Country Superstar Brad Paisley to Host a Night of Stand-Up Comedy on Thursday, April 16 as Part of the Wild West Comedy Festival
Nashville, TN (March 24, 2015) – Country music superstar Brad Paisley will host a night of stand-up comedy featuring comedians Jon Reep, Greg Hahn, Theo Von, Sarah Tiana, Keith Alberstadt and more at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the weeklong Wild West Comedy Festival. Year two of the festival is set for Tuesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 19 in Nashville, and brings a full slate of all-star comedians to its lineup. Tickets to the Paisley-hosted evening go on sale this Friday, March 27 at www.wildwestcomedyfestival.com.
As host, Paisley will introduce and interact with each of the scheduled comedians. No stranger to the comedy world, Paisley has lent his voice to Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning, animated show “South Park” and has a flair of his own for comedic animation, humorous songs and goofball antics on tour. Paisley has fine-tuned his live comedic timing in his role as co-host of the CMA Awards, as a character on sitcoms and numerous appearances on television talk shows.
This year’s Wild West Comedy Festival’s stellar lineup also includes previously announced performers Kevin Hart, Cristela Alonzo, Eric Andre, Doug Benson, Lewis Black, Hannibal Buress, Steve Byrne, Frank Caliendo, Jeff Garlin, Anjelah Johnson, Colin Jost, Nick Kroll, Joel McHale, John Mulaney, Tig Notaro, Jeanne Robertson and Rory Scovel.
In addition, truTV’s Impractical Jokers will return with their all-new ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour, starring The Tenderloins; and Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will present their popular podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old. Filmmakers David Zucker and Jerry Zucker will oversee a screening of the classic comedy Airplane!, followed by an audience Q&A.
More than 20,000 attended the inaugural festival in 2014, and were treated to more than 29 shows from the all-star lineup. Based on last year’s success, the 2015 event has added one day, extending the festival to a total of six days. Full schedule and ticket information is available at www.wildwestcomedyfestival.com.
The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic locations in Nashville such as the Ryman Auditorium, TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall and James K. Polk Theater, Bridgestone Arena, Belcourt Theatre, City Winery Nashville, Zanies Nashville and Exit/In.
About Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written or co-written 20 of his 23 #1 singles with the first being in 1999 with “He Didn’t Have To Be.” His latest hit single, “Perfect Storm,” was #1 on the country charts for two weeks and is from his chart topping 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk. His current single is “Crushin’ It” from the same album and he will kick off his Crushin’ It World Tour in May. Paisley has recently partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com; www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley; on Twitter @BradPaisley; on Instagram @BradPaisley; and YouTube YouTube.com/BradPaisley.
About Wild West Productions
Wild West Productions is an American film, television and entertainment production company founded in 2005 by leading actor, writer and producer Vince Vaughn. Under Vaughn’s leadership, the company has produced a string of hit movies, including The Internship, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Break-Up. Wild West also produces television shows, including the upcoming Netflix animated show F is For Family and the comedy series Sullivan & Son; and documentaries including Art of Conflict: The Murals of Northern Ireland and Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy: 30 Days & 30 Nights, Hollywood to the Heartland.
About Outback Concerts
Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events every year, ranging from clubs to stadiums, the company also co-produces the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville, TN and Charleston, SC; and the Blue Ridge Music Festival in Salem, VA. Outback Concerts has received numerous awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Promoter of the Year, IEBA’s concert promoter of the year, talent buyer of the year, entertainment buyer of the year, and festival buyer of the year. Outback Concerts President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame.