Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Brad Paisley to Host a Night of Stand-Up Comedy as Part of the Wild West Comedy Festival

 Country music superstar Brad Paisley will host a night of stand-up comedy featuring comedians Jon Reep, Sarah Tiana and Mike E. Winfield at Zanies Comedy Club on Monday, May 16 at 8:30 pm, as part of the weeklong Wild West Comedy Festival. Year three of the festival is set for Sunday, May 15 through Sunday, May 22 in Nashville, and brings a full slate of all-star comedians to its lineup. Tickets to the Paisley-hosted evening go on sale this Friday, April 22 at

As host, Paisley will introduce and interact with each of the scheduled comedians. No stranger to the comedy world, Paisley has lent his voice to Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning, animated show “South Park” and has a flair of his own for comedic animation, humorous songs and goofball antics on tour. Paisley has fine-tuned his live comedic timing in his role as co-host of the CMA Awards, as a character on sitcoms and numerous appearances on television talk shows.

Bud Light presents the Wild West Comedy Festival in association with Netflix, powered by Sirius XM.

Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is bringing her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy to TPAC’s Polk Theater on May 21. 

The largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, Jeff Foxworthy, will headline the historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time ever on May 21. 

Actor and comedian Chris Tucker, best known for his roles in films such as “Rush Hour” and “Friday,” will perform at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Friday, May 20.

Host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show Trevor Noah will make his Nashville debut at Ryman Auditorium on May 21; Miranda Sings brings her one woman show complete with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic reading of hate mail and never-before-seen videos, to Ryman Auditorium on May 22; 

Joe Rogan, who is known as one of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today, plays Ryman Auditorium on May 20; catch international comedic superstar, Russell Peters, who has broken records around the world for some of the fastest selling and biggest comedy shows in history, at War Memorial Auditorium on May 19.

The fastest-selling show of 2015’s festival returns on May 18 & 19, when filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes record their popular podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old at Zanies Comedy Club; Zanies will also host The Fighter & The Kid Live (UFC heavyweight, Brendan Schaub and actor/comedian, Bryan Callen) on May 17 at 7pm, comedian and filmmaker Kevin Smith on May 18 and May 19, Adam Conover, host of TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything,” on May 20 and comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo brings his award-winning weekly podcast Never Not Funny to Zanies on May 21; TPAC’s James K.Polk Theater will host actress-comedian Maria Bamford, who will hit Netflix this year with her Mitch Hurtwitz comedy collaboration Lady Dynamite, on May 20 and host of truTV’s hit series The Carbonaro Effect Michael Carbonaro on May 22. Fans can expect even more exciting announcements in the coming months!

Tickets are currently on sale everywhere tickets are sold.

The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic locations in Nashville, such as the Ryman Auditorium, War Memorial Auditorium, TPAC's James K. Polk Theater, Zanies Nashville, and Exit/In.

May 15 - Broken Record Comedy Show - The East Room
May 16 - 2016 Ambassador of the Year: Honoring & Roasting Mike Dungan - Zanies - 6:00pm 
May 16 - A Night of Standup Comedy with Brad Paisley - Zanies - 8:30pm 
May 17 - The Fighter & The Kid Live - Zanies - 7:00pm
May 18 - Jay & Silent Bob Get Old - Zanies - 6:30pm
May 18 - An Evening with Kevin Smith - Zanies - 9:00pm
May 19 - Russell Peters - War Memorial Auditorium - 7:30pm
May 19 - Jay & Silent Bob Get Old - Zanies - 6:30pm
May 19 - An Evening with Kevin Smith - Zanies - 9:00pm
May 20 - Joe Rogan - Ryman Auditorium - 7:30pm
May 20 - Maria Bamford - TPAC’s Polk Theater - 7:00pm
May 20 - Chris Tucker - Nashville Municipal Auditorium - 8:00pm
May 20 - Adam Ruins Everything Live - Zanies - 7:00pm
May 20 - TBA - Zanies - 9:15pm
May 20 - Big Jay Oakerson: What’s Your F@#king Deal?! - Zanies - 11:30pm
May 21 - Jeff Foxworthy - Ryman Auditorium - 6:00pm
May 21 - Trevor Noah - Ryman Auditorium - 8:30pm
May 21 - Kathy Griffin - TPAC’s Polk Theater - 7:00pm
May 21 - TJ Miller - TPAC’s Polk Theater - 9:30pm
May 21 - The Jimmy Pardo Podcast Live - Zanies - 2:30pm
May 21 - LOL TBD: Nate Bargatze, Jay Larson, Rory Scovel, Nick Thune - Zanies - 7:00pm
May 21 - LOL TBD: Nate Bargatze, Jay Larson, Rory Scovel, Nick Thune - Zanies - 9:15pm
May 22 - Michael Carbonaro Live -TPAC’s Polk Theater - 6:00pm
May 22 - Miranda Sings - Ryman Auditorium - 7:00pm
May 22 - Kill Tony Live - Zanies - 5:30pm
May 22 - Ralphie May - Zanies - 8:00pm


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