Louisville Laughs events for 2023

Louisville Laughs has a lot planned for 2023. We’d love to see you on stage or in the audience.

Starting on Jan. 5, the open mics at the Falls City Beer Taproom to Thursdays. Mics will be show up and sign up, but you can email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com to reserve a spot in case the lineups fill up.

We hope by moving to Thursdays we help fill a void of Thursdays open mics.

The first, second and fifth Thursdays will be handled by Creig Ewing and Louisville Laughs and the third and fourth by June Dempsey and Dog + Mouse House.

We will continue open mics the first and third Sundays at TEN20 Craft Brewery in Butchertown.

The first Sunday mics at TEN20 will be feedback mics, starting Feb. 5. Comics do a minute or two of material and get tags, suggestions and more from other comics.

We also are planning a special show at TEN20 on Feb. 19 — Joke-Off. Twenty-four comics will compete head-to-head doing a joke (1-minute time limit) in elimination rounds until one Joke-Off champ is left standing. Email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com if you are interested in participating or hosting Joke-Off.

The Never Say Die Comedy Hour open mic will be the second Sunday of the month. The Jan. 8 show will feature a special set by comic Joe Pontillo of New York.

Comedy Night at Gravely will continue each third Thursday of the month at Gravely Brewing Co. The Jan. 19 show features a special performance by Mandee McKelvey.

Louisville Laughs will again team with Keith McGill and Bret Sohl to offer comedy classes and how to host a comedy show class. Email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com for more information.


Every Thursday starting, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Stand Up & Drink Good Beer open mic

Falls City Beer Taproom

Free admission

Join Louisville Laughs and Dog + Mouse House for a weekly comedy open mic at Falls City Beer.

You’ll love the room, the beer and the staff. And food coming soon!

Guest host Jan. 5 is Ken Ray.

Comics can show up and sign up for a spot starting at 7 p.m. Or email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Sunday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Never Say Die, St. Matthews

Free admission

Join Louisville Laughs at Never Say Die cocktail bar in St. Matthews for a comedy open mic and special appearance by comic Joe Pontillo of New York.

Enjoy the laughter, craft cocktails and cool art.

Email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com to reserve a spot to perform.

Sunday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.

Comedy at TEN20 open mic

TEN20 Craft Brewery, Butchertown

Free admission

Come out on the third Sunday of the month for the Comedy at TEN20 open mic. Enjoy the laughter, great beer and pizza from MozzaPi or treats from Happy Belly Bistro.

Comics and earn $25 for set of the night.

Email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com to reserve a spot to perform.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Comedy Night at Gravely

Gravely Brewing Co.

Free admission

Join Louisville Laughs for a special Comedy Night at Gravely Brewing featuring Mandee McKelvey.

Mandee is one of the Midwest’s most acclaimed stand-up comedians, revered for her ability to spin tragedy into comedy, from growing up poor in South Carolina to becoming a widow in her 20’s. Wait, it gets funnier!

Also on the show are popular Louisville comic Will McKenzie and host Creig Ewing.

Admission is free. Tickets help ensure seating. Come to Gravely for a great night of comedy and craft beer.

Admission is free. Reservations help ensure seating.

Free tickets

Author: Creig Ewing

Writer, comic, cubicle dweller. Louisville Laughs

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