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Bristol, TN

Performers Beware of Stateline Bar & Grill

I had two beers, I was offered $60 for three hours work. That is robbery. If I took the money i could not have filed suit. Then I found out filing suit was $175, more then it was worth as it was their word against mine. I am not worried, they will be out of business soon enough. And if YOU WERE THERE, you would know she did the wrong thing. She should make it right but won't because she is a criminal.  (Feb 8, 2013 | post #47)

Bristol, TN

Performers Beware of Stateline Bar & Grill

No from what I understand from reading my friend Brad's facebook posts, they know how to TREAT comedians at Machiavelli's  (Dec 28, 2012 | post #44)

Knoxville, TN

'Comedy Scene' shows talent at Rocky Top Comedy Contest E...

The Finals of the 3rd Annual Rocky Top Comedy Contest will be held on Friday November 9th, 2012 aboard the Star of Knoxville Riverboat on the Tennessee River from 8pm-10:30pm. This event is sponsored by Knox Comedy Live. The Rocky Top Comedy Contest is a stand-up comedy contest featuring comedians from all around our region (within 200 miles of Knoxville). It is a great chance to see what extraordinary talent exists in the area. Performers for the evening include: Monty Mitchell, Art Sturtevant, Derek Dennis, John Upton, Dallas Delaney, Tyler Gooch, J.C. Ratliff, Dugan Broadhurst, Grady Ray, Drew Whitney, Angela Garrone and Jeff Blank. These comedians competed and advanced from four preliminary rounds in October. Winner will be chosen by a combination audience, comedian and judge vote. Come on out and cast a vote where it actually counts! http://www.rockyto pcomedy.com  (Oct 28, 2012 | post #1)

Knoxville, TN

The Comedy Booze Cruise

The 14th Edition of the Comedy Booze Cruise has one of the most STACKED line-ups yet! From Chattanooga Corey Forrester and Jerry Harvey will be joining us. From Murfreesboro we have the helpful hippie Rad Hayes. From Knoxville we have none other than Drew Morgan, Mike Pablo and Marcus Stapleton (he's fucking British, that's right we just went interenational and shit!!). Hosting will be Booze Cruise favorite Dave Wright! The Comedy Booze Cruise is a two hour riverboat cruise on the Tennessee River and Lake Loudon. An ADULT stand-up comedy show is held on the boat and two cash bars are available. The Comedy Booze Cruise is approaching it's one year anniversary in October. Comedy Booze Cruise, Knoxville Comedy, Knoxville Things To Do, Knoxville Events, Stand-Up Comedy, Knox Comedy Live Ticket Link http://www.fanfuel ed.com/Event/Detai ls/3521-knoxville- comedy-booze-cruis e-14  (Aug 22, 2012 | post #1)

Knoxville, TN

Rocky Top Comedy Contest Now Taking Entries

Entries for the 2012 Rocky Top Comedy Contest are now being accepted! Enter here! http://www.rockyto pcomedy.com/ The entry fee is $20 and contestants may submit from any city within 200 miles of Knoxville. This list of cities includes Knoxville and Vicinity Johnson City, Bristol & Kingsport (The Tri-Cities) Chattanooga Nashville Asheville Lexington Greenville, SC The Prelim rounds for the contest will be on consecutive Thursdays in Knoxville at a venue yet to be disclosed. The finals will be Friday November 9th aboard the Star of Knoxville Riverboat. More info on how to submit will be available here as the entry date approaches! Visit http://www.rockyto pcomedy.com to enter now  (Aug 22, 2012 | post #1)

Wilmington, NC

Port City's Top Comic Preliminary Rounds April 27th-28th ...

Get your tickets NOW http://www.portcit ystopcomic.com/p/t ickets.html This is the 5th Year for Port City's Top Comic and we are getting back to our ROOTS! Come check out one of the best stand-up comedy contests in the country as it packs the house for what is sure to be a bloody comedy battle in the Port City of Wilmington, North Carolina!! Performing on Friday April 27th will be Andrew Cairrikier Charlotte, NC Steve Melia Wilmington, NC John Felts Wilmington, NC Zach Boylston Wilmington, NC Shawn Angell New Bern, NC Reid Clark Wilmington, NC Lee Pollard Summerville, SC Colton Demonte Wilmington, NC Mike Quinn Murrell's Inlet, SC Steven Marcinowski Wilmington, NC Mike Santo Wilmington, NC Spencer Yoo Charlotte, NC Raf Taylor Wilmington, NC Performing on Friday April 28th will be Tommy Hutchins Charleston, SC Andrew Rider Charleston, SC Lewis Morgante Wilmington, NC Steve Price Charlotte, NC Matt White Greenville, NC Eric Shouse Greenville, NC Mike Van Vliet Wilmington, NC Drew Harrison Pine Bluff, NC Sean Webb Wilmington, NC Zack Burk Leland, NC Daniel Butler Wilmington, NC John Gray Wilmington, NC Jim Darrien Fayetteville, NC Louis Bishop Wilmington, NC Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door!  (Apr 6, 2012 | post #1)

Muncie, IN

Crackers of Comedy Tour comes to Be Here Now Wed April 18th

Search The Crackas of Comedy on facebook for more info! Coming Wed April 18th is another round of Comedy Mosh Pit at Be Here Now, this time featuring Tennessee comedians Matt Ward and Grady Ray on the Crackers of Comedy Tour. This tour began in 2008 and is hitting Indiana for the FIRST TIME on Wednesday April 18th! Matt Ward Bio: Matt Ward spent six years in sales middle management in the corporate world. One day he snapped, the next day he was doing stand-up comedy for a living. Since leaving his corporate prison, Ward has performed in 14 states logging over 35,000 miles and making new fans everywhere he goes. He has produced shows for and performed with Maria Bamford, Kyle Grooms, Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel and Doug Stanhope. He prides himself in constant writing aiming to give a brand new show each time he returns to a town. Ward released his comedy decut “Glamorous” on Halloween of 2011. Matt is the founder of the Crackers of Comedy Tour. Grady Ray Bio: Grady Ray has seen more then most. As a bi-racial (former) police officer from Eastern Tennessee, Grady has a deep well of experiences coupled with a creative wit that melts the crowd like chocolate rain drops. Ray was raised and currently resides in Cocke County, Tennessee, a part of the country known for moonshining, weed farming, chop shops, brothels and cock fighting. Grady has performed regularly at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Knoxville and the Magnetic Field in Asheville, North Carolina.  (Apr 6, 2012 | post #1)

Louisville, KY

Crackers of Comedy Tour come to The Bardstown Theatre

Search Crackas of Comedy on facebook for more info! The Crackers of Comedy Tour is coming to Louisville April 21st for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Don't miss this entirely independent, underground comedy tour as it swings through our fair city for the FIRST time, bringing touring comics Matt Ward and Grady Ray to the stage of the Bard's Town Theater. Joining them will be local folks Raanan Hershberg and Tyler Jackson. Admission is $5 and the show starts at 10pm- be there! Matt Ward Bio Matt Ward spent six years in sales middle management in the corporate world. One day he snapped, the next day he was doing stand-up comedy for a living. Since leaving his corporate prison, Ward has performed in 14 states logging over 35,000 miles and making new fans everywhere he goes. He has produced shows for and performed with Maria Bamford, Kyle Grooms, Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel and Doug Stanhope. He prides himself in constant writing aiming to give a brand new show each time he returns to a town. Ward released his comedy decut “Glamorous” on Halloween of 2011. Matt is the founder of the Crackers of Comedy Tour. Grady Ray Bio: Grady Ray has seen more then most. As a bi-racial (former) police officer from Eastern Tennessee, Grady has a deep well of experiences coupled with a creative wit that melts the crowd like chocolate rain drops. Ray was raised and currently resides in Cocke County, Tennessee, a part of the country known for moonshining, weed farming, chop shops, brothels and cock fighting. Grady has performed regularly at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Knoxville and the Magnetic Field in Asheville, North Carolina.  (Apr 6, 2012 | post #1)

Wheeling, WV

Stand-Up Comedy Tour coming to River City Bar!

For more info find us on facebook by searching Crackas of Comedy The Crackers of Comedy Tour is coming all the way from Tennessee to River City in Downtown Wheeling on Friday April 20th, 2012 at 8pm. The Crackers of Comedy is a stand-up comedy tour featuring comedian/writer Matt Ward and Cocke County, Police Officer turned comedian Grady Ray. Also performing will be Morgantown's Brian Ornduff and Pittsburgh's Davon Magwood. Matt Ward Bio: Matt Ward spent six years in sales middle management in the corporate world. One day he snapped, the next day he was doing stand-up comedy for a living. Since leaving his corporate prison, Ward has performed in 14 states logging over 35,000 miles and making new fans everywhere he goes. He has produced shows for and performed with Maria Bamford, Kyle Grooms, Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel and Doug Stanhope. He prides himself in constant writing aiming to give a brand new show each time he returns to a town. Ward released his comedy decut “Glamorous” on Halloween of 2011. Matt is the founder of the Crackers of Comedy Tour. Grady Ray Bio: Grady Ray has seen more then most. As a bi-racial (former) police officer from Eastern Tennessee, Grady has a deep well of experiences coupled with a creative wit that melts the crowd like chocolate rain drops. Ray was raised and currently resides in Cocke County, Tennessee, a part of the country known for moonshining, weed farming, chop shops, brothels and cock fighting. Grady has performed regularly at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Knoxville and the Magnetic Field in Asheville, North Carolina. The Crackers of Comedy Tour is performing the night before in Morgantown and the night after in Louisville, Kentucky. Come be a part of this rare comedy tour stop in Wheeling.  (Apr 6, 2012 | post #1)

Bristol, TN

Performers Beware of Stateline Bar & Grill

Thanks for the support all. I admit it was not my best set, however, I was paid to DJ for 1.5 hours which I did, then paid to do 1.5 hours of comedy which I was cut off at one hour. There were about 40 people in the bar when I started EATING DINNER and when they finished their dinner, some stuck around. 13 remained when I was pulled from the stage afterwards. I was offered $60 of the original $200 that was verbally agreed upon. The ownership did have the opportunity to review my material and booked me after doing so, they do owe me $200 but in the state of Tennessee it is $150 to file in Small Claims court so it really isn't worth it. I just want others to know before dealing with them what my experience was. Also, they paid for TWO beers on my tab. Their cost, $2....  (Apr 6, 2012 | post #40)

Bristol, TN

Performers Beware of Stateline Bar & Grill

For those that are looking for a nice bar to attend, I cannot speak to that. For those looking for a place for to perform your music/comedy/etc live, avoid State Line Bar & Grill. I was scheduled by co-owner Jack to perform a comedy show and DJ for a little while on November 18th. I told him what my style of comedy was and gave him links to videos of it. He confirmed a set dollar amount for the show and I sent him posters for the show. Upon completing the show I was refused payment because a few regulars and one of the co-owners Amy Booher did not feel I was funny enough. Being that I do comedy for a living and do over 100 shows a year for pay and have YET to ever have this complaint I had to disagree about being stiffed. She tried to offer me a tiny portion of the original agreement but I did not take it out of pricipal. Amy Booher feels she can do whatever she wants to performers without any consequence. I had as many folks come up to me after this show and tell me they loved it as I had folks voice displeasure. I was robbed of the verbally agreed to amount. It was done because Amy new the cost of taking her to Small Claims court was nearly equal to the agreed amount of payment. Avoid this venue for booking a show. And if you are a performer or musician, don't even grab a drink or dinner there out of principal.  (Nov 21, 2011 | post #1)

Knoxville, TN

Stand-Up Comedy in Downtown Knoxville!

Hey folks, just wanted to let you know about the Rocky Top Comedy Contest happening Friday October 14th at The Square Room in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Here is the facebook event invite with all the info http://www.faceboo k.com/event.php?ei d=238947986140301 Please RSVP and post that on your facebook wall. You can also follow us on twitter for more info about ALL live comedy happening in the Eastern Tennessee area @knoxvillecomedy  (Oct 4, 2011 | post #1)

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Adult Comedy Show Draws Protests

An upcoming stand-up comedy show has some of the Wilmington, North Carolina Community up in arms over the shows content. Sources say comedian Matt Ward, a former Cape Fear Coast Resident, talks about material most find objectionable. Attempts to contact Ward regarding the nature of his on-stage rhetoric failed. Ward and Carolina Beach, North Carolina comedian John McQueen will be appearing Saturday Night at City Stage in downtown Wilmington starting at 8pm.  (Aug 10, 2011 | post #1)