy, celebrity impersonation, keynote addresses and songwriting. In his spare time, he teaches a new generation of clean comedians at his “School of Laughs.” Roberts is often hired for his imposter speaker routine, where he arrives as an ostensible expert lecturer, only to hilariously fall apart halfway through his PowerPoint presentation.
“I’m an Asian-American with a Southern accent,” says Henry Cho, who was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. “To a lot of people, that right there is funny.” Cho has a simple motto: “Be funny and keep it clean.” His work airs weekly on XM Radio’s Channel 151, Laugh USA and other syndicated radio programs. Cho travels the country delivering keynote addresses, standup routines and acting in television sitcoms.
Paul Aldrich’s pure comedy is pure gold. Always aided by his trusty guitar, Aldrich puts audiences in stitches with his humorous covers and musical skits. His stage career spans more than 25 years and 13 musical recording projects, including his award-winning album, “Mock and Roll.” Aldrich describes himself as a “humorous songwriter” and often performs in churches, comedy clubs, and fundraising events. He is Nashville Entertainment at its best!
Poking fun at himself, Keith Alberstadt is all at once witty and charming, as he embraces his “inner dork.” With an easy style of delivering laughs, he puts the truth out there in a way that you can relate to, discussing hair loss, current news, and lots of other great topics. Alberstadt has entertained U.S. troops and also writes for SNL’s Weekend Update.
Almost anyone can relate to the wide range of everyday issues that these Nashville comics explore on stage, from family to friends to health. With their individual ways of hitting home with their audience, each of these comedians has a personal take that will keep you laughing long after the show is over.
Thankfully, Nashville comedians are not restricted to their hometown of Music City. Many regularly tour the United States, performing at corporate events, churches, fundraisers and private showings. Their acts are tailored to fit an intimate audience of 50 or stadium crowds of 500. Why not consider Nashville comedians for your event?
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