Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour W/ Grady Ray, Matt Ward, Liz Wheat & More

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Grady Ray and Matt Ward are Bringing the Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour to town, and for one night only you get to see them at HighBar!!!

Grady Ray
The story of Grady Ray seems like the stuff of Southern Folklore. His father was a pimp and a hustler and his mother a flower child. Born a biracial child in the shadows of the mountains in East Tennessee, Grady learned how to adapt to a world that was not completely accepting of him. Comedy became a useful tool in coping with everyday life.

He joined the military at 20 years old and served in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before returning home to East Tennessee. Upon returning home he worked as a bouncer and in juvenile corrections before becoming a police officer for the City of Newport. It was during this time that Grady stepped on stage for the first time and realized his gift for storytelling and making folks laugh. Not long after he decided to depart the force and travel the country telling his story.

Grady Ray has performed all over the Midwest and Eastern United States. He also recently was invited to perform at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival. Along with stand-up comedy, Grady has had his comedy sketches featured on WMPC radio in Newport, Tennessee. Grady Ray is a lover, not a fighter, a comedian and a character straight out of a book you would find on the shelf of a moonshiner in the Smokies.

Matt Ward
Matt Ward is a stand-up comedian and comedy show promoter living in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is known among comics as the producer of the Cape Fear Comedy Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina and the Scruffy City Comedy Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ward began stand-up in 2007 in Wilmington, North Carolina and has been steadily performing all throughout the Eastern United States since then.


Matt Ward appeared on Doug Stanhope’s CD “From Across the Street”. By appeared we mean he introduced Doug on the CD and then walked to the back and sat down. He also has shared the stage with comedians Shane Mauss, Nikki Glaser, Myq Kaplan, Jake Johansen and Kyle Kinane. He has performed at Zanies in Nashville and the Improv in Atlanta. He has headlined the Norfolk Comedy Festival and also appeared at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off and the Memphis Comedy Festival. Matt was also once retweeted by Jose Canseco. Ward has a CD under his belt releasing his debut ‘Glamorous‘ independently in the Fall of 2011.

Liz Wheat
Bob Morrissey
Hosted by Brian Zeolla

Jan 26, 2015
Doors at 9 pm / Show at 10 pm
Cover: $5
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