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 are formed. Take a look.
Funny Nashville Comedians
Renowned for his gut-busting 2005 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 Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his family and regularly tours the United States.
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 quirks.
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.
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?
Originally posted 2015-01-30 04:48:43.