TIME: 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Blue Ridge Comedy Club
Brian Longwell has worked for years as a professional comedian at venues in the US and has toured the UK. He combined his corporate background with his comedy experience and now gives “presentations” using an old style overhead projector with stick figure drawings with his parody of a motivational speaker “How to be Successful”. His unique talent was recognized at the New York Comedy Festival by his inclusion in the Andy Kaufman competition in which he was atwo time finalist, proclaimed a Edinburgh Festival top 10 by the London Times, a finalist in the Boston Comedy festival, regularly headlines at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge, MA, and other venues with his unique act.. On the corporate front, Brian has performed for AT&T, Hewlett Packard, McKinsey, John Hancock, and many medium and small size companies.
Comedy show reviews: With very funny overhead projector illustrations, this is a sophisticated, thoroughly enjoyable, irony-filled, tongue-in-cheek antidote to all those American motivational speakers… See the show. Chortle UK Comedy Guide
“This show is definitely for anyone who has ever worked in a very corporate setting. Brian is very dry and sarcastic, but he is very funny. His visual aids will stun you with it’s humorous simplicity.” Edfringe.com Reviews
“What the world needs more of are non-motivational speakers. Blokes in suits who tell you how to do it wrong every time, or how to cock up properly. Brian Longwell’s your chap with his primitive, hand drawn transparencies, and one-man brainstorming sessions.” The List
“I particularly enjoyed Brain Longwell, very dry, cynical and well, American. Three Weeks “Loved him to bits” BBC Radio “Festival Top 10” London Times
Jeff Greenspan is a native New Yorker whose comedic, political (and questionably legal) street art has been shared by millions across the internet and covered by news outlets around the world. He’s been a writer for Michael Moore’s television show “Live From the Apocalypse,” (now canceled, sorry) and was BuzzFeed’s first chief creative officer. Before Covid, Jeff performed regularly at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club and Stand-Up NY. He currently lives in Chattanooga where he runs the bi-weekly Carpetbagger’s Comedy Night at the Bode Hotel where NYC comics playing alongside Southeast faves. Stalk him at www.JeffGreenspan.com
Andrew Ledbetter is a stand up comedian from Memphis, TN currently based in Chattanooga, TN. He’s a regular at The Comedy Catch and has been performing at comedy clubs and on independent shows all over the southeast for the last seven years. He was voted Chattanooga’s best comedy writer in 2019 and runs several shows in and around the city.