Category Archives: comedy

Weekender: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

The Tunesmiths Friday, Nov. 29 Louisville Palace 625 S. Fourth St. $10; 9:30 p.m. The Tunesmiths have a new album for you — and by you, they mean each and every resident of Louisville. Their new album is called Derby City, and some of its songs include “Derby City” and “Jammin’ in the Ville.” […]

Weekender: Nov. 22-24

Art Lite Louisville 2013 Friday, Nov. 22 FAF Gallery 602 S. Third St. • 212-5108 Free; 5-8 p.m. The Fine Art Firm Gallery and the Preston Arts Center are presenting an artistic event that will let viewers see how artists create as well as have a chance to get their hands dirty. Eight artists […]

Theme Time Comedy Hour @ Destination Comics

Thursday, Nov. 21 Destination Comics 5031 Shelbyville Road $3; 7 p.m. The Destination is the newest and freshest comic book store to open in Louisville, filling an often-overlooked fanboy void usually only met at major comic chains and conventions. They’re bringing in artists to do signings already, with hopes to branch out toward celebrity […]

Alton Brown @ Kentucky Center

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $25; 7:30 p.m. Alton Brown isn’t just a Food Network star (and the host of their competition series “Food Network Star,” the most recent of which co-starred Louisville’s own Damaris Phillips). He’s also a historian nerd who might actually know […]

‘Roast of John Lennon’ @ The Bard’s Town

July 26-27 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 $10; 10 p.m. It will be interesting to see The Bard’s Town’s presentation of “The Roast of John Lennon” this weekend, if only to see if it takes into account Lennon’s famously foul temper. Lennon darn near beat DJ Bob Wooler to death in […]

‘Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody’ @ Kentucky Center

May 23-25 Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $45+; 8 p.m. Just like Rihanna, chains and whips excite me. So you would think I would have read E.L. James’ popular “Fifty Shades of Grey” series that made housewives horny from sea to shining sea. It’s on my summer reading list, so […]

Weekender: May 18-19

•GARDENZART Saturday, May 18  Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, Ind. 812-282-0524 • Free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. I’m stating the obvious when I say gardens consist of plants, flowers and shrubs. But any respectable garden should have a bit of stone, metal or glass for decoration … in addition to […]

‘12 Days of Derby’ @ The Bard’s Town

April 24-May 4 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road Times and prices vary It’s Derby … again. Time to booze it up on mint-flavored bourbon and go outside in hats you wouldn’t be caught dead in the other 364 days of the year. Just like the rest of us, The Bard’s Town is spreading […]

David Sedaris @ Kentucky Center

Thursday, April 18 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $39.50+; 7:30 p.m. In advance of a book signing in Louisville a few years ago, humorist David Sedaris took the time to chat with LEO over the phone. And as expected, the conversation darted in unexpected directions, with the humorist rattling off absurd […]

Damaged Goods Improv @ The Bard’s Town

Saturday, Jan. 26 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 741-6838 $10; 7:30 p.m. Remember the segment on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” when audience members would throw out phrases or suggestions, and the improv comics and actors would have to create a bit on the spot? Yep, that’s the heart of improv, and […]

Weekender: Jan. 5-6

•Organic Comedy Show Saturday, Jan. 5 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road $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 $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 $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. 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 $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 $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 $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 $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 $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 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 […]