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Plus John Crist, Nate Bargatze, Doug Benson, Cody Ko & Noel Miller, Janeane Garofalo, Rita Rudner, 85 South and more to be announced

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2019 Nashville Comedy Festival makes its explosive return to a myriad of stages the week of April 8 through 14.

Iconic American comics Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy are set to take the stage for a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ event on the historic stage of The Opry House on April 14; comedy superstar Sebastian Maniscalco brings twice the laughs with 2 shows at TPAC’s Polk Theater on April 13; multi-talented mega-star Ali Wong makes her Ryman Auditorium debut on April 10; sharp-witted late night king Jim Jefferiesreturns to historic Ryman Auditorium on April 12; trendsetting YouTube comedy duo Rhett & Link bring their hit live show to Ryman Auditorium on April 9; and comedy powerhouse Tom Segura takes over Ryman Auditorium for 2 shows on April 14 to close out the festival.

The week of non-stop laughter will also see the Ryman debut of John Crist for 2 shows, the return of festival favorite Doug Benson, homegrown star Nate Bargatze, the acerbic wit of Janeane Garofalo, comedian/author/actress Rita RudnerTiny Meat Gang podcasters Cody Ko & Noel Miller, and rising podcast stars 85 South.

Tickets on sale now at www.nashcomedyfest.comMany more to be announced.

The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic show rooms in Nashville, including The Opry HouseRyman AuditoriumTPAC’s Polk Theater, and Zanies. 

April 09 – Rhett & Link  / Ryman Auditorium 7:00 PM
April 10 – Ali Wong / Ryman Auditorium 7:30 PM
April 11 – Cody Ko & Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang Live / TPAC’s Polk Theater 8:00 PM
April 12 – Jim Jefferies / Ryman Auditorium 7:30 PM
April 12 – Nate Bargatze / TPAC’s Polk Theater 7:30 PM
April 12 – Janeane Garofalo / Zanies 9:30 PM
April 13 – John Crist / Ryman Auditorium 3:00 PM
April 13 – Doug Loves Movies / Zanies 4:20 PM
April 13 – John Crist / Ryman Auditorium 6:00 PM
April 13 – Sebastian Maniscalco / TPAC’s Polk Theater 7:00 PM
April 13 – Rita Rudner / Zanies 7:00 PM
April 13 – Sebastian Maniscalco / TPAC’s Polk Theater 9:30 PM
April 13 – Janeane Garofalo / Zanies 9:30 PM
April 14 – Jay Leno & Jeff Foxworthy / The Opry House 6:00 PM
April 14 – 85 South / TPAC’s Polk Theater 7:00 PM
April 14 – Tom Segura / Ryman Auditorium 7:00 PM
April 14 – Tom Segura / Ryman Auditorium 9:30 PM

About Outback Concerts:
Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events each year, ranging from clubs to arenas across the country and Canada, Outback Concerts also produces the Nashville Comedy Festival. Outback Concerts President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame. In November of 2016, Mike Smardak was honored with a distinguished NATD Award alongside Nashville’s most recognized members of the entertainment industry. In March of 2018, Smardak was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award. Promoter Andrew Farwell was voted IEBA Rookie of the Year in 2014.
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