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Comedy Central’s Olivia Grace will be making a stop in Shreveport

Something funny is always happening in Shreveport

  • Joel Rodgers

Something funny IS always happening in Shreveport, but this article is about politics, it’s about comedy.


Several local venues and several funny people are to blame for Shreveport’s rising comedy scene. Over the past year we’ve seen open mic nights all around the city…. and they’re great!

Bear’s hosts an open mic night, Bear Ass Comedy w/Molly Hiers once a month. The Port Grill, Sam’s Town Casino, Parish Taceaux, and The Bar Chord also host comedy events.

This past Monday Bear’s was the site for comedy and Molly Hiers delivered some funny news. Comedy Central’s Olivia Grace will be making a stop in Shreveport – all the way from New York – for a night of laughs at The Bar Chord April 29th. Joining her will be Eric J Freedman (Bear Grenade Comedy Show at the World Famous Comedy Store, 2019 Hollywood Laugh Factory Fresh Faces Showcase) as well as Shreveport locals, Molly Heirs and David Allen.

Hiers was contacted by Grace via social media and booked her for the April 29th show at Shreveport’s The Bar Chord.

Olivia made a name for herself as a roaster in the Belly Room of the World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles when she was too young to legally enter the 21+ venue. Olivia quickly became a staple of the growing Roast Battle phenomena. She was featured in a documentary short about the show directed by Jason Rietman that premiered at Sundance in 2016. Olivia has performed on all three seasons of Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battleon Comedy Central. Most recently, Olivia was a writer for the 2018 Roast of Bruce Willis. Olivia has participated in the Just For Laughs Festival and New York Comedy Festival.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

The show is 21+ and there is a $10 cover.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at

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