Category Archives: comedy

Weekender: Jan. 5-6

•Organic Comedy Show Saturday, Jan. 5 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $10; 8 p.m. Not since “The Comedians of Comedy Tour” nearly a decade ago has there been a movement within the industry with so much buzz as “The Organic Comedy Tour.” Spearheaded by Jarrod Harris (L.A. Weekly’s Top Comic to watch in […]

Earthquake @ The Improv

Dec. 6-9 The Improv Fourth Street Live improvlouisville.com $20; various times Earthquake is one of the funniest people on the planet. In fact, he earned his name one night, many moons ago, when he told a joke so funny the planet actually spit molten lava through its nose crust. And from that show to this […]

Roast of Obama & Romney @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, Nov. 2 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $10; 10 p.m. Tired of the political rhetoric yet? And by “rhetoric,” I mean the bullshit that has been inundating your cerebrum from every direction mass media can seem to muster. If you’re filled to the gills with bovine excrement, then hit The Bard’s Town […]

Weekender: July 28-29

•‘Light in Her Eyes’ Saturday, July 28 Louisville Free Public Library, Iroquois Branch 601 W. Woodlawn Ave. lfpl.org Free; 1 p.m. “A woman is a school. Teach her and you teach a generation,” is the tagline to the documentary, “The Light in Her Eyes.” Shot just before the Arab Spring and political upheaval currently under […]

Roast of Batman @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, July 27 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $10; 10 p.m. & midnight Since his introduction in May 1939, in issue No. 27 of “Detective Comics,” Batman has been shot, prodded, punched and poked in valiant efforts to keep the streets of Gotham safe. But on Friday, the crew over at The Young, […]

Jay Pharoah @ The Improv

July 5-8 The Improv Fourth Street Live improvlouisville.com $20; various times Take those sun-stroked hands of yours and wipe those 103° tears out of your eyes, because there is nothing funny about what is going on outside. But inside at The Improv, it’s funnier than the summertime hell that has invaded our fair city when […]

Ian Bagg @ The Improv

June 28-July 1 The Improv Fourth Street Live improvlouisville.com $15; various times Ian Bagg has spent the better part of two decades as a road dog, performing weekend after weekend in clubs all over the world, and appeared on Comedy Central and HBO. You may have caught him on the late-night shows of Jay Leno, […]

‘Tourceratops’ @ Comedy Caravan

Monday, June 11 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road comedycaravan.com $10; 9 p.m. On Monday, The New Movement comedy-theater troupe will bring its ambitious “Tourceratops” through Louisville to Comedy Caravan. It’s ambitious because they have taken the best improvisers from their three theaters located in New Orleans, Austin and Houston, and put them on two separate […]

Shawn & Marlon Wayans @ Improv Louisville

June 7-10 Improv Louisville Fourth Street Live improvlouisville.com $40-$50; various times While not known for standup, there’s no denying the Wayans brothers’ brand of funny. Though it’s been a second since the two have paired up for a film, and the world is shifting for a Wayans’ reboot (Damon Jr. as sitcom star, Keenan restarting […]

Weekender: May 19-20

•KY Women’s Book Festival Saturday, May 19 U of L’s Ekstrom Library 2301 S. Third St. • 852-8976 louisville.edu/womenscenter/kwbf Free; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ekstrom Library at U of L will be home to the sixth annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival. Spalding University president Tori Murden McClure is speaker for the opening session, and then the […]

Greg Fitzsimmons @ The Improv

May 10-12 The Improv Fourth Street Live • 581-1332 improvlouisville.com $17-$20; various times You’ve seen him on Letterman, Conan, “The Tonight Show,” “Chelsea Lately” and “Comedy Central Presents.” You’ve heard him on “The Howard Stern Show” and “The Adam Carolla Show.” Greg Fitzsimmons has made a name for himself by offering biting observations on our […]

‘The Roast of Hitler’ @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, April 20 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 thebardstown.com $5; 10 p.m. The Young, Dumb and Full of Comedy crew is at it again. This time, they’re bringing their fury down on the fuehrer. Yep, they’re roasting Hitler. In dishonor of history’s most hated man’s 123rd birthday, the comics and The Bard’s […]

‘Everything Is Terrible! — Live’ @ Zanzabar

Monday, April 9 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 zanzabarlouisville.com $8; 10 p.m. Also known as the “DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! All Dogs Go On Tour!” show, this combo comedy and video show is brought to you by the video collective known as Everything Is Terrible!, a group of absurdists led by Commodore Gilgamesh and Ghoul […]

Joe Rogan @ The Improv

March 30-April 1 The Improv Fourth Street Live • 581-1332 improvlouisville.com $25; various times Joe Rogan has been to comedy hell and back. He rocked major network shows like “News Radio” and “Fear Factor,” as well as cable fodder — whether commentating for UFC or stuffing the empty jerseys left by Adam Carrolla and Jimmy […]

‘90 Minutes of Pride’ @ Comedy Caravan

Tuesday, March 20 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road comedycaravan.com $10; 8 p.m. In a world where right-wing blowhards are telling you, “You’re not OK,” Comedy Caravan is stepping up to say, “You are OK.” This Tuesday brings the launch of “90 Minutes of Pride,” a monthly variety show that aims to celebrate the beauty and […]

InHuman Theatre Festival @ Alley Theater

March 1-24 Alley Theater 1205 E. Washington St. • 713-6178 thealleytheater.org $15; various times American theater is not dead. Undead is more like it, at least at the Alley Theater starting Thursday, March 1, with the kick-off of “InHuman: A Festival of New American Undead Theater.” And we’re not just talking about audiences watching zombies […]

Drag Queen Bingo @ The Connection

Thursday, Feb. 23 The Connection 120 S. Floyd St. $15; 7 p.m. Hurricane Summers is a force to be reckoned with while on stage at Connection’s nightly drag show. She’ll call you out without hesitation. She’ll make fun of sorority girls on annoying bachelorette parties, gay boys on parade and lesbians on the hunt. But […]

Art After Dark @ Speed Art Museum

Friday, Feb. 17 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. · 634-2700 $5+; 7-11 p.m. It’s time to show some love to the Speed: In October, the museum begins a three-year renovation during which it will remain closed, so if you’ve never visited, now’s the time to go. Even if you have been, this Art […]

‘The Roast of Abraham Lincoln’ @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, Feb. 17 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 thebardstown.com $8; 10 p.m. First they roasted Jesus Christ, the savior of all mankind, in front of a sold-out crowd. But this time, the roastee might be even more controversial than the last — the savior of The Union. In honor of President’s Day, […]

Weekender: Feb. 4-5

•Mike Birbiglia Saturday, Feb. 4 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway • 562-0152 birbigs.com $27.50; 8 p.m. At the age of 33, Mike Birbiglia has accomplished more than most comedians do in a lifetime — including getting stand-up taken seriously as “theater,” a more-respected format that allows for more relaxed storytelling, the possibility of awards, and, […]