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This week's happenings in the Louisville comedy scene:

Straight from the set of Chelsea Lately...

What do you get when morals and logic collide? It's comedian Ryan Stout, a Chelsea Lately regular who's headlining this weekend at the Improv. Exploring morally repugnant subject matter with smart and sterile objectivity, his exaggerated honesty, delightful insincerity and cute self-righteousness sell his wickedly witty material. Ryan has his own half-hour Comedy Central special, hosted MTV's Singled Out and has made several appearances on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show.

Watch this video of Ryan Stout to get a glimpse of his stand-up act discussing the connections between women and math scores. You can catch him at The Improv (at 4th Street Live) this week from Thursday 8/25 through Sunday 8/28. Also featuring Nate Bargatze. Tickets are $15.

West Virginia produces some bizarre tales...

For those who prefer a more laid-back evening out with hilarious personal stories that strike a chord with everyone, Josh Copen is one to see this week at the Comedy Caravan. Originally from Kingwood, WV, Josh is a powerful stand-up comic, sharing anecdotes of his life that are painful to him, but enjoyable to all those around him, which in turn adds more pain to him. From confusing Megan Fox for Shia Lebouf to the horrible tales of being a waiter at a Chili's, there isn't a joke of his you can't relate to or won't find funny.

Watch this video of Josh Copen for a sneak preview of his act that he's brining to the Comedy Caravan this week from Thursday 8/25 through Sunday 8/28. Also featuring Tim Dimond. Tickets are $10-$15.

Mommy, where do jokes come from?

Every Tuesday night at the Bard's Town (1801 Bardstown Rd.) is their self-proclaimed "World's Best Open Mike" comedy show. Hosted by Robert Morgan, this calvacade of performers (nearly 20 of them each week) features the widest array of comedic talents.

From professional comics working on new material to local up-and-comers paying their dues to fresh meat rookies on stage for the first time, you will get the largest dose of comedy to tickle your funny bone. Show starts at 8:00pm. Performers sign up at 7:30pm. No cover.

Don't let this Louisville comedian get behind you...

In his newest video, Tom Mabe gets behind the wheel for another one of his hilarious prank phone calls. From the recent CMT television series "Mabe In America", this favorite local Louisville comedian is now showcasing his antics regularly online. Check out his latest prank below and definitely subscribe to his YouTube channel for more of Tom Mabe's revenge on the world. 

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 Comedy Central


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