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.

Superlist of Louisville Comedy Feb. 21

The SUPERLIST of Louisville comedy from Louisville Laughs.

Here are the upcoming comedy shows and open mics in the Louisville area. If we missed your event, let us know.

Monday, Feb. 22

8 p.m. — Comedy open mic with Chris Cognac, Nirvana Louisville

Tuesday, Feb. 23

7:30 p.m. – Comedy open mic from Full Circle Comedy, 21st In Germantown

Wednesday, Feb. 24

7:30 p.m. – Laughs In The Lounge Comedy Open Mic with guest host Thomas Jackson and special guest Mike Fields, The Caravan Louisville

8 p.m. — Big Howell and Possum Live! Planet of the Tapes

Thursday, Feb. 25

7 p.m. – All-entertainment open mic, AIR DEVIL’S INN

7:30 p.m. – Rich Ragains, The Caravan Louisville

8 p.m. – Comedy open mic with Mrbikey Thecomedian, Lavish Looks, 935 W. Hill St.

Friday, Feb. 26

7:30 p.m. – Rich Ragains, The Caravan Louisville

7:30 p.m. – CANCELED: Joe Rogan: The Sacred Clown Tour, Louisville Palace

9:30 p.m. – Rich Ragains, The Caravan Louisville

Saturday, Feb. 27

7:30 p.m. – Rich Ragains, The Caravan Louisville

7:30 p.m. – CANCELED: Joe Rogan: The Sacred Clown Tour, Louisville Palace

9:30 p.m. – Rich Ragains, The Caravan Louisville

Sunday, Feb. 28

6 p.m. — All-entertainment open mic, 21st In Germantown

Monday, March 1

8 p.m. — Comedy open mic with Chris Cognac, Nirvana Louisville

Tuesday, March 2

7:30 p.m. – Comedy open mic from Full Circle Comedy, 21st In Germantown

Wednesday, March 3

7:30 p.m. – Laughs In The Lounge Comedy Open Mic with guest host John Smothers and special guest Ryan Riker, The Caravan Louisville

8 p.m. — Big Howell and Possum Live! Planet of the Tapes

Thursday, March 4

7 p.m. – All-entertainment open mic, Air Devil’s Inn

7:30 p.m. – Greg Hahn, The Caravan Louisville

7:30 p.m. – Thursday Comedy Showcase with host Creig Ewing, Aloft Louisville Downtown

8 p.m. – Comedy open mic with MrBikey TheComedian, Lavish Looks, 935 W. Hill St.

Friday, March 5

7:30 p.m. – Greg Hahn, The Caravan Louisville

9:30 p.m. – Greg Hahn, The Caravan Louisville

Saturday, March 6

7:30 p.m. – Greg Hahn, The Caravan Louisville

9:30 p.m. – Greg Hahn, The Caravan Louisville

Sunday, March 7

6 p.m. — All-entertainment open mic, 21st In Germantown

Monday, March 8

8 p.m. — Comedy open mic with Chris Cognac, Nirvana Louisville

Tuesday, March 9

7:30 p.m. – Comedy open mic from Full Circle Comedy, 21st In Germantown

Wednesday, March 10

7:30 p.m. – Laughs In The Lounge Comedy Open Mic with guest host Creig Ewing and special guest James Ferguson, The Caravan Louisville

8 p.m. — Big Howell and Possum Live! Planet of the Tapes

Thursday, March 11

7 p.m. – All-entertainment open mic, Air Devil’s Inn

7:30 p.m. – Brad Lanning, The Caravan Louisville

8 p.m. – Comedy open mic with MrBikey TheComedian, Lavish Looks, 935 W. Hill St.

Friday, March 12

7:30 p.m. – Brad Lanning, The Caravan Louisville

9:30 p.m. – Brad Lanning, The Caravan Louisville

Saturday, March 13

7:30 p.m. – Brad Lanning, The Caravan Louisville

9:30 p.m. – Brad Lanning, The Caravan Louisville

Sunday, March 14

6 p.m. — All-entertainment open mic, 21st In Germantown

SUPERLIST of Louisville comedy Feb. 28

Friday, Feb. 28
7:30 p.m. – Holly Lynnea Live! Four Pegs Beer Lounge
7:30 p.m. – Dale Jones, The Caravan Louisville
9 p.m. – SOS Comedy Showcase, 21st Amendment Tavern
9:30 p.m. – Dale Jones, The Caravan Louisville
10 p.m. — Cliffnotes of Insanity: The Princess Bride in 30 Minutes or Less, The Bard’s Town

Saturday, Feb. 29
7 p.m. – Diego Anttanasio Live, Comedy By The Bridge, 628 Michigan Ave., Jeffersonville
7:30 p.m. – Holly Lynnea Live! Four Pegs Beer Lounge
7:30 p.m. — The Five Spot Comedy Show, The Bard’s Town
7:30 p.m. – Dale Jones, The Caravan Louisville
9:30 p.m. – Dale Jones, The Caravan Louisville

Sunday, March 1
7 p.m. – Louisville Is Funny presents Sunday Comedy Showcase, Aloft Louisville Downtown

Monday, March 2
8 p.m. — Funday Mondays open mic at Mellwood Tavern from Louisville Is Funny

Tuesday, March 3
8 p.m. — Comedy open mic, Cafe’ 360
9 p.m. – Kaijuesdays, Kaiju

Wednesday, March 4
7:30 p.m. – Wednesday Comedy Showcase, The Caravan Louisville

Thursday, March 5
7:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville
10 p.m. — Comedy Collider open mic, The Bard’s Town
10 p.m. — The Vibe open mic, Nirvana Louisville

Friday, March 6
6 p.m. – Cocktails and Comedy Shabbat with Joel Chasnoff, @The Temple — Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom
7:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville
7:30 p.m. — Mad Hatter Shows presents Pat Godwin and Reno Collier, Diamond Pub Highlands and Concert Hall
8 p.m. – Chris Tucker: Live In Concert, Louisville Palace
9:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville

Saturday, March 7
7 p.m. – Improv 502 presents: Mythology Loves Company, OPEN Community Arts Center
7:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville
9:30 p.m. – Bill Boronkay, The Caravan Louisville

Sunday, March 8
7 p.m. – Comedy Open Mic, Wick’s Pizza Parlor, New Albany
7:30 p.m. – Louisville Is Funny presents Louisville vs. Lexington IV, Gravely Brewing Co
9:30 p.m. – Comedy Attack open mic, Kaiju

Monday, March 9
8 p.m. — Funday Mondays open mic at Mellwood Tavern from Louisville Is Funny

Tuesday, March 10
6 p.m. – Lady Laundry Mic with The HystericalsAunt Bee’s Launderette
8 p.m. – Comedy Night, Pints&union
8 p.m. — Comedy open mic, Cafe’ 360
9 p.m. – Kaijuesdays, Kaiju

Wednesday, March 11
7 p.m. – Trey Kennedy The Are You For Real? Tour, Kentucky Performing Arts
7:30 p.m. – Wednesday Comedy Showcase, The Caravan Louisville

Thursday, March 12
7:30 p.m. – Davin Rosenblatt, The Caravan Louisville
7:30 p.m. – All-entertainment open mic, Four Pegs Beer Lounge
10 p.m. — Comedy Collider open mic, The Bard’s Town
10 p.m. — The Vibe all-entertainment open mic, Nirvana Louisville

Friday, March 13
7:30 p.m. – Davin Rosenblatt, The Caravan Louisville
9:30 p.m. – Davin Rosenblatt, The Caravan Louisville

Saturday, March 14
7 p.m. – Mo Alexander Live! Comedy By the Bridge, 628 Michigan Ave., Jeffersonville
7:30 p.m. – Clifton Freeman Cash Live!, Four Pegs Beer Lounge
7:30 p.m. – Davin Rosenblatt, The Caravan Louisville
8 p.m. – There’s No Place Like Home Comedy Expose, Kula Gallery, 536 S. 4th St.
9:30 p.m. – Davin Rosenblatt, The Caravan Louisville
10:30 p.m. – Laugh Olympics 4, Tracks Bar and Grill

Sunday, March 15
7 p.m. – Louisville Is Funny presents Sunday Comedy Showcase, Aloft Louisville Downtown

5 Questions with comedian Holly Lynnea

Get to know Louisville comedian Holly Lynnea.

Holly Lynnea is a comedian, writer, actor and dancer from Louisville, who has performed comedy across the US and Canada.

She will be appearing on Feb. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Four Pegs Beer Lounge in Germantown along with comedian Tim Northern. Tickets are available at louisvilletickets.com

Holly recently answered five questions from Creig Ewing of Louisville Is Funny.

You’re from Louisville. So first question is what school did you go to? 

Holly: Fern Creek High School

You are coming off a couple weeks of shows in Colorado. How did those go? Do the clubs have a two-edible minimum?

Colorado shows were great! I performed at Comedy Works a couple of times and at LOTS of breweries and bars in multiple cities. All shows we’re packed venues, even in a foot of snow!

Two edible minimum? Thank God, they don’t!

What are some of the writing and TV projects you have going on?

I’ve got a pilot I just started. I’m really excited about it, and some acting collaborations in the works. All Hollywood hush hush.

Not only are you a comedian, writer and actor, but you also have a background in dance. How does that help you on stage?

Teaching ballroom in group settings and using humor to take the sting/awkwardness out of uncomfortable situations we all deal with … tapping into that, is how dance has played a role in my stage show.

Tell us about a really bad show you remember.

It was a show in a church basement, there was clouds of weed smoke in the air and plenty of liquor on the tables. Let’s just say, that show did not go well. I was less than two years in comedy and I did not get a lot of laughs, but a whole lot of teeth sucking.

Find out more about Holly on her website: hollylynnea.com

Holly Lynnea Feb. 28-29