Posts Tagged ‘Vaudeville Café’

Comedian Hannibal Buress Headlines at Vaudeville Cafe on August 30th

August 5, 2012

Upon returning from his 27-day, stand-up comedy gig at The Fringe Festival in Edin borough, Scotland, Hannibal Buress begins his South eastern U.S. tour.    On August 30th, this Chicago-born comedian will headline at the Vaudeville Cafe in Chattanooga.   Buress’ style of comedy is steeped in commentary on every day life.

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

Listen to the story with Hannibal Buress:

Vaudeville Cafe Hosts ‘Mouth of the South’ Comedy Competition

May 13, 2012

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

This comedy competition has attracted upwards of 60 comedians from the Tennessee Valley and beyond, reports Vaudeville Manager Sandra Moses.    Each Tuesday night 9-10 comedians will be given 7 minutes of stage time to show what their made of.   Comics will be judged based on originality of material, stage presence and timing.    Three judges will give scores between 1 and 25 points for each act.   Three comics from each night will advance to the semi-finals.    And finalists will compete for cash and future bookings with Funny Business Comic Agency.

Listen to the story with comedians Kristine Kinsey and Chad Rosser and Vaudeville Cafe Manager Sandra Moses:

Not The Bobcat You Remember: From Zed To World’s Greatest Dad

December 15, 2011

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

Bobcat Goldthwait (courtesy Wikipedia)

Bobcat Goldthwait is coming to Chattanooga on December 16th and 17th for 3 shows at the Vaudeville Café.  If the only thing you remember about Goldthwait is that he played Zed, a howling, hyperactive character in the Police Academy movies, then you’ve missed the best part of his career.

These days, Goldthwait is passionate about writing and directing.  He makes independent films–his most successful so far has been World’s Greatest Dad, which starred Academy Award winner Robin Williams.  The film scored an impressive 89% approval rating on Rottentomatoes.com and was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival.  Goldthwait’s other recent films include Sleeping Dogs Lie and God Bless America.

Goldthwait’s shows at the Vaudeville Café:

Vaudeville Café Joins Chattanooga’s Alternative Comedy Scene

November 2, 2011

Chattanooga’s alternative comedy scene has been growing for more than two years, and it now includes Web series such as Natural 20’s and stand-up comedy in local bars and clubs.  Joel Ruiz is a performer, writer and one of the scene’s main organizers.  In this segment, he discusses some new developments, including how he’s now working with the Vaudeville Café to bring local acts to their stand-up showcases on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Here’s the teaser trailer for the Web series Natural 20’s:

 

And a big headliner coming up – on December 16th and 17th, Bobcat Goldthwait will come to the Vaudeville Cafe to perform three shows.  Tickets are available on Vaudeville’s Web site.