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Shane Rhyne
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Attended University of Tennessee
Lives in New Tazewell, TN
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Molly Ringwald. That sounds you hear is 16-year-old me's heart exploding.
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I can be something of a smart aleck on the Twitters. Somehow I got a response this time. It was not the one I was expecting.
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lmao!  Nice!
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My set as the opening act for the Ben Kronberg comedy show in Knoxville. My next show is April 18 on board the Comedy Booze Cruise on the Star of Knoxville riverboat.

Shane Rhyne opening set at Ben Kroberg show: http://youtu.be/m9jyBuLRPNQ
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I'm performing in my first comedy show tonight. I'll have an opening set before Ben Kroberg's performance at The Well. I'm equally excited and terrified.
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Break a leg!
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Anyone interested in joining me and some of my friends in a NASCAR fantasy league this season? Here's the details.
 
Fantasy Racing League anyone? 

We're starting our third year with a Google+ NASCAR fantasy racing league and have room for more members. (It's free and fun!) 

It's a lot of fun with both some industry insiders, hard core racing fans and people who are simply new to the sport but like the spirit of fun competition. 

Please drop me a note here with questions or request to join.
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My online snarkiness was included in this article by Boston.com. I'm a proud smart ass today.
CNN’s obsessive coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has attracted some backlash.
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Hi Shane,

I saw from twitter you enjoyed the Daily show segment about Stan Brock.
Check out our feature documentary on Stan, our fundraising site went live yesterday and it would be great if you could support and spread the word.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/medicine-man-the-stan-brock-story
Many thanks

Ku Sharma
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My next comedy show in Knoxville is Friday, April 18, as part of the Knox Comedy Booze Cruise series. I'll be opening for Jarrod Harris along with some great friends in Knox Comedy.

Tickets for the 10 pm cruise are $15 at the dock, but you can purchase advance tickets directly from me for $10 each. Message me for details.
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Videos of the early days of my comedy routine. I'm still very new to this, but having a lot of fun.
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When I was working at The X there in town, J would dabble in stand-up. He'd say it would take him countless hours writing, re-writing, so on and so forth. Regardless, it takes testicular fortitude to sling jokes in front of strangers. My hat is off to you sir.
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Settling in to my new temporary retreat. My morning view...
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Nice! It looks very peaceful. ~KL
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6,767 people
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Occupation
Comedian & writer. Marketing, Public Relations and Digital Media consultant.
Skills
Writing, Digital Marketing, Public Speaking, Web/Social Analytics, Media Relations, Public Relations, Marketing
Employment
  • Shane Rhyne
    Comedian and Writer, present
    Freelance writer, aspiring comedian.
  • East Tennessee PBS
    Development Director, 2013 - 2014
    Planning, developing and executing strategies relating to the sustainable support of public television for a region of 1.1 million households.
  • Ackermann PR, Inc.
    Digital Strategies Manager, 2009 - 2013
    Develop strategic, business-oriented uses for digital and social media in the communications and business needs of the agency and its clients.
  • Holiday Inn-Downtown Knoxville
    Revenue Manager, 2004 - 2008
    Managed rates and revenue for a 290+ room convention center hotel, managed sales meetings with staff to coordinate sales strategies, handled in-house meeting sales and catering sales.
  • East Tennessee Historical Society
    Public Relations Director, 1996 - 2003
    Responsible for all aspects of community, media and public relations for the oldest cultural nonprofit institution in Tennessee, serving a 34-county region. Developed historic walking tours of downtown Knoxville, guest curated exhibits on East Tennessee culture, and created the organization's first website and digital media presence.
  • WNTT-AM
    Station Manager/DJ, 1994 - 1996
    Managed station's on-air personalities, hosted the morning programming and weekend specialty program.
  • WUTK-AM/FM
    Co-news director/anchor-announcer, 1992 - 1994
    Morning news co-anchor and co-news director for all news AM station, host of specialty programming on FM alternative rock station
  • Cumberland Gap Art Productions
    Public Relations/Marketing, 1990 - 1992
    Managed public relations for Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alex Haley's project to create limited edition collectibles depicting his childhood in Tennessee; also managed public relations for other limited edition collectibles produced by the company and managed fan clubs for the assorted lines.
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Currently
New Tazewell, TN
Previously
Knoxville, TN - Clinton, TN - Memphis, TN
Story
Tagline
Comedian. Writer. Data miner. Font of useless knowledge. Reinventing my life to pursue my dreams.
Introduction
Shane Rhyne was born with a natural gift for talking about himself in third person. He also has the ability to recite the alphabet backwards as fast (or faster) than you can forwards. To date, Shane Rhyne has not found an appropriate way to monetize these and many other obscure skills he has mastered.

Shane Rhyne is currently exploring an unorthodox career path, leaving behind a career in corporate marketing and non-profit management to listen to the voice inside him that seeks a life of creativity and the arts. So, Shane Rhyne has decided to become a writer and a comedian. In short, he has gone on a hunger strike.

With skills acquired in his previous careers, including marketing, public relations, digital strategies, community management, nonprofit management, hotel management, tourism management, on air radio hosting and news reporting, magazine editor, newspaper boy, McDonald's fry cook, bookstore clerk, and night watchman, he hopes to finally get started answering the question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?"

Let's see what happens.
Bragging rights
My first rock concert? Elvis Presley. I was 5 years old.
Education
  • University of Tennessee
    broadcasting, 1993 - 1994
  • University of Memphis
    journalism, political science, 1987 - 1990
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I love the menu choices here. The braised rib and grilled cheese sandwich is a favorite, as well as the shrimp and grits. Conveniently located on Market Square with patio dining.
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Out of business as of 2010.
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Great place to hang out with downtown regulars. Be warned, it can get quite crowded before a concert at the nearby Tennessee Theatre.
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