Show Dates

 

Thursday, September 12th - 7:30pm
Thursday Night Standup
Bernalillo, New Mexico
The Stage at The Star

 

Thursday, September 19th - 7pm
Side Effex Stand Up - Open Mic
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Side Effex

Thursday, September 26th - 7pm
Side Effex Stand Up - Open Mic
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Side Effex

Saturday, September 28th - 6pm
The Dinner Detective
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque Marriott Uptown

Friday, October 4th - 8pm
First Friday's Comedy Contest
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tractor Brewery Wells Park


 



 

Entries in Comedy Contest (12)

Monday
Sep022019

Wowza! September Shows

September is gonna be an action packed month! I'm super excited to open up for Michelle Wolf for four shows at The Stage! I've also got my new Comedy Bingo open mic every Thursday at Side Effex, where the crowd plays BINGO based on the comedians' sets to win drinks and prizes. We have a stacked line up for our First Friday's Comedy Contest, where 10 comedians battle it out and the audience decides the winners. I'm the host for First Friday's contest, but this month I'll get to compete in another contest for Buck D's Comedy Competion.

On top of all the stand up, I've got a couple of Dinner Detective, interactive murder-mystery-comedy shows. It's not your normal dinner theater show, so you should definitely hit one of those up for something you've probably never experienced before. At Barney Lopez's Birthday Banger, I'll be performing songs from the smash hit, "Tony Hawk Pro Skater" games. All that's happening in Albuquerque and Bernallilo, New Mexico, but I'll also be hitting up Denver to do what I can to help "The Trash King" Ray Basura win the Slave to the Death Match tournament. If you've every seen clips of Cactus Jack VS Terry Funk, throwing each other through barb-wire, C-4 explosives covered tables, that's what I'm expecting at this bound-to-be-bloody pro wrestling tournament.

Come laugh at me, rap with me, or wrestling me, this September!

 

Wednesday
Mar272019

First Friday's Comedy Contest - It's April, Fools

First Friday’s Comedy Contest, New Mexico’s longest running comedy show is back with more hilarity than ever!

Ten comedians will slang jokes for your approval hoping to be crowded April’s funniest comic in the 505.

Hosted by Rusty Rutherford and featuring the comedic stylings of Josh Fournier, Melissa Eslinger, Jandro, Danger Varoz, Kovoaki (Missouri), Marty Adamsmith, Jack Tapestry and more!!

Oh yeah, and did I mention it’s FREE?

Wednesday
Apr202016

3rd Thursday's Comedy Contest ___________________ EIGHT YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

8-9PM - Zack Freeman - Jazz, Funk, Breakbeat, Soul Acappella musician

9-10 - Nick FuriouStylz - Energetic Hip Hop

10-12 - COMEDY CONTEST
Hosted by Rusty Rutherford
Featuring the past year's contest winners …. Dan Rascon, AJ Martinez, Troy Willson, Caitlin Minton, Damien Flores, Kyle Merrell, David Knight, David Montoya, Eddie StephensComedian Black Mike

Eight years ago Albuquerque comedian and actor, Rusty Rutherford, realized there was something missing from our city’s stand-up comedy scene: community. At the time there were only a handful of stand-up comedians in the 505, and an “every-man-for-himself” mentality as each one tried to climb the comedy ladder on their own. Rutherford wanted to bring the same since of community and camaraderie to the stand-up scene that he experienced in the theatre world. Rutherford created the 3rd Thursday’s Comedy Contest, a monthly competition where 10 comics with varying levels of experience would compete and the audience would decide the winners that would be invited back the following month. The competition aspect was a fun challenge for the comedians, but was secondary to having a fun show with a good audience and kickin’ it with other comics.

Since its conception, the show has taken place in hookah lounges, bars, theatres, and its current home, Tractor Brewery in Wells Park. On Thursday, April 21st, 2016 we’ll be celebrating the show’s 8-year anniversary by bringing back all of the first place winners from the past year for a “best-of-the-best” competition. For the first time ever this anniversary show will be free of charge.


Sunday
Mar152015

3rd Thursday's Comedy Contest - March 19th at Tractor Wells Park

3rd Thursday's is back and ready for another packed house at Tractor Brewing - Wells Park! Come out and decide who will take home the crown this month. Rusty Rutherford hosts 10 of our city's hottest comics, Troy Willson, Comedian T-Gram, Danger K Varoz, Ben Nolte, Griff McGiff, Dawn Elizabeth Schary, Cyrus Moses, David Montoya, Ariel Holmes and Stephen Smith! You don't want to miss this awesome FREE show.

We'll have some nice cold beer on hand for you, so this show's 21+. See ya there!

Tuesday
Feb102015

3rd Thursday's Comedy Contest....come crown this month's winner!

We're back with another exciting, laughter filled night of stand up at Tractor Brewing - Wells Park! Last month the crowd crowned AJ Martinez, Comedian T-Gram, and Troy Willson the winners, so they'll be back defending their titles against a new batch of comics, including Royal A. Wood III, Richard Wolfson, Chuck Ruiz, Matt Peterson, Eddie Stephens, and Danger K Varoz! And if that weren't enough, this gang bang of laughter will be hosted by the always sexy, usually funny, Rusty Rutherford.

....and did I mention it's FREE?? That's right, free. That's cheap!

So get on out to Tractor Brewing Company- Wells Park,1800 4th Street NW, for a funny night of fun and freedom, and help us decide which funny-maker will take home the gold this month!