Bill Burr was one of the headliners this week at an epic weeklong Nashville Comedy Festival. From Kid Rock’s comedy Jam to Bert Kreischer’s sold out shows at the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman, Taylor Tomlinson’s amazing set at the Ryman, (which truly was a treat to watch. Go see her live. She’s a phenom.) Nate Bargatze dropped in all over the place as well as directed his buddy Mike Vecchione’s special at Zanies and did a live Nateland podcast there with his co-hosts, Aaron Weber and Brian Bates. Shane Gillis, Dan Soder, and Theo Vonn popped up often too. Joe Gato and Steve Byrne did a night at Zanies that was insanely funny and was capped off with Bert K jumping up. Joshua Black did a great show, Josh Wolf was incredible in his indelible way, and KFC Radio lit up Zanies for a live podcast as well. (Right after these two guys told me they weren’t stand-ups. Ha.)
It really came down perfectly. A sterling post war-(covid) festival, and a group of strong shows and comedians. Congrats to Nashville. Congrats to Outback.