Come out to SideBar in the Lakeview District, March 26th at 9:00 for a free comedy show featuring Atlanta comedians Katie Hughes and Katherine Blanford. Katie was just voted Atlanta’s best comedian and recently filmed something for Comedy Central. Katherine her partner in crime is always a delight and they are going to put on a great show. They will be joined on stage by local favorites, Margan White, Tollie Jones, Katherine Ross, and Colin Vinson. It will be hosted by Nick Canaday and Jackson Crutchfield. Did we mentioned the show is FREE! You can’t find better comedy at a better price. It’s literally impossible. Make plans to be there now!
March 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Avondale Brewing Company is proud to welcome comedian Dave Ross to its Upstairs Comedy Series. Dave has been featured on a slew of Comedy Central’s most popular programs like Drunk History & This Is Not Happening. He’s also performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and has been a guest on the popular WTF podcast with Marc Maron. The Upstairs Comedy Series, hosted by Birmingham’s own Wes Van Horn, is bringing national touring acts to downtown Birmingham.
January 3, 2020 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Dave Stone as the next performer in its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country. Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious “New Faces” roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Viceland’s “Flophouse”, and Travel Channel’s “Cheat Day Chow Down”. When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies”, co-hosting his new paranormal podcast “The Boogie Monster” with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show “The Gravy Boat”. The show will start at 9pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $10 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.
December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Billy Wayne Davis as the first performer for its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country. Initial performer Billy Wayne Davis has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, WTF w/Marc Maron, voiced characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a documentary for CMT, opened for Sturgill Simpson’s Living the Dream Tour, and released 2 comedy albums, “Billy Wayne Davis” & “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.” Originally from Tennessee, he now resides in Los Angeles. The show will start at 8pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $12 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.
Did you know there’s nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months? Today, August 16, is National Joke Day! So if you’re a chicken, it’s time to cross the road. And if you’re visiting somebody today, remember to ‘knock, knock’. Here’s the Bham Now team’s top 5 jokes, plus 3 stand-up and improvised comedy events happening in Birmingham tonight (Friday, August 16).Continue reading “It’s National Tell a Joke Day! Read the Bham Now team’s favorite jokes, plus 3 comedy events happening in Birmingham TONIGHT, Friday, Aug 16”
August 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Are you ready to take your comedy to the next level?
This workshop will give you the tools & insider information to go next level with your stand-up comedy:
- Writing & Editing
- Enhancing your on-stage performance
- Getting bookings
- The comedy business
Comedian Joel Byars will lead the workshop. Joel is an Atlanta-based professional comedian. His popular podcast Hot Breath features interviews with professionals in the comedy business on the mastery of comedy. He frequently teaches workshops and leads writing groups in Atlanta.
This class is especially designed for those who have performed at an open mic and/or are booking showcases.
$50 fee payable by cash, Venmo & PayPal.
Email to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: Barrister’s Tavern, 1535 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216. Barrister’s is set back from the corner of Montgomery Hwy + Lorna Road. Look for the green “Barrister’s Tavern” awning sandwiched between the EconoLodge & Waffle House. Take EXIT 252 off I-65, the US-31/Montgomery Hwy exit.
Message us via Facebook if you have any questions!
August 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stop by Barrister’s Tavern every Tuesday night from 7:00-8:00pm (sharp!) and catch some laughs at the end of your work day! This FREE show features both veteran and rising stand-up comics as they work out new material and perfect their craft. The show is just an hour, so you can catch our show and still have time to meet up with friends, see a movie, head out for dinner, or whatever else you’re up to on a Tuesday night!
THINGS TO KNOW:
* FREE ADMISSION! (But buy something. Barrister’s lets us perform because they’re in the tavern business! Keep the show going!)
* LOCATION: Barrister’s Tavern, 1535 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216. Barrister’s is at the corner of Montgomery Hwy + Lorna Road, set back from the street. Look for the green “Barrister’s Tavern” awning sandwiched between EconoLodge & Waffle House. Take EXIT 252 off I-65, the US-31/Montgomery Hwy exit.
* This is NOT a family friendly show; age 21+. We don’t have language or content restrictions. This is Grown Up Comedy…..for grown ups! 🙂
* NOTE FOR COMICS. There are approximately 10-12 slots (up to 5-minutes each) per week. Sign-ups are 6:45-7pm, choose your slot. Once the show starts, your name goes on a “standby” list, and if we have time we’ll fit you in before the show ends at 8pm. (There’s almost always enough room for everyone!). If you are a travelling/professional comic in town for a gig and would like to work out a longer set, email us – we can usually accommodate you. If you are driving more than 60-minutes, you can email (email@example.com) a request to sign up in advance to secure a slot, or message us via Facebook the day of show. Never tried comedy before? Give it a shot! This is a very friendly and supportive bunch for newbies.
August 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join the Extemporaneous Theatre Company (ETC) as we weave a Southern family tale of Tennessee Williams-esque drama with an improv comedy flair. The audience will choose a time period from Alabama’s history for the story to be set in as well as some other key details. From these suggestions, the cast will develop every other twist and turn of the story on the spot. Come sit a spell and enjoy a yarn.
An Evening of Fun and Laughter…for a Great Cause!
Performances from stand-up comedians Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson, Carla “The Truth” Youngblood & Beth Bloomfield
Tickets: General $20, VIP $35 (includes ticket for food + a goodie bag), reserved tables available
Food & cash bar available
Visit www.komenNCalabama.org for more information about the mission and local community impact of Komen North Central Alabama.
For more information on this event, contact the Komen Community Office at 205.263.1700 or info@komenNCalabama.org.
Headliner: Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson was born in Opelika, AL. FunnyMaine is a lifetime class clown and a professional comedian since 2005. His talent has taken him from small stages, to large arenas, television and radio. He’s featured for Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, Tony Rock, Tommy Davidson and many others. FunnyMaine is perhaps best known for his online college football videos, where he’s turned the ups and downs of Crimson Tide fandom into an art form. He was recently the subject of an article in the Birmingham News: https://www.al.com/alabama/2019/05/funnymaine-keeps-rolling-with-crimson-tide-comedy.html.
Feature: Carla “The Truth” Youngblood was born in Birmingham, AL and is a professional comedienne and motivational speaker providing encouragement and joy with humor. Carla takes pride in being a comedienne who tells it like it is, hence the stage name “The Truth”. In October 2015, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer….she had to talk about. “It is my therapy” says Youngblood. After having 16 rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and 28 treatments of radiation, she created a show titled “The Truth” about Breast Cancer where she shares her experiences in a unique and hysterical way. This show lead to her being featured on Inside Her Story with Jacque Reid on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show!
Host: Beth Bloomfield was born in Chicago but has lived in New York, Miami, and more than 20 years in Los Angeles. She’s now bringing the funny in Birmingham, AL. She is the co-founder/co-producer of Grown Up Comedy, which hosts a weekly stand-up comedy open mic show in Hoover and a monthly showcase in Vestavia Hills featuring comics from throughout the South. Beth’s brand of comedy has been described as that of the soft-spoken, intelligent but wickedly funny “square.” Her comedy stems from sharp writing and jokes that spring from everyday life and love, as well as her non-Southerner’s fresh take on living in the South.
A Comedic Look at Women Over 50
You and your mama don’t want to miss this! A new comedic show An Invisible Woman ~ The disappearing act of a 50-year old! opens Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Virginia Samford Theatre. Written by and starring comedic entertainer Sunny Brown, the show explores the ways society tries to make women of a certain age fade from view, just as they begin to find themselves again. Continue reading “Opening this Thursday. An Invisible Woman: Aging Gracefully in an Anti-Aging Age”
Chris Ivey is a personal friend. I probably should not be the one to write this article. But when he is on stage, I am not his friend. I’m a bonafide Chris Ivey fan (the same for most performers mentioned, but I promise, this is all coming from a place of deep respect and admiration). And for a year now, Chris Ivey has been dedicating himself to putting together The Magic City T’night Show which had it’s debut Tuesday, July 11th, at Saturn.
He hasn’t toured in nine years, but Comedian and actor Chris Rock is back in 2017.
The best part is that Birmingham is one of the stops for the recently announced Total Blackout tour!
Rock will be performing at the BJCC Concert Hall on March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets officially go on sale December 9 via Ticketmaster, but you can get them here on Wednesday during the presale, with a password.
Here are all the presale deets, via Mary Calurso:
— Mary Colurso (@MaryColurso) December 6, 2016
Coming to a theater near you… (more specifically, the Comedy Club Stardome in Hoover), in what’s best described as “this political season’s comedy blockbuster”, Lady and the Drumpf The Musical is slated to make jabs at politics on all levels, ranging from local to the ultimate future POTUS – and we can’t wait.