Local Radio Personality Frank Murphy Dishes on Einstein Simplified

I’ll confess, I only tuned in to Einstein Simplified when they started their current standing date at Scruffy City Hall every Tuesday night at 8:15. I was shocked to find that they have existed as an Improv group since 1994. At that time they had ten members who unleashed something Knoxville had not experienced before. […]

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 […]