Nashville, Tenn. (December 10, 2019) – The Nashville Comedy Festival has announced its annual Music City takeover set for April 13-19 of next year.
Standup titan Bill Burr kicks off the festival on April 13 on the historic stage of The Opry House; emerging superstar Bert Kreischer “The Machine” makes his Ryman Auditorium debut with two shows on April 18; king of the rant Lewis Black headlines two shows at James K. Polk Theater on April 17 and 18; Tennessee native Nate Bargatze headlines the Ryman for the first time on April 15; everyone’s favorite high functioning hot mess Heather McMahan comes to the James K. Polk Theater on April 15; comedian, television host, actor and radio personality Rickey Smiley takes over Ryman Auditorium on April 19; comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Whitney Cummings comes to James K. Polk Theater on April 19; Tiny Meat Gang’s Cody Ko & Noel Miller bring their Global Domination tour to Andrew Jackson Hall on April 15; hit podcast The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds delivers its critically acclaimed live show to James K. Polk Theater on April 16. Zanies will stage a full lineup of laughs including “The Funniest Man in America” James Gregory, Taylor Tomlinson, The Bitch Bible, Ms. Pat and Leanne Morgan.
On April 13, the comedy world will also come together for a noble cause. No Laughing Matter: A Night of Comedy For a Cure benefiting The T.J. Martell Foundation will seek to raise funds for cancer research at The Factory in Franklin with Karen Mills, Dusty Slay, Pat McGann, Aaron Weber, Steven Bargatze and Killer Beaz, hosted by Bone Hampton.
Tickets to all shows can be purchased at nashcomedyfest.com. Many additional artists will be announced.
The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic show rooms in Nashville, including The Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall and James K. Polk Theater, and Zanies.
Schedule of events:
April 13 – No Laughing Matter: A Night of Comedy For a Cure – The Factory – 7:00 PM
April 13 – Bill Burr – The Opry House – 7:30 PM
April 13 – Bitch Bible – Zanies – 9:00 PM
April 15 – Nate Bargatze – Ryman Auditorium – 7:00 PM
April 15 – Heather McMahan – TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater – 7:00 PM
April 15 – Cody Ko & Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang – Global Domination – TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall – 8:00 PM
April 16 – Leanne Morgan – Zanies – 7:00 PM
April 16 – The Dollop – TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater – 8:00 PM
April 17 – Taylor Tomlinson – Zanies – 7:00 PM
April 17 – Lewis Black – TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater – 7:00 PM
April 18 – Taylor Tomlinson – Zanies – 7:00 PM
April 18 – Bert Kreischer – Ryman Auditorium – 7:00 PM
April 18 – Lewis Black – TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater – 7:00 PM
April 18 – Bert Kreischer – Ryman Auditorium – 9:30 PM
April 19 – James Gregory – Zanies – 5:00 PM
April 19 – Whitney Cummings – TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater – 7:00 PM
April 19 – Rickey Smiley – Ryman Auditorium – 7:00 PM
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About Outback Presents
Outback Presents is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events each year, ranging from clubs to arenas across the country and Canada, Outback Presents also produces the Nashville Comedy Festival. Outback Presents President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame. In November of 2016, Mike Smardak was honored with a distinguished NATD Award alongside Nashville’s most recognized members of the entertainment industry. In March of 2018, Smardak was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award. Promoter Andrew Farwell was voted IEBA Rookie of the Year in 2014.
For more information on Outback Presents, visit outbackpresents.com.
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