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Suds and Such: Kingsport's BrewHaha

Hannah Swayze • Sep 10, 2018 at 10:32 AM

When

September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Where

The event will take place at the Model City Event Center 201 East Center St. in downtown Kingsport.

What

Recently, the craft beer scene has exploded in the Tri-Cities. Where once there were empty downtown buildings, there are now popular breweries and taprooms churning out original craft beers left and right.

Today, you can get a locally brewed craft beer almost any time, any day in taprooms or restaurants.

Craft beer, in the Tri-Cities, is having a moment.

BrewHaha: A night of pizza, beer and laughs is exactly what it sounds like: a night where audiences will be treated to a night of local pizza, craft beer and nationally-known comedians to deliver the “haha”s.

Organized by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, this is its first year. Lindsay Power, director of membership and events said they really wanted to do something unique.

“We like to say we’re bringing something new town kind of like a comedy club to the Tri-Cities,” said Powers.

The BreHaHa will also serve as a fundraiser for the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.

“It just goes straight back into the chamber ato support what we do in promoting business and making Kinsport a good place to live and visit,” said Powers.

Food

With the purchase of a ticket, each guest will receive pizza and two drinks. Craft beers served the night of will include pints from Catawba Brewing Co., orginiall from North Carolina, that’s known for their White Zombie Ale.

Four local pizza joints will be serving up their pies. Available to guests will be slices from Chef’s Pizzeria, Fox’s Pizza Den, Main Street Pizza Company and Raphael’s and more.

Tickets

Tickets are $40 each. Table seating eight people each can be reserved in advance for $100 plus the price of tickets.

To order tickets for the Brewhaha: A Night of Pizza, Beer and Laughs, visit the Kingsport Chamber’s website at http://www.kingsportchamber.org/ or stop by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce office at 400 Clinchfield St #100, in Kingsport.

Comedians performing at the BrewHaHa:

Samuel J. Comroe

A Los Angeles native, Samuel J. Comroe is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS’ Conan and has appeared on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. He is currently advancing on this season of America’s Got Talent.

In addition to his TV appearances, Comroe was recently featured on All Def Digital’s Comedy Originals. He is also the winner of Ricky Gervais’ Comedy Competition, The San Francisco Comedy Competition and has over 33,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel.

His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourettes Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences.

Steve Soelberg

Soelberg has opened for Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman and a host of other huge names at the Oddball comedy festival in 2015.

Soelberg also has a special on VidAngel that has continually been one of the most watched specials since its release in April 2017.

He has performed for companies such as American Express, Microsoft, Little Giant Ladder, Deloitte, Pluralsight, WCF and the mega Missouri Star Quilt Co.

JC Currais

Born and raised in Miami, FL., Currais began performing stand up comedy while attending college at the University of Florida. He is a founding member of The Gainesville Comedy Showcase and UF’s University Stand up Comedy Club (U.S.U.C.C.).

His high energy performance style and outrageously quirky material gained Currais some local notoriety and a number of high profile shows which included opening spots for comedians like Dan Cummings (Last Comic Standing) and Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live). Soon he began performing on the road at several bars and venues in Florida.

2009 marked Currais’s decision to pursue comedy full time. Currais now performs in Comedy Clubs, bars, colleges and other venues across the United States. His comedic talent and his stage act continue to grow with each performance. He has slowly begun to build a following among college students and comedy club patrons. He has been featured on ABC, FOX, Rooftop Comedy, The Independent Alligator and Orlando Magazine.

He is the star of the online sitcom “Oppie’s Friend Gene” and made his filmic debut in the Sundance Film Festival film “New Low.” He has opened for the likes of Pauly Shore, David Allen Greer, Steve Byrne and Ralphie May. His persona is as big as his imagination and you never know where the show will end up when this man-child is the ring master.

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