Chattanooga Now Naughty Mrs. Santa - she'll 'sleigh' you

Chattanooga Now Naughty Mrs. Santa - she'll 'sleigh' you

Olive Lynch show is one of three at Improv Chattanooga

December 12th, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art

Ready to put some ho-ho-ho in your holidays? Then check out one of these three comedy shows hosted this weekend by Improv Chattanooga at its theater, 1800 Rossville Ave., Suite 106.

Olive Lynch has appeared on Vice's "Flophouse," and produces shows in Atlanta. ( Dean Photo)

Olive Lynch has appeared on Vice's "Flophouse," and...

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» Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m., $5. For ages 18 and up.

Chicago's Sean Beagan and Bailey Erickson are at the improv club for one show hosted by Bridgette Martin.

Beagan is a native of South Florida, where he has won the Boca Raton Comedy Festival, was a finalist in the Comedy Central South Beach Festival and semifinalist in Florida's Funniest Comedian.

His style is rooted in storytelling by exposing his awkward, real-life situations as well as delivering quick zingers. He is also a writer, actor and director, whose feature film "Guffpunch," an independent film about struggling comedians, has been in a number of international and national film festivals and is distributed through Amazon Prime and Google Play.

Erickson hails from Georgia. Her act showcases her views on the world, which includes everything from being in a sorority to being robbed. There is no subject this charming young woman can't make audiences find hilarious.

» Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 day of show, $5 for students with valid ID.

It's an improv vs. stand-up showdown.

Each of five stand-up comedians will do a 7-minute set. Then the improvisers will take the stage to do a series of scenes based on that comic's set.

The stand-up stars will be Amber Deal, Donnie Marsh, Reed Landry and Sam Gordon, in addition to headliner Olive Lynch of Atlanta.

At the end of the night, the audience votes by applause as to who was funniest.

» Sunday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., $5. For ages 18 and up.

Olive Lynch is Naughty Mrs. Claus in this improv show hosted by Bad Santa Bryant Smith. Lynch is joined by elves Sam Gordon, Bridgette Martin and Morgan Gray.

In the holiday spirit of giving, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga.

For more information on any of these shows: 423-843-1775.

ComedyCon in North Georgia

Northwest Whitfield High School Fine Arts Department is hosting an Improv ComedyCon on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the school theater, 1651 Tunnel Hill Varnell Road, Tunnel Hill, Georgia.

Atlanta improv comedy troupe Laughing Matters will be featured guest artists. They will lead a master class on improv comedy and then perform for the public. Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to be part of the show. It’s North Georgia’s own family-friendly version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

The master class will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. It is open to grades 6-12, collegians and members of other area improv groups. A pizza party featuring open-mic performances will follow the workshop. Then doors will open to the public for the comedy show at 6 p.m.

Space is limited so participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible by emailing Josh Ruben at

ComedyCon is supported by a grant from the Whitfield Education Foundation. Workshop participants are asked for a $5 donation; the general public attending the show will be asked for $3 admission. All proceeds will support the school’s Fine Arts Program.