Comedy bamboozled(lead)

Published on January 10th, 2014 | by Jessica Mickey


Get BamBOOZEled! with Charleston’s Funniest

Tribute shows are a dime a dozen these days, not that we’re complaining. They act as a sampler platter, as it were, showcasing the amazing local talent right in Charleston’s backyard. Though we enjoy watching our local musicians present their original compositions and songs, there is a certain amount of giddiness involved when they tackle a familiar ditty from a legend we all (maybe) love and admire, whether they succeed or fail. It’s always a good time.


Here at Metronome Charleston, we thought, “What if we take that same idea, but apply it to the comedy community?” We spitballed the notion amongst our friends, and they all responded with a resounding “hell, yeah.” This weekend, that silly little concept will come to life.

BamBOOZEled!: The Greatest Acts of All Time Under One (Tin) Roof will take place this Sunday, Jan. 12 (and has nothing to do with the 20o0  Spike Lee film Bamboozled, sorry).

We’ll be kicking off the festivities at 7 p.m. with Comedy Team Trivia hosted by Ballard Lesemann. Questions will tackle anything having to do with the world of comedy, and prizes will include Theatre 99 tickets, a pair of tickets to A Night of Stand-Up Comedy (which we’ll be co-presenting with the Charleston Music Hall on January 31), and most importantly, Tin Roof bar cash.

Between 8:30 and 9 p.m., the show will begin. Each funny person, culled from the local stand-up, improv, or music scene, has picked a comedian to cover, and they will be presenting at least five minutes of material directly from and/or inspired by the comedian of their choosing, hopefully while dressed up and fully embodying their inspiration. It may be glorious, it may be sloppy, but the one thing you can count on is that it will be pretty damn hilarious either way.

The cover is only $5, and the proceeds will be split between helping cover some of Metronome’s quickly building website costs and Camp Happy Days, an amazing program and site that provides a summer camp for kids battling cancer. It’s a really special place and is very close to our hearts.


So, you’re probably wondering who will be performing and as what. To leave an element of surprise, we’ll keep mum on specifics. You’ll just have to come out and see for yourself.

BamBOOZEled!: The Greatest Acts of All Time Under One (Tin) Roof is set for Sun. Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. (the main stage performances start at 8:30 p.m.). Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit Camp Happy Days and Metronome Charleston.

Visit our Facebook event page and for more.

Performers (alphabetically):
Michael Clayton
David Corley
Ryan Firster
Jason Groce
Sam Hendry
Dan Hanf
Tim Hoeckel
Drew Howard
Mollie Howey
Lauren Krass
Andy Livengood
Ballard Lesemann
Jeremy McLellan
Jessica Mickey
Brett Churchill Nash and Magic Camp
Andy Rider
Peter Schwartz
Lily Slay
Kristen Spinney
And the “comics” appearing include:
Doug Benson
Hannibal Buress
Rodney Dangerfield
Jon Dore
Neil Hamburger
Mitch Hedberg
Bill Hicks
Pete Holmes
Kyle Kinane
Sam Kinison
Andy Kaufman
Karen Kilgariff
Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall
Dan Mintz
Henry Phillips
Joan Rivers
Sarah Silverman
Yakov Smirnoff
Carrot Top




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About the Author

Jessica Mickey

has considered Charleston home since she first moved here in 2001. She regularly performs improv at Theatre 99 and dabbles in stand-up comedy in various venues around the Lowcountry. Jessica has also cohosted morning radio shows on 96Wave and 98X, as well as wrote the weekly column "The Chase is On" for the Charleston City Paper. She can barely play the ukulele Ballard bought her for Christmas last year, but after a couple of drinks, she can sing the shit out of some karaoke.

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