43 days left until Asheville’s annual comedy festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, August 13th to August 17th.
Today’s feature comedian that will be performing at Laugh Your Asheville Off is Rahn Hortman.
From Hortman’s Bio:
Rahn Hortman never thought that one day seasoned veterans of comedy would give him personal praise for his own stage show being “refreshing” and “a departure from the norm”. But fittingly, nothing about Rahn’s journey to the world of stand-up comedy has been normal. Born September 27th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rahn credits his 5th Grade Teacher as the first to nurture his natural urge to entertain. Impressed by Rahn’s good grades, but frustrated by his penchant to distract classmates with his jokes, the comedian-in-training was granted the last fifteen minutes of class to do “his show” as long as he composed himself during the first forty-five! “From there I was hooked”, he says wistfully.
Rahn credits the earliest influences to his humor to Bill Cosby and Martin Lawrence. Bill Cosby’s ability to tackle diverse subject matter without uttering a single curse word, and Martin Lawrence’s natural gift of representing the “ordinary guy” combined to form the foundation for Rahn’s vision. What resulted is a unique blend of profanity-free banter, with pointed observations about everyday people that leave no one safe.
Here is a clip of Hortman performing:
For tickets to Laugh Your Asheville Off held August 13th through 17th click here.
For more Asheville stand up comedy check out our Asheville Comedy Calendar!