This week's happenings in the Louisville comedy scene:
Earthquake rocks Louisville, Richter scale of laughter hits 7.2...
Already immensely popular with urban audiences, mainstream audiences are now getting their chance to catch this red-hot comedian. Earthquake's charm and good nature are apparent as he delivers his straight-ahead humor. Yet he pulls no punches, touching on a variety of topics in his comedy act.
Before embarking on his fast-rising comedy career, Earthquake spent eleven years in the Air Force where he was enlisted as a sergeant. While stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach Florida, he found his funny while performing stand-up onstage at the military's well known talent show "Tops & Blues." Recognizing he may have found his comedic niche, Earthquake took his comedy outside the military as well and began performing in comedy clubs & rooms in the southern U.S.
Now Earthquake is a household name as part of Def Comedy Jam circuit, appearances on BET's "Comic View", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", VH-1's "The List" as well as a guest appearance on "Mad TV."
Watch this video of Earthquake to get a glimpse of his stand-up act and catch him at The Improv (at 4th Street Live) this week from Thursday 9/1 through Sunday 9/4. Tickets are $20. [more information]
A local funny girl comes home to the River city...
Sarah Hyland is a unique young comedian whose dewy good looks make her “stand out from the crowd”. A native of Louisville, she moved to Los Angeles and now performs at numerous venues in the LA area incluing the famous Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. There she scored gigs on the cast of MTV’s “Punked” and has appeared on several episodes of Fox’s popular show “Mad TV”.
Watch this video of Sarah Hyland for a sneak preview of her act that she's bringing home to Louisville at the Comedy Caravan this week from Thursday 9/1 through Sunday 9/24. Also featuring Lindsay Boling. Tickets are $10-$15. [more information]
Whose line is it anyway...
Louisville's own improv troupe Damaged Goods is at the Bard's Town (1801 Bardstown Rd.) this Friday night playing all of your favorite improv games - and possibly a couple you've never seen before. If you're part of the audience, you're part of the show. Yell out suggestions as the troupe's comedic talents come up with hilarious sketches right on the spot. Show starts at 7:30pm. $5 cover. [more information]
So, a clown walks into an elevator...
In their recent video, the Laugh Society ponders the worst situation to be in right before a job interview. This new sketch group, comprised of several local Louisville comedians is starting to showcase their wit online with funny videos (although their
"clown fetish" does seem to be a bit weird), so definitely subscribe to their YouTube channel for more.
As always, visit the Louisville Comedy website for more daily comedy goodness from the city's talented stand-up comics. We hope to see you at a show real soon - keep Louisville funny!
Photo: Courtesy of Just For Laughs