Jim Krenn Ticket Giveaway!

It’s been a bit of time since Jim Krenn and the DVE Morning Show parted ways, but he is still very much a part of Pittsburgh.

Just because you don’t hear a voice every morning, doesn’t mean it’s silent. Something something tree falls in the forest, amiright?

Jim has long been a performer and stand-up comedian and he’s returning to those roots with a show he’ll be headlining at the Byham on May 26 called Jim Krenn: aLIVE.

And because I love you, I’ve got two tickets to give away!

What: Two tickets to JIM KRENN “aLIVE”. Jim Krenn and his all-star cast of comedy and music friends present an evening of live entertainment not seen in Pittsburgh before. A blend of video vignettes, live standup comedy, improv and live music performances by house band and acoustic acts. Performances by: Scott Blasey, Mark Eddie, Billy Elmer, Slim Forsythe, Tom Megalis, Frank Nicotero, Rod Schwartz All-Star Band.

When: Saturday, May 26, 2012

Where: The Byham Theater – Pittsburgh

To Enter: To enter, just leave a comment! One comment per valid email address and so you have something to say, tell me who your favorite stand-up comedian is. Whose show will you always try to catch if it’s on Comedy Central? Who do you try to catch when they come to town? And yes, you can choose a deceased comedian provided they did stand-up comedy. I’m guessing I’ll see lots of Mitch Hedberg mentions in the comments.

Mine? Gosh. I love stand-up SO much that it’s hard for me to choose. I am a dork for loving Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall, but I’m also a Chris Rock fan and I seriously love me some John Heffron and Jeff Dunham.  But my absolute favorite is hands down Denis Leary.  His rants about smoking are deadly hilarious. You have until Friday at noon to enter at which time Random.org will choose the lucky winner.

If you don’t win, you can buy tickets by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting JimKrenn.com or by visiting the Cultural Trust here.  The $52.50 level tickets are sold out, but you can still get the $32.50 or $37.50 level. Also, a portion of proceeds will go to benefit Animal Friends.

Good luck!


  1. Jeff the SLP Guy
    May 3, 2012 1:04 pm

    After seeing him open for Patton Oswalt, I love Kyle Kinane. And I might as well plug my long time buddy Mike Berlon.

  2. Jaslyne Halter
    May 3, 2012 1:06 pm

    I absolutely adore Dane Cook; his comedy has allowed for him to become one of the funniest comedians to hit the stand up comedy stage.

  3. Allison
    May 3, 2012 1:11 pm

    I am a huge fan of Louis CK. The way he describes children? AMAZING. (Harsh and OH SO FREAKIN’ TRUE.)

  4. Kilgore Trout
    May 3, 2012 1:14 pm

    Jim Gaffigan is probably my favorite living stand-up comic. But if dead comics are coming to down I’d try to see George Carlin, but only the early 80’s George Carlin!

  5. Julie
    May 3, 2012 1:18 pm

    Oh my, I’m like Ginny…so many to choose from….I love the Blue Collar Guys, but I’d have to say the guys that really get me laughing are Dane Cook, Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan…each have such a way with delivery.

    There is a huge long lost of comedians I love.

  6. Shawna
    May 3, 2012 1:18 pm

    Can’t believe you admitted to liking Jeff Foxworthy–ha!

  7. Michael
    May 3, 2012 1:20 pm

    Steven Wright

  8. SteelCityMagnolia
    May 3, 2012 1:25 pm

    Jeff Dunham, with Walter. Best line ever, and my sister and I still crack jokes about it — “Welcome to Walmart, get your sh!t and get out!”

  9. Tiffany
    May 3, 2012 1:27 pm

    I would have to say I have always liked Chris Rock, Jeff Foxworthy and Louis CK. Though I did take my mom to see George Carlin back in 2001 and I also enjoyed him. Recently I saw Daniel Tosh’s old stand up before he became really famous with Tosh.0 and he was hysterical!

  10. Z
    May 3, 2012 1:38 pm

    Love Ron White, Ralphie May, John Pinette, Gabrielle Iglasius and Kathy Griffin.

  11. Jonathan
    May 3, 2012 1:42 pm

    I am a huge Mitch Hedberg fan! You already shot that one out, so I will go with Eddie Izzard.

  12. Leslie
    May 3, 2012 1:44 pm

    The one standup comedy routine that I can never get out of my had and that I still quote to this day – Billy Cosby – “Himself”.

  13. AngryMongo
    May 3, 2012 2:06 pm

    Billy Gardell, Eddie Izzard, and of course, George Carlin.

  14. Just a Simple Man
    May 3, 2012 2:08 pm

    Jeanne Robertson

  15. Deborah Marx
    May 3, 2012 2:09 pm

    I love, love, love Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
    Also, mad about Jerry Seinfeld!!!

  16. Juli Cawley
    May 3, 2012 2:16 pm

    He hardly ever comes to pittsburgh, but i love watching george lopez stand up. Hes super funny.

  17. Josh
    May 3, 2012 2:30 pm

    Big fan of Lisa Lampanelli

  18. Joan Coopie
    May 3, 2012 2:31 pm

    Ralph the Cat!!!!!

  19. mike
    May 3, 2012 2:32 pm

    Used to be Dave Chappelle but now maybe Donald Glover or Aziz Ansari

  20. Beth
    May 3, 2012 2:33 pm

    Completely off-topic and I don’t really care to win the tickets, but IT IS SO AWESOME to see the logo of the AMAZING organization I work for on your sidebar!! We do great things for lots of families and kids. I know how you feel about sick kids, but there are a lot of kids who aren’t sick physically but still need a lot of help from someone who cares. Thanks for the press, Ginny!!

  21. Marci
    May 3, 2012 2:35 pm

    Billy Gardell! We got to see him at Stage AE this past year and he was awesome!

  22. Lisa
    May 3, 2012 2:35 pm

    As a ‘Burg girl…I’m partial to Dennis Miller. I also enjoy Kathy Griffin, Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld.

    But I’m a HUGE Krenn fan and ‘DVE isn’t the same without him.

  23. NicinTally
    May 3, 2012 2:35 pm

    Billy Gardell is ABSOLUTELY hysterical!! I have watched his one stand up from when he was in Pittsburgh at least 3-4 times now and each time, I still laugh hysterically. So Pittsburgh and so true!

  24. BigJohn
    May 3, 2012 2:38 pm

    Has to be the “Love Master” Craig Shoemaker.

  25. Tara
    May 3, 2012 2:47 pm

    Yep, Billy Gardell. Hands down.

  26. empirechick
    May 3, 2012 2:57 pm

    I saw Kathleen Madigan at the Palace Theater in Greensburg last year – not sure I’ve ever laughed so hard!!

  27. Robin
    May 3, 2012 3:11 pm

    Billy Gardell – hilarious growing up in Pittsburgh references.

  28. Vince
    May 3, 2012 3:30 pm

    Jim Krenn!!

  29. Emily
    May 3, 2012 3:30 pm

    My husband and I love stand-up – this is such a wonderful give away (for whoever might win)!

    like a lot of the commenters Louis CK is my current love. In college it was Eddie Izzard. I think with some practice and experience, one of my future favorites could be Donald Glover.

    I like reading other people’s favorites – gave me a few names I’ve not visited in a while. Thanks!

  30. Stefanie
    May 3, 2012 3:32 pm

    Billy Gardell, I love Mike & Molly and hearing him on DVE and his latest stand up show was hilarious. Also, Bill Engvall, Tammy Pascatelli and Frank Caliendo.

  31. Cloreen B.
    May 3, 2012 3:47 pm

    Brian Regan hands down is my favorite.

    But don’t enter me in the contest. That Tom Megalis guy (from the Hines Ward car commercials) is annoying enough to scare me away from this show.

  32. RichD
    May 3, 2012 3:49 pm

    Hands down, Richard Pryor. Eddie Izzard is a close second.

  33. Suz
    May 3, 2012 3:56 pm

    Lisa Lampanelli. Caught her show on Comedy Central several years ago on an insomnia laden night and I’ve been laughing ever since. Runner up to Louis CK.

  34. Dia
    May 3, 2012 4:01 pm

    George Carlin for sure if you are letting us choose dead comics.! Though if it were alive comics only I would go with Eddie Izzard.

  35. Jen
    May 3, 2012 4:03 pm

    Artie Lange! Love!

  36. Nicole
    May 3, 2012 4:07 pm

    Ralphie May is my all time favorite!! I am also a huge fan of Scott Blasey… He did an awesome job at Jim Krenns Turkey Eve… He was hysterical! The man can do more than sing!!

  37. Nathan
    May 3, 2012 4:09 pm

    There are so many greats to say! I absolutely love Louis CK and Craig Shoemaker and Ron White, probably my top three!

  38. Jeff
    May 3, 2012 4:30 pm

    Dave Chappelle – saw him 10 years ago and his stuff still makes me laugh.

  39. John Sieverts
    May 3, 2012 4:32 pm

    I have to go old school….Bill Hicks was the best

  40. Wojo
    May 3, 2012 4:34 pm

    Too many to name….in no particular order, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Andrew Dice Clay, Marty Allen, Bill Cosby, Gallagher, and of course, Jim Krenn.

  41. Ross
    May 3, 2012 4:35 pm

    I love Jimmy Krenn! Huge fan of his stand-up, but I also love Billy Gardell. (I am a huge yinzer)

  42. paul myers
    May 3, 2012 4:55 pm

    Love Louis ck and Jim krenn

  43. Emily
    May 3, 2012 5:00 pm

    I love and miss Mitch Hedberg. “I went to the store to get a candle holder, but they didn’t have any. So I bought a cake.”

    And I love Jim Gaffigan’s monologue on Hot Pockets.

  44. cmd_45
    May 3, 2012 5:11 pm

    George Carlin or Richard Pryor or early Bill Cosby

  45. Butcher's Dog
    May 3, 2012 5:40 pm

    George Carlin, bar none. Although Walter had maybe the greatest putdown ever as an audience member got up and was wandering around:”Three million sperm and that’s the one that got through!”

  46. Cheryl Larson
    May 3, 2012 5:41 pm

    Never miss Frank Caliendo when he is in town.

  47. hello haha narf
    May 3, 2012 5:59 pm

    the platypus man, richard jeni. oh how i miss him.
    of course, i love just about any stand up comedian. takes balls to get up on stage and get a room roaring and i love em for it.
    now pllllllllllllllllease please please let me win…i love comedy shows as dates!

  48. bethnickel@hotmail.com
    May 3, 2012 6:45 pm

    Ron white, eddie murphy, jeff foxworthy!

  49. Sooska
    May 3, 2012 7:07 pm

    Mitch Hedberg of course. Used to catch Carlin when he came to town. These days I think John Oliver is funny as hell.

  50. Sam's Dog
    May 3, 2012 7:18 pm

    Billy Gardell has a great ‘burgh take on everything. Saw Steven Wright awhile back and loved his show.