[PREVIEW] Wild West Comedy Festival Invades Nashville | May 14-18

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While the vast majority of our coverage centers around music, we make it our mission to fill you in on the best and most exciting live events Nashville has to offer, especially when it comes to boosting our city’s cred in new arenas. The inaugural Wild West Comedy Festival, a massive city-spanning five day comedy event, does just that. Produced by Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts, and presented by Netflix and Bud Light, the Wild West Comedy Fest will take place at TPAC, Zanies, Third Man Records, and The Belcourt, and will showcase some of the smartest, funniest, and most relevant comics around. It would be easy for an event like this to play it safe, and book a lot of popular acts with little bite, but, with names like Aziz Ansari, The Lonely IslandDemitri MartinEugene MirmanMarc MaronB.J. Novak, and Chris Hardwick on the bill, it’s obvious that Wild West is striving to not only put Nashville on the map as a comedy destination, but to legitimize our scene as well.

Though some VIP packages were previously on sale, the easiest (and, for most, cheapest) way to attend Wild West is by purchasing single-event tickets. We’ve got a full preview and schedule below, along with ticket links to each showcase. Check it out, make your decisions, and support Nashville’s comedy scene by catching some sets! You really can’t go wrong with any of these acts. Find out more about the event here.

WEDNESDAY – MAY 14

DICK GREGORY
@ Zanies | 7pm | 18+ | $25

BENEFIT: FRIENDS OF TIM WILSON
FEATURING RON WHITE, BILLY GARDELL, KATHLEEN MADIGAN, RALPHIE MAY, JAMES GREGORY, KILLER BEAZ
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 7:30pm | All Ages | $32.50-100

EUGENE MIRMAN & DANIEL KITSON
@ The Belcourt | 7:30pm | All Ages | $22

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THURSDAY – MAY 15

‘WTF WITH MARC MARON’ LIVE FEATURING VINCE VAUGHN
@ The Belcourt | 7pm | All Ages | Sold Out

BILLY GARDELL
@ Zanies | 7pm | 18+ | $30

AZIZ ANSARI
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 7pm | All Ages | $39.75

AHMED AHMED, STEVE BYRNE, OWEN BENJAMIN, ROY WOOD JR.
@ Zanies | 9pm | 18+ | $20

AZIZ ANSARI
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 9:30pm | All Ages | $39.75

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FRIDAY – MAY 16

TRUTV’S IMPRACTICAL JOKERS FEATURING THE TENDERLOINS
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 7pm | All Ages | $45

MARC MARON
@ Zanies | 7pm | 18+ | $25

NICK SWARDSON
@ TPAC (James K. Polk Theater) | 7:30pm | All Ages | $34.50

SETH MEYERS
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 8pm | All Ages | $32-49.75

RALPHIE MAY
@ Zanies | 9pm | 18+ | $27

COMEDY CENTRAL’S ‘@MIDNIGHT’ LIVE w/ CHRIS HARDWICK
@ TPAC (James K. Polk Theater) | 10pm | All Ages | $35

STEVE BYRNE & OWEN BENJAMIN
@ Zanies | 11pm | 18+ | $20

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SATURDAY – MAY 17

MITCH HURWITZ
@ The Belcourt  | 4pm | All Ages | $25

AISHA TYLER
@ Zanies  | 6:30pm | 18+ | $25

DENNIS MILLER
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 7pm | All Ages | $49.50-59.50

CHELSEA HANDLER
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 7:30pm | All Ages | $59.50-75

 B.J. NOVAK
@ TPAC (Andrew Johnson Theater) | 7:30pm | All Ages | $34.50

DEMITRI MARTIN
@ Third Man Records | 7:30pm | All Ages | $35

RALPHIE MAY
@ Zanies | 8:30pm | 18+ | $27

DEMITRI MARTIN
@ Third Man Records | 10pm | All Ages | $35

COMEDY CENTRAL’S ‘@MIDNIGHT’ LIVE w/ CHRIS HARDWICK
@ TPAC (James K. Polk Theater) | 10pm | All Ages | $35

STEVE BYRNE & OWEN BENJAMIN
@ Zanies | 11pm | 18+ | $20

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SUNDAY – MAY 18

RODNEY CARRINGTON
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 5pm | All Ages | $29.50-46.75

RODNEY CARRINGTON
@ TPAC (Andrew Jackson Hall) | 7pm | All Ages | $29.50-46.75

BILL BURR
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 7pm | All Ages | $35

THE LONELY ISLAND (ANDY SAMBERG, AKIVA SCHAFFER, JORMA TACCONE) w/ VINCE VAUGHN
@ The Belcourt | 8:30pm | All Ages | Sold Out

RALPHIE MAY
@ Zanies | 8:30pm | 18+ | $27

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