Where: Out Front on Main in Murfreesboro
When: 9 p.m. April 12-14
Poking fun at the predominant gender composition of open mic nights, local comic Jessica Carter decided to embrace the stereotype and curate a three night stand of some of the more interesting comics in town. "Stand-up comedy," Carter offers, "is mostly a male-dominated performance art. I'm not bothered by that - it is what it is. However, I felt very odd at many open mics when I first started doing comedy. Mostly because I was either the only female comedian there, or one of very few. When my close friends would ask me the next day about the other comics at the open mics — I usually responded with, 'They were funny. The show itself was a sausage parade. I was the only woman again.' The name stuck with me."
Each of the event's three nights will have a different lineup drawn from an intriguing and cultivated pool of performers (Scott D. Hill, Bob Marchman, Peter Depp, Tim Long, Rad Hayes Thomas Prunier, Dean Jennings, Hank Bonecutter, Bryce Damuth, John Bowman, James Victor Cherry, and John Grimes), with Carter finishing off the show. “The term Sausage Parade is just funny to me,” she says. “When I was given this opportunity to perform at Out Front On Main, I really wanted some of my favorite local funny guys on the show - then I decided a Sausage Parade theme would be a fun way for them to be featured.” You can expect a lot of cutting, insightful material (as well as some big nasty for leavening), and a great way to experience the stand-up equivalent of a Whitman's sampler of Nashville comedy.
In the clip above, Carter plays a psychic named Moonpie. It's pretty hilarious stuff.