News and Notes

THANK YOU!  To Alex Granados for this spot on us in The News & Observer (click the logo).


06/15/2019 - On June 22nd, we will be in the building for the annual Summer Kickoff at our partner, and favorite wing spot, BA-DA Wings!!!  See you at 6P!

03/14/2019 - We're back!  THIS Weekend as a matter of fact.  Good Times Arcade and Tavern in Garner, NC at 9p on the 17th.  Andy Forrester and JM will be performing!  Best part, NO COVER!

02/12/2018 - Still working to come up with some quality events for you!!!  Thank you for your patience as we see our way through this time.  Thank you for your continued support, stay tuned!

01/03/2018 - WOO! Happy New Year! Big things in store for 2018, constantly trying to keep the moving parts aligned, but we remain hopeful.  Stay tuned!

12/07/2017 - This past weekend, The "Don't Quit Your Day Job" Comedy Show at the Alchemy Comedy Theater in Greenville, SC was a huge success!  Stay tuned to see where it turns up next!

10/30/2017 - We are pleased to announce that even though it's in developmental still, the "DON'T QUIT YOUR DAYJOB" comedy show will be heading to the Alchemy Improv Theater in Greenville, SC on December 2nd!  This will be a very fun show, featuring Eric Megert and JM!

07/18/2017 - Soul Joel Productions will be putting on an event for the Ronald McDonald House on August 18th in Raleigh.  Kevin Israel will be headlining, and CFTMC's own Eric Megert and JM will be on the bill with him.  

06/04/2017 - Join us on the 17th of June for the Summer Kickoff Party at Ba-Da Wings!  JM and Furious Write are on tap to be there, with one more comic TBD!

05/10/2017 - We are still looking for a new venue to call home.  If you know of any spots looking to add something comedic to their entertainment lineup, let us know at

05/10/2017 - Here's the latest:  Drunk Sportfan is undergoing a revamp, we hope to have them back up and running soon, in addition to a new podcast!

04/04/2017 - WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE! Currently, we're looking for a new venue to call home.  If you know of any spots, please reach out to us.  Thanks!

03/05/2017 - Neptunes Open returns this month!  It's also celebrating an anniversary!  

01/18/2017 - Due to some scheduling conflicts at the venue, the monthly open mic at Neptunes will be on hiatus until March.  Stay tuned!

12/03/2016 - While our partnership will continue on, the monthly series at Raleighwood has come to a conclusion.  Thank you to everyone that supported it, keep an eye out for our next endeavor, and remember, we have shows featuring local talent downtown with our partners at No Poetry Comedy.

11/23/2016 - It's been a productive month!  For that, and for everyone who supports us on a regular basis, we are THANKFUL!  Hope everyone has a good holiday, we'll see you in December.  

11/07/2016 - Happy to announce that on 12/14 Mick Mckenna and JM will be present at the "Deck The Halls" event in Wilson, NC, making folks laugh!  

11/07/2016 - The final Under The Bridge Open mic will be this Thursday, 11/10, as there are some major changes coming regarding the venue.  Stay tuned!

10/30/2016 - Huge month in place for November!  Ruby Deluxe Comedy Showcase will be returning for show #2, this time with Andy Woodhull!  Andy's a nationally touring act, he's even appeared on the Tonight Show!  

09/26/2016 - What a great month!  Looking forward to October, when another show gets introduced, The "No Poetry Deluxe Showcase", at Ruby Deluxe in Downtown Raleigh.  Stay tuned to for additional details.

08/27/2016 - MARK YOUR CALENDARS for 11/17/16!  In conjunction with Raleighwood, we will be putting on a benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Stay tuned to here and our social media pages as we announce the comics that will be performing.  So far, it's looking like an amazing night!  $3 of every ticket purchased will be donated to Make-A-Wish, so come have a laugh and do something awesome for someone else in the process.

08/21/2016 - Pumped to announce that we have a new addition to the family!  Join us in welcoming the Under the Bridge Comedy Showcase!  Hosted by Sam Mazany, Under The Bridge will feature the best in local (Triangle) acts on a monthly basis at the London Bridge Pub in downtown Raleigh!

08/21/2016 - "Big A", Andy Forrester will be coming to Raleighwood in September!  Stay tuned for date and time!  Online special will be hitting the Raleighwood website 8/23!

07/26/2016 - GREAT NEWS!  We're bringing back our online special for the August edition of Comedy Night at Raleighwood!  Between now and 8/12, tickets will only be $8!

07/22/2016 - Super excited to be announcing a new show coming to the Cure For The Mondays family!  Stay tuned for more details, dates, etc.

07/13/2016 - The online ticket special for the show at Raleighwood on 7/21 have now come to an end.  Tickets will still be available at the door on the night of.  Hope to see you there!

07/11/2016 - Big thank you to the William Family for having us at Family Reunion!  

06/26/2016 - UPDATE!  Tickets for the July show at Raleighwood featuring James Hodge, Ryan Davis, and JM, are online from now until the 7/12 for only $8!

06/24/2016 - The show at Raleighwood was amazing last night!  Getting pumped for July as Ryan Davis, JM, and James Hodge prepare to hit the stage!  Don't miss out!

06/23/2016 - The Summer Kickoff at Ba-Da Wings was a huge hit!  Thanks for having us, and we can't wait to do it again next year?  Never been to Ba-Da before?  Head over to our "Partners" page and click their link.  Awesome wings!

06/06/2016 - Tobacco Road Tours is officially launching the Comedy/History Bus on 6/18!  Jim Darrien, JM, and Eric Megert are all signed on as guides, get on the bus!

06/06/2016 - Join our partners at Ba-Da Wings on June 18th as they kickoff summer!  Grant Sheffield and Sam Mazany will be performing too!

06/01/2016 - WE'RE CELEBRATING!!  June marks one year that we've had a show going at Raleighwood Cinema Grill, and we want you to come party with us!  For the whole month of June, tickets to the June 23rd show are 2 for $10!  

05/10/2016 - RALEIGHWOOD SPECIAL!!!!!!  From today through 5/15, we're doing a buy one, get one for the show at Raleighwood on May 19th!  Head over to, and get your tickets today!

05/10/2016 - Neptunes is back this month on 5/12!  Check out Facebook page for real time updates.

04/22/2016 - Neptunes open mic has been cancelled for April.  It will return in May.

04/22/2016 - Raleighwood with Drew Harrison, Matt White, and the "Silver Senior" John Boni was a blast last night!  If you didn't make it, come out to May's show, featuring Eric Megert and Mickey Schroeder!  Details under the "Events" tab.

04/04/2016 - Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, both pages are different, we just posted a new photo album on Facebook from Ladies Night at Raleighwood last month!

04/04/2016 - What do you think of the new logo?  Based off of the feedback we've been given, we're trying something new!  Please, keep it coming!

04/04/2016 - Put the word out!  We are looking for a new venue to host a weekly open mic and a few other awesome events!  

03/13/2016 - Brent Blakeney has just announced that he will be recording his first comedy album, "Clean Jokes For Dirty Minds", on May 11th at Goodnight's Comedy Club in Raleigh, NC!

02/24/2016 - Oscar Night at Raleighwood is THIS SUNDAY night, and it's FREE!  Hosted by JM, come on out and enjoy prizes, trivia, and papparazzi!

01/01/2016 - Happy Holidays!  Hope these last few weeks were good to you, 2016, let's do this!

12/21/2015 - Last week wrapped up the final Neptune's open mic, with the new Drunk Sport Fan up, it's officially a wrap for us for 2015.  Thank you for the support, and we'll see you in 2016!  Have safe and happy holidays!

12/15/2015 - Big thank you to the Riddicks for letting us share your special day with you!  JM and Matt White were on hand for the event, photos to come on our Facebook page!

12/03/2015 - December is here!  Be sure to check out the latest on all of the events coming up this month!

11/18/2015 - Thank you to everyone who came out to the final open mic at Tir Na Nog this past Monday.  We had a blast!  Be sure to stop by the Facebook page to see the photo album!

11/05/2015 - Our partners at Skylines Cafe are hosting an event at Southern Village Shopping Center in Clayton Sunday 11/8, at 3pm.  Over 50 vendors on hand and so much food to try!

11/05/2015 - It was announced on 11/2, that Tir Na Nog, home of our founding open mic, will be closing for good on 11/22.  That said, 11/16 will be the final open mic at TNN.  After 4 and half years, let's end this on a high note, mark your calendars and come out!

10/11/2015 - October 13th, at Raleighwood Cinema Grill, they will be having a special showing of Baruto - Naruto The Movie!  Click the link to get tix!

10/11/2015 - OPERATION LAUGH is shaping up to be a great event!  Hope to see a lot of people there!

9/21/2015 - The open mic at Tir Na Nog is turning 4 on 9/21!  Come out to mic as there will be a big announcement being made!

9/21/2015 - New episode of Drunk Sport Fan is up!  Head to the page and click the link to listen!

9/21/2015 - Lineup for the next Raleighwood show is up on our Facebook page.  Check us out at:

9/1/2015 - New episode of Drunk Sport Fan is up right now!  Featuring JM, this episode is all about unappreciated sports.....check it out!

9/1/2015 - Neptune's open mic returns this Thursday with guest host Virginia Wallace!

8/23/2015 - Check back tomorrow to see the September lineup for "Comedy Night At The Wood!"  It's going to be a fantastic night....

8/23/2015 - New episode of "Drunk Sport Fan" is up, click on the Podcast link above to listen in.  JM is the featured guest.

8/15/2015 - Super excited to announce that our lineup for September at Raleighwood is officially confirmed.......

8/15/2015 - Open mic at Neptunes will not be happening this month, but it will return in September, stay tuned.....

8/15/2015 - Only 5 days away from Herb McCandless and his amazing Hypnosis Show at Raleighwood!  If you have not gotten your tickets yet, head over to and make it happen.

7/21/2015 - The Summer Series at Raleighwood is now officially an ongoing monthly series!  Check the new event page to see who's coming in August!

6/29/2015 - The June show at Raleighwood went fantastically!  It only gets better from here too.  In July, Andy Forrester and Brent Blakeney will be on hand and you do not want to miss this.  Tickets are on sale now,

5/29/2015 - Do you love wings and Summer Kickoff Parties?  On June 20, join us at Ba-Da Wings off of Avent Ferry Rd in Raleigh, for their annual Summer Kickoff Party!  On hand to deliver some of the funny will be Drew Robertson and Brent Blakeney!  Everything kicks off at 6, and it's free!

5/29/2015 - Just want to take a minute to express our gratitude with regard to our new relationship with Raleighwood Cinema Grill.  By this point, we've done a lot of promoting for our upcoming series there, but we wanted to take a minute to point out that they do a lot of great things there.  For example, check out this event below going on June 1st!:

Love It or List It
Hit TV show in   Raleigh!   
Monday 6/1   9pm

Doors will open 8:30. Admission is Free.
Regular menu will be available.

Watch with Raleigh's own Greg Sims and Rodolfo DeMartino who are featured on HGTV's "Love It Or List It" airing live Monday June 1st  9pm.

The show is based on the re-do of the basement of their downtown Raleigh (Mordecai) home. 
The couple has lived in Raleigh for most of their lives.  Greg is co-owner of IFTA (Interactive Fitness Trainers of America) Rodolfo is co owner of 2 family owned/operated restaurants Cafe Tiramisu  and The Northridge Pub.
Join in on the drama and fun, while watching with the home owners and cast of the show, and see if you can guess if they will LOVE it or LIST it!

5/5/2015 - Tickets are on sale right now for the June 18th show at Raleighwood!  Go to: to get yours today!

4/17/2015 - Due to events beyond their control, we have been notified by the Chatham Social Health Council that the Ra Ra event has been cancelled.

4/5/2015 - Excited to announce that the comedy series at Raleighwood has been booked and will be featuring the likes of James Hodge, Matt White, Andy Forrester, JM, and Brent Blakeney!  Stay tuned for details and an event page!

3/14/2015 - Check the Events section to find out about our benefit at Raleighwood on 4/23!

2/27/2015 - We're coming to Raleighwood!!!!  First date is June 18th!  Second date is July 16th!  Stay tuned for the new page and lineups!

2/2/2015 - April 23rd, we will be putting on a benefit show for our friends at the Chatham Social Health Council.  This will be a fantastic event to come to featuring Kevin Kinner and others!  Event page to come.

2/2/2015 - We are bringing a summer series to Raleighwood Cinema Grill starting in June!  This is very exciting!  Stay tuned for the event page and more details! 

On 1/16/15, our friends at the Chatham Social Health Council are having a drag bingo event, check out the picture below for more details!

Both open mics return this week!  Tir Na Nog on 1/12, and Neptunes on 1/15!  Come out and support live comedy!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS was a success!  Thank you to everyone who came out to support it! 

December 19, 2014 - Matt White kicks off his "Fool Moon" Comedy Series at the Moonlight Stage Company in Raleigh.  Tickets can be purchased at:

December 15, 2014 - We will be teaming up with Tir Na Nog in downtown Raleigh for "Operation Christmas" toydrive.  Come out and support the cause by donating a new, unwrapped toy, then stay and enjoy an awesome comedy showcase!

The holiday season is upon us!  Find out how to book your holiday party with CFTMC today!

The September mic at Neptunes has been cancelled but will return in October.  Please check back here or our Twitter or FB pages for updates on that.  

August 13th, Jim Darrien is hosting a benefit at Goodnight's Comedy Club in honor of the late Sean Webb.  For all details of the event, including how to purchase tickets, can be found at:
(Click the link)

We are SUPER PUMPED to be announcing the addition of another open mic to our series of events!!!  The Neptunes Comedy Open Mic, run by Drew Robertson, is joining the CFTMC family!  For all information about the mic, contact Drew.

Matt White will be teaching a standup comedy class in Raleigh, NC, starting Sept 8th at the Moonlight Stage Company.  Interested in signing up?  go to (or just click this link).

We will be adding another open mic to the CFTMC family along with new bios!  Stay tuned for more info!

Saturday, 7/19, we were recognized (along with other sponsors) at this event for the AASC!

*Big Thank You to all of the businesses that donated to the raffle for the Alliance of AIDS Services Benefit:
Tir Na Nog
Bada Wings
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
N Touch Wireless (Verizon)
And thank you to everyone that came out and supported a great cause!