5 Upcoming Comedy Shows to Check Out

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1. Reena Calm W/ Lawrence Killebrew

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WHAT: Reena Calm is an East Coast Jew turned Chicago favorite, and one of the most respected and requested comedians in the Midwest. Pulling from a lifetime of questionable choices, Reena’s material is autobiographical, silly, and charmingly inappropriate. Reena is a featured regular at the Laugh Factory and performs all over the country on her signature #CalmedyTours.

Growing up in Philadelphia, being a comic was one of the last things on the mind of Lawrence Killebrew. Watching others enjoy themselves by engaging in different forms of entertainment always struck a chord with Lawrence. Lawrence eventually found his niche in the entertainment arts, offering audiences the therapy of a good laugh. At age 23, Killebrew first burst onto the comedy scene in November of 2004 making his way onto the stages of comedy franchises like the Laff Factory, The Improv, and strings of Rascals Comedy Clubs located all over the United States. Additionally, Killebrew entertained the younger generation at colleges and universities along the east coast.

Since then, he has continued his journey from an amateur open mic performer, to a well-known and respected comedian, touring and opening for a number of comedians, such as Katt Williams, Kevin Hart, and Bill Burr.

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WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 9pm

WHERE: The Comedy Bar – Nashville, 311 3rd Ave S, Nashville

2. Arnez J at Zanies

⭐ZANIES HOT TICKET ALERT!From BET's "Comic View", comedian and actor Arnez J. heads back to Zanies February 20-23! Tickets are on sale now and will sell out so grab yours while you can–> smarturl.it/Zanies_Arnez_J

Posted by Zanies Nashville on Monday, January 20, 2020

WHAT: To those in the know, Arnez J. is quickly emerging as one of the hottest, most talked about comedic artists in the game. His raw energy, talent and comedic skill quickly landed Arnez the coveted hosting slot on BET’s longest-running comedy series “Comic View” for two seasons joining the ranks of hosts such as D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer. His hilarious new comedy special “Racially Motivated” is now available on Netflix.

On his own at age 14, Arnez lied about his age to get a job at a gas station to work his way through school. With dreams to become a professional baseball player, Arnez began working as a flight attendant when those baseball plans fell through. It was while working as a flight attendant that Arnez discovered his comedic talent. He realized that he had the ability to keep the passengers and crew laughing and, upon encouragement from friends, he made his first attempt at stand-up comedy. After that first night on stage, he knew what he wanted to do. He left his job with the airlines and made the decision to devote all of his time to a career in comedy.

An Atlanta native, Arnez began working the comedy circuit in Georgia and quickly became one of “Hotlanta’s” funniest newcomers. A finalist in the “Bay Area Black Comedy Competition,” he was immediately noticed by the entertainment industry and was asked to make his first television appearance on Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network.”

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WHEN: Sunday, February 23, 7p

WHERE: Zanies, 2025 8th Ave S, Nashville

3. Nitro Comedy Tour

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WHAT: Bang Productions presents the “Nitro Comedy Tour” the craziest comedy show in America, starring Comedians Andrew Conn, Ginger Billy & Catfish Cooley. The show is produced by Darren Knight & John Edmonds Kozma. Comedian Catfish Cooley brings high energy comedy to his southern following with a punch. He’s the happiest redneck SOB you ever did meet! Comedian Ginger Billy: Hello Merica! I’m a hillbilly from the backwoods turned comedian. Comedian Andrew Conn has been called Jim Carrey of redneck comedy. General Admission! First come first serve! Doors open after early show. 18 and Over! 21 to Drink! Two item minimum purchase.

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WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 7p

WHERE: Zanies, 2025 8th Ave S, Nashville

4. Jeff Dunham Seriously Tour

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WHAT: For the past twelve years, Jeff Dunham and his somewhat-inappropriate-proteges, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J. and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have filled arenas across the U.S. and the world with their multiple, blockbuster tours.

In addition to Dunham’s new tour, the world-renowned performer’s new Netflix Originals stand-up special entitled “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself” premiered this September. This is Dunham’s second Netflix Originals special and the eighth in his string of record-breaking stand-up television events.

Dunham has built an entertainment empire over 30-plus years of non-stop touring and performance innovation. With 10 million followers on Facebook and 2 million YouTube subscribers, amassing well over a billion views, the comedian/ventriloquist has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world. His accomplishments have led to record-breaking viewership with his standup specials on Netflix, NBC, and Comedy Central. His astonishing arena packing power puts him on par with major music acts like Luke Bryan and Metallica.

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WHEN: Saturday, March 20 starting at 7p

WHERE: Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville

5. The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival

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WHAT: The Fabulously Funny Comedy Tour features an unforgettably hilarious lineup of iconic comedians like Mike Epps, Sommore, Gary Owen, Kountry Wayne and HaHa Davis headlining the Nashville show.

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Mike Epps
Highly praised for his performance in the Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” starring opposite Eddie Murphy, Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comedic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent.

In her more than 20-year career, award-winning comedienne of “Chandelier Status”, Sommore, has become a trailblazer for women in the comedy business as one of the most successful comedians in the U.S. and abroad. Sommore has been featured in a number of hit films including “Soul Plane”, “Something New”, and “Friday After Next”. Her all-new self-produced comedy special, “A Queen With No Spades” recently premiered on Showtime.

Gary Owen
Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Gary Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian”. Audiences can see Owen in his most recent comedy special, “I Got My Associates” currently on Showtime.

Kountry Wayne
Raw, real and wickedly hilarious, “Kountry” Wayne Colley’s 2500 (and counting!) microformat digital videos have catapulted him from life in small town Georgia to mega social media superstar and comedy sensation, selling out clubs and theaters across America. Since his first Facebook post in October 2014 went viral, the charismatic comic has amassed several million followers across Facebook and Instagram. Wayne is currently on his 2019 “Drip Tour,” drawing SRO crowds.

HaHa Davis
Born on December 21, 1992, Haha Davis (Terrell Davis) is an American social media personality and comedian who is known for his funny videos on his Instagram and his YouTube channel. Beginning his career in 2013 by doing vines, he has amassed more than 2.9 million followers on Instagram.

WHEN: Friday, March 6, 8p

WHERE: Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN