You know him from his movie reviews on our very own site … But did you know that Tabari McCoy is an award-winning stand-up comedian, too?
He would like you to consider this your official invite to see for yourself just why audiences have enjoyed having him make them laugh for over a decade.
McCoy (Laughs on Fox; Pandora Radio) headlines a night of Queen City comedy live at the historic Wiley’s Comedy Club at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7th. This will be McCoy’s first time headlining Ohio’s oldest home for stand-up comedy, which is now proudly celebrating its 35th year with brand new ownership and a new – but still entertaining! – direction.
McCoy, who was one of several “Rusty Nail” award winners for developing stand-up comics at the 2008 Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colo., has also performed at the SF Sketch Fest in San Francisco, Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, MI and the initial Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, IN. His debut album, Laughing with a Panther (2013 RooftopComedy), was released in physical and digital form to outlets including iTunes and Amazon Music on his birthday on Dec. 3, 2013.
McCoy, who says his comedy represents “an average man with average frustrations and successes in sometimes non-average situations and observations to boot,” can’t wait to take the stage at Wiley’s.
“Wiley’s was one of the first clubs I performed at when I was starting out and to have the chance to headline there, even just for a night, is phenomenal. The new management is putting in effort to put on quality shows, which is why I brought two former Funniest Person in Cincinnati winners to open the show,” he says. “Then again, I never won that contest and in the words of Busta Rhymes, ‘look at me now’ – I’m the headliner! Now please buy a ticket – I have to pay Bank of America the money they keep saying I owe them!”
Opening the show is 2017 Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest winner and Wiley’s Sunday Comics regular Ran Barnaclo; the feature act for the show is 2014 Funniest Person in Cincinnati winner Chris Weir. Weir also writes for Future Science, an award-winning, live, sketch comedy show a monthly show held at a music venue in downtown Cincinnati.
Wiley’s Comedy Joint is located at 101 Pine Street, Dayton OH 45402. Tickets to the show are $10 in advance or $15 at the door (doors to the show open at 7:30 p.m.). To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www-wileyscomedy-com.seatengine.com/shows/62666.