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Making Chattanooga Laugh Since 1985!
So these two kids from Jersey walk into a bar…….
It sounds like the start of a joke, but it isn’t. Keeping Chattanooga entertained for the last 27 years has been serious business for Michael Alfano and Cheryl Gorrian.
In the summer of 1985 The Comedy Catch debuted as Chattanooga's first full time comedy club, then located in Dr. Sages atop the since demolished Holiday Inn downtown. Comedians Kens Sons and Les McCurdy started the club but soon relocated the club to its present Brainerd Road location and was renamed The Comedy Catch at the Cafe. Being comedians they missed touring and performing comedy nation wide and decided to sell the Brainerd Rd business to Alfano and Gorrian.
It was a rather small and intimate club back then; seating about 100; with the restaurant, now named, Giggles Grill downstairs and the Show Room upstairs. Improvements over the years boosted the clubs’ seating capacity to around 150 until the Great Remodel of 2000 transformed The Comedy Catch into the jewel it is today. The club is now all on one level and the Show Room can comfortably seat 250 with state of the art sound and lighting. One thing that hasn’t changed in the last 25 years is the hands on ownership, delicious food and beverages, and the best service staff in town.
In its history The Comedy Catch has hosted some of the biggest stars in comedy. Names such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, D.L Hugley, Tommy Chong,David Allen Grier, Paula Poundstone, Tommy Davidson, Richard Jeni, Bobby Collins, Carrot Top, Tracy Morgan, Gallagher, James Gregory, Pauly Shore, Bobcat Goldthwait and many others have all graced our stage. In addition to national talent, The Comedy Catch stage has launched many local careers, and is considered one of the best venues in the south by many of the regional favorites.
Management at the club strives for all to have an entertaining evening, whether you are attending our weekly comedy shows or one of our special shows. Through the years The Comedy Catch has presented a variety of entertaining programs; comedy shows for the hearing impaired, shows for day care teachers, recovering alcoholics, just women, a show for the gay community, Christian Comedy Shows and a long list of charity events.
A Great Place For A Party Or Group Function
Whether it's business or pleasure, The Comedy Catch is the perfect place for a group function. From full sit down dinners to appetizer buffets, Giggles Grill can accommodate your group for parties, fund-raisers, or business meetings.
The Comedy Catch provides the perfect entertainment for fund-raisers, stress management programs, entertaining clients, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or a company party. Our showroom is equipped with state of the art audio and video equipment for business meetings, awards ceremonies, and presentations.
Let us help plan your next group function. Call or e-mail our banquet manager for more information.
The Comedy Catch & Giggles Grill are smoke free.
For more information call 622-CAFE. For preferred seating for any show call 629-CAFE. The Comedy Catch at the Cafe's, 3224 Brainerd Road near the tunnels.
The Comedy Catch Reviews
Took Valentine's Day weekend to N. GA and Chattanooga. We only "planned" the Comedy Catch and we were so glad we did. The comedians were hilarious - most specifically Dale Jones. He made that... more »
Very funny had to comedians before him they were funny aso. The show lasted for almost 2 hours which was excellent and the price was low.. so good night out for low price.. not bad at all more »
It was a very quaint comedy club. It was clean. I enjoyed the atmosphere. The comedians were funny! The prices were good too! I visit a lot of comedy clubs and this was one of my best experiences. I took a date and it wasn't as expensive as other comedy clubs. My date also enjoyed it ☺
The building is so neat! You cant miss it if you are in the area which drew us to check it out. Enjoyed the comedians! They were all very funny and kept me entertained. My only real complaint was the bland food. I understand it's not a restaurant, but some flavor would have been nice.
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