Wild West Comedy Festival Rides into Nashville


The Wild West Comedy Festival returns May 16-22, 2016, with a line-up that features some of the biggest names and rising stars in comedy performing at iconic venues and clubs around Nashville. The largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, Jeff Foxworthy, will headline the historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time ever on May 21 at 6:00pm.

In addition, actor and comedian Chris Tucker, best known for his roles in films such as “Rush Hour” and “Friday,” is the latest addition to the Wild West Comedy Festival line-up. Tucker, whose wildly-successful first-ever stand-up special is currently streaming on Netflix, will perform at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Friday, May 20 at 8pm.

Other noteworthy performances include Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, as well as Miranda Sings, who will bring her one woman show complete with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic reading of hate mail and never-before-seen videos.

Here is the complete lineup of talent for this year’s festival:

  • May 17: The Fighter & The Kid Live – Zanies
  • May 18: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old – Zanies
  • May 18: An Evening with Kevin Smith – Zanies
  • May 19: Russell Peters – War Memorial Auditorium
  • May 19: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old – Zanies
  • May 19: An Evening with Kevin Smith – Zanies
  • May 20: Joe Rogan – Ryman Auditorium
  • May 20: Maria Bamford – TPAC’s Polk Theater
  • May 20: Chris Tucker – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
  • May 20: Adam Ruins Everything Live – Zanies
  • May 21: Jeff Foxworthy – Ryman Auditorium
  • May 21: Trevor Noah – Ryman Auditorium
  • May 21: The Jimmy Pardo Podcast Live – Zanies
  • May 22: Michael Carbonaro Live – TPAC’s Polk Theater
  • May 22: Miranda Sings – Ryman Auditorium