Three Nights. Fifteen Shows. One-hundred plus Comics. Downtown Paris. January 26-29
The Tower City Comedy Festival brings over 100 comics, podcasters, and more to downtown Paris to perform over three days. In addition, they participate in panels, clinics, and other industry-growing seminars. Starting in 2019, Tower City Comedy became one of the premier festivals for working comics in Texas and the South.
Performers come from all over the country and even the world. As a result, comics find useable networking connections and education to further their careers.
This year features:
Sundae in Paris Hysterical Tour – Such a fun and new show! Comics take turns leading tour groups to actual points of historical interest that they make up their version on their own—sponsored by Sundae in Paris!
OFF THE CUFF- A group of comics performs stand-up. They will receive unknown topics on the spot. Watch some of the quickest names in a comedy turn a laugh or a complete bomb. Either way, it’s a great time!
Bryan Torresday Roast Battle: A tradition at TCCF is the Annual Roast Battle, where the victor gets the following year’s event named after them, and they’ve invited him back to host it.
Todd Glass – Tosh. O, Comedy Central, Netflix, and the Todd Glass Show host! A national treasure whose fits of anger on stage make for some of the best comedy.
Jimmy Pardo: A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late-night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show, and his half-hour special on Comedy Central. Most recently, he hosted the critically acclaimed Science Channel show Race To Escape. Jimmy regularly appears on TBS’ Conan as a panel guest, but he has also been Conan’s go-to warm-up, field correspondent, sketch player, and fill-in cohost. He has also conducted unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com‘s “The Pardo Patrol.”
In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast Never Not Funny, which Entertainment Weekly called “one of the sharpest and gut-bustiest shows on the Internet.” The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ, and USA Today. Its guest list, Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Richard Lewis, Zach Galifianakis, and Sarah Silverman, to name a few, reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood
Billy D. Washington – an award-winning comedian featured at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival twice, HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, and for three years traveled with The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, as her opening act. He has also appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam three times, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Last Comic Standing, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Bob and Tom radio show, and spent time on VH-1 as a host and on-air personality. The NBC stand-up for diversity initiative identified him as one of the most diverse comedians in America. He was recently a celebrity judge on the popular Carnival Cruise Line series, “Island Hoppers” with James Van Der Beek. His latest album, “The Washington Posts,” has received both critical and commercial success since its 2019 release and is distributed by 800 Pound Gorilla and Warner Brothers records.
The fifth Annual Tower City Comedy Festival is from Thursday, Jan 26, through Saturday, Jan 28. Tickets and information are available at towercitycomedyfestival.com.