Blue Ridge Comedy Club is the passion project of Shawn Carter, a professional comedian and producer from Boston, MA.

Shawn landed in Bristol, TN, his wife’s hometown, during the beginning of the pandemic and decided that as things begin to open back up people could use a laugh.

After scouting the Tri-Cities for a location, Shawn is excited to have found a home for his club in downtown Bristol.

Shawn has been a regular in the Boston comedy scene for over 10 years, both performing and producing shows. He found his calling in mentoring and fostering the talent in others and is excited to bring his experience to the Tri-Cities.

In addition to running one of the most popular open mics in the Boston area, Shawn also developed and hosted two regular shows. Pourhouse Comedy (RIP Pourhouse) and Pick a Side Stupid (RIP Maggy’s Lounge).

Shawn also released an album that debuted at #1 on iTunes in the comedy category and was included in the Billboard top 10 in comedy albums on its release.