Nashville Comedy Festival Returns In Person June 2021

You can tell America is returning to some sense of normal when comedy festivals begin coming back with in-person celebrations. Nashville may be the first of the mid-sized fests to return with today’s announcement:

The Nashville Comedy Festival makes its triumphant return next month after a year that has us longing for laughter. Billboard’s first-ever “Comedian of the Year” Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off Nashville Comedy Festival on Saturday, June 12 at Ryman Auditorium. Maniscalco will have the audience roaring during the Nashville stop of his Nobody Does This Tour. Tennessee-native and rising star Leanne Morgan takes the stage at the Mother Church on Sunday, June 13. Morgan will be sure to have the people in the pews laughing out loud with her southern charm and hilarious storytelling. Both comedians will celebrate their first time headlining historic Ryman Auditorium.

Tickets on sale Friday at

The performances will be at 100% capacity with local safety guidelines in place. More shows to be announced in the coming weeks. The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic show rooms in Nashville, including Ryman Auditorium.

June 12 – Sebastian Maniscalco – Ryman Auditorium – 7:00 PM
June 13 – Leanne Morgan – Ryman Auditorium – 7:00 PM

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