3 NIGHTS. 15+ SHOWS. 75+ Comics. Downtown Paris,TX. January 26-29, 2023
Tower City Comedy Festival. is slowly becoming one of the top festivals in the south. With it's Texas hospitality, and unique set up it is becoming a favorite amongst comics of all levels. All entries are reviewed, scored and categorized by a board of 5 people in the industry. Comics selected are given opportunties to perform in various venues with different crowds and headliners. By day they enjoy initmate panels with headliners and bookers, BBQ and this year we are adding some group events! Hysterical Tours, contests, and more!
Early Submissions $25 through April 30, 2022
Regular Submissions $30 through July 30, 2022
Late Submissions $40 through August 30,2022
All accepted to attend will be contacted by email by 11/1/2022
Submissions are non-refundable.
brings in over 100 comics, podcasters and more to downtown Paris Texas to perform over three days. They participate in panels, clinics and other industry growing seminars.
Starting in 2019, Tower City Comedy has become one of the premier festival for working comics in Texas and the South.
All over the country and even the world. Comics find really useable networking connections and education to further their careers.
- Hospitality Suite with free meals and drinks.
- Fest Bags with "goodies"
- Discounted hotel rooms
- Access to Panels, Clinics, and podcasts.
- This year we have parties and even a kick ass Texas BBQ!
Such a fun and new show! Comics take turns leading tour groups to actual points of hisrorical interests, that they make up their version on their own. Sponsored by Sundae in Paris!
Tosh.O, Comedy Central, Netflix and host of the Todd Glass Show! A national treasure, who's fits of anger on stage make forsome of the best comedy.
A tradition at TCCF, is the Annual Roast Battle, where the victor gets the following year's event named after them and are invited back to host it.
A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on such shows as The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Most recently he was the host of the critically acclaimed Science Channel show Race To Escape. Jimmy regularly appears on TBS’ Conan as a panel guest, but he has also been Conan’s go-to warm-up, field correspondent, sketch player and even fill-in cohost. He has also conducted some very unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com‘s “The Pardo Patrol.”
In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast Never Not Funny, which Entertainment Weekly called “one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet.” The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Richard Lewis, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood
Billy D. Washington is an award winning comedian who has been featured at the prestigious 'Just for Laughs' Comedy Festival twice, HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and for three years traveled with The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin as her opening act. He has also appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam three times, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Last Comic Standing, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Bob and Tom radio show, and spent time on VH-1 as a host and on-air personality. He was identified as one of the most diverse comedians in America by the NBC stand-up for diversity initiative, and was recently a celebrity judge on the popular Carnival Cruise Line series, “Island Hoppers” with James Van Der Beek. His latest album, “The Washington Posts” has received both critical and commercial success since its 2019 release and is distributed by 800 Pound Gorilla and Warner Brothers records.
A group of comics perform stand up they have no idea what the topics are until given to them on the spot. Watch some of the quickest names in comedy turn a laugh or a complete bomb. Either way it's a great time!
Dry Bar, NPR's top 20 Comedy Album of 2022
Comic, Director, actor, writer, Steve Byrne has has specials on Netflix, Comedy Central, and Showtime. Most noted for costarring role in TBS' "Sullivan and Sons".
Host on Battle Bots, Comedy Central Presents, Last Comic Standing and Parks and Recreatiion and more!
Joey was our 2021 Roastbattle Winner and in a idea, we bring the winner back to host the following year and name the show after them! So enjoy the Joey Johnson Roast Battle!
Movies like "Dream Girls" and "Evan Almighty", TV appearances like Seinfeld, A Comedy Central special, and a HBO half hour special makes Ralph Harris a Legend in Comedy!
Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Live at Gotham, and the Roast oof Jeff Foxworthy. John Wessling is also a regular on Carnival Cruise Lines
Our largest crowd ever was held in court by the never dissappointing Pioneer of Comedy Podcasting Jimmy Pardo. Never Not Funny, That 70's show, Conan, and more!
Vulture magazine called his Guy Fieri bit on Conan was one of the top 100 bits of the 2000's.
Bad Santa 2, Drunk History on Comedy Central, at Midnight, with Chris Hardwick, Conan, what has she not done!.
Quirky and lovable, Fairbanks was our first. His Conan appearance is one of our top 10. His style is not replicable.
His ability to insert music into his act, make him a super exciting fun show to watch.
From Reno 911 to Light's Out with David Spade to Rob Riggle's side kick, she's America's Sweetheart comic.
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