Louisville Laughs has a great lineup of comedy this week

Louisville Laughs has a lot going on this week. Here is a breakdown of what’s on tap, including a free comedy class for new comics. We also have a Promo Code sprinkled in so you can save money.

Sept. 12 — Second Sunday Showcase, 7:30 p.m.

Planet of the Tapes

Tickets $10

Join us at Planet of the Tapes for the Second Sunday Showcase with headliner Andy Imlay, of Evansville.

Andy, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months, spreads his Palsy Positive message across the country through comedy. Andy is a husband, father and a Superman Super Fan, who has headlined the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Ill.

The show will be hosted by June Dempsey and includes comedians Kris Izzi from Evansville and Louisville comics Mike NilssonNathaniel Potts-Wells, Lena Beamish and Lucas Murphy.

Tickets are $10. Guests must provide proof of Covid vaccination to attend the show.

Planet of the Tapes is a unique full-service bar, performance venue and cinema lounge that also offers DVD rentals.

Sept. 14 — Comedy Night at Gravely, 7 p.m.

Gravely Brewing Co.

Free admission

Louisville Laughs has a great Comedy Night showcase planned for you at Gravely Brewing Co., featuring comedian Andy Fleming from Chicago.

Andy is sleeveless and hilarious and is the producer of the weekly showcase The Two-Hour Comedy Hour, and producer and co-host of Comedy Secrets.

Also on the show are Zach Wycuff and Gretchen Schultz from Cincinnati; Simon Fraser from Columbus, Ohio; and Louisville’s Mike Nilsson, SugaRae and Mz Johnson. Your host is Creig Ewing.

Enjoy a night of laughs, fresh beer and food from Mayan Street Food.

If you have a group coming, reach out to Louisville Laughs at LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com and we will reserve a table.

Sept. 16 — Matt Bergman, 7:30 p.m.

Aloft Louisville Downtown

Tickets $15

Louisville Laughs has a special show planned for Sept. 16 at Aloft Louisville Downtown with headliner Matt Bergman.

Matt has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central Live and has a Dry Bar Comedy Special. He also can be heard on  SiriusXM.

Matt will be in Louisville for one night only before heading to Indianapolis to headline at Helium Comedy Club. Joining him will be comic RJ Ryan, a veteran of the World Series of Comedy.

Tickets are $15. Food and drinks are available at the Corner bar in the comfortable Aloft lobby.

For $5 off each ticket, use the Promo Code MATT.

Sept. 17 — Never Say Die Comedy Hour (or Two), 8 p.m.

Never Say Die

Free admission

Join Louisville Laughs at Never Say Die bar in St. Matthews for our monthly comedy open mic.

Come for the laughs, the craft cocktails or get on stage and try your hand at standup comedy.

Comics also have the chance to earn $25 for sets of the night!

A couple spots are left.

If you would like to sign up to perform, email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com.


Sept. 19 — Comedy 101 class, 1 p.m.

Caravan Comedy Club

Free

Louisville Laughs and The Caravan Comedy Club are teaming up to offer a free comedy class aimed at new comics.

Instructors include comedian Keith McGill, The Caravan’s Dana Miller and Louisville Laughs’ Creig Ewing.

Topics include mic etiquette, stage presence, club etiquette and how to find stage time.

If you would like to participate, email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com.

Sept. 19 — Comedy at TEN20 open mic, 7 p.m.

TEN20 Craft Brewery

Free admission

Join Louisville Laughs for our popular comedy open mic at TEN20 Craft Brewery in Butchertown.

Comics — some new, some veterans — do their best to make you laugh and try out new material.

Comics also have the chance to earn $25 for sets of the night!

A couple spots are left.

If you would like to sign up to perform, email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com.

Come enjoy some laughs, craft beer and more.

Louisville Laughs comedy shows on tap for September

Louisville Laughs has a lot of great comedy shows coming. Here is a breakdown of what’s on tap in August, including a free comedy class for new comics. It also has a Promo Code sprinkled in so you can save money.

Sept. 12 — Second Sunday Showcase, 7:30 p.m.

Planet of the Tapes

Tickets $10

Join us at Planet of the Tapes for the Second Sunday Showcase with headliner Andy Imlay, of Evansville.

Andy, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18 months, spreads his Palsy Positive message across the country through comedy. Andy is a husband, father and a Superman Super Fan, who has headlined the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Ill.

The show will be hosted by June Dempsey and includes comedians Kris Izzi from Evansville and Louisville comics Mike NilssonNathaniel Potts-Wells, Zana Carter, Neil Carter and Lucas Murphy.

Tickets are $10. Guests must provide proof of Covid vaccination to attend the show.

Planet of the Tapes is a unique full-service bar, performance venue and cinema lounge that also offers DVD rentals.

Sept. 14 — Comedy Night at Gravely, 7 p.m.

Gravely Brewing Co.

Free admission

Louisville Laughs has a great Comedy Night showcase planned for you at Gravely Brewing Co., featuring comedian Andy Fleming from Chicago.

Andy is the producer of the weekly showcase The Two-Hour Comedy Hour, and producer and co-host of Comedy Secrets.

Also on the show are Zach Wycuff and Gretchen Schultz from Cincinnati; Simon Fraser from Columbus, Ohio; and Louisville’s Mike Nilsson, SugaRae and Mz Johnson. Your host is Creig Ewing.

Enjoy a night of laughs, fresh beer and food from Mayan Street Food.

If you have a group coming, reach out to Louisville Laughs at LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com and we will reserve a table.

Sept. 16 — Matt Bergman, 7:30 p.m.

Aloft Louisville Downtown

Tickets $15

Louisville Laughs has a special show planned for Sept. 16 at Aloft Louisville Downtown with headliner Matt Bergman.

Matt has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central Live and has a Dry Bar Comedy Special. He also can be heard on  SiriusXM.

Matt will be in Louisville for one night only before heading to Indianapolis to headline at Helium Comedy Club. Joining him will be comic RJ Ryan, a veteran of the World Series of Comedy.

Tickets are $15. Food and drinks are available at the Corner bar in the comfortable Aloft lobby.

For $5 off each ticket, use the Promo Code MATT.

Sept. 17 — Never Say Die Comedy Hour (or Two), 8 p.m.

Never Say Die

Free admission

Join Louisville Laughs at Never Say Die bar in St. Matthews for our monthly comedy open mic.

Come for the laughs, the craft cocktails or get on stage and try your hand at standup comedy.

Comics also have the chance to earn $25 for sets of the night!

If you would like to sign up to perform, email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com.


Sept. 19 — Comedy 101 class, 1 p.m.

Caravan Comedy Club

Free

Louisville Laughs and The Caravan Comedy Club are teaming up to offer a free comedy class aimed at new comics.

Instructors include comedian Keith McGill, The Caravan’s Dana Miller and Louisville Laughs’ Creig Ewing.

Topics include mic etiquette, stage presence, club etiquette and how to find stage time. If you would like to participate, email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com.

Sept. 19 — Comedy at TEN20 open mic, 7 p.m.

TEN20 Craft Brewery

Free admission

Join Louisville Laughs for our popular comedy open mic at TEN20 Craft Brewery in Butchertown.

Comics — some new, some veterans — do their best to make you laugh and try out new material.

Comics also have the chance to earn $25 for sets of the night!

Come enjoy some laughs, craft beer and more.

Sept. 26 — Sunday Standup Showcase

The Bard’s Town

Tickets $8

Our Sunday Standup Showcase in The Bard’s Town upstairs theatre lounge features comic Andrew Rudick from Cincinnati.

Andrew is a regular performer at Go Bananas Comedy Club, Liberty Funny Bone and Helium Comedy Club; in addition to clubs and venues across the country. 

Also on the show are Cincinnati comic Cali Botkin and Louisville’s Daniel Craig Williams, Crystal Phoenix, Annam Choudhry, Hillary Boston, Kyle McGlothlin, Jake Macias and host June Dempsey.

Sept. 30 — Thursday Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m.

Aloft Louisville Downtown

Free tickets

Join Louisville Laughs for our Thursday Comedy Showcase at Aloft Louisville Downtown.

The show features top comics from Louisville and the region.

Come enjoy a night of laughs and food and drinks from Aloft’s Corner bar.

Louisville Laughs comedy shows on tap for August

Louisville Laughs has a lot of great comedy shows coming. Here is a breakdown of what’s on tap in August, including new comedy classes. It also has a Promo Code sprinkled in so you can save money.

Aug. 1 — Comedy at TEN20 Craft Brewery, 7 p.m.
TEN20 Craft Brewery

Join us at TEN20 Craft Brewery in Butchertown for a comedy open mic featuring some of the top comics in the Louisville area as well as new comics.

Admission is free. No tickets required.

Enjoy a great craft beer with your laughs and food from Happy Belly.

The Comedy at TEN20 open mic will be held the first and third Sundays of each month.

To sign up to perform at a future open mic at TEN20, email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com.

Aug. 5 — New Comics Showcase, 7:30 p.m.

Aloft Louisville Downtown

Louisville Laughs welcomes some of our favorite new comics starting out their comedy journeys. Headliner Keith McGill, who has worked cruise ships and comedy clubs across the country, will close out the show.

Comics include Adam Kaelin, Kelli O’Toole, Rich Enright, Kane Johnson, Alex Fleming, Mz Johnson, Jesse Rhodes and Lena Beamish. Your host is Creig Ewing.

Tickets are $5 and are available here.  

Aug. 10 — Grins at Gravely, 7 p.m.

Gravely Brewing Company

Our monthly Grins at Gravely comedy showcase will be a blast with feature Mandee McKelvey!

Have some laughs, fresh beer and food from Mayan Street Food.

We also have comics Griffin Sciarra from Indianapolis, Jerrel Beamon from Dayton and Jeremiah Martin from Lexington. Plus Louisville comics Jake Hovis, Josh Gibson, Kate Murphy and Melman. Your host is Creig Ewing.

Admission is free. Seating is limited so reserve a spot here.

Aug. 20 — Never Say Die Comedy Hour (or Two), 8 p.m.

Never Say Die

Join Louisville Laughs for a comedy open mic at Never Say Die bar and art gallery. Enjoy a craft cocktail and some laughs in the heart of St. Matthews.

Admission is free. No tickets are required.

If you would like to perform, send an email to LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com.

Aug. 22 — Sunday Standup Showcase, 7:30 p.m.

The Bard’s Town

Join us in the downstairs lounge at The Bard’s Town for a night of laughter with a great lineup of comics, including Sean Smith and Dan Alten.

​Also on the show are Lee Blevins from Lexington and Louisville’s James Ferguson, June Dempsey, Lena Beamish, John Smothers and Derek Sawyer. Your host is Creig Ewing.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door (if available). You can get them here

Sept. 16 — Matt Bergman Live, 7:30 p.m.

Aloft Louisville Downtown

See Matt Bergman in Louisville before he headlines at Helium Comedy Club in Indianapolis for the weekend.

Matt has a Dry Bar comedy special and has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live and Comedy Central Live.

Also on the show is RJ Ryan.

Tickets are $15 and are available here. Use Promo Code MATT to get $5 off up to four tickets.

Hope to see you soon!

Louisville Laughs now offering How To Comedy classes

Louisville Laughs will start offering classes geared toward comics beginning their comedy journeys — HOW TO COMEDY.

Instructors are:

  • Keith McGill, a comic with 30 years of experience who headlines all over the country and on cruise ships.
  • Bret Sohl, a veteran comedy writer who wrote for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for 22 years and ran the stage at The Comedy Caravan for 14 years.
  • Creig Ewing, a comic and owner of Louisville Laughs. Creig has booked shows, festivals and open mics throughout the Louisville area.

Our first classes offered will be via Zoom starting on Aug. 14:

  • 2 p.m. — HOW TO WRITE MATERIAL — $75
  • 3:30 p.m. — HOW TO GET STAGE TIME — $75

Classes are $75 each or sign up for both for $125. Class size will be limited to allow time for questions and feedback.

Graduates can take an additional in-person class on how to emcee.

What do you get for your money?

  • Decades of experience on how to write jokes and perform standup comedy
  • Do’s and don’ts of standup comedy
  • Opportunities for stage time with Louisville Laughs
  • Individual feedback sessions for an additional fee

If you are interested, reach out to Louisville Laughs via email at LouisvileLaughs2@gmail.com. If another day/time would work better for you, let us know and we will see if that can be arranged.