Comedy at the Grove welcomes back Oak Ridge native Josh Phillips for an entertaining evening filled with laughs on Friday, May 3, a press release said.
Phillips is the headliner. The show will feature Moody Molavi of Chattanooga. Knoxville’s own Michael Sayne will be the host.
The doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will start at 8 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase in the lobby. You must be 18 to enter. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4229686.
Josh Phillips is a native Oak Ridger who has been a standup comedian for 12 years. In that time, he has been seen on comedy club stages in 49 of the 50 states, on many television shows including “Homicide Hunter” on the Investigation Discovery channel and the “Walking Dead.” “You can see him right here in Oak Ridge!” the press release said.
Moody Molavi is winner of the World Series of Comedy Regional, featured on “The Comedy Buzz” video series, Killer Beaz Presents, and just finished his first “Dry Bar Comedy” special, the press release said. Born in Iran to an Iranian father and an American mother, Moody learned at an early age how to read the comedic moment in any situation. His family moved to the southern United States in 1981, where Moody used comedy to escape the multitudes of adverse moments in his young life. He was bullied by Iranians for being an American, and by Americans for being an Iranian. Moody married his high school sweetheart, who later became his stepsister through the marriage of their parents to each other. That’s where the fun begins as Moody skillfully shares his life experiences, the press release said.
Michael Sayne is new to comedy, hitting the stage for the first time in July 2018. Michael’s comedy is heavily influenced by his newly discovered bachelorhood and status as primary parent to his eight- and 17-year-old kids. You’ll find Michael performing weekly at open mics around Knoxville and may have seen him opening shows produced at Hexagon Brewing, Last Days of Autumn, and the Sunnight Lounge, the press release said. Michael recently hosted “Promedy” at the historic Grove Theater and is producing his first comedy showcase set to premiere in June.
Comedy at the Grove is at the Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. For more information, call (865) 255-0618.
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More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Antonette Whitson.
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