By Mac Arthur Howard, III 

NASHVILLE, TN — The 2023 Nashville Comedy Festival is officially underway, April 15 is bringing some of the biggest names in comedy to Music City for a week-long celebration of laughter and humor. With a lineup of comedians that includes Rickey Smiley, Karlous Miller, and David Spade and twenty-six other acts from around the country, this festival promises to be one of the most significant and exciting comedy events of the year. From stand-up showcases to improv performances and everything in between, the Nashville Comedy Festival offers something for everyone who loves to laugh.

As mentioned, comedian, actor, and podcast host Karlous Miller is slated to perform throughout the festival. And he’s bringing a huge love of Nashville with him.

“Every time I come to Nashville, I feel like I’m visiting family,” Miller said. “The music, the food, the people, all love in this city. I have never met a stranger in Nashville, everybody shows so much love.”

Because of the constant loving reception, Nashville has become one of Miller’s favorite places to visit. He specifically names the famous Nashville club Zanies as his favorite spot in town to perform.

“Man, they got my picture up on the wall at Zanies,” said Miller. “I love going back there every few months and seeing who and what they’ve added to that place.”

Miller will be helping open the Festival with a performance on April 15 at the War Memorial Auditorium as part of his At the End of the Day… tour. To find out more about the show or get tickets, and to learn more about the Nashville Comedy Festival’s other acts, visit

“It’s going to be exciting y’know?” Miller says. “All these people are coming to your city, and they want to make you laugh. Come out and show us some love Nashville.”