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“The best entertainer we ever had. Very talented and the fact that we had ages from 1 to 75 in the audience and they loved him!“
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The Best Nashville Comedians
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'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!
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.
You can take the boy out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the boy… Stand-up comedian Dusty Slay grew up on Lot 8 of a mobile home neighborhood in Opelika, Alabama, and his observational comedy and eternally optimistic outlook is peppered with ironies: growing up poor, a love for both hard-core country and classic rock, a career history peppered with jobs like waiting tables and selling pesticides, and what counts as fashion-forward thinking in his world.
Dusty has become the youngest comedian to ever perform at the legendary Grand Ole Opry Stage in his adopted hometown of Nashville and has also been tapped to host CMA Festival’s Forever Country Stage in June to keep fans laughing between appearances by the biggest stars in country music.
John Crist is one of today’s fast-rising stand-up comedians, with more than one billion video views, millions of fans on social media and sold-out shows from coast to coast. In 2019, Crist made Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours list, with over 197,000 tickets sold for his “Human Being Tour.” He held the designation for four consecutive weeks, charting as high as #28.
Crist’s comedy has been featured on ESPN, Buzzfeed, Sports Illustrated, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, HLN, US Weekly, USA Today, Laughs on Fox, Barstool, The Shade Room, SiriusXM, Oprah Magazine, House of Highlights, Bleacher Report, 9Gag, RightThisMinute, The Adam Carolla Show, Old Row, Cracked, The Golf Channel, CMT’s Nashville Squares, Sports Center, Golf Digest, The Daily Wire, theCHIVE and The Bert Show. He was even once a voice actor on the popular children’s radio show Adventures in Odyssey.
Emmy® -nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce or “the country comic” as Billboard Magazine dubbed her, has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. Pierce is fresh off an incredible year after debuting her movie “Chonda Pierce: Laughing In The Dark,” to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. The limited engagement documentary-style film was so well received that it was brought back for a very special encore performance and in total was viewed by nearly 100,000 people over the course of just two nights.
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.
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 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.
Beginning as a nightclub comic, Steve Geyer found faith traveling the circuit and then recognized the opportunity to make people laugh with clean comedy. Released three comedy albums for StarSong Record Company. Video Specials for Dry Bar Comedy and Banana Comedy.
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.
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.
Derrick Michael Tennant made the most of a tragedy in his life by creating an opportunity for a career. As a promising athlete, Derrick suffered an injury that left him in a coma. After brain surgery, years of rehab, and life in a wheelchair; he ultimately got on his feet again. Despite the very limited use of his left side, Derrick loves life and "looks on the RIGHT side" of things. He communicates the importance of shifting obstacles in life, work, or business into opportunities. He worked hard to overcome physical challenges and now works just as hard to help others overcome trials through his comedy, magic, and inspirational speaking. Derrick formed BLEEPFREE Comedy where you can catch respectably clean shows in clubs across the country.
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.
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.
Kristin Weber's clean, sharp, and occasionally alternative approach to comedy has brought her all across the United States and Canada, where she has performed at conferences, churches, in popular clubs, on cruise ships, and more. She has worked with comics such as Tim Hawkins, Michael Jr., and Ken Davis, and has headlined numerous events.
Kristin has written three books for teen girls: The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Mean Girls, Manicures, and God’s Amazing Plan for Me, and Choose Kindness: 3-Minute Devotions for Teen Girls. Her most recent book, Adulting for Jesus: A Book About Purpose, Trusting God, and (Obviously) Burritos, was released in February 2021 and is available wherever books are sold.
Clayburn Cox (yep, that's his real name) is a Southern deadpan comedian with an offbeat delivery and stage presence. He has appeared on Dry Bar Comedy, Laughs, JUCE TV, and WORLD Magazine. Clayburn's brand new CD is aptly titled "Stories & Sass". He's originally from Ragland, Alabama, and currently lives in Auburn with his beautiful wife and three daughters. He's extremely good-looking and is currently writing his own bio in the third person.
Ken Davis is one of the country’s most sought-after motivational and inspirational speakers. His mixture of side-splitting comedy and his powerful insights on living fully alive have delighted and inspired audiences around the world. His syndicated radio feature "Lighten Up” is heard on more than 1200. Ken's motivation is to make people laugh until they need medical attention.
His books have received national critical acclaim, including the “Book of the Year” award and the Gold Medallion Award. The video and audiotapes of his live appearances are in constant demand. His book, Fully Alive, was made into a feature-length film that, after a theatrical release, is now available on Netflix and DVD.
Ken has been the keynote speaker for thousands of major corporate and faith-based events
Brad Stine is the most media-covered Christian comedian in the country. He had an 8-page profile written about him and his comedy in the New Yorker magazine where he was referred to as "God's Comic."
He has been featured in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Brad has been featured on NBC Nightly News, HBO, Showtime, CNN, Glenn Beck, Hannity and Colmes, NPR'S Fresh Air, ABC Nightline, MTV, and Comedy Central. He has had material published in Readers Digest and Focus on the Family magazine.
The New Yorker magazine stated that Brad's style is "style is frantic, aggressive, and caustic, with echoes of Robin Williams, Sam Kinison, and George Carlin, who is his comedy hero."
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Nashville Comedians perform in all types of venues including The Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Cheekwood Gardens, Music City Center, Zanies Comedy Night Club, Grand Ole Opry, Franklin Theatre, Bridgestone Arena, Andrew Jackson Hall and The Comedy Catch.
Do you need a local comedian? More than half of the nation’s population resides within 650 miles of Nashville including Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City, Wichita, St. Loius, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Memphis, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, 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.