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TJ Miller, Tom Green, & the Broken Record Comedy Show Added to Wild West Comedy Festival Line-Up

Bud Light Presents the Wild West Comedy Festival in Association with Netflix, Powered by Sirius XM

Third Annual Wild West Comedy Festival Brings Chris Tucker, Jeff Foxworthy, Trevor Noah, Kathy Griffin, Tom Green, Joe Rogan, Russell Peters, Miranda Sings, TJ Miller, Kevin Smith + Jason Mewes, The Fighter & The Kid Live, Maria Bamford, Michael Carbonaro and Many More to Nashville May 15-22

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2016) – Comedian TJ Miller, widely recognized for his roles in the anti-superhero blockbuster “Deadpool,” HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Big Hero 6” (to name a few), will perform at TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater at 9:30pm on May 21 as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 22 at 10am CST at wildwestcomedyfestival.com.

Tom Green, best known for his roles in cult films like “Road Trip” and “Freddy Got Fingered” and his hit MTV comedy series “The Tom Green Show,” brings his brash, no holds barred stand up to Exit/In on May 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available now at wildwestcomedyfestival.com.

Beginning at 11:59am on May 15, Nashville StandUp will attempt to break its own GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room by five minutes. The non-stop 8+ day schedule will feature showcases, feature-length and headliner-length sets and will include surprise celebrity drop-ins. The brainchild of Nashville-based comic DJ Buckley, this record-breaking show is being co-produced by Chad Riden and The East Room’s Ben Jones.

Wild West Comedy Festival is thrilled to announce Sirius XM has joined Bud Light and Netflix as official sponsors of this year’s event. Bud Light presents the Wild West Comedy Festival in association with Netflix, powered by Sirius XM.

The largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, Jeff Foxworthy, will headline the historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time ever on May 21 at 6pm; Actor and comedian Chris Tucker, best known for his roles in films such as “Rush Hour” and “Friday,” will perform at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on May 20 at 8pm; host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show Trevor Noah will make his Nashville debut at Ryman Auditorium on May 21 at 8:30pm; Kathy Griffin is bringing her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy to TPAC’s Polk Theater on May 21 at 7pm; Miranda Sings brings her one woman show complete with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic reading of hate mail and never-before-seen videos, to Ryman Auditorium on May 22; Joe Rogan, who is known as one of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today, plays Ryman Auditorium on May 20 at 7:30pm; catch international comedic superstar, Russell Peters, who has broken records around the world for some of the fastest selling and biggest comedy shows in history, at War Memorial Auditorium on May 19 at 7:30pm; the fastest-selling show of 2015’s festival returns on May 18 & 19 at 6:30pm, when filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes record their popular podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old at Zanies Comedy Club; Zanies will also host The Fighter & The Kid Live (UFC heavyweight, Brendan Schaub and actor/comedian, Bryan Callen) on May 17 at 7pm, comedian and filmmaker Kevin Smith on May 18 and May 19 at 9pm, Adam Conover, host of TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything,” on May 20 at 7pm and comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo brings his award-winning weekly podcast Never Not Funny to Zanies on May 21 at 2:30pm; TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater will host actress-comedian Maria Bamford, who will hit Netflix this year with her Mitch Hurtwitz comedy collaboration Lady Dynamite, on May 20 at 7pm and host of truTV’s hit series The Carbonaro Effect Michael Carbonaro on May 22 at 6pm. Fans can expect even more exciting announcements in the coming months!

Tickets are currently on sale everywhere tickets are sold.

The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic locations in Nashville, such as the Ryman Auditorium, War Memorial Auditorium, TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater, Exit/In and Zanies Nashville.

May 15 Broken Record Comedy Show The East Room Ongoing
May 15 Tom Green Exit/In 8:00pm
May 16 2016 Ambassador of the Year: Zanies 6:00pm
Honoring & Roasting Mike Dungan
May 17 The Fighter & The Kid Live Zanies 7:00pm
May 18 Jay & Silent Bob Get Old Zanies 6:30pm
May 18 An Evening with Kevin Smith Zanies 9:00pm
May 19 Russell Peters War Memorial Auditorium 7:30pm
May 19 Jay & Silent Bob Get Old Zanies 6:30pm
May 19 An Evening with Kevin Smith Zanies 9:00pm
May 20 Joe Rogan Ryman Auditorium 7:30pm
May 20 Maria Bamford TPAC’s Polk Theater 7:00pm
May 20 Chris Tucker Nashville Municipal Auditorium 8:00pm
May 20 Adam Ruins Everything Live Zanies 7:00pm
May 20 TBA Zanies 9:15pm
May 20 Big Jay Oakerson: What’s Your Zanies 11:30pm
F@#king Deal?!
May 21 Jeff Foxworthy Ryman Auditorium 6:00pm
May 21 Trevor Noah Ryman Auditorium 8:30pm
May 21 Kathy Griffin TPAC’s Polk Theater 7:00pm
May 21 TJ Miller TPAC’s Polk Theater 9:30pm
May 21 The Jimmy Pardo Podcast Live Zanies 2:30pm
May 21 LOL TBD: Nate Bargatze, Jay Larson, Zanies 7:00pm
Rory Scovel, Nick Thune
May 21 LOL TBD: Nate Bargatze, Jay Larson, Zanies 9:15pm
Rory Scovel, Nick Thune
May 22 Michael Carbonaro Live TPAC’s Polk Theater 6:00pm
May 22 Miranda Sings Ryman Auditorium 7:00pm
May 22 Kill Tony Live Zanies 5:30pm
May 22 Ralphie May Zanies 8:00pm



Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.

The Emmy®– and Golden Globe-winning GAME OF THRONES returns for its ten-episode sixth season SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT**), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.

Returning series regulars on GAME OF THRONES this season include: Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow).

Additional returning series regulars this season include: Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Hannah Murray (Gilly), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand) and Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar).

New cast members for the sixth season include: Pilou Asbaek, Essie Davis, Souad Faress, James Faulkner, Richard E. Grant, Ian McShane, Joe Naufau, Freddie Stroma and Max von Sydow.

April’s episode:

            Episode #51: “The Red Woman”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: April 24 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 25 (12:10 a.m.), 26 (9:00 p.m., 3:35 a.m.), 28 (11:05 p.m.), 29 (9:00 p.m.) and 30 (11:30 p.m.), and May 6 (8:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: April 25 (8:30 p.m.) and 29 (1:00 a.m.), and May 1 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (4:00 p.m.)

Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.


In Sept. 2015, GAME OF THRONES received 12 Emmys®, a record for a series in one year, garnering awards for Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage’s second win in the category); Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Nutter); Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss); Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More); Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Special Visual Effects; and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie.

The show also received four Emmys® in Aug. 2014; two Emmys® in Sept. 2013; six Emmys® in Sept. 2012, tied for the most of any program; and two Emmys® in Sept. 2011. In addition, Peter Dinklage received a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television in Jan. 2012.

The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin; supervising producer, Bryan Cogman; producers, Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.