Hayley Ellman and Jennifer McAuliffe headline (f)ART JOKES

Saturday, September 14th, Hayley Ellman and Jennifer McAuliffe headline (f)ART JOKES.

at 8:00pm the Bar at Third Coast opens

at 8:45pm you can take your seats

at 9:00pm you’ll be watching (f)ART JOKES

Our September show features:

Jennifer McAuliffe

Hayley Ellman

KC Shornima

Ross Hamilton (your host and mine)

Jennifer McAuliffe is a comedian and tv writer from Toronto, Canada who has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, across America, Canada, Ireland, the UK, and Bermuda.  She wrote for Just For Laughs festival in Montreal where she lied about how much school french she remembered on phone calls to her Dad, and also wrote for Canada’s News satire TV show This Hour Has 22 minutes. She recorded her album “Baby Face” in Nashville and really likes to work.  She is so excited to be out of the house and is looking for an American husband with health insurance. She’s pretty sturdy for someone so unstable.

Hayley Ellman is an improviser, sketch and stand-up comedian out of Atlanta, GA. She was inspired to start writing and performing stand-up, her first love, after watching the likes of Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, and Louis CK other talented perverts; she still hasn’t figured out how to tell people who her biggest influences are anymore. The Atlanta Journal Constitution referred to her comedy as “cerebral and sardonic.” She charms audiences with her balance of sincere, satirical, and silly.

Sean Parrott headlines (f)ART JOKES

Saturday, November 10th, Sean Parrott headlines (f)ART JOKES!

at 8:00pm the Bar at Third Coast opens
at 8:45pm you can take your seats
at 9:00pm you’ll be watching (f)ART JOKES

Our November show features:
Sean Parrott
Michael Hampton
Ross Hamilton (your host and mine)

For quite some time now, Sean Parrott has been bringing his charismatic stage presence and a unique point of view to comedy clubs and bars all over the Southeast. Brought up on Bugs Bunny and Monty Python, Sean is an observational absurdist with a keen eye for finding the humor in everyday life; our language, our friends and our jobs (What is the DEAL with those?) He has acted in award winning animated films (one was on the Independent Film Channel), appeared at the Wild West, Asheville and Memphis Comedy Festivals, and was picked as one of Nashville’s Funniest Comics by Reader’s Digest and East Nashvillian magazine. Energy, intelligence, and wry wit make Sean Parrott one of the best young comics working today.

$12.00 at the link or $15.00 tickets at the door!

(f)ART JOKES is a classy comedy show, but we are not a clean comedy show. 18+ recommended.

Tim Northern headlines (f)ART JOKES

Saturday, September 8th at 9:00pm Tim Northern will record another album at Third Coast Comedy Club.

Our September show features:
Tim Northern
Ben Sawyer
Emily Doerr
Ross Hamilton (your host and mine)

$12.00 advance tickets, $15.00 at the door!

Following humorist Tim Northern’s appearance as a finalist on the nationally televised “Star Search”, Naomi Judd raved about his performance. “He’s the only one that could be a member of Mensa,” she said. “I absolutely adore the cerebral humor.”

Noted intellectual (and former game show host) Ben Stein agreed with her assessment, adding his own accolade, “I love that fact that he assumes his audience has a brain!”

Coming from an Ivy League presidential pundit, that’s high praise indeed for someone who never set foot in college. “It was a great moment,” Tim says. And it’s exactly the response he’s hoping for each and every time he takes the stage. “That’s what I’m striving for. I provide you with two-thirds of the joke, and you provide the other third. It’s like ‘do-it-yourself’ comedy.”

That do-it-yourself approach is paying off for the Nashville native, whose influences are a veritable Who’s Who of comic genius. “George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steven Wright – I like all of ‘em.” Once Tim takes control of the mike, he relies on much the same type of material that those classic comedians used to land in the national spotlight – plain and simple, Tim Northern is a word man.

“Love words. Love ‘em!” Tim says. His enthusiasm for words and language results in what can aptly be described as humor for the thinking person, a unique combination of intellect and fun-filled observation. And yet, it’s mainstream humor that everyone understands. Simply put, Tim Northern is punster of the highest caliber.

“A lot of people say puns are the lowest form of humor,” he admits. “It’s knowing how to pull ‘em off that makes it work. I basically do set-ups and punch lines. I don’t tell stories. I don’t try to preach. I don’t try to come up with some kind of point of view. I’m making fun of words, cleverly disguised puns.”

And he does it – for the most part – with a straight face. Unlike some comics who laugh at their own jokes, Tim prefers to present an observation to his audience. He allows them time to ponder what he’s said, then lets them do the laughing.

“If I did it with a big grin, it would be very cornball. My delivery of the puns makes them more palatable. I don’t wanna laugh, because then the audience will know that’s when they’re supposed to laugh. I’d rather for them to laugh when they’re supposed to without my prompting.”

But, like any humorist, sometimes the absurdity of what Tim’s saying does tickle his funny bone. “There are times when I laugh just because it’s so silly,” he says. “I’ll laugh at the absurdity of what I said – but very sparingly. I don’t want that to be a crutch. I do jokes about the most absurd things, and I know the audience is thinking, ‘How is that gonna be funny?’ That’s when I give them a chance to put it all together. It’s smart humor.”

Tim continually hones that smart humor, seeking – and finding – new turns of phrase on a daily basis. On the road for much of the year, he uses that travel time for wordplay whenever possible.

“I’m excited when I’m in a different town, a different setting,” he says. “It gets my creative juices going, gets me thinking more. I might just be talking to people, or else reading a newspaper when something will hit me – a weird sentence, maybe. I’ll explore it, and things happen.”


Things like rave reviews, television appearances and audiences who can’t stop laughing.

Things like “Star Search.” If you, like Naomi Judd, like cerebral humor, you’ll love Tim Northern.

(f)ART JOKES is a classy comedy show, but we are not a clean comedy show. 18+ recommended.

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