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What a Joke National Comedy Festival: Knoxville
Multiple Venues
Knoxville, TN
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What a Joke National Comedy Festival: Knoxville
29 cities across the nation are uniting to host a weekend of simultaneous stand-up comedy shows as part of the first ever WHAT A JOKE National Comedy Festival and to raise funds for the American Civil Liberties Union. Knoxville, Tennessee, is hosting a two-day festival on Thursday, January 19, and Friday, January 20 at selected venues across the city.

Stand-up comedians from across the Southeast are gathering in Knoxville for multiple shows during this two-day festival.

Festival shows will take place at the following venues:

Thursday, January 19 - The Old City/Downtown
Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915

Friday, January 20 - North Knoxville/Happy Holler
The Central Collective, 923 N. Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917
Holly's Corner, 842 N. Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917
Ironwood Studios, 119 Jennings Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
Modern Studio, 109 W. Anderson St., Knoxville, TN 37917

The festival will feature some of the best rising stars of comedy from Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina. A full list of performers and venues will be posted on the festival's main website at and on the local website

Tickets are available for single day (Thursday or Friday) or as weekend passes for both nights.

Attendance is 18+ at most venues.

Pilot Light is a cash only bar. Central Collective is a BYOB establishment. Modern Studio is a BYOB establishment.



Multiple Venues (View)
The Pilot Light, Pretentious Beer Co., The Central Collective, & Modern Studio
Knoxville, TN 37917
United States

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Comedy > Stand Up
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Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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