The Central Collective

923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN


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Do The Joke Thing with Mat Alano-Martin and Dwight Simmons


Doors 8pm // Show 8:30pm

Cost: $10 (BUY ONLINE or cash at door)


Mat Alano-Martin and Dwight Simmons bring their Do The Joke Thing comedy tour to Central Collective for an evening of thought provoking comedy, with special guests Jeff Blank and Emaleigh Gwin.

Mat Alano-Martin comes to comedy with a comedic style that bridges the social and political views of his indie-rock background with the attitude and sensibilities of his rural and blue collar youth. His albums “Profiled as Such” and "Blood Mouth can be heard on Sirius/XM and he is a recurring guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. He has worked with such notable acts as Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro and Marc Maron and has performed at several festivals and prominent showcases across the country and beyond including Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and the 11th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival.

Dwight Simmons has an engaging comedic presence that has allowed him to connect with audiences all over the country. In 2015, his debut album "Pacifist Aggressive" reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. More recently, Dwight has been selected to the Memphis, Limestone, Crom and Crossroads Comedy Festivals. His comedy has been featured on and He is the host of the web-series BrewTube Comedy and a contributing writer for and CollegeHumor.