No Country’s Guide to Wild West Comedy Fest 2017 | April 17-23

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Entering its fourth year, the Wild West Comedy Festival, produced by Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions, has become the premiere annual event for Music City residents who love to laugh (and four years running, it feels like it’s here for the long haul). Bringing worldwide comedic talent of all sizes to Music City, this year’s festival is schedule to span a whole week, April 17-23, and is predominately situated at ZaniesTPAC, and The Ryman, with performances also scheduled at the Grand Ole Opry HouseThird Man Records, and Exit/In.

Nashville’s comedy scene is growing as a whole, so, while all year long, some amazing national and homegrown comedic talent pass through town, this is by far the biggest concentration of comedy in such a short span. Ticketed separately (some sort of “event pass” has been on our wishlist from the start, though has yet to materialize), the shows tend to try to cater to a broad swath of fans, offering everything from mainstream, blue collar comedy to more subversive and alternative talent. Of this year’s packed schedule, some of the highlights include Judd Apatow, Pete Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Doug Benson, Ari Shaffir, Adam Sandler, Jay Pharaoh, and The Goddamn Comedy Jam, and many shows still have tickets available, at a variety of price points.

Below, we’ve put together a guide with the full week’s schedule, laid out with details, ticket links, and previews of every performer. Since it’s a la carte anyway, we threw in a few standup shows not officially on the festival’s site, but are also worth a consideration from discerning comedy fans. Check out the schedule below, and find out more about the Wild West Comedy Fest right here.

MONDAY – APRIL 17

ADAM SANDLER, DAVID SPADE, NICK SWARDSON, ROB SCHNEIDER
@ The Grand Ole Opry House | 7:30pm | All Ages | $99-140

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TUESDAY – APRIL 18

BRAD PAISLEY & FRIENDS
@ Zanies | 6:30pm (6pm doors) & 8:45pm (8:15pm doors) | 18+ | Sold Out

THE GODDAMN COMEDY JAM w/ RALPHIE MAY, HOSTED BY JOSH ADAM MEYERS AND THE GODDAMN BAND ft. SAL VULCANO, STEVE BYRNE
@ Exit/In | 8pm (7pm doors) | 18+ | $10

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WEDNESDAY – APRIL 19

DARREN KNIGHT a.k.a. SOUTHERN MOMMA
@ Zanies | 6pm (5pm doors) | 18+ | Sold Out

PATTON OSWALT
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm (6:30pm doors) | All Ages | $37-48

TRUTV IMPRACTICAL JOKERS ft. THE TENDERLOINS
@ TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall | 7:30pm | 16+ | $52

KATHLEEN MADIGAN
@ Third Man Records | 7:30pm (7pm doors)

THE GODDAMN COMEDY JAM w/ RALPHIE MAY, HOSTED BY JOSH ADAM MEYERS AND THE GODDAMN BAND ft. JOHN HEFFRON, JON REEP, SARAH TIANA
@ Exit/In | 8pm (7pm doors) | 18+ | $10

THE FIGHTER AND THE KID (Live Podcast Taping) ft. BRYAN CALLEN, BRENDAN SCHAUB
@ Zanies | 8:30pm (8pm doors) | 18+ | $25

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THURSDAY – APRIL 20

DARREN KNIGHT a.k.a. SOUTHERN MOMMA
@ Zanies | 6pm (5pm doors) | 18+ | Sold Out

TRUTV IMPRACTICAL JOKERS ft. THE TENDERLOINS
@ TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall | 7:30pm | 16+ | $52

THIS IS NOT HAPPENING LIVE w/ ARI SHAFFIR, SEAN PATTON, ALI SIDDIQ, LIZA TREYGER, & SPECIAL GUESTS
@ Zanies | 8:30pm (8pm doors) | 18+ | $22.50

WHAM CITY COMEDY ft. BEN O’BRIEN, ALAN RESNICK, ROBBY RACKLEFF w/ CRICKET ARRISON
@ Third Man Records | 8pm (7pm doors) | 18+ | $10
Not on official WWCF schedule

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FRIDAY – APRIL 21

BERT KREISCHER
@ Zanies | 1pm (12pm doors) & 9:15pm (8:45pm doors) | 18+ | $25 (1pm / 9:15pm)

NATE BARGATZE
@ Zanies | 7pm (6pm doors) | 18+ | $20

JUDD APATOW w/ PETE HOLMES
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 7:30pm (6:30pm doors) | All Ages | $25-100

KUMAIL NANJIANI
@ TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater | 8pm | All Ages | $20-32.50

THIS IS NOT HAPPENING LIVE w/ ARI SHAFFIR, SEAN PATTON, ALI SIDDIQ, LIZA TREYGER, & SPECIAL GUEST
@ Zanies | 11:30pm (11pm doors) | 18+ | $22.50

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SATURDAY – APRIL 22

JUICY SCOOP (Live Podcast Taping) w/ HEATHER MCDONALD
@ Zanies | 1pm (12pm doors) | 18+ | $20

DOUG LOVES MOVIES (Live Podcast Taping) ft. DOUG BENSON
@ Zanies | 4:20pm (3:20pm doors) | 18+ | $22

ANJELAH JOHNSON
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 7pm (6pm doors) | All Ages | $35.50

HEATHER MCDONALD
@ Zanies | 7pm (6pm doors) | 18+ | $20

THIS IS NOT HAPPENING LIVE w/ ARI SHAFFIR, SEAN PATTON, ALI SIDDIQ, LIZA TREYGER
@ Third Man Records | 8pm (7pm doors) | 18+ | $10

BOBBY BONES
@ TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater | 8pm | All Ages | $25.50-50

BERT KREISCHER
@ Zanies | 9:15pm (8:45pm doors) | 18+ | Sold Out

THE STAND-UP SHOW ft. SEAN PATTON, ALI SIDDIQ, LIZA TREYGER, & SPECIAL GUEST
@ Zanies | 11:30pm (11pm doors) | 18+ | $10

LOUIE ANDERSON
@ City Winery | 8pm (6pm doors) | All Ages | $25-30
Not on official WWCF schedule

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SUNDAY – APRIL 23

FAIRLY NORMAL (Live Podcast Taping) w/ JOSH WOLF & SPECIAL GUESTS PHILLIP SWEET, JIMI WESTBROOK
@ Zanies | 3:30pm (2:30pm doors) | 18+ | $20

THE BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION: WILD WILD WEST ft. DOUG BENSON
@ Regal Cinemas Hollywood 27 | 4:20pm (3:20pm doors) | 18+ | $20

LARRY THE CABLE GUY
@ The Ryman Auditorium | 6pm (5pm doors) | All Ages | $54.50

JAY PHAROAH
@ Zanies | 7pm (5:30pm) & 9:15pm (8:45pm) | 18+ | $25 (7pm / 9:15pm)

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