Scruffy City Comedy Festival Offers Lots of Laughs

I ended my weekend with the Scruffy City Comedy Festival. Unable to make the first two nights, I caught the final set at Scruffy City Hall on Sunday night. And it was a great way to start a week that could be short on laughs for many of us as this depressing election drama finally […]

2016 Scruffy City Comedy Festival Lineup Announced

The third annual Scruffy City Comedy Festival will take place the first weekend in November and today I have the first release of the lineup for the third annual festival. I have to thank festival organizer Matt Ward for allowing me to share the lineup first and for helping me appreciate stand-up comedy. It’s hard […]

Scruffy City Comedy Festival Returns to Market Square

It’s been just over a year-and-a-half since I first wrote about Knoxville’s comedy scene. Matt Ward explained a bit of the history of comedy in the city and talked about what he was doing to help comedy become a staple of the city. It sounded as if it had a long way to go, though […]

Art, Comedy and a Little Bit More

What you are looking at today are a few of the spots I stopped along the way on Friday night. Crowds seemed oddly sparse, though some of the places I stopped had very big crowds. I’m not including everything from Friday night in this article because some of it had a unifying theme I want […]

Scruffy City Comedy Festival Highlights a Busy Downtown Weekend

If you like comedy, the only place to be this weekend is downtown. The festival started last night with the finals for the Rocky Top Comedy Contest in Scruffy City Hall. Eleven contestants squared off – some from Knoxville and some from as far away as Nashville – to see who might be the funniest […]