Tune Up Your Funny Bone at the Gatlinburg Improv Festival
By Jon Hoffman © 2014, All Rights Reserved

There's one in every family. The guy (or gal) who is always telling a joke or dropping a hilarious one-liner at the perfect time. Maybe that's you, or perhaps you just enjoy the laughs. If you love comedy in any form you won't want to miss the chance to see – or take part in – Gatlinburg's premier comedy show.

No Laugh Track, Just Plenty of Inspired Imp-rovisation

March 6, 2014, kicks off the third annual Gatlinburg Improv Festival, and this three-day event is a must-see for performers and fans alike. In the spirit of the great improv shows, such as Second City and UCB Theater, the Gatlinburg Improv Festival brings together talented comedians and instructors for a truly enjoyable event. Sweet Fanny Adams Theater hosts the festival, which features both live skits and classes, so those who dream of making people laugh can get in on the action, and others can simply enjoy the antics.

It takes a quick wit and flair for the dramatic – not to mention the chops to actually get on the stage – to participate in an improv event, but if you're up for it, then this festival is for you. Join your fellow cast members for both long- and short-form improv and enjoy the thrill that only comes when you can make 'em laugh.

And if participating isn't your thing, you'll be glad to know that the audience has just as much fun as the actors. With dozens of skits and a variety of actors, you'll find lots to tickle your funny bone, and you'll groan along with the cast at the inevitable flops.

If you've ever dreamed of taking part in improv theater, the Gatlinburg Improv Festival is your chance to learn the skills and even test them out in front of a live audience. Get up onstage and have some fun. You'll be glad you did.

More Family-Friendly Fun

If laughs are what bring you to the Smoky Mountains, there's plenty more to be found. The century-old feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys rages on with hilarious results at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge. You'll enjoy good food, great music, and lots of laughter.

The Comedy Barn features magicians, comedians, jugglers, and even a mind-reading pig, and is the perfect fit for a night out with the kids. This family-friendly event is sure to be a hit with everyone from the youngsters to your grandmother.

Need a reason to book a family vacation this spring? Head to the Great Smoky Mountains for a hilariously funny weekend. Sharpen your skills in a class or two, then take to the stage to entertain the crowds. Or simply sit back and enjoy a few belly laughs at both the Gatlinburg Improv Festival and the area's many family-friendly comedy acts. It's a fun getaway the entire family will enjoy.


Jon Hoffman is Reservations Manager of Volunteer Cabin Rentals specializing in Smoky Mountain rental cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. Visit them today at http://www.volunteercabinrentals.com to book cabins for weddings, vacations, reunions and other special events.