Aurora Comedy Nights Welcomes

Brew Ha-Ha in the Biergarten: Big Kenney

Mar 23, 2021

Headliner: “Big Kenney” Johnson
Featuring Joel Byars and Damon Sumner with host Amy Duffy

Aurora Comedy Nights are back and safely out in the open air at Ironshield Brewing!

March 23, 2021 
Tuesday at 7:00pm/doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets: $20 (public)/Subscribers

Aurora Comedy Nights Under the Stars will be held at Ironshield Brewing,
457 N Chestnut, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 
General Admission.


  • Outdoor Event (Restrooms, food and beverage service will be available inside the facility).
  • Limited Attendance to reduce the number of people gathering.
  • Bring Your Own Camp Chair if you’d like to sit away from a table.
  • Touchless transaction – advanced ticket purchase only.
  • Staff will be masked.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • We are all in this together – masks must be worn when not eating or drinking. Strictly enforced

Kenneth “Big Kenney” Johnson has established himself as one of comedy’s brightest and most-versatile 

talents. His unique brand of reality-based humor and storytelling are universal in appeal and his quick wit and funny characters draw an audience in and holds their attention. In addition to standup comedy and acting Big Kenney is the co-host of a sports and entertainment radio show, a television writer and an expert level improv artist. Big Kenney was recognized in 2009 by Creative Loafing magazine for his award winning standup comedy classes. One of the accomplishments that he is most proud of is the development of his Improv based team building workshop called GIGGLE YOUR WAY TO GREATNESS. It has been proven effective for work environments of all kinds. It has been successfully conducted for the students and staff of Fulton County’s Communities in Schools Atlanta, The University of West Georgia, the Aurora Theatre, Fulton and Dekalb county school systems as well as the United States Army and The Association of Black Realtors and Bank of America. Big Kenney has always made it his mission to inform as well as entertain and GYWTG has proven to be the key to accomplishing those goals. 

Damon Sumner has been bringing laughter to people’s lives even before he held a mic on a stage. Since starting standup in Atlanta in 2010, Damon has shared the stage with numerous headliners, nationally and internationally, like Todd Glass, Iliza Shlesinger, Duncan Trussell, George Wallace and many more. Damon has performed overseas and even helped open the first mainland comedy club in China, Kungfu Comedy Club. Fresh off the recent birth of his third child, Damon is seeking to take his comedy career to the next level, one stage at a time.

For Joel, stand-up comedy is an outlet to examine the fine print of life and he will continue to provide authentic entertainment until deemed illegal.

Growing up in a house of educators, Joel has combined his passions of educating and entertaining by teaching comedy classes, hosting his award winning Hot Breath! Podcast, and co-authoring “The Comic’s Playbook” with MIT alum Dr. Robert Joseph. All of Joel’s professional endeavors are designed to help people discover their creative potential through educated entertainment. 

This success has only driven Joel to keep challenging the limits of himself and comedy to empower others.


Will there be food or drinks?
There will be drinks! Our partner for the evening, Ironshield Brewing, will have beer on tap available for purchase before and during the shows. 

What does General Admission mean?
Your ticket allows you entrance into the The Biergarten at Ironshield, which is a large outdoor space without designated seating.

A few picnic tables are available on a first-come first-served basis. If you would like to ensure you don’t have to stand the entire show, we encourage you to bring a camp chair. Appropriate social distance will be enforced by our staff.

How will you keep things safe and sanitized?
The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and artists are foremost in our planning of Aurora Comedy Under the Stars. In addition to fully-outside seating, all staff will be fully masked during the event. 

Additional safety precautions:

  • Touchless transaction – advanced ticket purchase only.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • We are all in this together – please wear a mask when not eating or drinking.




More Brew Ha-Ha in the Biergarten

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June 29

Brew Ha-Ha in the Beirgarten is an adults-only event.
Content warning: mature-content, adult language.