Three distinctly different comedy shows are scheduled at The Comedy Catch, 1400 Market St., beginning Thursday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 29.
For tickets to any of the three: 423-629-2233.
TEACHER'S RELIEF LIVE
* When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23
* Admission: $15
A 2016 moment in "dad duty" led to Hank Denson becoming an internet sensation.
After volunteering as a chaperone for his son's field trip, Denson recorded an amusing commentary about his day at the Georgia Aquarium with a group of 6-year-old kids.
His summation: "Pay Teachers More Money!"
He confessed that after one day with those 6-year-olds, he was completely drained, and the heroes that do the work everyday, teachers, should be paid more.
After receiving widespread support, and over 8 million views for his #payteachersmoremoney movement, Denson hit the road performing for parents and teachers alike. He even put out the call that "if any teacher had a hard day, he would buy them a round of drinks."
Denson, who rarely drinks, jokes, "People ask me, 'Why pay teachers more money?' I tell them, you go volunteer at your local school you will need a Hennessy and Coke!"
STAND-UP COMEDY WITH WILL JACOBS
* When: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, May 24-26
* Admission: $16 Friday or Saturday, $11 Sunday
Fresh off winning Kenan Thompson's Ultimate Comedy Experience in March, comedian Will Jacobs will take The Comedy Catch stage for three nights.
The Charlotte-based comedian is an attorney by trade, but Jacobs' engaging brand of comedy spans the courtroom to the comedy club. His comedic perspective on everything from his career to marriage have made him one of the hottest acts on the comedy circuit today.
WORLD SERIES OF COMEDY QUALIFYING ROUND
* When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29
* Admission: $10
Bridgette Martin will host this showcase of stand-up talent. Judges, with the help of the audience, will select one comic to win a spot at the satellite event in Sarasota, Florida, at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre.
Competing comedians from Chattanooga are Natasha Ferrier, Matt Harris, Gordon Mead, Jon Eick, Chris Hopkins, Ashley Saturday, Ethan McFall, Charles at Large and AC Hutchinson of Rossville.
Out-of-state competitors are Eric Brown, Belleville, Illinois; Jennie Stencel, Jamestown, North Carolina; Jesse Pollard, Huntsville, Alabama; Andy Gunnin, Peachtree City, Georgia; Dante Hale, New Orleans; BooDro, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama; and Don Langley, Bowling Green, Kentucky.