NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Comedy Festival makes its triumphant return next month after a year that has us longing for laughter. Billboard’s first-ever “Comedian of the Year” Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off Nashville Comedy Festival on Saturday, June 12 at Ryman Auditorium. Maniscalco will have the audience roaring during the Nashville stop of his Nobody Does This Tour. Tennessee-native and rising star Leanne Morgan takes the stage at the Mother Church on Sunday, June 13. Morgan will be sure to have the people in the pews laughing out loud with her southern charm and hilarious storytelling.
Tickets on sale Friday at NashComedyFest.com
The performances will be at 100% capacity with local safety guidelines in place. More shows to be announced in the coming weeks.
The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic showrooms in Nashville, including Ryman Auditorium.
June 12 Sebastian Maniscalco Ryman Auditorium 7:00 PM
June 13 Leanne Morgan Ryman Auditorium 7:00 PM
About Sebastian Maniscalco:
After a year off the road, Sebastian Maniscalco is back with his new Nobody Does This Tour. Recognized by both Billboard and Pollstar with top touring awards, Nobody Does This follows a string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows from his Stay Hungry and You Bother Me tours including the United Center in his hometown of Chicago, Boston’s TD Garden, The Forum in LA and New York’s Madison Square Garden. That success follows a number of blockbuster years for the comedian, author, and actor the New York Times calls “the hottest comic in America.” In addition to releasing a best-selling memoir, Stay Hungry, and Netflix original special also titled “Stay Hungry,” the comic hosted the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards and landed roles in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman as well as Green Book, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Maniscalco can next be seen on the small screen in his own food show for Discovery+ to be released later his year. For more information and tour updates visit sebastianlive.com.
About Leanne Morgan:
Leanne’s style of comedy combines her southern charm and hilarious storytelling about her own life into an act that keeps them coming back for more. As a stay-at-home, mother of three with a husband, people are always accusing her of spying on them because she seems to be living the same life that they do. The fact that everyone can relate to her comedy has made her a hit even among the strangest of audiences. While performing in San Antonio she was asked to appear at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and shortly thereafter appeared on ABC’s The View in a hilarious housewife segment. Leanne appeared as a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom and toured three years with the Southern Fried Chicks. She has appeared in comedy clubs, performing arts centers, and theatres all over the United States. She had a contract with Warner Brothers and ABC to develop a sitcom based on her comedy and also collaborated with legendary writer/producer Matt Williams (“Roseanne,” “Home Improvement”) on a half-hour comedy project. She counts as her celebrity fans, Dr. Phil and Paula Deen. She has appeared on both their shows. Leanne and fellow comic Reno Collier recently co-hosted Chewing the Fat, a weekly radio show on Sirius XM/Blue Collar Radio, and her comedy is in rotation every day on Sirius comedy channels. She is currently touring as part of the comedy trio Country Cool, along with headliners Karen Mills and Trish Suhr. She has a comedy special currently streaming on VidAngel called “So Yummy” and her videos on Dry Bar Comedy have gotten more than 50 million views and growing! She has a podcast called Sweaty and Pissed...Menopause and More.
About Outback Presents:
Outback Presents is the leading independent, full-service promoter of live entertainment. Based in Nashville, TN, Outback Presents specializes in producing music and comedy shows, tours, and festivals across North America and connecting their diverse roster of artists with their fans. Festivals include the Nashville Comedy Festival and Minneapolis Comedy Festival. For more information, visit outbackpresents.com.
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