Plant Riverside District Announces Official Launch of “Big Comedy Network at District Live”
Featured Comedians Include Gina Brillon on August 4-6, Steve Byrne on September 8-10 and Rocky Dale Davis on October 27-29
Plant Riverside District – which is widely known as Savannah’s Entertainment District – is delighted to announce a landmark partnership with Big Comedy Network featuring popular stand-up comedians and rising stars as part of the new monthly “Big Comedy Network at District Live” series.
District Live, Plant Riverside District’s state-of-the-art performance venue, will begin hosting live comedy shows this summer with a special kick-off event featuring stand-up comedian Gina Brillon from “America’s Got Talent” on August 4-6. Additional headliners include Comedy Central superstar Steve Byrne on September 8-10 and Southern comedy sensation Rocky Dale Davis on October 27-29. All performances are for ages 18 and up.
“There’s definitely room for more comedy in Savannah, and we’re thrilled to bring leading comedians to District Live for locals and visitors to enjoy,” said Tyler Gray, Director of Entertainment at JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District. “Big Comedy Network at District Live will bring high-level talent to Savannah, offering an elevated comedy experience.”
The “Big Comedy Network at District Live” series will feature live weekday and weekend performances with cabaret-style seating, drink specials and more. This innovative new series will showcase the talents of Big Comedy Network comedians and will expand options for live comedy in Savannah.
“At Big Comedy Network, we’re passionate about comedy.” said Catherine Kamei, Chief Executive Officer of Big Comedy Network. “We will be bringing the hottest talent to Savannah, ranging from big-ticket names to rising stars.”
The inaugural “Big Comedy Network at District Live” headliner August 4-6 will be Gina Brillon, the first Latina comedian to be in the top 10 finalists of “America’s Got Talent.” A stand-up comic since the age of 17, Brillon has made appearances on “The View,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as well as CBS’ “Kevin Can Wait” and ABC’s “The Conners.” Brillon has toured the country with actor and comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and landed a coveted spot on Rolling Stone’s list of “10 Comedians You Need to Know.” She has earned acclaim with her one-hour comedy special “Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava,” which won a 2021 Gracie Award and an Imagen Award nomination.
Fellow Bronx, N.Y. native James Goff will serve as Brillon’s opening act. Known for his keen ability to quickly connect with audiences, Goff has performed on Netflix’s “Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Comedy Show,” Tru TV’s “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” “Gotham Comedy Live” and The “Today” Show.
On September 8-10, acclaimed comedian Steve Byrne will take center stage at District Live. Byrne has established himself as one of the most reliable and versatile stand-up comedians over the course of his 20-plus-year career. He got his start making the rounds at prestigious clubs in New York City, including The Comedy Cellar, The Comic Strip and Gotham Comedy Club, breaking the record for most sets in one night — 13. Over the course of his career, he has recorded a half-hour special for Comedy Central and four one-hour specials for Comedy Central, Showtime and Netflix. Along the way, he’s appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel,” “Conan” twice, “The Late, Late Show” four times and “The Tonight Show” 10 times and in the feature films “Couples Retreat” and “Four Christmases.” He also wrote, created and starred in the second Asian American sitcom on television, “Sullivan & Son,” which ran for three seasons on TBS, and wrote and directed a semi-autobiographical feature film called “The Opening Act.” He also directed the acclaimed documentary “Always Amazing” and recently filmed his fifth special for Amazon Prime, “The Last Late Night,” that will premiere in 2023.
Rocky Dale Davis will serve as the Big Comedy Network at District Live headliner on October 27-29. Originally from Brookwood, Ala., Davis is a stand-up comedian whose viral videos on TikTok and Instagram have over 500 million views and one million followers. He has also appeared on “Dating No Filter” on E! & NBC’s “Bring The Funny”.
Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. General admission tickets for Thursday night performances are $22 per person and $15 for SCAD students. General admission tickets for Friday and Saturday evening performances are $22 per person and $29 for VIP tickets with preferred seating. Tickets are available at plantriverside.com.
Big Comedy Network’s founder and President Scott Henry is a 30-year comedian, actor and voiceover actor. His multifaceted career has included appearances on CBS, Comedy Central, E! and Showtime and in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.” He also created three sitcoms based on his life for ABC and UPN. Henry is a prominent voiceover actor and has been the voice of Netflix, Michelob, Toyota and other major brands in more than 100 commercials and also narrates network TV shows. He has been to over 60 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, entertaining U.S. troops with U.S.O.
ABOUT PLANT RIVERSIDE DISTRICT:
Plant Riverside District, located at 400 W. River Street, is a vibrant entertainment destination and Savannah’s Entertainment District. From incredible dining and high-end shopping to live music and spectacular performances, Plant Riverside District creates elegantly curated experiences, stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the exceptional. Once an iconic power plant in Georgia, Plant Riverside District now represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, Plant Riverside District provides a setting suited to your needs, blending timeless sophistication with eye-catching details. Experience three unique buildings for a customized atmosphere to match your style: bold, contemporary maritime details in the Atlantic; romantic, elegant styling in the Three Muses; and chic historic architecture in the Power Plant. Complete your experience with numerous dining options, rooftop bars, a concert venue, art gallery, riverfront park and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination. For more information, please visit plantriverside.com and follow @plantriversidedistrict on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT DISTRICT LIVE:
District Live, an exciting new live music venue at Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Ga., marks a landmark partnership between The Kessler Collection and Live Nation, featuring national and regional artists live in concert at a state-of-the-art venue located in the new Atlantic Building at JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District. Powered by Live Nation, District Live brings world-class artists to Savannah’s Entertainment District. In addition to concerts, District Live also features That Great Gretsch Sound!, presented through a special partnership between the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music at Georgia Southern University and The Kessler Collection. This permanent display of music memorabilia, highlighting 135 years of Gretsch instruments, is featured in District Live’s lobby and performance space. For more information, please visit plantriverside.com and follow @districtlivesavannah on Instagram.
ABOUT THE KESSLER COLLECTION:
The Kessler Collection‘s portfolio of passionately created and artistically inspired boutique hotels boasts chic design, luxurious accommodations, enriching ambiance and intuitive service. Whether visiting properties in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina, each hotel’s exquisite art, music and cultural influences are deliberately approachable. Designed to inspire mystique and to encourage unforgettable experiences, Kessler guests are immersed in redefined Bohemian luxury, from an 1888 historic hotel and a cutting-edge downtown icon to a premier luxury lodge, high-design Southern mansion and elite ski lodge. The Kessler Collection was the founding member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, introduced with seven Autograph Collection branded hotels. Each property is a bold, original hotel carefully created with style and the individualist traveler in mind. For more information about The Kessler Collection, please visit kesslercollection.com or call 888.472.6312.
ABOUT BIG COMEDY NETWORK
Big Comedy Network (BCN) licenses and distributes comedy and entertainment properties, along with developing and producing original comedy projects and live events. BCN is home to talented and exceptional creators in a variety of mediums including podcasts, vodcasts, comedy albums, comedy specials, TV and streaming series, as well as live shows and events. The company handles a slate of carefully-selected projects and is respected for its commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices in comedy and entertainment. Founded by creators for creators, BCN is passionately “creator first.” The company forges partnership-driven relationships to help creators execute their vision and accelerate the commercial potential of their projects. BCN creators include Emmy-winning talent, popular stand-up comedians, renowned sketch artists, cultural influencers and commentators, along with a curated list of rising talent. For more information, please visit bigcomedynetwork.com and follow @ilovebigcomedy on Instagram.