In 2009, rising comedians Andy Sandford, Dave Stone, TJ Young and Joe Zimmerman looked for a hook to promote their touring shows. The then-clean-shaven Zimmerman suggested he grow a beard so they could take the name the Beards of Comedy. The Beards provide a laid-back but hilarious lineup, with humor ranging from Stone and Young's self-deprecating quips about being big and sweaty to more conceptual shtick, like Sandford's imitation of Morgan Freeman reading lyrics of the Wu-Tang Clan. The hirsute foursome reliably represent Atlanta's scruffy alt-comedy scene — at least until they move to New York this fall. beardsofcomedy.com.
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