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Do you need entertainment for your special event? Hire a local comedian, keynote speaker, magician, ventriloquist, entertainers, and top clean comedians from Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Tennessee area. The best Knoxville Comedians for your next fundraiser, convention, sales meeting, awards banquet, conference, or outreach event has been seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, DryBar Comedy, and America’s Got Talent.

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The Best Comedians for Hire in Tennessee


Jeff Allen

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Jeff Allen's rapid-fire humor, which centers on marriage and family, is a hit with all ages. A live comedy favorite, Jeff Allen has appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central, VH1 and more. He starred in the critically acclaimed film, Apostles of Comedy, the syndicated comedy series, Bananas, his own one-hour comedy special, Happy Wife, Happy Life, and the Warner Bros. comedy film, Thou Shalt Laugh. Jeff has been featured at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival and HBO's Comedy Arts Festival. His Dry Bar Comedy videos have amassed over 200 million views on social media and other platforms, introducing him to tens of millions of new fans worldwide.

Leanne Morgan

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Leanne Morgan's style of comedy combines her southern charm and hilarious storytelling about her own life into an act that keeps them coming back for more. As a stay-at-home, mother of three with a husband, people are always accusing her of spying on them because she seems to be living the same life that they do. The fact that everyone can relate to her comedy has made her a hit even among the strangest of audiences.  She has a comedy special currently streaming on VidAngel called “So Yummy” and her videos on Dry Bar Comedy have gotten more than 50 million views and growing!

Henry Cho

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Korean American Henry Cho was raised in Knoxville and started performing stand-up comedy in 1986. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1989 to pursue his career with the intent of returning to his roots in Tennessee. 

TV credits for Henry Cho include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, NBC’s Young Comedians Special and host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos.

Henry’s one-hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running and on Netflix. Henry can also be heard daily on Sirrus, XM, Blue Collar Radio and Pandora. He’s also a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry, Zanies Comedy Club, Improv Comedy Clubs, Performing Arts Centers, and Theatres nationwide.

Marty Simpson

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Marty Simpson's stand-up comedy act is filled with actual events from his life. Everything he says is a true story based on something that either happened to him, his kids, or that he made up entirely.  His comedy has been featured on ESPN, B.E.T., Nickelodeon, Amazon, and DryBar Comedy.  He's performed on 3 different continents. He was a finalist in the 2017 Trial By Laughter and was named a festival favorite at Big Pine Comedy Festival. He won the 2012 Clean Comedy Challenge.


Rik Roberts

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Rik Roberts is a Nashville, TN-based comedian and speaker who focuses on providing 100% clean comedy and creative keynotes to groups who need a fun and engaging program.  Rik started comedy in Columbus, OH. He was a touring member of nationally recognized Midwest Comedy Tool and Die from 1991-1999. At the same time, he developed his stand-up act. By 1995 he began headlining comedy clubs across the country. After 10 years on the road, he was averaging 350+ shows a year.

His focus is on bringing clean comedy to groups, churches, and corporate clients. The transition was a simple one since his comedy had always been clean – even in the roughest of clubs.  Rik was featured in his half-hour comedy special “Put Down The Sweet Tea” on DryBar Comedy. 

Shawn Reynolds

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Shawn Reynolds is a nationally touring comedian and funny dad of six who has appeared on tour with Tim Hawkins, Michael Jr, & Anita Renfroe. He is the winner of the “Funniest Comic East of the Mississippi” contest, the host of “Family Outside The Box” and founder of Stand-Up For Adoption; a comedy benefit series that has raised thousands of dollars for families trying to adopt special needs children. His social media videos have hit over a million views and his Dry Bar Comedy special, “Got Room For One More?”, was just released worldwide.

Bean and Bailey

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This hilarious comedy duo met in 1992 at Carson-Newman where they were both freshmen living in the same dorm.  After college, they both went their separate ways and explored other career opportunities until 1999 when Bean and Bailey began the transition to comedy as a profession and were given the opportunity to take their humor to college campuses across the country.
From 4 campus shows in 1999 to over 47 states, 3 countries, and thousands of shows later, Bean and Bailey are enjoying a bright career in making people laugh and think.

Now with more than 15 years of comedy, music, and speaking performance under their belt, Bean and Bailey have been entertaining audiences at events such as Fundraisers, Church families, Youth, Women’s, Men’s, Marriage, Singles, Colleges, and Corporate events as well as Theaters, Cruise Ships and Colleges across the United States and Canada. 

Brian Bates

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Brian Bates is a Nashville-based comedian who tours the country performing at comedy clubs, theaters, corporate events, and churches. You may have seen his Dry Bar Comedy special "Uber Important" which was released in 2020 or on "Stand Up Nashville" which airs on the Circle Network. He can also be heard regularly on LaughUSA on SiriusXM radio. 

When not on the road, Brian joins fellow comedians Nate Bargatze and Aaron Weber as one of the hosts of the popular podcast "NateLand" which is heard by thousands of listeners each week.  Brian is a clean comedian so his material is appropriate for any event.


Lee Hardin

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Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Lee Hardin has been touring the country relentlessly, performing in comedy clubs, churches, corporate events, and once on a farm for prisoners. His work on the road paid off in 2019, with the release of his Drybar Comedy special, “Not Quite A Grown-Up”, which is available to watch for free on the Drybar Comedy app.

His quirky and clever approach to comedy, and his stories about Taco Bell, and being an only child with bunk beds, have led him to share the comedy stage with acts like Henry Cho, Ryan Hamilton, & Nate Bargatze. Lee has also been able to perform as a warmup act for The Mike Huckabee Show.

In 2019 Lee was a Top 10 Finalist for Jeanne Robertson’s “Comedy With Class” competition.

Larry Weaver

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100% clean stand-up comedy performance that is highly professional, culturally sensitive and hilariously funny. As heard on SiriusXM “Blue Collar Radio” and “Laugh USA”, Larry Weaver’s humor includes tales of growing up in the country, home remedies, family gatherings, marriage, traveling, trying to eat right, and more.

Jonnie W.

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Combining music, off-beat standup, and a skewed view of the world unfolding around him, Jonnie W. crafts a comedy experience that you and your family will be quoting in the car on the way home. He’s brought the funny to stages in 48 states - from comedy clubs to Fortune 500 companies, churches, and leadership conferences. Jonnie's award-winning comedy is played daily on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and has been featured in WORLD Magazine.  He lives with his lovely wife Curry in Nashville, because that's where all their stuff is.

Moody Molavi

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Born in Iran to an Iranian father and an American mother, Moody Molavi found at an early age how to read the comedic moment in any situation. His family moved to the Southern U.S. in 1981, where Moody used his funny personality to escape multitudes of adverse moments in his young life. Moody was bullied by Iranians for being an American and by Americans for being an Iranian. This actually still happens to him on a regular basis as an adult.

Paul Aldrich

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Paul Aldrich. is a comedian, songwriter, and inspirational speaker. For over 35 years Paul’s “funny music” and hilarious stand-up comedy have been featured at thousands of events across the U.S.A. and around the world.  Paul’s “funny music” and hilarious stand-up comedy have been featured at thousands of events around the world and can be heard daily on Laugh USA Radio. As a recording artist, Paul has 14 projects to his credit, including his award-winning CD MOCK ‘n’ ROLL, Bananas Comedy, and Dry Bar Comedy Specials.

Leslie Norris Townsend

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Clean stand-up comedy, music and audience participation that is as much “show” as it is “party.” Leslie has the experience to connect with your group with laughs from beginning to end through song, dance, and laughter. As seen on 30+ television appearances including Comedy Central, A&E’s An Evening at the Improv, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leslie Norris Townsend is a fun, high-energy comedienne and keynote speaker. This former Beauty Queen offers audiences of every size and personality an intriguing look at marriage, motherhood and trying to balance it all while maintaining your sanity!

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Meeting Opener

Kick-off your live event with live comedy that incorporates your meeting theme/topic.


Keep your meeting moving along with jolts of comedy and comic relief throughout the day with Knoxville Comedians.


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Knoxville Comedians perform in all types of venues including Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Thompson-Boling Arena, Bijou Theatre, The Comedy Barn, Tennessee Theatre, Cheekwood Gardens, Music City Center, Zanies Comedy Night Club, Grand Ole Opry, Franklin Theatre, Bridgestone Arena, Andrew Jackson Hall and The Comedy Catch.

More than half of the nation’s population resides within 650 miles of Knoxville including Nashville, Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City, Wichita, St. Loius, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Memphis, New York, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Buffalo, Washington DC, Birmingham, Montgomery, New Orleans, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Greenville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Norfolk and Columbus.

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