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Beards of Comedy Bid a Fond Farewell – Charlotte, Athens, Atlanta dates

Posted in Beards of Comedy, On Tour with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by Joe Zimmerman

(Reposting our press release from


After more than four years as a touring comedy collective, the Beards of Comedy – Andy Sandford (Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Rooftop Comedy’s Silver Nail), Dave Stone (Adult Swim’s Squidbillies, LA Weekly’s 12 Comics to Watch), TJ Young (UCBLA’sComedy Death-Ray“Stand Out Stand-Up” Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival) and Joe Zimmerman (Timeout NY, Laughing Skull Festival Finalist) – have decided to draw the curtains on their impressive group run in favor of pursuing new collaborations and individual projects. The Beards of Comedy part ways on good terms and with fond memories and gratitude for all they’ve managed to accomplish together.

Since forming in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008, The Beards of Comedy have performed hundreds of shows all across the country, bringing their mix of stand-up, sketch, music, and improv to countless comedy clubs, music venues, and theaters. Between performances at large colleges and headlining some of the country’s best clubs and comedy rooms, The Beards also released two albums (2009’s “Comedy for People” for Rooftop Comedy Productions and 2011’s “Cardio Mix” on Comedy Central Records), created and released several viral sketches on YouTube and and their most recent web series “Beards Across America” (on has received over 1,000,000 views and counting.

The Beards of Comedy would like to thank all of the friends and fans who provided support and encouragement throughout this incredible journey.

Beards farewell tour dates, May 2013…

May 7th – Charlotte, NC
May 8th – Athens, GA
May 9-12 – Atlanta, GA


Beards of Comedy’s second album “Cardio-Mix”

Posted in Beards of Comedy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by Joe Zimmerman

11/22 update to this post from last week – “Cardio-Mix” is now available on Itunes
Remember, every positive review on Itunes or Amazon saves a baby dolphin.

Oh hey. Joe here. Just a little note from the Beard office – the Beards’s’s second album “Cardio-Mix” will drop with Comedy Central records on November 22nd. It has been described as the comedy album of the year to work out to, which I agree with.

Design by TJ Young

Cardio-Mix is available for pre-order, which is neat.

Today it is ranked #4 of all new releases on

Comedy Central did up a press release, if you want to get EVEN more excited.

Still not excited? Well Crave named it one of the top three comedy picks of November (Woh, November has thirty whole days in it!).

We are also doing a CD release tour right after Thanksgiving, so if you’re in any of these towns please come say hello, and we will give you thanks:

11/26-27 – The Laughing Skull – Atlanta, GA (four shows)
11/28 – TBA (possibly Asheville)
11/29 – The Caledonia – Athens, GA
11/30 – Rockey’s Dueling Piano Bar – Gainesville, FL
12/1 – Jack Rabbit’s – Jacksonville, FL
12/2 – Theater 99 – Charleston, SC
12/3 – TBA, USA

Review from L.A.

Posted in Beards of Comedy, On Tour with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2011 by Joe Zimmerman

The Seattle Underground was a great note to end on. I have more to come on our times in Bigfoot country, but for now here is a nice review of our show at Meltdown, from the Comedy Bureau.

Beards of Comedy West Coast Tour Blog

Posted in Beards of Comedy, Humor Column with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2011 by Joe Zimmerman

I’m leaving Asheville in six hours for a massive west coast swing with the Beards of Comedy tour – twelve shows in twelve nights, in ten different cities. We are flying into Albuquerque, where we pile into a mini-van rental, and cover 3,000 miles before flying out of Seattle on the 31st.

My plan is to document the fun/anxiety/panic/exhaustion/claustrophobia/disasters with a daily blog. While I travel a lot, this trip involves more than usual. People have been asking if I’m excited. I wish that I could be excited, but right now I’m just worried about the layover in Denver. There are so many logistics to figure out – the driving, the shows, the parking, the hotels, the radio interviews…and all in markets where we’ve never been. We have at least two drives through the night, AFTER we just did a show, to get to radio/TV the next morning. I just mapped it out and fainted. I was then revived, and after three hours of research, figured out how to do a screen shot (on my new Macbook Pro!):

Lots of Driving in a mini-van

I think you can click on it to make it bigger, but if you can’t see the stops, they are: Albuquerque, Portales, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Reno, Portland, Kennewick, Seattle.

Several folks have also been asking how the hell we put this trip together. Well, it was entirely our publicist – Julie Seabaugh, who is based out of L.A. She started with a few bookend gigs, and then filled in every single day, and even created good routing. Then our college agent was able to add the college gig at Eastern New Mexico State up front.

The only thing we have to do, is get there, and then hope that we get big enough crowds to cover the cost of airfare, van rental, hotels, gas, more gas, food, tolls, luggage fees, more food, more gas, speeding tickets, coffee, gambling, trivia prizes, dessert, parking, parking tickets, breakfast, snacks, gas, and things I’m not thinking of. The Beards are like Hobbits, in our five-six meal-a-day regiment.

Also, it won’t just be four Bearded dudes in a soccer mom van rental, it will be five. Joining us is Justin Heckert – a journalist from Atlanta Magazine who is writing a long form article on the journey. It will be awesome to have him along. It will also be a long-ass length of time for me to be on record. All sorts of embarrassing things could come out. So perhaps to quell my fear, I’ll say some embarrassing things right now:

-I listen to nothing but Hootie & the Blowfish
-I wet the bed regularly
-My favorite movie is every Ashton Kuchar movie
-I’m gay
-I’m super gay

Okay, so whatever I reveal to Justin, it can’t be worse than this right? Perhaps one of my daily blogs will be an interview with Justin, where I ask him what it’s like to be a journalist from Atlanta Magazine, traveling with the Beards of Comedy tour. It’d be like, an interview within an interview – pretty meta right? Right guys?

Eastern New Mexico State College tomorrow night. We’ll be at the airport at 4 am, and then have a three hour drive after we land at 9 am, so if you plan on attending, please bring energy drinks. Also, I’m not really gay.