The 2019 Clean Comedy Challenge Nashville
Sessions and Critiques
Each comic will get a private, professionally delivered critique from some of the previous night's judges. This will happen after the first two nights the following day, and is one of the main things that separates the Challenge from all other events like it. Your celebrity judges have decades of experience in the comedy industry and are willing to share with you privately ways to improve your comedy!
Sessions will be taught each day by one of the guest judges. Up to two sessions a day. You won't want to miss these writing sessions, comedy sessions, industry sessions and more!
What Does the Winner of the Challenge Get?
$1000 Cash Purse and the title of 2019 Clean Comedy Challenge Winner!
If you cancel or back out prior to June 1, 2019 you are eligible to receive a 50% refund. Starting ON June 1st and after, if you cancel or back out there are no refunds.
Celebrity Judges for Nashville 2019
This year's celebrity judges for Chicago so far are Rocky Laporte from Last Comic Standing!, Dusty Slay from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Montreal's Just For Laughs!, Joby Saad from Thou Shalt Laugh and Comedy Central, and Leslie Norris Townsend, the creator of the Challenge!
Holiday Inn Express
White bridge Road, Nashville, TN
$139 plus tax - 2 Double Beds + Free Breakfast
Reservations number - 1.888.465.4329 (or)
Direct - 615.353.0700
Group Code: CCC
Group Cut-off date: June 9, 2019
- Leslie can help you find someone to share the room if you want to save money.
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The Clean Comedy Challenge is limited to the first 25 participants, so sign up soon before it fills up!
Celebrity Judges Nashville
Leslie Norris Townsend
Backed by over 20 years of experience, Leslie Norris Townsend is easily one of the funniest, most entertaining comediennes working today.
Her blend of stand-up comedy, music and audience participation will move your audience from tears to laughter, while motivating, mesmerizing and captivating each one.
Whether booked at a corporate function or as the opening act for superstars like Neal McCoy, Lonestar or Dwight Yoakam, Leslie brings her unique blend of "church clean, club funny" comedy material. That's why major corporations like Shell, Mattel, Mobil, Pepsi, and more have chosen Leslie as their featured entertainer. Leslie 30+ television appearances include Comedy Central, A&E's "An Evening at the Improv" and sketches seen on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." She was even a Grand Finalist on "Star Search".
Rocky LaPorte’s appeal comes from his everyman, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country, and he just recently appeared on on the season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing! Rocky received 5th place out of 10 contestants. A former Chicago truck driver and dock worker, Rocky has accumulated a slew of performances throughout his career, including being a featured comic on Showtime‘s The Godfathers of Comedy, a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. On the big screen, he has been seen in two Tim Allen movies – Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog.
Rik is the producer of the comedy podcast "The School of Laughs" which is wildly popular. Most recently seen on Pure Flix Comedy All-Stars, Rik keeps his humor relevant and easy to relate to. As a father of two young kids, he has found there are enough real life situations that we can all laugh at without going “below the belt”. Family friendly comedy is his specialty. Crafting comedy club level funny along with church clean content, his programs are a good fit for corporate groups, fund raising events, awards ceremonies and faith based events.
His emphasis on storytelling paved the way towards his speaking career. Just like in comedy, Rik keeps the pace of his keynote programs up using stories, facts, current events, visuals and crowd participation to make the points relevant to each group.
Rik grew up in Kentucky working alongside his father on tobacco farms. Later, he also logged in several Summers on thoroughbred horse farms in and around Lexington, KY. He draws upon these experiences along with the rural way of life in his programs.
Andy is the Senior Producer of the Mike Huckabee Show on TBN. It's a weekly television show that provides common sense analysis of the news along with great musical artists and people who make the world laugh, cry and be inspired. Andy books many talented clean comedians to perform on this show and is an industry leader in finding comics who can deliver professional level laughs while staying clean.
Growing up in Nashville Tennessee, Joby worked in the family business assisting his father in the collection of used motor oil. We were part of the earliest Environmentalists although were we’re called other names. Joby read of Harry Houdini, the stage and was performing children’s magic shows most weekends by age 12. Joby say’s “Dad would build the props, and mom would give me props”.
When the tricks didn’t work the laughs started flowing giving Joby the outlet to do what he really wanted, comedy.
is a comedian, songwriter, and inspirational speaker.
Paul’s “funny music” and hilarious stand-up comedy have been featured at thousands of faith-based and corporate events around the world and can be heard daily on Laugh USA Radio. As a recording artist, Paul has 14 projects to his credit, including his award-winning CD MOCK ‘n’ ROLL.
In the words of author CHUCK SWINDOLL, "Paul is a very funny man. And not a little bit crazy. If you can take a solid dose of outrageous fun...then Paul Aldrich is the ticket."
With over 30 years of experience, Tim Grable is a veteran of the Speaker’s Bureau and Entertainment Agency industry. With a vast range of experience including concert promoter, marketing, merchandise development, career management, and development, agent (speaker, literary, entertainment, commercial and film), it is hard to find a side of the business he has not worked.
In addition to his continuously active contribution to the Grable Group Blog, Tim is a regular writer on a copious amount of other writing networks including, but not limited to: a regular Celebrity Access Column and the GoDaddy Blog as well as running his YouTube Channel.