At the end of June 2010, I took a business trip to explore comedy outside the comedy club scene. My research lead me to Pigeon Forge, TN, which doesn’t have a “traditional” stand-up comedy club, but incorporates comedy in a number of shows there. For those who don’t know, Pigeon Forge is the home of Dollywood — Dolly Parton’s theme park. But I didn’t go there for amusement rides. I went there specifically to explore shows known for or recognized by their inclusion of comedy in their shows.