The SUPERLIST of Louisville comedy updated Sept. 22

The SUPERLIST of Louisville Comedy

A list of the upcoming comedy shows and open mics in the Louisville area. If we missed your event, let us know. (Information on how to sign up for open mics at bottom)

UPCOMING SHOWS AND OPEN MICS

Wednesday, Sept. 22

7 p.m. — Wednesday Night Comedy Showcase, Black Jockeys Lounge Tickets

7:30 p.m. – Laughs In The Lounge Comedy Open Mic special Sirius XM taping with comics including Rich Ragains and Lucious Williams. The Caravan Louisville Tickets

8:30 p.m. — Microphone Assassins High Horse Wednesdays All-Entertainment Showcase and Open Mic, High Horse Saloon. Sign ups at 7:30.

Thursday, Sept. 23

7:30 p.m. – Henry Cho, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

8 p.m. — Thursday Night Comedy Bites. The Bard’s Town. Sign ups at 7:30.

9 p.m. — Comedy Open Mic at Red Top Hot Dogs, 1127 Logan Street. Sign ups at 8:30.

Friday, Sept. 24

7:30 p.m. – Henry Cho, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Character Assassination Presents: The Roast of Aliens! Planet of the Tapes Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Dustin Sims, Diamonds Pub Highlands and Concert Hall Tickets

9 p.m. — Louder Than Laughter comedy show, 21st in Germantown. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at door.

9:30 p.m. –Henry Cho, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

10:30 p.m. — Character Assassination Presents: The Roast of Aliens! Planet of the Tapes Tickets

Saturday, Sept. 25

7:30 p.m. – Henry Cho, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Character Assassination Presents: The Roast of Aliens! Planet of the Tapes Tickets

9:30 p.m. – Henry Cho, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

10:30 p.m. — Character Assassination Presents: The Roast of Aliens! Planet of the Tapes Tickets

Sunday, Sept. 26

6 p.m. — Sunday Night, Live!, all-entertainment showcase with Uncool Randy, 21st In Germantown

6 p.m. — Comedy open mic at MG’s Prime Time Cafe Signups at 5:30

7:30 — Second Sunday Showcase featuring Andrew Rudick, The Bard’s Town Tickets

Monday, Sept. 27

8 p.m. — Mic’d Up Mondays comedy open mic with Chris Cognac, Nirvana Louisville

8 p.m. — Planet of the Tapes Monday Mic, Planet of the Tapes. Message Planet of the Tapes Monday Mic page or email MondayNightLateMic@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

8 p.m. – Comedy open mic from Full Circle Comedy, 21st In Germantown. Sign ups at 7:15.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

7 p.m. — Wednesday Night Comedy Showcase, Black Jockeys Lounge Tickets

7:30 p.m. – Laughs In The Lounge Comedy Open Mic with guest host Creig Ewing and special guest Brad Lanning. The Caravan Louisville Tickets

8:30 p.m. — Microphone Assassins High Horse Wednesdays All-Entertainment Showcase and Open Mic, High Horse Saloon. Sign ups at 7:30.

Thursday, Sept. 30

7:30 p.m. – Costaki Economopoulos, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Thursday Comedy Showcase with Holly Lynnea and MrBikey from Louisville Laughs, Aloft Louisville Downtown Free tickets

8 p.m. –Thursday Night Comedy Bites. The Bard’s Town. Sign ups at 7:30.

9 p.m. — Comedy Open Mic at Red Top Hot Dogs, 1127 Logan Street. Sign ups at 8:30.

Friday, Oct. 1

6 p.m. — Queens of Comedy competition The Bard’s Town Tickets

7:30 p.m. – Costaki Economopoulos, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Ryan Niemiller, Planet of the Tapes Tickets

9:30 p.m. – Costaki Economopoulos, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

10 p.m. — Ryan Niemiller, Planet of the Tapes Tickets

Saturday, Oct. 2

7:30 p.m. – Costaki Economopoulos, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Ryan Niemiller, Planet of the Tapes Tickets

8 p.m. — Something Wicked: A Spooky DrunkProv, The Bard’s Town Tickets

9:30 p.m. – Costaki Economopoulos, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

10 p.m. — Ryan Niemiller, Planet of the Tapes Tickets

Sunday, Oct. 3

6 p.m. — Sunday Night, Live!, all-entertainment showcase with Uncool Randy, 21st In Germantown

6 p.m. — Comedy open mic at MG’s Prime Time Cafe Signups at 5:30

7 p.m. — Louisville Laughs presents Comedy at Ten20 Craft Brewery open mic Sign up in advance at LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com or message Louisville Laughs on Facebook

9:30 p.m. — Comedy Attack open mic Kaiju Show up and sign up

Monday, Oct. 4

8 p.m. — Mic’d Up Mondays comedy open mic with Chris Cognac, Nirvana Louisville

8 p.m. — Planet of the Tapes Monday Mic, Planet of the Tapes. Message Planet of the Tapes Monday Mic page or email MondayNightLateMic@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

8 p.m. – Comedy open mic from Full Circle Comedy, 21st In Germantown. Sign ups at 7:15.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

7 p.m. — Wednesday Night Comedy Showcase, Black Jockeys Lounge Tickets

7:30 p.m. – Laughs In The Lounge Comedy Open Mic with guest host Jake Hovis and special guest Danny Browning. The Caravan Louisville Tickets

8:30 p.m. — Microphone Assassins High Horse Wednesdays All-Entertainment Showcase and Open Mic, High Horse Saloon. Sign ups at 7:30.

Thursday, Oct. 7

7:30 p.m. – Stewart Huff, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — New Comics Showcase from Louisville Laughs with headliner Tabari McCoy, Aloft Louisville Downtown Free tickets

8 p.m. — Thursday Night Comedy Bites. The Bard’s Town. Sign ups at 7:30.

8 p.m. — Microphone Assassins with headliner Rich Ragains The Bard’s Town Tickets

9 p.m. — Comedy Open Mic at Red Top Hot Dogs, 1127 Logan Street. Sign ups at 8:30.

Friday, Oct. 8

7:30 p.m. – Stewart Huff, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Tom Simmons, Planet of the Tapes Tickets

9 p.m. — Full Circle Comedy presents Wild Wild West Comedy Showcase with Davey Wester, 21st in Germantown Tickets

9:30 p.m. – Stewart Huff, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

Saturday, Oct. 9

7:30 p.m. – Stewart Huff, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Tom Simmons, Planet of the Tapes Tickets

9:30 p.m. – Stewart Huff, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

Sunday, Oct. 10

6 p.m. — Sunday Night, Live!, all-entertainment showcase with Uncool Randy, 21st In Germantown

6 p.m. — Comedy open mic at MG’s Prime Time Cafe Signups at 5:30

Monday, Oct. 11

8 p.m. — Mic’d Up Mondays comedy open mic with Chris Cognac, Nirvana Louisville

8 p.m. — Planet of the Tapes Monday Mic, Planet of the Tapes. Message Planet of the Tapes Monday Mic page or email MondayNightLateMic@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

7 p.m. — Louisville Laughs presents Comedy Night at Gravely Brewing Co. featuring Mat Alano-Martin. Free tickets

8 p.m. – Comedy open mic from Full Circle Comedy, 21st In Germantown. Sign ups at 7:15.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

7 p.m. — Wednesday Night Comedy Showcase, Black Jockeys Lounge Tickets

7:30 p.m. – Laughs In The Lounge Comedy Open Mic with guest host Creig Ewing and special guest June Dempsey. The Caravan Louisville Tickets

8:30 p.m. — Microphone Assassins High Horse Wednesdays All-Entertainment Showcase and Open Mic, High Horse Saloon. Sign ups at 7:30.

Thursday, Oct. 14

7:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

8 p.m. — Thursday Night Comedy Bites. The Bard’s Town. Sign ups at 7:30.

8 p.m. — Thunderdome: Zoo, Planet of the Tapes

9 p.m. — Comedy Open Mic at Red Top Hot Dogs, 1127 Logan Street. Sign ups at 8:30.

Friday, Oct. 15

7:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

8 p.m. — Michael Palascak, Planet of the Tapes Tickets

8 p.m. — Louisville Laughs presents Never Say Die Comedy Hour (or Two) open mic. Never Say Die bar. Performers can message Louisville Laughs or email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com for a spot. Free

9 p.m. — Full Circle Comedy presents Laugh Time at MG’s Prime Time with Jeff Bodart, MG’s Prime Time Cafe Tickets

9:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

Saturday, Oct. 16

7:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

7:30 p.m. — Michael Palascak, Planet of the Tapes Tickets

9:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville Tickets

Sunday, Oct. 17

6 p.m. — Sunday Night, Live!, all-entertainment showcase with Uncool Randy, 21st In Germantown

6 p.m. — Comedy open mic at MG’s Prime Time Cafe Signups at 5:30

TO SIGN UP FOR OPEN MICS

Sundays — Sunday Night, Live!, all-entertainment showcase with Uncool Randy, 21st In Germantown Message @UncoolRandy on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter

Sundays — Comedy Attack! open mic, Kaiju. First Sunday of the month. Show up and sign up

Sundays — Comedy open mic at MG’s Prime Time Cafe Signups at 5:30

Sundays — Comedy at Ten20 Craft Brewery open mic. Every first and third Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sign up in advance by messaging Louisville Laughs on Facebook or emailing LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com

Mondays — Mic’d Up Mondays comedy open mic with Chris Cognac, Nirvana Louisville. Message Chris Cognac on Facebook

Mondays — The Planet of the Tapes Monday Mic, Planet of the Tapes. Show starts at 8 p.m. Fully vaccinated individuals can message Planet of the Tapes Monday Mic or email MondayNightLateMic@gmail.com.

Tuesdays — Comedy open mic from Full Circle Comedy, 21st In Germantown. Show up and sign up. List out at 7:15 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Message Chris Bowman or Full Circle Comedy on Facebook with questions.

Wednesdays — Laughs In The Lounge Comedy Open Mic, The Caravan Louisville. Show is scheduled in advance. Email CaravanOpenMic@gmail.com for a spot.

Wednesdays — Comedy Showcase at Black Jockeys Lounge, 8 p.m. and Amateur Night the last Wednesday of each month. Reach out to Demetrius Wheeler if interested in a spot.

Thursdays — Thursday Night Comedy Bites. The Bard’s Town. Show at 8 p.m.

Thursdays — Comedy Open Mic at Red Top Hot Dogs, 1127 Logan Street. Show up and sign up. Sign ups at 8:30, show at 9. For information, message the Dog + Mouse House Facebook page.

Fridays — Louisville Laughs presents Never Say Die Comedy Hour (Or Two) open mic, Never Say Die bar and art gallery, 3900 Shelbyville Rd, St. Matthews. Every third Friday of the month. To sign up for a spot email LouisvilleLaughs2@gmail.com

5 questions with comic Matt Bergman — who will be at Aloft Thursday

Matt Bergman is a traveling comic, who has a Dry Bar special and has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central Live and can be heard on Sirius XM.

Matt will be in Louisville to headline a show at the Aloft Louisville Downtown on Thursday, Sept. 16, before heading to Indianapolis to headline at Helium Comedy Club. Joining Matt will be Louisville favorites Jake Hovis and Hillary Boston.

Tickets to the Aloft show are $15 and are available here.

Matt took the time to answer 5 Questions from Louisville Laughs.

Louisville Laughs: Your Dry Bar Comedy special video on YouTube has dozens of comments saying how funny it is and then several asking why you don’t just shave your head. How does that feel?

Hahah. You know … I agree, actually. Oddly enough, I started buzzing my hair after the special/before the comments. I always record my sets on audio but very rarely on video, so I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten. I should’ve just worn a hat.

What was it like filming the clean comedy special in Utah?

The folks that run Dry Bar are class acts and so nice. I thought for sure it was the early stages of converting me to Mormonism, but I’ve yet to receive any pamphlets.

I’m not necessarily clean but can do clean, so I was a little reluctant back when they were 45-minute specials but once it was 20-25, I figured, “Why not get harassed about my hair?”

You studied Criminal Justice in college. Does any of that come in handy in your career as a comedian?

Not really. I mean, I know when someone could probably be arrested for public intoxication in the crowd. Other than that the degree was an excuse to not grow up for another four years

What is your advice to people starting out in comedy?

Spend times in your local club, observe, don’t be a psycho, go do other things to help your creativity. There’s a version of you in every city, so you’re not that unique.

If you’re lucky enough to get paid to travel, get out of the hotel and explore the city.

What is your comedy horror story?

I opened for the Goo Goo Dolls, who are from Buffalo and so great.

Unfortunately, it was a surprise that a comic was opening and it was 15 minutes of chatter and confusion.

Nobody booed, and they were all standing (no seats) so in my narrative I got a standing ovation!

Check out Matt’s website for more info and videos.

5 questions with comic Matt Bergman

Matt Bergman is a traveling comic, who has a Dry Bar special and has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central Live and can be heard on Sirius XM.

Matt will be in Louisville to headline a show at the Aloft Louisville Downtown on Thursday, Sept. 16, before heading to Indianapolis to headline at Helium Comedy Club. Tickets to the Aloft show are $15 and are available here.

Matt took the time to answer 5 Questions from Louisville Laughs.

Louisville Laughs: Your Dry Bar Comedy special video on YouTube has dozens of comments saying how funny it is and then several asking why you don’t just shave your head. How does that feel?

Hahah. You know … I agree, actually. Oddly enough, I started buzzing my hair after the special/before the comments. I always record my sets on audio but very rarely on video, so I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten. I should’ve just worn a hat.

What was it like filming the clean comedy special in Utah?

The folks that run Dry Bar are class acts and so nice. I thought for sure it was the early stages of converting me to Mormonism, but I’ve yet to receive any pamphlets.

I’m not necessarily clean but can do clean, so I was a little reluctant back when they were 45-minute specials but once it was 20-25, I figured, “Why not get harassed about my hair?”

You studied Criminal Justice in college. Does any of that come in handy in your career as a comedian?

Not really. I mean, I know when someone could probably be arrested for public intoxication in the crowd. Other than that the degree was an excuse to not grow up for another four years

What is your advice to people starting out in comedy?

Spend times in your local club, observe, don’t be a psycho, go do other things to help your creativity. There’s a version of you in every city, so you’re not that unique.

If you’re lucky enough to get paid to travel, get out of the hotel and explore the city.

What is your comedy horror story?

I opened for the Goo Goo Dolls, who are from Buffalo and so great.

Unfortunately, it was a surprise that a comic was opening and it was 15 minutes of chatter and confusion.

Nobody booed, and they were all standing (no seats) so in my narrative I got a standing ovation!

Check out Matt’s website for more info and videos.

Fringe X returns with show May 4 at Logan Street Market

Fringe X, monthly shows in the spirt of the Louisville Fringe Festival, return on Tuesday, May, 4 at Logan Street Market.

Among the fun for May the Fourth, you can expect to see a performance by Louisville comic and actor Mandee McKelvey as Princess Leia and a Star Wars intervention. The show will be hosted by The Possum.

Door open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Fringe X shows will be held the first Tuesday of every month.

Louisville Fringe Festival (LouFringe) is a collection of original artists with works focusing on theater, film, dance, puppetry, spoken word, performance art, magic, stand-up comedy, circus performing and everything else unclassifiable.

Logan Street Market provides healthy, fresh, local food to an underserved community and bills itself as a community gathering space for people to learn, grow and connect.

Mandee McKelvey is the special guest for the Caravan open mic Wednesday

The Laughs in the Lounge open mic on Wednesday, March 31, is extra special with special guest Mandee McKelvey closing out the show.

Mandee is a comic and actor who has performed her own one-woman show and often portrays comical versions of real and fictional characters in the popular Character Assassination roasts.

The show will be hosted by Jonathon Walter Gregg and features established and new comics. Also on the lineup are three working comics from Indianapolis — Nolan Miller, Jake Smith and Ryne Ross.

Tickets are $5 and are available here.

5 Questions with Momics! comedian Katy Bevins

Katy Bevins is a Louisville-based Appalachian transplant who started comedy in 2009.

She is a married mother of two boys, employed full time and terrible at coming up with bios about herself. She enjoys gardening, managing high levels of anxiety, and regrets downloading TikTok.

She will be appearing on the Momics! show on Thursday, April 1 at Aloft Louisville Downtown. Tickets are $10 or $30 to reserve a table that seats up to four and are available here.

She agreed to answer five questions from Creig Ewing of Louisville Laughs.

How did you get your start doing comedy?

I started in 2009 after an acquaintance from high school suggested I go with him to do the open night at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington. I killed it, and it unfortunately made me think they’d always go well, but I was hooked.

You have a lot going on. How does comedy fit in?

I juggle comedy and family by not spreading myself too thin. Comedy is a side hobby for me and not a career path. I decline shows that I can’t perform in. I want comedy to never feel like work.

I have “quit” comedy at least twice and both were related to being pregnant.

Were you able to perform much in the past year?

I haven’t been able to perform much. At the beginning of shutdown, I had a 4-year-old and a 7-month-old. Getting out and performing was too risky. If my husband or me were to get sick, there would be nobody to come help us.

My last show before the shutdown was on Leap Day 2020. I’ve performed twice since then.

Much of your humor comes from your life and family. How do you decide what to say on stage?

I don’t like to sit down and write things. It drives me insane. I will sometimes be thinking of something mundane and if there’s a morsel of a way to make it funny, I will sort of obsess over it until I can 100% make it funny.

I don’t usually write anything down until the day of the show, usually in the parking lot right before. Years ago I got an entire bit of how my husband doesn’t shut drawers.

The comics on Thursday’s show are all moms. What kind of humor can the audience expect?

 I think the audience can expect pandemic mom humor, non-pandemic humor, and of course the light hearted jabs at our partners and kids.

Featured comic: Fort Wayne’s Julie Heckman

Fort Wayne comedian Julie Heckman is a 30-something mom, wife and small business owner whose family still calls her “Kid.”

Her sharp and witty comedy could be described as tastefully vulgar, like reading a classic novel, but with f-bombs. Self deprecating, honest, insightful and at times goofy, Julie is happiest when making people laugh.

She will be in the Momics! comedy show on April 1 at the Aloft Louisville Downtown where all the comics are moms. Tickets ($10 per person or $30 for a table that seats up to four) are available here.

Julie also can be seen emceeing at the Fort Wayne Comedy Club and has performed in the MMJ Comedy Festival in 2018 and 2019, as well as the Live Laughs Festival in 2018 and 2019.

Julie also produces a podcast called “Is This A Bit?” where she features different friends and comedians each week to tell true funny stories.

Comedians & friends tell true life funny stories, and see if they are good enough to become bits.

She can be found on Instagram @julieheckmancomedy or on Twitter @julieheckman

John Smothers to host Caravan open mic March 3 with guest Ryan Riker

John Smothers will be the guest host of the Carvan Comedy Club Laughs in the Lounge open mic on March 3 with special guest Ryan Riker.

The lineup also includes a mix of Louisville comedy scene regulars, such as Lucious Williams, James Ferguson, Andreas Ali and Creig Ewing.

Also on tap are several newcomers, including Side Peace, 4Starz, Icey Collins and Angela Crowdis.

Tickets are $5 and are available here.

The Caravan follows all CDC guidelines to help keep you safe. Grab a mask and bring a friend.

Melissa Doran to headline comedy show at Aloft Louisville Downtown

Louisville Laughs is excited to announce a show on March 18 at Aloft Louisville Downtown with headliner Melissa Doran, one of the fastest-rising comics in the area.

Melissa started her standup career in New York where she had the good fortune to perform at such legendary clubs as Caroline’s On Broadway, Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club.

She now resides in Louisville and is the two-time consecutive recipient of the No Balls of Meat Comedy Contest as well as the winner of the Kent Carney Best Female Comedian of Louisville award.

Joining Melissa as the featured performer will be the hilarious West End Pookie and host Creig Ewing, as well as special guests.

Tickets are $30 for a limited number of tables that seats up to four or $10 for individual tickets. They are available at Red Pin Tix. Seating will be limited to ensure safe spacing.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Drinks are available at Aloft’s Corner bar as well as light snacks — chips and salsa or veggies and hummus.

Thomas Jackson hosts Caravan open mic Feb. 24

Thomas Jackson will be the guest host of the Wednesday open mic at The Caravan Louisville with special guest Mike Fields of Lexington.

Doors open Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

For more information go to The Caravan Louisville.

If you want to try your hand at standup comedy, email CaravanOpenMic@gmail.com to be scheduled for a future spot.